In preparation for Alex and Ani’s busiest online sales season, they tasked PPWD with finding a way to make their existing Magento® Enterprise website handle large volumes of traffic. All of this needed to be achieved without upgrading to a newer version of Magento® Enterprise, and while keeping the existing hosting environment. All of this needed to be completed on a strict timeline.
PPWD devised a comprehensive plan to optimize page load times, off load large amounts of content to Akamai, and fine tune the hosting environment to attain optimum performance levels. PPWD was able to offload over 95% of static content to Akamai. The existing Magento® Enterprise installation was then able to handle over three times the previous year’s traffic without any additional hardware cost.