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Erik Webb

Manager, Cloud Engineering
Acquia, Inc.

Erik has been with Acquia since 2010, holding leadership positions in both the Professional Services and Engineering organizations. Currently he is the manager of the core Cloud engineering team providing Acquia Cloud hosting solutions. By providing technical oversight and product ownership, Erik is responsible for delivering a high performance, reliable Cloud platform for Acquia's many large enterprise customers.

While in the Professional Services organization, Erik advised well over 100 clients, including many Fortune 500 companies and large Public Sector clients in both state and federal government, in the design of their architecture and in improving their critically important performance and scalability. By conducting Infrastructure, Full Application, and Performance audits through a quantitative, Erik provided a process-oriented approach to guarantee high-impact, measurable results.

Prior to joining Acquia, Erik spent the better part of a decade working in higher education at Georgia Tech, concentrating on automation and deployment in computation-intensive environments. In addition he brings years of experience as an enterprise web applications developer and architect at IBM. He currently lives and works out of Boston, MA. You can read more about Erik at his personal web site or @erikwebb on Twitter.

Recent blog posts

Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 08:54
Drupal has modules for just about everything, including improving site performance. You can use these modules to see what's going on with a site and figure out the changes needed to increase Drupal's speed. As part of an ongoing series about ways to More...
Posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 13:58
Drupal was designed from the ground-up to be modular. Once you install Drupal core, you can add any number of modules to enhance Drupal's basic functions. Unfortunately, contributed modules can also impede performance. For example, it's common to More...
Posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 12:07
In our continuing mission (well, not a mission; it’s actually a blog series) to help you improve your Drupal website, let’s look at the power of caching. In our previous post, we debunked some too common Drupal performance advice. This time we're More...
Posted on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 12:44
Most advice to improve Drupal site performance is aimed at developers and DevOps folks. In reality, many Drupal sites are built by site builders using flexible Drupal modules rather than custom code. In this blog series, we will give site builders More...
Posted on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 12:59
In mid-December, the upcoming release of the seventh version Red Hat Enterprise Linux ("RHEL") arrived for public testing. With the last major release of RHEL arriving in late 2010, a lot has changed in the world of hosting Drupal sites. The final More...
Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 15:04
Most weeks I am consulting with large clients ready to host or tune Drupal. Many of these clients are large Java/Oracle shops, some are non-tech companies just looking to build internal knowledge, and still others love open source and are simply new More...
Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:45
I have now been a Technical Consultant at Acquia for two years. In those two years I have seen Acquia quadruple in size and the size and importance of our clients grow from primarily mid-sized universities and smaller government agencies to multiple More...