21 - October - 2016

DrupalCon showcase: a very British migration

Post by Chris H

Last month saw DrupalCon arrive in Dublin – the first European DrupalCon since the release of Drupal 8.

The Ixis team were out in force, exhibiting as a gold sponsor (along with a small army of Druplicon stress-balls) As well as meeting lots of other Drupal developers and businesses deploying open source infrastructure, one of the highlights of the convention was our Technical Director, Mike Carter, being given the opportunity to co-present a Drupal Showcase session, detailing our work with the British Council.

Mike Carter at Drupalcon

(image thanks to Paul Johnson)

With locations on six continents and in more than 100 countries, the British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Its web infrastructure includes a global site, approximately 110 country websites, 10-15 project websites and various smaller micro-sites.

In 2015, in an effort to improve performance and reliability, the decision was taken to adopt a container-based hosting for this network of sites. After a competitive procurement process we led the migration of the entire network to containers hosted on infrastructure provided by our partner Platform.sh.

If you didn’t make it to DrupalCon Dublin or want a recap on the showcase session, our full presentation can be viewed below or you can read the full case study here

 

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