InteractOne has been working with Webscale for a little over a year now, and several of our mid-market clients have implemented this Cloud hosting solution with great success.
What They Do
Webscale was born in 2013 after the founder, Jay Smith, analyzed how the cloud could be leveraged by using predictive algorithms to scale out data plane assets, giving eCommerce businesses a right-sized infrastructure when a sudden traffic hit or a busy season was upon them. Webscale is a fully managed cloud hosting platform that presents a wide array of benefits for eCommerce businesses: lower costs, faster website performance, and quick cloud migrations. Beyond that, Webscale seeks to remedy some of the common issues that can come with other hosting options.
Firstly, a common hosting problem that eCommerce companies deal with is security. Security issues can wreak havoc in the eCommerce industry and unfortunately, attacks can be incredibly hard to recover from. Security varies from business to business, but web security for an eCommerce business requires a focus on user access management, certification and compliance, and, most importantly, application specific rulesets that can block known exploits through patching and other strategies. Webscale is one of the only multi-cloud SaaS solutions that can offer true 360-degree web application security through securing transactions from the browser, to the Webscale data plane, and deep into the application infrastructure. This includes monitoring and analysis through machine learning, detection, mitigation, and ongoing protection.
Additionally, speed is a major concern when eCommerce merchants are weighing hosting options. Slow storefronts can be detrimental – according to Google, 53% of mobile users abandon sites that take over 3 seconds to load. Webscale alleviates slow performance with true autoscaling technologies. Their algorithm is able to auto-detect spikes in traffic and add cloud resources on the fly, thus keeping the site from any noticeable slowing down. Also, Webscale is constantly monitoring and improving all facets of the web application, from better caching to CDNs to refactoring web pages, in order to accelerate load times.
Lastly, Cloud migration and hosting can seem daunting. According to Gartner, by 2019, more than 30% of new software investments will shift from cloud-first to cloud-only. Cloud hosting offers some serious advantages for eCommerce businesses, including its scalability, reliability, and option to right-size based on the business’ needs. But, with a lack of expertise about the cloud from your current provider, this migration can seem impossible. That’s where Webscale comes in. Webscale was born in the cloud and makes the migration of your storefront fast and simple. Their automated platform handles day-to-day tasks, but they also have a 24-hour support team that is available to assist if issues arise.
As Magento professional solution partners, InteractOne sees the benefits of Webscale’s smooth pairing with Magento Cloud Hosting. While Magento deployments have traditionally been in private data centers, Webscale enables eCommerce vendors to seamlessly migrate their Magento deployments to take advantage of the benefits of the public cloud. Webscale understands the requirements across minor and major Magento versions (1.x to 2.x), and also supports Magento Community and Magento Enterprise editions.