A Match Made In The Cloud

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Slides from the DrupalConSF 2010 presentation by Bret Piatt (of Rackspace) and Josh Koenig (of Chapter Three) explaining how PANTHEON was developed on the Rackspace cloud

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A Match Made In The Cloud

  1. 1. A Match Made In !e Cloud Presented by Bret Piatt & Josh Koenig Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  2. 2. Why “The Cloud”? Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  3. 3. The Cloud Is Hosting Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  4. 4. As an API Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  5. 5. Reliable, Reusable Start States. On Demand. Usage-based Pricing. Tuesday, April 20, 2010
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  7. 7. SaaS, PaaS Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  8. 8. DaaS? Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  9. 9. "State of the Drupal" from Paris '09 Credit: Dries Buytaert Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  10. 10. Thus: PANTHEON • Packaged Drupal server images for clouds • First AMIs released in July 2009 • Mercury • Aegir • Vulcan • Announcement at DrupalCon Paris Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  11. 11. Technical Info Mercury is a standardized high performance stack for Drupal. It is available in source format, or (soon) as an on-demand service. It utilizes the best available open-source technologies to make our favorite CMS very fast and to hold up under large spikes in traffic. Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  12. 12. Where do we host? Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  13. 13. EC2 = “Elastic Computing Cloud” Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  14. 14. 60,000 Servers All about hosting Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  15. 15. Why Rackspace? • Amazon EC2 designed for "computing" not "web hosting" • Has a lot of quirks, and a lot of features we don't need • Slicehost already a proven Drupal hosting platform • Good partner/tools network • Cloud Files integration with Limelight CDN • Integrated backups and snapshots • CPU bursting • Full DNS (forward and reverse) • Console access Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  16. 16. How does it work? Tuesday, April 20, 2010
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  23. 23. You Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  24. 24. You Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  25. 25. You Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  26. 26. You Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  27. 27. Live Demo! Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  28. 28. Coming Soon? • Image based on Ubuntu Lucid (5-year support) • Integration with CDN: Pressflow supports necessary changes in core to make this easy • Drupal 7 (of course) • Site import wizard Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  29. 29. Coming Later in 2010 • Integration with version control • Integration with testing services (hudson, etc) • Integration with Aegir (easy multisite) • Monitoring / uptime alerts • Clustering / high availability • Customize / save builds for rapidly creating new sites • Drupal integration with Drizzle for more efficient DB • New data store options such as Cassandra Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  30. 30. We Have A Dream Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  31. 31. Take the guesswork out of Development, Deployment, Hosting and Support. Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  32. 32. Kill proprietary FUD about Drupal performance and other risk factors. Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  33. 33. Turn Drupal into a “sure thing” for enterprises and individuals alike. Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  34. 34. The Future Is Exciting! • Open source development and the commodification of infrastructure are lowering costs and expanding access to world-class technologies. • PANTHEON wants to help get a significant percent of the internet running on Drupal (~5M sites). • Drupal is continuing to develop in ways that support more and more exciting use-cases. • By giving people a clear path to grow, we empower another wave of innovators. Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  35. 35. • @pantheon_drupal • http://getpantheon.com • http://rackspacecloud.com • http://groups.drupal.org/pantheon • Wednesday Night @ Brunos Tuesday, April 20, 2010
  36. 36. What
did
you
think? Step 1) Locate this session on the DCSF site 
h.p://sf2010.drupal.org/conference/schedule Step 2) Click the “Take Survey” link Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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