Dedicated Gen 2

Dedicated Gen 2 is a robust, redundant layer. It is well-suited for those who like the Platform.sh development experience but need more resources and redundancy for their production environment. It is available only with an Enterprise contract.

Dedicated Gen 2 consists of two parts: a Development Environment and a Dedicated Gen 2 cluster.

The Development Environment 

The Development Environment is a normal Grid environment with all Grid capabilities and workflows. The default branches are slightly different, as noted in the default limits.

The Dedicated Gen 2 cluster 

The Dedicated Gen 2 cluster is a three-Virtual Machine redundant configuration provisioned by Platform.sh for each customer. Every service is replicated across all three virtual machines in a failover configuration (as opposed to sharding), allowing a site to remain up even if one of the virtual machines is lost entirely.

The build process for your application is identical for both the Development Environment and the Dedicated Gen 2 cluster. However, because the virtual machines are provisioned by Platform.sh, not as a container, service configuration must be done by Platform.sh’s Customer Success team. By and large the same flexibility is available but only via filing a support ticket.