UTCS Corporate Connection/FoCS: "Amazon Info Session"/Geoff Pare/Amazon, ACES 2.402, Tuesday, February 9, 2010, Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
Feb 9, 2010 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Type of Talk: UTCS Corporate Connection/FoCS


liation: Geoff Pare/Amazon

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 5:

00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location: ACES 2.402

Host: FoCS

Talk T

itle: Amazon Info Session

Talk Abstract: What is Auto Scaling? Both

a paradigm and an essential feature of the EC2 cloud computing platform, a

uto scaling allows you to increase availability, reduce cost, and automat

e the muck of managing applications in the cloud.

EC2 Auto Scaling is

a control system incorporating feedback from performance metrics, meddling
users, and the ephemeral cloud to automate the management of highly avail

able applications in a cost effective manner. This talk will present an ov

erview of EC2 Auto Scaling, the value of auto scaling as a paradigm, and

tips for how to leverage it to build highly available distributed systems i

n the cloud.

Speaker Bio: Geoff Pare is a Software Development Enginee

r and Technical Lead for EC2 Auto Scaling Geoff has spent the previous 5 ye

ars with Amazon working on its massively distributed build, deployment, a

nd infrastructure management systems. Geoff believes cloud computing is al

ready a game changing technology, and it''s only just begun.