We have recently celebrated our 12th birthday. This year’s focus was to get technically ready for the upcoming large projects – Zerops, second data center, launch of new internal system, new services and other tech innovations. We are more and more focused on conceptual management of the company and the services we provide.
We are currently experiencing one of the most busy periods of the year. As we are the largest e-commerce provider in CZ and SK (40 % of czech and slovak e-shops are hosted in our datacenter), the Black Friday and pre-Christmas season is always a busy time for us. We are also working on a launch of new information system and client zone for our clients, we are getting ready for expansion to Poland, innovating our infrastructure, extending our CDN and preparing new cloud services.
Year of 2018 has been very successful as we grow in number of clients. New service – Zerops.io – is getting more and more shaped as well as our datacenter ServerPark DC2.
It has been two years since we have started working on new information system and client zone. The old one has been running for 10 years could not meet our needs anymore – mostly regarding new services and growing number of clients. Our clients did not have good experience while using the old client zone. All of this is changing now. The launch is planned for December 3, 2018 (for client zone) and January 1, 2019 (for information system).
And what exactly is about to change?
I would like to give you a summary of important news from VSHosting from the last few months and also what priority innovation and projects are coming. Read more “Summary of important news from VSHosting”
The idea of Zerops.io was invented less than a year ago as a vision of unique service. Zerops provides developers and web application managers with a fully-fledged, fully automated, intelligent Managed DevOps environment. Zerops vision is therefore an intelligent platform that fully adapts to the needs of the application and the client in real time, according to the current situation. For many people we’ve introduced to Zerops, this is an unrealistic solution for overly diverse client applications. But there is a great team behind us, and 11 years of experience with managing thousands of servers.
Autumn is in full swing and we are busy preparing new services, improving infrastructure and installing servers. Take a quick look at what we are doing, what we have improved and what we are planning.
Before the Christmas season, we migrate new clients data to our servers. We install servers for dozens of new customers including several large cluster solutions. For example, we can name Echo24, Solidpixels (SaaS site creation service) or Kupi.cz.
Most of programmers have a clear goal – to deliver products of the highest quality, in the quickest possible time, or for as little money as possible (according to the submitter’s priorities). Other requirements include more and more continuous delivery and works with a broader range of modern platforms. Where do, however, the most frequent fault which cost internet project operators lots of wasted funds happens?
December was marked by the ongoing Christmas season, during which, traditionally, spikes in traffic of e-shops, which were experiencing the most critical period of the year, had been dealt with. Some e-shops showed their weaknesses in the application, which was, in cooperation with our admins and developers of our clients, necessary to optimize, and possibly to increase the infrastructure performance. Many large e-shops we manage were, however, according to our recommendations very well prepared for the Christmas season this year (both in terms of infrastructure and in terms of test environment and tests performance).
I do not want to start my speech talking about boring numbers, but I’m going to mention at least a couple of the major ones. The VSHosting’s turnover in 2016 has grown by 30%, the number of servers by nearly 800 of new servers in the data center, the number of experts in the team has increased by 40%, and we have more than 200 important new clients. Year 2016 has been very extraordinary for us. It has been probably the most hectic year we’ve experienced so far. We’ve worked in parallel on many new projects both for specific clients and on new services. This year we’ve managed to complete and successfully launch the new CloudMail services and ManagedCDN. As early as from the first day of the operation of this service, using the ManagedCDN, we’ve been accelerating websites of several our global clients in the USA. While staying fully operational, we’ve managed to complete the second construction phase of our ServerPark (capacity increase of 100%), which capacity is after 1.5 years of its operation more than half full. Thanks to high technological standard for the key infrastructure and to fine-tuned emergency and service processes of our HW/DC Department, which is since the beginning of this year led by a new experienced Teamleader, in the whole of 2016, ServerPark wasn’t affected by any technological disaster that our clients could feel in any way. In December, we also launched the first part of the infrastructure in New York and Los Angeles.
We put the ServerPark into operation in August of 2015 and as early as after six months the whole first part of the ServerPark (the first stage) was occupied. Thus, now we are extending the ServerPark with further stages thus extending the space and technological equipment to the final status of 8,000 servers. Another stage will be completed by the summer and by now almost 1/3 of this capacity under construction has already been sold.
Read more “The ServerPark is extended with further stages”