TYPO3 CMS 8 starting today with Platform.sh in the cloud

Robert Douglass
27 Oct 2016
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Paris, France. Munich, Germany. 27th October, 2016 - TYPO3 CMS 8 was presented in the cloud today at the TYPO3 Conference that is currently being held in Munich. Starting now, users can test TYPO3 on Platform.sh. The TYPO3 Association and the cloud hosting company Platform.sh are cooperating on offering the open source CMS in the cloud as well. Platform.sh offers its users a public cloud solution via Microsoft Azure Germany that also saves sensitive data securely in German datacenters.

Platform.sh is easy to use, flexible, tailored to the needs of developers and offers complete build and deployment management for composer-based applications. Other advantages for TYPO3 users:

• Management of the most important services such as MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Mongo DB, Redis, Solr and ElasticSearch
•   Eliminates DevOps overhead by providing a complete copy of the application for every Git branch
•   Flexible deployment targets around the world on the basis of Azure via Microsoft Cloud Germany
•   Strong partnerships with Symfony and Blackfire.io
•   Applications can scale from minimally resourced development environments to deployments with hundreds of CPUs and GB of RAM.
•   Continuous integration enables snapshots from the productive environment to be used, new functions to be integrated and these to be integrated again live.

On the way to the release of the next full version of TYPO3, the core team has examined current best practices and identified core cloud functionalities. The Tech Preview gives an early insight into the new features before the release of TYPO3 8 LTS in April 2017. Screenshots are available on TYPO3.

Availability and prices

Starting today, Platform.sh offers a free trial version with 30 days of running time. Now, everyone can try out TYPO3 CMS 8 and test as many projects as they want in the cloud. Projects are available starting at 10 euros per month, but can be scaled worldwide to even the largest websites (for SaaS providers, for example). All prices and offers can be found on Platform.sh.

Data Protection and Security

Because Platform.sh provides its functions via Microsoft Azure in the Microsoft Cloud Germany, sensitive data can also be stored and processed safely. The data centers are located in Germany and access is controlled by a reputable German data custodian. Microsoft itself can only obtain access, in the event of support questions, for example, with the expressed permission of the customer. The data center is protected by physical barriers, comprehensive measures against natural forces as well as technical security measures and a 24-hour security service.

Quotes

“Aside from its intrinsic technical advantages, Platform.sh also fits the bill in delivering the mission critical cloud hosting that TYPO3’s Enterprise user base is looking for. By partnering with Microsoft for hosting in international Azure data centers and Microsoft Cloud Germany, Platform.sh can offer sovereign, compliant and secure production hosting to TYPO3 users worldwide”. added Olivier Dobberkau, President of the TYPO3 Association.

“TYPO3 is the dominant Open Source CMS in Germany and much of central Europe, so we’re very excited to be working together with the team to accelerate cloud adoption among TYPO3’s massive user base,” explained Andrew Melck, Regional Manager DACH at Platform.sh

About Platform.sh

Platform.sh is a continuous deployment cloud hosting solution that can scale applications from the smallest project to ones handling millions of visitors. It is ideal for agile software teams because of its unique feature: it can replicate a live production cluster in seconds and create byte-level clones of throwaway dev and staging environments, which makes testing and validation up to 7 times faster, that’s weeks to days, and in some cases days to hours. We can provide 99.99% SLAs thanks to our 24/7 follow-the-sun support combined with a unique, triple-redundant architecture that’s based on a high density grid of Linux micro-containers. Headquartered in Paris, France, with employees across five continents, the company serves thousands of clients worldwide, including Vivienne Westwood, The Canadian Football League, The British Council, Flixbus, and El Universo.

About TYPO3

The TYPO3 Association is promoting the development of free software projects that have arisen from the community regarding the original TYPO3 Content Management System. It is a not-for-profit organization that provides software developments from third parties that it has funded to the public free of charge.

The TYPO3 Association is an association according to Swiss Law that was founded by the members of the TYPO3 Community, including Kasper Skårhøj, in November 2004. It has its headquarters in Baar ZG (Switzerland). The TYPO3 Association is non-partisan and denominationally neutral.

More information on its members, objectives and funding opportunities can be found on its website: https://typo3.org/association.

Additionally the TYPO3 Association has established an independent service company that provide its members with support services and attend to the technological development of the CMS system in the future. More about TYPO3 GmbH can be found on https://typo3.com/.