Convince your CTO: Flexibility + Agility = Value

Thinking of deploying Dalet Pyramid? Here's how you can get your CTO on board!

By Raoul Cospen | 01/14/21

My last article was all about how Dalet Pyramid can help journalists and newsroom managers stay ahead of the curve with wide collaboration, a 360-degree story-centric approach, and a modern, easy-to-use interface.

But every person on our product team knows you don’t go very far without getting CTOs on board. Technology managers want to keep the newsroom happy and humming along smoothly. They appreciate a modern, holistic design approach.

But let’s face it, they are shopping, so above all, they are looking for value.

That’s why we made sure the flexibility and agility that Dalet is building into Dalet Pyramid goes deep, as well as wide. We built this system from the ground up to lower the total cost of ownership.

Flexibility Across the Board

Dalet Pyramid is cloud-native, which optimizes costs and increases agility and scalability. We’re moving to a containerized architecture, with Linux Docker as the deployment unit, Kubernetes as the container’s orchestrator and Rancher as the cluster controller. All this makes modular upgrades possible with minimal interruption, helping to future-proof the investment.

Flexibility is our watchword when it comes to deployment: we can install on-premises, to a private data centre; in a public cloud, or with a hybrid cloud set-up.

We’ve learned over the past couple of decades that media companies need to have elastic business models, so our service model is flexible. CTOs can choose anything from a regular support contract to a fully managed SaaS solution.

Ever Evolving

Dalet’s product teams are going all in on agility. Dalet Pyramid’s back-end allows for much shorter release cycles and transparent upgrades. We will be able to take one of our ideas — or a customer’s idea — and turn it into a working feature in a matter of weeks instead of months.

Oh, and for the worriers out there, rollbacks are a snap, too.

We know the digital revolution is not slowing down. With Dalet Pyramid, our customers will feel confident, and ready to ride the peaks and troughs to come. Join the news revolution!

Featured in: Dalet Pyramid | Digital | News Production | Newsroom | Storytelling | UX |

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By Raoul Cospen

Raoul Cospen is a Dalet pioneer, and played an integral role in driving the transformation to IT-based, fully integrated newsrooms for the past two decades. He has always felt passionate about being at the heart of newsroom operations, a passion that has driven his vision across multiple roles at Dalet. In his current role as Director of Product Strategy, News, Raoul is responsible for revolutionizing Dalet’s solutions for News, Sports and Fast-Paced Production, including the implementation of AI-driven tools.

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