Acquia Cloud is the GOTO platform if you want to develop and maintain a scalable Drupal project. It makes the development workflow very easy as well as the life of your developers. With it's easy to understand interface developers can focus on what they can do best. Develop great products. Also Acquia Cloud can handle great traffic peaks and make sure you stay online.
- Setting up a local development environment with Drupal is easy and cheap
- Setting up an efficient development/deployment process is easy.
- Theming SharePoint is extremely difficult.
- Many SharePoint modules (aka webparts) are quirky and don't work as expected.
- Lists and libraries are quirky and also often do not work as expected.
- SharePoint is slow and does not give you real access to the database that powers it.
Acquia makes Drupal better and contributes significantly to the development of the project. The people are great and we are happy to be a partner.
the scenarios are many where Acquia Cloud fits. No matter if you are a community site and want to get a free platform. No matter if you are a single developer who wants to make use of the development workflow for his clients or a multinational enterprise that is handling all it's projects on the cloud.