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.

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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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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