Lee@Scale

Lee@Scale is a blog containing information, events, stories, articles, and publications by and about Lee Atchison.

MDA Episode #16 - AWS Certifications with Kevin Downs

MDA Episode #16 - AWS Certifications with Kevin Downs

Episode #16 – AWS Certifications Amazon Web Services provides a cloud certification program to encourage and enable growing your AWS cloud technical skills to help you grow your career and your business.

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Common Cloud Adoption Mistakes No 3: Serverless Solves All My Problems

Common Cloud Adoption Mistakes No 3: Serverless Solves All My Problems

Cloud computing is mainstream. That’s a fact. Chances are if your company isn’t already extensively using the cloud, it is planning on doing so in the very near future. But be careful…there are many mistakes that companies new to the cloud make when they begin looking into cloud adoption.

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MDA Episode #15 - Likelihood and Severity

MDA Episode #15 - Likelihood and Severity

Episode #15 – Likelihood and Severity Likelihood and Severity. Two different measures for two different aspects of measuring risk in a modern digital application. They are both measures of risk, but they measure different things.

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Common Cloud Adoption Mistakes No 2: Lift-n-Shift is a Cloud Migration

Common Cloud Adoption Mistakes No 2: Lift-n-Shift is a Cloud Migration

Cloud computing is mainstream. That’s a fact. Chances are if your company isn’t already extensively using the cloud, it is planning on doing so in the very near future. But be careful…there are many mistakes that companies new to the cloud make when they begin looking into cloud adoption.

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Common Cloud Adoption Mistakes No 1: The Cloud Isn’t Secure

Common Cloud Adoption Mistakes No 1: The Cloud Isn’t Secure

Cloud computing is mainstream. That’s a fact. Chances are if your company isn’t already extensively using the cloud, it is planning on doing so in the very near future. But be careful…there are many mistakes that companies new to the cloud make when they begin looking into cloud adoption.

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Opsramp Interview: Why Applications Fail and What to Do About It

Opsramp Interview: Why Applications Fail and What to Do About It

Lee Atchison is a recognized industry thought leader in cloud computing and has significant experience architecting and building high scale, cloud-based, service oriented, SaaS applications. Formerly the Senior Director for Cloud Architecture at New Relic, Lee is now the owner of Atchison Technology LLC, a cloud consulting and advising firm.

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MDA Episode #14 - Five Causes of Poor Availability

MDA Episode #14 - Five Causes of Poor Availability

Episode #14 – Five Causes of Poor Availability Building a scalable application that has high availability is not easy. Problems can crop up in unexpected ways that can cause your application to stop working and stop serving your customer’s needs.

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Five Causes of Poor Availability to Watch Out For

Five Causes of Poor Availability to Watch Out For

This is it – this is the big day you’ve been waiting for. You’ve received that big celebrity endorsement. They’ve sent the tweet out – you’re ecstatic! The orders are flooding in; all is well.

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MDA Episode #13 - Why You Must Scale

MDA Episode #13 - Why You Must Scale

Episode #13 – Why You Must Scale We often hear that being able to scale your application is important. But why is it important? Why do we need to be able to suddenly, and without notice, scale our application to handle double, triple, or even ten times the load it is currently experiencing?

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MDA Episode #12 - Risk Management With Ken Gavranovic

MDA Episode #12 - Risk Management With Ken Gavranovic

Episode #12 – Risk Management With Ken Gavranovic Ken Gavranovic was the Executive Vice President and GM for product at New Relic. In early 2019, Ken and I were in Boston together for an event, and we recorded an interview discussion about Risk Management in modern digital applications.

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