First responders and military members sacrifice and sometimes pay with their lives so that others may live. Fallen firefighter, Stephen Siller, is among those who paid that ultimate cost. Siller’s heroic actions on September 11th, 2001 prompted the creation of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (founded in his name), located in Staten Island, NY. Tunnel to Towers (T2T) advocates for first responders as well as military members, with initiatives that include building custom-designed smart homes for wounded veterans, providing temporary residential refuges for bereaved and struggling teens, raising funds for orphanage relocation, and aiding families devastated by natural disasters.
In order for T2T to provide support to our country’s heroes, they depend on donations. As such, the benevolent organization is often featured on national television shows, such as CNN, Fox News and CBS. This national coverage produces surges in web traffic that, in the past, caused the T2T website to crash. While the site was down, hundreds of thousands of users were unable to access it. With the help of JTR Solutions, spikes in traffic no longer hinder the T2T site.
Using traffic management tactics, such as load balancing, auto-scaling, content delivery networks (CDNs) and webserver architecture, JTR Solutions ensures continuous operation of T2T’s webserver and site during national coverage, when traffic increases up to 125K hits per minute. JTR Solutions’ server remedies enabled an exponential increase in Tunnel to Towers user donations, enabling the foundation to continue their mission as well as Siller’s legacy.
To learn more about Tunnel to Towers and its initiatives, and to become a donor, please visit tunnel2towers.org.