Talking Drupal
Talking Drupal is a weekly chat about web design and development by a group a guys with one thing in common, we love Drupal. With hosts Stephen Cross, John Picozzi and Nic Laflin.

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

Show Notes

  • 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.

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. Sign up fo Bonus content at


Stephen Cross - @stephencross

John Picozzi - @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - @nicxvan

Direct download: TalkingDrupal134.mp3
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