Come join the private beta
As you may have heard over on TechCrunch, the Acquia private beta program is in full swing. Beta testers are able to download and test our commercially supported Drupal distribution (aka "Carbon") and utilize our new web-based network services and support delivery platform (aka "Spokes").
We have previously invited a few hundred people into the beta program, and today we're expanding it by handing out invites through TechCrunch and Drupalcon Szeged. The first 100 people to apply through the link on the TechCrunch site will be automatically invited to join immediately. Anyone who requests entry in person at Drupalcon Szeged will also get a same-day invite.
Don't despair if you want access to the program, but haven't been invited so far. We are adding hundreds of people each week and will eventually add all registered Acquia.com members who have requested access to pre-release software and have opted in to hear from us via email. If you need to register, click here. If you want to update your Acquia.com profile, click here.
You may be wondering why we we're doing a private program with limited membership. We've seen tremendous interest in our products since we announced the company back in March. We want to make sure we deliver a great experience for everyone involved. Our business is largely about delivering high quality responsive support, and since we're building our support systems and hiring people in parallel with running the beta program, we want to make sure we are set up to succeed. We're making good progress in scaling up our support organiation, so we're expanding the program now and plan to continue this expansion over the weeks ahead.
Our vision for enhancing the total experience with Drupal is becoming a reality, and we're on the march to get the full Acquia goodness in the hands of our customers and partners this fall. I look forward to seeing all of you in the beta forums very soon.