How I Sold Our Web Servers and Moved to the Cloud

At NTEN, the nonprofit tech conference, last year I met a developer who was really exited. One of the vendors on the floor was giving away Pentium 3 processors, and he had a box that could use an extra boost.

Me, I never touch hardware anymore. In fact, I don’t really know how many servers we’ve got – or where they are. Amazon knows. About six months ago we switched all our production servers to Amazon’s EC2 cloud infrastructure.

As for how we moved to Amazon – and why we did it – check out this set of slides:

Frank of Phase2 Technology and I put these together for today’s Northern Virginia Drupal Meetup. Thanks to everybody who came out for a listen.