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Getting Started with Drupal and Acuqia

  1. 1. Getting Started with Acquia Drupal and the Acquia Network<br />Bryan House<br />Marketing Director, Acquia<br />© 2009 Acquia, Inc. <br />
  2. 2. Drupal Gaining Market Momentum<br />
  3. 3. Choosing the Right Technology<br />A Social Publishing Platform<br />Drupal “… is as much a Social Software platform <br />as it is a web content management system.”<br />CMS Watch, The Web CMS Report 2009<br />users<br />content<br />blogs /<br />wikis<br />workflow<br />forums / <br />comments<br />taxonomy<br />Content<br />Mgmt<br />Systems<br />Social<br />Software<br />Tools<br />social<br />ranking<br />semantic web<br />social tagging<br />RSS<br />social <br />networks<br />analytics<br />
  4. 4. Node 4<br />Node 6<br />Node 5<br />Node 7<br />Node 9<br />Node 8<br />Node 1<br />Node 3<br />Node 2<br />Drupal Basics: Nodes<br />Nodes are data<br />Pieces of content stored within Drupal<br />Text<br />Images<br />MP3s<br />more<br />© 2009 Acquia, Inc. <br />
  5. 5. Drupal Basics: Content Types<br />Define the data components within a node <br />Fields, images, integers, date, reference, etc<br />Configurable out of the box<br />Unlimited flexibility<br />No programming required<br />© 2009 Acquia, Inc. <br />
  6. 6. © 2009 Acquia, Inc. <br />Drupal Basics: Modules<br />Plugins that extend Drupal functionality<br />More than 4,000 community modules available<br />Often controlled by role-based permissions<br />
  7. 7. © 2009 Acquia, Inc. <br />Drupal Basics: Views<br />Controls content display<br />Nodes, comments, users, taxonomy, and more<br />Smart query builder for lists of information<br />Table, grid, list, custom<br />Sorting, filtering<br />Define relationships<br />Create pages, blocks and RSS feeds<br />
  8. 8. © 2009 Acquia, Inc. <br />Drupal Basics: Profiles<br />Connect users and assign roles<br />Configure information capture<br />Build social networks<br />OpenID support<br />
  9. 9. © 2009 Acquia, Inc. <br />Drupal Basics: Security, Roles & Permissions<br />Define custom roles <br />Set granular access controls by role<br />Task / object-based<br />Configure user behavior:<br />Registration<br />Email<br />Profiles<br />Pictures<br />
  10. 10. © 2009 Acquia, Inc. <br />Drupal Basics: Themes<br />Content presentation layer<br />Separate from data<br />Defines how content is displayed<br />Flexible, customizable<br />Components include CSS files & PHP files with HTML<br />Can be displayed by user role<br />Supports sub-themes<br />
  11. 11. Drupal Basics: Multisite Configuration<br />Share modules and themes across many sites<br /><br /><br /><br />Simplify site rollout with reusable site components<br />Turn on/off modules and themes at site level<br />
  12. 12. Drupal Basics: Availability Architecture<br />Load Balancer1<br />Load Balancer2<br />Web1<br />Web2<br />Web3<br />DB Master<br />DB Master<br />Load balancers for higher availability & hardware efficiency<br />Multiple web servers increase page serving capacity, memory sharing<br />Master/master or master/slave DB configuration for high availability<br />© 2009 Acquia, Inc. <br />
  13. 13. Acquia is Your Drupal Guide<br />What modules should we install?<br />Where do we get professional support?<br />How do we keep our site up-to-date?<br />...Where do we start?<br />
  14. 14. Acquia, the Drupal Support Company<br />Enterprise & Drupal expertise<br />Dries Buytaert, Drupal founder<br />Many leading community contributors in engineering, support, and consulting<br />Executive experience @ IBM, webMethods, Broadvision, EMC, HP, Baan, Documentum, Interleaf, Mercury<br />40 employees <br />$15M in capital<br />Closed $8M Series B in Q2 09<br />
  15. 15. Supporting Customers, Not Modules<br />Full Drupal 6.x support<br />All modules, themes, & custom code<br />
  16. 16. Packaged Collection of Drupal Essentials<br />On-ramp to Drupal<br />Essential modules<br />Create new sites fast<br />FREE<br />
  17. 17. Operate and Extend Drupal Sites<br />
  18. 18. Unlocking Content with Acquia Search<br />Built on Apache Solr<br />Faceted navigation<br />Content recommendations<br />No server infrastructure<br />
  19. 19. Faster is Better<br />Acquia Search<br />Drupal core search<br />Drupal test site<br />Hardware:<br /><ul><li>3.2 Ghz processor
  20. 20. 1.7 MB RAM</li></ul>Site:<br /><ul><li>10,000 content nodes
  21. 21. 300 millisecond page load speed</li></ul>Query result time:<br />1.5 - 7.7 seconds<br />Query result time:<br />&lt; 500 milliseconds<br />Performance gain with Acquia Search<br />3x - 16x faster<br />
  22. 22. Drupal Optimized Cloud-based Hosting<br />High availability shared clusters<br />Tuned for high performance<br />Integrated with developer workflows<br />
  23. 23. one-stop shopDrupal hosting + application support<br />
  24. 24. Drupal + Acquia = Customer Success<br />The Drupal Advantage<br />Rapid assembly approach reduces custom programming<br />Modular, extensible architecture optimized for social publishing<br />Thriving development community<br />Vast module library<br />Zero software acquisition cost<br />Industry standard LAMP stack<br />Strong security track record<br />The Acquia Advantage<br />Full lifecycle technical support<br />Best practices advisory support<br />Drupal essentials, conveniently packaged<br />Fitness & diagnostics via the Acquia Network<br />Optimized Drupal hosting<br />Extend sites with cloud-based services<br />Confidence from an enterprise partner<br />
  25. 25. Benefits<br />Accomplish more with less<br />Harness community-driven innovation<br />Reduce costs with turnkey infrastructure <br />Engage your audience<br />