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Leading digital agencies adopt Platform.sh to support Continuous Delivery

November 05, 2014
PR Newswire
PR Newswire

Platform.sh becoming the hosting and development tool of choice for Drupal and Symfony web applications in North America and Europe.

Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 5, 2014 - A growing list of North American digital agencies will use Platform.sh, the continuous delivery cloud by Commerce Guys, for much of their development and production hosting needs. These announcements follow similar recent decisions by leading European digital agencies to do the same, signifying rapid uptake of the Platform.sh Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) product.

Platform.sh is a fully automated Git-driven web application hosting PaaS that manages not only the entire production infrastructure, but also any number of development and staging environments. It extends a branch-merge workflow to infrastructure so that every branch can be tested as if it were in production, and scales for the largest sites.

Antoine Crochet-Damais dubbed Platform.sh “Cloud Hosting 2.0” in a Journal du Net article citing its unique infrastructure for continuous integration. Platform.sh officially launched in May of this year.

Benefits to web agencies include:

  • Savings on System Administration and DevOps
  • Accelerated development schedules from specialized build and deployment tools
  • Enhanced confidence in deployment
  • Rock-solid production hosting with a competitive SLA and 24/7 support

The new Platform.sh Agency Program is designed to simplify use of Platform.sh across an entire development team, along with 24/7 support and rebates on production hosting. Commerce Guys is pleased to announce Therefore Interactive as the first firm to take advantage of this new program.

The following digital agencies have all experienced the benefits of Platform.sh, and are now delivering new projects and in some cases transitioning customers to Platform.sh.

“The guys at Commerce Guys understand what it means to partner with an agency. We’ve been very pleased with the Platform.sh products and service levels, and even more importantly, this has been reflected in our ability to service and provide for our customers” said Alex De Winne, President & CEO at Therefore Interactive of Toronto, Canada.

“Digital Bridge Solutions is proud to be partnering with Commerce Guys to lead the adoption of Platform.sh among North American Drupal agencies. We have had great support from the highest levels of the Commerce Guys organization in educating our team on the capabilities of the platform. Our code deployment processes for our Production clients on Platform.sh have been extremely easy and efficient as a result” said Chris Rooney, President & Founder, Digital Bridge Solutions.

“We are excited to adopt Commerce Guys’ cutting-edge PaaS product as our preferred hosting and continuous integration solution. Platform.sh has significantly streamlined our operations at DropForge Labs and enabled us to focus on value delivery. The development workflow has not only reduced complexity and standardized our deployment processes, but also eliminated the traditional overhead associated with DevOps.” said Andrew Santiago, President & CEO of DropForge Labs. “It is evident that the vast feature set, incredible performance, and phenomenal customer service has positioned Commerce Guys to be the market leader in this space. We look forward to a lasting partnership with Commerce Guys and will continue to recommend Platform.sh to all of our customers.”

“It’s thrilling to see such rapid adoption by our partners. Platform.sh meets developers’ needs by removing DevOps activities, encouraging frequent deployment, and allowing them to respond and react more quickly to their customers.” said Scott Dahlgren, Managing Director of North American Operations for Commerce Guys. “Our partners are using Platform.sh to improve the quality of their delivery while reducing costs, making them more competitive in the market.”

Commerce Guys is now accepting agencies for its new program. For more information, contact scott@commerceguys.com.

About Commerce Guys

Commerce Guys is the creator of Drupal Commerce, one of the world’s fastest growing eCommerce solutions with over 50,000 active sites worldwide. Drupal Commerce is revolutionary software that integrates commerce, content and community to create engaging Web experiences that bring e-retailers more traffic to drive more results. Commerce Guys recently launched Platform.sh, the Continuous Delivery Cloud for web development and hosting.

Commerce Guys won the overall grand prize and the gold prize in the Technology category at the E-commerce Awards 2013. The company was also awarded the gold prize for Best New Electronic Software Solution at the 2013 American Business Awards, also known as The Stevies.

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