isango! is parts of Hotelbeds Group, the world’s leading bedbank, an important B2B layer in the travel industry ecosystem. isango! uses Sitecore for much of its mission-critical business and high-availability Solr underpins isango!’s Sitecore installation. isango! demands high performance and always tries to “serve everything in milliseconds” as its Head of Technology likes to say.
isango! needed a Solr solution that would improve both operational reliability and performance substantially. isango! also required a proven track record of compatibility with Sitecore. And isango! wanted higher ease of use and better support as well.
isango! tried multiple solutions on SaaS and PaaS models. They tried to run Solr on their own VMs as well. After multiple POCs and even some R&D investment, isango! discovered SearchStax. isango! tested other platforms and found them lacking compared to SearchStax: not as stable and needed too much attention or required too much effort to configure.
“SearchStax fulfilled all our criteria,” said isango! isango! chose SearchStax PaaS technology for its Solr needs. The Solr instances SearchStax delivers are finely tuned and battle-tested over hundreds of deployments, many connected to Sitecore. Because SearchStax is PaaS, each Solr instance is fully independent from other clients.
With SearchStax, isango! now enjoys high-performance, high-availability Solr. isango! can deploy complex Solr instances with a few minutes’ work and perform DevOps operations that are notoriously complex in Solr with just a few clicks. Now isango! leaves the mundane operations and maintenance of its Solr infrastructure to SearchStax and can call on Solr engineers from SearchStax if the need arises.
Here’s the bottom line according to isango! “SearchStax is a key component of our technology stack.”
Jellyfish, the world’s biggest boutique agency, has built and currently manages robust consumer-facing websites that handle millions of visitors per month. They utilize SearchStax to power fast, highly available, and relevant search for Sitecore on Microsoft Azure.
In order to “Innovate at Scale”, HCA Healthcare UK embarked on a project to rebuild their web presence and content management system using Sitecore and the Azure cloud platform. HCA implemented Sitecore on the Azure platform using SearchStax Managed Solr to deliver the infrastructure that gives them a consistent and easy-to-navigate digital front door.