Need for greater reliability and performance for massive e-commerce operation

SEATTLE, WA – July 13, 2016 — / — Virtuozzo, powering more than five million virtual environments as the leading virtualization platform for service providers, announced along with hosting partner netclusive that Thomas Cook, one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups with more than 22 million customers, has adopted the unified Virtuozzo storage and virtualization solution as the foundation for its hosted e-commerce platform. netclusive, Thomas Cook’s hosting provider, cited the need for the travel company to cope with seasonal demand peaks that could impact the customer e-commerce experience.

“Thomas Cook needed a single platform to manage an e-commerce project,” said Robert Simon, Managing Director, netclusive. “Virtuozzo was the only solution that could deliver this flexibility on a single platform while providing high availability.”

Thomas Cook uses a different virtualization solution in another area of the company, but adopted netclusive’s recommendation to use the full suite of Virtuozzo containers, virtual machines, and storage for their vital e-commerce platform. With Virtuozzo in place as the foundation for the e-commerce infrastructure, Thomas Cook has been able to scale up or down in real-time with demand, based on the elastic computing capabilities of Virtuozzo. It also has realized better performance and reliability along with exceptional storage capacity.

“Virtuozzo’s flexible, demand-based resources enabled us to fully support our applications with our hosting partner, netclusive,” said Axel Becker, Solution Architect Central Europe at Thomas Cook.

The Virtuozzo platform has enabled netclusive to expand beyond primarily web hosting solutions into complete infrastructure-as-a-service solutions. The combination of Virtuozzo’s unified storage and virtualization capabilities along with its high availability and zero-disruption updates has allowed them to offer customers a truly elastic computing experience at low cost and high reliability.

“Virtuozzo’s unified products mean the price and performance we can offer our customers is significantly better,” said Cliff Simon, Managing Director, netclusive. “We can put up to three times as many virtual machines on a single physical server and run them alongside containers to maximize the use of hardware resources. Virtuozzo’s ability to efficiently pool unused storage resources allows us to lower costs for ourselves and our customers.”

About Virtuozzo:
Virtuozzo pioneered the first commercially available containers technology, and continues to innovate in areas ranging from industry-leading virtualized object storage to cloud-optimized Linux distributions to groundbreaking container migration technologies. Major service providers worldwide rely on Virtuozzo virtualization for a scalable and secure service platform. Virtuozzo is a contributor to many open source projects including OpenVZ, CRIU™, KVM, Docker, OpenStack and the Linux kernel, and maintains partnerships with Docker, OpenStack, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Open Container Initiative, and The Linux Foundation. Virtuozzo is headquartered in Seattle and has major offices in London and Moscow.

About netclusive:
Founded in 2003, hosting provider netclusive offers a wide range of products and services related to the internet. Both private clients and public authorities, companies and associations are among the customers of the internet service provider. With more than 35,000 domains and over 20,000 customers, the company offers a spectrum of services ranging from single domain through webhosting complete packages, website designers, dedicated servers, virtual servers, Hosted Exchange, online backup, TeamSpeak, internet access, and holistic web shop solutions. netclusive is a member of DENIC eG and the RIPE NCC and partners with several registries including B. Swiss Education and Research Network (SWITCH).

About Thomas Cook:
Thomas Cook Group plc is one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups with sales of £7.8 billion in the year ended 30 September 2015. Thomas Cook is supported by 21,813 employees and operates from 15 source markets; it is number one or two (by revenue) in all its core markets. Thomas Cook Group plc’s shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange (TCG).

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Source: Virtuozzo



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