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. Lee is also the author of “Architecting for Scale,” a book published by O’Reilly Media. The second edition is now available here.

Polly Traylor caught up with Lee and asked him questions about his newly updated book. The following is the result of that discussion.