With a goal to be “Vercel for machine learning,” testing and debugging platform Openlayer was ready to face the challenge of faster delivery. And deliver they did. After moving to Vercel and Next.js , the Openlayer team builds and deploys new features the same day they’re requested.
Using Vercel in tandem with Next.js gives Openlayer the building blocks for the type of work and collaboration their team has always wanted. At every step, they’ve discovered something new to love—and move their platform forward.
Thanks to Vercel Preview Deployments, engineers can quickly test changes before merging, while continuous deployments configured per-branch allow them to iterate fast with zero configuration. With built-in Vercel Analytics, the Openlayer team is able to monitor performance metrics they care about.
Using Next.js, they were able to track and decrease their First Contentful Paint (FCP) to 1.67 seconds with automatic Image Optimization, providing a better loading experience for their customers. “What attracted me to Vercel was the design,” says Nair, “but what makes me stay is the power.”
Next up for Openlayer: the team is currently working toward a big release where they’ll open up Openlayer to the public. And they’re feeling confident, noting that Vercel will be critical to their success.
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