Cloud Cafe. Cloud Cafe is a series of podcasts with people deeply interested in cloud and utility computing.
Also if you want to listen to shorter cloud podcasts see CloudDoplets. In this podcast. James Urquhart of Cassatt and I discuss the differences between some of the cloudy terminology of “utility computing” vs “cloud computing”. Also James gives a great overview of Hadoop and CouchDB. The intro music is a compositions called “Clouds” from Mike Colletti and the art work is contributed by Florence Neal This was a fun podcast with two of the founders of CohesiveFT, Alexis Richardson and Patrick Kerpan. In this third podcast I have a discussion with Michael Crandell the CEO of Rightscale. In this forth podcast I have a discussion with Peter Nickolov President, COO and CTO of 3Tera and Bert Armijo, Senior VP of Sales, Marketing and Product Management at 3Tera. In this fifth podcast I have a discussion with Stu Charlton the Lead Architect at Elastra. This is another great podcast. Drupal in the cloud. It is not always easy to scale Drupal -- not because Drupal sucks, but simply because scaling the LAMP stack (including Drupal) takes no small amount of skill.
You need to buy the right hardware, install load balancers, setup MySQL servers in master-slave mode, setup static file servers, setup web servers, get PHP working with an opcode cacher, tie in a distributed memory object caching system like memcached, integrate with a content delivery network, watch security advisories for every component in your system and configure and tune the hell out of everything. Either you can do all of the above yourself, or you outsource it to a company that knows how to do this for you. Both are non-trivial and I can count the number of truly qualified companies on one hand. Tag1 Consulting is one of the few Drupal companies that excel at this, in case you're wondering. My experience is that MySQL takes the most skill and effort to scale. Droplets. Cloud Droplets #53 One Man’s Smoke is Another Man’s Cloud Posted in droplets Cloud Droplets #52 – Even Lazy Jellyfish, do it.
Let’s Fall in Clouds Posted in doplets Cloud Droplets #51 – Specifics Bob Specifics Cloud Droplets #50 – These Clouds are Made for Walking Cloud Droplets #49 – 96 Tear Droplets Cloud Droplets #48 Just Another Tequila Friday Cloud Droplets #47 When Skies are Grey Posted in droplets, other Cloud Droplets #46 Hey, You, Get that Wilde Puppet off of my Cloud Cloud Droplets #45 It’s About the Network Dummy Posted in droplets Cloud Droplet #44 Have a great weekend. By John | January 16, 2009. Project Caroline Web Server. Self-Scaling Hosting Environment utilizing Amazon's EC2. Bu. App Engine - Google Code. Resources for Drupal with Amazon Web Services. Drupal and Amazon EC2 Quick Start. With all the excitement surrounding cloud computing, and specifically Amazon's EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) Beta service, I decided it was time to give it a try myself.
Without much personal background in the new service, I found that there are an overwhelming number of pages talking about EC2, and even Drupal on EC2, but didn't locate a simple guide to quickly get me up and running. Having now spent a few hours today learning the basics, I'm jotting down these quick notes to help the next person interested in trying the same, and in the hopes of attracting useful tips from other AWS users. Register With Amazon My first visit was to the Amazon Web Services home page, where I clicked the 'Click here to sign up! ' link to create my new Amazon Web Services account (you can also sign in with your existing Amazon account, if you have one).