Cloud deployment options make a difference in Acquia's Drupal business

Acquia, which offers support and services for the popular open source Drupal content management project, recently did some expansion and rebranding of its cloud-based deployment options. It also announced the general availability of its SaaS website-creation service, Drupal Gardens, in March. All of Acquia's deployment and hosting services are sold along with Acquia Network, Acquia's base subscription for Drupal support. The company is increasingly finding its hosting options to be differentiators, particularly with larger organizations that are often less in need of day-to-day technical support for their Drupal sites.