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Providing a Scalable Infrastructure for

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
308 Rackspace

Presented by

Frank Febbraro (febbraro)
Phase2 Technology
Under the HoodUnder the Hood
Technical details: Study servers, Drupal core, module building, and more.

In October 2009, the official site of the President, re-launched on Drupal. The preparation, development, and testing of the infrastructure required was an immense effort full of challenges. It was a landmark win for Drupal and did a lot to legitimize Drupal's flexibility, security and scalability to those outside of our community. This session will provide insight into the infrastructure required to power this uniquely visible and high traffic site.

While many of the details of this particular implementation cannot be revealed, the session will address how a site with this caliber of usage deals with traffic spikes, code and infrastructure deployments and scalability. The discussion will include strategies and techniques that include:

* Deploying Drupal in a Scalable Way
* Set up and management of deployment architecture
* Implementing replication architecture
* Building for high availability
* Preparing for disaster recovery

Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert
Industry: education, entertainment, library, marketing, media, non-profit
Tags: architecture, High Availability, infrastructure, performance, scalability