Acquia named AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

AO[1]Summit08badge250Winner.jpgWe recently received word that Acquia was named a AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner. Initially the AlwaysOn 100, this year marked the expansion of the list to 250 due to the "rapid growth of startup communities around the world." According to AlwaysOn, "this year's AO Global 250 reflects a set of trends that are about to ignite new market opportunities the whole world over."

The overall 2008 winner is Twitter, that increasingly ubiquitous service that forces us to edit our thoughts down to 140 characters or less. Come to think of it, that may be Twitter's greatest gift. Interestingly, competition was tough this year as Twitter beat such luminaries as Facebook, FriendFeed, and Digg, among many others.

Acquia was recognized in the Infrastructure category, along with 50 other private companies. Notable companies in this category include Parallels, rPath, RightScale, and ShotSpotter, to name just a few. Other AlwaysOn Global 250 categories include Consumer & Community, Enablers, Green, Mobile, and Online Advertising.

Its an honor for Acquia, and a testament to the global Drupal community, to be recognized by AlwaysOn with such a diverse range of emerging technology companies intent on creating new markets and re-defining existing ones. Now its time to raise the bar and shoot for the title of Overall Winner in the near future.