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Nexcess upgrades hardware on Magento server cluster plans

Tue, 28th January 2014, 20:39

Nexcess, a leading provider of Magento eCommerce hosting and Magento Platinum Hosting Partner, has announced that its powerful Magento server cluster plans will benefit from an substantial hardware upgrade. Responsiveness is of particular importance to eCommerce retailers, because faster sites have proven to provide increased sales.

Nexcess Magento server clusters are designed to provide the highly optimized and responsive hosting solution required by high-traffic eCommerce stores. As part of the company’s ongoing effort to ensure that eCommerce clients are able to leverage the performance and reliability of the most up-to-date server technology, the company has significantly upgraded the hardware on its Magento MCE-SIP clusters.

All cluster plans that were previously using Dell PowerEdge R410 servers with Westmere-based Intel Xeon processors on web application servers, database servers, and file servers have been upgraded to Dell PowerEdge R420 servers that take advantage of Intel’s newer Sandy Bridge processor architecture.

Chris Wells, President and CEO of Nexcess says:

As a company we’re dedicated to helping our eCommerce clients maintain performance that’s well ahead of their competition, In combination with our highly optimized software stack, these hardware upgrades ensure Nexcess’ Magento server clusters continue to be the best choice for high-traffic enterprise eCommerce stores.

Nexcess Magento eCommerce clusters are highly scalable and are designed to allow for modular expansion. Clients are able to scale out clusters with additional web application servers, databases servers, file servers, payment bridge servers, load, and staging / development servers, among others. All clusters also include generous data usage allocations and CDN data usage.

The new specs are presently available to all new clients but Nexcess says they will work with existing clients who are experiencing performance problems and could benefit from an upgrade to the latest hardware.

About Nexcess

Nexcess is a Southfield, Michigan-based managed hosting company founded in 2000, with wholly-owned data centers located in Dearborn, Michigan and Southfield, Michigan. Nexcess offers a variety of hosting services ranging from entry-level packages to custom clustered/complex hosting configurations, with an emphasis on mission-critical hosting for high-profile eCommerce web sites. 

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