EINDHOVEN – Jun. 16, 2017 – Integrace BV today announced plans to expand its use of Microsoft Azure to power the e-commerce platform Shoxl. Because of this, Shoxl customers can benefit from the global scale, high availability and cost effectiveness of the Azure cloud platform.
Integrace already uses Azure for other large projects, such as the Dutch regional news platform RegioGrid. The Shoxl e-commerce platform is especially fitted to customers with large product assortments and significant visitor rates. For most Shoxl customers, their e-commerce platform is the company’s main sales channel. Because of this, uptime and fast scalability are two vital features for the survival of these companies. The infrastructure redundancy of Azure, therefore, was one of the main reasons to extend Integrace’s Azure use to Shoxl.
As Integrace CEO Roland Vonk explains: “Our experiences with Microsoft Azure in our other projects have been very positive. To be able to bring the advantages of Azure to Shoxl, such as high availability, global scale, and cost effectivness, will be a great benefit to us and, most importantly, to our clients.”
Shoxl is a high-end e-commerce platform, especially suited for wholesalers, manufacturers and large retailers. The platform is built on the Microsoft .NET Framework and has a standard interface with Microsoft Dynamics 365. The advanced shopping facilities and powerful product information management system of Shoxl are an ideal addition to Dynamics’ enterprise resourcing planning (ERP) solutions.
“As the cloud continues to transform entire industries, companies can benefit from the global scale, growing portfolio of services, and high availability of Microsoft Azure,” said Sajan Parihar, Director of Product Marketing, Azure, Microsoft Corp. “We are pleased to see Integrace’s commitment to Azure as it evolves its business to the benefit of our mutual customers.”
No matter what is being sold, all online vendors need secure and scalable e-commerce solutions that meet the demands of both customers and business. Webshops do not always have an even load: Advertisements or holidays, for instance, can increase the load significantly. Azure enables Shoxl to offer customers flexible hosting capacity so they do not have to account for unused server capacity. The Azure services used in Shoxl include Azure App Service, Azure SQL Database, Azure Storage, Azure Service Bus, Azure Content Delivery Network, Azure Traffic Manager, Azure Search, Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Application Insights.
Shoxl webshops are a product of Integrace BV, e-commerce specialists since 2000. Integrace is based in Eindhoven, at the heart of the world’s smartest and most innovative region. Integrace develops advanced products for product data management and e-commerce, along with online marketing and sales solutions based on these products. Our mission: to make sure that our clients achieve and surpass their goals for the internet. Our approach: always going one step beyond what’s asked of us.