Magento a leading eCommerce platform that is owned by eBay Enterprise, (an eBay Inc., company,) has announced today the latest developments to their offering. In a strategic move forward, the Magento Hosting Partner ecosystem has now expanded to include Microsoft Azure and Joyent. Microsoft Azure is onboarding as a Magento Platinum Hosting Partner with Joynet joining as a Magento Silver Hosting Partner. Other notable partners offering cloud- based hosting solutions include Rackspace and Peer1.
In an official press release about the development, Craig Hayman, the president eBay Enterprise, explained the framework of the partnerships. He was quoted as saying, “Our cloud partners provide access to cost-effective, scalable and more secure infrastructure to retailers on a global scale. Which complements Magento’s unique worldwide developer network and their ability to deliver customized, innovative commerce experiences. Together, this powerful ecosystem allows merchants to have total creative control while also delivering solutions to fuel their growth.”
Customers of the Magento Hosting Partner ecosystem are given a plethora of choice for powerful, expandable and dependable cloud hosting solutions. All solutions are able to be tailored to support their unique needs and thereby getting a bespoke service they otherwise would not have had access to in other, more generic platforms.
Microsoft expressed their enthusiasm for the new partnership. Vibhor Kapoor, the director of product marketing at Microsoft Azure said “We’re excited to collaborate with Magento to deliver ecommerce solutions that meet the needs of the most demanding merchants. Backed by the world-class experience of Microsoft, Azure blends an enterprise-proven, hybrid cloud with one-click setup and easy-to-use monitoring technology to provide Magento merchants a platform with the scalability, flexibility, and reliability to achieve global success.”
Additionally, Scott Hammond the CEO at Joynet explained their motivation behind joining Magento Hosting Partner ecosystem. He was quoted as saying, “Partnering with Magento is a natural fit for Joyent. We share a common focus of delivering secure, scalable and best-in-class solutions to merchants, for whom performance is paramount. When you combine Joyent’s high-performance infrastructure capabilities with Magento’s industry-leading commerce software, companies get the flexible, cost-effective experience they need to be successful.”