Acquia(TM) and Carahsoft Launch Partner Program to Support Federal Government’s Accelerating Demand for Drupal

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Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted Government IT solutions provider, and Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, are establishing a partner program to support the U.S. federal government’s growing demand for the Drupal open source publishing platform. As Acquia’s master government aggregator and GSA schedule holder, Carahsoft has worked with Acquia to select eight partners to provide government-specific Drupal implementation expertise, education, support, training, and complementary technologies.

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Acquia and Carahsoft Launch Partner Program

Acquia is experiencing significant demand for Drupal expertise across federal government agencies and departments, said Joe Wykes, VP of Acquia Global Channels.

Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted Government IT solutions provider, and Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, are establishing a partner program to support the U.S. federal government’s growing demand for the Drupal open source publishing platform.

As Acquia’s master government aggregator and GSA schedule holder, Carahsoft has worked with Acquia to select eight partners to provide government-specific Drupal implementation expertise, education, support, training, and complementary technologies. These partners include August Schell, Balance Interactive, Blackstone Technology Group, DLT Solutions, Fig Leaf Software, Mediacurrent Interactive Solutions, Open Source Fulfillment Center (OSFCI), and Vizuri.

“Acquia is experiencing significant demand for Drupal expertise across federal government agencies and departments,” said Joe Wykes, VP of Acquia Global Channels. “We are excited about our new high-caliber partnership program with Carahsoft as it will help accelerate the adoption of Drupal as the premier platform for content and community within the public sector."

Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It is used by web developers worldwide to build sophisticated community websites. Diverse organizations use Drupal as their core social publishing system for their websites and collaboration applications.

“Agencies throughout the federal government are choosing Drupal to meet the objectives established by the Open Government Initiative,” said Natalie Gregory, vice president of Carahsoft’s open source practice. “By building out a partner ecosystem around Drupal technology, we will provide the government with easy access to the education, implementation and procurement expertise they need to quickly and securely deploy and operate public-facing websites, improve collaboration, and build community.”

Acquia and Carahsoft will be hosting a complimentary event, Drive Drupal DC, on Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, from 8am to 12pm at The Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. Dries Buytaert, Drupal creator and Acquia co-founder and CTO, will speak about the next generation of Drupal sites and what these mean for the public sector. Following the event, Acquia partner, Fig Leaf Software, will be offering complimentary Hello Drupal training to help participants get up to speed on building Drupal sites, specific terminology, the “Drupal way,” as well as help agencies determine the appropriate skills required for success. Register here or for more information, contact Rich Savage at 703-871-8629.

About Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal
Acquia empowers enterprises with the open source social publishing system Drupal. Co-founded by Drupal’s creator in 2007, Acquia helps customers manage their growth and scale their online properties with confidence. Acquia’s products, cloud infrastructure, and support enable companies to realize the full power of Drupal while minimizing risk, as it has done for nearly 2,000 enterprise customers including the US Department of Energy, NY Senate, Twitter, Warner Music Company, Turner Sports, Intuit, World Economic Forum, Stanford University, Mercedes-Benz and NPR. See who’s using Drupal at http://www.drupalshowcase.com, and for more information please visit http://www.acquia.com or call 888-9-ACQUIA.

About Carahsoft
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, resellers, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value.

The company’s dedicated Solutions Divisions proactively market, sell and deliver VMware, Symantec, EMC, Adobe, F5 Networks, Open Source, HP, SAP, and Intelligence products and services among others. Carahsoft is consistently recognized by its partners as a top revenue producer, and is listed annually among the industry's fastest growing firms by VAR500, CRN, Inc., Washington Technology, Washington Business Journal, and SmartCEO. Visit us at http://www.carahsoft.com.

Contacts:
Mary Lange
Carahsoft
703-431-8485

Julie Reece
Acquia, Inc.
781-313-8371

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