Going from Zero to 60 in Drupal with Acquia

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Implementing and maintaining a Drupal web network may be easier than you think. Acquia offers many streamlined solutions that enable companies and organizations to take advantage of the power of …

Implementing and maintaining a Drupal web network may be easier than you think. Acquia offers many streamlined solutions that enable companies and organizations to take advantage of the power of Drupal in a manageable, yet scalable way. Join Marketing Director Bryan House for this one-hour overview of Acquia's offerings for Drupal. Bryan will discuss how Acquia and partners can help you build Drupal sites faster and exceed your business goals for the web.

Attendees will learn:
-how to get started with Drupal
-benefits of working with the Acquia Network for enterprise support
-how to maintain a high-performance, secure Drupal

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  • 1. Going from Zero to 60 in Drupal with Acquia [ hint ] Bryan House Sr. Director, Marketing Acquia @bryanhouse
  • 2. Your Brand Extends Beyond A Single Website Corporate Site Community Sites “Marketing” Sites H&R sites your customer Social media 3rd party channels forums © 2010 Acquia, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 3. Need Flexible Web Platform to Meet Range of Needs [scale] Community Sites Corporate Sites “Marketing” Sites [complexity & longevity] © 2010 Acquia, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 4. The Solution... Drupal Open source, social publishing phenomenon. Drupal powers >1% of the Web. Market Size [500,000+ sites] Innovation [7,000+ modules] Community [800,000+ members] [ “… is as much a Social Software platform as it is a web content management system.” CMS Watch, The Web CMS Report 2009 ] © 2010 Acquia, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 5. Because Drupal is... • Open source GPL technology • Modular, open architecture • Content management system • Community enabled • Enterprise scalable and secure ... there is a lot of [obvious] goodness! • Reduce [costs] • Open [platform] • Rapid [innovation] • Scalable [deployments] • Repeatable [infrastructure] © 2010 Acquia, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 6. I Nvidia Department of Education Universal Music © 2010 Acquia, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 7. I NYSenate.gov ForeignPolicy.com Florida Hospital © 2010 Acquia, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 8. Who ? © 2010 Acquia, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 9. The Path is Not Always Clear How do we get from here... [start!] ... to here? [ enterprise deployment ] © 2010 Acquia, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 10. Acquia Can Help You Navigate The Way How do we get from here... [start!] ... to here? [ enterprise deployment ] © 2010 Acquia, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 11. Acquia Has Street Cred. 3 [ of the top 20 Drupal 7 contributors ] 7 [employees on the Drupal security team] 130+ [employee-maintained Drupal modules] upal Support Company 40,000+ [code “commits” to Drupal community modules] Drupal 6 [co-maintained by Acquia’s Gábor Hojtsy ] Dries Buytaert [the man who founded Drupal... and Acquia ] Acquia, the Drupal Support Company webMethods, Accenture, Baan, Acquia, the Drupal Support Compan tise mpany perience [ IBM, Razorfish, Enterprise cred DrupalHP, Intuit, Sun, Documentum, ] Lotus, Mercury Interactive, EMC, Broadvision, Acquia, the Systinet, Support Company Silverstream, 170 Systems s upal Support Company !   Drupal expertise !   Drupal expertise !   Enterprise experience expertise !   Drupal !   Enterprise experience Inc. All rights reserved. © 2010 Acquia,
  • 12. Acquia [start!] is Your Enterprise Drupal Guide [ enterprise deployment ] © 2010 Acquia, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 13. Start Off Right [start!] Hands-on, classroom training – For admins, developers, end-users [Learn] Rapid prototyping Learn proven best practices from experts [ enterprise deployment ] © 2010 Acquia, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 14. 0-60 in Acquia Time [start!] Deploy faster with purpose- built Drupal solutions Go from design to online in minutes with SaaS Drupal Gardens [Build] Build sites faster with Drupal distributions for industries and solutions Connect with our global partner network [ enterprise deployment ] © 2010 Acquia, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 15. Drupal Commons Social Business Software Ready-to-use Drupal solution Internal and external social, community websites Open, extensible architecture Free download http://commons.acquia.com
  • 16. Built with Drupal & Community Best Practices Intuit Symantec Novell Intel Nvidia
  • 17. Built with Drupal & Community Best Practices Intuit Symantec Novell Drupal Commons Intel Nvidia
  • 18. Content - Built on Robust CMS Platform Support for wide range of content needs – Configurable content types – Free tagging and pre- defined vocabularies – Rich media content support – Faceted search – Automated recommendations and featured content
  • 19. People - Empowering Users Native support for collaboration patterns – Custom roles and permissions – Configurable user profiles – Connect with friends – Self-organizing and managed groups – Discussions and forums – Ratings – Activity streams, shout box
  • 20. Personalization Improves Productivity Users work the way they want – Personal & group dashboards – Social bookmarking – Curated content – Subscribe to content and discussions
  • 21. Integrated Community Analytics Participation metrics to track engagement – Users – Content – Comments – Groups – Variable date ranges
  • 22. Drupal Solutions from Partners OpenPublish – Online publications – Newspaper – Corporate Communications – Phase2 Technology OpenScholar – Higher Education – Faculty, student, & research sites – One-click site deployment –
  • 23. Beautiful Sites Made Easy Theme sites without CSS Multiple page layouts per site Image & video galleries Drag and drop file upload Rapid prototyping Site duplication Site export - content, users, & code
  • 24. Drupal Gardens: Drupal-as-a-Service Built on Drupal 7 Nothing to install No servers to manage No updates to apply Hassle / worry free
  • 25. Enterprise Drupal Gardens Launch tens / hundreds of sites Multi-site management Theme & template libraries Turnkey site deployment
  • 26. One Stop Shop [start!] Elastic, on-demand managed Drupal hosting infrastructure Improve site performance, security and reliability Connect with knowledgable Drupal support experts [Deploy ] [ enterprise deployment ] © 2010 Acquia, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 27. Managed Drupal Platform-as-a-Service Custom site hosting Optimized for Drupal performance Scalable, highly available Burstable, elastic Automated monitoring
  • 28. Managed Drupal Platform-as-a-Service Hosted on AWS, SAS 70 balancer balancer file page caching page caching server certified platform Highly available HA file server Caching & load balancing via Varnish, Nginx web web node web node Opcode caching node Memcache file server Fault-tolerant HA file system synchronous db failover Nightly offsite backups active passive 4 hour snapshots db db
  • 29. Expertise To Ensure Flawless Site Launches Cloud load testing Site Audit Performance Audit
  • 30. Open 24x7 [start!] Extend your sites with cloud based services Monitor site activity and performance with automated dashboards and alerts Outsource site administration to ensure security and stay up-to-date [Operate] [ enterprise deployment ] © 2010 Acquia, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 31. Drupal Support, When You Need It 20+ Drupal engineers on staff 24x7 emergency availability Defined SLAs Ticket tracking until satisfied resolution Advisory support Best practices Health dashboards
  • 32. Outsource Drupal Administration Secure, up to date Routine maintenance Admin best practices Developer workflow setup Module & core updates Minor modifications to content types & views Minor adjustments to web stack
  • 33. [start!] Working with [Learn] Partners [Build] at Every Step in Process [Deploy ] [Operate] [ enterprise deployment ] © 2010 Acquia, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 34. We are Focused on Customer Success © 2010 Acquia, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 35. Acquia in Action with
  • 36. The Acquia Advantage Training and Education + Professional Services + Global Partner Community + Hosting & Drupal Gardens + Expert Drupal Support + Cloud-based Services + [ A Drupal Sure Thing ] © 2010 Acquia, Inc. All rights reserved.