Cloud Architecture

The cloud is the heartbeat of virtually any tech company today. And it is no different for an ecommerce company. Components of the typical ecommerce cloud range from inventory management, user and product analytics, product search, authentication, security and payment infrastructure. Individually complex to build and manage, an order of magnitude more challenging when combined and integrated. This is why cloud platforms like Shopify and Magento have thrived over the years, abstracting much of the tech challenge for startups. As companies grow, they begin to search for ways to take more control over the functionalities provided by platforms like these. One reason could be limitations, for example, in analytics. Another could be in the power of the search engine offered. nFlate can help companies looking to replace or complement their existing ecommerce solution with internal cloud components.



Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon.com that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments, on a paid subscription basis. Amazon markets AWS to subscribers as a way of obtaining large scale computing capacity more quickly and cheaply than building an actual physical server farm. nFlate has expertise in a wide range of AWS services. Some AWS-based infrastructure services that nFlate offers include:

  • Site Hosting
  • Compute Servers
  • Edge Content Delivery
  • Site Scalability
  • Redundancy
  • User & Product Analytics
  • AI Computations
  • Recommendations
  • Image Scaling
  • ETL
  • Elastic Cloud

    Elastic is the company behind the Elastic Cloud and Elasticsearch. They delivered one of the 1st platforms enabling companies to build their own custom search engines. Search is hard. Really hard. It is why Google is Google and so valuable. Google doesn’t share or license its search engine technology, particularly in a highly customizable or potentially competitive format. Elastic provides the cloud infrastructure, APIs, tools and security to allow companies to define and build their own search engines. The Elastic Cloud platform, like Amazon’s AWS or the Google Cloud platform, requires a lot of time and energy to learn and deploy solutions on top of. That’s where nFlate comes in. We built our own SiBi text search engine, with a complex fashion taxonomy, using the Elastic Cloud. We can help you deploy yours.

    Firebase

    When Google acquired Firebase, it was an interesting set of tools, primarily targeting mobile app development components. Now Firebase is a massive platform that includes such core critical puzzle pieces as:

  • Real-Time Database
  • User Authentication
  • Analytics
  • Crash Reporting
  • In-App Messagng
  • Remote Configuration
  • Dynamic Links
  • A/B Testing
  • Performance Monitoring
  • AI via Google's ML Kit
  • We can setup your Firebase backend for you. We have years of experience, almost from the very beginning of the platform's release, in deploying Firebase solutions.

    Shopify

    Shopify is the world’s largest ecommerce platform. The Shopify platform allows new ecommerce companies and retailers to setup all the necessary cloud infrastructure to successfully launch their sites. Shopify includes tools and APIs to create thematic or completely custom frontends to sites, powerful tools for onboarding and classifying products, a complete checkout system and an ecosystem of partners (like nFlate) that build additional tools and apps (like SiBi) for Shopify merchants. We have years of experience working as a Shopify business partner and we were one of the very first partner’s selected by Shopify to build an alternative sales channel app when they released their new channel APIs a little over a year ago. We can build and deploy your Shopify site for you and help you choose all of the necessary components available to help ensure a new merchant’s success.