Our advantages for E-commerce
- 99.998% average availability in 2016
- German data protection standards and secure credit card payment
- Proactive monitoring and 24/7 support
- Flexible scalability, e.g. for managing peak loads
- Experts certified by shop software manufacturers
- Best performance via optimised solutions
Online retail success story:
30% of the top 100 e-commerce companies host with PlusServer
Such as douglas.de in an OpenStack cloud.
20,000 emotions in the PlusServer cloud
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 that no licencing costs arise, which makes the solution particularly cost-effective.
Find out more about the OpenStack solution for Douglas:
Online shops: strong growth requires innovative operating models
From the “E-commerce hosting in the cloud age” study on the topic of online shop hosting by Crisp Research: The e-commerce market in Germany has grown and has hit the limit of 50 billion Euro market volume in 2014. Nevertheless, the entire industry is facing a test, as the pressure on cost and innovation is forcing companies to act.
The demands placed by customers on online shops are constantly increasing, while new technology and market trends (e.g. omni-channel) mean the industry is constantly shifting, forcing companies to maintain high levels of innovation.
Leading e-commerce companies are increasingly switching to managed cloud solutions. The underlying hosting infrastructure is an important foundation for a successful and growing business. Only powerful backends can support a dynamic and attractive online shop. Companies will therefore increasingly rely on cloud computing and managed services to stay competitive with regard to infrastructure, security and applications. There will also be a change in the IT operating models.
PlusServer provided us with a hosting solution that was optimised specifically for our shop system and flexibly handles all load peaks. Dr Robert Zores, REWE Digital
Short loading times on fast servers
Short loading times significantly impact the conversion rate and turnover of your online shop - the average customer tolerates at most two seconds delay. If you want to optimise your online shop with regard to loading times or need a faster connection to the database server on your web server, we will find the optimal system setup for you.
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, Tyre 24 GmbH