January 12, 2015
eBay Enterprise, an eBay Inc., company, announced today that Microsoft Azure and Joyent are joining its Magento Hosting Partner ecosystem—further expanding the company’s global cloud-hosting solution options for retailers and brands. This expands the global footprint of Magento’s existing roster of partners who are delivering cloud-hosting solutions, including Rackspace and Peer1, to offer a greater choice among leading enterprise-class cloud infrastructure providers. As merchants look to create innovative, scalable customer experiences as part of their commerce strategies in 2015, cloud solutions are a natural choice because they offer faster time to market for new deployments, greater flexibility to scale capacity during peak periods, a global footprint to facilitate international expansion, and lower capital expenses.
“Our cloud partners provide access to cost-effective, scalable, and more secure infrastructure to retailers on a global scale,” noted Craig Hayman, President of eBay Enterprise, “which complements Magento’s unique worldwide developer network and their ability to deliver customized, innovative commerce experiences. Together, this powerful ecosystem allows merchants to have total creative control while also delivering solutions to fuel their growth.”
Today, thousands of Magento sites utilize cloud hosting to optimize their commerce operations. High growth retailers, such as fashion accessory brand Kendra Scott, rely on Magento platforms in the cloud to keep pace with brisk holiday sales. “I love the ability to easily expand during critical peak periods when we need the extra bandwidth and then just as easily turn that capacity off with our managed cloud solution from Rackspace,” said Tria Foster, Vice President of eCommerce and Loyalty for Kendra Scott Design.
Rackspace, a long-standing Magento Platinum Hosting Partner, delivers reliable, high performance managed services for the full Magento stack. This includes architecture guidance that increasingly takes advantage of the cloud’s ability to quickly respond to changes in customer traffic—a key benefit of deploying Magento platforms in the cloud for customers like Kendra Scott.
Delivering Premier Cloud-Hosting Solutions for Merchants
Magento Hosting Partners offer customers a choice of powerful, flexible, and reliable cloud-hosting solutions which can be tailored to support their needs in ways cookie-cutter platforms cannot. The addition of Azure and Joyent to the Magento Hosting Partner program signifies Magento’s leadership and continued focus on enabling virtually unlimited flexibility in both software and infrastructure options.
Microsoft Azure, a new Magento Platinum Hosting Partner, offers a complete platform so merchants can get everything they need from a single cloud solution. An open and flexible platform supporting any operating system, language, tool, and framework, Azure provides merchants more choice and control to help them move faster, do more, and save money.
“We’re excited to collaborate with Magento to deliver eCommerce solutions that meet the needs of the most demanding merchants,” said Vibhor Kapoor, Director of Product Marketing at Microsoft Azure. “Backed by the world-class experience of Microsoft, Azure blends an enterprise-proven, hybrid cloud with one-click setup and easy-to-use monitoring technology to provide Magento merchants a platform with the scalability, flexibility, and reliability to achieve global success.”
Joyent, a new Magento Silver Hosting Partner, offers a high-performance public cloud infrastructure purpose-built for fast-growing and innovative eCommerce companies who want to build reliable, resilient, and seamlessly scalable applications. Joyent has developed reference architectures that are pre-configured and optimized to specifically fit the needs of Magento merchants, and offer unprecedented ease-of-use, including pre-configured, push-button deployment. Also, Magento merchants benefit from Joyent’s container-based cloud, which offers exceptional performance and security for eCommerce applications.
“Partnering with Magento is a natural fit for Joyent. We share a common focus of delivering secure, scalable, and best-in-class solutions to merchants, for whom performance is paramount,” said Joyent CEO, Scott Hammond. “When you combine Joyent’s high-performance infrastructure capabilities with Magento’s industry-leading commerce software, companies get the flexible, cost-effective experience they need to be successful.”
More About Magento in the Cloud
Magento is also facilitating cloud deployments by supporting flexible, custom cloud pricing and by developing cloud-hosting educational resources for merchants. Pricing information can be obtained directly from the Magento sales team.
Details on the pros and cons of cloud hosting, as well as recommendations for using Magento platforms in the cloud, are available in a new whitepaper, “Understanding Magento Cloud Hosting,” posted at our Magento Cloud Information Site.
Magento merchants also benefit from a broad set of Technology Partners offering commerce tools and features optimized for use with Magento platforms, as well as an experienced network of Solution Partners who are well-versed in quickly deploying and scaling Magento platforms in the cloud to support rapid growth.
Magento at NRF
eBay Enterprise and Magento will be showcasing their technology solutions, including their cloud-hosted offerings, at the National Retail Federation Big Show January 11-13, 2015, in New York City at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center. eBay Enterprise and Magento will be located at booth #3163.