(Gawkwire) – GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, today announced that Artizone.com, an online grocery shopping site for artisanal, healthy, and small local food vendors, built its eCommerce platform on GoGrid’s cloud infrastructure. Artizone.com features home delivery in the Dallas and Chicago areas and also ships select products throughout the United States, bringing gourmet morsels directly to the doorsteps of parents and homemade chefs alike. Artizone.com chose GoGrid as the "grow-as-you-go" cloud platform on which to run its service, gaining access to both an infrastructure that can scale on-demand and support from experts who understand eCommerce.
"Artizone.com required a flexible, powerful, and affordable infrastructure for its online grocery shopping service, and we’re pleased that it chose the cloud and GoGrid," says Dave R. Smith, vice president of global sales for GoGrid. "By using GoGrid, Artizone.com can add or subtract capacity as needed and its development team can focus on continuously enhancing the shopping experience for customers—not on purchasing and managing hardware."
Artizone.com valued the fact that GoGrid’s service was less proprietary than many of the other infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers it evaluated. Eyal Peretz, application lifecycle management team leader for Artizone, explains why the company chose GoGrid: "Propriety technology didn’t appeal to us. We didn’t want to be forced to build our service so it only ran well on one IaaS provider. Basically, GoGrid lets us use machines as machines, not as components bundled into a proprietary platform. So we can develop our solution without those limitations."
Artizone’s Vice President of Research and Development, Sagi Briteman, adds that the company is seeing tremendous value from its move to GoGrid. "We’ve grown without any worries about adding, maintaining, or sourcing hardware," he says. "It’s liberating to be able to focus on our online store and user experience–and let GoGrid take care of the infrastructure. When we have questions about how to get the most out of our infrastructure, we just ask. The people at GoGrid really understand our needs, and their advice has helped us make better decisions, faster. As a result, we were able to build a robust website more quickly."
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