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Migrating to Drupal 8 might seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Sometimes, it is possible to migrate simply. Other times, the needs of the migration require customization of the migration, which can introduce significant challenges. However, with the right planning and processes in place, effectively migrating your content can be easy.

Drupal can be a resource-intensive system. Any moderately complicated site will generate a lot of database queries and use a fair amount of memory to build pages to serve to visitors. With some judicious tuning, however, Drupal can perform really well, and at scale.

In this webinar, Drew Webber, Principal Support Engineer at Acquia, will discuss some common pitfalls encountered by sites that struggle in the face of increased traffic. Attendees will walk away with a deeper understanding of:

Choosing the right Content Management System (CMS) for your business requires a lot of thought, research and evaluation. Are you getting enough site monitoring and support? Is the workflow user-friendly? Is the environment secure?

Brainshark, the leader in sales productivity solutions, needed a new CMS to support its business goals. The flexible, supportive framework and user-friendly interface of Drupal, combined with the availability, scalability and security of Acquia made for a platform that correlated directly with their business needs.

Load testing, while often overlooked, is a critical part of ensuring that your website is performing properly. With the right load testing approach, you can feel confident that your site will keep responding under the load of projected spikes in traffic, and understand just how your site responds to this traffic.

For years, government agencies have been looking to technology to improve their ability to deliver services to their various constituencies. But now they are really feeling the heat. Thanks to advances in the world of retail, banking, and other sectors, the idea of digital services has gone from being a novelty to being an expectation.

The internet was founded on the principle that information should be open -- that everyone can build together. But we’ve come a long way in how the web looks and operates. Even as millions of websites and billions of people have come online, access to content is increasingly controlled by a handful of powerful corporations like Google, Facebook and Apple. These giants collect and silo our data, leading to questions about users’ privacy, consent and access.