pingVision Joins Acquia Platinum Partner Program

pingVision set to deliver solutions built upon Acquia Drupal and the Acquia Network
ANDOVER, MA – December 10, 2008 - Acquia, provider of the commercially supported distribution of the popular Drupal social publishing system, today announced that pingVision, the Drupal web developer behind websites such as PopSci.com and Pregnancy.org, has been selected to join the Acquia Partner Program as a Platinum service provider. pingVision has received substantial and sustained recognition for its Drupal technology solutions, and is fully committed and fully equipped to deliver sustainable business growth with Acquia-powered solutions.

“pingVision has a strong reputation for its leading technology solutions and has shown a deep commitment to furthering Acquia’s vision. We’re excited to have pingVision join the Acquia Partner Program as a platinum member,” said Jay Batson, Acquia co-founder and CEO.

pingVision has won awards for design and development of Drupal-powered websites for clients including Bonnier, E.W. Scripps & Co., Stanford University and BlogHer, and is one of the few companies providing turnkey services for enterprise Drupal websites.

"Acquia Drupal and the Acquia Network are ideal for our clients of all sizes, who want that added level of support," said Laura Scott, co-founder and President of pingVision. "And by providing a fully supported distribution of Drupal for a website's foundation, Acquia affords us the opportunity to focus on the custom development, integrations and theming at the core of our business."

The Acquia Partner Program helps organizations of all sizes identify Drupal service providers with the expertise, experience and services to meet their unique website requirements. As an Acquia Platinum partner, pingVision can deliver custom solutions built on Acquia Drupal that connect to the Acquia Network for additional site management and network services, as well as technical support. Working together, Acquia and pingVision are focused on extending the reach of Drupal into new markets and application areas.

For more information, please visit: http://acquia.com/partners, and http://pingv.com.

About Acquia

Acquia is a ground-breaking open source software company providing value-added products and services for the wildly popular Drupal social publishing system. The people of Acquia believe open source development and social publishing technology have the power to connect people and unleash their collective creative potential. Company founders are Dries Buytaert, original Drupal creator and project lead, and Jay Batson, previously founding CEO of open source VOIP software company, Pingtel. Please visit http://acquia.com.

About pingVision

pingVision is an award-winning interactive design and development company with expertise in Drupal. Co-founded by Laura Scott and Katherine Lawrence in January 2006, pingVision has grown rapidly to an expert design and development team of over a dozen professionals with diverse experience in information architecture, interactive design, software engineering, social media strategy, user experience design, systems administration and enterprise performance tuning, as well as 3D animation, DVD authoring, video editing and compositing. pingVision is based in Boulder, Colorado. Please visit http://pingv.com for more information.

About Drupal

The Drupal social publishing system has been downloaded over 2 million times since its inception, and project growth has doubled annually for several years. Drupal is used to deliver a wide variety of application types including single or multi-user blogs, wikis, community networks, digital media portals, and content management systems.

Assisted by a thriving ecosystem of consultants and developers, a diverse list of organizations are using Drupal including SonyBMG, Warner Brothers Records, New York Observer, Forbes, The Knight Foundation, The Onion, Harvard University, Stanford University, and Amnesty International. A huge community has grown up around Drupal, with thousands of active contributors to the open source technology, including nearly 2000 community-developed modules for extending Drupal functionality. For more information, please visit http://drupal.org.