Acquia Coverage

Acquia Achieves SSAE 16: Does It Really Matter [June 26, 2012]

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Acquia Achieves SSAE 16: Does It Really Matter

Acquia, which provides enterprise products and services for open source content management system (CMS) Drupal, has become one of the latest cloud vendors to complete SSAE 16 (SOC1) certification. The certification signals that a company has controls and procedures to secure and control content hosted on its platform. Are industry certifications like SSAE 16 enough to attract enterprises away from private cloud implementations?

Acquia Completes SSAE 16 Examination [June 26, 2012]

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Compliance Week

Acquia Completes SSAE 16 Examination

Acquia, the enterprise guide to open-source content management system Drupal, announced that it has recently completed and obtained a service auditor's review for the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 16.

SSAE 16, which replaces the previous SAS70 auditing standard, is a regulatory standard issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. A critical component in achieving SSAE 16 compliance is an organization's ability to reduce risk and provide clients with controlled security measures.

Drupal's popularity growing in government [June 22, 2012]

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Government Computer News

Drupal is one of the more popular open-source content management systems used by the federal government. Just how popular the software is in the public sector was outlined by an infographic recently released by Aquia.

Drupal is used throughout the federal government, said Jessica Richmond, Acquia’s senior director of government professional services. According to Acquia, 24 percent of all .gov websites use Drupal. The software is an important part of the Digital Government strategy, which is using it to help consolidate multiple platforms and websites, she said.

L’expert du monde Drupal Acquia arrive en France [June 22, 2012]

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L’expert du monde Drupal Acquia arrive en France

Acquia est une société spécialisée dans la technologie Drupal. Elle a récemment (le 25 mai 2012) ouvert des bureaux en France. L’occasion de faire le point sur la société et son activité, avec Cyril Reinhard, directeur régional France, Suisse et Europe du sud d’Acquia.

Il nous dresse tout d’abord le portrait de la société : elle est apparue fin 2007, sous l’impulsion de Dries Buytaert, créateur et responsable du projet Drupal. Aujourd’hui, elle emploie plus de 220 personnes, dont 150 contribuent directement au CMS open source. 100 recrutements sont prévus cette année, nous confie Cyril Reinhard.

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The 50 Most Powerful People In Enterprise Tech [June 22, 2012]

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Business Insider

Dries Buytaert, creator of Drupal, co-founder and CTO, Acquia.

Buytaert is the man who created one of the world's most popular content management systems, Drupal. What started as a little project he wrote in his dorm turned into software that powers a million websites including the White House, NASA and Twitter.

Drupal's popularity growing in government [June 22, 2012]

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Government Computer News

Drupal is one of the more popular open-source content management systems used by the federal government. Just how popular the software is in the public sector was outlined by an infographic recently released by Aquia.

Drupal is used throughout the federal government, said Jessica Richmond, Acquia’s senior director of government professional services. According to Acquia, 24 percent of all .gov websites use Drupal. The software is an important part of the Digital Government strategy, which is using it to help consolidate multiple platforms and websites, she said.

London lures Canadian tech startups with tax incentives, grants [June 18, 2012]

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Financial Post

The promise of billion-dollar exits and splashy stock offerings have long lured tech entrepreneurs to the southern San Francisco Bay area and prompted other metropolitan areas to try to create their own innovation-based sectors.

Tech City in east London, England, is one such example and some Canadian startups looking to tap into larger markets are bypassing the original Valley and instead heading east across the Atlantic.

Hossein Rahnama, founder and chief executive of Flybits based out of Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) in Toronto, said he decided to set up a second office in London because it was similar to the company’s home city in many ways.

More developers are using Drupal than the next three highest scoring CMS platforms combined [June 20, 2012]

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Marketing Blog

Proprietary software solutions are facing a long-term decline as developers and IT executives look towards open source solutions, according to a new survey by Acquia and .net magazine.

The survey, which quizzed nearly 3000 developers from all over the world on a wide range of web design and development trends, revealed that 83% of respondents preferred using open source instead of traditional proprietary software.

The survey results indicate that open source adoption is continuing to increase due to web developers’ preference for using tools that have a strong online community, readily available add-ons and are cost effective and easy to use.

Final Card Details For Sunday's ROH "Best in the World" iPPV [June 18, 2012]

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Wrestle Zone

This Sunday June 24th, Ring of Honor Wrestling presents “Best in the World 2012: Hostage Crisis” live on iPPV!! Featuring the rematch between “Wrestling’s Worst Nightmare” Kevin Steen & Davey Richards for the ROH World Title, the iPPV broadcast will be made available for purchase later this week!

In order to provide our fans with the best iPPV experience possible, we have entered into a contract with Acquia, one of the most reputable Drupal Hosting and Performance companies, to resolve web performance issues and to migrate to their scalable hosting solution. A great deal of our resources are being employed to make sure this migration goes smoothly during the week and that all issues are resolved prior to Sunday afternoon’s iPPV broadcast. To help with any issues that may occur during the course of the event, we will also have an engineer on-hand to scale hardware resources or resolve any bottlenecks on the fly. Please bear with us this week, as we may need to take down rohwrestling.com for as 12-36 hours around Wednesday/Thursday to complete the migration successfully.

Acquia Goes Big in Boston [June 13, 2012]

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Acquia Goes Big in Boston

With the backing he received from American venture capital investors in 2007, Antwerp resident Dries Buytaert (33) established in Boston Acquia, a company that offers Drupal content management services, software developed by Buytaert himself and used by webmasters to build and manage their websites. The software is free and hundreds of thousands of developers around the globe are constantly working on improving the programme. Acquia does not build websites, but assists businesses with the maintenance, monitoring and safeguarding of their websites.

Why I had it all wrong about Boston's high-tech scene [June 15, 2012]

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- I'm at a crowded tech schmoozefest, and Tim Rowe, the pied piper of local startups, is giving me a serious talking-to about my blase attitude toward the local tech industry.

"I'd like you to think about what you're saying and look at the facts," Rowe says with growing intensity. "I think you're going to see your perception and the facts don't add up."

No startup culture? Look around here in the Cambridge Innovation Center in Kendall Square, ground zero for New England startups, Rowe says. There are about seven floors filled with nearly 450 startups and offices for two major venture capital firms, Charles River Ventures and Highland Partners. And there's more academic research and development spending in Cambridge than any other part of the country, including the San Francisco Bay Area.
It's true. About $4 billion annually just in Cambridge versus $1.3 billion in the Bay Area, according to the National Science Foundation. And that stuff in the college labs, we all know, often leads to game-changing companies like Google.

Maxim, Drupal, And The Hometown Hotties [June 11, 2012]

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Information Week

Moving the men's magazine website to Drupal has given Maxim's Web developers more flexibility, including the ability to add social features to online events such as voting for "hot hometown girls."

This year's Maxim Hometown Hotties get to strike a pose on maxim.com thanks to Drupal, which replaced the site's previous Java-powered content management system (CMS) in January.

Maxim's current Hometown Hotties competition, in which women from across the country submitted pictures and profiles, is one example of the most dynamic content now featured on the site, according to Michael Le Du, CTO of Alpha Media Group, the publisher of Maxim. Maxim is a leader in the new generation of men's magazines that favor lingerie over nudity, combined with content catering to other young men's interests, such as sports, gaming, gadgets, and, of course, sex advice. Maxim's most famous reader-awarded contest, the Hot 100, just released its list of the most beautiful women (oddly, including Stephen Colbert at #69), but Le Du said Hometown Hotties is a better example of a something new Maxim was able to implement more easily thanks to Drupal. The contest is not new, but this is the first time it's been hosted on maxim.com.

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Insurance Technology - MetLife Brazil Picks Ci&T Application Management Services [June 7, 2012]

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Insurance Technology

Ci&T has provided application management services to MetLife Brazil, a life insurance company, to guarantee constant availability of mission-critical applications and allow the IT team to focus directly on business-exclusive activities.

Breno Gomes, chief technology officer at MetLife Brazil, noted that application support is a big issue for many companies, and that the greatest benefit is that Ci&T offers metrics and reports with deep analysis allowing the company to identify the source of problems and resolve them quickly.

Ci&T’s expertise in application development makes it the perfect partner to not only build applications, but to manage them as well. The company’s teams employ agile methodologies and Lean principles to deliver value-generating projects for companies of all sizes, by leveraging the latest mobile, cloud and Web technologies.

To MetLife Brazil, the company’s teams deliver application management services. They also provide ongoing support for many applications within the organization, according to company officials.

Margaritas and Tacos Beneath the Bridge [May 25, 2012]

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Margaritas and Tacos Beneath the Bridge

IN THE SEATS

In the slightly damp backyard — the river birch trees were shedding — three Brooklyn co-workers from Acquia, a software firm based in Boston with a Dumbo outpost, camped out at a silver table lighted by a hurricane candle and passing patches of blue sky on a rainless Wednesday evening: Lisa Rex, 38, a software designer from Cobble Hill; Ezra Gildesgame, 25, a software engineer and product manager from South Park Slope; and Ben Jeavons, 28, a senior software engineer from Park Slope. They were in the mood to dine Mexican and alfresco. “We needed some fresh air and some fresh food,” Mr. Jeavons said.

How Elastic Load Balancing works in Amazon Web Services [May 31, 2012]

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ZD Net

Network pain affects every IT manager.

  • Network hardware like load balancers are expensive.
  • Network design is complex, especially sprawling enterprise networks and multi-tenant ISP networks.
  • Expertise is required to keep them running.

Any company that can ease this pain is onto a good thing. Virtualizing network technology is a hot cloud topic that companies like Embrane, Nicira and Big Switch Networks are in the middle of. The next piece of virtual networking technology for me to deal with is a load balancer. Here, I talk about load balancing in general, and later I will use the AWS console to add a virtual load balancer to my new pair of Drupal instances.

Drupal 8 : les nouveautés techniques commentées par Dries Buytaert [29 mai 2012]

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Lors de l'entretien qu'il nous a accordé jeudi 24 mai à l'occasion de sa venue en France, Dries Buytaert a détaillé les évolutions techniques du futur Drupal 8. Aux côté de l'intégration de HTML5 en natif, "l'évolution principale de cette nouvelle version portera sur la mobilité", a-t-il insisté.

"Drupal 8 permettra d'une part de prendre en charge des applications natives pour les mobiles, avec une intégration par le biais de Web Services RESTfull, d'autre part de bénéficier d'une expérience avancée en termes de navigateurs Web mobiles via des implémentations de HTML5 adaptées à ce type d'écran." (lire l'interview de Dries Buytaert sur la politique produits d'Acquia publiée sur JDN Solutions, dans laquelle il aborde les évolutions fonctionnelles de Drupal 8).

Sous le capot, la principale évolution de Drupal 8 concerne son rapprochement avec le framework PHP français Symfony. "Nous avons beaucoup travaillé sur le sujet avec Sensio Labs, et les équipes de Fabien Potencier", explique Dries Buytaert. "Symfony a été choisi car il s'agit d'une infrastructure PHP robuste, sans doute l'une des plus robustes dans le monde."

NYSE Relies on Open Source for Growth [May 28, 2012]

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CIO Journal

The announcement by NYSE Technologies, the commercial technology division of NYSE Euronext, that it is expanding the terms of its partnership with the Warsaw Stock Exchange, illustrates how the exchange company expects to significantly increase revenue by commercializing its own technology.

NYXT, as the unit is known internally, generated $490 million in revenue in 2011, up from $444 million in 2010 and $363 million in 2009. Management says the company is on track to hit $1 billion in revenues by 2015. NYSE also sees commercialization of its technology as a wedge allowing it to develop relationships with blue chip customers for its financial exchange businesses.

Bob Kerner, chief digital officer for NYSE, says the technology organization has been able to ramp up to support this aggressive growth strategy by using Drupal, an open source application used to build web sites and tools for collaboration and knowledge management. Drupal was first released in 2001, but has gained in popularity since 2007. Kerner’s team also uses a software development methodology called Agile, which is characterized by rapid, iterative development cycles and close collaboration between developers and their internal customers.

Le fondateur de Drupal à Radio France [27 mai 2012]

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France Inter

L'histoire de Drupal est une belle histoire. C'est l'histoire d'une idée née il y a 12 ans dans la tête d'un étudiant belge, une idée devenue aujourd'hui un outil de référence pour les créateurs de sites Internet. Drupal, c'est quoi ? réponse : un CMS. Mais encore... Selon la définition de la communauté française Drupal, composée de "Drupalists", Drupal est "un logiciel qui permet aux individus comme aux communautés d'utilisateurs de publier facilement, de gérer et d'organiser un vaste éventail de contenus sur un site web". Pour simplifier : Drupal est un outil opensource, c'est à dire gratuit qui est pris en main et amélioré par des miliers de développeurs dans le but de permettre de mettre sur pied des sites Internet de tous types (e-commerce, médias...) : La Maison blanche, voyages-sncf, The Economist, Le Figaro, Slate et Radio France ont par exemple choisi Drupal. L'histoire de Drupal, c'est donc l'histoire de l'idée d'un créateur devenue un outil mondial. Ce créateur a aujourd'hui 33 ans. Il s'appelle Dries Buytaert. D'origine belge, il vit désormais à Boston où il gère Acquia, une entreprise de support dédiée aux utilisateurs de Drupal, un buisness donc, créé à partir d'une idée gratuite. A l'initiative de la Direction des Nouveaux médias de Radio France, Dries Buytaert était de passage à la Maison ronde la semaine dernière. Rencontre avec un geek devenu entrepreneur.

Interview Drupal : retour sur l'aventure du CMS open source La suite sur Clubic.com : Interview Drupal : retour sur l'aventure du CMS open source [25 Mai 2012 ]

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Avec une communauté de plus de 630 000 développeurs, dont plus de 16 000 en France, Drupal est l'un des leaders du marché du CMS (outil de gestion et de publication de contenus) et a su développer un modèle économique articulé autour de l'open source. C'est la société Acquia, fondée en 2007 et comptant 200 salariés à travers le monde, qui propose ses diverses solutions en ciblant principalement les entreprises. En France, Acquia est dirigée par Cyril Reinard et compte parmi ses clients la SNCF ou LaPoste. Aujourd'hui Drupal serait utilisé sur 1,5 million de sites web dont plus de 11 000 en France.

De passage à Paris, Dries Buytaert, le créateur de Drupal, a accepté de répondre à nos questions.

Comment se positionne Drupal sur le marché mondial des CMS ?

Dries Buytaert : Il existe des centaines de CMS. Aujourd'hui un site sur cinquante utilise Drupal. C'est l'un des CMS les plus importants et seul Wordpress possède une part de marché plus élevée. Drupal se placerait donc en seconde position. En revanche nous ne sommes pas vraiment en concurrence avec Wordpress. Typiquement Wordpress est pensé pour les sites plus petits et nous nous focalisons sur les sites plus complexes.

Dries Buytaert (Acquia) "Drupal 8 s'oriente vers HTML5 et la mobilité [24 mai 2012]

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Le créateur de Drupal est en France pour annoncer le lancement de la filiale française de la société de services qu'il a créée. Il revient pour nous sur les évolutions à venir du CMS Open Source.

Le créateur de Drupal, et directeur technique et fondateur de la société de services Acquia, Dries Buytaert revient sur les dernières évolutions de Drupal, et les nouveautés à venir dans Drupal 8. Le 25 mai Dries Buytaert devait annoncé officiellement le lancement d'une filiale en France.

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