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Acquia to Provide High Availability Managed Hosting for Enterprise Drupal Sites

September 03
14:32 2009

Web Hosting NewsANDOVER, Mass. – Acquia, the enterprise guide to social publishing , today announced the availability of Acquia Hosting for Drupal installations. Acquia Hosting offers a fully redundant, high availability cloud-based hosting platform tuned for Drupal performance. When combined with an Acquia Network support subscription, organizations can now rely on a single vendor for a complete suite of expert Drupal hosting, operations and support services. Pricing for Acquia Hosting is usage-based, offering businesses a cost-effective mechanism to scale their sites as traffic demands increase.

“Acquia hosting offers enterprises the comfort of depending on a single organization for their Drupal infrastructure and support; it’s simpler, cost-effective and more secure,” said Tom Erickson, Acquia CEO. “Acquia, together with our Drupal implementation partners, now offers a complete design to online and beyond experience.”

[swfobj src=”” width=”300/250″ class=”border: 1px solid grey;” align=”right”] Benefits of Acquia Hosting include:

* Single vendor for complete Drupal infrastructure support and accountability
Acquia offers a one-stop shop for a business’ entire Drupal infrastructure, with experienced Drupal operations and support resources to ensure site performance meets business objectives.

* Highly available, high performance architecture
Targeted at enterprise sites, Acquia Hosting is built on cloud based clustered web servers with built-in load balancing and database redundancy to ensure a business’ Drupal site will scale to millions of visitors and page views.

* Integrated with Drupal development workflow
Acquia Hosting includes hosted SVN repositories to streamline developer workflow including code management, on-demand staging environments for functional testing and automated deployment to production instances.

“Acquia’s hosting services allow us to streamline the operation of our site through a single vendor without sacrificing functionality and flexibility,” said Nick Veneris, CEO, Xomba . “Their responsiveness and customer support continue to validate our decision to turn to Acquia as our go-to Drupal resource for critical software and services.”

About Acquia
Acquia helps organizations of all sizes build social publishing websites quickly, easily and with a lower total cost of ownership by leveraging Drupal, the open source social publishing platform that blends content and community. Our products, services and support enable companies to leverage the power, technical innovation and economic value of Drupal while simplifying the experience, removing the complexity and minimizing the risk.

About Drupal
The Drupal social publishing system has been downloaded over two million times since its inception and powers more than 400,000 web sites globally. Drupal includes an enterprise class content management system and is used to deliver a wide variety of web applications including single or multi-user blogs, wikis, community networks, digital media portals, e-commerce, and many more. Assisted by a thriving ecosystem of consultants and developers, a diverse set of organizations use Drupal, including SonyBMG, Warner Brothers Records, the New York Observer, Forbes, Disney, Intel, Harvard University, and Amnesty International. A huge community has grown up around Drupal, with thousands of active contributors to the open source technology

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