We talked about scaling challenges we face doing nonprofit campaigns for the Case Foundation. These are typically limited-time campaigns, with press releases or other promotion.
Our challenge has been supporting relatively high loads for a short time — without going broke. Amazon’s EC2 servers-on-demand have been great for this. Here’s how we use AWS, and architectural issues anyone will face hosting Drupal on the Amazon cloud.
Update: Alan Doucette was kind enough to post video of the talk. Thanks, Alan!