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E-commerce in the cloud: a high level of scalability and cost control

Five Steps to the Public Cloud

Five Steps to the Public Cloud

Best practices for online shops to achieve optimal performance with the Managed Public Cloud.

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Efficient retail processes – both online and offline

E-commerce businesses benefit in a variety of ways from the advantages the cloud has to offer: it provides the necessary scalability to react flexibly to current demand and, thanks to a pay-as-you-go pricing model, helps to keep costs manageable. Modern, cloud-based applications and development – based on Managed Kubernetes and DevOps methods – allow the company’s own offer to be continuously adapted to the needs of their customers. Big data and AI also address customers in a more personalised way and provide the optimal customer experience.

Big data and analytics also give stationary retailers new opportunities to get to know each individual customer better and to respond to their specific needs. In addition, the offline offers of most retailers are gradually being supplemented with multi-channel concepts. We support you with proven and flexible solutions to make your retail processes even more efficient. You also benefit from maximum security for your business and customer data thanks to our German cloud locations and corresponding certifications.

The advantages we offer for trade and e-commerce

  • Flexible scalability, e.g. for managing peak loads
  • EU protection standards and secure credit card payment
  • Proactive monitoring and 24/7 support
  • Best performance via optimised solutions

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Online retail success story

One-third of the top 100 German online shops rely on plusserver.
Such as douglas.de in an OpenStack cloud.

20,000 emotions in the pluscloud

Douglas is the trendsetter in the selective beauty market and is synonymous with innovative buying and customer service experiences with a “touch of luxury” - emotional and approachable.

With a brilliant product range, numerous brands that are available exclusively from Douglas and a perfectly integrated cross-channel offering through perfumeries, the online shop and the mobile application.


  • Hybrid solution with housing products and managed components
  • Hybris shop based on OpenStack virtualisation layer
  • OpenStack farm with approx. 400 instances and 60 hosts
  • OpenStack, storage and shared switching are managed by plusserver

Together with our partner, OpenStack experts Mirantis, we developed a flexible infrastructure for Douglas, on which the company now operates its existing shop solution. This provides high scalability for further growth of the company’s online activities. Use of the open-source product OpenStack also means there are no licencing costs, which makes the solution particularly cost-effective.

Case Study Douglas

Case Study Douglas

Find out more about the OpenStack solution for Douglas: Download the case study now!


Cloud solutions for your shop system

We have already helped numerous e-commerce companies join the cloud and have in-depth best practices on how cloud solutions should be optimised for the Spryker, Intershop, Magento, OXID, Shopware and Hybris shop systems. We are familiar with and take into account the special features of these applications. This is how we can achieve the best performance for your e-commerce. We would be pleased to find an appropriate cloud solution for your individual shop system as well, based on your specific requirements.

  • plusserver provided us with a hosting solution that was optimised specifically for our shop system and flexibly handles all load peaks. Dr. Robert Zores, CTO, REWE Digital
  • Tyre trade in the fast lane

    Performance and reliability are essential for our web solutions. Because quick access to prices and availability are key to success in the tyre trade. With plusserver, we have a partner who understands this. Michael Saitow, Managing Director, SAITOW AG (Tyre 24)

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