The world is changing. Customers move from brick and mortar to e-commerce, while businesses move from digital experience platforms to fully managed digital experience clouds.

Why? SoftwareReviews points out that 80% of companies with legacy solutions become more satisfied when changing to vendors with more modern solutions. This is why we have developed Enonic Cloud, in order to meet the increasing demands and expectations of our clients.

Here are ten reasons why you should consider choosing Enonic as your next digital cloud.

1. Focus on your customer journey

When you have a digital experience cloud, most of the operations are handed over to the vendor, leaving your developers free to build exciting new features and functionality for your digital experiences. In other words, you and your organization can focus on improving your customer journey.

Whether it is content or services, the underlying platform of Enonic Cloud allows your developers to build flexible content types—like landing pages, blog posts, person profiles, testimonials, and snippets—to fit in any leg of the customer journey. And perhaps more importantly, Enonic ships with a headless solution out of the box, enabling the distribution of content across any channel and device in an increasingly complex customer journey. The Enonic platform also supports building custom services—like self-service, e-commerce, integrations, APIs and apps—further enriching your offerings.

Learn more: Let Enonic drive your customer journey »

2. Flexible and user-friendly CMS

Another reason to opt in for the Enonic Cloud is to make your content editors and authors really happy. There is no shortage of overly complex and difficult content management systems out there, but you will not find one in Enonic Cloud.

Instead you will find Content Studio, a user-friendly graphical user interface, complete with a landing page editor, content tree structure, advanced image handling, responsive design, issues management, user roles and access control, keyboard shortcuts, previewing, bulk publishing, lightning fast search, and content modelling.

Learn more: 12 ways Enonic can help you save time on daily tasks »

3. Predictable pricing model

Choosing a digital cloud is an important commitment for years to come—in terms of both time and resources. But Enonic Cloud is entirely scalable, with several support levels and prices based on capacity. In this way, you can for instance start small with the core suite of what you require now, and then growing alongside your business.

In other words, there is no longer need for a large upfront investment—you do not have to tie your organization on hands and feet. Pay for what you really need and what you actually use, and scale up when required—be prepared for traffic spikes, or add or remove features as time passes on and you gain insights into what works and what does not.

In this way, a dedication to Enonic Cloud is not set in stone and will not have a severe financial impact on your organization—as an investment in an old, clunky, and large digital experience platform might have had.

4. Security

Enonic is ISO 27001 certified and GDPR and Schrems II compliant. We emphasize fixed routines, open-source code, and recurrent software testing and updates. Enonic firmly tests each version of its platform for security and performance issues, and—being based on Java—enacts Java security best practices.

While you will not outsource security entirely to Enonic Cloud, you will be relieved of many of the cumbersome tasks. These include expensive and time-consuming security and penetration tests—as well as being exposed to security-related scenarios you might not have considered in advance.

Enonic benefits from experience through economies of scale. We have a fundamental and vital interest in keeping core security up to date and in accordance with best practices for our entire customer base, ranging from midsize to large organizations.

5. Monitoring

A major benefit with a managed cloud is the close integration between the actual platform and service on the one hand, and constant health monitoring on the other. The Enonic Cloud therefore offers a 24/7 surveillance team for your cloud.

This is a continuous monitoring of the platform and infrastructure, with detailed metrics and logs to capture all events and issues. Monitoring is a necessary safeguard against critical failures, which Enonic delivers with utmost seriousness.

See also: This is what customers say about Enonic »

6. Scaling

The foundation behind the Enonic Cloud consists of a highly scalable architecture, built with modern technologies like Kubernetes and Java.

Scaling does not just pertain to performance, but also to the addition of new environments—should the need arise. As with our pricing model, you are free to start small and grow large with our architecture.

Enonic uses CDN to realize scaling in practice, with different tiers depending on your requirements. Our CDN also allows for DDoS management to stave off threats.

Read more: Enonic architecture unlocked »

7. Developer-friendly

In addition to letting developers be free of tedious maintenance and operations, the Enonic platform itself offers some irresistible treats.

Firstly, the underlying platform is open-source, meaning full code transparency and predictable roadmaps. See our Developer Quickstart and Introduction to Enonic for examples.

Secondly, the Enonic platform is based on JavaScript, meaning it is easy for developers to teach themselves the platform basics and get going with coding quickly.

Thirdly, we have some delightful developer tools, like CLI and SDK, which makes it even easier to automate tasks and building solutions.

Fourthly, imports and exports are standardized and based on structured data, making it easy to move between different environments when required.

And finally, Enonic is especially suited to build, test, and deploy apps through your favorite CI/CD service.

Read more in our Developer Portal »

8. Cloud Console

The Enonic Cloud has a dedicated self-service tool—the Cloud Console. Here a user-friendly interface lets you manage your solutions and gain easy access to documentation. As for each solution, you get an overview of all environments, applications, domains, routes, and general settings.

You can connect the Cloud Console to the CLI, speeding up development even more.

9. Support and advisory

Enonic offers dedicated online support and on-site support for our paying customers. Just log into our support system to get the required assistance.

As Enonic is an open-source platform, it is possible to use it freely and with no strings attached. If you use the paid version, you will of course get Enonic support, but open-source users can get help from our community for free.

10. Community

The Enonic community is a friendly and open environment where we and all our customers regularly meet to share experiences and discuss the cloud, the platform, and day to day web editing.

Our main channels include our online forum, Slack workspace, and quarterly Meetups. Feel free to check them out.

See also: How Enonic's community can help your projects »

Enonic Cloud is a modern, safe, flexible, and future-proof solution for any client that wants all the benefits of a managed platform coupled with the freedom of both a lightweight and on-premise architecture.

Being open-source, you can check it out yourself at your own leisure on our Developer Portal.

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First published 11 March 2020, updated 3 November 2021.

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