Drupal 8 Support on Pantheon

Drupal 8.0.0 will be the biggest release in Drupal’s history. The collective effort of over 3,200 people working for the past 4 years, Drupal 8.0.0 will feature a rewritten codebase built on the Symfony PHP Framework, with over 200 new features for everyone to enjoy.

Here at Pantheon we are very excited about the upcoming release and are announcing today our official support for Drupal 8 on the platform. For those following along at home, we have been spinning up Drupal 8 sites for the last 15 months (since Alpha 12) but prevented those sites from going live. Now with the release of Drupal 8.0.0 RC2 and our own Drupal 8 portal, we are happy to allow customers to use our best practice development workflow to build, launch, and manage live Drupal 8 sites on Pantheon. Develop Drupal 8 on Pantheon today!

Under the hood, folks who use Drupal 8 on Pantheon will see a number of new features:

  • MultiDev + Configuration Management = Development Magic: The combination of Drupal 8’s powerful configuration management system (watch David and I demo it) with Pantheon’s MultiDev technology makes web development using Git feature branches a breeze.

  • PHP 5.5: We’ve been deploying on PHP 5.5 for years, so our platform is ready to handle all that Drupal 8 has to offer. Rest easy on an experienced platform.

  • Drush 8: Each Drupal 8 site runs Drush 8 for powerful scripting and command line access to your Drupal 8 site.

  • Drupal 8: Plus all of the great new features in Drupal 8 itself!

As I have talked about on this blog before, it is really awesome to be living in the PHP Renaissance where new ideas for the web are being developed every day and added to our digital marketplace of ideas. Here's to hoping that Drupal 8—along with WordPress, Backdrop CMS, and other open source CMS solutions—will make a better web for everyone.

Want to know more about Drupal 8 on Pantheon? Sign up for our Drupal 8 on Pantheon webinar featuring CTO David Strauss and yours truly.

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