Unilog leverages enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure, content delivery networks, virtualization, and container orchestration to ensure customers can benefit from the most reliable, fast, and secure eCommerce websites for their business.
Benefits of the Unilog application deployment and hosting environment include:
- Elasticity – if your website ever sees a surge in traffic, it will instantly scale the required compute and storage resources to handle the increased load. Your customers will benefit from an optimized experience, no matter how hard your site is getting hit.
- Redundancy – if the cloud infrastructure that hosts your eCommerce site ever suffers a catastrophic disaster, you can be confident that the site and all its data will automatically fail over to another zone with no interruption in service or loss of data.
- Speed – by leveraging a content delivery network that caches web content close to the edge, visitors of your site will benefit from a fast-performing website, which lowers your risk of abandoned online sessions.
- Security – Unilog hosts all customer eCommerce sites in a top-tier cloud environment that adheres to the strictest security policies and certifications. Rest assured knowing that Unilog takes every precaution to ensure your customer data and other sensitive information is protected.
Below is a list of the technologies that Unilog uses to deploy and host eCommerce websites in both production and stage environments.
Google Cloud Platform
The Google Cloud Platform is a suite of cloud computing services that runs on the same infrastructure that Google uses internally for products such as Google Search and YouTube. Unilog hosts all customer eCommerce websites in the Google Cloud to take advantage of Google’s state of the art security measures and data redundancy.
Unlike websites hosted on-premises or in lower-tier cloud environments, Google’s platform is designed for 99.999999999% durability. Google leverages multi-regional, geo-redundant storage, which means your data is stored redundantly in at least two regions within the multi-regional location. For Unilog customers, this means that the hosting environment will never be at fault for lost data, even in the case of a disaster. And if one hosting zone happens to go down, your website will automatically fail over to another zone with no interruption in service for your customers.
Google Cloud CDN
The Google Cloud CDN (Content Delivery Network) uses Google’s globally distributed edge points of presence to cache HTTP(S) load balanced content close to your users. This is important because visitors of your website judge the eCommerce experience based on how fast your pages load. If product content – such as images, PDFs, or other documents – take even a couple seconds to display on your site, you risk losing your buyer. By caching content at the edges of Google’s network, Unilog provides low latency, fast delivery of website content to your visitors and customers.
Docker is a computer program that performs operating-system-level virtualization, also known as “containerization.” A container is a lightweight, standalone piece of software that packages up code and all its dependencies (system tools, system libraries, settings, etc.) so the application runs quickly and reliably from one computing environment to another. One of the primary benefits of containerization is that it allows applications to scale instantly, without the need to reboot a server for any changes to take effect.
Kubernetes Container Orchestration
Kubernetes is an open-source container-orchestration system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications. It groups containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery. While there are many technical benefits to working with Kubernetes, the greatest benefit to Unilog customers is the velocity at which updates can be made to the application without customer-facing downtime.
Bringing it All Together
The infrastructure that supports your eCommerce site and its administration is just as important as the features and design of the site itself. If your site isn’t available, it’s useless. If your site lacks speed and optimized performance, you lose your chance to capture additional customers. If your site can’t dynamically scale with heavy traffic, it will crumble under the increased load. And if your site isn’t hosted in the most secure environment possible, you risk brand damage and customer attrition in the event your sensitive data is compromised.
The combination of the Google Cloud Platform, Google CDN, Docker Containerization, and Kubernetes Orchestration means that Unilog deploys and hosts your eCommerce site in a modern, reliable, and secure environment that protects your business.