We’re Great State – one of Umbraco’s longest standing Gold Partners and as of earlier this year, one of the first to join the exclusive Platinum Partner club.
We pride ourselves on the fact that we build Enterprise-level solutions for our clients that help them scale and transform their businesses. We’ve built award-winning solutions for global brands such as Honda, The Royal Navy, Orange and the National Trust.
A huge part of making this work successful is selecting the best CMS platforms for the job. The CMS needs to help clients establish their online presence and engage with their audiences effectively. Time and time again we reach for Umbraco, owing to its versatility and user, and specifically for one of its best products, Umbraco Cloud.
Let's explore the benefits of using Umbraco Cloud and how it can empower your web development projects.
So, what is Umbraco Cloud?
Umbraco Cloud is a cloud-based, all-in-one managed Umbraco CMS solution.
Everything is installed, configured and ready for development. Within a few minutes, you can create your Umbraco Cloud projects with multiple environments and start working on them.
One of the biggest benefits is that you no longer have to worry about managing your hosting infrastructure, as Umbraco takes care of them using the Microsoft Azure’s proven and solid infrastructure.
Umbraco Cloud combines the flexibility and extensibility of Umbraco with the advantages of cloud computing to provide a comprehensive web development and content management solution.
What are the benefits?
Effortless Deployment and Scaling
Umbraco Cloud takes the hassle out of server management. It offers an integrated hosting environment that handles deployment and scaling automatically. This means you can focus on writing code and creating content rather than worrying about server configurations.
Version Control and Collaboration
Umbraco Cloud's built-in version control system, which allows multiple team members to work on the same project simultaneously helps delivering the changes in a fast pace. It integrates seamlessly with Git, enabling efficient collaboration and code management.
Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD)
Umbraco Cloud supports CI/CD pipelines, making it easy to automate your development workflow. You can set up automated tests, build processes, and deployment pipelines to ensure a smooth and error-free release process.
With Umbraco Cloud, you can create multiple environments to test changes and updates before pushing them to production. This helps prevent issues and ensures a seamless user experience on your live website.
Security and Updates
Security is a top priority for Great State and Umbraco Cloud. It regularly receives updates and security patches, helping to protect your website from vulnerabilities. Automatic backups are also part of the package, ensuring that your data is safe.
Scalability and Performance
Umbraco Cloud's hosting infrastructure is designed for scalability. Your website can handle traffic spikes and growth without sacrificing performance. This is especially important for businesses that anticipate growth in their online presence.
API and Integration Capabilities
Umbraco Cloud offers a robust API that allows developers to integrate it with other systems and services. This flexibility is essential for creating dynamic and interactive websites.
For organizations with a global audience, Umbraco Cloud's multilingual support simplifies content management and localization efforts, allowing you to reach a broader audience effortlessly.
Umbraco Cloud's subscription-based pricing model eliminates the need for upfront infrastructure investments. You only pay for the resources you use, making it a cost-effective choice for businesses of all sizes.
Umbraco Cloud is a technical powerhouse that combines the capabilities of Umbraco with the convenience and scalability of cloud hosting. It empowers developers and organisations to build, deploy, and manage websites efficiently, while also ensuring security, scalability, and cost-effectiveness.
If you're looking for a CMS that offers technical prowess and ease of use, Umbraco Cloud is a compelling choice to consider for your next web development project.
About Great State
Great State are a digital customer experience agency. They help large organisations embrace transformational technology that enhances customer and employee experiences. Being one of the UK’s most awarded independent agencies, they know what it means to make great work and have been doing it for more than 20 years.
Business and brand strategy, digital product and service innovation and enterprise technology services are all combined under one roof to transform digital services for well-known brands, such as: The Royal Navy, The University of York, Nottingham Trent University, The Ministry of Defence, The University of the West of England, National Trust, Honda, Versus Arthritis and more.