Acquia Partners with Engine Yard to Offer Cloud Services for Fully Managed Drupal and Ruby on Rails Apps [6/7/11]

Woburn, MA – June 7, 2011 - New Cloud Platform-as-a-Service Partnership Will Combine Best-of-Breed Open-Source Web CMS and Custom Web Application Development

Acquia, the leading provider of commercial solutions for Drupal, today announced plans to partner with Engine Yard, the leading Ruby on Rails development and deployment platform for the cloud, to offer a fully managed cloud solution for Drupal and Ruby on Rails (RoR). This new partnership will accelerate development of social websites and custom web applications for professionals who use Drupal and RoR.

By leveraging this combined solution, developers can more easily build Drupal-based websites that integrate custom Ruby on Rails applications and components. The combined solution enables customers to focus on creating the best possible websites instead of building custom environments and staffing teams to manage them 24x7. And, by co-locating their Drupal and RoR applications on the Acquia and Engine Yard platforms, companies of all sizes will benefit from the enhanced performance and scalability delivered by the partnership.

“We are very happy to partner with Acquia to deliver this joint solution to our customers,” said Steve Gross, VP Corporate and Business Development of Engine Yard. “Now website builders and application developers will be able to leverage two best-of-breed cloud technologies to create websites and custom applications.”

“We believe this partnership allows us to offer the best Ruby on Rails cloud solutions alongside our leading Drupal services. Engine Yard is our preferred partner for Rails in the cloud. We can deliver Rails-based custom applications integrated with Drupal-based websites, all running in the cloud, and allow Acquia to be the single-source, total solution for customers,” said Tom Erickson, Acquia’s CEO.

For more information, please visit www.acquia.com or call 1-888-892-7842 or 978-296-5250.

About Engine Yard
Engine Yard is the leading development and deployment platform for the cloud. With a unique combination of Ruby on Rails expertise, operations automation, open source community involvement, and world-class service, Engine Yard empowers businesses to build and run cloud-based applications easily and cost-effectively. Thousands of customers, from explosive-growth Web startups to Fortune 500 enterprises, trust Engine Yard for fast deployment, rapid scaling, high performance, and 24×7 uptime, allowing them to leverage Rails agility for competitive advantage. Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, and Amazon.com.

About Acquia™, the enterprise guide to Drupal
Acquia empowers enterprises with the open-source content-management system Drupal. Co-founded by Drupal’s creator in 2007, Acquia helps customers manage their growth and scale their online properties with confidence. Acquia’s software, consultation, cloud infrastructure, and services enable companies to realize the full power of Drupal while minimizing risk, as it’s done for Examiner.com, Al Jazeera, and over 700 others. See them at http://showcase.acquia.com and learn more at http://acquia.com.

About Drupal™
Drupal is free, open-source software that powers millions of websites and online applications. It runs on industry-standard hosting platforms and connects to virtually all legacy systems. With a community of hundreds of thousands of users and developers, Drupal’s success has spawned an enormous business ecosystem. Learn more at http://drupal.org.