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Strong facilitators to an enterprise grade Drupal site
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May 27, 2016

Strong facilitators to an enterprise grade Drupal site

Score 7 out of 101
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Acquia Network,Acquia Cloud,Acquia Software

Overall Satisfaction with Acquia Platform

Acquia provides the managed Drupal hosting for a large suite of our web properties (anything currently using Drupal). The promise of Acquia is that should there be major security vulnerabilities or hardware related outages, that Acquia has significant knowledge of how to mitigate those issues without downtime or service interruption.
  • Deployment management is user friendly and developer extensible.
  • Rudimentary monitoring and logging is user friendly and accessible.
  • The Acquia team is on top of emerging threats, and where possible, silently mitigates the worst of them.
  • "Scheduled" maintenance windows are often non-negotiable, vague and too abrupt.
  • The support escalation is slower than would be expected from a provider focused on enterprise availability.
  • The platform is rigidly composed in a way that serves Acquia's need to serve a wide customer base, and is thus sometimes not ideal for your use case.
  • Rapid prototyping and feature development is simpler with Drupal and the Acquia platform is simple to extend for experimental sites.
  • By leveraging the enterprise hosting platform, we could focus on the feature development during the initial build out of the site, deferring the hosting complexities to a time when we would have more bandwidth.
Acquia is a leader in managed Drupal hosting, knowledge and supporting infrastructure.
For mid to large companies trying Drupal for the first time, Acquia provides a strong support and educational system to better understand the needs of the platform. Longer term, there can be some strain when comparing on-premise or unmanaged costs with their cost tiers.

Acquia Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
10
Code quality / cleanliness
9
Admin section
9
Page templates
7
Library of website themes
7
Mobile optimization / responsive design
8
Publishing workflow
10
Form generator
10
Content taxonomy
9
SEO support
9
Bulk management
9
Availability / breadth of extensions
10
Community / comment management
7
API
9
Internationalization / multi-language
9
Role-based user permissions
10