Lee@Scale

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

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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Are You Ready to Scale Your Digital Business

Are You Ready to Scale Your Digital Business

We often hear that being able to scale your application is essential. But why is it important? Why do we need to be able to suddenly, and without notice, scale our application to handle double, triple, ten times the load it is currently experiencing?

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New Serverless Curated List

New Serverless Curated List

Serverless has become more and more mainstream. Cloud services like AWS Lambda are being deployed into critical production use cases. But is Lambda all there is to serverless? What else does serverless have to offer?

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Need to Increase Security Move Your Data to the Public Cloud

Need to Increase Security Move Your Data to the Public Cloud

Sounds backwards, doesn’t it? Typically, the most logical answer for what to do with your most sensitive data is to keep it locked up and held close to your chest. The least likely place to put sensitive data is in the public cloud.

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MDA Episode #11 - How to Improve Application Availability, p2

MDA Episode #11 - How to Improve Application Availability, p2

Episode #11 – How to Improve Application Availability, p2 Modern applications require high availability. Our customers expect it, our customers demand it. But building a modern scalable application that has high availability is not easy and does not happen automatically.

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