The JetRails team understood that Collin Street Bakery needed a Magento 2 hosting solution that they could rely on. Since this website experiences seasonal traffic surges, a cloud hosting environment was considered. However, since the traffic increases are predictable, a bare-metal environment was selected. Collin Street Bakery now has a dedicated cluster of servers for their Magento 2 frontend and backend, as well as a dedicated staging environment for their developers. In addition, JetRails spins up booster servers to address seasonal periods of heightened eCommerce traffic. This allows Collin Street Bakery to meet their scalability needs seamlessly without paying for additional hardware year-round.
To ensure the hosting migration would be successful, the JetRails team planned out every step of the move, providing a dedicated hosting migration expert from our team to manage the process from start to finish. This process included user-acceptance-testing (UAT) processes to test and certify that the Magento 2 site operated as intended in the new hosting environment prior to finalizing the migration.
As part of the onboarding process, JetRails was able to make sure that Collin Street Bakery’s website was checking all of the necessary boxes to operate effectively. That included deploying tools from JetRails partners like Cloudflare, Sansec, and Sucuri to address speed and security optimization. By utilizing the right mix of CDN, WAF, IDS, SSL, and other tools, JetRails is able to provide critical solutions from malware scanning to DNS management. Paired with JetRails 24/7 network operations center (NOC) services, and additional services like off-server backups, JetRails has architected a complete hosting solution that goes beyond raw infrastructure and focuses on the actual objectives of the Collin Street Bakery team.
In addition to architecting this hosting environment, the JetRails team has conducted website load tests in order to ensure that the environment is truly ready for peak traffic events, configured for complex integrations such as with Collin Street Bakery’s ERP, and deployed and optimized caching systems. Those include Varnish which works with the JetRails Magento 2 Varnish Extension, and Redis which JetRails runs as a separate instance for backend caching.
Beyond a successful launch with reliable and proactive support, JetRails has also continued to put forward new action plans as needed. For example, when Collin Street Bakery planned their upgrade from Magento 2.3.x to Magento 2.4.x, JetRails provided a reliable upgrade path. This included a plan to introduce upgraded instances into the existing deployment, rather than upgrade in place. This allowed their developers to run the Magento upgrade and then easily save and restore the Magento database on a new MySQL 8.0 instance. Redis and Elasticsearch workloads were also able to shift over seamlessly. JetRails uses this same process to upgrade web server operating systems and software without needing to declare a maintenance window. In this particular upgrade, Collin Street Bakery was able to introduce Elasticsearch 7, Redis 6, and other updates and dependencies of M2.4.