August 14th 2014 – The Finnish start-up Pilvi is delivering their first cloud service e-commerce platform for a Finnish hosting provider; Louhi Networks. With Pilvi-platform, Louhi will be able to increase to its current offering with AWS-services and further modernize its own hosting services e-commerce sales channel.
Pilvi has been developing an e-commerce platform for cloud services tailored towards hosting companies and operators since 2012. The first platform will be implemented by Louhi this fall. The value of the 5 year contract is roughly €350,000.
”We are among the first independent cloud service e-commerce platform providers. With Global cloud service providers taking over markets from local providers, the platform, which will be delivered this fall will aid Louhi in this major transitioning period which the hosting industry is currently undergoing.” Says Pilvi’s Sales Director Antti Vehosmaa.
Through the Pilvi e-commerce platform hosting operators can renew their online sales channels, as well as add global cloud service providers to their offering and expand on those with their own products and services, thus remaining competitive in an increasingly fierce competitive environment.
”The landfall of global cloud services providers (e.g. AWS, Azure) in Finland has been intense within the last year. New competitive factors have forced us to adapt to the situation. By using the Pilvi e-commerce platform we will be able to tailor our offering as per our clients’ needs. Clients will be able to possess virtual servers from our domestic data center, and will be able to purchase capacity and solutions with Amazon Web Services, but with local support and maintenance.” Commented Louhi’s Online-Sales Manager Mikael Kääriäinen.
In addition to Louhi, Pilvi is currently undergoing negotiations with several small, as well as medium sized Nordic hosting companies on the acquisition of an e-commerce platform and the renewing of the companies’ business models in an attempt to make them more competitive for the current business environment.
For more information contact:
Antti Vehosmaa, Pilvi, Sales Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358 50 559 9220
Pilvi is an e-commerce platform for cloud services developed by Finnish e-commerce and hosting experts. The service model does not require clients to invest heavily and an e-commerce platform of their own can be established very quickly. The Pilvi e-commerce platform can be viewed on www.pilvi.com.
Louhi Networks is a Finnish hosting company with over 16,000 customers and hundreds of servers and online services critical to businesses and e-commerce shops in its maintenance and 24h service. www.louhi.fi
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