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Move to the cloud? The two decisions that matter [March 11, 2012]

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Sunday, March 11, 2012
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GigaOm

Moving to the cloud and SaaS is easier and simpler than many executives believe and can deliver significant business gains in a relatively short amount of time. But clearly, internal politics and personal agendas sometimes get in the way of what should be a fairly straightforward decision. Otherwise, wouldn’t more small and midsize companies have made the switch to 100 percent cloud environments by now?

Acquia, Tom Erickson CEO: View From the Top [Feb 29, 2012]

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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KM World

Tom Erickson's "View From the Top" is featured as part of Acquia's place in KM World's "100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management."

BRIT Awards Website Enjoys Traffic Frenzy [Jan 25, 2012]

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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Entertainment-focus.com

Following last week’s much anticipated and talked about nominations launch, the BRIT Awards with MasterCard website has seen record numbers of visitors as music fans log on to http://www.brits.co.uk to find out the latest news and information about next month’s ceremony.

The BRITs website is hosted and supported by Acquia, whose cloud infrastructure enables clients to rapidly scale their web sites in response to surges in site traffic. Jim Shaw, VP of Europe at Acquia, weighs in.

Video: Veteran Central, Acquia Hosting Customer [Jan 18, 2012]

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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Watch below to learn all about Veteran Central, the first online community for veterans and their advocates to share experiences, employment opportunities, and more... Powered by Drupal and hosted by Acquia.

OpenSaaS Brings New Freedom to the Cloud

The rise of SaaS, software delivered as a service, is having an enormously disruptive impact on the software industry. Forrester Research estimates that spending on SaaS technology will double by 2013, representing 16% of all software spend. Gartner Research estimates that SaaS software spend is growing at 18%, compounded annually, and will reach $23B by 2015.

OpenSaaS brings new freedom to the cloud [Jan 17, 2012]

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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OpenSource Delivers

What is driving the rapid ascent of SaaS? Bryan House, VP Marketing at Acquia, weighs in.

Why choose Drupal for an enterprise CMS in the cloud? [Jan 17, 2012]

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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Tech Republic

Nick Hardiman explains his thinking behind creating a Drupal CMS installation on his Amazon Web Service. Hardiman explains why he likes Drupal, and he also notes Acquia among companies providing enterprise support for Drupal.

Architecture for Highly Unpredictable Traffic

Acquia Managed Cloud: Highly Available Architecture for Highly Unpredictable Traffic

While most companies with business-critical sites can’t afford downtime, accurately predicting traffic every day is impossible. This leaves organizations hosting in the cloud with two options: Overpay for physical servers you might rarely need, or underpay and suffer the consequences of failure. Whether failure comes in the form of brand and reputation damage, or in more hard opportunity cost dollars, the fact remains: failure costs too much.
 

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Architecture for Highly Unpredictable Traffic

Acquia Managed Cloud: Highly Available Architecture for Highly Unpredictable Traffic

While most companies with business-critical sites can’t afford downtime, accurately predicting traffic every day is impossible. This leaves organizations hosting in the cloud with two options: Overpay for physical servers you might rarely need, or underpay and suffer the consequences of failure. Whether failure comes in the form of brand and reputation damage, or in more hard opportunity cost dollars, the fact remains: failure costs too much.
 

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Tips for Acquia Hosting Development [Jan 3, 2012]

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012
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Appnovation.com

Brandon Tate of Appnovation writes, "Here at Appnovation, we frequently use the Acquia hosting platform for our clients. The Dev Cloud and Managed Cloud are impressive platforms that fit well for many Drupal sites being built today. I’ve listed some items below that have helped with the overall build quality and ease of use for these platforms."

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