Acquia guarantees quality and performance of KPN Grip [Jan 28, 2013]

Amsterdam, NL, - 28th January, 2013 – Acquia, the leading open cloud platform for integrated digital experiences, today announced that KPN Corporate Market has selected the company to help support the launch of Grip, a new service from KPN for monitoring and easily managing large enterprises to cloud services. The Grip-platform bundles cloud services and ensures provisioning, single sign-on. It is also the central point for all services and integrates the services in a well-organized total invoice. Acquia provides 24 x 7 technical support for the Grip user interface, which is built on Drupal. Acquia also provides KPN Corporate Market with tools for monitoring and guaranteeing the quality and performance of the platform.

KPN selected Acquia for its unparalleled Drupal expertise, ability to provide a high-level support service and tools and successful track record of helping large enterprises with their Drupal implementations. When the first version of the Grip front-end was completed, KPN also called on Acquia’s Professional Services team to conduct a security and performance audit on the Drupal code. The audits yielded detailed reports allowing KPN and the platform developer to improve the performance and security of the site.

Grip is scaled to more than 200,000 active users
Grip is the first cloud aggregation platform available in the Netherlands designed for enterprise users. Grip is scaled to more than 200,000 active users and is therefore the largest platform of its kind in the Netherlands. KPN uses Drupal to provide Grip with a user-friendly front-end.

Jeroen Jacobs, Manager Competence Center Grip of KPN Corporate Market, stressed how important the expertise of the Acquia team was in delivering a quality experience for users of the Grip platform: "They reinforced our team at a high-level, worked effectively with us. This significantly improved our efficiency which makes us able to focus on our customers and innovation."

Strict requirements for performance, quality and reliability
Grip is a significant service offering for KPN Corporate Market and the demands on performance, quality and reliability are correspondingly strict. Principal Technical Consultant of Grip, Michiel van Dijk from KPN: "Through the audits and the rapid implementation of the improvements recommended by Acquia, we have now realized a state-of-the-art platform. The expertise and the involvement of Acquia has given us absolute confidence in the quality of the architecture."

"Acquia is delighted to be working with KPN on such an important and comprehensive project", commented Wilfred Harbers, Regional Director Benelux & Nordics of Acquia. "The combination of Acquia Network and Professional Services has provided KPN with the confidence to deliver this flag-ship service to their enterprise customers."

For more information about KPN Grip visit: www.kpn.com/grip

About KPN IT Solutions
KPN is the leading telecommunications and IT service provider in The Netherlands, offering wireline and wireless telephony, internet and TV to consumers. KPN offers business customers complete telecommunications and IT solutions. KPN IT Solutions (previously known as Getronics) offers global IT services and is the Benelux market leader in the area of infrastructure and network related IT solutions.

About Acquia
Acquia offers enterprises unparalleled freedom to innovate and increase business agility by creating extraordinary web experiences. The fastest growing open cloud platform for integrated digital experiences, Acquia enables content rich global organizations to rapidly deploy and manage dynamic digital experiences in an open source way. Co-founded by the Drupal project’s creator in 2007, Acquia helps customers manage the growth and scale of their digital experiences with confidence. This revolutionary approach allows companies including Twitter, Warner Music Group, Humana, Stanford University, Mercedes-Benz and MTA, to invest in success. Acquia was recently named the number one software company in the 2012 Inc. 500 and was named one of the 100 most promising companies in America by Forbes Magazine. See who’s using Drupal at http://www.drupalshowcase.com, and for more information please visit www.acquia.com or call +31 20 890 3987