At WP Engine, our mission is to help our 75,000+ customers win online. With the start of the new year upon us, we wanted to take a few minutes to reflect on all that we have accomplished together in 2017 and thank you for your partnership and support. We look forward to furthering the success of your digital experiences in 2018!
In 2017, we grew a lot–and we mean that in more ways than one. Internally, we’ve grown to be over 500 employees across six global offices! This means more coverage for you, and more expertise to move your business forward faster. Speaking of coverage, we’re scaling to meet our new growth milestone: 75K+ customers in 130 countries!
We like to stay agile in our business and innovate on your behalf. In 2017, on average we released about 427 innovation updates per week. But getting more agile starts with migrating to WP Engine. This year, our migration plugin was used over 51,000 times, enabling our customers to complete their jobs faster and more efficiently.
Beyond enabling you to integrate with the industry’s best technology on WP Engine, we want to keep you current. In 2017, we launched the WP Engine Solution Center, an impressive global directory of plugins and software featuring 77 vetted solutions across 9 categories for every role, from marketers to developers. And while that was happening, we were recognized as an AWS Marketing and Commerce Competency Partner, making us the only company in WordPress to receive this designation from Amazon for our technical prowess and track record of customer success.
NBC said it best: The More You Know. In 2017, we made three products available to help you optimize your site and content for peak performance–and to better inform your strategy. Content Performance, Application Performance, and Page Performance are now all offerings in our performance intelligence suite.
While we were building products to make you smarter, we were getting smarter too. Our Support team completed 4,640 hours of training in 2017.
In an increasingly global economy, site performance is crucial to your success. In 2017, we expanded our global data center footprint with 17 new data centers across 9 countries so your sites load faster with high redundancy–wherever you are. And to make sure no one else is trying to interfere with your site performance, we blocked more than 36 billion attacks in 2017.