Every Monday, the HostingJournalist.com editorial staff is publishing a special selection of editorial pieces on a certain topic or trend. The HostingJournalist.com editor’s picks are being marked as #HJPICKS on our social media channels. This week we’re providing you with a Top-10 list of the most interesting news items, videos, and information on e-commerce hosting.
Alibaba Opens Cloud Data Center in Malaysia
June 2018 – Alibaba Cloud has opened a local Internet data center in Malaysia to provide Malaysian enterprises a local choice to build their businesses and run their applications on Alibaba’s global cloud platform. The opening of its cloud data center in Malaysia is part of Alibaba’s bigger expansion plans in this country, which also includes the opening of a local office in Malaysia and the company’s first eWTP hub outside of China. Read further.
“Alibaba’s focus is on three areas when we partner with Malaysia as well as other countries – to digitize our local partners and empower small businesses and young people to go global. Over the past 30 years, only large corporations have benefited from globalization. Imagine if we can support 60 million small business around the world; this is Alibaba’s vision of an inclusive and sustainable economy,” said Alibaba Group co-founder and executive chairman Jack Ma at the Alibaba office opening ceremony in Kuala Lumpur.
Liquid Web Partners With Ecommerce Analytics and BI Company Glew
May 2018 – VIDEO – Global managed hosting and managed application services provider, Liquid Web, has announced its partnership with Glew – a provider of e-commerce analytics and business intelligence (BI) solutions – to bring advanced analytics to their Managed WooCommerce hosting customers. Read further.
Also watch this VIDEO from Liquid Web on HostingJounalist.com about Managed WooCommerce Hosting.
“Our partnership with Glew means we can help eCommerce stores turn tons of data into actionable information. We know it will change how they do business. The best part of all of this, from our customer’s perspective, is that we’re keeping all the data mining off of their WooCommerce store, which dramatically improves performance compared to people running normal WooCommerce reports,” said Chris Lema, VP of Products and Innovation for Liquid Web.
Adobe Buys Magento Commerce for $1.68 Billion
May 2018 – Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Magento Commerce – the well-known commerce platform – for $1.68 billion. The addition of the Magento Commerce Cloud would enable commerce to be seamlessly integrated into the ‘Adobe Experience Cloud’, delivering a single platform that serves both B2B and B2C customers globally. Read further.
“Adobe is the only company with leadership in content creation, marketing, advertising, analytics and now commerce – enabling real-time experiences across the entire customer journey. Embedding commerce into the Adobe Experience Cloud with Magento enables Adobe to make every moment personal and every experience shoppable,” said Brad Rencher, executive vice president and general manager, Digital Experience, Adobe.
Blockchain-based B2B Ecommerce Company Crowdz Gets Seed Funding From China Venture Capital HRVC
April 2018 – Crowdz, one of the first companies in the world to build a B2B e-commerce transaction network based on blockchain and artificial intelligence, and – through that network – providing ‘supply chain as a service,’ has signed a contract with China Venture Capital HRVC agreeing to invest in Crowdz China – a joint venture between Crowdz and a domestic Chinese technology company. Crowdz works with Barclays Bank, headquartered in London, UK, to develop a blockchain-based supply-chain financing Fintech product. Read further.
Crowdz’s executive team has many years of combined experience in B2B procurement strategy planning, global supply-chain management, blockchain technology, e-tailing, and ecommerce. In 2018, Crowdz first brought its supply chain management experience and blockchain application to China, and has planned to work with numerous companies in this “fast-growing” country.
Nexcess Unveils New Cloud Platform for Delivering Its Performance-Optimized Ecommerce Solutions
April 2018 – Southfield, Michigan-based managed cloud hosting company, Nexcess, has announced the immediate availability of Nexcess Cloud Hosting Solutions – a brand new cloud hosting platform that would bring the scalability and flexibility of the cloud to Nexcess‘ performance-optimized hosting platform with solutions including WordPress, WooCommerce, Magento, ExpressionEngine, Craft CMS, and OroCRM. Read further.
“Nexcess has been a byword for performance, reliability, and support for many years. With the Nexcess Cloud, we’re taking it to the next level. A unique combination of cutting-edge cloud technology and managed application hosting, the Nexcess Cloud is the ultimate easy-to-use scalable hosting solution for eCommerce platforms and content management systems,” said Chris Wells, President, and CEO of Nexcess.
Leaseweb Expands Worldwide CDN Services with Launch of Multi-CDN
February 2018 – Leaseweb, a large Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider delivering public, private and hybrid cloud, colocation, dedicated servers, CDN services and more on a truly global scale, has announced the launch of its new content delivery network (CDN) innovations – a multi-CDN and private CDN. The new Leaseweb CDN services would include multiple innovative features for users within the ecommerce and entertainment industries. Read further.
“For many of our customers in the field of entertainment and e-commerce the user experience is key and CDNs are crucial in achieving this. As the use of multiple CDNs gains broader adoption by the market, we decided to make a strategic move from offering our CDN platform to giving direct access to our CDN expertise. This way we can act as a trusted partner and propose the best multi or hybrid CDN solution to our customers in a transparent manner,” said Julien Lehmann, Managing Director at Leaseweb CDN.
Alaska Airlines makes shopping easier with faster flow of new e-commerce features
March 2018 – VIDEO – A great online shopping experience begins with great software, and Alaska Airlines is using microservices, Microsoft Azure, and Windows Server Containers with Docker to launch new e-commerce features faster – in minutes versus days. Travelers get new offers sooner, which in turn translates to happier customers and higher revenues. By running its e-commerce engine in Azure in a hybrid fashion, Alaska can also scale more easily and cost-effectively, ensuring its sites run at the optimum point of performance and cost. Watch this VIDEO on HostingJournalist.com.
Magento Commerce Brings One-Click Checkout to Global Market
December 2017 – Cloud commerce innovation company, Magento, has announced the availability of ‘Instant Purchase’ in its newest release of its commerce platform. Magento would be one of the first commerce platforms to deliver the functionality since the Amazon 1-Click patent expired in September 2017. The new capability would enable merchants to drive higher conversion rates and repeat purchases for returning customers with a streamlined checkout process. Read further.
“Magento is widely recognized as the No. 1 platform for equipping businesses with the innovative solutions they need to prosper in today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape. This milestone is yet another proof point of the combined power of our platform and global ecosystem in providing cutting-edge technologies customers need to react to changing market dynamics,” said Jason Woosley, senior vice president, product, and technology at Magento Commerce.
EE-commerceHosting Security Best Practice – SSL Certificates and Patching
November 2017 – VIDEOS – For ecommerce hosting it’s important to have a secure connection in place between website visitors and the web servers. Also, patching and patch maintenance would be extremely important in ensuring an online retail site stays secure.
In these two VIDEOS from Hostway on HostingJournalist.com you can learn more about how an SSL certificate as well as patching and patch maintenance may benefit an ecommerce store.
Watch the video on SSL Certificates for an ecommerce store here.
Watch the video on patching and patch maintenance here.
Grocery Delivery Ecommerce Store Instacart Explains the Role of Routing
July 2017 – VIDEO – As a production data set grows, organizing and controlling the way documents are stored becomes an integral part of performance tuning. In this presentation, Jonathan Phillips from grocery delivery store Instacart discusses the role of routing at Instacart, and common pitfalls to avoid during implementation.
Mr. Phillips is a software engineer who spends his time in all depths of the stack. His passion for all things food related led him to his current role at Instacart where he manages infrastructure on the Search & Discovery team. Instacart is using Elasticsearch for their routing capabilities. In this VIDEO it’s also shown how Elasticsearch can be used for more than search and analytics. Watch this VIDEO on HostingJournalist.com.