Acquia Drupal officially launches

Do you love Drupal but wish you could get a “certified” version and commercial support? Now you can. Acquia, the commercial company recently formed by Drupal founder Dries Buytaert and Jay Batson, officially launched Acquia Drupal this week (press release). Acquia Drupal is a commercially-supported distribution of Drupal. It includes Drupal Core plus a handful of essential modules. In addition to the distribution, customers can take advantage of the Acquia Network for things like monitoring, spam blocking, and update notification.

Acquia Drupal and Acquia Network subscriptions are freely-available, even if you don’t pay for support. If you want to try it out, check out the download instructions.

Optaros is very excited about the launch and we look forward to working with the Acquia team. We’ve had success implementing Drupal as a community platform for a number of clients. Having a commercial company behind Drupal is a big step toward broader acceptance among enterprises who can’t or are unwilling to self-support.