The Platform.sh Roadshow comes to Zurich

How can you ensure that your deployments will be successful? What should you look for when assessing cloud hosting providers? And where can you find the ideal toolset for cloud-based PHP hosting, especially for Drupal and Symfony applications?

All these questions and more were answered when Liip AG played host to the Platform.sh team recently, giving us the chance to present our revolutionary Git-based cloud hosting solution to customers, partners and like-minded agencies during an evening event on the eve of May Day.

Miro Dietiker kicked the evening off with a presentation on Drupal 8, underlining that the new CMS's advanced technology stack will challenge practices and require an optimal hosting solution and toolset. Miro went on to explain how Platform.sh is integral to the MD Systems approach to Drupal 8.

The second speaker, Tom Schneider, took up the Drupal 8 topic, describing how his team at the Südostschweiz newspaper worked with MD Systems to build a ready-to-use Drupal 8 news portal distribution known as NP8. Remarkably, this system is already live, stable and highly performant on Platform.sh, despite Drupal 8's beta status. You can read more about this in our press release.

By this time the audience had heard enough hype: it was time to see a demo. Robert Douglass, Platform.sh's VP of Customer Success provided just that, showing how Platform.sh can speed onboarding, optimise development workflows, lower risk in deployment, and offer remarkable flexibility in terms of technology compared with other PaaS offerings.

Last, but definitely not least, came Liip's very own Lukas Smith, who provided some great insight into how Platform.sh provides an ideal environment for Symfony hosting, and how easily newbies can get to grips with the solution. He provided the example of a fellow Liiper who had a few hours left over before a vacation, and managed to get up and running with Platform.sh and integrate a complete ecommerce solution before it was time to go home.

The assembled guests had plenty to discuss once the talks were over, and fuelled by the delicious canapés and the excellent wine, discussions across a range of topics continued until dinner time.

Find out more about Platform.sh at: platform.sh


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