Getting Started with Drupal Just Got Easier; Acquia Offers One-Stop Shop for Popular Drupal Distributions

Getting Started with Drupal Just Got Easier; Acquia Offers One-Stop Shop for Popular Drupal Distributions

Company kick-starts software publisher program with Phase2 Technology

Woburn, Mass. – April 21, 2010 – Today Acquia, the enterprise guide to social publishing, announced a new software publisher program that will provide pre-packaged solutions for popular Drupal distributions. Partnering with Phase2 Technology and other partners to be announced, Acquia will combine publishers’ application expertise with its leading support and infrastructure solutions to offer customers a one-stop shop for all their Drupal site requirements.

“Even with awareness and adoption on the rise, organizations considering Drupal still need solutions that are plug-and-play and pre-configured for their specific business requirements,” said Tom Erickson, CEO of Acquia. “Drupal can take a website to an entirely new level and our publisher program is designed to get organizations there quickly and easily.”

Drupal Solutions for Any Business
By partnering with software publishers, Acquia is able to offer complete Drupal packages for organizations across a range of verticals. The following Drupal distribution packages will be offered:

  • OpenPublish partnering with Phase2 Technology
  • Other distributions to be announced in the coming week

Each package will come with a complete set of Acquia support and infrastructure services including:

  • Support and maintenance
  • Acquia Hosting
  • Remote Administration
  • Acquia Search

“Our customers rely on our first-hand Drupal experience to build applications that are tailored for the media market,” said Jeff Walpole, Phase2 Technology CEO. “OpenPublish users now have the infrastructure and technical support to ensure that after the build, these sites function, scale and integrate to meet their needs now and in the future.”

Acquia will be expanding its software publisher program over time, bringing on new partners to meet the needs of Drupal users across a range of vertical markets.

For more information on Acquia’s software publisher program, please visit http://acquia.com/partners/software-publisher-partners and follow updates on Twitter @Acquia.

About Acquia
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. Our 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. Download Acquia Drupal, the completely free Drupal distribution, at http://acquia.com/downloads.

About Drupal
The Drupal social publishing system has been downloaded over two million times since its inception and powers more than 400,000 web sites globally. Drupal includes an enterprise class content management system and is used to deliver a wide variety of web applications including single or multi-user blogs, wikis, community networks, digital media portals, e-commerce, and many more. Assisted by a thriving ecosystem of consultants and developers, a diverse set of organizations use Drupal, including SonyBMG, Warner Brothers Records, the New York Observer, Forbes, Disney, Intel, Harvard University, and Amnesty International. A huge community has grown up around Drupal, with thousands of active contributors to the open source technology. For more information, visit http://drupal.org.

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