How Pionect and DigitalOcean partner to drive business success

“As a software builder, our ambition is always to write good code and host our code on good infrastructure so that we can give our clients the best possible experience. We are excited to be a DigitalOcean partner and look forward to continuing our work with them.”

Pionect is a software development agency that builds and maintains high-traffic eCommerce platforms for customers across Europe. After moving much of its infrastructure to DigitalOcean from a hyperscaler, Pionect became a DigitalOcean partner, and now benefits from DigitalOcean’s Partner Pod discount structure and tailored support.

Simple and reliable hosting for eCommerce sites

Pionect acts as a long-term partner for its customers, giving customers an outsourced IT team who can build and maintain websites and applications. Many of Pionect’s customers are in the eCommerce space, and Pionect helps them with development tasks ranging from integrating eCommerce systems with accounting and transportation logistics, to providing regular website and software maintenance.

Pionect was utilizing a hyperscaler for their cloud computing needs before discovering DigitalOcean when they were searching for a simpler solution. After trying DigitalOcean and liking the features, they moved the vast majority of their infrastructure to DigitalOcean Droplets. Pionect also utilizes DigitalOcean Managed Databases and is starting to work with DigitalOcean Kubernetes.

“We want to focus on creating beautiful software, and hyperscalers are often too complex for what our customers need. DigitalOcean makes it simple for us to manage a lot of customers under one account.” - Egbert Wietses, CEO, Pionect

One of the key benefits for Pionect and their customers is the ease with which they can scale up DigitalOcean resources as needed, which is critical for eCommerce sites that experience surges in traffic at certain times. DigitalOcean’s simplicity and partner discount program also help Pionect’s business, as their teams can be more efficient in their work, saving them time and helping their bottom line.

“With DigitalOcean, it’s very fast and easy to resize resources as needed, and in the eCommerce industry that is very important. If we see a customer could benefit from more capacity, it takes less than a minute to give them more capacity. We also enjoy DigitalOcean’s load balancing and how easy it is to take a server out of production to debug issues.” - Egbert Wietses, CEO, Pionect

A lasting partnership

Pionect has a small team of experts, but their customers drive 150 million Euros of sales per year, and they are continuing to grow. By partnering with DigitalOcean, Pionect is able to give those customers simple and reliable infrastructure, plus get additional support and discounts from DigitalOcean. The Pionect team also benefits from personalized support and contact with the DigitalOcean team–they have had in-person meetings with DigitalOcean representatives to discuss further partnership opportunities, and always receive quick responses to support requests.

“As a software builder, our ambition is always to write good code and host our code on good infrastructure so that we can give our clients the best possible experience. We are excited to be a DigitalOcean partner and look forward to continuing our work with them.” - Egbert Wietses, CEO, Pionect

As Pionect expands their business and serves customers in other regions, they are excited to continue working with DigitalOcean as a partner.

Pionect

Industry

eCommerce

HQ

The Netherlands

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