Acquia Joins Red Hat Exchange Bringing Social Publishing Expertise to the Open Source Ecosystem

Drupal service provider joins leading vendors to advance the reach of open source computing

ANDOVER, MA – January 5th, 2009 - Acquia, provider of commercial support for the popular Drupal social publishing system, today announced that it has been selected to join the Red Hat Exchange (RHX), the trusted open source software and partner network managed by Red Hat. RHX is a partner ecosystem designed to close the gap between business problems and value-driven IT solutions by connecting enterprises with complete open source solutions from the operating system up.

Acquia offers Acquia Drupal, a packaged collection of essential Drupal software for easy on-ramp to the popular open source Drupal social publishing system, and the Acquia Network, which offers subscription-based access to technical support and remote network services that simplify and streamline the development and operation of Drupal websites.

"We are excited to bring Acquia Drupal and Acquia Network subscriptions to Red Hat Exchange (RHX)," said Jay Batson, Acquia Co-Founder and CEO. "RHX helps us expand the reach of our Drupal social publishing solutions to enterprises using open source technology, offering website developers the support and site management services they need to assemble and operate Web 2.0 sites with speed and confidence.”

“Each of our partners provides solutions which broaden the current scope of the RHX software categories and Acquia’s Drupal offerings bring social publishing to the CMS category,” said Matt Mattox, Director of ISV Alliances at Red Hat. “With RHX, we are focused on providing choice to our customers and look forward to continuing our relationship with leading vendors like Acquia.”

You can download Acquia Drupal and subscribe to the Acquia Network via RHX at http://rhx.redhat.com.

About Acquia
Acquia is a ground-breaking open source software company providing value-added products and services for the wildly popular Drupal social publishing system. The people of Acquia believe open source development and social publishing technology have the power to connect people and unleash their collective creative potential. Company founders are Dries Buytaert, original Drupal creator and project lead, and Jay Batson, previously founding CEO of open source VOIP software company, Pingtel. Please visit http://acquia.com.

About Drupal
The Drupal social publishing system has been downloaded over 2 million times since its inception, and project growth has doubled annually for several years. Drupal is used to deliver a wide variety of application types including single or multi-user blogs, wikis, community networks, digital media portals, and content management systems.

Assisted by a thriving ecosystem of consultants and developers, a diverse list of organizations are using Drupal including SonyBMG, Warner Brothers Records, New York Observer, Forbes, The Onion, Harvard University, and Amnesty International. A huge community has grown up around Drupal, with thousands of active contributors to the open source technology, including nearly 2000 community-developed modules for extending Drupal functionality. For more information, please visit http://drupal.org.