Needed to manage a large portfolio of sites with a small team
Scaling their WordPress Multisite required substantial overhead and downtime
Unable to make feature updates due to the risk of taking down all sites on the network
Integrate WordPress Multisite with Bedrock and Buddy.works for continuous integration
Migrate to an Elastic Hosting provider to allow for on demand scaling
Mirror environments to allow for a Dev/Test/Live workflow
Ability to deploy updates and features across all sites
Scaled up the number of client sites by 250% in their first year on Pantheon
Confidence in deploying features, knowing the 10,000 orders they receive a month won’t be interrupted
Partnered with Pantheon support to craft a deployment process that matched their needs
Answered the business question of “can I keep scaling without experiencing downtime?”
Introduced multiple environments to allow releases be built and tested without impacting the live site
Today, Craftpeak is booming. The company, based in Asheville, North Carolina, gives craft breweries a platform to market and sell their beer online. With a suite of brewery-specific features, Craftpeak's pre-built websites are primed for direct-to-consumer sales with pickup, local delivery, and shipping options.
Yet, to fulfill their vision—to give craft breweries an edge in a rapidly growing, highly competitive market—the team at Craftpeak needed a way to deploy code quickly, at scale.
Craftpeak was familiar with Pantheon due to our presence in the WordPress community, and Julien knew that Pantheon reviews for performance, stability, security, and support were all 5-Star.
Together WordPress Multisite was integrated with Bedrock and Buddy.works for continuous integration and mirror environments allowed for a Dev/Test/Live workflow. This was layered on top of Pantheon’s Elastic Hosting to allow for on demand scaling.
Pantheon's WebOps platform frees the team at Craftpeak from worrying about site performance, and instead lets them focus on onboarding new customers and updating code and processes. In the last year on Pantheon, Craftpeak has been able to scale their operation up by 250% percent and their breweries process an average of 10,000 orders a month.
Download the full Craftpeak case study here.