Customer Reviews (5)

Acquia Cloud

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Acquia Cloud
By Adrian Cabrera
It is a great service that allows you to have a dev, stg, and prod environment. It takes away a lot of the hassle of setting things up yourself. I've used it several times to make quick prototypes to show to clients. Super easy to use. Love this!
Innovative Platform!
By Ivo Radulovski
Acquia Cloud makes it easy for developers and companies to work and manage their projects. No matter if you need to add resources to meet performance needs during peaks, install a new site with one click, manage templates or if we are talking about staging and the general development workflow. We work with Acquia and recommend the Acquia Cloud to every client of ours.
Great company with a great product
By Jason Purdy
Acquia has put together a great platform to build your Drupal site on and has the experience and know-how to take a lot of the guesswork out of the equation.
Mixed Performance + Ever increasing prices
By MTwain2
Dev Cloud is great for development, perhaps the best tool available for serious Drupal developers.

However, it has serious limitations when it comes to production sites.

1) Shared Varnish - They use a shared Varnish which means no matter how much you invested in your server specs, your application delivery will be dependent on shared resources. One site of ours performed better on shared Dreamhost hosting than on Acquia Dev Cloud on 16GB RAM.

2) Varnish location - If your primary server is located in Sydney and bulk of your visitors are in Australia, your site will still be slowed down because Acquia's varnish server will not be in Sydney hence you will be worse off by using the mandatory Acquia Varnish.

3) Ever changing prices - When we joined the Developer subscription, it was $200 or something like that for the whole year. It quickly went to $99 a year and then they started taking away features from $99 subscription and now you need to pay $250 a month if you want the same features you got from $200 a year subscription only six months ago - 12 times hike in just 6 months.

In my view, Dev could is not a good value anymore unless you are a big corporate or Govt. organization with deep pockets.
Great product
By linda romey
I signed on to Dev Cloud as soon as it became available and have been very pleased with both the user interface and service. I am not a programmer and have limited understanding of all the behind-the-scenes server workings and so appreciate a setup like Dev Cloud that gives me an easy interface to do what I need to do with my site. The test environment enables me to really fine-tune my pages before pushing them out. Drupal expertise is another plus--Dev Cloud is as Drupal-friendly as you can get.
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