Acquia and Commerce Guys Partner to Offer Comprehensive Solutions for e-Commerce [Aug 24, 2011]

LONDON - DrupalCon London 2011 – August 24, 2011 - Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, and Commerce Guys, the leading provider of e-commerce solutions for Drupal, announced today that they have partnered on services, sales and support of Drupal Commerce, the most-complete Drupal e-commerce platform available. The partnership gives enterprises the worldwide coverage, deep expertise and extensive support capabilities they demand for high-performance online commerce applications using the open-source Drupal Commerce software. The combined offerings include professional services from the recognized leaders in Drupal Commerce development; hosting on the Drupal-optimized Acquia Cloud platform; and the answers, tools, and support of the Acquia Network.

“Enterprises big and small want to leverage their investments and use the same software for their web content management, social business and e-commerce needs,” said Bryan House, Acquia’s Vice President of Product Marketing. “Drupal provides all these capabilities, with Drupal Commerce as the e-commerce portion of this equation. Acquia has established itself as the leader in the first two areas, while Commerce Guys are experts in the third. Together we can offer the best products and services for an enterprise’s content, community, and commerce needs on the web.”

E-Commerce with Drupal
Drupal Commerce has been developed by Commerce Guys for the last two years. Drupal Commerce is a set of modules turning the latest release of Drupal, Drupal 7, into a highly flexible e-commerce platform. A unique development, Drupal Commerce is already providing e-commerce features to more than 2,500 Drupal-based websites.

“Drupal Commerce use is rapidly increasing among online merchants. With its success, the demand for enterprise support was growing,” said Frederic Plais, CEO of Commerce Guys. “Acquia is the leading provider of enterprise support for Drupal, with unique features such as 24x7 availability and enterprise-class service-level agreements, our partnership allows us to deliver support to Drupal Commerce users at an unprecedented scale.”

Through a subscription to Acquia Network, organizations are now able to get support for all stages of Drupal Commerce deployment. For more information about this new offering, call 888-9-ACQUIA or +1 781-238-8600.

Acquia, through its Software Publishing Partner program, will be actively marketing Drupal Commerce. Other offerings in the program include Open Publish for publishing applications, Open Public for government, and Open Scholar for higher education.

About Commerce Guys
Commerce Guys helps online merchants leverage the power of Drupal for e-commerce. Commerce Guys builds Drupal Commerce, the first e-commerce platform natively developed for Drupal 7. Drupal Commerce is a free open source software that already powers thousands of e-commerce websites. Drupal Commerce is based on Drupal, a leading content management system that powers millions of websites. For more information, please visit www.commerceguys.com.

About Acquia™, your 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 products, cloud infrastructure, and support enable companies to realize the full power of Drupal while minimizing risk as it’s done for nearly 1,500 enterprise customers including Twitter, Al Jazeera, Turner, Intuit, World Economic Forum, Stanford University, New York Senate and NPR. For more information please visit www.acquia.com or call 888-9-ACQUIA.