Austin, Texas –(Business Wire) — The World’s Most Trusted WordPress Platform* WP Engine today announced the availability of its managed WordPress platform on Microsoft Azure. Companies like Microsoft can now choose Azure to build and scale WordPress experiences using WP Engine, meeting the advanced IT and technical requirements of enterprise and SMB businesses for scaled performance and certified security. The WP Engine platform is now available on Azure to all businesses in the US and the Netherlands, and will expand to other regions in 2023 to serve more global customers.
“Partnering with Microsoft on Azure-based products helps us deliver on our promise to be the world’s most trusted WordPress platform for global businesses,” said Heather Brunner, WP Engine Chairman and CEO. partnered to power their Microsoft Stories site, which is now 7x faster using WP Engine powered by Azure.”
Growing our multi-cloud story with Microsoft Azure
WP Engine’s relationship with Microsoft began in 2018 when Microsoft chose to power its Microsoft Stories site on WP Engine’s platform – a source of news, events, press material and feature stories consumed by a large readership around the world.
In 2021, the combination of increased content demand and simplification of internal web processes led the Microsoft and WP Engine teams to work together to fully integrate WP Engine’s platform with Microsoft Azure.
“WP Engine on Azure paves the way for Microsoft partners and customers to launch their own WordPress sites at scale,” said Sean McKenna, product director for Azure Kubernetes Services at Microsoft. “The integration of the WP Engine platform with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) creates a powerful software solution that natively supports dynamic websites built on WordPress.”
Driving WordPress Adoption
WP Engine’s platform innovations are driving WordPress adoption on the world’s most mission-critical and highest-traffic websites and are the fastest of any WordPress provider, now powering 1.5 million digital experiences. More of the 200,000 most visited websites in the world use WP Engine, driving more digital experiences than anyone else in WordPress. WP Engine clients include several well-known brands, including B&G Foods, Sealy, Fullerton Fund Management, Invest Puerto Rico, Markant, and eBay, as well as Microsoft’s own WordPress properties.
Containerization Solutions for WordPress Customers
The new offering from WP Engine brings its modern platform technology to Microsoft Azure to further maximize enterprise-grade performance, reliability and security. The solution uses Kubernetes for containers, allowing engineers to port the platform to AKS without core code changes.
“Wrapping WordPress components in containers makes it easier for teams to use, manage, and deploy applications anywhere,” said Ramadass Prabhakar, WP Engine SVP and CTO. “This modern design approach is how containers An example of building a portable architecture.”
For developers, IT professionals, or marketers who want to build and scale modern websites on WordPress, the new offering delivers the ideal WordPress experience, combining the agility and speed of the WP Engine platform with the global reach of Azure.
About WP Engine
WP Engine is the WordPress technology company offering the most reliable and trusted developer-focused WordPress products for companies and agencies of all sizes, including Managed WordPress Hosting, Enterprise WordPress, headless WordPress, Flywheel, Local, Advanced Custom Fields and Genesis. WP Engine’s technological innovations and award-winning WordPress experts help power over 1 million customers in 150 countries.
*Data from W3Tech shows that WP Engine is the leading managed WordPress hosting platform https://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/web_hosting