Sitecore 10 benefits for Developers, DevOps and IT

Deliver more rapidly to accelerate digital experience success with new features — from container infrastructure orchestration to integrated data and marketing functionality.

If you want a quick overview of the whole release, check out Sitecore 10 highlights article. In the following article, we’re going to drill down into the changes and benefits for the technical teams of developers, DevOps professionals, and IT staff.

Take a tour!

In this video, Nick Wesselman provides a quick tour for developers of the new stuff in Sitecore 10:

Nick also has a great overview in his LinkedIn article Sitecore 10.0 Released: A Great Day for Sitecore Developers.

Continuous Delivery with Sitecore Containers

First announced as supported in Sitecore 9.3, Sitecore 10 brings about new tools from Sitecore on how to adopt a container approach in your delivery flow. Why are containers important? In general, if you’ve been doing your development with virtual machines or local installations, moving to a Docker-driven development and infrastructure flow will be a huge benefits for you. In general, you can address four major areas:

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Should I #DockerAllTheThings?

A while back I was in a discussion about whether there was a benefit for all organizations to adopt Docker. I was of the opinion that there are scenarios where it just wasn’t a fit. The more I thought about this, the more I realized that the benefits are always there, but some organizations have some issues they have to work out first before they can start reaping those benefits.

When you start looking into containers and their benefits you may come to the conclusion that “this would not work here“. Maybe that’s right. Are you sure?

You need to ask yourself why that is. Why is it that your organization cannot benefit from container tech? Perhaps there’s an underlying issue that needs to be addressed first, like a lack of priority on infrastructure automation. Or a lack of a DevOps culture. Or any number of things. Ultimately, there is one thing I believe is true:


If you are struggling with your digital transformation, suddenly deciding to Kuberneti-All-The-Dockers is not going to solve that.

(I have decided that Kuberneti is the verb form)

I put together some key benefits of containers for organizations up on, as well as the challenges you might face and how to tackle them. Following this article (linked below) is a good series by my colleague Rob Earlam that can help you get started with Docker:

Are Docker and Kubernetes the right fit for my team?

How to decide if your organization should adopt a container strategy.

I’d love to hear back your thoughts on this and how I could make this better!

Should we host Sitecore on IaaS or PaaS? (Jan 2020)

This started as a question on the community forums, and my answer got so long I decided to capture it here as well.

In general, when you are choosing an infrastructure model the first question you need to ask is what your team is comfortable having responsibility over, and what your organization is willing to pay to have somebody else worry about. You could do it in-house, pay a managed services group or Sitecore partner, or have Sitecore do things for you. Figure out what your team wants to have responsibility for and then that will guide you towards the best hosting model for your production environment.

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