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The relevant option between Magento Open Source and Enterprise

by Francesco Schettini, July 29, 2020

Many customers are now struggling with Magento migrations (which is actually almost a re-platform since many things changed with M2). For the merchants it is the time to think about one of the main concerns: platform scalability.

“Despite there are many interesting guide lines and optimisation suggestions a typical Magento Open Source installation is not scalable. In other words, it cannot handle peak traffic.” 

Most of the Magento Open Source installations are single tier on a shared host, with no redundancy nor high availability. For a growing business where the number of visits and orders are incrementing month by month a possible option, Magento Enterprise has the ability to manage this as well as to preserve the quality of the services offered. Does this situation sound familiar?

It is quite pertinent to know that Magento Enterprise's costs can be  pretty scary 🙂

Basically, a customer can choose to spend a small sum every month for a shared server hosting (with the risk of being totally unprepared for user traffic and sales peaks) or face spending thousands for a professional SaaS with Magento Enterprise.

In reality there are other options:

“Orienteed offers an intermediate solution based on Amazon Web Service and CloudFormation.”


  • High availability (say goodbye to outages)
  • Standard of security: private subnet for the servers
  • Autoscaling (ability to increase capacity according to traffic)
  • Performance (additional cache layer based on Redis)
  • Advanced user management (to access different parts of the infrastructure)
  • HA Database (with the RDS service, the DB is located in a cluster)

Most importantly, it is cost-effective: entirely usage-dependent! (this is the pillar of the AWS architecture).

Are you planning a migration or having problem with your actual Magento instance? We can help you out. You can contact us 24 x 7 x 365 : info@orienteed.com.

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