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Litium's Global Ecommerce Growth Accelerated by Fastly's CDN

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Technology Category
  • Analytics & Modeling - Computer Vision Software
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) - Application Development Platforms
Applicable Industries
  • E-Commerce
  • Retail
Applicable Functions
  • Sales & Marketing
Use Cases
  • Clinical Image Analysis
  • Mass Customization
Services
  • Cloud Planning, Design & Implementation Services
The Challenge
Litium, a scalable ecommerce platform, was seeking to enhance its customer package by adding a Content Delivery Network (CDN). The company's goal was to provide its B2B and B2C clients with a fast, flexible, and scalable sales platform that could support their growth. However, the legacy CDN providers were not a good fit for Litium's needs as they were cumbersome and time-consuming to manage and service. Furthermore, Litium's customers, who are based around the world, needed a solution that could maintain backend operations in Europe while allowing sales in the US and other parts of the world without any degradation in response time.
About The Customer
Litium is a scalable ecommerce platform that caters to both B2B and B2C companies. The company aims to lead the transition into the next era of commerce by making digital commerce available to all, without limits. Litium's Commerce Cloud hosts more than 200 clients globally and drives US$2 billion in sales annually. The company is based in Sweden, but its customers are located around the world. Litium's customers use the Litium Commerce Cloud to connect with their own users globally, taking advantage of Litium's globalization framework that allows custom configurations for multiple languages, currencies, and brand identities.
The Solution
Litium chose Fastly's CDN for its speed, flexibility, and compatibility with a cloud-first strategy. Fastly's CDN offered an enterprise-level solution without the typical resource demands, making it a perfect fit for Litium's mid-size ecommerce company needs. Fastly's CDN not only scales with traffic volume but also provides site acceleration, globalization of services, good security, and other features that allow Litium to offer its customers a modern, easy-to-use ecommerce platform. Fastly's Image Optimizer, part of Litium's platform, allows customers to offload image transformation to Fastly's edge cloud network, reducing traffic to the origin server, cutting possible storage costs, and offloading resource-consuming image transformation applications from Litium's network. Furthermore, Fastly's support team has been described as a partner, providing fast response times and going the extra mile for Litium.
Operational Impact
  • The partnership with Fastly has not only provided Litium with a technological solution but also a cultural fit. The shared values between the two companies have been instrumental in their successful collaboration. Fastly's CDN has allowed Litium to offer its customers a modern, easy-to-use ecommerce platform with unlimited opportunities for customization. The CDN has also enabled Litium to maintain its backend in Europe while allowing sales in the US and other parts of the world without any degradation in response time. Furthermore, Fastly's support team has been a valuable partner for Litium, providing fast response times and going the extra mile to solve issues. The partnership has also been beneficial for Litium's transition to a more modern, cloud-native containerization environment.
Quantitative Benefit
  • Fastly's CDN has improved global response times for Litium's customers.
  • Fastly's Image Optimizer reduces traffic to the origin server, cutting possible storage costs.
  • Fastly's CDN allows Litium to serve images faster and decreases page load times even for image-heavy retail sites.

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