Overstock.com Saves 30% with Oracle Cloud Disaster Recovery as a Service

Overstock.com, headquartered in Utah, is a tech-driven online retailer providing high-quality merchandise, great value, and exceptional customer service.

Since Overstock.com’s inception of providing online high-quality merchandise to their customers, they have grown into a multi-billion-dollar business. They knew they needed a disaster recovery system to avoid potential service interruptions and deliver full customer satisfaction. But they didn’t have months to spend implementing and learning a new system.

Cloud Experts Find Overstock.com’s Perfect Fit

Since they hadn’t experienced service interruptions with their always-on system, Overstock.com hadn’t previously investigated disaster recovery options. To learn more, they spoke to the Oracle team, who introduced Overstock.com to the cloud experts: Centroid.

Through discussion, Centroid determined that Oracle Cloud Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) would be the best fit for Overstock.com. Not only would the DRaaS system provide an easy, nearly instantaneous “push-button” set up, it would also provide secure flexibility in the long-term. To speed up the project even more, Centroid suggested that Overstock.com utilize Oracle’s integrated Database Cloud Service, Java Cloud Service, and SOA Cloud Service. This combined package would provide a scalable system to support any size workload; built-in, multi-layered security and encryption by default for data in transit and at rest; rapid, agile deployment of all applications; and comprehensive integration for Overstock.com’s dynamic workloads.

“Overstock.com was considering setting up an on-premises model, but we knew that model was not modern and Overstock needed to pivot to the cloud,” said Paresh Patel, Managing Partner at Centroid. “After architecting Overstock.com’s Oracle Cloud business continuity solution, we were able to push a button and spin up their environments quickly. That eliminated months of time off the project.”

Fast Installation Provides Long-Term Disaster Coverage

It took only weeks for Centroid to have the project near completion, including comprehensive testing and building a new cloud architecture. Not only does the system work perfectly, the fast timeline and effective solution has saved Overstock.com 30% over the cost of traditional, on-premises disaster recovery.

Plus, the cloud-based solution enables Overstock.com to eliminate the hassle of buying and managing on-premises licenses and infrastructure, which will save them from extra time and costs going forward.


“Centroid provided full turn-key services, from cloud design and build-out to technology deployment, failover testing, cut-over activities, and managed services, to ensure Overstock.com had exactly what they needed – fast. The incredible success and cost-savings of this project have led Overstock.com to scope and plan other cloud solutions with Centroid.”

— Jim Brull, Managing Partner, Centroid


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