Belk extends deal with Hosted Solutions

Raleigh, N.C. Belk is expanding its information-technology contract with Hosted Solutions, a provider of managed and dedicated hosting and disaster recovery for retailers.

Belk became a client of Hosted Solutions in late 2008, signing a deal for hosting and managed services to support the department store chain’s e-commerce Web site,

The new agreement includes database administration and the co-location of Belk’s credit- and debit-card data.

“As a result of our relationship with Hosted Solutions, our systems are more secure and our e-commerce site is more robust than ever before,” said Roddy Kerr, CIO at Belk. “We’ve seen our online sales and traffic increase and anticipate that trend to continue. We want to ensure that our infrastructure can easily handle spikes in traffic and create a consistent user experience for our customers.”

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