Acquia Cloud By the (Big) Numbers
by Jim Salem
The Acquia Cloud continues to flourish! We set new records in the last month, thanks to our customers' exceptional Drupal sites, delivering 1 billion page views from Managed Cloud and Dev Cloud alone. When you add in Drupal Gardens, it amounts to over 100 terabytes of content! We’ve set performance records for individual sites as well. A customer’s recently-launched Acquia Cloud site delivered over 25,000 requests/second during realistic load testing — the equivalent of over 1 million unique visitors in a single day.
We recently upgraded all of our database servers to Percona’s version of MySQL, providing enhanced performance and reliability. Like the vast majority of Acquia Cloud upgrades, no downtime was required, even for this major upgrade. Look for MySQL 5.5 support coming in Q2!
Acquia Cloud isn't just about scalability and performance. All Managed Cloud sites feature high-availability, multi-data center configurations — just one part of our commitment to mitigate failures. Using our multi-region replication service, several customers take it to the next level by replicating their site across four data centers in geographically distinct regions. One of these customers, a well-known government agency, recently put our multi-region failover to the test. They were blown away that in a matter of seconds Acquia transferred their site from east coast to west coast with no data loss or corruption. In the history of the agency, no other vendor had done this for them.
Throughout everything Acquia does, we provide not only an easy-to-use developer experience but the most full-featured Drupal-tuned platform and toolset available. Of course, this wouldn't mean much without the best Drupal support and devops team available. Located in 7 different timezones and backed up by Acquia’s world-class hosting infrastructure, our team actively monitors and manages the sites entrusted to our care 24x7x365.
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