Wehkamp is the largest e-commerce retailer in the Netherlands, selling more than 17 million products a year and attracting about 350,000 unique customers daily. Wehkamp planned to expand into
and wanted to employ a new cloud-based platform to do so. The company needed a highly scalable, flexible platform that could deliver services and updates faster than the original platform allowed. Its new platform, built on Amazon Web Services, runs its development, test, and production environments. With AWS, it deployed the new platform in six months, compared to the 12-18 months it would have taken using older technology. Now developers can deliver several updates daily instead of once every two weeks as they did in the past, and the site can scale rapidly in response to seasonal swings in traffic.