We hold these truths to be (not so) self-evident

With "the Cloud" stratified into rough categories of IaaS / PaaS / SaaS service models, it becomes increasingly apparent that not all application hosting options are created equal - especially when viewed from an O&M perspective:

Separation of Responsibilities

Just as stepping into IaaS options, like AWS, enable you to

  • offload direct hardware purchases
  • and their associated maintenance

PaaS and SaaS offer additional benefits for the right use cases. In particular, with Drupal applications you have the following options:

Acquia Network (On Prem, IaaS) - support for any Drupal site, regardless of where hosted
Acquia Cloud (PaaS) - completely tuned stack, you configure - we operate & maintain
Drupal Gardens (SaaS) - fully managed application, we configure and operate & maintain

Eliminating capex by moving applications to the Cloud is only the start. Even greater cost efficiencies can and have been achieved. Whether you’re looking to

  • evaluate an overall technology refresh
  • consolidate hardware and software costs
  • otherwise consider how to offload additional O&M

for your websites, taking full advantage of the Cloud warrants exploring options across the entire IaaS / PaaS / SaaS spectrum.

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