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Akvelon Successfully Ports Drupal, Joomla! into Microsoft's Windows Azure™ Platform
May 21, 2010 (08:05 AM EDT)

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In modifying Drupal and Joomla! for use on the Windows Azure platform, leading cloud computing consultants Akvelon Inc. ( proved this week that open source and the cloud are indeed compatible -- a concept many had questioned before today.

Microsoft's first cloud computing offering, the Windows Azure™ cloud operating system, allows users to develop, store, manage and host applications from the cloud. But until now, the popular open-source content management systems Drupal and Joomla! had not been ported into the Windows Azure platform.

"Akvelon is pleased to leverage the power of Windows Azure to help developers use Drupal and Joomla! open-source technologies in the cloud," stated Sergei Dreizin, CEO of Akvelon. "The strengths of these technologies ensure a robust cloud-based platform for developing and deploying applications and services."

The company saw the need to bring Drupal and Joomla! into the cloud, and Windows Azure was its cloud services operating system of choice.

"Windows Azure is powerful and flexible enough to allow developers to really take advantage of all Drupal and Joomla! have to offer the cloud," said Dreizin. "We needed a cloud service that was robust, nimble, scalable and cost-effective for Drupal and Joomla! users. We found all that and more in Windows Azure."

About Akvelon Inc.

Specializing in cloud computing, CRM solutions and mobile technology, Akvelon Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. The nine-year-old firm employs over 100 business and technology specialists and is a trusted technology consultant to small businesses, large corporations, government agencies and institutions in the greater Puget Sound area. Akvelon Inc. was recently recognized by Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the largest Web development companies in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. For more information, visit


Sergei Dreizin

Akvelon Inc.

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