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Announcing Acquia Cloud Free

I'm excited to announce that Acquia is launching Acquia Cloud Free, a no-cost development sandbox for Drupal development. While Acquia has always had a freemium offer for development purposes, it had an expiration date, and it required a credit card. We've changed that with Acquia Cloud Free. Acquia Cloud Free comes packed with great tools including, but not limited to:

Georgia Saving Millions with Open Source Technology [Aug. 2, 2013]

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Friday, August 2, 2013
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Government Technology

By Brian Heaton

A switch to Drupal’s OpenPublic and cloud hosting has made website administration more efficient and cheaper for state agencies in Georgia.

The Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) will save the state approximately $4.7 million over the next five years by using an open source website content management system and hosting data in the cloud.

State government agencies in Georgia made the move to Drupal’s OpenPublic platform and cloud storage from Acquia in October 2012. This eliminated multiple servers and the costs associated with maintaining them. In addition to helping the state’s bottom line, the change also has helped limit the downtime of state agency websites.

Georgia’s online properties were previously managed on two separate versions of an older content management system, with agency websites spread across 20 different servers. With resources stretched thin, sites began experiencing stability and performance issues in 2011, which spurred state leaders to look at streamlining the system.

Nikhil Deshpande, director of GeorgiaGov Interactive, a section within the GTA that manages Georgia.gov, said transitioning to an open source platform and the cloud ensures state agency portals are operating at peak efficiency and able to withstand Web traffic spikes.

“Being a government, there are sometimes occasions where something happens and people go to your website to look for an update or whatever they need,” Deshpande said. “And in that case, if you aren’t able to sustain that level of traffic, then obviously you’re going to have an outage. So we needed to leverage the agility and instant elasticity that cloud hosting provides.”

1-click Migration to Acquia Cloud How-to Video

It's now easier than ever to get your site setup on the Acquia Network starting with the 2.2 release of the Acquia Network Connector module. Using just your Acquia Network email and password, your subscription credentials will be set and with 1-click you can migrate your entire site to Acquia Cloud.

Acquia Offers Drupal-Tuned Cloud API [March 28, 2012]

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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Tech Week Europe

The Acquia Cloud is a platform-as-a-service offering that already hosts hundreds of Drupal websites, with about 1 billion page views per month.

Acquia Launches New Cloud API for Drupal Content Management [March 27, 2012]

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
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eWeek

The Acquia Cloud is a Drupal-tuned platform as a service (PaaS) that currently hosts hundreds of Drupal sites, serving more than 5 billion http requests and about 1 billion page views per month.

Acquia Cloud By the (Big) Numbers

The Acquia Cloud continues to flourish! We set new records in the last month, thanks to our customers' exceptional Drupal sites, delivering 1 billion page views from Managed Cloud and Dev Cloud alone. When you add in Drupal Gardens, it amounts to over 100 terabytes of content! We’ve set performance records for individual sites as well. A customer’s recently-launched Acquia Cloud site delivered over 25,000 requests/second during realistic load testing — the equivalent of over 1 million unique visitors in a single day.

Acquia Dev Cloud free developer tier

Visit http://www.acquia.com/dev-cloud-free-tier to register for your permanently free Dev Cloud developer tier account.

58 New APIs: AT&T, goMobi and Social Shopping [March 18, 2012]

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Sunday, March 18, 2012
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Programmable Web

Acquia Cloud API: Acquia is a commercial open source software company that provides products and services for Drupal. Acquia's cloud based solution lets users create Drupal based web sites. The Acquia Cloud API allows developers to extend and customize Acquia Cloud. The API allows direct control of Acquia Cloud sites and supports developer workflow, database, and backup management. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

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