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A Match Made in the Cloud – How to Best Take Advantage of Cloud Technologies with Drupal Sites

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
309 Microsoft

Presented by

Bret Piatt (BPiatt)
Rackspace Hosting
Josh Koenig (joshk)
Chapter Three
Under the HoodUnder the Hood
Technical details: Study servers, Drupal core, module building, and more.

The secret is out – Drupal has become the ‘go-to’ open source software for the publication and management of website content. By pairing Drupal with cloud technologies there is a whole new world of user benefits well beyond scale and performance.

In this session, Bret Piatt, director, technical alliances at Rackspace Hosting and members of the Drupal community will discuss how to best take advantage of cloud technologies with Drupal sites. The panel presentation will address:

• Leveraging the cloud ecosystem for managing configuration, code, and backups
• How to scale Drupal clusters by integrating with cloud APIs
• Enhancing site scale and performance by taking advantage of cloud file storage/CDN
• Cloud/Drupal success stories such as Chapter Three’s ( ) on Mercury, a Drupal PaaS built on The Rackspace Cloud’s Cloud Servers

Experience: Intermediate
Industry: education, entertainment, library, marketing, media, non-profit

I'm building a new site for the Boston Review and planning to put on a Rackspace Cloud Server. The draft is on a VPS but I will be moving it soon...

We are using Cloud Sites for a couple sites at work. As long as we can, we'll be having all our external Drupal sites on Cloud Sites. Glad to have a class by Rackspace and be able to go.