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Brief

Zoocha have worked with Ofsted since November 2015 as their lead Drupal developer for most of their public facing websites. The brief was to support legacy Drupal 6 architecture as well as building new sites on Drupal 8.

Solution

Drupal 6 Support

  • Full Drupal support and maintenance service for the Ofsted legacy architecture, and infrastructure
  • Remedial security and devops work during supplier transition
  • Content management support
  • Ad hoc feature development

New Service Design and Drupal 8 Development

  • Drupal 8 and SlimPHP development to create a new 'micro services' architecture in line with GDS recommendations
  • Full API development
  • Apache Solr integration to provide advanced geospatial and faceted search functionality
  • Refined and optimised the data import process to be able to rapidly handle several hundred thousand childcare providers
  • New cloud infrastructure on AWS for the Beta project
  • Agile development methodology in line with GDS service design
  • Will enter private beta in Q1 2018

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