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    • Getting Started with Acquia Drupal and the Acquia Network
      Bryan House
      Marketing Director, Acquia
      © 2009 Acquia, Inc.
    • Drupal Gaining Market Momentum
    • Choosing the Right Technology
      A Social Publishing Platform
      Drupal “… is as much a Social Software platform
      as it is a web content management system.”
      CMS Watch, The Web CMS Report 2009
      users
      content
      blogs /
      wikis
      workflow
      forums /
      comments
      taxonomy
      Content
      Mgmt
      Systems
      Social
      Software
      Tools
      social
      ranking
      semantic web
      social tagging
      RSS
      social
      networks
      analytics
    • Node 4
      Node 6
      Node 5
      Node 7
      Node 9
      Node 8
      Node 1
      Node 3
      Node 2
      Drupal Basics: Nodes
      Nodes are data
      Pieces of content stored within Drupal
      Text
      Images
      MP3s
      more
      © 2009 Acquia, Inc.
    • Drupal Basics: Content Types
      Define the data components within a node
      Fields, images, integers, date, reference, etc
      Configurable out of the box
      Unlimited flexibility
      No programming required
      © 2009 Acquia, Inc.
    • © 2009 Acquia, Inc.
      Drupal Basics: Modules
      Plugins that extend Drupal functionality
      More than 4,000 community modules available
      Often controlled by role-based permissions
    • © 2009 Acquia, Inc.
      Drupal Basics: Views
      Controls content display
      Nodes, comments, users, taxonomy, and more
      Smart query builder for lists of information
      Table, grid, list, custom
      Sorting, filtering
      Define relationships
      Create pages, blocks and RSS feeds
    • © 2009 Acquia, Inc.
      Drupal Basics: Profiles
      Connect users and assign roles
      Configure information capture
      Build social networks
      OpenID support
    • © 2009 Acquia, Inc.
      Drupal Basics: Security, Roles & Permissions
      Define custom roles
      Set granular access controls by role
      Task / object-based
      Configure user behavior:
      Registration
      Email
      Profiles
      Pictures
    • © 2009 Acquia, Inc.
      Drupal Basics: Themes
      Content presentation layer
      Separate from data
      Defines how content is displayed
      Flexible, customizable
      Components include CSS files & PHP files with HTML
      Can be displayed by user role
      Supports sub-themes
    • Drupal Basics: Multisite Configuration
      Share modules and themes across many sites
      site1.com
      site2.com
      site3.com
      Simplify site rollout with reusable site components
      Turn on/off modules and themes at site level
    • Drupal Basics: Availability Architecture
      Load Balancer1
      Load Balancer2
      Web1
      Web2
      Web3
      DB Master
      DB Master
      Load balancers for higher availability & hardware efficiency
      Multiple web servers increase page serving capacity, memory sharing
      Master/master or master/slave DB configuration for high availability
      © 2009 Acquia, Inc.
    • Acquia is Your Drupal Guide
      What modules should we install?
      Where do we get professional support?
      How do we keep our site up-to-date?
      ...Where do we start?
    • Acquia, the Drupal Support Company
      Enterprise & Drupal expertise
      Dries Buytaert, Drupal founder
      Many leading community contributors in engineering, support, and consulting
      Executive experience @ IBM, webMethods, Broadvision, EMC, HP, Baan, Documentum, Interleaf, Mercury
      40 employees
      $15M in capital
      Closed $8M Series B in Q2 09
    • Supporting Customers, Not Modules
      Full Drupal 6.x support
      All modules, themes, & custom code
    • Packaged Collection of Drupal Essentials
      On-ramp to Drupal
      Essential modules
      Create new sites fast
      FREE
    • Operate and Extend Drupal Sites
    • Unlocking Content with Acquia Search
      Built on Apache Solr
      Faceted navigation
      Content recommendations
      No server infrastructure
    • Faster is Better
      Acquia Search
      Drupal core search
      Drupal test site
      Hardware:
      • 3.2 Ghz processor
      • 1.7 MB RAM
      Site:
      • 10,000 content nodes
      • 300 millisecond page load speed
      Query result time:
      1.5 - 7.7 seconds
      Query result time:
      < 500 milliseconds
      Performance gain with Acquia Search
      3x - 16x faster
    • Drupal Optimized Cloud-based Hosting
      High availability shared clusters
      Tuned for high performance
      Integrated with developer workflows
    • one-stop shopDrupal hosting + application support
    • Drupal + Acquia = Customer Success
      The Drupal Advantage
      Rapid assembly approach reduces custom programming
      Modular, extensible architecture optimized for social publishing
      Thriving development community
      Vast module library
      Zero software acquisition cost
      Industry standard LAMP stack
      Strong security track record
      The Acquia Advantage
      Full lifecycle technical support
      Best practices advisory support
      Drupal essentials, conveniently packaged
      Fitness & diagnostics via the Acquia Network
      Optimized Drupal hosting
      Extend sites with cloud-based services
      Confidence from an enterprise partner
    • Benefits
      Accomplish more with less
      Harness community-driven innovation
      Reduce costs with turnkey infrastructure
      Engage your audience