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NOLA Plone Symposium 2008 a Success

Director of Engineering Calvin Hendryx-Parker was a featured presenter at the recent Plone Symposium held in New Orleans June 2nd -6th, 2008.
Hendryx-Parker's talk on “Cross training for your Plone deployment” was very well attended. He used a live benchmark approach to reveal the secrets of reaching peak performance by going through a series of steps to configure software and hardware.
The presentation covered hardware preparation steps (disk performance, memory, CPU), Nginx configuration, Squid tuning, and load balancers setup. It also addressed CacheFu best practices to speed up an authenticated users' experience. To support his points, Hendryx-Parker demoed a race between two setups: Plone with just Zope on the front-end versus Plone with a ZEO Cluster, Nginx and Squid.

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