Acquia Named Software/Cloud Computing Winner in Silicon Valley's Premier TiE50 Awards

Chosen as One of the 50 Top Start-Ups Worldwide

WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Acquia, the world's leading provider of commercial open source social publishing solutions for Drupal, today announced that the company was chosen as a 2011 winner of the TiE50 Awards, Silicon Valley's premier annual awards program. Acquia received the award in the Software/Cloud Computing category and chosen as one of the 50 most enterprising startups of 2011.

The 50 winners selected from 291 finalists and over 1,600 nominations, and representing five sectors that are driving today's economy: Internet/Social Networking, Software/Cloud Computing, Life Sciences, Wireless/Mobile and Energy/Cleantech.

"The TiE50 represent the best in entrepreneurship -- risk-taking yet pragmatic, visionary but market-aware, and a passion to be the best," according to Vish Mishra, President of TiE Silicon Valley. "We hold up companies such as Acquia as role models for any enterprise, big or small, established or being incubated, which aspires to success in a dynamic and demanding marketplace."

"Acquia is honored to be recognized as one of the leaders in the software and cloud computing market," said Tom Erickson, Acquia's CEO. "Acquia has achieved record growth and momentum and this recognition is further proof of our progressive strategy and the increasing demand for our managed cloud platform and solutions."

TiE50 winners will present their companies in a live showcase over the two days of TiEcon 2011, on May 13th and 14th in Santa Clara, CA.

The TiE award follows closely on Acquia's recent strong quarter and announcement of its expanded cloud offerings. Acquia Managed Cloud is a highly available, managed cloud service offering fully redundant clustered server environment in combination with Acquia's 24x7 enterprise Support. Acquia Dev Cloud is a self-service hosting platform targeted at professional developers running one or more sites on a single server instance. Acquia Dev Cloud is built on Acquia's proven cloud hosting platform that is currently serving more than 2.2 billion HTTP requests per month. Dev Cloud gives professional developers unparalleled freedom to manage multiple client sites on a single server directly from the command line, or from within the Acquia Network.

About Acquia - Enterprise Guide to Drupal
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. With more than 700 customers and Drupal powering 2% of the world's websites, Acquia's 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. Please visit: http://acquia.com.

About TiE50 Awards
TiE50 is TiE Silicon Valley's premier annual awards program keenly contested by technology startups worldwide. TiE50 track record since inception in May 2009 shows that 94% of the winners and finalists have been funded, attracting over $20 Billion in investments! 42 companies have been acquired, merged or went public.

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