Success at scale: Preparing Drupal 8 for large events

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Senior Technical Account Manager, Acquia
All levels

Drupal 8 is capable of powering sites that are viewed at blistering speed by millions of users. Performance at this level, however, doesn’t come by accident, and developers have a key role to play in ensuring that Drupal can scale to these heights. All it takes is one poor decision, and your site can slow to a crawl for everyone.

In this talk, I’ll share my recent experience with preparing Drupal to drive content for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, one of the world’s largest international multi-sport events. At event time, we served 3.9b requests to 8.4m unique visitors over 11 days with no downtime or critical incidents. It was an unqualified success.

In my role as a Technical Account Manager at Acquia, I’m responsible for steering my customers to success with Drupal and Acquia products. I’m passionate about working with DevOps Engineers, and helping them understand the role they have to play in large scale Drupal.