Whether it’s e-commerce, news and media sites, multi-channel applications or connected devices, users expect seamless, engaging digital experiences. This puts pressure on developers to deliver quality features fast, and when you're working on a project with multiple engineers or other outside groups need to interact with the development process, it can be a real challenge staying ahead of users' heightened expectations.

We've been thinking a lot about this and exploring ways we can provide developers more flexibility. Today we're announcing a new partnership with Platform.sh that we believe is going to make a significant impact on the lives of developers in the eZ Community and help CEOs, CIOs and CTOs sleep better at night. 

Introducing eZ Platform PaaS

By taking advantage of Platform.sh's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), developers can now customize and extend eZ Platform in a simpler way, without the complexity of maintaining the software and infrastructure underneath it. This means developers can build, test, and deploy new features faster and more frequently, which in turn reduces costs, time, and risk for the business. By reducing complexity, maintenance and enhancement is also made easier.

Now, for many projects, ensuring application performance requires customization of the infrastructure, and plenty of developers relish tweaking servers, but often engineers want to focus on their code. For these developers, and especially those who want to automate testing and deployment, we believe PaaS is the way to go, and saw the ideal partner in Platform.sh.

Platform.sh: Continuous Deployment Cloud Hosting

With Platform.sh, developers only have to worry about writing the application code—no sysadmin chores ever again! Platform.sh takes care of those. If you need a database, Platform.sh can deploy and configure it. And the service will configure your app so it connects to it, as well as the copies of it that are made for each git branch. The same goes for search engines, caches, and the file system. Platform.sh will configure the web server and the network. It also makes sure everything can be consistently backed up and restored. What this ultimately means is, your teams get to start projects faster, deliver them earlier and with better quality.

With high performance and high availability, Platform.sh eliminates testing bottlenecks and provides smooth deployments. Its full production cluster, containing all its data, can be cloned in under a minute into a staging environment for every new feature developed. Every git branch, every pull-request, gets an automatically generated staging that allows for both automated and user-acceptance testing.

Get started with eZ Platform PaaS today

Interested in trying it out for yourself? Sign up for a one month free trial of eZ Platform PaaS by visiting ezplatform.com, our new developer hub. 

And stay tuned on the eZ Blog for a video of the eZ Platform PaaS setup process tomorrow, and a look at SaaS vs PaaS vs IaaS later this week.

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