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Acquia Secures Additional Funding Following $50 Million Financing Round [August 13, 2014]

BURLINGTON, MA – August 13, 2014 – Acquia, the digital business company, announced today that it has raised additional funding from Amazon.com, Inc.

Acquia Adds Amazon as an Investor [August 13, 2014]

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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GigaOm

By Jonathan Vanian

Amazon has taken an undisclosed stake in Acquia, a startup that provides commercial services around the open-source Drupal content management system. Acquia relies on Amazon Web Services to help the startup handle the 333 terabytes of bandwidth it serves up each month, Acquia CTO Dries Buytaert wrote in a blog post; the startup runs on over 8,000 AWS instances. In late May, Acquia took in $50 million in a series F funding round, which brought total investment in the Burlington, Mass.-based company to $118.6 million.

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Acquia Preparedness Helps Calm Hurricane Sandy

For a family in the path of a powerful hurricane, preparedness might mean stocking up on fresh water and canned food, or even installing a generator. For the Operations Team at Acquia, preparedness in the face of an encroaching “superstorm” meant working closely with Amazon Web Services to ensure continuous availability of Acquia hosted websites.

AWS re:Invent

Acquia is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of AWS re:Invent!

Be sure to visit the Acquia Booth #129.