Enterprise users of the Drupal (news, site) web content management system can now let someone else deal with their administration problems with the introduction of remote administration services by Acquia (news, site).

Just think about it -- if you sign up to this service you can have someone else deal with core security updates, module security updates or user roles modifications amongst a whole list of other things -- and for many the remoter the better when it comes to these problems.

What Acquia has done is put their Drupal support team at your service so that you don't have to worry about the maintenance of your Drupal implementation.

Remote Administration

The Remote Administration service supports both Drupal and Web Service administration. Acquia has listed three areas where companies will benefit from this service:

  • Streamlining basic maintenance, that will include Drupal updates and day-to-day running
  • Up-to-date security with patches and bug fixes to the modules in your site
  • Advice on best deployment practices, testing and round-the-clock support.

"Remote Administration . . . was created around demand from Drupal users to lower their operation costs, while improving site reliability,” Tom Erickson, CEO of Acquia said.

Using the service will free up IT teams to focus on developing business-orientated resources. And there is also the advantage of being able to budget for maintenance costs that always seem to add up to twice what was allocated when the end of the year tally is done.

And you won’t have to wait for this as the service is already up and running.

To see this service in action, attend the Acquia webinar: Take the Pain and Cost Out of Drupal Site Maintenance, September 15, 2009 at 1:00 PM EDT.