Pantheon, an all-in-one Drupal platform, announced the launch of Multidev, which aims to cut website management costs by letting teams instantly provision unlimited development environments in the cloud. Each member of a team can fork the entire stack of services that power a site on demand, developing in tandem on a single platform.
Based on Pantheon's multi-tenant containerized architecture, Multidev spins up in seconds, with no need for additional infrastructure or virtual servers. A team member hits "fork" to provision a complete cloud development environment in seconds. What used to require a separate rack of hardware, now happens via software. Whether developing, testing or handing off a stable copy of the site for review, there's no risk of overwriting or losing data. Multidev supports feature-branching, per-developer sandboxes, dedicated quality assurance environments and more.