Lee Atchison

Who Is Lee Atchison?

Cloud strategist, thought leader, industry expert

Lee Atchison is a software architect, author, public speaker, and recognized thought leader on cloud computing and application modernization. His most recent book, Architecting for Scale (O’Reilly Media), is an essential resource for technical teams looking to maintain high availability and manage risk in their cloud environments. Lee has been widely quoted in multiple technology publications, including Cloud Native Now (formerly Container Journal), InfoWorld, Diginomica, IT Brief, Programmable Web, CIO Review, and DZone, and has been a featured speaker at events across the globe. 

Lee has more than three decades of industry experience, including seven years at Amazon, where he built the company’s Elastic Beanstalk service. In addition, Lee built Amazon’s first software download store and led its retail website’s early migration to a service-based architecture. Lee also spent eight years at observability software provider New Relic, helping grow the company’s product architecture from early startup stage to the large enterprise SaaS business it is today. Lee is also the author of the operational framework STOSA, which helps companies modernize and scale their organizations in a modern world.

To begin learning from Lee, see a full list of his books and available online courses. Also be sure to check out Lee’s Cloud Native Now column, where he writes regularly about cloud computing. He also has a regular blog and hosts the Modern Digital Business podcast.

Lee provides consulting services for organizations that want to modernize and move their applications into the cloud. To book a consultation with Lee, schedule a call.

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Praise for Lee Atchison

“Lee is an outstanding architect and director/manager. He has a passion for excellence that shows in his work and through the work of his team. On top of that, he is able to lead by example as his ability to develop is second to none.”

—Ken Gavranovic, CEO, EVP, GM

“I love working with Lee: so talented, customer-centric, always well prepared, collaborative, and willing to go the extra mile to make our customers successful.”

—Caroline Salen, Global Director

“I urge you, in your journey as part of this exciting explosion of new systems and products and companies, to do the same: to learn from Lee in building your systems for scale.”

—Bjorn Freeman-Benson, CTO, VP Engineering

Key to his capabilities and influence