on the Amazon Cloud

Business Objective: Periodic, high-volume campaigns meant that the Case Foundation was paying for server capacity only sometimes needed. On-demand servers from the Amazon Cloud promised more capacity at less cost.

Technical Challenges:

  • Scaling to handle expected traffic from the press
  • Reproducible deployment of code and server configurations
  • A seamless transition to the new infrastructure

Technical Solution: Liferay and, eventually, Drupal installations. Built to scale on Amazon’s EC2 cloud servers and S3 filesystem. This presentation, from Drupalcon, explains our design constraints and method.