Kent Mitchell, Director of Product Marketing at Zend, led this session at the RightScale User Conference 2010 in Santa Clara.
Session Abstract: The cloud is the new “holy grail” for a lot of people. The cloud enables sites to ramp up new servers for increased load and then ramp down servers when the load decreases. This minimizes upfront costs and provides “pay as you go” cost structure. This scenario is very compelling, especially for startups where budgets are tight. But it also presents some challenges such as making sure the new servers are identical to the existing servers, monitoring the ever-changing cluster, and retaining critical problem data when servers ramp down. In this session, we’ll demonstrate how using Zend Server Cluster Manager together with the RightScale Cloud Management Platform provide solutions for managing cloud-based, highly available PHP server clusters.