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Ramakrishnan Palaninathan
Ramakrishnan Palaninathan
AWS Guest Author
 Oct 20, 2023 7 min read

PBS speeds deployment and reduces costs with AWS Fargate

This blog post was co-authored by Mike Norton – VP Cloud Services & Operations, PBS, Warrick St. Jean – Sr. Director Solution Architect, PBS, and Brian Link – Director, Technical Operations, PBS


PBS is a private, nonprofit corporation, founded in 1969, whose members are America’s public TV stations. They have been an AWS customer for over 10 years using around 100 services. This post about PBS’s success using Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) and AWS Fargate. This post covers their 10-year journey in the cloud. Also, we’ll cover how PBS evolved to use Amazon ECS and AWS Fargate to optimize their resilience, scalability, cost, and application development.

Solution overview


In 2009, the PBS cloud journey began by utilizing Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and RightScale to address their infrastructure requirements. As they progressed, PBS incorporated AWS OpsWorks, using Chef 12 and its recipes. AWS OpsWorks proved to be a useful tool for …