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The database is behind the scenes giving your online store great performance, storing your customer data and all the important information about purchases. Thus, it’s a service that needs to be done for your business to function properly.
Wouldn’t it be great then if the database would work precisely adjusted for the highest level of performance of your Magento store without the need for you to be manually modifying configurations and doing time-consuming administrative tasks? Now Amazon Aurora supports Auto Scaling for Aurora Replicas, and you can ensure that the desired number of Amazon Aurora replicas are run at any given time and condition so your database can keep up with the increasing demands of your application.
It works in the following way, Aurora automatically increases the number of replicas when demand increases during traffic jumps, or on schedule to maintain performance and availability, and decreases capacity during off hours to reduce costs.

This feature is essential:

This feature makes your database cheaper and more efficient, and it frees you to focus on your business.

Database Auto Scaling for Magento with Amazon Aurora

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Robust and reliable performance is crucial when it comes to the success of your Magento online business. As a Magento hosting service with long years of experience, we can’t pressure enough the importance of website performance for monetary success of any e-commerce businesses

One piece of the puzzle is the Amazon EC2 C5 instances: The newest generation of Amazon EC2’s compute-optimized instance family. The C5 family has definitely lived up to our expectations and proved itself superior in all aspects when compared to the equivalent instance types in the C4 family, especially when it comes to price and performance.

Being C5 the new AWS efficiency leader in CPU throughput per dollar, it’s 4 to 15% more cost-effective in terms of compute/memory per dollar. On C5 family compute is cheaper, the memory is faster, and the network is also faster. It is one of the options on how to increase Magento website speed.

C5 instances are powered by 3.0 GHz Intel Xeon Scalable processors, and allow a single core to run up to 3.5 GHz using Intel Turbo Boost Technology. The Skylake processor has several improvements over the Haswell processor which is used in the C4 instance family.

Optimized to deliver the right combination of CPU, memory, storage, and networking capacity for a wide range of workloads, C5 features AWS hardware acceleration that provides consistent, high performance, low latency networking and storage resources. C5 instances are designed for running compute-heavy workloads like video encoding, batch processing, scientific modeling, high-performance computing (HPC), distributed analytics, highly scalable multiplayer gaming, machine/deep learning inference, high-performance web servers, and ad serving.

C5 High Compute Performance

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Any kind of business, be it large or small, needs to handle several things at the same time, various projects, people, and tasks. Having a solution that can help the team keep organised while executing their projects, in a way that is accurate, is essential then.

That is where project management software come into play. They have become a fundamental tool for organisations to optimise processes, ensuring that they offer the highest level of efficiency and effectiveness while carrying out their projects.

According to InformationWeek 2014 Project Management Survey, 87% of high-performing companies use project management software. In fact, a good project manager can set you apart from the industry. We, at MGT, have developed our very own.

We know there are hundreds if not thousands of software solutions all focusing on the same features – tracking and organising the project management process and enhancing team collaboration. So you must be wondering why did we saw the need to create our own?

After extensive research, we concluded that the solutions on the market weren’t fully adaptable to us and that we wanted something really costume made to guarantee it would attend all the needs of our customers and of our team. MGT Project Manager was specifically developed and designed for Magento shops hosted on AWS Cloud. Our exceptionally skilled developer, with years of experience in Magento, carefully thought about every single detail. After all, we know the relationship built between our customers and us are based on trust, and we want to ensure them we always keep their requirements in mind and use nothing but the best high-end technologies to help them meet their goals.

MGT Project Manager

MGT Project Manager Dashboard

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In any business, it’s imperative to have insurance for primary business tools, such as property insurance. When it comes to e-commerce businesses, a thoroughly thought backup strategy is your insurance. In case of an emergency, you can restore your shop very fast and get back to business as soon as possible.

Every bit of information on a website is of extreme importance and losing any of this information could cause major business’ loss. A 2007 University of Texas study showed that 43 percent of businesses that suffer massive data loss never reopen. Many of these companies end up closing their doors for good within two years of a significant data loss. You cannot predict what is going to happen in the future, but you can insure yourself against it causing a major problem to your business by backing up your Magento shop.

At MGT-Commerce we understand how backups are of extreme importance, so we always strive to create the best backup solutions in the market. Most recently we have developed the MGT System Manager to handle our Full Machine Image Backups (AWS AMIs).

MGT System Manager

MGT System Manager

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