Business Catalystend of life

The platform has been axed by Adobe. End of life is 26 September 2021

End of life cycle with Adobe Business Catlyst

On Monday, 26th March 2018, we received word in a very abrupt announcement from Adobe, that Business Catalyst web hosting service (where we host many websites) will reach it’s end of life cycle as of March 26, 2020  September 26, 2021  (extended by Adobe April 2018 & March 2020 - see more). This impacts many thousands of sites worldwide.  We have officially been a Premium Partner with Adobe Business Catalyst since 2009.  

Our strategy was to notify our clients about this change, reaching out to our clients individually, but since the announcement some unscrupulous agencies and social media posts are spreading both panic and opportunistic and self-serving messages about the closure of Adobe Business Catalyst.

While this has come as an unexpected event for us and for you, the instant impact for our clients is be minimal, however it is time to think about the future and plan your exit.

Pixel Portal currently hosts many websites through Adobe Business Catalyst and will be working through our client sites and their business needs to develop the best strategy for each site and the best time for the business to manage a migration to another hosting platform. Remember, there is adequate time to plan - 26 September 2021 is the final close off date.

What has been happening since the announcement

Since the announcement on 26th March 2018, the Business Catalyst Partner and developer community have taken immediate action to develop some options for partners to assist their client base to move forward with their websites.

We are watching all developments closely, but we will be looking at our client requirements and what options are available before we make specific recommendations to anyone.

Some key points to remember

  • There is adequate time between now and March 2021 to make change and plan to migrate or rebuild your website.
  • Your website still functions the same way as it always has, this does not change.
  • We consider this a strategic planning issue
  • With other changes that have already occurred online (for example - https:// security and responsive sites are standard requirements), the constant changes with online development, this may be another reason to review your website strategy.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions whatsoever. Just click the link below and we will schedule an appointment to discuss this with you.

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