Acquia Coverage

Acquia, Which Provides Commercial Drupal Support, Delivers Search

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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Ostatic

We've covered Acquia, which delivers commercial support for the powerful Drupal content management system a number of times. Acquia also delivers its own distribution of Drupal, and the company's co-founder (and also founder of Drupal) Dries Buytaert has now announced that the company has come out of beta testing with its version of Acquia Search. It's available at no cost as part of every Acquia Network subscription. If you're looking for a free, open source tool to run a web site, and need solid search and inexpensive support, the one-two punch that Drupal and Acquia offer may be just right for you.

Case study: An affordable way to build a social community

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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iMediaConnection

Marketing and brands are relationships between consumers and products, and relationship building is a two-way conversation. It is not the one-to-many broadcast commercial that defines a customer's relationship with a brand. Rather, it's the more informal -- often personal -- interactions with a product or company that result in long-term brand engagement. Technology, specifically the social web, has transformed marketers' ability to run lower cost, targeted marketing campaigns with measurable return on investment. The result is a new category of marketing: social marketing.

Social marketing is conversational. It's focused on facilitating interactions that are more directly connected to the process of relationship building with customers. And social marketing is, in all cases, propelled by social publishing technologies that turn spectators into member and contributors, and transform websites into community platforms for engagement with customers and future prospects.

Enterprise software vendor JackBe offers an example of this new strategy in action. JackBe sells enterprise mashup software to developers that enables them to use web services to connect internal and external data to create new, loosely coupled (or "mashed up") applications. Because this is a new approach in software development, part of JackBe's marketing agenda is to educate developers about mashups -- what they are, how to build them, and what applications are a good fit for this approach.

Start-up built on free software

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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Boston Globe

When cofounder Jay Batson was putting together his start-up Acquia last year, he figured one advantage would help it stand out from all the other companies that manage Web content for business clients.

The software was free.

"Free is very disruptive," Batson said. "In a fragmented market, 'free' commands a lot of attention."

Batson's Andover company sells products, services, and technical support for Drupal, an open source software platform originally authored by company cofounder Dries Buytaert. Open source means it's built and maintained by a worldwide army of volunteer programmers, and unlike the pricey products offered by traditional software companies, is available for anybody to use at no cost. With Drupal, Acquia would be able to price its services without having to charge customers for any hefty software license fees.

Acquia Drupal Stack (DAMP) Installer Gets Multisite Support

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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CMS Wire

When Acquia came out with the Drupal Stack (DAMP) Installer, many new users likely got very excited. You can use this installer to download and install everything you need to get a Drupal web content management environment up and running with a single click on a Mac or Windows system. But while it was a good way to get Drupal up and running quickly, it didn't have everything you may have wanted.

Acquia asked the community what new features they would like to see with the DAMP Installer and the community responded — multisite support. Acquia, of course, obliged.

Most Requested Feature

According to the results of a survey Acquia put out, the most requested feature for the DAMP Installer was to be able to set up multiple virtual hosts for multiple Drupal websites.

Once you have your Drupal environment up and running, you can create and configure new websites by simply clicking New in the Settings…Sites Tab.

Drupal Reaches out to Media Publishers through WoodWing's Publishing Platform

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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CMS Wire

WoodWing Software has a list of clients that reads like an international Who’s Who of the print industry. Acquia is the commercial arm that offers products and support for the open source software web content management system Drupal.

Last week, the two companies announced a new partnership that will see WoodWing's Enterprise 6 Content Publishing Platform ship with Acquia Drupal as the default content management system.

The result is an integrated package that gives publishers a tool that is simple to use as well as the ability to adopt print content for web users who are looking for interactive and engaging online experiences.

Acquia Drupal Review - 1.2.7 (Drupal 6.10 core)

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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CMS Critic

With all of the buzz encircling Acquia lately, we thought it prudent to share a review with our readers since we’ve never truly delved in to see what Acquia’s rendition of Drupal is made of.

For those of you unfamiliar with Acquia, we recommend you watch the following video that we shared previously that is an introduction to the product: Acquia Introduction

To get started, we decided to test the Acquia Drupal Installer stack which is available from the Acquia website and is a packaged of Apache, PHP, MySQL, PHPMyadmin and the Acquia Drupal version. The stack installer installs them all and allows you to quickly get to the nitty gritty and start playing.

DAMP Stack Installer Gets Drupal Newbies All Wet

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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CMSWire

For Drupal newbies, Christmas has come early. Acquia released the Acquia Drupal Stack Installer nicknamed the DAMP (Drupal + Apache + MySQL + PHP) stack.

With this package, you can download one item, double click and install all of the necessary components to get the Drupal Web CMS up and running.

Acquia Search - Solr Powered, Faceted and Pluggable

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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CMSWire

With DrupalCon well under way now, we are hearing a lot of announcements about new services and upcoming features and functionality for the web content management solution. One very interesting announcement is the official beta release of the new Acquia Search to the public.

A hosted search service for Drupal 6 websites, Acquia Search offers a number of advanced features that will help make your website hum with activity.

A boon to beginners: the "Acquia Drupal stack installer" (DAMP)

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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Tom Geller's Latest Thing

Only five days after its latest release, Acquia today released another update to its namesake Drupal distribution -- and it's a doozy. The package itself includes modules that give you the first chance to try out the company's new search product, while a separate release ("DAMP") will help get Drupal beginners up and running MUCH faster than before. (It also includes another gorgeous new theme from TopNotchThemes, which I might use in one of my own projects.)

Erickson takes charge at Acquia

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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ZDNet: Linux and Open Source blog

Acquia, the commercial arm of Drupal, today named Thomas Erickson (right) as its new CEO.

The announcement is happening around the company’s DrupalCon show in Washington, D.C..

Erickson, a former CEO of Systinet, was already on the Acquia board.

Social publishing company Acquia gets into hosting business

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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Venture Beat

Acquia, the company that tries to make money from open source “social publishing service” Drupal, announced several additions today to the services it offers for websites built using Drupal.

Perhaps most significantly, Acquia now offers to host websites in the Internet cloud. That’s not a hugely innovative idea, but it does mean that any company wanting to build a Drupal website can treat Acquia as the “one-stop shop” for getting that site up-and-running.

Acquia Appoints New Executives

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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ReadWriteWeb

Open Source Drupal based content management software company Acquia announced today that it has appointed two new executives to its management team. Tom Erickson will be Acquia's new Chief Executive Officer and Warren Utt will be the company's new Vice President of Sales.

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Acquia Gets New CEO, Extends Drupal Searches, and More

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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Ostatic

Acquia, which offers a commercially supported version of the open source Drupal content management system is out with a series of announcements today. The company has a new CEO, Tom Erickson, who was formerly CEO of Systinet, which he sold to Mercury Interactive. Acquia has also announced a public beta of Acquia Search, a hosted service, as well as cloud-based Drupal hosting, and Drupal stack installers for Windows and the Mac.

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Webware Radar

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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Webware

Acquia, a company that provides open source software for the Drupal CMS, announced the public beta release of its Search tool Wednesday. Those who want to use it can download from Acquia's site and install it as a module on any Drupal 6 site. According to the company, the search will provide navigation, content recommendations, and configurable results weighting. It's built on a redundant hosted service infrastructure, requiring no servers to deploy or manage. The public beta is free and available now with an Acquia Network subscription.

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New CEO, New Drupal CMS Offerings for Acquia

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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Internetnews.com

Drupal, the popular, open source, content management system (CMS) so far has grown mostly by way of its community roots.

But Tom Erickson, the newly appointed CEO at Drupal's lead commercial sponsor, Acquia, believes that the commercial enterprise can grow the community, too.

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Drupal Services Provider Acquia Gets New CEO and Offers New CMS Options

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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Hostsearch.com

Drupal services provider and lead Drupal commercial sponsor Acquia has a new CEO and is now offering new Content Management System (CMS) options, it was revealed recently. Drupal is a popular Open Source (OS) Content Management System (CMS) that is supported by a loyal community. A diverse number of companies including NASA, Sony, MTV and Mozilla use the solution for their websites. Acquia’s new CEO believes his new company can help grow the Drupal community further.

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Open Source Drupal Getting Commercial Push from Acquia

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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Tectonic

Acquia's new CEO isn't the only major development for Drupal this week. Acquia also rolled out a new search service for Drupal Web sites, cloud-based hosting, and new Drupal application stacks. The plan is that new releases will give Acquia a greater competitive edge against commercial competitors while providing additional support for its open source code base.

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How Acquia makes Drupal more valuable

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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ZDNet

The better a project’s commercial arm the faster that project can progress.

Drupal offers a great example.

I first came across Drupal almost five years ago. I recommended it for a project on politics, since abandoned. My experience was a nightmare. We were a commercial operation that needed professional programming.

The launch of Acquia as Drupal’s commercial arm last year changed that. It turned out to change a lot more.

Within months, Microsoft was distributing Drupal. Acquia is acquiring a host of new platinum partners. Commercial organizations have begun adopting it. So has the government.

Moving onto Acquia Drupal

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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CMS Report

Last year I was one of the beta testers for Acquia's Drupal distribution and the Acquia Network. I was evaluating Acquia's products and services for a potential intranet project at work. For this particular project, unfortunately, it looks as if Acquia or Drupal wasn't the right solution. Our regional folks wanted a solution similar to Microsoft's Sharepoint that is more integrated with Microsoft Office and heavily featured in document management. That's alright though because there are a number of smaller intranet projects at work where Drupal is the perfect solution and a lot of progress is being made in that direction.

Over the weekend, I decided to move CMS Report from Drupal 6 to Acquia Drupal. In December, I received a message that beta testers would be rolled over into "a Community subscription entitlement that extends through December 31st, 2009". Placing the Acquia subscription onto CMSReport.com not only will allow the site to receive the benefits of being on Acquia's network, but will also allow me to monitor the evolution of Acquia. Acquia is still a young company and likely will continue to expand on the products and services it offers.

Drupal CMS Founder, Dries Buytaert Interview with CMS Critic

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Friday, October 24, 2014
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CMS Critic

We were very pleased to have a chance to interview Dries Buytaert, founder of the legendary Drupal content management system. He shares his thoughts on its success, future and how it came to be in this intriguing and indepth discussion. We had so many questions, that we are only publishing part one while he works on the second half. Here you go.

CC: Thank you for taking the time to speak with us today, Dries. We’d like to cover a few areas during this interview.. specifically Drupal and your latest venture, Acquia.

CC: Can you tell us a little about your background and how you became involved in the world of Content Management Systems?

DB: I was a student at the University of Antwerp in Belgium around 1999. I was doing web development with CGI and server-side includes, but I wanted to learn more about technologies like PHP and MySQL. Also, at the same time, we had the need for an internal messaging system at our student dorm. So, I wrote a simple message board. Then when I graduated, I decided to move my internal message board onto the internet.

CC: Our understanding is that Drupal originally started as a BBS system, having been very involved in the BBS realm ourselves, we find this very interesting. Can you tell us a little bit about how it came to be and was it as popular as a BBS as it is today?

DB: Drupal began as an internal message board that I used to manage my student activities. We just used it in my student dorm to communicate about dinner times, etc. Once I graduated, I began transforming it into a news and discussion website: www.drop.org.

After a year or so, I released the software behind drop.org as Drupal 1.0.0, and Drupal officially came to be on January 15, 2001. Contributors still celebrate this as Drupal’s birthday every year.

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