Why Choose Zyxware for Your Next Drupal Migration Project?

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Introduction

When it comes to content management systems, few competitors can beat Drupal. Over 1.7 million1 websites have been built using Drupal in 2022. Deciding to migrate to Drupal might be one of the most important business decisions you make this year.

To that end, we aim to assist you with a seamless move. We understand the importance of keeping your technology stack relevant and up-to-date. We offer full service to migrate your existing Website/Web CMS to a Drupal-powered digital experience platform.

How Zyxware Makes a Difference with Drupal Migrations

Zyxware Technologies provides end-to-end Drupal migration services. We help you migrate, upgrade, and update your existing website/Web to the latest Drupal platforms to enable seamless migrations without data loss or compromise.

 

 

Our Strengths and Expertise

Zyxware Technologies has Drupal migration experts with over 15 years of experience in the industry. We specialize in creating the right migration environment with precise digital properties, integrations, and workflow enhancements for each Drupal migration.

We are trusted for our services by industry-leading brands like INSEAD, the State of Arizona, 3ie, Benzinga, DITT Bhutan, and The News Minute.

We build and maintain over 200 Drupal-based platforms, nurturing Drupal talent and organizing the practice. Our deep engagement with the Drupal community has helped us develop protocols and best practice guidelines for doing Drupal right.

The platforms we have built have stood the test of time and continue to leverage the community's new contributions, including new modules, security updates, and bug fixes. We have also formulated migration protocols for faster and more efficient modernization.

Our Experience

Over 15 years of experience in the Drupal niche have given Zyxware a natural edge in the industry. To date, we have successfully delivered over 200 projects to over 100 clients across the globe.

The modules we have contributed to www.drupal.org have been used by more than 50,000 websites. Search404, WebsiteFeedback, Disable Login, upgrade_audit, etc., are some top-of-the-line brands that leverage our modules.

Drupal Migration Services

The Drupal Migration Services not just offer to migrate from your legacy CMS to the latest version of Drupal. In our comprehensive discovery process, We work closely with the business teams, specifically the marketing and communication teams to understand their objectives. Based on that we help you define the roadmap for a digital experience platform that can accelerate the digital transformation agenda of the organization.

 

 

Migrate from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9 or Drupal 10

Drupal 7, a capable CMS platform launched in 2011, has served businesses for over a decade. However, its end of life has been announced which necessitates migration. Drupal 7's End-of-Life was extended to November 1, 2023

Migrate to Drupal 9

Drupal 9 was launched in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic. It delivers better security for higher traffic volumes, improved accessibility, and faster performance.

Zyxware Technologies brings your projects a 10% performance boost with migration to Drupal 9 from Drupal 8. We also help you with multisite migrations onto the Drupal 9 platform.

Drupal 10 Readiness

Drupal 10 is arriving soon. With our Drupal 10 readiness initiative and audits, Zyxware Technologies can help your business:

  • Audit and report on how you can prepare for Drupal 10 or the next version of Drupal when it will be launched.
  • Fix issues in your Drupal 9 instance that will prevent you from upgrading to Drupal 10.

WordPress to Drupal Migration

Drupal offers a better choice in CMS because of its better protection and compliance. It also gives you more customization features.

If you plan to migrate your websites from WordPress or any other CMS to Drupal, Zyxware Technologies can help. We offer comprehensive services that allow you to migrate to Drupal 9 or 10 without hassle.

The Zyxware Approach to Drupal Migrations

Zyxware Technologies adopts a defined, five-step approach to migrate your legacy project to Drupal 9 or Drupal 10.

Step 1:  Discovery and Migration Audit

Our consultants work closely with the business team to understand the business objectives and success criteria, and based on the inputs received, our team prepares a detailed roadmap for the revamped digital platform. Then, our trained experts perform site mapping to establish the scope of work. It helps us identify the structure of your existing content to document and observe it.

Step 2: Strategizing

Once we determine the volume of work involved, we begin building migration scripts. We also perform module functionality evaluation and analysis of the content type to facilitate the migration.

Step 3: Content Transfer

Zyxware Technologies uses the migration toolkit to perform the Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) operations and get the content to the new platform.

Step 4: Implementation

In this step, we apply the necessary patches to get any incompatible contributed modules supported by the latest version of Drupal. For custom modules, we use translation scripts to partially auto-migrate Drupal 7 code.

In the case of a CMS other than Drupal, dedicated code would need to be written to fulfill the business functionalities. The Drupal 9 or Drupal 10 theme would be created from scratch according to the UX guidelines defined by your business.

Step 5: Testing/Validation

In this stage, we prepare the test cases to be executed to ensure that all business features are working as per expectations. The content gets validated using a crawler to fetch content from the original source. Manual testing would also be used as required. 

The Zyxware Edge

Zyxware Technologies has been in the Drupal development niche since 2006, giving us an experience of over a decade in the industry.

Some of our esteemed clients include UNESCAP, ICFOSS, the Arizona Department of Administration Technology, and The News Minute.

We delivered 20+ large projects on Drupal 8/9. We have worked with the likes of INSEAD, UNESCAP, the State of Arizona (USA), and the Government of Bhutan, among others, on Drupal 9, and there's a strong probability that you've chanced upon our work.

Zyxware has employed 91,000 hours on Drupal 9; we like to think of it as 'time well spent.'
Drupal has been our and our partners' first choice. We have supported over 89 projects on www.drupal.org, with more than 30,000 websites using our modules.

We have had clients in retail, media, education, healthcare, non-profit, government, and financial sectors. These projects included creating seamless user experiences, building content architecture, interface designs, data integration, third-party integrations, and hybrid mobile applications.

Zyxware Technologies helps your business migrate to Drupal, reducing costs and time-to-market. Our solution is extremely scalable, eliminating roadblocks before they even arise.

Zyxware Success Stories

Zyxware Technologies has aided countless migration operations for reputed companies from across the world:

Iteris

Iteris, a smart mobility infrastructure management solutions company, relies heavily on its platform to deliver its core solutions daily to over 10,000 public and private-sector entities.

The Drupal 8 solution they had been using was inadequate in terms of security.

By refactoring existing custom code and removing excess, unnecessary modules, Zyxware Technologies proposed migration to Drupal 9 for the added security that Iteris needed.

You can read more about this case study here.

The News Minute

The News Minute, a popular media house, was facing server outages due to a sudden increase in incoming traffic.

Zyxware Technologies performed a thorough website analysis to determine the cause and discovered a misconfiguration in the server and Nginx, adding to the server outage problem. We helped solve the issue by streamlining the caching protocol of their systems.

You can read more about this case study here

Wrapping Up

Keeping your CMS organized and well-maintained is essential in an era where millions of bytes of data are generated and consumed daily.

Drupal upgrades aim to provide more secure and highly functional environments for your content that improve with each update. Moreover, the latest versions of Drupal take the path of a full-fledged digital experience platform rather than staying as a Web CMS. Migrating to Drupal 9 or Drupal 10 will not just give you a stable, supported version for your Web CMS but also enable your marketing team to take the next step in your organization's digital transformation journey.

Zyxware Technologies helps you unlock new possibilities with each Drupal migration, aiding you in utilizing the best of the platform.