It was an exciting and busy year here at Ixis in 2014 as we continued to build our portfolio of Drupal clients.
Highlights have included celebrating our tenth birthday and building on and growing the team’s expertise which has allowed the company to win more clients across a variety of sectors. We also celebrated one of our best financial quarter since Ixis was founded in 2004.
Ixis are delighted to announce that we have been placed in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 listing, which recognises the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Europe, The Middle East and Africa (EMEA.)
Over the last 5 years from 2009 to 2013 Ixis has achieved a fantastic growth rate of over 400% through a market focus on delivering exceptional Drupal services to the UK public sector and a range of private sector companies and leading global charities.
We are delighted to be working with the British Council on a new Drupal hosting and infrastructure support project. The British Council are valued clients, and we have worked with them for more than 6 years managing both the global suite of 150 country sites, and the prestigious suite of Drupal teaching and learning sites.
We will be working to to create four individual platforms for hosting key Drupal websites on, moving away from just one main infrastructure, to improve resilience, efficiency and increase availability to the sites which generate more than 35 million page impressions per month and are used by more than 65 million people each year alone.
I'm Andy, a developer at Ixis and having just settled back in after my first DrupalCon I thought I’d wrap up my thoughts after attending the annual European conference for the first time.
Initially - wow - DrupalCon is big! I’ve only been to some smaller PHP conferences so to see over 2000 people in one place was quite something. What struck me was how well it was organised - everything was on time with very few technical hiccups. I found the number of sessions quite overwhelming - there was so much to choose from, so having the videos of the sessions online with in an hour or so after it finished was really helpful. I’m still ploughing through the ones I’m interested in.
With the impending announcement of the 6th iteration of the G-Cloud framework, I was delighted to be invited along to a G-Cloud Supplier Session in Manchester hosted by TechUK, the Government Digital Service and the Crown Commercial Service.
As the G-Cloud framework becomes ever more streamlined, the Crown Commercial Service, the team managing the framework, are widening the delivery of roadshow events to share information and learning about getting the most from the process. I was asked to present on the Ixis journey on the framework, and the impact it has had on our business.
With the 2014 European Drupal conference fast approaching, the Ixis team members attending this year have scoured the schedule for their must see see sessions this year, and why.
For the Developers
Content Staging in Drupal 8 (Wednesday 10:45) - moving content about from dev to production has always been a huge pain in Drupal, so hopefully we'll get a chance to see how this might work in Drupal 8 and finally put an end to the question of when and where the client should start adding their conent during the development phase.
Hello, I am Peter the new project manager at Ixis and I would like to share with you my impressions about my first social event at Ixis. Matt (the guy who is hiding his face behind his beer) suggested a few weeks ago to go out for some beers at the weekend, but not in a regular way, let’s mix it with some tradition.
So four of us from the Ixis team decided to have a go at completing the famous Ale Trail of the north.
We are 10 today (ok strictly tomorrow but it's the weekend!) We're all off to Centre Parcs over the bank holiday weekend to celebrate, and thought it was good time to reflect on some of the highlights and changes over the previous ten years.
As part of our migration to using Ansible for configuration management within the hosting team, we have begun to introduce Rundeck as a means of allowing users without direct shell access to servers the means to execute drush commands.
Rundeck is an Open Source job runner, providing a web-based interface to enable users to dispatch commands to remote nodes without the need to access them directly. Rundeck offers many features including the ability to execute jobs (a collection of commands to be dispatched to a node), ad-hoc commands and scheduling.