Earlier this year, NASA successfully migrated 110 websites and applications to the cloud. Is that an indication that the rest of the government will eventually do the same?
Drupal's latest cyberattack may have affected as many as 12 million websites, leaving security experts concerned that similar future exploits could create a ripple effect compromising thousands more sites.
The security team behind the popular Drupal content management system issued this unusually alarming statement last week.
NASA announced it has taken 110 websites and apps out of a commercial data center and moved them to the cloud. The organization also detailed plans to use Drupal as its new content management system. The project is designed to take advantage of more cost-effective storage options, as well as dump a proprietary CMS that was no longer supported.
In 2012, The Department of Homeland Security elected to move all its public-facing websites to Drupal in order to more easily share code among its internal agencies and manage its entire codebase on a single, shared platform. That resource sharing led to DHS's recent announcement of an enhanced Study in the States informational website for the international student community.
Blake Callens, CEO of the newly-released content management system PencilBlue, makes no bones that he's set his sights on overtaking WordPress to become the dominant open source CMS option for content providers. Callens says it's "the first online publishing platform to meet all of the market's current needs." Can the company deliver on such a bold statement?
As Drupal's developers continue to push out alpha releases of Drupal 8, support for older versions is winding down. Drupal's policy to date has been to only support the current and previous versions, but Drupal founder and lead developer Dries Buytaert says the community has decided to continue to support 6 for a while longer than anticipated.
The move follows a contentious online conversation about the use of (or lack of) politically correct language during DrupalCon in Austin earlier this month.
As it heads (slowly) towards general release of Version 8, Drupal is on a roll.
Acquia's new Cloud Site Factory aims to let customers have a single place for creating and managing multiple websites in the cloud.