SAN JOSE, Calif.--(Shopify selected Global Cloud Accelerator CDNetworks to enable its SaaS platform around the globe, accelerate website performance for customers, and ensure uptime of customer websites.)--
“Speed is of the essence for online retail sites and an increase in page response time increases page abandonment”
“We chose CDNetworks, because they have the people and infrastructure in all the countries we needed,” said Dale Neufeld, Director of Technical Operations at Shopify. “Moreover, they were able to provide evidence of superior site performance in our core and growing markets.”
Shopify powers online retail sites including small businesses such as Github and The Chive to big ticket businesses including Tesla Motors and General Electric. Shopify delivers technology through its SaaS platform, which removes the barrier of running online store infrastructure, so online merchants can focus on what they do best ― building and selling their products.
Nearly 30 percent of Shopify’s merchants operate in markets outside of North America. With CDNetworks’ 140+ local points of presence, merchants can reach a global market as if they are located down the street, including fast website loading and 100 percent uptime. Neither Shopify nor its customers have to invest in local datacenters or co-hosting.
“Speed is of the essence for online retail sites and an increase in page response time increases page abandonment,” said Jeff Kim, COO & President, CDNetworks US/EMEA. “Worse yet, an unavailable shopping site translates directly into lost revenue. We are happy to have Shopify using CDNetworks to accelerate their customers’ website performance and revenue.”
Shopify is an ecommerce platform that allows individuals and businesses to create awesome online stores. Shopify currently hosts over 40,000 active online retailers, including: Amnesty International, General Electric, Tesla Motors, LMFAO, Foo Fighters, Encyclopedia Britannica, Tata Group, Evisu Jeans, DODOcase, Penny Arcade, CrossFit, GitHub, Evernote, and Epic Meal Time. Shopify was founded in 2006 by three snowboarding enthusiasts who wanted to create a better way to sell their snowboards online. Shopify has received $22 million in Series A and B funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital, Felicis Ventures, and Georgian Partners. For more information, please visit http://www.shopify.com.
CDNetworks enables Global Cloud Acceleration. Our mission is to transform the Internet into a secure, reliable, scalable and high performing Application Delivery Network. CDNetworks’ unique position as the only multinational CDN with expertise and infrastructure in China, Russia and other emerging markets, enables us to be trusted partners in local markets, while serving as foremost experts on extending into global markets. Accelerating more than 17,500 global websites and cloud services over our 140 PoPs, CDNetworks serves our e-business customers across industries like finance, travel, eCommerce, learning management, high tech, manufacturing and media. CDNetworks has been serving our enterprise customers for more than 13 years, and has offices in the U.S., Korea, China, Japan, and the UK. For more information, please visit: http://www.cdnetworks.com.