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BlackMesh CEO to Present at DrupalCon D.C.

February 26
23:17 2009

Hosting NewsHerndon, VA – BlackMesh CEO, Eric Mandel, will address two separate topics at DrupalCon D.C., the official Drupal unconference that attracts the most talented open source developers and innovative web shops in the world and brings them together to share knowledge and make decisions on the future of Drupal.

Mandel will lead a panel of industry experts on an in-depth discussion of “Drupal Hosting Options”. The panel will review the crowded and convoluted world of Drupal hosting, address the pros and cons of current hosting options for Drupal – from shared to cloud to virtual to dedicated hosting – as well as discuss what options will be available in the future.

In addition to the panel, Eric Mandel will discuss “Optimizing the LAMP Stack for Drupal” in a standalone presentation at DrupalCon. Mandel will discuss Drupal code changes as well as address optimizations throughout the LAMP stack. The focus will be on the configuration of Drupal, PHP, the database and the web server. Attendees will learn new ways to optimize and scale their Drupal server by optimizing the entire LAMP stack, to be able to better locate bottle necks and identify resolutions.

Eric Mandel, CEO of BlackMesh, a provider of information technology solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, has led the strategic direction of the company since 2003, building a strong base of global, diverse customers and growing the company by 100 percent each year. With over 16 years of experience, Mandel is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, addressing the many technology issues that face today’s emerging companies.

DrupalCon D.C.
Washington, D.C. Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001

Drupal Hosting Options
Wednesday, March 4, 2008
OpenCalais Room

Optimizing Your LAMP Stack for Drupal
Wednesday, March 4, 2008
Lerdorf Room

About Blackmesh
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Herndon, Va., BlackMesh is an award-winning provider of information technology solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. BlackMesh specializes in the design, deployment, and administration of robust, innovative managed hosting and managed services in both off-site and on-site locations. Combining powerful, high-performance technologies with world-class service and support, BlackMesh provides its customers with the tools they need to lower costs, accelerate growth, increase agility and improve efficiency. For more information, visit

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