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Last updated: September 29, 2015
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A Unified Platform for Content, Community and Commerce. Acquia's open cloud platform delivers scalability, security, and high performance for your Drupal sites. Acquia Cloud is the only solution that helps everyone from professional developers to large enterprises achieve success in Drupal application lifecycle management.
Latest news about Acquia
2015. Online CMS provider Acquia raised $55 Million
Acquia, the Drupal-based service provider that helps businesses tailor their websites to Internet browsers and mobile application users, has raised $55 million in a late-stage round of financing. With its new products, Acquia wants to help track these segments better and even suggest new ones you might not have considered based on the data the tool collects about site visitors. The move comes as the battle to manage the customer experience continues to heat up. Giants like Salesforce are looking to own the customer experience as it relates to the customer record, marketing and customer service, while web content management folks (like Acquia) manage how a potential customer experiences and interacts with websites and a business’ content on other devices. The big capital infusion helps put Acquia on a more even footing with players like Adobe, Sitecore, Alfresco and the previous leaders in the space like OpenText, SDL, IBM and Oracle.
2015. Acquia makes Drupal more secure and faster with CloudFlare tools
Acquia, that provides a commercial front-end for the open source Drupal web content management platform, is teaming with CloudFlare to offer its customers CloudFlare's DDoS protection and CDN services. Acquia provides customers with tools to implement and manage Drupal that the open source package doesn’t offer with an emphasis on customizing the customer experience. The new offer adds an extra layer of security on top of Drupal and performance improvement by moving content closer to where the demand is to improve delivery speed. CloudFlare claims using this tool, you can dramatically reduce the number of servers, which reduces overall bandwidth requirements, and results in lower operating costs (assuming it works as advertised).
2014. Acquia enables website intelligent personalization
Acquia, the cloud Drupal CMS provider, announced a new tool called Acquia Lift ContextDB, which is supposed to help understand customer behavior better to deliver more relevant content based on what you learn about them. The tool provides a cloud-based data warehouse to collect, store and analyze information from known and unknown customers. The former are customers who provide information about themselves, while the latter are customers who come to your site without providing information, but still leave digital footprints with valuable information. It’s part of a suite called Digital Engagement Services that also includes Acquia Lift Target to help target content based on what you know about the visitor such as the device, IP address or geolocation and Acquia Lift Recommend, which uses algorithms based on what you know about the customer to suggest the correct content for the proper device.