dotCMS Cloud: A Platform as a Service Offering
By Yogesh Sharma
The multi-device, omnichannel, digital environment that dominates our lives today places pressure on companies to maintain high-quality content experiences. Many organizations opt for an enterprise-grade CMS to help them manage their content across several channels.
dotCMS is a hybrid headless CMS that gives developers and marketers the features they need to build these content experiences. The flexibility of a headless CMS and the user-friendly content authoring of a traditional CMS.
With dotCMS, businesses can leverage the power of a hybrid CMS, the cloud hosting capabilities of dotCMS Cloud, and its latest enterprise SPA hosting feature. In this article, we’ll explain the ins and outs of dotCMS Cloud and how having the right partner can help companies exploit everything it has to offer.
Who Uses dotCMS Cloud?
dotCMS Cloud is a platform as a service (PaaS) offering on AWS infrastructure for dotCMS customers. The secure and scalable hosting service is an option for businesses that need somewhere to host their content assets.
Customers using the Starter and Professional pricing plans can host their content on dotCMS Cloud. For Enterprise plan customers, the option to self-host is also available.
Benefits of dotCMS Cloud
dotCMS Cloud includes several features that can be appealing to customers.
dotCMS Saves Time & Money
Companies can save precious resources and lower their total cost of ownership. With dotCMS handling system administration, IT operations staff are free to work on tasks related to driving innovation and revenue, thus saving businesses thousands of dollars annually.
Enterprise plan customers receive 24/7 critical care. For Professional plan customers, the critical care option is also available. Meanwhile, all customers receive an annual core dotCMS upgrade at no extra cost.
dotCMS Improves Performance & Agility
- High Availability and Performance: Enterprise-grade infrastructure and caching ensure multiple deployment options and swift content delivery worldwide. Also, applications are completely containerized with 24/7 support and up to 99.98% uptime availability.
- CDN: dotCDN, dotCMS’ content delivery network, provides peak content performance and global coverage at scale.
- Enterprise-grade SPA hosting: Speed up development and content delivery of global sites without needing to use a third-party hosting service.
- No API-Rate Limit: There are no restrictions on APIs or throttling.
dotCMS Cloud is built on an AWS cloud stack and can capitalize on the best-in-class cloud infrastructure. Customers can also access a dedicated team for monitoring and ensuring high performance. Using dotCMS, businesses can monitor dotCMS Cloud stacks, manage deployments using Push Publishing and OSGi, and easily back up or access log files.
Additionally, dotCMS Cloud comes out of the box with a global Content Delivery Network (CDN). This provides improved performance, up to 99.98% uptime SLAs, no API-rate limiting or throttling, and the ability to self-provision and self-scale cloud infrastructure as required.
dotCMS Cloud also leverages AWS Amplify for hosting enterprise-grade SPA sites. Customers can connect to their SPA git repository, and various environments (e.g., DEV, UAT, PROD) are automatically rebuilt and redeployed on Amplify.
Along with dotCDN, this enables static sites to be delivered across the globe. Meanwhile, content authors can still use dotCMS’ visual editing and publishing capabilities as they would with a traditional site, but it is deployed statically on dotCMS Cloud.
dotCMS Security & Compliance
- Smooth Upgrades: dotCMS provides seamless core upgrades to keep the software up to date and automatically rolls out security patches as soon as they’re available.
- Platform as a Service: Dedicated VPCs and a dedicated database.
- User & Identity Access Management: dotCMS easily integrates with enterprise Single Sign-On solutions such as SAML, OAuth, and AD based.
- Native Web Application Firewall: Protects your site from numerous threats and vulnerabilities, filtering them out before it reaches servers.
dotCMS is SOC2 (Type II) certified for dotCMS Cloud, ensuring that they have mitigated the risks to security, availability, and confidentiality. The dotCMS Cloud PaaS also gives customers dedicated virtual private clouds (VPCs) and databases, meaning that customers don’t need to share their databases or cloud resources.
Take Advantage of dotCMS Cloud
With its latest cloud offering, dotCMS customers can feel secure in focusing on creating and delivering new innovative content experiences while dotCMS Cloud handles hosting and administration.
Businesses could already leverage the enterprise hybrid headless CMS to manage and deliver content to multiple channels. Now, they can take further advantage of all of the benefits of the cloud regarding security, performance, and savings.
To help you realize all of the benefits of dotCMS, look no further than Content Bloom, an enterprise digital agency. As a dotCMS partner, we have the knowledge and experience you need to get more out of dotCMS’ marketer-friendly features an API-centric architecture.
We can assist with migrations to dotCMS and implementation to handle building content applications, personalization, maintenance, and more.
Learn more about getting started with Content Bloom and dotCMS.
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