New York -- Application delivery and security solution-provider for virtual and cloud data centers, Radware, announced Blueport Commerce, a Software-as-a-Service omnichannel solution for the furniture industry, has selected the Alteon NG to help drive online sales and manage its ecommerce platform.
Managing the technology infrastructure of furniture retailers such as Value City Furniture and Canadian retailer Leon’s, Blueport Commerce helps clients increase sales by creating an engaging and modern omnichannel shopping experience. In addition to managing their clients’ technology infrastructure, Blueport Commerce also implemented Alteon NG to its own online home furnishings portal, Furniture.com.
Blueport Commerce sought a more robust solution that would allow them to ensure the SLA of applications/services running in multiple environments, and specifically create a virtualized environment.
“For us to maintain our agility while keeping our IT infrastructure costs and footprint to a minimum, virtualization was our key focus,” says Fotios Magoufis, Director of IT Operations at Blueport Commerce. “We had a strong desire to effectively separate traffic between all of our environments, implement software changes and test configuration settings without affecting the production environment.”
To maintain their agility and minimize infrastructure costs and complexity, Blueport Commerce created multiple vADC instances where each drives a different Web application environment. This allowed them to keep separate production, QA and beta environments all on the same physical device. This configuration also allowed them to effectively manage their load balancing, create a “failover” device as backup and allocate more resources on the production vADC.