Deploy scalable, cost-effective websites in minutes using Solodev

By Mike Johnston January 25, 2017 Articles and Editorials

Solodev’s cloud infrastructure put them on the map at Amazon Web Services re:Invent 2016 beginning with the release of the new Solodev Web Experience Platform, when they were announced as one of twenty AWS partners to join AWS SaaS Subscriptions program shortly after becoming the world’s 1st Enterprise CMS available On-Demand. In addition to winning our People’s Choice Award for “Best Cloud CMS” of 2016, Solodev launched their first iteration for Windows on the AWS Marketplace. The combination of these major strategic moves has positioned Solodev as both an innovator and thought leader in enterprise cloud computing in the CMS space.

Before taking a deeper dive into Solodev’s Cloud Infrastructure, let’s look at a few of the core benefits of hosting your website in the cloud with Solodev and AWS:

  • Deploy content to customers anywhere in the world quickly, with no need to build a data center or find a co-location provider
  • Automatically scale capacity up and down as your business requires
  • Improve resource utilization and pay only for what you use

Now let’s take a deeper look at Solodev’s state of the art cloud architecture.

Scalability

Solodev utilizes several tools to help your website scale along with your business. Solodev employs Auto Scaling to maintain application availability and allows you to scale your server capacity up or down automatically per conditions you define. Auto Scaling can also automatically increase the number of server instances during demand spikes to maintain performance and decrease capacity during lulls to reduce costs.

Solodev utilizes Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) that provides simple, scalable file storage in the AWS Cloud. With Amazon EFS, storage capacity is elastic, growing and shrinking automatically as you add and remove files, so your applications have the storage they need, when they need it.

On top of scaling your website and file system, Solodev users benefit from Elastic Load Balancing that automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon servers. This enables Solodev users to achieve fault tolerance in their applications, seamlessly providing the required amount of load balancing capacity needed to route application traffic.

Global CDN

Solodev utilizes Amazon CloudFront, a global content delivery network (CDN) service that accelerates delivery of websites, APIs, video content or other web assets. It integrates with other Amazon Web Services products to give developers and businesses an easy way to accelerate content to end users with no minimum usage commitments.

Availability

A major benefit of being in the AWS Cloud is their multiple availability zones around the globe, as well as server redundancy for each layer of the technology stack, customers can attain extremely high levels of availability. For example, a high capacity event that could potentially degrade site access can trigger extra web servers operating round-robin, including reserve capacity in the second availability zone; a fully redundant file system in the second availability zone that is constantly syncing; master-master replication for database pairs; and a secondary load balancer in a redundant environment.

Security

Security is integral to the Solodev Platform and is embedded into every architectural layer. Firewall systems and IP-based restrictions protect their perimeter network and prevent unauthorized access to customer systems. Solodev utilizes security-monitoring applications that monitor for unusual activity and constantly screen for possible or actual security breaches. In an actual security event, Solodev Security and Engineering team members are alerted to promptly isolate any issues.

Additionally, to ensure the highest quality software environment, Solodev performs ongoing vulnerability scans and penetration testing. Solodev stands by the infrastructure supporting the their platform – any vulnerabilities are reviewed and patches are applied according to documented timelines and the severity of the vulnerability. To prevent unauthorized users from accessing a customer’s instance, Solodev also offers granular permission settings.

Solodev is currently offering a 14 Day Free Trial of the Solodev Web Experience Platform. This includes an instance of Solodev on an Amazon EC2 server as well as 50GB of storage, 2GB of memory, as well as email and chat support.

Mike Johnston

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