Is your 2017 cloud resolution to grow your online presence?

January 10, 2017 General, General

If your resolution for 2017 is to grow your online presence, provide a better customer experience or maximising your ecommerce revenue without increasing your workload, then switching your hosting to the cloud is exactly what you’re looking for!

Moving your website or web application into a cloud hosting environment means you can take advantage of the latest, high speed, highly available infrastructure to power your application. You can easily ‘scale up’ to meet your growing demands and only pay for what you use, making it more cost effective than the lofty fixed monthly costs of traditional dedicated or virtual servers.

One of the biggest mistakes however, is attempting to manage the cloud operations by yourself – highlighted in our Mistakes to Avoid in AWS  EBook. While some car drivers might be capable of carrying out a few basic car maintenance tasks, the majority wouldn’t attempt to reconfigure the clutch or modify the engine, no matter how many YouTube videos or handy guides there might be! Sending the car to a trusted mechanic not only saves a great deal of time and stress—often worth the fee alone— but also gives us the confidence that it is done RIGHT. Similarly, in the world of managing cloud hosting, we make an incredible powerful and complex set up, easy and stress-free for you.

If you’re an online retailer, then you should know about Fleet — Anchor’s Magento focussed Platform-as-a-Service, powered by Amazon Web Services. Fleet makes it simple to test and deploy new code by abstracting away all of the underlying server, networking and infrastructure complexity, and giving you confidence that your store will automatically scale up and down with customer traffic — saving you money and hassle. Furthermore, if you’re on an Agile/DevOps journey and working towards the holy grail of continuous delivery, it’s easy to bolt Fleet right into your existing workflow thanks to the API and deployment automation smarts.

If you’d like more information on how to streamline your hosting, and take advantage of all the benefits on offer, simply contact us.