Over at InfoWorld, Mike Heck spent a few days playing with Acquia Drupal, Acquia’s commercially-supported Drupal distribution. He also tested out some of the features provided by Acquia Network and threw a couple of test issues at Acquia’s support team. Mike liked what he saw and said he saved a lot of time using Acquia’s distribution instead of having to start with Drupal core and then adding the modules himself, but admitted that his week or so with the product wasn’t enough to truly put the product or the support organization through its paces.
UPDATE: Removed the word “hardened”. Acquia does not change Drupal core.