The future of the PHP PaaS is here: Our journey to Platform.sh

17 Jun 2016
Markus Hausammann

It’s a problem every digital agency faces: how can we best deploy our resources for maximum customer benefit, efficiency and profit? Markus Hausamman at Cloud Solutions has long believed that the right Platform as a Service (PaaS) should be an essential part of the answer. A PaaS offloads the burden of infrastructure management and system administration to a third party, #ing up developers to work faster and more effectively - at least in theory. In practice he’d never seen a truly effective solution “in the wild”.

Markus first started looking at Platform.sh last year and gave us one of the most rigorous evaluations that we’ve ever had from an agency. He checked out everything, and he liked what he saw. Now he’s shared his experiences his company’s journey to Platform.sh. Like many others, Markus has been looking for a PaaS that delivers on its promises, and he believes that he’s found it with Platform.sh.

Here are a few quotes from the feature:

“[With Platform.sh] It seemed like many of the problems of the competition had been solved. I started to get the feeling that Platform.sh might be just what we had been looking for and decided to give it a serious try. The result: Minds blown. We realized that Platform.sh had taken the PHP PaaS idea to a whole new level. A few months later we’re using Platform.sh for all our new projects and are migrating older projects over there too. Phil Sturgeon is right, once you’ve tried a hover-car, you just don’t want to drive a normal car anymore.”

*For us, Platform.sh wins. It provides storage and data management by means of its “batteries included” approach, on a level that Heroku can’t. While technical skills are required to set up Platform.sh we think their approach is simpler, as well as being more consistent and robust.

*Additionally to all the described advantages of using a good PaaS like Platform.sh, this migration has forced us to significantly advance and fully automatize our build and deployment. We’re thrilled with the monumental improvement of our deployment and hosting quality, the productivity boost as well as the peace of mind this new approach is giving us.”

Read Markus’s full story.

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