|By Marketwired .||
|December 18, 2012 09:00 AM EST||
BURLINGTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/18/12 -- Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, today announced that it has opened a new tech center in Portland, Oregon to extend its leadership in elastic cloud innovation and superior customer service experiences for web applications. Acquia has doubled its staff in Portland over the past few months and following its recent $30MM funding round, expects to double again in 2013, hiring software and cloud engineers, technical account managers, client advisors and cloud operations engineers from Portland and the surrounding region.
Located in Portland's Old Town Chinatown neighborhood, Acquia worked with the Portland Development Commission (PDC) and the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) to secure 3500 square feet of office space. The office's co-location in the building with the PDC and TAO will provide Acquia unique advantages as it works to raise its profile in Portland. The office will play an important role in helping Acquia grow its business, speed new products and innovations to market, and provide 24x7 follow-the-sun operations and support to its growing global customer base.
"Portland is both a beautiful city and a hotbed of innovative web design, cloud technology and open source development," said Tom Erickson, Acquia CEO. "We've attracted technical talent from Tennessee to British Columbia to be a part of our Portland team building out our west coast center for cloud engineering and customer service. Having both east and west coast technical centers will allow us to scale faster and continue to provide our award winning products and customer experience."
"We're extremely pleased to help Acquia find suitable office space in Portland to accommodate its future growth," said Patrick Quinton, PDC Executive Director. "Our work with Acquia demonstrates our commitment to nurture and grow Portland's robust software industry and proves the effectiveness of the commission's entrepreneurial strategy for Old Town Chinatown. Most importantly, we are also advancing our goal of adding new technology jobs to the local economy."
"We are excited to welcome Acquia to Oregon, whose expanded presence will certainly attract other talented developers and technology companies to the area," said Skip Newberry, President, Technology Association of Oregon. "Portland already has a vibrant Drupal community, and Acquia's new office will further enhance the city's reputation as an important hub for cutting edge technology development. We look forward to integrating Acquia into Portland's thriving technology community."
Portland will host the upcoming DrupalCon convention in May 2013, and the open source Drupal project's creator -- Acquia co-founder and CTO Dries Buytaert -- will keynote the conference.
Acquia's Portland office is located at 222 NW 5th Ave, Suite 300. For more information about employment opportunities, please visit https://www.acquia.com/careers/open-positions.
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 the growth and scale of 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's done for enterprise customers including Twitter, Warner Music Group, Humana, Stanford University, Mercedes-Benz and MTA. Acquia was recently named the number one software company in the 2012 Inc. 500 survey of the fastest growing private companies. Acquia has also been named one of the 100 most promising companies in America by Forbes Magazine. See who's using Drupal at http://www.drupalshowcase.com, and for more information please visit www.acquia.com or call 888-9-ACQUIA.
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