Brightcove Seeks Alternative to Traditional Content Management; Turns to Acquia to Support Drupal Build

Leading Online Video Platform Leverages Drupal to Power Corporate Site

Woburn, MA – September 14, 2009-- Acquia, the enterprise guide to the Drupal social publishing system, today announced that leading online video platform, Brightcove, has selected Drupal as its content management solution of choice and is working with Acquia for complete support of the firm’s many Drupal Web properties. Brightcove is leveraging Acquia Drupal, a packaged collection of Drupal essentials, to rollout websites quickly and cost effectively to engage with its community.

Seeking a better way to introduce and manage dynamic content on its corporate site as well as support developer and community portals, Brightcove chose Acquia to serve as its guide to social publishing with Drupal. With over 4,000 modules, an active developer community and the ability to better address localization, user-generated content and the move to lower-cost cloud-based hosting, Drupal was a natural fit for Brightcove.

Acquia’s suite of Drupal services and support enabled Brightcove to successfully deploy Drupal and maximize the benefits of open source. Acquia provided guidance in selecting additional technology, including the use of Acquia Search for site wide search, which enabled Brightcove's Web team to rapidly build and deploy Drupal sites faster, meeting both the Company's business and technical needs.

“With so many top brands among our global customer base, taking a chance on unsupported software simply wasn’t an option. Acquia gave us the assurance of success and the security we needed to embrace the benefits of an open-source Web platform,” said Jeff Whatcott, SVP of marketing, Brightcove.

With Acquia, Brightcove has realized the cost savings, flexibility and innovation of open source technology while having the security of dedicated support from Acquia subject matter experts. Since launching its Drupal site with Acquia, Brightcove has achieved:

  • Productivity increase of 150% in publishing and distribution of content as the process no longer requires Web programming
  • 90% savings on hosting costs simply from changing the hosting environment
  • Entire Phase 1 implementation completed within two months, with only 30 days of actual production
  • More satisfying Web experience for Brightcove site visitors due to presentation of content and simplified searches
  • Ability to localize content and achieve self-service content publishing

“In today’s competitive online video environment, maximizing the user experience with relevant and easily consumable content sounds simple but can be hard to achieve,” said Tom Erickson, CEO of Acquia. “Brightcove’s success proves that businesses can deepen their relationships with customers through social publishing at an affordable cost and without sacrificing security.”

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