High-load optimization at the RTL Spendenmarathon: gridscale provides KETTLER's online-shop

vom 24.11.2017

Cologne, Nov 24, 2017 - The traditional company KETTLER decide upon gridscale for the online-shop optimization within the framework of the RTL Spendenmarathon.

Joey Kelly im Kettcar von Kettlar

For over 65 years, KETTLER has been shaping the leisure market with its products. Some of them have made history: For example, generations of children and teenagers grew up with the legendary KETTCAR. At the RTL Spendenmarathon (donation marathon) on 23rd of November 2017, 24 KETTCAR racing teams pedaled together with Joey Kelly for a good cause. Especially for this event, the company has built KETTCARS for adults in racing design. To make even the little ones happy, KETTLER also developed for the first time an end customer online-shop where the RTL-KIDS KETTCAR is available.

In the course of the development of the online-shop, the infrastructure design as well as load forecasts and tests were particularly relevant. Thousands of interested people access a webshop at the same time, especially during TV appearances. Without a flexible and redundant server architecture, a non-dedicated webshop can reach its limits quickly.

KETTLER chose the infrastructure-as-a-service solution from the Cologne-based cloud computing provider gridscale. "gridscale has very quickly suggested a recommendation for the new system architecture. At a very high technical level, best practice approaches were discussed with us and quickly implemented after the release of the solution concept.", says Catherine Otto, Head of IT and Organization, KETTLER.

The Cologne-based provider is not only specialized in the continuous operation of infrastructure, but is also suitable for peak workloads due to the flexible scalability of computing resources, as in the case of KETTLER. The trouble was worth it. During the show, millions of server requests were processed without any problems.

"Using an infrastructure-as-a-service provider was our preferred solution, on the one hand for cost reasons, and on the other hand because of the flexibility offered by the contracts," added Catherine Otto.

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With a highly automated infrastructure gridscale addresses modern business and end users who want to rely on a reliable and versatile cloud architecture for their mostly digital business models. In addition to a variety of infrastructure components (e.g., virtual cloud servers, storage, and network resources), complementary platform services (e.g., load balancers, firewall, object storage) are available.

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