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Pantheon

October 22, 2015 12:14 ET

Pantheon Launches New Pantheon for EDU Free for Universities and Campuses Running Drupal and WordPress Websites

19 of the Top 20 Universities and the Largest University in the Nation Trust Pantheon to Run Their Websites Including, Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Rice, Stanford, UC Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, and Weill Cornell Medical

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - October 22, 2015) - Pantheon, the only website management platform for WordPress and Drupal, announced today Pantheon for EDU, the only product of its kind designed to meet the specific needs of universities, campuses, and educational institutions. Pantheon for EDU allows schools to centralize all of their campus websites, bringing ultimate control, security, and management to any Drupal or WordPress site. Today, 19 of the top 20 universities and the largest university in the nation including ASU, Columbia, Cornell Medical, Harvard, MIT, Rice, Stanford, and UC Berkeley run websites on Pantheon. Pantheon is also announcing that more than 50 agencies have joined Pantheon for EDU Partner Specialists in order to support universities on the new product. Demonstrations of Pantheon for EDU can be seen at the Badcamp Higher Ed Summit at University of California at Berkeley October 22 - 25.

"Unicon's deep experience in applying education technology solutions to business challenges has allowed us to produce successful outcomes to clients, including universities, colleges, and community colleges, for over 20 years. As websites become the center of interaction between students and institutions, their role has shifted to the front of the technology priority list," said Jason Lacy, Vice President of Sales, Unicon, Inc. "Pantheon for EDU speaks to the specific challenges of developing, managing and scaling websites at the institutional level. We are excited to partner with Pantheon in order to help continue to grow their online presence in education."

Pantheon for EDU is the most robust platform for educational institutions to manage all their Drupal and WordPress sites with centralized control and easy management. Leading campuses are moving to Pantheon in order to scale and increase the performance and security of their websites. Tulane University, University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, Whittier College, Columbia University, University of Minnesota, Humboldt State, MIT, Tufts, and University of Colorado, Boulder trust Pantheon for website management. With Pantheon for EDU campuses have access to:

  • A free product for any institution with a .edu
  • Manage entire portfolio of websites from a single dashboard
    • Drupal and WordPress sites
    • Manage team members, roles, and permissions
  • Centrally control templates and branding without the risk of running all your sites on one codebase with Custom Upstreams
  • Easily collaborate with team members
    • Dev, test, live included for every site
    • Use Multidev

More than 50 agencies have joined as Pantheon's EDU Partner Specialists program including Cheeky Monkey, ForumOne, Kalamuna, MediaCurrent, Palantir®, Spark451, SystemSeed, and Unicon. EDU Partner Specialists will support universities as they move to the Pantheon platform. Each of these Specialists have deep experience working with institutions, their faculty, and students in order to deliver great web experiences.

Kalamuna's expertise in development, design, user research, user experience, and content strategy allows us to collaborate with many university marketing, administrative, research, and IT leaders. With Pantheon for EDU, universities will be able to streamline the development process, smoothly scale their digital footprint, and manage hundreds of sites through a single dashboard, using the best practices we use every day. It is an amazing solution to an ongoing challenge and we are happy to partner with Pantheon to support higher ed clients," said Andrew Mallis Co Founder of Kalamuna.

Pantheon for EDU is FREE for any institution with a .edu URL. For more information visit pantheon.io/edu.

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: https://pantheon.io/.

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