Today we close the eZ Conference 2017 in London, which has been a great edition with a lot of sharing and a lot of innovation. On our side, beside unveiling eZ Platform 2 alpha, the major product announcement has been the launch of eZ Platform Cloud. If you missed it, read on.

eZ Platform Cloud is a new cloud solution providing eZ Platform in a Platform as a Service (PaaS) flavor (read here if you are curious about the difference between PaaS and IaaS). eZ Platform Cloud provides the software, but also the hosting infrastructure and the underlying software stack (web servers and databases). More than that, it provides the tooling that enables a very agile and fast deployment process from development to production without forgetting the different testing and acceptance phases.

eZ Platform Cloud PaaS capabilities provide a lot of value compared to the old traditional approach to web development. First and foremost, it’s an accelerator. Your team doesn’t have to setup the development, staging and production environments. It’s ready to use, high availability and ready to scale as much as you need, so that you save on setup time. But beyond the setup, it’s also an accelerator because all operations from development to deployment to production are taken care of, relying on Git, and you can very quickly iterate on development.

In addition to the benefit of saving time, it’s a solution that will help increase productivity and reduce costs as well as risks, mostly because you won’t have to deal with the infrastructure yourself, which means you won’t have to invest in software, hardware and teams to manage it. The cost of eZ Platform Cloud will be significantly lower than the hard cost you have when taking care of the infrastructure yourself.

Last but not least, eZ Platform Cloud  will simplify your operations as you will have to deal with one single support team, one single vendor and one single contract for the entire solution.

eZ Platform Cloud is a new product, but you should not be hesitant while thinking it’s immature. eZ Platform Cloud is powered by Platform.sh, a tech company specializing in PaaS solutions. For the past year eZ has teamed up Platform.sh as a technology partner. But we decided to go beyond our previous partnership and build our Cloud product together with Platform.sh in a fully integrated way—as one single offering. We took this approach as we believe Platform.sh is the best to deliver this solution. Their experience and knowledge of our application stack is proven as they are the official cloud provider for companies such as Sensiolabs (creators of the Symfony framework) and Magento.

We are launching this week  eZ Platform Cloud on a preview basis, fine tuning the solution based  feedback from the first users. You can contact us if you are interested in being a first user and launching a project with eZ Platform Cloud Our team will be here to guide you. We will follow this preview phase with an official public launch soon where all the details on the different packages available for eZ Platform Cloud will be shared.

We are all very excited by this new cloud product which can help us accelerate the development of projects. Please don’t hesitate to comment here or to contact us if you have any question.

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