Drupal platform Pantheon today launched Multidev, which lets teams instantly provision unlimited development environments in the cloud and cut website management costs.
With Multidev, every team member can fork the entire stack of services that power a site on demand, developing in tandem on a single platform, thereby making it possible to launch large websites faster and cost less to manage over time.
Multidev is based on Pantheon’s multi-tenant containerized architecture and spins up in seconds. It doesn’t need additional infrastructure or virtual servers, hence letting managers get rid of bugs introduced by outdated databases or platform fragmentation.
Development team members can hit ‘fork’ to provision a complete cloud development environment in seconds. Multidev eliminates the risk of overwriting or losing data while developing, testing and handing off a stable copy of the site for review.
– Zack Rosen, CEO and co-founder, Pantheon.
Multidev also supports feature-branching, per-developer sandboxes, dedicated quality assurance environments and more.
Multidev is currently available at no additional charge for those who’ve Pantheon’s Business or Enterprise plan for their sites.
“With Multidev we’ve eliminated the big reasons behind website launch delays,” said Zack Rosen, CEO and co-founder, Pantheon.
“Multidev delivers on the promise of a software-defined data center for website development. It gives users the ability to spin up an entire new web stack including database, caching and version control for every developer on demand. Now even extensive and complex sites can hit their launch targets,” he added.
According to the official press release, a survey conducted by Pantheon of over 1,200 professional developers and project managers at marketing and digital agencies revealed that 59 percent of new sites miss their launch date due to fragmented processes that arise when teams collaborate on the same website.
Multidev solves this problem by allowing each team member to fork a complete copy of the site, including all the infrastructure to run it in the cloud.
“The costs of missed launch dates are enormous, from stretched budgets to missed go to market opportunities,” said Josh Koenig, co-founder, Pantheon.
“Multidev streamlines modern web development, eliminating risks and closing gaps so developers can deliver and CMOs can win,” he added.
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