Acquia Coverage

Acquia's Dev Cloud web platform - my first impressions [Jan 12, 2012]

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Thursday, January 12, 2012
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Techno Ergonomics

I have to admit that I love to tinker with things. When I started playing with Linux first about 10 years ago, I realized that here was a "toy" that I'd be able to enjoy for a long, long time. I've often worked on server configuration and always had a lot of fun making servers work for big sites.

That said, I took Acquia's Dev Cloud for a spin and really like it. No hassles, it really has to be the simplest high-traffic ready system I've ever used.

If you don't know Dev Cloud, its a Drupal specific web hosting system. You get three separate "server environments" for each site - development, testing and live production. There is a web-based deployment tool to manage these environments. There are also some nice extras, like support, Apache Solr search and a handful of web services that you can use with your sites.

In my next post I'll go over how you get your site running on Dev Cloud and some of the best practices that we've found using it.

Facebook obsessives overlook enterprise riches [Jan 10, 2012]

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
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The Register

Open ... and Shut It's not that enterprise software is boring. But let's face it: if you had the choice to tell your mom that your company makes it easy for 800 million people to talk to each other, or that your business makes it easier for companies like Chevron to do business more productively, the former is going to sound a heck of a lot cooler.

The road to a successful open source project: Learning lessons from Drupal [Jan 10, 2012]

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
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TechWorld

Drupal's lead programmer, Dries Buytaert, on building an open source community and creating the right kind of developer culture

13 Local Startups That Are Looking for Student Interns Right Now [Jan 6, 2012]

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Friday, January 6, 2012
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BostInnovation

BostInnovation highlights the Acquia U program, as well as Acquia internship opportunities, in its search for Boston startups hiring student interns.

Drupal 8 goals emerge [Jan 4, 2012]

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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Fierce Content Management

In an interview with CIO.com, Dries Buytaert, who is the original developer of Drupal and the CTO at Acquia, outlined his major goals for the next version of Drupal.

Dries' vision for Drupal 8 [Jan 4, 2012]

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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ComputerWorld

Buytaert is yet to determine a release date for the Drupal 8, but already he has flagged some plans for what should be addressed in the next version. Buytaert divides these ideas into four main points.

Tips for Acquia Hosting Development [Jan 3, 2012]

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
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Appnovation.com

Brandon Tate of Appnovation writes, "Here at Appnovation, we frequently use the Acquia hosting platform for our clients. The Dev Cloud and Managed Cloud are impressive platforms that fit well for many Drupal sites being built today. I’ve listed some items below that have helped with the overall build quality and ease of use for these platforms."

Misplaced priorities hampering UK government uptake of open source [Jan 3, 2012]

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
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Opensource.com

Government agencies and departments in the UK are beginning to focus on the real value propositions offered by open source. Acquia's Manager of Community Affairs, Jeffrey "jam" McGuire, discusses all this and more in his guest blog on OpenSource.com.

It Can Be a Multi-billion Dollar Industry: Dries Buytaert on Drupal Businesses, Drupal 8… [Dec 24, 2011]

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Saturday, December 24, 2011
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LINUX For You

Dries Buytaert, the creator and project lead of Drupal, recently visited India. LINUX For You caught up with him to understand his plans on expanding Drupal’s reach in India, what we can expect from Drupal 8, about Drupal “Shops” and the business model, and obviously Open Source, et al.

The CRM Watchlist 2012 Finalists: One More Step [Dec 22, 2011]

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Thursday, December 22, 2011
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ZD Net

Acquia named a finalist in the CRM Watchlist 2012, an impact award that are poised to have a significant impact in some way in 2012.

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"We invested a lot in cleaning up our APIs" [Dec 9, 2011]

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Friday, December 9, 2011
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Devworx

Dries Buyteart, creator of Drupal, in an exclusive chat with devworks, on the underlying philosophy, and Drupal 8.

Open source, closed deals: Acquia to near $36M in sales in '12 [Dec 6, 2011]

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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Boston Business Journal

Burlington’s Acquia, a provider of services for users of open-source Drupal web content management, is expecting see its fast-paced growth continue through next year.

Acquia Ads New Components to the Acquia Network for Drupal Users [Dec 1, 2011]

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
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the app gap

I have covered Acquia several times on this blog (for example, see Acquia Provides Drupal Commons to Support Open Source Enterprise Collaboration and Acquia Grows with Drupal and Introduces Drupal Gardens). It provides support, services, and enhancements to make your Drupal experience more productive. Recently, I spoke with Bryan House, VP of Marketing, about their latest moves.

Readdressing the Public Sector’s Sourcing Strategy [Dec 1, 2011]

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
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SourcingFocus.com

Jim Shaw, General Manager Europe at Acquia, says it's easy to see why IT managers are seeking alternative approaches to traditional procurement programs.

Acquia, Box, Domo, HubSpot Make Forbes Promising Companies List [Dec 1, 2011]

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
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CMS Wire

Forbes released its list of America's 100 most promising companies, which includes familiar names such as HubSpot, Box, Acquia and Domo.

uTest Partners with Acquia to Provide Load Testing Services to Web Developers [Dec 1, 2011]

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Thursday, December 1, 2011
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TMC Net

uTest, a provider of in-the-wild software testing services, announced that it will provide Web developers with an end-to-end suite of load testing services for building new and improved websites and to enhance the website user experience through its partnership with Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal.

Where is Drupal Heading? [Nov 30, 2011]

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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PC Quest

The famous CMS platform doesn't need an introduction to web administrators, but where is it heading, and how does it compare with other well-known CMS platforms like Joomla! and WordPress? We spoke to the creator of Drupal in person to find out.

Appnovation Technologies Achieves Enterprise Level Partner Status with Acquia [Nov 30, 2011]

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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PR Web

Enterprise guide to Drupal awards higher partnership level to Vancouver based IT services company

Drupal, Cajun Style [Nov 30, 2011]

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Network World

As I wrote earlier this week, few markets have such a rich selection of quality open source products as does the content management systems (CMS) space. One of the leaders in the open source CMS market is Drupal. In fact this blog post is written on a Drupal system. Down in the Big Easy on December 8th and 9th there will be a Drupal conference called Drupal on the Bayou.

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