8 reasons why you should migrate to Drupal 8
By Rishab | August 20, 2019 |
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Migrations are like moving houses or changing jobs. Sometimes, they are inevitable. Other
times, there is a choice. Many of the times, migration is inevitable. You are forced to move,
even if you don’t want to.

Your journey from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 is very similar. You may not want to migrate, but it is not a choice anymore. It is not as though Drupal 7 has gone out of whack. In the world of web technologies, the old always makes way for the new. In this case, the new is a feature-rich platform that comes packed with more adaptability, compatibility, and security than ever before.

With version 7 rapidly approaching end-of-life, all roads should lead to Drupal 8. Otherwise, you may face challenges such as:

  • Lacking critical security patches to safeguard against threats and vulnerabilities
  • Missing out on the newest CMS features your competitors may already have
  • Losing customers due to inconsistent omni-channel experiences

Drupal 8 is a revolutionary step into the future

After nearly two decades of innovation, Drupal has delivered the biggest upgrade yet in platform efficiency. While previous version upgrades were evolutionary by nature, Drupal 8 takes a quantum leap towards the future of great web experiences. To start with, every new version of Drupal 8 has an added CMS capability feature - from Outside-In and BigPipe to Layout Builder and Workspaces.

Delight your developers, designers, content editors, and users with exciting new features.

Drupal 8 is future-proofed

When Drupal first came out, desktops ruled the roost. Today, they are replaced by laptops, notepads, mobile devices, etc. In 2019, a website can no longer be viewed as “just a website”. It is why responsiveness across screen devices can be a game-changer for your users. While Drupal may not the sole enabler, the platform has evolved to accommodate unified omnichannel experiences.

Get future-ready, industry-compliant and experience-rich across devices

Drupal 8 is a security champion

Leveraging the TWIG rendering engine and the built-in WYSIWYG editor, Drupal 8 provides a secure framework to build your websites. With more inbuilt security measures by default, Drupal 8 is your best chance at safeguarding your websites against critical threats and vulnerabilities.

Build and manage websites while addressing security risks before they happen.

Drupal 8 is developer-friendly

Following an Object-Oriented Approach towards development, Drupal 8 is based on the SYMFONY architecture. This means that training developers, who have worked on other platforms, is tremendously easy. Going beyond Drupal’s specific standards, the platform gets bigger and better - thanks to a global community of developers from diverse backgrounds.

Allow developers to do more with Drupal, backed by an army of trailblazers.

Drupal 8 is an enabler of memorable experiences

UX is Drupal 8’s secret sauce. Its “Under the Hood” interface reimagines how the content creation and site-builder tools are used. Developers can create great front-end experiences – especially on mobile devices - with rich design elements. Content managers can harness a flexible back-end architecture for more responsiveness, personalization, etc.

Keep pace with modern UX expectations while ensuring better performance

Drupal 8 is performance-driven

Purely from a performance standpoint, Drupal 8 has more functionality in its core than Drupal 7 during its heyday. From content delivery to site rendering, Drupal 8 matches speed with measurable outcomes. With features such as PHP 7 support, inbuilt web services for exceptional interactivity and the BigPipe core module, Drupal 8 is faster and more flexible than the previous version.

Scale and manage your site performance in the least possible time.

Drupal 8 is an advocate for web inclusivity

What separates Drupal 8 from other CMS platforms is that it improves web accessibility at a grassroots level. It tackles issues that are growing legal concerns, as well as catalysts of customer disloyalty among users with disabilities. At its very core, Drupal 8 ensures conformance with the latest W3C compliance guidelines. It also comes with extensively multilingual features.

Eliminate virtual barriers to provide smooth web experiences to users with disabilities.

Drupal 8 is prepared for Drupal 9

Barring sparse maintenance and security updates, Drupal 7 is now a legacy system. Hence, Drupal 8 is currently the only stable version. Industry-leading Drupalizers across the globe are working hard to actively contribute to the platform. The crucial part is they are doing so while keeping the Drupal 9’s 2020 release in mind.

Upgrade to the next version of Drupal with unparalleled ease, agility, and speed.

Migrating to Drupal 8 made easy

ITT Digital provides the full suite of Drupal 8-related services to accelerate and simplify your migration goals.

  • End-to-end consulting and training
  • Technical architecture, front-end development, and theme customization
  • Building new modules and upgrading or fixing current modules
  • Full content migration
  • Site performance optimization
  • Browser-agnostic testing
  • Social media integration
  • Agile support and maintenance

Move with the experts

ITT Digital has the necessary firepower to seamlessly guide you through every part of your migration process. We take you from Drupal 7 to 8 with the sort of resilience, speed and security that very few others can claim.

Experience matters:

Backed by years of technology experience in understanding the web and application priorities of forward-thinking enterprises

Hardcore Drupalizers at heart:

Drupal-related services comprise a big part of our current and pipeline digital transformation portfolio

Outcome-focused, ownership-driven:

Transparency and ownership are imbibed in everything we do, which brings clarity and delivers measurable outcomes

Agile with a cause:

Agile methodologies that streamline project delivery, guarantee cost reduction and treat timelines like the holy grail

Look of the future:

A team of SEO/SEM experts and UX/UI rock stars to give the sort of aesthetical and analytical oomph your modern users demand