A hitchhikers guide to the cloud, or anywhere else your customer might want your Drupal app
Application deployment is changing once again. Originally, server farms were the norm. Over time that transitioned to shared hosting or colocation. Then the new fad became virtualization. Now it’s the cloud. But throughout this evolution the one thing that has hasn’t changed is how crucial it is to ensure that customer get up and running quickly and successfully. While going the SaaS route seems like a “slam dunk”, maintaining infrastructure and dealing with regulatory concerns is a pain.
In this talk, I’ll explore how a customer experiences the go live process, and how you as a Drupal developer need to rethink the definition of a successful deployment in today’s complex deployment world.