The Emmys Chooses Drupal 7
For those who watched the Primetime Emmys last night the content management system (CMS) used to support the website probably didn't matter all that much. That's because the site just worked, despite a heavy load of over 3 million page views (with a peak in a single hour of over 500,000).
Behind the scenes the site is the result of a lot of hard work from the DSire and Managed Services & Hosting team at Metal Toad. Built on Drupal 7, it's another showcase for the content management system becoming the "go to" for the entertainment industry.
This year, as an interesting side note, is the first year the website has been hosted completely on the cloud on AWS. Puppet was used heavily in being able to ramp up the 14+ servers required to deliver the site to the over 600,000 visitors who stopped by to check things out.
Congratulations to the Emmys staff, DSire and Metal Toad - and another big hurray for Drupal!