myDropWizard is providing Drupal 6 Long-Term Support for 424 sites!

by David Snopek on May 6, 2016 - 2:16pm

We've been pretty busy in the 11 weeks since Drupal 6's End-of-Life on February 24th.

Really, CRAZY busy, in fact!

We're currently responsible for providing Drupal 6 Long-Term Support for 424 sites in total!

For some of our bigger clients with large numbers of sites on a single code-base or those subject to regulation (for example, governments and universities) we had to compromise on not providing "security updates only" service - but some protection is certainly better than no protection.

Going through the sales process (which includes performing an in-depth site audit), on-boarding process and subsequently supporting and maintaining 424 sites in only 11 weeks has been enormously challenging for a small company like ours - but also an amazing learning experience.

Things are finally slowing a bit with regard to Drupal 6 LTS, we're heading out to DrupalCon New Orleans next week, and starting to look at the next phase for our business.

This feels like a good time to stop and reflect on the things we've learned from our experience with providing Drupal 6 LTS: what worked, what didn't and what we can improve for the future!

This isn't a marketing post (unlike most of our posts recently - sorry!) but a look Behind the Veil at our growing startup, what we do and why we do it. And it's about time! The last one I did was back in June, explaining why we we're launching myDropWizard.

So, if you're still interested in my meandering reflections, please read on!

What the Drupal commercial eco-system is missing! (hint: it's not another hosting platform)

by David Snopek on June 25, 2015 - 1:45pm

I've been doing a lot of soul searching over the last year, trying to figure out what my next business move would be. I think I'm finally ready to move on from my last startup, and I definitely want to get out of selling hours of my time as a consultant (it was always meant to be temporary - I really can't believe I've been freelancing for 5 years now).

Around DrupalCon Austin last year, I decided that I wanted to not just build something with Drupal (like my previous couple startups), but to build something for Drupal.

But what?

What critical piece is missing from the current Drupal commercial eco-system, that if filled, would not only generate a profit for me, but ALSO accelerate Drupal adoption and make Drupal users kick more ass?

I finally have an idea that I'm excited about!

Read the full article to find out what it is...

Articles about the business of myDropWizard, showing you more than you get to see about most businesses. These aren't marketing posts, but a look Behind the Veil at our growing startup, what we do and why we do it.