TYPO3 and Platform.sh announce cloud readiness and tech preview of strategic integration

Robert Douglass
Chief DevRel Officer
13 Oct 2016

Paris, France. Munich, Germany. 13th October, 2016 - The TYPO3 Association and Platform.sh, the continuous delivery cloud hosting company, announce that TYPO3 is available for testing on Platform.sh from October 26 onwards giving all TYPO3 users full access to Platform.sh’s revolutionary cloud-hosting capabilities.

“We’ve followed developments in Cloud hosting and PaaS solutions closely, and Platform.sh immediately impressed us with its simplicity, flexibility and dedication to the developer’s needs.” says Mathias Schreiber, CEO of TYPO3 GmbH.

Olivier Dobberkau, President of the TYPO3 Association added:

“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 datacenters and Microsoft Cloud Germany, Platform.sh can offer sovereign, compliant and secure production hosting to TYPO3 users worldwide.”

Andrew Melck, Regional Manager DACH at Platform.sh said:

“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.”

Platform.sh brings a range of benefits to TYPO3 users:

  • Complete build and deployment management for Composer-based applications
  • Full management of key services such as MariaDB, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, Solr, ElasticSearch
  • Eliminates DevOps overhead by providing a complete copy of the application for every Git branch
  • Flexible deployment targets around the world including the Azure sovereign German cloud
  • Strong partners with Symfony and Blackfire.io
  • Application can scale from minimally resourced development environments to deployments with hundreds of CPUs and GBs of RAM.

Platform.sh has established itself as the modern, preferred solution for other Composer-based open source systems such as Drupal, Magento, EZ Platform, Sulu, and Symfony. The collaboration with TYPO3 is a further move towards standardization in best practices around modern orchestration and deployment.

On its way to the release of the next full version of TYPO3, the core team has examined current best practices and identified key cloud functionalities. The tech preview offers an early view of the new features, ahead of the release of TYPO3 8 LTS in April 2017. To try out the tech preview for yourself simply go to https://typo3.org/platform or visit https://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/.