Nexcess, a managed hosting company and provider of Magento eCommerce hosting, has significantly upgraded the hardware on its Magento MCE-SIP server cluster hosting plans. The new Dell Server hardware takes advantage of Intel’s newer Sandy Bridge processor architecture.
All Nexcess’ cluster hosting plans that were previously using Dell PowerEdge R410 servers with Westmere-based Intel Xeon processors on web application servers, database servers, and file servers have been upgraded to Dell PowerEdge R420 servers that take advantage of Intel’s newer Sandy Bridge processor architecture.
Sandy Bridge processors
In many cases, where Quad or Hex Core Westmere processors were used, they have been replaced by Sandy Bridge equivalents with a higher core count. For example, prior to the upgrade, the MCE-SIP–200 Web Application cluster included a file server with a pair of Quad Core Westmere E5620 processors, and a database server with two Hex Core Westmere X5650 processors.
MCE-SIP–200 clusters now contain dual Hex Core E5–2420 Sandy Bridge processors in the file server and dual Oct Core E5–2450 Sandy Bridge processors in the database server. Similar upgrades have been made across the Magento eCommerce server cluster range.
“As a company we’re dedicated to helping our eCommerce hosting clients maintain performance that’s well ahead of their competition,” commented Chris Wells, President and CEO of Nexcess. “In combination with our highly optimized software stack, these hardware upgrades ensure Nexcess’ Magento server clusters continue to be the best choice for high-traffic enterprise eCommerce stores.”
eCommerce hosting plans
Nexcess’ Magento eCommerce hosting clusters would be highly scalable and designed to allow for modular expansion. Clients are able to scale out clusters with additional web application servers, databases servers, file servers, payment bridge servers, load, and staging / development servers, among others. All clusters would also include generous data usage allocations and CDN data usage.
Nexcess is a Southfield, Michigan-based managed hosting company founded in 2000. The Magento Platinum Hosting Partner has wholly-owned data centers located in Dearborn, Michigan and Southfield, Michigan. Nexcess offers a variety of hosting services ranging from entry-level packages to custom clustered/complex hosting configurations for high-profile eCommerce web sites.