Acquia Removes the Complexity and Cost of Drupal Site Maintenance

Remote Update and Maintenance Service Ensures Security and Peace of Mind

Andover, MA – September 9, 2009-- Acquia, the enterprise guide to social publishing, today announced the availability of Remote Administration services for enterprise customers. Providing a single contact point for expert Drupal support and application administration, this latest addition to the Acquia Network allows businesses to outsource routine updates and maintenance on their Drupal servers and focus their Web development resources on high priority, business-oriented projects.

“Acquia’s goal is to make social publishing simple and cost effective and that is what drives every service we build,” said Tom Erickson, CEO of Acquia. “Remote Administration, along with our Acquia Network, was created around demand from Drupal users to lower their operation costs, while improving site reliability.”

Benefits of Remote Administration:

  • Liberate Web Development Resources for Projects that Drive Revenue: Maintaining a Drupal site should not consume valuable internal web development resources. Remote Administration allows a business to channel its Web team’s productivity toward the projects that provide the highest business impact.
  • Improve Site Performance: Ensuring routine maintenance tasks are performed helps to improve site performance over time, and can reveal potential risks to site stability and reliability.
  • Maintain Budget Consistency: With Remote Administration, businesses can consistently budget for site administration and be confident that their Drupal site will be managed by a team of experts.
  • Assure 24/7 Security: With Remote Administration, Drupal site owners are assured that all Drupal core and module code is up-to-date and the latest patches and bug fixes are in place, ensuring sites are operating securely at all times.

“Acquia’s Remote Administration allows us to focus on running our business, not our Drupal servers,” said Nicholas White, VP Audience, from the Midwest Division of Sandusky Newspaper. “Routine updates and maintenance were a huge time and resource sink for our web team. We turned to Acquia for Drupal expertise as well as the assurance of a predictable and reasonable website operations budget.”

Remote Administration is available today. For more information, visit:

Webinar: Take the Pain and Cost Out of Drupal Site Maintenance, September 15, 2009 at 1:00 PM EDT.

About Acquia
Acquia helps organizations of all sizes build social publishing websites quickly, easily and with a lower total cost of ownership by leveraging Drupal, the open source social publishing platform that blends content and community. Our products, services and support enable companies to leverage the power, technical innovation and economic value of Drupal while simplifying the experience, removing the complexity and minimizing the risk. Please visit: Download Acquia Drupal, the completely free Drupal distribution, at

About Drupal
The Drupal social publishing system has been downloaded over two million times since its inception and powers more than 400,000 web sites globally. Drupal includes an enterprise class content management system and is used to deliver a wide variety of web applications including single or multi-user blogs, wikis, community networks, digital media portals, e-commerce, and many more. Assisted by a thriving ecosystem of consultants and developers, a diverse set of organizations use Drupal, including SonyBMG, Warner Brothers Records, the New York Observer, Forbes, Disney, Intel, Harvard University, and Amnesty International. A huge community has grown up around Drupal, with thousands of active contributors to the open source technology. For more information, visit