Distributed Applications at Scale with the Elastic Container Service (ECS)

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The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation

5141 California Ave., Ste 200 · Irvine, CA

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Located at California and Bison; enter from California. Plenty of free parking will be available.

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Curd Zechmeister, Sr. Manager, Solutions Architecture at Amazon Web Services

Please join us for the second of the Orange County ACM Chapter's 2016 bi-monthly evening program series.


6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking

7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation

8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned

Event Details

This talk covers some of the core architectural principles underlying Amazon ECS, a highly scalable, high performance service to run and manage distributed applications using the Docker container engine.

We walk through a number of patterns used by our customers to run their microservices platforms, to run batch jobs, and for deployments and continuous integration.

We explore the advanced scheduling capabilities of Amazon ECS and dive deep into the Amazon ECS Service Scheduler, which optimizes for long-running applications by monitoring container health, restarting failed containers, and load balancing across containers.

Speaker Bio

Curd Zechmeister is a Senior Manager for Solutions Architecture at Amazon Web Services. He leads a team of solutions architects in the south-eastern United States located in Irvine, CA. In his role as a Principal Solutions Architect he works with commercial customers on IT strategy and transformation for cloud adoption.

Prior to joining Amazon Web Services in 2014, Curd spent 13 years with Coca-Cola in Atlanta, GA where he led a number of teams ranging from mid-range computing infrastructures teams, development teams and the Coca-Cola’s Enterprises Cloud Strategy Center of Excellence.

Curd is passionate about IT transformation, Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things.


This event is co-sponsored by the IEEE Orange County Computing Society.