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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."

Dead Men Walking or Walking Dead: Can Old School Enterprise CMS Vendors Really Change? [Nov 10, 2011]

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Thursday, November 10, 2011
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CMS Wire

When I saw the headline of the Forrester article proclaiming the death of the enterprise CMS suite, I couldn't help but both be pleased with myself, and feel a little sorry for the analysts. After all, I scooped them and proclaimed the exact same thing a little more than three weeks before.

Drupal: Turning a Free Product into a Real Business [Oct 27, 2011]

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Thursday, October 27, 2011
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Forbes

Forbes discusses Drupal as a powerful force in the tech world and Acquia's commercial support of Drupal through subscription services for learning and productivity tools, cloud hosting, social business software, and more.

Dead men walking or walking dead? Enterprise CMS vendors must adapt or die [Oct 24, 2011]

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Monday, October 24, 2011
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CMS Wire

Legacy CMS vendors, like OpenText/Vignette and Autonomy/Interwoven, are experiencing the effects of a disruption of their marketplace. As a result, many organizations are flocking to open source. CMS Wire says that "Acquia seems to understand the current trend to push this out of the hands and heads of the overburdened IT operations shops and into the cloud at large."

Fear of vendor lock-in is legitimate cloud concern - don't be bullied [Oct 14, 2011]

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Friday, October 14, 2011
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Tech Target

Tech Target features Chris Brookins, Acquia VP of Engineering and Product Management, in a discussion about cloud computing, open SaaS and PaaS, and vendor lock-in following the Mass Technology Leadership Council's Cloud Computing Summit.

Phase2 Technology migrating the Georgia Technology Authority to OpenPublic [9/14/11]

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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PR Web

Phase2 Technology will be teaming with Acquia and Mediacurrent to provide development and hosting support in the transition from Vignette, the Georgia Technology Authority's current enterprise content management system.

Head Out On That Open Road [9/2/11]

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Friday, September 2, 2011
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CRN

Jim Shaw finds there is freedom for resellers in opening up SaaS apps and delivery.

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