Auto Scaling Drupal in a Cloud Environment

Jul 31, 2015

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.

Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site. I'm currently working as a freelance Drupal developer.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.