Site Manager Platform as a service:TERMINALFOUR t44u 2013:

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Site Manager Platform as a Service: We will outline TERMINALFOUR’s new Platform as a Service solution. The business case for clients, the technology behind it and the practical approaches to availing of the solution.

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Site Manager Platform as a service:TERMINALFOUR t44u 2013:

  1. 1. The Aviva Stadium, Dublin, 21-22 November 2013
  2. 2. • • • • • Growth in cloud adoption across markets Building on “salesforce” style model SaaS vs PaaS vs IaaS 70+ servers already deployed for 20+ clients Options to bundle support & Platform in single model… • Typical Deployments • 1x CMS cloud server • 2x Web cloud servers • 1x Load Balancer • Available in North America, Europe & Australia t44u 2013 2
  3. 3. • • • • Single solution for support & hosting Outsourced CMS and Web server(s) Spread costs over contract term Increased “ity’s” • Reliability • Security • Availability • Maintainability • Faster deployment & development • Ease of upgrades • Scale for peak demands t44u 2013 3
  4. 4. Availability Security Reliability • Load balanced web servers with failover • Can scale up (or down) based on need • Can deploy across regions • Locked down configuration • Firewall etc. • Optional additional security monitoring • Ongoing Monitoring by hosting provider and T4 • Single consistent image t44u 2013 4
  5. 5. Deployment Delivery Speed Support • Up & running in minutes • Publish live if required (no need for transfer) • Pre packaged modules • PHP base • Calendar, • Eforms • Login • XML search • Others…. • Single Environment • Faster support turnaround • Barry loves it! t44u 2013 5
  6. 6. • Authentication • Can be tied into your LDAP etc. • Access to your business systems • For content syncer, data object etc. • Site to Site VPN available as additional option • Hybrid deployments • Possible but needs analysis t44u 2013 6
  7. 7. • More “out of the box” modules • Clustered PaaS deployments • For very large scale sites • On demand cloud servers • mysite.on.terminalfour – prototype available already to partners • Will be used for v8 betas t44u 2013 7
  8. 8. The Aviva Stadium, Dublin, 21-22 November 2013
  9. 9. TERMINALFOUR Site Manager – PaaS – Why? • Enterprise-grade Linux servers – Configured for security, stability and supportability • Proven technologies at each tier – Carefully chosen components and architecture • Information Security is not an afterthought – Multiple backup tiers – World leading provider of enterprise hosting • Comprehensive Solution – From content creation to distribution • Pre-configured for fastest deployment – Working … from the start … the actual start t44u 2013 9
  10. 10. TERMINALFOUR Site Manager – PaaS - Architecture • Architecture allows for closer integration of components • Internal Communication – Fast, secure private network • Publish Live – NFS mounts – Fast, Secure and Stable • Site Manager Everywhere – Content Creation from anywhere, anytime • Scalable for Demand – Add a web server or a loadbalancer – Firewall option for VPN t44u 2013 10
  11. 11. TERMINALFOUR Site Manager – PaaS - Stacks Site Manager Calendar Forms t44u 2013 11
  12. 12. Site Manager – PaaS - Security • Fail2Ban • Detects brute force attacks and kills the connection • Ignores T4 IPs; we can’t type sometimes... • Process Accounting • Logs all user activity, commands, logins, resource use • Firewall • Restrictive host firewall - on by policy • Configured to only allow necessary services • Active monitoring – so it stays on! t44u 2013 12
  13. 13. Site Manager – PaaS – Monitoring and Alerting Agent Based Metrics Disk Space Firewall Uptime RAM Load Apache Tomcat Database Network Based Metrics Site Manager Ping Site Availability Tomcat Apache Backups t44u 2013 13
  14. 14. TERMINALFOUR Site Manager – PaaS – Historic Monitoring Health Monitoring Graphs tForum.boston t44u 2013 14
  15. 15. TERMINALFOUR Site Manager – PaaS – Backups CMS Data Server Image File Based • Daily • Daily • Daily • N-Gigabites of retention • 30-day retention • 30-day retention • Site Manager Rollback • Server Reimaging and scaling • Granular Restores tForum.boston t44u 2013 15
  16. 16. Site Manager – PaaS - Clients tForum.boston t44u 2013 16
  17. 17. Questions or Comments? tForum.boston t44u 2013 17

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