Acquia’s mission isn’t impossible, though it often seems it. The Massachusetts based company simply wants to help customers deliver exceptional web experiences using the power of the Drupal open-source social publishing platform. Acquia has developed a reputation as the leading commercial provider of products and services to support customer success on Drupal. After launching with Zuora as its billing platform, Acquia’s products and services have reached new audiences... and new heights.
“With over 2000 enterprise customers and our cloud hosting platform handling well over one billion page views a month, Acquia enables companies to realize the full power of Drupal while minimizing risk.” explains Chris Brookins, VP Engineering and Product Management at Acquia.
Drupal is a popular open-source project with hundreds of thousands of users, second most in the open-source space after Linux. Open-source Drupal has been adopted by small and large scale websites alike-- including high profile names such as Al Jazeera, Warner Music, the SF Examiner, and The New York Stock Exchange. As the enterprise guide to Drupal, many of these companies are also Acquia’s customers.
In the early days, Acquia’s engineers built their own billing solution for processing payments. As Acquia’s user base grew, the subscription model rapidly evolved into multiple revenue streams. As a result, the homegrown billing solution became “a distracting thorn in our side,” explains Brookins. Driven by commitment to its customers, Acquia’s team recognized that they needed to find a new billing solution that would meet their current needs and scale as they continue to grow.