Intershop and Rackspace Collaborate to Offer Cloud-Based Global E-Commerce Solutions

  • B2B and B2C retailers gain access to high-performance hosted websites, optimized for Intershop’s e-commerce platform

IRCE, Chicago, IL and San Francisco, CA, June 4, 2013 – Provider of e-commerce solutions, Intershop, today announced a collaboration with Rackspace®Hosting to deliver the agile e-commerce platform, Intershop 7, hosted on a robust and high performance cloud infrastructure. This collaborative effort will remove the complexity surrounding e-commerce infrastructures offering the ability for website owners to evolve and manage storefronts faster, test consumer preferences and create highly targeted user experiences.

An Intershop 7 deployment on a cloud-based platform can result in an e-commerce application five times faster than a traditional e-commerce infrastructure. This allows retailers to accelerate their time-to-market with the ability to quickly make changes to products, introduce new offers to support and scale for peaks and troughs as well as enter new markets quickly. 

Jochen Moll, CEO, Intershop said, “With its ability to adapt to new markets, Intershop 7 is a comprehensive and highly scalable solution that can easily support international e-commerce expansion. Many of our customers serve the B2B e-commerce industry safe in the knowledge that we support the complexities of their business. Now, with Rackspace able to host the Intershop platform in the cloud, this scalability is also fast and affordable.”

Rackspace’s broad cloud portfolio includes dedicated servers, public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud.  This portfolio, coupled with Intershop’s powerful and comprehensive range of services for multi-channel e-commerce sales, gives customers the flexibility to choose the right solution for their unique business needs.

“The relationship between Intershop and Rackspace allows customers to easily expand e-commerce sales globally by leveraging Rackspace’s hybrid cloud capabilities in datacenters worldwide. The Rackspace hybrid cloud delivers the scalability and functionality critical for seasonal or event-based peaks, and Intershop offers the design capabilities necessary to react to these e-commerce requirements,” said John Engates, chief technology officer at Rackspace.


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About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISHA) is an independent, internationally leading provider of omnichannel commerce solutions. The latter are available as cloud-based commerce-as-a-service solutions or as licensed models and combine the expertise from over 25 years of software development for online commerce. Upon request, Intershop orchestrates the entire omnichannel commerce process chain – from the design of online channels to the implementation of software to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers run Intershop solutions. Customers include large corporations such as HP, BMW, Würth and Deutsche Telekom as well as medium-sized enterprises. Intershop operates in Europe, the USA and the Asia-Pacific region.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop's limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Intershop Public Relations

Heide Rausch
Head of Corporate Communication