Travel Leader Thomas Cook Chooses Virtuozzo with Cloud Provider Netclusive

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Virtuozzo, powering more than five million virtual environments as the leading virtualization platform for service providers, announced along with hosting partner netclusive that Thomas Cook, one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups with more than 22 million customers, has adopted the unified Virtuozzo storage and virtualization solution as the foundation for its hosted e-commerce platform. netclusive, Thomas Cook’s hosting provider, cited the need for the travel company to cope with seasonal demand peaks that could impact the customer e-commerce experience.

“Thomas Cook needed a single platform to manage an e-commerce project,” said Robert Simon, Managing Director, netclusive. “Virtuozzo was the only solution that could deliver this flexibility on a single platform while providing high availability.”

Thomas Cook uses a different virtualization solution in another area of the company, but adopted netclusive’s recommendation to use the full suite of Virtuozzo containers, virtual machines, and storage for their vital e-commerce platform. With Virtuozzo in place as the foundation for the e-commerce infrastructure, Thomas Cook has been able to scale up or down in real-time with demand, based on the elastic computing capabilities of Virtuozzo. It also has realized better performance and reliability along with exceptional storage capacity.

“Virtuozzo’s flexible, demand-based resources enabled us to fully support our applications with our hosting partner, netclusive,” said Axel Becker, Solution Architect Central Europe at Thomas Cook.

The Virtuozzo platform has enabled netclusive to expand beyond primarily web hosting solutions into complete infrastructure-as-a-service solutions. The combination of Virtuozzo’s unified storage and virtualization capabilities along with its high availability and zero-disruption updates has allowed them to offer customers a truly elastic computing experience at low cost and high reliability.

“Virtuozzo’s unified products mean the price and performance we can offer our customers is significantly better,” said Cliff Simon, Managing Director, netclusive. “We can put up to three times as many virtual machines on a single physical server and run them alongside containers to maximize the use of hardware resources. Virtuozzo’s ability to efficiently pool unused storage resources allows us to lower costs for ourselves and our customers.”