SOURCE: Pantheon

October 22, 2015 12:21 ET

Pantheon Announces Support for Drupal 8 in Production

Leading Website Management Platform Architects Configuration Management in Drupal 8

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - October 22, 2015) - Pantheon, the only website management platform for WordPress and Drupal, announced today that it supports Drupal 8 in production. More than four years in development and with contributions from 3,000 developers around the world, Drupal 8 boasts the most modern and robust codebase with more than 200 new features and improvements. Pantheon sponsored the development of, and CTO David Strauss architected, one of Drupal 8's major new features, Configuration Management. Pantheon's architectural compatibility, years of deploying PHP 5.5, and one-of-a-kind workflow, bring Drupal 8 to its peak performance. Demonstrations of Drupal on Pantheon can be seen this week at Badcamp 2015 at University of California at Berkeley, October 22 - 25.

"Drupal 8 has significantly evolved to meet the needs of any website large or small, with the key improvements that enterprises, professional developers, and agencies need," said David Strauss, co-founder and CTO of Pantheon. "We are proud to be contributors to Drupal 8 and support it in production. Our customers will get the most benefit out of Drupal 8 by using Pantheon's complementary features."

Drupal 8 is the first object-oriented release of Drupal, based on a modern PHP approach using the Symfony2 framework. It delivers a mobile-first approach, and introduces improvements to configuration management, authoring, and front-end templating. Drupal 8 also sets a new standard of ease-of-use and takes advantage of new capabilities for displaying data on mobile devices, building a built-in REST API, and multilingual/i18n support. Pantheon's workflow and Multidev environments, combined with Drupal 8's configuration management, set a new standard for enterprise-grade development practice. In addition, Pantheon has been deploying on PHP 5.5 for years, so the platform is ready to handle all that Drupal 8 has to offer.

The combination of Pantheon and Drupal 8 delivers a best-of-breed platform for website management:

Build, Launch, and Run Amazingly Awesome Websites -- Decoupled CMS is a rising trend, and Drupal 8 makes running a decoupled Drupal site easier than ever. Pantheon is the best place to run decoupled sites.

Launch Faster With Productive Teams -- Use Pantheon's built-in workflow & Multidev environment with Drupal 8's new configuration management capabilities to streamline development workflow. Pantheon sponsored and contributed to this development, so it will work seamlessly.

Lower Risk -- Pantheon has been deploying on PHP 5.5 for years, so the platform is ready to handle Drupal 8 sites.

"Since our inception, Pantheon has been committed to delivering on the promise of Drupal," said Zack Rosen, Pantheon co-founder and CEO. "By supporting Drupal 8 as early as possible, Pantheon is strengthening its commitment to Drupal and continuing to demonstrate its status as a Drupal leader."

About Pantheon

Founded in 2010, Pantheon is the only Drupal and WordPress website management platform, running more than 100,000 sites in the cloud. Pantheon's multi-tenant, container-based platform enables developers, creative agencies, and companies to manage all of their websites from a single dashboard. Pantheon delivers the fastest, most secure platform for developing, testing, and launching all your websites. Customers including Arizona State University, Cisco, Intel, and United Nations trust the Pantheon platform. For more information about Pantheon, visit:

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