Barceló Hotels & Resorts, the hotel division of Barceló Corporación Empresarial, is the 4th largest hotel chain in Spain and the 33rd largest in the world. It currently has 245 hotels and more than 54.000 rooms in 22 countries.
Business platform description
The development platform is “Microsoft .Net” using a SQL Server database. The B2B services (integration with providers) are based on the intensive use of Web Services.
The number of daily webservice transactions in August 2017 is approximately 1.200.000. To support this number of transactions they needed 11 XML servers and 4 database servers.
WHAT ARE OUR CLIENTS SAYING?
ventusproxy® is one of the basic pillars we rely on to meet the demands of our integrations quickly and efficiently. It is of inestimable help in monitoring and refining the integration processes. The technical support is outstanding.
We were looking for a partner to help resolve a key challenge, how to enable more product for customers without impacting suppliers. ventusproxy® provided us with this solution. Their innovative approach to Active caching has helped us enable additional content for our customers without impacting our LTB with them. A win win scenario.
The installation of ventusproxy® in our IT infrastructure has had an immediate impact at every level:
- Software and hardware cost reduction of an estimated 20%.
- Improved load times in availability queries, which has led to a better user experience.
- Increase of 38% in sales from mobile devices.
The improved response time on our api has been remarkable, and we have tripled the number of transactions using the same infrastructure we had two years ago.