SOURCE: Pantheon

September 30, 2011 09:00 ET

Pantheon Challenges Website Software Market With Launch of New Cloud Service for Building and Running Company Sites

Pantheon's New SaaS Offering Frees Companies to Focus on Creating Customer Experiences Instead of Building Infrastructure; NBC Universal, University of California/Berkeley, and AAA Choose Pantheon to Build and Run Their Web Presence; Company Raises Seed Financing From Baseline Capital, First Round Capital, Floodgate Capital and Leading Angels

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 30, 2011) - Pantheon (www.getpantheon.com) today announced the launch of the company's Pantheon service, a new cloud model for the creation and management of corporate websites. Pantheon brings enterprise-class content management (CMS), reliability and scale to company websites, replacing a complex and costly software approach to web infrastructure with a new SaaS model.

Pantheon's new approach makes marketing and IT organizations more successful, and allows them to quickly respond to the new social and mobile requirements companies add to their sites every day. Leveraging a proven Drupal foundation, the Pantheon service enables companies like NBC, Universal, University of California/Berkeley and AAA new ways of running their online businesses and delighting their customers.

"Marketers today are required to build increasingly sophisticated online experiences that match the changing nature of the Internet," said Steve Douglas of AAA Arizona. "With Pantheon, all of the complexity of running a sophisticated website is handled in the cloud, allowing us to focus our energy on creating new customer experiences rather than simply keeping the lights on."

While the past decade has seen breathtaking innovation in mobile devices, social applications and media, the core foundation of most corporate websites remains unchanged. With most companies utilizing proprietary and antiquated content management software (CMS), or struggling to stitch together open source stacks by hand, companies are forced to spend too much effort on undifferentiated technology rather than advancing their business. Pantheon takes the cloud model already proven successful in helping companies run their sales and service organizations, and finally makes it available for running a company's entire web presence. Building on the open source Drupal core already powering some of the largest sites on the Internet, Pantheon offers a new level of functionality, value and success for organizations, their marketing teams, and their IT staff.

For the Enterprise: New Customer Experiences -- Moving web infrastructure into the cloud and onto a modern CMS foundation allows companies to more quickly innovate their websites, letting them connect with their customers in the new ways the Internet demands.

For the CMO: No Technology Limits -- For too long the CMO has had to be the CTO of the web, struggling to manage a complex and fragmented set of web technologies. With Pantheon and the cloud model, marketers have the power and flexibility to create experiences without the limitations of infrastructure.

For IT: Complete Visibility and Control -- Pantheon lets IT maintain a view of all web operations within a company, across even hundreds of sites, ensuring that all web activities are managed to the company's requirements and not hidden under IT's radar. And backed by Pantheon's world-class operations team, IT is ensured best in class availability and performance.

Pantheon is backed by leading players in the SaaS space from salesforce.com and Heroku including Adam Gross, James Lindenbaum and Kenny Van Zant as well as investors Floodgate, Baseline and First Round Capital.

"Creating compelling Internet experiences is the most important thing a brand can do today, but the old model of building websites is making it much harder than it has to be. Companies are stuck between decades-old proprietary CMS systems, or becoming experts in building and running open source stacks," said Zack Rosen, CEO and co-founder of Pantheon. "From our extensive experience as web developers, we wanted to fill this gap. Pantheon is the only platform that can manage every presence, effortlessly and without breaking the bank."

Pricing and Availability
Pantheon is generally available with packages starting at $100 per month.

About Pantheon
Founded in 2010, Pantheon is a developer of integrated solutions for Drupal that are designed to increase the ease of managing multiple web and mobile properties. At Pantheon, we believe that brands must regain control of the customer web, where every interaction, whether social, website or mobile, delivers the best experience. Our flagship platform puts the management of hundreds of websites, communities and mobile applications in the hands of marketing and IT through a single dashboard. Pantheon customers include NBC Universal, UC Berkeley and AAA. To take control of the customer web, visit www.getpantheon.com.

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