case study

Support & maintenance of 3000+ websites for a Fortune 500 biopharmaceutical company

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DRUPAL SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE
PHP 7.1 UPGRADE

DIGITAL PLATFORM MANAGEMENT

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Drupal Support & Maintenance for a Fortune 500 Biopharmaceutical Company

Client & Project Overview

Our client is one of the world’s premier biopharmaceutical companies. They develop and produce medicines and vaccines for immunology, oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, and neurology. Spread across 50+ geographies our client has approximately 1000+ live sites and 2000+ staging sites hosted on Acquia Cloud Site Factory which include product sites, HCP portals in multiple languages and geographies, and more. 

These websites are the core of our client’s digital ecosystem and required continual gatekeeping against security threats, audits, regular updates, new UI controls & feature enhancements. 

Managing sites of this magnitude was a mammoth task. We partnered with Acquia to ensure the health and hygiene of 3000+ sites via regular Drupal core/module updates, module audits/certifications, PHP updates, etc. ensuring all sites were up-to-date and secure. 

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Improvement in mobile

Sites managed

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Drupal 9 powered solution for the world’s largest F&B company

Modules audited

Maintaining the health and hygiene of 3000+ websites with a decoupled architecture was a challenge for the client.

Client Requirements

  • To deliver a seamless customer experience, these websites required regular audits to identify system vulnerabilities

  • Timely Drupal module upgrades were required to ensure that the sites were secure and up to date

  • In case of feature enhancements it was required to audit multiple Drupal modules to verify how well were they supported along with their security risks.

  • Improving the security and performance via a PHP upgrade was essential. 

Solutions

As platforms become more established and prolific, it is equally important to invest in good governance. Our client’s digital ecosystem was not only rumbling with activity but also with complexity and far-reaching security and performance concerns. Our platform management solutions ensured timely deployments, facilitated feature enhancements, and improved the security and performance of 3000+ client websites.

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Drupal Support & Maintenance for a Fortune 500 Biopharmaceutical Company
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Drupal Support & Maintenance for a Fortune 500 Biopharmaceutical Company
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Drupal Support & Maintenance for a Fortune 500 Biopharmaceutical Company
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Drupal Support & Maintenance for a Fortune 500 Biopharmaceutical Company

Timely deployments

Our team followed the Agile sprints methodology where we carried out regular deployments on the Acquia Cloud Site Factory platform post every sprint.

Ensured site security and uninterrupted functioning 

We constantly updated Drupal core and upgraded contrib modules to their latest versions. This solved all the security issues and ensured that the client's site was not vulnerable to security threats. We also kept a close check on the system vulnerabilities and updated the Drupal core and contrib modules to resolve them. 

Feature enhancements

With every new feature requirement, there was a need to introduce new Drupal modules. Our team audited 24+ Drupal modules based on how well they are supported and their security risks. We then identified the optimum modules and added enhancements to them. In this process, we also identified the outdated modules and deprecated the code.

Upgrading to PHP 7.1 

PHP 7 has been a significant upgrade to PHP, since PHP 5. We upgraded our client’s website with PHP 7.1 which enhanced their site’s security, performance, stability, reliability, and efficiency. 

Timely deployments

Our team followed the Agile sprints methodology where we carried out regular deployments on the Acquia Cloud Site Factory platform post every sprint.

Ensured site security and uninterrupted functioning 

We constantly updated Drupal core and upgraded contrib modules to their latest versions. This solved all the security issues and ensured that the client's site was not vulnerable to security threats. We also kept a close check on the system vulnerabilities and updated the Drupal core and contrib modules to resolve them. 

Feature enhancements

With every new feature requirement, there was a need to introduce new Drupal modules. Our team audited 24+ Drupal modules based on how well they are supported and their security risks. We then identified the optimum modules and added enhancements to them. In this process, we also identified the outdated modules and deprecated the code.

Upgrading to PHP 7.1 

PHP 7 has been a significant upgrade to PHP, since PHP 5. We upgraded our client’s website with PHP 7.1 which enhanced their site’s security, performance, stability, reliability, and efficiency. 

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Drupal Support & Maintenance for a Fortune 500 Biopharmaceutical Company

Timely deployments

Our team followed the Agile sprints methodology where we carried out regular deployments on the Acquia Cloud Site Factory platform post every sprint.

Ensured site security and uninterrupted functioning 

We constantly updated Drupal core and upgraded contrib modules to their latest versions. This solved all the security issues and ensured that the client's site was not vulnerable to security threats. We also kept a close check on the system vulnerabilities and updated the Drupal core and contrib modules to resolve them. 

Feature enhancements

With every new feature requirement, there was a need to introduce new Drupal modules. Our team audited 24+ Drupal modules based on how well they are supported and their security risks. We then identified the optimum modules and added enhancements to them. In this process, we also identified the outdated modules and deprecated the code.

Upgrading to PHP 7.1 

PHP 7 has been a significant upgrade to PHP, since PHP 5. We upgraded our client’s website with PHP 7.1 which enhanced their site’s security, performance, stability, reliability, and efficiency. 

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Drupal Support & Maintenance for a Fortune 500 Biopharmaceutical Company

Timely deployments

Our team followed the Agile sprints methodology where we carried out regular deployments on the Acquia Cloud Site Factory platform post every sprint.

Ensured site security and uninterrupted functioning 

We constantly updated Drupal core and upgraded contrib modules to their latest versions. This solved all the security issues and ensured that the client's site was not vulnerable to security threats. We also kept a close check on the system vulnerabilities and updated the Drupal core and contrib modules to resolve them. 

Feature enhancements

With every new feature requirement, there was a need to introduce new Drupal modules. Our team audited 24+ Drupal modules based on how well they are supported and their security risks. We then identified the optimum modules and added enhancements to them. In this process, we also identified the outdated modules and deprecated the code.

Upgrading to PHP 7.1 

PHP 7 has been a significant upgrade to PHP, since PHP 5. We upgraded our client’s website with PHP 7.1 which enhanced their site’s security, performance, stability, reliability, and efficiency. 

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Drupal Support & Maintenance for a Fortune 500 Biopharmaceutical Company

Timely deployments

Our team followed the Agile sprints methodology where we carried out regular deployments on the Acquia Cloud Site Factory platform post every sprint.

Ensured site security and uninterrupted functioning 

We constantly updated Drupal core and upgraded contrib modules to their latest versions. This solved all the security issues and ensured that the client's site was not vulnerable to security threats. We also kept a close check on the system vulnerabilities and updated the Drupal core and contrib modules to resolve them. 

Feature enhancements

With every new feature requirement, there was a need to introduce new Drupal modules. Our team audited 24+ Drupal modules based on how well they are supported and their security risks. We then identified the optimum modules and added enhancements to them. In this process, we also identified the outdated modules and deprecated the code.

Upgrading to PHP 7.1 

PHP 7 has been a significant upgrade to PHP, since PHP 5. We upgraded our client’s website with PHP 7.1 which enhanced their site’s security, performance, stability, reliability, and efficiency. 

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Drupal Support & Maintenance for a Fortune 500 Biopharmaceutical Company

Business Benefits

  • We ensured a seamless customer experience via secured and updated sites.

  • Being one of the world’s premier biopharmaceutical companies having numerous websites across the globe, security is of the utmost importance. 

  • Our support and maintenance services involved regular/timely updates, ensuring that the sites were secure from any security breaches or issues. 

We delivered a seamless customer experience for 3000+ websites with regular audits to identify system vulnerabilities and platform enhancements.

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