London, UK, July 24, 2013 – Intershop, a leading provider of e-commerce solutions, today announced a partnership with PEER 1 Hosting in the UK that will see the Web hosting provider create a series of specialist tiered offerings for Intershop’s e-commerce customers. The solution is based on Peer1’s robust hosting platform, which will give retailers a secure online environment as well as providing the necessary capacity to handle large online traffics peaks. The PEER 1 packages will also include Oracle support for the database layer, delivered through partnering.
Mark King, Channel Director at Peer1 Hosting explains, “These tiered packages are a result of working with Intershop’s technical team to provide an optimised environment which can perform and scale. The solution will have to be slightly customised to the individual merchant, but there will be time and cost benefits around initial design and implementation due to this solution.”
Mark added, “Peer 1 is the number one hosting choice for retailers that want to take advantage of working with a flexible hosting provider as well as benefiting from a FastFiber network, full end to end consultancy around ecommerce deployments, as well as proactive support.”
Matt Ball, Managing Director for Intershop UK, adds, “As the only independent all-round e-commerce solutions supplier, Intershop prides itself on innovation and agility, and PEER 1’s packaged approach for hosting services fits very neatly into our ecosystem of specialist partners. We have worked together for some time already, and we expect to bring a more rounded solution to some of PEER 1’s future customers.”
PEER 1 Hosting selected Intershop for the technical robustness of its Intershop 7 platform, as well as its flexible licensing and attractive price point. Brands such as Majestic Wine and Pottermore have bought into the platform in the UK, and companies such as Debenhams, Waitrose Direct and Ben Sherman use PEER 1 Hosting.
About PEER 1 Hosting
PEER 1 Hosting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX: CCA), is one of the world's leading web hosting providers, specialising in Managed Hosting, Dedicated Servers, Colocation and Cloud Services. Based in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK, the company has been serving commercial customer needs since 1999. PEER 1 Hosting is built on two obsessions: Ping & People. ‘Ping’ represents its commitment to best-in-breed technology, founded on a high performance 10Gbps FastFiber Network(tm) connected by 20 state-of-the-art data centres. ‘People’ represents its commitment to delivering outstanding customer service to its more than 13,000 customers worldwide, backed by a 100 per cent uptime guarantee. For more information visit: www.peer1hosting.co.uk
Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.
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.