Online Retailers

As an online retailer, the last thing you need to worry about is whether your site will be able to handle all the traffic it attracts.

Committing to lots of server resource that will only be utilised during peak times is not a cost effective solution.

The power of public cloud means that your online store can be instantly scalablefault tolerant and geographically distributed so that visitors from around the world get fast and reliable access to your online store.

Whether you’re cloud-curious, or a full-on cloud fanatic, we’ll help you embrace the power of the cloud.

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We understand that e-commerce environments can be complex and subject to peaks and troughs in visitors. We also know that downtime has a very real effect in terms of lost revenue.

When your online store is critical to your business, off-the-shelf isn’t good enough. As a consultancy, we have the expertise to build infrastructure that’s right for the business and technical needs of your online store.

It’ll (within seconds) automatically expand when you have an increase in visitors, and then decreases in size during quieter times. It’ll be fault tolerant so a datacentre outage won’t cause your site to go down.

Our aim is to understand you and your aspirations, enabling us to act as an extension of your team. This continual partnership results in an environment that will be consistently:

  • Faster
  • Secure
  • Fault-tolerant
  • Cost-effective
  • Geographically distributed if necessary
  • Hosted in the most appropriate way for your websites or application

The end result being you get to concentrate on what you do best, rather than worrying about keeping your site online and responsive.

Our parternship with AWS

We’re an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, which demonstrates not only our technical prowess, but also the intimacy of our relationship with AWS.

We’re accredited on AWS’ Well Architected program so we can deliver Well Architected Reviews to AWS customers wanting to find out improvements to be made in their current infrastructure according to AWS five pillars.

Last but by no means least, we have access to internal AWS funding programs that can help or cover the cost of a rebuild or migration of a platform.

Our consulting process

Making sure you receive the right solution is part of our raison d’etre; we follow a process to ensure nothing is missed.

consultancy process

Our architects are experts in all things cloud and have extensive knowledge in the common platforms and applications that typical app developers use.

How we’ve helped our customers: Regatta Case Study

“LAST BLACK FRIDAY, THE SITE WAS DOWN FOR 4 HOURS… THIS BLACK FRIDAY I WAS IN THE PUB AT 3PM BECAUSE THINGS WERE GOING SO WELL”
– JEFF FOX, REGATTA

Regatta is a family-owned company that prides itself on providing value for money clothing for any outdoor environment. With an unparalleled reputation in the outdoor clothing market and knowledge and skills learned from decades of steady growth, Regatta is uniquely positioned to supply the promotional and corporate wear industry with outdoor uniforms and apparel.

Regatta’s ecommerce workload was hosted on AWS prior to Steamhaus’ input—a development agency created a green field Magento 2 build out. However, they were experiencing performance and reliability problems, particularly in high-traffic situations.

Steamhaus is hugely experienced with designing and building very high traffic architectures, so we used a combination of that experience, performance testing, and the latest developments in the AWS platform and Magento to settle on a design that not only scaled, but offered business agility.

Following the launch of the new infrastructure, the considerably improved response time—in conjunction with the benefits of an effective CI/CD process—resulted in higher sales.

OUR CI/CD PROCESS HAS ALLOWED REGATTA TO HAVE NUMEROUS RELEASES TO PRODUCTION PER DAY

The automated nature of the architecture has allowed Regatta to continually improve the existing stores and launch three new stores on the platform in very little time.

FOLLOWING THE MIGRATION

We continue to support the Magento infrastructure 24/7, as well as working on improvements and new requirements from Regatta. As a result of the success of this project, Regatta have opted to move their internal systems to our management.

Our migration and re-architecture process

Being hosting-agnostic allows us to create a service that isn’t restricted by a particular environment. It frees us from following the standard process of having a hosting platform first and offering management as an afterthought.

We’ll take care of everything for you using the following process:

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