The world of eCommerce is saturated with competition and the bar for user experience has been set very high. If you want to sell online, you need to first make sure that you have an eCommerce website and an Infrastructure that will deliver the proper shopping experience to your visitors.

0-Downtime has designed, deployed, and supported some of the world’s largest store-fronts on the AWS cloud. CloudCommerce by 0-Downtime is a solution designed to take your eCommerce store to the next level by architecting an eCommerce infrastructure which addresses:

  1. Speed and Performance:
    1. Distributed architecture decouples the critical components of the application and isolates each component’s computing to perform better
    2. Elastic computing enables vertical scaling for speed and performance by resizing of the processor or memory, at the click of a button, or using scripts
    3. Content Delivery Network is configured to deliver rich media assets from the nearest edge location to improve performance
    4. Cloud Search allows for efficient integration of fully automated search across the entire application
  2. Scalability:
    1. Auto scaling of infrastructure enables horizontal scaling by adding servers on increased loads or traffic, and scaling down to a leaner infrastructure during off-peak loads, dynamically
    2. Elastic Compute allows for vertical scaling by dynamically increasing processor power and memory
    3. Elastic Block Storage allows for scaling the storage dynamically
  3. Security:
    1. Virtual Private Cloud isolates the entire infrastructure from unauthorized access
    2. Ability to configure Subnets and Security Groups helps isolate individual components of the application and secures them from other parts of the application and unauthorized external access. This makes it very easy to prevent DDOS attacks, Script and SQL injections, and other potential security risks
    3. AWS cloud is regularly audited and certified on the following security standards:
      1. SAS 70 Type II Audit
      2. ISO 270001 – Information Security
      3. Sarbanes-Oxley – SOX
      4. HIPAA – Healthcare
      5. FISMA – US Federal Govt.
      6. DIACAP MAC III Sensitive IATO
      7. PCI DSS Level 1 Compliant
  4. Redundancy:
    1. Distribution of infrastructure across multiple availability zones (Multi-AZ) allows for complete redundancy and easy failover
    2. Amazon’s Relational Database Service (RDS) provides redundancy and failover for Databases
    3. Amazon’s Storage services, such as S3, provide redundant storage options.
  5. Availability:
    1. Multiple Availability Zone Configuration – Multi-AZ for high availability across different zones
    2. Autoscaling with Multiple Servers to increase availability within each zone for both web and application servers
    3. Multi-AZ RDS configuration for high availability of DB Services
  6. Optimal Usage and Cost:
    1. Autoscaling helps optimize cost by horizontal scaling up/down depending on the demand
    2. Pay as you go model also helps optimize cost on storage services, such as S3
    3. Pay as you go pricing for Scaling, Search, DNS and other Amazon services helps decrease total outgoing expenses
  7. Management and Maintenance:
    1. Proactive monitoring and 24×7 support for AWS infrastructure by 0-Downtime keeps costs under control and optimizes performance and speed