Last month, SilverStripe and the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) held a workshop on the topic of Common Web Platform (CWP). SilverStripe CTO Hamish Friedlander delivered a talk on the CWP architecture and its architectural patterns.
CWP is a Platform as a Service offering for New Zealand government websites, providing a feature-rich content management system (CMS), hosting, backup, disaster recovery, and online code repository, 24/7 support, co-funded development pool and proactive patching for website security. The platform is managed by DIA with SilverStripe delivering services and website content management software and Revera providing its infrastructure.
Hamish’s presentation explains CWP architecture and outlines architectural patterns for how agencies can use CWP to deliver different types of websites, e.g. simple information websites, Intranets, and websites that are loosely coupled with transactional applications. Existing case studies are presented to illustrate these patterns.
The presentation is aimed for architects, CTOs and other senior technical people in the government sector. More information on CWP including its features and benefits for government agencies is available on the CWP website.
Watch Hamish Friedlander’s presentation (CWP - Under the Hood) below!