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Acquia builds Australian team to assist Drupal deployments
Posted on 26-Mar-2013 15:07. | Tags Filed under: News.



Acquia has announced four key appointments to strengthen the team in their new Australian office and support the Acquia Cloud, an scalable hosting environment for Drupal deployments.

The company helps enterprises to create extraordinary web experiences based on Drupal, the open source platform that integrates content, community and commerce. Offering a variety of SaaS solutions specifically designed for Drupal, Acquia gives global organizations the unparalleled ability to rapidly deploy and manage multichannel content across web and mobile devices.

Co-founded by Drupal project’s creator in 2007, Acquia has helped more than 2,500 companies including Twitter, Warner Music Group, Humana, Stanford University, Mercedes-Benz and the New York MTA, to grow and scale their digital experiences.

David Peterson has joined the company as Senior Drupal Advisor. He’s worked on many Drupal sites, including the ABC’s Hungry Beat and digital radio properties. His role is to share his knowledge in the local Drupal community, offering training, encouraging local meetups and assisting partners with tenders, architectural issues and customer engagements. “Drupal is my bread and butter,” says Peterson, “so this job is really like I’m coming home.”

Tine Sørensen also joins Acquia this month. As technical account manager she is part of a global team of Drupal experts who act as technical advocates for customers, helping them to explore the full uses of the software across their organisations. Tine has spent the last five years as a Drupal developer, much of that time spent in the publishing industry in Denmark.

Chris O’Neill is Acquia’s new client advisor. Again, working as part of a global team, he is part of the front line of Acquia’s highly regarded support program, helping customers overcome obstacles related to their Drupal websites. Chris will use his knowledge of Drupal, gathered during his 12 years working on the our Brisbane website, to diagnose and resolve clients’ website issues.

Daniel Worthy is part of a new global team responsible for ensuring maximum uptime and scalability for the Acquia Cloud, the world’s premiere open cloud platform for Drupal, built exclusively on Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud. Daniel’s new role involves designing and developing tools that automatically deploy, maintain and monitor LAMP-based hosting environments, as well as researching, specifying and testing hosting infrastructures. He brings a wealth of experience from IT support and app development.

“These are all talented individuals who live and breathe Drupal,” says Chris Harrop, Acquia’s Regional Director for Asia Pacific. “Their hands-on expertise means we can guarantee the attention to detail that will ensure clients can deploy highly functional, integrated digital solutions, built on a reliable, scalable platform. It means clients can build open-source based solutions with the reassurance that a broad range of specialist support is on-hand. In other words, they can concentrate on their relationship with their customers, leaving us to assist with the software and platform deployment.”



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