The Emmys Chooses Drupal 7

Emmys.com on iPad

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!

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About the Author

Joaquin Lippincott, CEO

Joaquin is a 20+ year technology veteran helping to lead businesses in the move to the Cloud. He frequently speaks on panels about the future of tech ranging from IoT and Machine Learning to the latest innovation in the entertainment industry.  He has helped to modernize software for industry leaders like Sony, Daimler, Intel, the Golden Globes, Siemens Wind Power, ABC, NBC, DC Comics, Warner Brothers & the Linux Foundation.

As the CEO and Founder of Metal Toad, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, his primary job is to "get the right people in the room".  This one responsibility is cross-functional and includes both external business development functions as well as internal delegation and leadership development.

A UCLA alumni, he also serves in the community as a Board Member for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, and Stand for Children Oregon - a public education political advocacy group. As an outspoken advocate for entry-level job creation in tech he helped found the non-profit, P4TH, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of entry-level jobs in the tech industry, and is in the process of organizing an Advisory Board for the Bixel Exchange, a Los Angeles non-profit that provides almost 200 tech internships every year.

 

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