On Tuesday, February 16, Yale ITS created a test instance of the Library’s Drupal website in the new Acquia cloud environment. Library IT will have two months to test the site’s content, performance, and robustness. If all the tests go well, the Library’s Drupal website will move to the Acquia cloud at the end of the test period.
The Acquia cloud is a new cloud-based computing platform that Yale ITS is using to relieve some of its dependence on locally-hosted architecture. Yale ITS has told Library IT that the Acquia-hosted Drupal site will be faster, more responsive, and more robust than the current locally-hosted Drupal site.