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10 Layers of PaaS

Building Success on Acquia Cloud Builder’s Guide
A great digital experience is essential for success in today’s digital marketplace. Not only is building, deploying, hosting, and scaling web applications complicated, but leaving resources available that allow for continuing innovation is crucial to ongoing success.
This whitepaper provides an overview of the 10 layers of PaaS that application builders and managers should consider when evaluating PaaS providers.

When Media and Entertainment Firms Go Digital

To thrive in the digital age, media and entertainment firms must nurture profitable relationships between content and customers. They build brand and buzz behind popular tunes, episodes, and entertaining personalities. Successful firms foster friction-free networks, channel valuable content that flows through them, and build engaging communities around them. Along the way, they squarely face the future and digitize their most promising revenue streams.

Building the Business Case for the Next-Generation CMS

To survive and prosper in the Digital Age, your business must be ready to excel in a highly competitive marketplace. To keep pace with the consumer, and remain ahead of the competition, you no longer can rely on a CMS that is tied to a proprietary vendor's feature roadmap, rather than your immediate business requirements. Built on open source Drupal, the next generation CMS supports continuous innovation, market agility and the freedom to put the needs of your business first.

Acquia Cloud

Security and Compliance
The Acquia Cloud leverages a shared responsibility model for security in the cloud. At the infrastructure layer Acquia Cloud is built within Amazon’s AWS cloud environment and leverages Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Elastic Block Store (EBS) technology. As such Acquia Cloud leverages Amazon’s certifications and accreditations for the infrastructure, network and physical security layers of the environment. Amazon personnel have no logical access to Acquia Cloud hosts or applications.

Acquia Comments on EU Recommendations for Data Processing in the Cloud

On July 1, 2012, European Union (EU) data protection regulators provided guidelines for service providers processing personal data in the cloud for client organizations. The opinion describes associated risks and provides recommendations for best practices. This brief white paper explains why Acquia Cloud is aligned with the guidance provided by the EU data protection regulators ensuring that the transfer of EU personal data to cloud service providers such as Acquia may take place lawfully under EU law.

Assembling Mobile Experiences with Drupal

In this white paper you will learn how Drupal is used to develop mobile applications for the enterprise. Between mobile web apps and native mobile apps, Drupal is already a capable platform for assembling mobile experiences.

The Payoffs of PaaS

Four Ways Cloud Platform As A Service Offerings Can Improve Performance While Reducing Operational Costs
This paper explains what Platform as a Service (PaaS) is and the benefits of moving to the cloud.

Evaluating Social Business Software: Five Key Considerations

5 compelling reasons why Commons [and Drupal] is a better solution than proprietary – extensibility, cost, innovation, freedom, usability.

White paper: Resource Guide: Developing for Mobile on Drupal

This resource guide directs you toward best practices for ensuring that your Drupal content looks just as good no matter where it ends up.Since there are two distinct areas of mobile development, each substantially different on the back-end, this guide distinguishes between mobile web sites and native apps.

White paper: Drupal and the Assembled Web

With Drupal, it is easy to produce engaging, content rich websites, incorporate both structured and unstructured data sources, and blend published information with user-generated content.

White paper: Enterprise-Grade Web Publishing with Drupal

Adapting to the digital revolution
Long accustomed to print-driven publishing cycles, professional publishers now have to adapt to the digital revolution just to stay in business. Certainly many magazine readers are still hooked on hard copy formats; print publications are not going away anytime soon.

Cloud deployment options make a difference in Acquia's Drupal business

The 451 Group provides information about market development. Acquia, which offers support and services for the popular open source Drupal content management project, recently did some expansion and rebranding of its cloud-based deployment options.

White paper: The Drupal-Powered Enterprise

Delivering Extraordinary Web Experiences without Extraordinary Burdens
The Drupal-Powered Enterprise identifies three ways to capitalize on Drupal as a unified platform for low-cost, central management of multiple websites.

White paper: Lower Social Business TCO with Commons (summary)

This paper compares the total cost of ownership of the Open Source Social Publishing Drupal solution to various proprietary Content Management systems, Social Business Software alternatives, and other community building software platforms. Our analysis shows that combined license and support charges come in at 2% to 11% of the costs of proprietary alternatives.

Migrating to Drupal

Smoothly Transfer Content, Users, Interface, and Metadata
This paper examines scenarios for migrating from other content-management systems (CMSes) such as Vignette, Jive, FatWire, ColdFusion, and Joomla. It evaluates reasons for migration, describes migration methods and tools, and suggests best practices.

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10 Layers of PaaS

Building Success on Acquia Cloud Builder’s Guide
A great digital experience is essential for success in today’s digital marketplace. Not only is building, deploying, hosting, and scaling web applications complicated, but leaving resources available that allow for continuing innovation is crucial to ongoing success.
This whitepaper provides an overview of the 10 layers of PaaS that application builders and managers should consider when evaluating PaaS providers.

Acquia Cloud

Security and Compliance
The Acquia Cloud leverages a shared responsibility model for security in the cloud. At the infrastructure layer Acquia Cloud is built within Amazon’s AWS cloud environment and leverages Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Elastic Block Store (EBS) technology. As such Acquia Cloud leverages Amazon’s certifications and accreditations for the infrastructure, network and physical security layers of the environment. Amazon personnel have no logical access to Acquia Cloud hosts or applications.

Acquia Comments on EU Recommendations for Data Processing in the Cloud

On July 1, 2012, European Union (EU) data protection regulators provided guidelines for service providers processing personal data in the cloud for client organizations. The opinion describes associated risks and provides recommendations for best practices. This brief white paper explains why Acquia Cloud is aligned with the guidance provided by the EU data protection regulators ensuring that the transfer of EU personal data to cloud service providers such as Acquia may take place lawfully under EU law.

Cloud First with Drupal and Acquia

Doing the Public’s Business
In the current era of open government and tight budgets, Federal agencies must focus on doing the public’s business as transparently and as cost effectively as possible. For Federal IT managers, OMB’s Cloud First strategy holds great promise: on-demand access to shared computing services, provisioned on a scalable basis, and the ability to deliver solutions faster, more efficiently, and at a lower cost than custom-developed systems.
Drupal and Acquia support Cloud First initiatives across the Federal government.

The Payoffs of PaaS

Four Ways Cloud Platform As A Service Offerings Can Improve Performance While Reducing Operational Costs
This paper explains what Platform as a Service (PaaS) is and the benefits of moving to the cloud.

Cloud deployment options make a difference in Acquia's Drupal business

The 451 Group provides information about market development. Acquia, which offers support and services for the popular open source Drupal content management project, recently did some expansion and rebranding of its cloud-based deployment options.

White paper: Lower Social Business TCO with Commons (summary)

This paper compares the total cost of ownership of the Open Source Social Publishing Drupal solution to various proprietary Content Management systems, Social Business Software alternatives, and other community building software platforms. Our analysis shows that combined license and support charges come in at 2% to 11% of the costs of proprietary alternatives.

White paper: Get a Grip on Hosting Costs for Your High Volume Website

Improve performance, scalability and availability, while reducing business risk and costs with the Drupal Open Source social publishing platform and Acquia Hosting services
In this paper you will understand how website hosting can cost you a lot of money and how Acquia hosting can help eliminate those additional costs while reducing business risk.

White paper: Building Enterprise Social Communities with Drupal

This white paper provides a brief introduction about why social-style software is important to organizations, and why open source Drupal is the best enterprise social business software solution.

White paper: TCO for Open Source Social Publishing

Going Beyond Social Business Software
This paper compares the total cost of ownership of the Open Source Social Publishing Drupal solution to various proprietary Content Management systems, Social Business Software alternatives, and other community building software platforms.

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When Higher Education Goes Digital

Staying Abreast of Changing Web Technologies
Back when the web was new, colleges and universities were among the most enthusiastic early adopters. Faculty, staff, and students launched their own web sites to support research projects and educational activities using the innovative development tools of the day. A few even invented new technologies in their labs and dorm rooms. For example, Dries Buytaert, co-founder and CTO of Acquia, started the Drupal project in 2001 while a student at the University of Ghent.

When Government Goes Digital with Drupal

Learn How Acquia Delivers Effective Solutions
In the current era of open government, any agency must focus on doing the public’s business as transparently and as cost-effectively as possible. Whether an agency is working at the Federal, state, or local level, serving constituents and stakeholders is its first order of business.

Citizens, communities, and businesses need to:

Find relevant information about immediate topics of interest
Share insights about important issues
Communicate with agency staff members

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