Auto Scaling Drupal in a Cloud Environment

07/23/2015 - 13:00-07/23/2015 - 13:45
Room E2
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Code and DevOps

This track is focused on developers and the back-end technologies to deal with today’s and future challenges. With the coming release of Drupal 8, as well as emerging Web technologies, preparation is essential. These sessions will help you learn how to deliver effective solutions to meet these needs.


Drupal applications need to be architected well to support Auto Scaling.  In this presentation we will discuss various settings, to-do’s, best-practices et al to have a successful Drupal site configured for Auto Scaling. We will also go beyond AWS and discuss this from a generic cloud service perspective. Apart from traffic, we will discuss how we can set up configurations based on data size as well.

The biggest advantage of moving to cloud based infrastructure is to make scaling easier and have the ability to easily add and remove capacity depending on organizations needs. Additionally, this can happen without direct intervention as much as possible. Auto Scaling can enable automatic increase in the number of server instances during demand spikes to maintain performance and decrease capacity during lulls to reduce costs.