Running and Auto Scaling Geoserver and PostgreSQL/PostGIS without managing servers in the AWS Cloud
10-16, 08:00–12:00 (Pacific/Auckland), WF602

Learn how to run a multi-tiered auto scaled Geoserver environment in a container based serverless deployment on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

This lab will introduce running GeoServer on AWS. GeoServer is an OGC compliant implementation of a number of open standards including Web Feature Service (WFS), Web Map Service (WMS), and Web Coverage Service (WCS).
The workshop will walk you through the steps required to launch the Geoserver standard docker distribution and host this on AWS Fargate. AWS Fargate is a serverless, pay-as-you-go compute engine that lets you focus on building applications without managing servers.
GeoServer can leverage a variety of data sources including PostgreSQL/PostGIS. PostGIS is a spatial database extender for the PostgreSQL object-relational database. With AWS support for PostgreSQL/PostGIS available in Aurora Serverless we will explore connecting GeoServer to a PostgreSQL source to illustrate a multi-tier architecture. We will explore scaling out the GeoServer web tier and including a shared file service using Elastic File Service (EFS).
Audience will be Geoserver admins/users that are interested in running Geoserver on AWS in a highly available fashion with minimal server management needs.

Prerequisite skills:
- Attendees should have an AWS account and some familiarity with the AWS console.

Preparation required:
- You will need an AWS account.
- Bring your laptop for this hands-on session.
- Be able to log into the provided Wi-Fi

Book your ticket here:

A total of 25 spaces are available.

John is a Principal Solutions Architect with the National Security team at Amazon Web Services (AWS). John assists Public Sector customers and partners architect Cloud solutions using the AWS platform. John was previously the Head of Security Assurance for Australia and New Zealand at AWS in Canberra Australia. He is passionate about removing regulatory and other barriers of cloud adoption for customers. John has been working with Government customers at AWS for over 9 years, as the first employee for the ANZ Public Sector team.
John has over 40 years’ experience in Information Technology and Research areas across a broad range of areas. John has extensive Public Sector, Defence and Intelligence experience including postings into Australian and US Intelligence agencies in integrated Military and Civilian teams.
John worked in the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) as a Senior Research Scientist leading teams undertaking Image Analysis and Distributed Systems research.
Before joining AWS he had senior roles at Microsoft and IBM providing Architectural advice to Federal Government customers.