Anchor Launches Fleet: Magento as a Service
New automated hosting platform takes the challenge out of continuous delivery for e-commerce
Built on AWS as part of a new agreement between Anchor and Amazon Web Services, Fleet uses an immutable infrastructure model to easily clone, manage and auto-scale hosting environments. In minutes, it is possible to deploy a fully automated hosting environment — including the optimum server configuration, load balancers and caching layers — all architected specifically to extract the best possible performance and reliability from Magento.
Staging and testing environments are always a perfect mirror of the production environment. Code is pushed live by switching between environments without any need to sync data—a methodology called ‘Blue-Green Deployment’. This makes it easy to test and deploy code with zero downtime and with virtually no risk of a mistake making it into Production. And as it’s so quick and easy to deploy and destroy environments, your hosting bills are no longer inflated by the need to maintain inactive duplicate environments between projects.
“Hosting and performance issues can happen for a number of reasons, including as a result of the routine tasks involved in running a website,” says Thomas. “Fleet doesn’t attempt to perform server repairs or synchronisation tasks better, or even correct the issues that arise more efficiently. Instead, Fleet eliminates the need to perform these steps entirely.”
“Fleet entirely redefines Anchor, transforming us from a company that solves problems to a company that prevents them. Some of the web development companies already working with Anchor have seen major efficiency improvements by switching to Fleet—including lower costs, faster release of new features and vastly improved uptime for online retailers using Magento.”
To find out more or to sign up for a free trial, visit www.anchorfleet.com/trial or call 1300 883 979.
Anchor is one of Australia’s leading, independent web hosting providers. Founded in 2000, Anchor provides DevOps automation, fully managed web and application hosting services and specialises in creating innovative, open source and scalable cloud hosting solutions. Anchor works with some of Australia’s biggest brands, including Booktopia, Mambo, Michelle Bridges 12wbt.com, Kimberly Clark, Birdsnest and Airtasker. It has also supported the strong growth of heavyweight Silicon Valley-based technology companies TestFlight and Github.