10 May 2012
MYOB has just launched an Australian-first with its new, low latency, locally-based cloud platform, built specifically to give greater control to its website designer and developer partners - Ilisys Cloud Services.
The platform has a number of first to market features that make its speed, ease of use and performance unmatched. These include live switching of the application stack and pre-configured Varnish caching for popular applications.
Since Ilisys launched its first cluster in 2004, pioneering cloud hosting in Australia, it has been the hosting platform for 20,000+ Australian businesses making their way on the web. Its growth is driven by designers and developers who choose the technology for its simplicity and reliability.
MYOB’s website division general manager, Matt Mulligan, founded Ilisys prior to its acquisition by the business software provider in 2008. Since then he has worked on the Getting Aussie Business Online initiative MYOB and Google launched in partnership last year.
Mulligan says, “No one else in Australia has done what we’ve just done in launching Ilisys Cloud Services. I’m so proud and excited that we’ve successfully built a platform for developers and designers that’ll support the smoothest website deployments in this country.”
“This is easy-to-use cloud, delivered locally at low latency through a developer-friendly control panel. It’s high-performance infrastructure made available and affordable to everyday SMEs and their digital partners.
“Ilisys is delivering unique performance levels and the tools that our partners need to develop and run busy marketing and ecommerce websites. Since 2004 this business has been centred around partnering with web professionals and it’s such a thrill to take them to the next level with our new technology.”
In further detail, the Australian-first cloud features are:
“It’s when you have a big campaign push… that’s when you really need your cloud provider to just work, but it’s often not until that pressure comes along that things fall down,” Mulligan says.
One such campaign is www.peeptoe.com.au by developers Flint Interactive. The high traffic website was deployed to the Ilisys Cloud Platform’s preview phase and has behaved smoothly since, exceeding service KPIs. PeepToe’s clientele are passionate about fashion, and even more so when the latest styles are on sale. It is critical that the website has the ability to cope with huge spikes in traffic during sale periods, where typically it receives per day over:
Flint Interactive accounts director Danielle Stephens says, “With Ilisys we enjoy a great working relationship. They are responsive and professional to deal with. Ilisys is our preferred partner of choice.”
Other key features of the new cloud platform are:
Simple website deployment
Service you can count on
For more information about the new Ilisys platform, visit www.ilisys.com.au. For MYOB product information, research, business tips, discussions, customer service and more visit http://myob.com.au, http://myob.com.au/blog and www.twitter.com/MYOBteam.
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Established in 1991, MYOB is Australia’s largest business management solutions provider. It makes life easier for over 1.2 million businesses across Australia and New Zealand, and provides support via many client service channels including a network of over 20,000 accounting firms, bookkeepers and other consultants. MYOB’s solutions simplify accounting, payroll, tax, practice management, CRM, websites, job costing, inventory and more, for businesses of all shapes and sizes. It is committed to ongoing innovation, particularly in cloud computing solutions, and now spends more than AU$30 million annually on research and development. In 2013, MYOB expanded its offerings with the acquisition of accounting solutions provider BankLink. For more information, visit myob.com.au.