Embracing the Jamstack Technology at NetlifyPublished: Architecture
All sites on Netlify are prebuilt for performance and deployed directly to global edge network —without requiring to manage, scale, or patch any web servers. This enables a revolutionary new architecture called the Jamstack, designed to make the web faster—and to support the new tools and workflows used in modern web development. Netlify, a new approach to faster, more secure websites.
The problem with the legacy web
Complex apps and complex servers
A traditional website is actually a program that has to run on a web server at all times. Running sites this way needlessly slows things down, provides way too many opportunities for attack, and is expensive to scale.
Prebuilding all pages for speed
The Jamstack ties deployments closely to a Git-based workflows. Git brings the rigor and safety of version control to web projects allowing support for large projects with numerous contributors.
Modern build tools
First deployed by large enterprises, the Jamstack democratizes the use of CDN technology to deliver web content from end points as close to users as possible.
What’s the catch?
Modern web development requires modern tools and infrastructure. Wiring this stuff together on your own can be challenging, even when using cloud services like AWS. (Some tutorials run 13-15 steps for setup alone! Really.) At Netlify, it is possible to build and deploy production Jamstack sites in seconds.
Netlify is the first infrastructure provider native to the Jamstack and designed to support modern tools and workflows. Learn more at Netlify.