DrupalCon SF 2010: Challenges of hosting Drupal on AWS

DrupalCon SF 2010: Challenges of hosting Drupal on AWS

Cloud computing offers many advantages for hosting Drupal sites but also presents several unique challenges. This talk will discuss specific issues we've encountered while building Acquia Hosting and Drupal Gardens on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and how we 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
* Coping with variable CPU, disk, and network performance
* Choosing between Amazon Relational Database Service and building it yourself

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