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Hostway Announces Managed Magento Application Hosting Service

Broadest scope of support in the industry takes accountability to the application layer

Hostway announces availability of its Managed Magento Hosting service for large retail enterprises and system integrators. Now, businesses can provide the best possible buying experience for their customers while Hostway manages and maintains the Magento infrastructure including monitoring, service and support.

By offloading the architecture and management overhead of Magento, organizations can focus on building their online retailing presence and revenue generating projects such as storefront customizations and optimizations. Hostway's Managed Magento Hosting service provides a turnkey, secure and completely managed and supported ecommerce solution that includes all aspects of the application management lifecycle - from the initial solution architecture, to ongoing monitoring, patching and maintenance, to performance and capacity planning and scaling.

Powered by Microsoft's Azure framework, all solutions are tailored for each organization by Magento Certified Solution Specialists and can consist of dynamically scalable cloud components, dedicated physical hardware, or hybrid cloud solutions.

"We're redefining what customers expect from a hosting provider, which typically has been only support of the hardware and network for the application," said John Enright, general manager of Hostway Web and Application Services. "The true value of our ecommerce delivery goes beyond the hosting to the support and management of the application provided by our certified Magento specialists. Our managed ecommerce service comes as a direct result of customer requirements for greater expertise in managing their online businesses."

Hostway's team of Magento Certified Solutions Specialists know and support the full stack, from the OS (operating system) layer all the way up to the application itself, including testing, performance benchmarking and integration with any other applications. Hostway manages all aspects of ongoing ecommerce service operations, such as software and infrastructure updates, maintaining backups, security including firewall and patching, monitoring and optimizing performance.

Hostway's Magento offering also includes dedicated 24/7 support staffed by more Magento Certified Solution Specialists than any other hosting provider, enabling customers to speak directly to an expert who can address their issue immediately.

Availability

Hostway's Managed Magento ecommerce service is now available worldwide. Hostway offers customers a choice of Magento Enterprise Edition or Magento Community Edition (versions 1.9 or the recently released 2.0). Customer implementations are custom-architected on Hostway's proven cloud or dedicated server platforms with the support and infrastructure to meet the needs of each business.  Pricing is offered as a monthly subscription and is based on the implementation, designed by Magento Certified Solutions Specialists for optimal performance. Additional information is available at www.hostway.com/managed-magento.

About Hostway
Hostway Services, Inc. is a leader in managed cloud infrastructure and application hosting solutions for asset-lite, mid-market and e-commerce focused organizations and the companies that serve them. Its team of engineers in North America and Europe deliver reliable, secure and scalable private cloud, managed server, and hybrid cloud hosting solutions to over 200,000 customers across six geographically diverse datacenters. Hostway's core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Web Hosting and Email and Applications.

Hostway is redefining what customers can expect from a service provider by delivering the broadest scope of support in the industry, creating an Accountability-as-a-Service mentality that allows clients to focus on using their application rather than maintaining it. And as a leading Microsoft Azure Public and Private Cloud Hosting specialist and Microsoft Gold Partner, our managed cloud hosting solutions are backed by a 24x7x365 team of Azure certified cloud engineers that work directly with customers to enable them to effectively scale and maintain their mission critical applications.

More Stories By Glenn Rossman

Glenn Rossman has more than 25 years communications experience working at IBM and Hewlett-Packard, along with startup StorageApps, plus agencies Hill & Knowlton and G&A Communications. His experience includes media relations, industry and financial analyst relations, executive communications, intranet and employee communications, as well as producing sales collateral. In technology, his career includes work in channel partner communications, data storage technologies, server computers, software, PC and UNIX computers, along with specific industry initiatives such as manufacturing, medical, and finance. Before his latest stint in technology, Glenn did business-to-business public relations on behalf of the DuPont Company for its specialty polymers products and with the largest steel companies in North America in an initiative focused on automakers.