Better, Faster, Stronger: Designing Enterprise-Level Drupal Environments

Power and performance are key deliverables for any enterprise or large organizational website and Drupal is no exception. Kanye West probably sums it up best with the immortal words, “better, faster, stronger.” The goal of this session is to help you understand what a highly available environment consists of so that you can avoid the common mistakes and pitfalls when designing a highly available and scalable architecture to support Drupal. We will go over different success criteria such as: What goes into the design, ie: - Points of failure - Capacity planning - Ease of maintenance Reasons of choosing one technology over the other - eAccelerator vs. APC - Squid vs. Varnish - NFS vs. GFS vs. file synchronization

About Jason Burnett

Jason oversees the people and the systems that make up NeoSpire’s core network and systems infrastructure, ensuring the highest level of service for our customers. From Pre-Sales Engineering to Senior System Administrator, he has worked in several technical capacities for NeoSpire since 1999. Most recently, Jason was one of the leading forces in developing new ways to further strengthen our managed service offerings. Jason has wide ranging skills that encompass all major operating systems and databases in addition to expertise in Tomcat, JBoss, Drupal and Weblogic. He recently obtained his MySQL High Availability Certification and specializes in Linux and MySQL. Prior to joining NeoSpire, he built data centers and worked as a system administrator while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.