Building Scalable, High Performance Drupal Sites in the Cloud

Building Scalable, High Performance Drupal Sites in the Cloud

Cloud computing offers many advantages for hosting Drupal sites but also presents several unique challenges. This talk will provide an overview of how Acquia has built Acquia Hosting and the Drupal-as-a-Service platform Drupal Gardens. As part of this, we'll discuss specific issues we've encountered while building on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the solutions we developed to address them. Topics will include:

* Load balancing: Elastic IP vs. Elastic Load Balancing
* Handling user-uploaded files with multiple web nodes
* Achieving true high-availability with multiple availability zones
* Choosing between Amazon Relational Database Service and building it yourself
* Configuring and managing your cloud servers

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