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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 5.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

Acquia is well-suited for any Drupal web platform. I think it best plays in the enterprise space, either for B2B or nonprofit/higher ed/government. Acquia is a great solution for smaller web platforms, as well, but the price is typically prohibitive in these scenarios.
Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

Clarify before hand any additional charges for remote hand and arrangement/SLA for remote hand. Negotiate well on these terms as they tend to be more flexible around this. Clarify shipping and handling charges if any.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Role-based user permissions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.3
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

Platform & Infrastructure

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
API
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Internationalization / multi-language
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

Web Content Creation

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.5
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
WYSIWYG editor
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Code quality / cleanliness
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Admin section
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Page templates
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Library of website themes
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Publishing workflow
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Form generator
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
6.0
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

Web Content Management

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.4
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Content taxonomy
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
SEO support
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Bulk management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Availability / breadth of extensions
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
9.0
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
Community / comment management
Acquia Digital Experience Platform
8.0
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

Pros

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

  • The Acquia Cloud Hosting (enterprise) provides a three-server solution. You have a Development, Staging (or UAT), and Production servers with a clear path of deployment straight up the chain. You may use Acquia's own Cloud Hooks, or their web admin UI interface to deploy to any or all of the servers.
  • Git is one of the foundation services built-in to the management of the website codebase. Allowing a developer, or well-trained end user (university employee) to easily deploy a tag or branch to any one of the servers, makes it very easy for us to offload the server / account management to the school, while we focus on improving their site.
  • Not only does Acquia Cloud provide a multi-datacenter failover disaster recovery solution, but they also maintain a multi-region failover as well, which allows for a fully redundant enviroment to be maintained in two geographic regions. No fear of losing any database changes or form submissions from students.
  • Lastly, the onboarding process is constantly being improved, and as I have been a third-party vendor involved in many of our hosting negotiations, I have seen it firsthand. Each enterprise client is assigned a small team of engineers, technical leads, and a pseudo-project-manager to explain the process in layman's terms to the client (university / college for my example), but they also perform a number of code reviews and best-practice analysis of a site prior to launch.
Sean Hanford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

  • Remote hand services often pretty responsive and good follow through
  • Shipping and handling was never an issue at Navisite facility for our hardware orders
  • Managed services were also very competent to address issues within short amount of time
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

  • Responses from tickets aren't always from the same person, and can vary in effectiveness of solving your problem
  • While documentation is robust, it can be difficult to find exactly what you need
  • Provided forums are not monitored frequently, and are not as useful as they could be
Eric Steinborn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

  • San Jose facility power outage caused damage to company's credibility, this should not occur again being 7x24 facility and backup generator
  • Avoiding too many management changes will help create good connection with individuals for sustained harmony
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

Acquia Digital Experience Platform 10.0
Based on 8 answers
As a Drupal Web Developer, I have not encountered or been exposed to any other hosting solution that could surpass the benefits of having a site hosted on Acquia Cloud. Although, for any side-project or low-cost freelance gigs, I cannot expect that I'll always have the option of recommending Acquia Cloud, and that's okay. While I am at work and trying to help our team gain more exposure to my companies' extensive list of clients, when we have the fortune of adding another Drupal-based client to our roster, getting those clients on Acquia Cloud makes every other aspect of building or modifying their school website that much easier
Sean Hanford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Price and facility equipment, location of the hosting facility factor into the decision to renew
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

If you're project requires a multisite architecture with scalable site deployment, and your budget allows, I would recommend Acquia. Acquia pricing sits more on an Enterprise level, so it is overwhelming if you're hosting a smaller site. Pantheon is much more suited for smaller, one-off, independent sites, and they provide similar tooling, availability, and free SSL with every site. If you need to control every aspect of your server environment and you have a server admin on staff, then Rackspace can provide you with an open hosting environment for you to configure yourself.
Kyle Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

  • Our website isn't a revenue generator, so we don't have specific ROI calculations.
  • The new website is helping us move off of a legacy on-prem server environment. The reduction of cost in maintaining those will be beneficial.
  • We have had to invest in some training for our developers to learn Drupal.
Jim MacLeod | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

  • Better customer service
  • Faster turnaround time for deployment of new cage/cabinets resulting into meeting customer needs
  • Improved reliability and uptime with timely remote hand request
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

Pricing Details

Acquia Digital Experience Platform

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
7.8
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

Acquia Digital Experience Platform
10.0
Navisite Managed Infrastructure Services (NaviCloud)
8.0

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