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Acquia Cloud Site Factory provides digital teams with a multisite platform to deliver and govern a multitude of sites faster and easier than ever before. Users can build and maintain a single Drupal codebase to provide website functionality. Acquia Cloud Site Factory will maintain your server and platform configurations. This allows non-technical users to create new sites while the organization maintains a well-governed digital platform.

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Posted by Adam Malone
Salsa Digital has gifted us all with some truly exceptional documentation of their work on a govCMS site for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in Australia. For those unfamiliar with it, govCMS is a custom Drupal distribution and hosting service catering to all of the Australian government. The aim is to provide a single solution for unclassified websites using a common codebase and a shared feature set on a scalable and secure infrastructure. Launched in…
Posted by Peter Wolanin
Note (January 2016):  While this blog post was originally written about (originally published April 06, 2010), the same basic strategy for updating sites has continued to be used in the Acquia Cloud Site Factory (ACSF) platform that emerged from it. Some of the very specific details in the original post are outdated (for example, we now use git instead of svn), but the strategy of using two docroots with different code versions and two different vhost…
Posted by Rok Zlender
Rok Zlender is the manager of Site Factory Engineering at Acquia. Previously he was a developer, then Director of Technology, at, a news site that at the time (2010-2013) was the 40th largest site in the US, publishing around 3000 stories a day. Today, Rok is still managing sites at scale, working with Acquia customers who have hundreds or thousands of websites. Rok has been working with Drupal for nine years. What’s the trick to managing thousands of…