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Day: May 3, 2021

Pantheon launches Autopilot to automate website management

Pantheon, a website operations (WebOps) platform for developers and marketers, announced Pantheon Autopilot released for Limited Availability. Autopilot keeps sites up-to-date by automatically detecting, performing, testing, and deploying updates for WordPress and Drupal CMS solutions in a single, fast workspace environment. It allows organizations to easily visualize and manage sites, users, traffic, and metrics, to keep website management smooth, scalable, and built to craft digital experiences.

The Pantheon WebOps Platform brings value to organizations by utilizing open source CMS to deliver on digital experiences with confidence. Introducing collaborative agile workflows enables digital marketing teams to rapidly build, test, and deploy unique web experiences. Autopilot will automatically detect when new updates across a large portfolio of sites are available and perform the updates in an isolated multidev environment, testing the updates with automated visual regression testing (VRT) and optionally deploying the updates. Since each site has its own unique critical dependencies, Autopilot will maintain these all while keeping a site secure and performing efficiently. Currently in limited availability for Gold, Platinum, and Diamond accounts. General availability to Gold, Platinum and Diamond account customers and agencies in Q3.

Access Innovations launches Data Harmony Crescendo

Access Innovations, Inc. announced the launch of Data Harmony Crescendo, the cloud deployment of Data Harmony. Crescendo is a Platform as a Service (PaaS), available alongside the company’s Software as a Service (SaaS).

Data Harmony Crescendo helps clients index and process increasingly large amounts of data and deploy scalable, responsive, and self-managing services. This is achieved through centralized GIT driven project storage and version control, Docker containers for deployment and project loading, and Kubernetes clusters that are scalable and self-managing clusters capable of mostly administrating themselves. This allows for project development to be more agile: thesaurus features can be developed in sprints, development versions of the thesaurus can be deployed for testing before deployment, thesauri can be versioned and branched for different portions of the application, and project management is simplified at all levels. Docker containers allow for instant deployment and Kubernetes improves reliability, continuously monitors and manages containers, scales applications to handle changes in load, provides better use of infrastructure resources and helps reduce infrastructure requirements via autoscaling.

Crescendo forms a foundation for the infrastructure supporting semantics as a service. Access Innovations Labs helps clients and partners implementing semantic solutions, and takes on cutting edge projects to forward implementation of thesauri, taxonomies, and ontologies, supporting better search, discovery, and retrieval of information.

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