DIY ENTERPRISE DRUPAL IS COSTING YOUMORE THAN YOU MIGHT THINK


Acquia’s Drupal Cloud delivers everything you love about DIY hosting — and nothing you hate. Most companies save upwards of 40%, deliver projects faster and do better work - let's see how much you can save.

SEE YOUR SAVINGS

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MOVE FAST AND GET MORE WITH LESS RISK

If you’re doing Drupal without us, it’s a total waste of your time and money.
 
  • Support and administration from the #1 contributor to Drupal
  • Fully managed platform security
  • Drupal development tools
  • Highly available: 99.95% uptime SLA
  • Dynamically scaling infrastructure

Still doing DIY? Why? We’ll show you why now is the time to stop living in the past. And how to launch yourself into the future.

 

WE'RE THE INDUSTRY'S LEADING DRUPAL EXPERT

(PROBABLY BECAUSE OUR FOUNDER INVENTED IT)


Get built-in development, testing, and optimization tools developed for Drupal, including a low-code site building tool.

GET THE DIY VS. ACQUIA + DRUPAL EBOOK

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The Only Platform to offer a D7 to D9 migration tool

Speed up your Drupal 7 to Drupal 9 migrations by up to 50%. Leverage an intuitive UI and comprehensive migration set-up built by Acquia’s Drupal experts.

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Available and ready to help, 24/7/365

Don't let your best day (unexpected traffic spike) become your worst day (unexpected downtime). Acquia is highly available, fully managed, backed by a 99.95% uptime SLA, and supported by experts.

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Site delivery, turbocharged

Acquia is the only cloud platform built specifically for Drupal. Whether you have one extremely large site to host and manage, or 3,000 smaller sites, Acquia has done it.

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No surprise costs, sneaky fees, or other shenanigans

You’ll get everything you need to build Drupal applications, including low-code solutions, a built-in CDN, application performance management (APM), and more. All fully supported and maintained, all for one low cost.

DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT, OUR CLIENTS JUST LOVE TO TALK ABOUT US

We believe Acquia is a leading enterprise-grade platform for creating Drupal digital experiences and we would recommend their Drupal cloud based on proven results with our joint customers. Acquia extends the value of AWS enabling their customers to innovate and get to market faster without risking overspending.

Darren Haas Principal Advisory Consultant, Shared Delivery Teams, AWS
Saved $4.7M over 5 years


“We wanted to find a better web publishing platform because the existing one limited what we could do. At the same time, infrastructure was a big factor. We were paying a lot for servers, licensing, and maintenance, and needed to find a way to reduce those costs.”

— Nikhil Deshpande,
Director of GeorgiaGov Interactive

MIGRATED 300+ SITES IN 7 WEEKS


“The thing I’m most excited is having my environment in the cloud...when we have operational issues with the platform, we can come to Acquia. I also look forward to the automation and the ease of site management on Site Factory. We have 300-400 sites to move and that’s only going to grow.”

— Andy Smith
Associate Director, Web Development & Operations, George Washington University

ELIMINATED HOURS OF MAINTENANCE PER WEEK


"It can take months to ensure security and compliance for your Drupal application and infrastructure. Leveraging Acquia’s Cloud Platform, allows us to get even our most security conscious customers up and running fast and eliminates hours a week that would have been spent maintaining security and compliance for their digital experiences."

— Ken Fang,
President of Mobomo

Speed to market? More like crawl to market

DIY is holding you back. You might spend days setting up your development environment - installing databases, upgrading webservers, configuring debugging tools, and setting up CI/CD integrations. With Acquia Drupal Cloud’s built-in developer tools, workflows, and fully managed platform, that’s all history.

Plus, our low-code solution means marketers can make front-end changes - like adding new content, layouts, pages, and even sites - without pestering developers.

Stop taxing your own resources

Guaranteed availability shouldn’t mean your team has to spend time troubleshooting, instead of building. With Acquia, you’ll get 24/7 support from hard-core Drupal experts, and a 99.95% uptime guarantee. And remember - only Acquia provides application support to every enterprise cloud platform customer.

(Note: Support not available to Acquia Cloud Professional or Acquia Cloud Free customers.)

Security and compliance aren’t just nice to have

Protecting your data from evolving risk is more critical than ever. But maintaining your own site security is time consuming and complex. Acquia is the only platform built for Drupal that meets FedRAMP compliance standards - the highest standards out there today. Our highly secure platform is loaded with robust security features. So you save time and money, and can focus on your real job.

Why are you ripping yourself off? Ditch DIY and get smart with Acquia

Hardware, software, tooling, licensing, maintenance - the costs of that “money-saving” DIY approach sure do add up fast. Acquia’s Drupal Cloud pricing is simple, and based on real value. No more servers to stress about, no more surprise expenses.

Acquia Drupal Cloud vs. DIY: It’s not even close
MANAGERIAL CONSIDERATIONS & STAFFING Drupal Cloud DIY
Team of cloud experts to architect your platform
Yes
Yes
Three fully trained security teams dedicated to securing the platform and implementing best-practices
Yes
No
Expert Drupal support available 24/7/365
Yes
No
Team training (including yearly training on security best practices)
Yes
No
Simple, value-based pricing
Yes
No
DRUPAL DEVELOPMENT TOOLS & SERVICES Drupal Cloud DIY
Low-code; Drupal site builder included
Yes
No
Separate development, staging, and production environments
Yes
No
Automated code deployment across environments controlled by a drag-and-drop interface
Yes
No
Built in code security and performance quality testing
Yes
No
Build API to integrate your development platform with external systems
Yes
No
Code tests automatically run when you push code from development to staging environments to ensure code quality
Yes
No
Integration between development platform and third-party services (i.e. Github)
Yes
No
Automated synching between file systems and databases across all environments (Click and Drag UI)
Yes
No
Ready-to-use development environments deployed within minutes without installing any extra software (i.e. Cloud IDEs)
Yes
No
Built-in critical system health monitoring (99.95% SLA)
Yes
No
Built in infrastructure health insights (Stack Metrics)
Yes
No
Built-in log streaming for advanced debugging
Yes
No
Built-in Application Performance Monitoring (APM) (New Relic Pro AMP)
Yes
No
FULLY MANAGED, SCALABLE CLOUD PLATFORM Drupal Cloud DIY
Fully configured and maintained operating system (OS)
Yes
No
Fully configured and maintained storage
Yes
No
Fully configured and maintained database servers
Yes
No
Fully configured and maintained persistent network file system with built-in replication and redundancy
Yes
No
Fully configured and maintained web servers (including Apache, PHP, and Drupal Application)
Yes
No
Fully automated server deployment to accommodate increasing traffic demands
Yes
No
Reverse proxy caching with Varnish
Yes
No
Fully configured and managed load balancing servers
Yes
No
Built-in CDN for optimal performance
Yes
No
Highly available across entire stack
Yes
No
LAMP stack availability monitoring
Yes
No
Fully managed database backups
Yes
No
Software updates (e.g. OS updates, security patches, bug fixes)
Yes
No
SYSTEM MONITORING Drupal Cloud DIY
Database backup restoration tests and alerting for failed backups
Yes
No
Monitoring CPU stats (e.g. load time, user time, system time, I/O wait time, idle time, and CPU steal time)
Yes
No
Web server run state monitoring
Yes
No
Packet monitoring (e.g. dropped received, errors received, received overruns, errors transferred, dropped transferred, transferred overruns, and collisions)
Yes
No
PHP process and fatal error monitoring
Yes
No
MySQL availability monitoring
Yes
No
Varnish monitoring (e.g. client connections, dropped connections, client requests, cache hit rate, cache hit/pass, cache miss, backend fail, n_expired, and uptime)
Yes
No
SECURITY FEATURES Drupal Cloud DIY
Multi-factor authentication
Yes
No
Roles & Credentials built-in
Yes
No
Real-time log streaming
Yes
No
IPv6 Support
Yes
No
Shell access via SSH
Yes
No
ClamAV support
Yes
No
GeoIP available
Yes
No
Apache mod_proxy support to improve LAMP security
Yes
No
Advanced WAF with customizable WAF rules (layer 7)
Yes
No
Secure Virtual Private Cloud (Acquia Shield VPC)
Yes
No
Secure Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Yes
No
Specify application access by IP address (IP whitelisting)
Yes
No
Centralize view of logs (Log Forwarding)
Yes
Yes
Leverage internal organizational security policies to authenticate users (Enterprise SSO)
Yes
No
Drupal Steward Program member
Yes
No
SECURITY ADD-ONS Drupal Cloud DIY
Advanced WAF with customizable WAF rules (layer 7)
Add-On
No
Secure Virtual Private Cloud (Acquia Shield VPC)
Add-on
No
Secure Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Add-on
No
Specify application access by IP address in the Cloud UI (Access Control List)
Yes
No
Centralize view of logs (Log Forwarding)
Add-on
No
Leverage internal organizational security policies to authenticate users (Enterprise SSO)
Add-on
No
PLATFORM SECURITY AUDITS Drupal Cloud DIY
Yearly 3rd party security audits including: malicious user testing, insider threat assessments, and spearphishing exercise
Yes
No
Monthly server and web application vulnerability scans
Yes
No
Monthly operating system scans
Yes
No
Monthly database and web application scans
Yes
No
DDoS Detection
Yes
No
PLATFORM COMPLIANCE Drupal Cloud DIY
FedRAMP Authorized
Yes
No
PCI
Yes
No
HIPAA
Yes
No
ISO 27001
Yes
No
SOC 1 & SOC 2
Yes
No
GDPR
Yes
No
CSA STAR
Yes
No
FISMA
Yes
No
DRUPAL APPLICATION MAINTENANCE AND SECURITY Drupal Cloud DIY
Automatically track Drupal core updates and ensure they are administered to all applications
Yes
No
Automatically track Drupal module updates and ensure they are administered to all applications
Yes
No
Automatically track Drupal security updates and ensure they are administered to all applications
Yes
No
Vulnerability scans
Yes
No

Still pouring your time, resources, and money down the DIY drain?

Get it all back, along with your mojo. Start innovating with Acquia’s Drupal Cloud.

A DIY approach seemed like a good idea at the time. But that short list of maintenance and set-up chores can get really big, and really expensive, really quickly. Plus, it sucks up valuable time you could be spending on your next brilliant Drupal application. Fortunately, there’s a better way.

Let our Drupal Cloud take care of the platform. So you can take care of business.

Let's talk about dialing up your speed and value and decreasing your risk on the best DXP for Drupal