Virtualization Technology News and Information
Online Tech's Managed Cloud Offers High Availability to E-Commerce Retailer

Uniform Country, an e-commerce retailer of medical scrubs, has joined the growing trend of online merchants hosting their storefronts on a managed cloud by selecting Michigan-based managed data center operator Online Tech to host their online retail website and database.

Online Tech’s Managed Cloud Platform is designed to assure 100% uptime with enterprise level VMware and high availability hosts, network and managed SAN storage, as opposed to most public clouds which are designed to minimize hardware, storage and virtualization costs. This high availability was exactly what Dale Morrison, owner of Uniform Country, needed for his popular retail website.

During the past year, Morrison’s search for a new website host provider put him in the direction of cloud computing. He found that hosting his e-commerce website on a managed cloud would offer the high availability and high redundancy his online storefront demanded.

“A retail website is always open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” says Morrison. “If our website was down, it would be very hard to put a price tag on how much sales and customers we would lose.”

Online Tech’s managed cloud platform offers Uniform Country high availability designed around industry best practices. Uniform Country’s website is hosted on Online Tech’s managed cloud servers which run VMware Enterprise edition on a fully redundant, high availability Dell server infrastructure with EqualLogic SANs in a RAID10 configuration and redundant Fortinet firewalls.

Based in Roanoke, Virgina, Uniform Country also looked to a managed cloud host provider to lower their risks caused by natural disasters like hurricanes. Online Tech’s Michigan data centers are situated in the ideal location for year-round safe and secure hosting. Michigan has an extremely low risk of all types of natural disasters and from 1998 to 2009, has experience the lowest number of major natural disasters, second only to Alaska.

Published Tuesday, November 08, 2011 6:18 PM by David Marshall
Filed under:
Online Tech's Managed Cloud Offers High Availability to E … « ImpartMe - (Author's Link) - November 9, 2011 2:22 AM
To post a comment, you must be a registered user. Registration is free and easy! Sign up now!
<November 2011>