Acquia Launches New Cloud API for Drupal Content Management
The Acquia Cloud is a Drupal-tuned platform as a service (PaaS) that currently hosts hundreds of Drupal sites, serving more than 5 billion http requests and about 1 billion page views per month.Acquia, an enterprise-level, turnkey suite of tools for the administration of the popular open-source content management system Drupal, has released its own application programming interface for cloud-system deployments. Drupal, which has been online since 2001, has been estimated to power about 1.5 percent of the world's Websites. Drupal is maintained and developed by a community of more than 630,000 users and developers and is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
It is used as a back-end system for sites, ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political and government sites, including whitehouse.gov and data.gov.uk. It is also used for knowledge management and business collaboration, Acquia said.
- Streamline site building: Developers can tightly integrate Acquia Cloud developer tools into their own site(s), application or non-Acquia hosting environment to take advantage of Acquias extensive continuous integration tooling and management services.
- Automate custom operations: Through Cloud Hooks, Acquia Cloud performs custom scripts and commands triggered on workflow actions; for example, sanitizing production databases, or running predefined tests every time code is deployed from Dev to Stage.
- Accelerate time-to-deployment: Provision new sites programmatically on Acquia Cloud from within any Drupal distribution or by using scripting interfaces, such as a Drush Make file.