June 3, 2014 Last Updated 9:09 am

Pantheon says the Boston Herald has agreed to use its platform for all its websites

Pantheon’s professional website platform used by a growing number of major media and publishing companies, including Billboard, National Review Online, and The New Republic

Press Release:

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – June 3, 2014 — Pantheon, the professional website platform, today announced that Boston Herald chose Pantheon to build, launch and run its portfolio of websites. With more than 10 million visitors monthly and a reputation for covering breaking news in real time, Boston Herald needed a proven cloud infrastructure that could scale in seconds, without waiting for additional servers to be provisioned.

“Major news events are rarely planned in advance, and neither is downtime,” said James Stanton, Senior Web Developer at Boston Herald. “Managed hosting put us at the mercy of our website’s next unplanned traffic spike. We chose Pantheon to eliminate any chance of downtime during a major news event. Not only does the cloud infrastructure give us smooth scaling, but it also keeps our development team running at peak efficiency. Pantheon’s built-in workflows allow us to focus on building killer features, not managing version control, creating new environments, and configuring servers.”

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In moving from managed hosting to Pantheon’s professional website platform, Boston Herald joins a growing number of major media and publishing companies, including Billboard, National Review Online, and The New Republic. “Our customers tell us that a platform with smooth scaling was instrumental in their decision to move their sites to Pantheon,” said Zack Rosen, CEO and co-founder of Pantheon. “For media companies, smooth scaling is mission-critical because it delivers on the promise of a cloud infrastructure. Sites can grow from a developer sandbox to millions of unique live visitors with no architectural changes, eliminating the hidden risks and costs of managed hosting models.”

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