Holding Belarusian Leather and Footwear Company Marko is one of the largest manufacturers of footwear in the CIS. The holding includes organizations specializing in footwear production — Management Company of the Holding Belarusian Leather and Footwear Company Marko, San Marko Production Unitary Enterprise, Red October JSC; bags and leather goods production — Unitary Production Enterprise VitMa; fur processing and sewing — Unitary Enterprise Vitebsk Fur Factory. Marko-Service LLC is one of the holding’s enterprises responsible for its retail network, which currently has 44 branded stores across the Republic of Belarus.
Until recently, the company’s website www.marko.by was located on a regular virtual server. Over time, the number of visitors increased, and the server was no longer capable of meeting the owner’s requirements in terms of the speed and availability of resources. A technical solution was required to enable the site to operate at a new level. After comparing different options for further development of the resource, it was decided to move the website to the cloud and deploy it on a dedicated cloud server. Clouds have important advantages: price, ease of use and configuration, as well as scalability — resources may be increased or decreased depending on the load. After analyzing the market for cloud services in Belarus, it turned out that ActiveCloud offers the most advanced platform.
The cloud resources that provide the email service and the operation of the website www.marko.by are perfectly capable of dealing with any challenge. For retail business, the speed and uptime/availability are the critical criteria. A simple control panel makes it easy to respond to the increasing or decreasing load on the site and ensure that the customer only consumes the capacity that it really requires. As a result, the company can save on resource maintenance and IT infrastructure.
“The transfer was performed by ActiveCloud specialists at a very high professional level, as part of the service they provided. The process did not cause any difficulties and took the minimum possible amount of time, and the quality of services meets the supplier’s declarations,” says Alexander Shnyak, Head of IT at Marko. All issues that might arise are rapidly resolved by the 24/7 Russian-speaking support service, and the SLA guarantees 99.5% uptime/availability. Users can have access to the site at any time, and the company enjoys failsafe and reliable IT services from ActiveCloud.”