As applications grow, two things begin to happen: they become significantly more complicated (and hence brittle), and they handle significantly larger traffic volume (which more novel and complex mechanisms manage). This can lead to a death spiral for an application, with users experiencing brownouts, blackouts, and other quality-of-service and availability problems. “But your customers don’t […]
Archives for July 2016
I had the rewarding opportunity of being a guest on theCUBE on Silicon Angle TV at the AWS Summit in Santa Clara, CA. You can find out more about the episode by clicking here, or watch a replay of the interview featuring John Gray, SVP Business Development at New Relic, and myself with hosts John Furrier […]
I was interviewed recently by O’Reilly Media about my book Architecting for Scale. This interview was recorded during the O’Reilly Velocity conference in Santa Clara, CA, on June 23, 2016. The video is available on YouTube, and can be viewed inline here:
Software Engineering Daily Podcast. Listen to Jeff Meyerson talk to Lee Atchison about Lee’s new book, “Architecting for Scale”, by O’Reilly Media. Lee Atchison spent seven years at Amazon working in retail, software distribution, and Amazon Web Services. He then moved to New Relic, where he has spent four years scaling the company’s internal architecture. […]
What a great day! On Tuesday, July 5, we officially expanded our annual FutureStack user conference beyond San Francisco, kicking off our new FutureStack16 Tour “across the pond” in London. Take a look at the article Customer Successes Take Center Stage at FutureStack London, I wrote that shows what a truly great day it was.