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Gaming AWS with Docker : 70% Cost Reduction With 2x More Scale

Hi All,

I'm thrilled to announce our fifth meetup! Avi Cavale is going to talk about how using Docker containers has helped Shippable reduce cost of operations on Amazon EC2 by ~70%. We also have a lightning talk about latest SkyBase developments @ Lithium.

Our sponsors will provide food, beer, mixed drinks, schwag and projector. You bring the hard questions.

The meetup will be happening at 6:30PM on Tuesday, July 22nd. Here's what we have planned:


6:30 - 7:00 -- Doors open/ general socializing & food
7:00 - 7:15 -- Introductions & announcements
7:15 - 8:00 -- Main Presentation - Avi Cavale
8:00 - 8:15 -- Q&A
8:15 - 8:30 -- Skybase update
8:30 - 9:30 -- General socializing

Main Presentation Abstract:

Hosting costs are an area of major concern for most SaaS companies. These costs drive many important decisions around scale, pricing, and feasibility of a freemium business model. Running our service on Docker containers has helped us at Shippable reduce cost of operations on Amazon EC2 by ~70%, while also reducing deployment time. Shippable's software development workflow has become more efficient as a result and we can deploy service updates to production several times a day. Best of all, we can pass these savings on to our users. Avi Cavale will share our learnings and tips on how to 'containerize your hypervisors.

About the Presenter:

Avi Cavale is the CEO of Shippable, a continuous delivery platform built on Docker. Previously, Avi spent over a decade at Microsoft building highly scalable internet services and working on products like Xbox 360, Office365, Azure, and Kinect. His most recent role was as Director of Product Development at a Seattle startup. Avi has been a speaker at many conferences like Gluecon, Red Hat Summit and also several Meetups. In his free time, he likes perfecting his bird photography and chilling with scotch, his poison of choice.


225 Bush Street, 14th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

Please let me know if you have questions or would like to suggest or volunteer talks; my e-mail address is [masked].

Space is limited, so please RSVP.

See you all there!
cheers, Alex

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  • Avina

    Liked the presentation since I could get better understanding of Docker and Kubernetes.

    October 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    How do I use the elevator? I'm at the lobby.

    July 22, 2014

    • Giovanni G.

      Go to the east entrance (next to Well Fargo)

      July 22, 2014

  • Joseph S.

    Tonights meetup will be streamed and archived at .

    1 · July 22, 2014

  • Alex B.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone at the meetup tonight! Please arrive early for drinks, food and some socializing. We will start presentations at 7pm sharp.

    Don't forget to tweet @SFCloudOps with meetup photos and updates.

    We are located at 225 Bush Street on the 14th Floor.

    July 22, 2014

  • Alex B.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone at the meetup tomorrow!

    We got a great presentation, catered food will be served for those who arrive early and mixed drinks by our own in-house mixologist.

    We will also be raffling off a prize and cloudops tshirts at the end of the meetup, so make sure to pick up your raffle tickets when you get here.

    Tweet @SFCloudOps with meetup photos and updates to receive extra raffle tickets.

    July 21, 2014

  • Alex B.

    Help us promote this event and to show our appreciation, we will reward anyone who tweets the following with extra raffle tickets (last prize was a tablet and we now also have t-shirts).


    Join @SFCloudOps meetup - 7/22 @avinci will talk about gaming #awscloud for 70% cost reduction/2x scale using #docker

    July 18, 2014

  • Alex B.

    Looks like is inserting extra characters into the promo tweets making them longer than 140 characters. :| You can get the 140 character promo tweet here:

    July 18, 2014

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