Today, more than 1 million sites are built on Drupal including Princess Cruises, NBC Sports, The Economist and Commonwealth Financial Network. Drupal is one of the largest open source projects and one of the most widely adopted content management systems, powering digital experiences and driving business digitalization for organizations and their brands worldwide.
The latest, most advanced version of Drupal, Drupal 8, offers a powerful tools with more than 200 new features and improvements – it’s the most flexible version of Drupal ever, built for a new generation of content-centric experiences. New “minor” releases (8.x) are issued every six months to roll out new features and functional improvements to help organizations deliver their experiences faster. Drupal is able to respond incredibly fast to market needs because of this.
Standardizing on Drupal certainly doesn't mean every single site needs to be on Drupal. Drupal “plays nice” in heterogeneous environments lowering the impact on IT in terms of integration support, migration strategy and overall support.
But what’s really behind the success of Drupal 8? It’s impossible to pin down just one factor, so let’s take a look at a Dave Letterman list style “Drupal 8’s Unfair Advantage: 10 Reasons to Standardize on Drupal.”
10. Scalability: Drupal scales from simple to complex sites. You can manage a corporate website (like Xerox.com), a commerce site (like Wilson.com), a site that experiences extreme traffic bursts (like Grammys.com), an intranet, or even multiple sites on the same platform (like SABMiller). Drupal 8, the latest version of Drupal, powers huge sites like Nasdaq’s investor relations, in addition to Oregon State University, Hubert Burda Media, and YMCA of Greater Twin Cities, just to name a few. Additionally, Drupal offers out-of-the-box integration with OAuth, Salesforce, Oracle, LDAP and AD for starters.