E-commerce Solutions

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Open (flexible and scalable) for business.

For online stores, there’s no “after hours” for maintenance tasks, and shopping traffic can spike at any moment. When you build on SoftLayer, you’re always open for business.

Secure, scalable, global, and with customer support available by phone and chat 24x7, SoftLayer infrastructure lets you increase uptime, keep customer information secure, and scale when you need to.


Single Location
Single Location, Redundant
Global Redundant

Benefits

  • Cost Effective
  • Simple setup/management
  • High Performance
  • Web server redundancy

Cloud Architecture

  • Load balancer
  • Database server
  • Private network
  • Web servers
  • Public network

Configuration Details

  • Increased resiliency and ability to handle significant customer traffic
  • Easily maintained
  • Leverages SoftLayer virtual servers for scalability and bare metal servers for performance
  • Can be scaled out as growth increases or to handle seasonal traffic spikes

Benefits

  • Load balancer redundancy
  • Web server redundancy
  • Faster acceleration
  • DB server redundancy
  • Web servers auto scale

Cloud Architecture

  • Redundant load balancers
  • Redundant web servers
  • SoftLayer Object Storage
  • SoftLayer Auto Scale
  • Private network
  • Redundant firewalls
  • Redundant DB servers
  • SoftLayer CDN
  • Public network

Configuration Details

  • Highly resilient, no single point of failure
  • Able to handle traffic for a very large e-commerce site
  • Auto Scale handles unpredictable traffic spikes automatically
  • Increased security through the use of dedicated firewalls

Benefits

  • Geographic redundancy
  • Load balancer redundancy
  • Web server redundancy
  • Capable of Internet scale
  • DB server redundancy
  • Auto Scale for web servers

Cloud Architecture

  • Multiple data centers
  • Redundant load balancers
  • Redundant web servers
  • SoftLayer Object Storage
  • Public network
  • Global load balancers
  • Redundant firewalls
  • Redundant DB servers
  • SoftLayer CDN
  • Private network

Configuration Details

  • Globally redundant infrastructure
  • Best practice disaster recovery
  • Geo load balancers direct traffic between locations
  • Able to handle traffic for a very large, global E-commerce site
  • Auto Scale handles unpredictable traffic spikes automatically
  • Increased security through the use of dedicated firewalls
  • Highly resilient, no single point of failure


Higher Performance

Whether you’re launching a new online store or just adding more servers to increase performance for the holiday rush, we have servers that can meet the most rigorous demands of for any online business.

Accelerated Time to Market

Spend more time building your business and less time building your infrastructure by deploying SoftLayer infrastructure in real-time via our portal or API. That means you can get automated deployment of virtual servers, bare metal servers, firewalls, load balancers, and more, whenever you need them.

Improved Shopper Experience

End users want to shop without having to wait for products pages to load or for the checkout process to finish. The high-speed, globally unified SoftLayer network architecture and CDN provide fast and efficient page loads, meeting customer demands with ease.

Pay As You Go

Customers win when you can save. SoftLayer’s automated platform provides complete control of your infrastructure allowing you scale up and down on demand with no upfront costs or long-term contracts.


SoftLayer Cloud Solutions at Work

To see how e-commerce companies are using SoftLayer’s cloud platform to succeed, check out the following customers’ stories:

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Create Your Own E-commerce Solution

No two e-commerce solutions are the same. SoftLayer allows you to design (and only pay for) the infrastructure that your solution requires. Here are some of the typical components you’ll find in many e-commerce infrastructure solutions.

Load Balancing

Increase application or site availability and performance by distributing traffic across local or globally diverse resources.

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Database Servers

Customize bare metal servers’ RAM and CPU configurations for optimal I/O speeds for specific database applications.

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Application Servers

Power applications with robust physical bare metal servers for fast response times.

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Web Servers

Scale virtual cloud servers on-demand to meet site load requirements during traffic spikes.

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Object Storage

Tag, store, and find data in a robust, infinitely scalable object storage solution with built-in search and CDN integration.

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Content Delivery Network

Put content on 24 nodes throughout the cloud, keeping it closer to end users to minimize the distance the data has to travel.

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Hardware Firewall

Protect servers from malicious activity with enterprise-grade firewalls provisioned on demand.

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Backup

Leverage large, fast local storage and automated backup systems with encryption arrays.

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Maximize Your Bottom Line

Calculate the financial benefits of moving your store’s IT to SoftLayer.

Cloud resources deliver the performance and flexibility you need for your e-commerce environment, often at a lower cost than on-premises implementations. Use our Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator to determine the capex and opex savings you can expect by moving from in-house infrastructure to SoftLayer.

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