Talking Drupal #134 Highly Available Drupal

December 14, 2016

In Episode #134 we talk about Highly Available websites with Drupal.



Bonus Content: 

Mark Meier from Load Impact joins Nic and Stephen to demonstrate Load Testing with his product Load Impact. Mark has provided a very special offer to receive double the Virtual Users with a subscription.


  • Defining what we mean by high availability and defining availability with a customer.
  • High availability scenarios - “Today Show Affect”
  • Traffic patterns and history, understanding your customers needs and schedules
  • How to determine if a customer needs high availability
  • Implementing high availability - single points of failure, components of HA and overview of strategies
  • How to learn more about HA website implementations
    • Checkout Digital Ocean and Amazon AWS for learning and playing
    • HA is not point and click… heavy DEVOPS
  • HA Drupal providers
    • Acquia and Pantheon
  • Disaster recovery (a future show is needed for this)

Module of the Week: 

A splendid module with Christmas lights decoration that creates long lasting atmosphere of X-mas for you and the users of your website.


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