everRun MX Express and 247host High Availability Hosting Add Up For Retail Insights Co
The company is a leading provider of retail performance insights, analysing customer counting and sales across the entire retail portfolio for organisations worldwide. They use technology as an objective and consistent measure to provide insights into the performance of specific initiatives and broader strategic changes.
The company provides sales and footfall reports to hundreds of retailers, shopping centres and high streets each week. Data is inputted overnight from all over the world forming the basis of these reports. As part of the company’s KPIs, there are contractual cut off times for the data to be processed, checked and the subsequent reports produced. The company cannot afford system downtime, particularly during these peak processing periods.
24/7 Uptime was approached in September 2011. At that time, the company had their systems hosted on three different environments and were concerned about system availability. 247host high availability hosting had been recommended to them so they transferred one environment across to a high availability dedicated virtual machine environment.
As a result of proving their system availability over a 12 month period, the decision was then reached to switch the dedicated virtual machine to full server hosting protected by Stratus everRun. This has allowed them to consolidate their previous three environments into one highly resilient, fault tolerant environment for always on availability.
Our confidence in the availability of the hosting has enabled us to develop plans for further systems and to broaden the use of our software. We are looking to expand even further afield next year and the combined system availability benefits of 247host and Stratus everRun will be an essential part of that process.