The IT solutions and services company needed a platform that was fast and flexible enough to handle their large catalog.
IT Outlet is an information technology and services firm founded in 2006, in South Dakota. They offer holistic infrastructure audits of current internal systems and assets, design and deployment of projects from discovery to completion, and IT asset disposition and recycling services to their clients.
IT Outlet had an inefficiently built importer that worked slowly, due to the amount of products in their catalog and the amount of times they had to update their catalog per week. Their server was suffering from the amount of products in their catalog, and the system was constantly reindexing their products, which is a time consuming process. Due to their extreme size of import, Magento Community Edition just wasn’t what they needed in order to meet their performance requirements.
We upgraded IT Outlet to Magento Enterprise Edition in order to help them with their need of faster indexers; Magento Enterprise is about 80% faster than the Community Edition when it comes to re-indexing a catalog. Magento Enterprise also provides full page caching, which helped with reducing the load time of their website. We enhanced their live server and modified their customized functionalities in order to be compatible with Magento Enterprise. Following these changes their homepage became 70 percent faster, their category pages became 70-217 percent faster, and their product pages became 113-270 percent faster.