Mandar Bhagwat Author's Perspective
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Accelerating your Drupal Upgrade/Migration with Acquia Cloud for Faster and More Efficient Results

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Drupal is one of the most famous open-source CMS that keeps on getting better with each version. With Drupal 7 end-of-life in November 2022, it’s time get more efficient and feature-rich with Drupal 9. It is the right time for businesses to upgrade Drupal 7 to 9 and enjoy the benefits of the latest version.

Upgrading or migrating to Drupal 9 is a time taking task as it requires updating your website, applications, and the software that hosts it. Making a huge software jump too quickly can result in to compatibility issues— a major security concern. Although with the right team and tools, the process for updating and modernizing a website is time-efficient and highly cost-effective in the long run.

You might be transitioning from an older version OR moving to Drupal from another content management platform. It is the right time to reevaluate your entire approach to enterprise content management with Drupal upgrade services. Reformist organizations turn to Drupal for its flexibility and extensibility and upgrading to the latest version makes it better. Migrating websites with lots of content, data and crucial information needs the help of certified experts offering Drupal migration services. Altudo can offer help during such time, thanks to the years of experience!

Several businesses are aware of Drupal but not what comes along with it. If your business doesn’t use Acquia Drupal Cloud then it is recommended to move your websites on it. Acquia Drupal Cloud, a Drupal-tuned application lifestyle management suite has a long list of tools that will help you to upgrade or migrate to Drupal 9 or any latest version. Two of these important tools are:

drupal upgrade migration services

Acquia Migrate Accelerate: This tool helps you in speeding up your Drupal 7 to Drupal 9 migrations by up to 50%. With the intuitive UI and comprehensive migration set-up built by Acquia's Drupal experts; your job gets done efficiently.

Benefits of Acquia Migrate Accelerate for Drupal migration services:

  • Offers pre-built cloud environment for supporting a new Drupal 9 application
  • Module Recommendation Engine automatically recommends patches and modules from your D7 site to smooth migration paths.
  • Easy to use Migration User Interface built specifically for D7 to D9 migrations.
  • Pre-Loaded Drupal 9 Code Base make migration smoother with top equivalents for your D7 contrib modules, as well any core + contrib patches.
  • View your progress and any errors encountered during migrations in one centralized migration dashboard.
  • Dependency Knowledge baked in Acquia Migrate Accelerate will not let you import article comments unless articles have already been imported.
  • Migrations sort automatically according to their result along with queuing one or more migrations for import.
  • Convenient facility to Log any errors you encounter in one console that tracks migration/code-related errors, and validation errors.
  • Acquia Migrate Accelerate generates a solution for the most common error messages and provides next steps.
  • Use insight into how source and destinations map together, and what process plugins are used.
  • Acquia Migrate Re-Platform: If you wish to migrate from Adobe or Sitecore to Drupal, Acquia Migrate Re-platform the tool is what you need. This tool allows 5 times faster migration from any CMS to Drupal by leveraging pre-built and tested automation for content & data migrations.

    Acquia Migrate Re-Platform accelerates the migration from non-Drupal to Drupal 9 by up to 5x while removing risks typically associated with re-platforming projects.

    As migration is usually a time taking process, all the possibilities need to be calculated with regard to the time taken and for how long the site may be down. However, Acquia Migrate Re-platform helps you migrate your content and data up to 5 times faster. Here are some features of Acquia Migrate Re-Platform.

    • Leverage common language to accelerate content mapping
    • Faster migration with tested transformation scripts
    • Reduce migration risk with extensive reporting
    • Detailed content reports by optimizing & auditing content
    • Faster and easier application building with low-code in Acquia Site Studio

    Migration or upgrading to Drupal 9 is an easy task with Altudo. You can get started by providing access to your existing CMS or exported data and we perform the migration remotely with the help of Acquia. Once migrated, a light infrastructure site audit is conducted by our team to determine whether any issues with the website may cause the launch to be unsuccessful. Following such an audit, our team discloses any risks and suggests a mitigation plan. You may either resolve the risks yourself or engage our expert team to fix the risks.

    So, let’s connect for a free workshop to identify your pain points and identify the migration approach, together. Drop a Hi! at and our team will reach out to you.

    Mandar Bhagwat Vice President- Drupal Practice | Altudo

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