What is Web Ops, and why it matters.


Much like a receptionist or client greeter, your website welcomes people to your business. It shows clients and potential clients why they should choose you over the competition. Pantheon’s WebOps platform offers an new form of web infrastructure and tooling that can enhance the way your team operates. There is a reason Pantheon has witnessed 100% successful launches. It optimizes speed, security, and support, so your team can focus on more important things, like design, user experience, and measuring results.


What Is WebOps?

 WebOps a set of practices for running websites that recognizes, and optimizes, for the collaborative nature of the work. Making, maintaining, and improving a website requires interweaving technical, design, and business expertise flowing through multiple people. For a team to be successful, each person needs to keep the focus of their work on supporting the business objectives of the site. Teams can fail when individual members get lost in the minutiae of their work because of broken or unreliable tools. That is where Pantheon makes life a whole lot easier. 

A purpose-built platform like Pantheon meanweb teams no longer get bogged down in setting up deployment pipelines or moving databases between environments. With tooling built specifically for Drupal and WordPress, a huge portion of the website market, Pantheon unblocks teams to spend more time designing, testing, deploying, and measuring new iterations. When teams have space to think creatively, they are much better suited to keep up with market trends and demands.

Agencies also benefit from Pantheon and a WebOps mindset as you can see here. With a reliable platform like Pantheon, agencies get back a significant portion of their project budgets to spend on features their clients care about. 


When We Say Speed…

Meeting expectations for website speed is easier said than done. A team rushing to deliver more and more features on a site will inevitably make their site slower. They don’t intend to make it slower and they often don’t even know what exactly made it slower. Mitigating the pitfalls that damage performance requires a few things. First, a team needs state-of-the-art infrastructure to ensure they aren’t limited. Most critically that means a Content Delivery Network that puts the files making up the website as physically close to site visitors as possible. Pantheon’s Global CDN has over 70 points of presence around the globe that keep page load times as low as possible. Next, a team needs to be able to measure the speed of their site, especially when problems occur. Pantheon’s platform integration with New Relic allows teams to introspect where every millisecond spent on the server goes.



Automate for the Win


Website creation should be an exciting, fun process, but when you hear words like backups and regression tests even the most seasoned IT professional’s eyes may start to droop. With their recent acquisition  of StagingPilot, Pantheon can automate hundreds of mind-numbing tasks that would otherwise slow down the updating process. Think about all the hours you’ll save on quality assurance testing if a robot could tell you whether a security update moved any pixels. 


Security is Key

When websites get hacked, the developers picking up the pieces often figure out the mistake they made. A plugin was left out of date. File permissions were set too loosely. The frustrating part is feeling like the mistake was made in a place the developer never wanted control of in the first place.


For a WebOps team to effectively drive conversions they need to trust that the site won’t collapse beneath them in a security breach. Pantheon’s opinionated platform locks down many of the most common attack vectors hackers look for to exploit Drupal and WordPress sites. Pantheon pioneered containerized infrastructure that ensures each site is isolated from all the others on the platform. The filesystem on Pantheon also sets permissions in a way that prevents attackers from maliciously rewriting files. A sensible role-based access system also allows teams to grant access to individual sites or their whole portfolio when a team member needs it. That access can be revoked quickly and completely when needed.


Collaboration, design, functionality, security and improved productivity are only a few of the reasons your team should embrace a WebOps mindset with Pantheon. Ultimately your team needs to increase KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) for your site. The best way to do that is with a platform that maximizes your ability to safely make and measure changes. 

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