A Look Under the Hood at Acquia Hosting for Drupal Sites


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There are many moving parts when it comes to hosting any website - database tuning, caching layers, Drupal patches and settings, monitoring, backup, staging and more. Your website is more than content and design, its a 24x7 IT operations process. Do you have the resources to build and maintain this internally or a via third party hosting provider? That's where Acquia comes in. Our Drupal operations and support experts are available 24x7 to make sure your site performs and scales, so you don't have to. Acquia Hosting together with an Acquia Network subscription offers you a one-stop shop for your entire Drupal infrastructure, from the team focused exclusively on Drupal.

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A Look Under the Hood at Acquia Hosting for Drupal Sites

  1. 1. A Look Under the Hood atAcquia Hosting for Drupal Sites<br />Jim Salem<br />VP, Platform Services<br />Acquia<br />@jcsalem<br />Bryan House<br />Sr. Director, Marketing <br />Acquia<br />@bryanhouse<br />Michael Haag<br />Client Advisor<br />Acquia<br />
  2. 2. Upcoming Acquia Webinars<br />Thursday January 21st<br />Integrating Drupal with Enterprise Back-Office Systems to Deliver a Best of Breed e-Commerce Site<br />Thursday January 28th<br />Preview of Drupal Gardens<br />Thursday February 11th<br />Preview of Drupal 7 with Dries Buytaert<br />**New webinar platform with Linux OS support**<br />Register Today - http://acquia.com/webinars<br />
  3. 3. Introduction<br />Jim Salem<br />Vice President, Platform Services - Acquia<br />
  4. 4. Overview<br />Architecture<br />Technical overview<br />Pricing<br />Questions<br />
  5. 5. Why Acquia Hosting?<br />Optimized for Drupal scalability & performance<br />Integrated with Drupal developer workflows<br />One-stop shop, “No finger-pointing”<br />World class Drupal and systems expertise<br />
  6. 6. Who’s Using Acquia Hosting?<br />Acquia is staffed with very knowledgeable Drupal experts . With previous Drupal support providers, we would endure these protracted support cycles, suffering lengthy periods of downtime. <br />Our initial Drupal team simply weren’t experienced at preparing an iron-clad architecture that could withstand traffic intensive demands. Acquia is clearly experienced, and has specific strategies, testing procedures, and monitoring tools to ensure we can handle traffic loads today, tomorrow, and next year.<br />Acquia has demonstrated superior expertise in a very simple way – they excel at discovering and solving problems immediately. <br />Robert Wise, System Administrator, MotherJones.com<br />
  7. 7. What is Acquia Hosting?<br />Interweb<br />Load Balancing<br />Page Caching<br />Smart Routing Layer<br />Each layer is composed of multiple redundant servers. If one fails, there is little or no downtime!<br />Web Servers<br />Drupal Modules<br />Drupal Engine Layer<br />PHP<br />Caching<br />Database<br />File Storage<br />Acquia Search<br />Mollom<br />Cloud Services Layer<br />Monitoring<br />Email<br />Backup<br />Secure Infrastructure Layer<br />Amazon AWS<br />
  8. 8. Let’s dig in a little deeper<br />
  9. 9. Load Balancing<br />Page Caching<br />Smart Routing Layer<br />Acquia Hosting Architecture<br />
  10. 10. Intelligent Request Routing<br />Static page caching<br />Dynamic load balancing<br />Varnish, nginx<br />
  11. 11. Web Servers<br />Drupal Modules<br />Drupal Engine Layer<br />PHP<br />Caching<br />Acquia Hosting Architecture<br />
  12. 12. Drupal Configuration Flexibility<br />Supports any Drupal configuration<br />Core<br />Contrib<br />Custom<br />
  13. 13. Scalable Grid Architecture<br />Dynamic elasticity<br />Content delivered by multiple web servers<br />
  14. 14. Performance Tuned Drupal Engine<br />OpCode caching<br />PHP memory<br />Stack optimization<br />
  15. 15. Drupal Developer Workflow<br />Hosted SVN repository<br />Staging server<br />
  16. 16. Database<br />File Storage<br />Acquia Search<br />Mollom<br />Cloud Services Layer<br />Monitoring<br />Acquia Hosting Architecture<br />Email<br />Backup<br />Secure Infrastructure Layer<br />Amazon AWS<br />
  17. 17. Operate & Extend Drupal Websites<br />
  18. 18. Proactive Monitoring<br />24x7 automated alert systems<br />Dynamic elasticity<br />Capacity planning<br />
  19. 19. Scalable, Multi-node File Servers<br />Better reliability and performance<br />Supports multiple web servers<br />Gluster FS<br />
  20. 20. Database Replication<br />Master / master replication<br />Real-time db sync<br />
  21. 21. Nightly Offsite Backups<br />Stored in geographically <br />Full site & database<br />Customer downloadable<br />Geographically separate storage<br />
  22. 22. Proactive Security Management<br />Stuff about Drupal Security<br />Stuff about Drupal Security<br />Stuff about Drupal Security<br />Stuff about Drupal Security<br />Security patches and updates<br />Built on Amazon’s SAS 70 Type 2 certified infrastructure<br />
  23. 23. Addressing Common Drupal Scalability Issues<br />
  24. 24. your website will rock!<br />
  25. 25. but wait,<br />there’s more…<br />
  26. 26. Coming Soon<br />Memcache<br />CDN<br />Built-in log analysis tools<br />Anti-virus scanning on uploads<br />
  27. 27. How Much Does Acquia Hosting Cost?<br />Starts at $500/month<br />Requires an Enterprise support subscription<br />Additional charges based on…<br />Bandwidth<br />Page views<br />Storage<br />Remote administration<br />SSL certificates<br />
  28. 28. Acquia Hosting<br />Optimized for Drupal scalability & performance<br />Integrated with Drupal developer workflows<br />World class Drupal and systems expertise<br />
  29. 29. one-stop shopDrupal application + infrastructure support<br />
  30. 30. Questions<br />For more information, visit us at:<br />http://acquia.com/resources<br />Videos, blogs, webinars, podcasts, and more<br />http://acquia.com/products-services/acquia-hosting<br />http://twitter.com/acquia<br />http://facebook.com/acquia<br />Contact us:<br />sales@acquia.com<br />888-9-ACQUIA<br />Sign up for a free 30-day Acquia Network trial<br />http://acquia.com/trial<br />