London/Schöppingen, 19.01.2018 – Shopware, the leading open source eCommerce platform that is trusted by over 60,000 businesses and Akoova, the leading eCommerce Cloud Hosting Platform, have announced a strategic partnership that enables retailers to run their Shopware sites on K-Hosting, a highly scalable cloud platform built by Akoova on AWS.
K-Hosting was built from the ground-up following an enterprise-grade approach, which prioritises site uptime, system observability, stability, performance, scalability and security. With Akoova’s K-Hosting, retailers using Shopware now have access to an unprecedented level of sophistication, enabling them to keep up with the leading global enterprises.
“Today’s announcement is an enormous step towards providing retailers with the value and quality of solutions they deserve,” said Osvaldo Spadano, CEO of Akoova. “Shopware built a well-crafted and trustworthy eCommerce platform that is in tune with the needs of modern retailers. Shopware’s dominance in the German market is testament of the value they’re delivering their customers, and I am confident they’ll replicate this success world-wide”.
Shopware CEO Stefan Heyne says: "We are always putting our customers first, and are delighted to be partnering with Akoova to provide enterprise level hosting. Brands can now easily scale to meet unexpected demands without having to worry about their infrastructure during peak traffic periods."
Touching on the problems both Shopware and Akoova are trying to solve for online retailers, Spadano continues: “Who is looking after the gap between development and operations? This is a very common discrepancy across the industry: Development is in one world and operations the other. It is a recurring problem that can be very damaging for online retailers. Providers who claim to solve the problem with one contract, one price and a single point of contact – or a full-service approach – have often failed to deliver real value. However, they do succeed in locking in their customers. This is about to change, because Shopware focuses on delivering a trustworthy eCommerce platform.”
After partnering with leading eCommerce agencies across the UK and Irish market, Shopware chose to work with Akoova to deliver the managed technical operations and cloud hosting necessary to operate the most demanding eCommerce sites. Speaking of the new partnership, Spadano says, “The key of this successful partnership is collaboration. Our K-Engineers don’t hide behind a ticketing system, they problem-solve at any level and work in close collaboration with agencies and Shopware developers. K-Engineers bring operational facts, data and hypothesis on the table, to engage in intelligent and real-time conversations to find the root cause of problems.”
With Akoova and Shopware, you now have access to an eCommerce platform without boundaries that gives you the freedom to create seamless customer experiences, all without the headaches involved in scaling your business.
Akoova provides K-Hosting, a fully tailored and automated cloud platform for the most demanding eCommerce sites such as Graze, Byredo, O’Neills, Time Out, Piazza Italia and Swoon Editions. K-Hosting was designed from the ground-up to be a production-grade and a highly scalable solution built on AWS, backed and led by real people. The most ambitious Retailers rely on K-Hosting to achieve their growth plan. K-Hosting has an impressive uptime and almost zero downtime because K-Engineers encourage a constant dialogue and continuously monitor sites to ensure many issues are resolved before things get critical. K-Hosting is always evolving. This enables Retailers to focus on the digital experience itself rather than the infrastructure behind it. K-Hosting is what has been missing for many CTOs and CIOs until now. For more information visit akoova.com or email email@example.com.
Shopware is a leading open source ecommerce platform that is trusted by over 60,000 businesses, including some of the leading European brands, retailers and manufacturers across B2C and B2B industries. Shopware has a global network of 1,200+ solution and technology partners as well as a very active developer community that gives customers access to robust third-party extensions and certified professional support. Shopware is the industry’s leading feature-rich, highly scalable, enterprise-class platform, with a full suite of out-of-the-box capabilities and lower total cost of ownership.
Manager Public Relations
Wiljo Krechting is an ecommerce expert and Manager Public Relations at the ecommerce platform provider Shopware. The media professional has a master’s degree in political science and journalism from the universities of Münster and Melbourne, where he gained experience as a foreign correspondent for the publisher Axel-Springer-Verlag. Krechting has worked as a journalist at Rheinische Post, WELT, BILD, Hamburger Abendblatt and the Australian business portal theaustralian.com.