Press Release

Acquia Selected by AlwaysOn as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

BURLINGTON, Mass. – JULY 10, 2012 – Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley. Acquia was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

Acquia and the AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored at the opening night of AlwaysOn’s tenth annual Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA starting at 5:10 p.m. PST on July 23rd, 2012.

This two-day executive gathering highlights the significant economic, political, and commercial trends affecting global technology industries. Innovation Summit’s goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

“This year’s AlwaysOn Global 250 companies have been shaken up by the recent surge in on-demand and mobile innovation. This year’s crop of robust, innovative applications has launched a complex world of interconnected, sophisticated data being used by a voracious consumer and business userbase. Coupled with a massive smartphone and tablet adoption, the opportunities for this year’s winners are unlimited,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “The 2012 AO Global 250 winners are driving the technology market into new, uncharted territory, representing the highest-growth opportunities we’ve seen in the private company marketplace in the history of the Global Silicon Valley.”

The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2012 list.

Acquia is a venture-backed company started in 2007 that is commercializing the open source content, community and commerce platform Drupal to help organizations such as Mercedes Benz, NBC, NPR, Twitter, the World Economic Forum, Verizon, Warner Music Group and more than 2,000 other enterprise customers leverage the power, technical innovation and economic value of Drupal. Acquia helps accelerate Drupal usage by contributing to the advancement of the core technology and offering products, services and technical support to simplify the development and management of Drupal experiences across multiple channels including web, mobile, Facebook, YouTube and others.

A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at:

“Open source 2.0 projects like Drupal offer superior innovation when compared to proprietary alternatives, which is driving Acquia’s growth.” said Tom Erickson, CEO at Acquia. “Every day we’re seeing more businesses from all industries move their web sites and online communities to Drupal to power their social business initiatives and provide a more dynamic online experience for their customers and partners. We’re thrilled to be honored again by the AlwaysOn team for our work and commitment in helping drive Drupal adoption worldwide.”

About Acquia™, the enterprise guide to Drupal 
Acquia empowers enterprises with the open source social publishing 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 2,000 enterprise customers including Twitter, Warner Music Group, Turner Sports, World Economic Forum, Stanford University, Mercedes-Benz and NPR. See who’s using Drupal at, and for more information please visit or call 888-9-ACQUIA.

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.