Gilt Moves E-comm to Managed Services Provider

4/2/2013
Gilt reports that Carpathia Hosting is now the exclusive hosting provider for its e-commerce operations, delivering the managed hosting solution that runs the innovative online shopping destination. Carpathia Hosting, a provider of custom managed hosting services for enterprises and government agencies, will continue to support Gilt as it continues to revolutionize the online shopping experience.

To support Gilt's millions of customers around the globe, Carpathia provides the online retailer with a fully managed hosting solution consisting of managed servers, network, storage and back-ups. With multi-site redundancy built in, Gilt utilizes Carpathia's secure data centers in both Ashburn, Va., and Phoenix, Ariz. to process millions of dollars in transactions, as well as to store a massive inventory of images and assets, communication of daily sales and an extensive mobile presence.

"With an online audience that expects consistent uptime and fast speeds 24/7, digital retailers have a difficult task on their hands. Combine that with often unpredictable traffic patterns, and you'll see why it's essential for digital enterprises like Gilt to select a hosting provider with experience in these types of engagements," said Jon Greaves, chief technology officer at Carpathia. "In recent years, much of Carpathia's success can be attributed to our ability to flawlessly meet the complex needs of these digital enterprises."

With significant experience providing hosting and managed services to digital content providers and online retailers, Carpathia has extensive expertise in managing high-transaction, low-latency networks and handling massive storage requirements. Pairing that with Carpathia's ability to overcome sizeable scale-related challenges, Carpathia is able to manage immense amounts of data in the most reliable and cost-effective manner possible.

"At Gilt, we've always focused on creating the quickest, most exciting shopping experience online," said Michael Bryzek, co-founder and chief technology officer at Gilt. "Carpathia has been a trusted partner in helping create this innovative shopping experience, and we're looking forward to continuing to work with them as we grow."
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