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Sascha Konietzke and Paolo Negri established Contentful as a content management platform based out of Berlin, Germany way back in 2013. The cloud-based platform offered by the company allows businesses to manage their digital content across multiple channels and devices. Included are websites, mobile apps, and digital displays.
Since its establishment, Contentful has received many awards and commendations. Having been acknowledged by Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Digital Experience Platforms, the company became a leader in 2020. Listed by Gartner as a cool vendor in content management too. One of the fifty future unicorns identified by CB Insights for 2019 was Contentful.
Contentful has become a leading content management platform for enterprises as a company evolved. With its flexible and scalable platform, businesses can effortlessly manage and distribute digital content across various channels. The extensive documentation, tutorials and forums for community help provided by the company shows its priority towards developer experience. Other software applications can be seamlessly integrated with Contentful by developers.
The company Contentful is held privately and not publicly traded. In 2021, the company’s workforce exceeds 500 individuals who are spread across its various global offices including those situated in Berlin and San Francisco.
Built on a cloud-native, microservices-based architecture for technical specifications and infrastructure is Contentful’s platform. With its flexibility and scalability, this architecture allows businesses to effortlessly manage and distribute content through numerous channels. To guarantee quick content delivery to users worldwide, Contentful utilizes a content delivery network (CDN).
Managing delicate customer information on its platform necessitates that Contentful prioritize security. The data is protected both in transit and at rest by the company using industry-standard encryption protocols. To comply with relevant regulations, Contentful performs regular third-party security audits.
By utilizing multiple APIs, including different types of them, Contentful enables seamless content management.
REST APIs facilitate the exchange of data between Contentful’s platform and external software applications.
GraphQL APIs enable efficient querying of large datasets.
Webhooks enable real-time content updates and notifications.
A strong bond with developers has enabled Contentful to offer a wide array of developer tools and resources that cater for its increasing user community. These tools provide users with plenty of documentation, tutorials, and forums for getting community support. API performance optimization is made easier for developers with the range of analytics and monitoring tools included.
API performance is highly scalable and performant with Contentful’s platform, which was specifically designed for this purpose. Optimizing your API’s performance is easier with the range of tools and features offered by the company. One such tool is their GraphQL API which facilitates faster querying of large data sets. It also provides a CDN-based network for delivering content, which guarantees fast content delivery worldwide to users.
No significant downtime incidents have been recorded for Contentful. With redundancy systems and backup protocols in place, the company’s infrastructure is highly resilient.
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