Powerful xt:Commerce hosting platform for fashion wholesalers

Stefano Viani


27 Feb 2019 e-Commerce B2B

The reliable availability of products and web content is an important prerequisite for success in online retail. TB International GmbH is well aware of this. The fashion wholesaler stocks 15 popular textile and accessory brands, which are sold in its own B2B brand online shops and by more than 11,000 retailers worldwide. Customers particularly appreciate the company's never-out-of-stock policy and the fact that fashion is dispatched within 24 hours.

However, as online shoppers do not like to wait, it is not only the products on offer that need to be available quickly, but also the shop pages on which they are sold. TB International was therefore looking for modern web hosting for its xt:Commerce brand shops that guarantees short loading times, maximum data security and fast support in the event of technical problems.

Smartes xt:Commerce Hosting für TB International

Smart hosting tools ensure the best shop performance

Blackbit has created a modern hosting infrastructure for TB International that ensures fast delivery of the shop pages even when there is a huge rush of buyers. Various components work hand in hand: external and internal load balancers constantly assess the response times and utilisation of the individual servers and distribute requests in such a way that server overloads are avoided. Varnish servers and session storage also ensure intelligent caching of shop content and therefore fast-loading pages.

High data security and 24/7 support

Various security precautions have been taken to protect the individual xt:Commerce shops and sensitive customer data from unauthorised access: The individual hosting components (Varnish server, database server, xt:Commerce instances) are located in a virtual private network (Amazon Virtual Private Cloud) and are not directly accessible from the outside. The bastion server is the only access point from the Internet to the cloud. Thanks to particularly strict access rules, it enables a secure connection to the hosting instances without making the environment available to the internet.

Thanks to the optimised architecture and our international team, we can keep an eye on the security and performance of TB International shops around the clock and respond within minutes in an emergency.

About the Author

As Executive Director of Blackbit digital Commerce GmbH, Stefano Viani manages all areas of the agency in the offices in Göttingen, Hamburg, Berlin and Kiev. His passion is the development of marketing strategies and their implementation in concrete measures.

In his free time, Stefano is passionate about riding his motorbike or working out in the gym.