Scaling Drupal with Varnish and Content Delivery Networks

A typical site with some 50 contributed modules might only handle a dozen requests a second, but with proper configuration and server-side software, Drupal can scale to hundreds or thousands of requests a second.

This session will be breaking down the performance strategy used to power the Grammy Awards website, which endured a mind-blowing 230 million hits over 6 hours, with 15,000 new registered users over the same time period.

Technologies covered in this session:

  • Drupal's built-in caching mechanisms
  • PressFlow and Master/Slave databases
  • Akamai and Content Delivery Networks
  • Load balancing and reverse proxies
  • Varnish
  • Memcache
Sunday, 6/27
Time Slot:
4:45pm - 5:45pm
NC #1539 Aten Design Group
Skill Level: