Lee@Scale

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

3 Strategies to Avoid Downtime When Migrating Data to the Cloud

3 Strategies to Avoid Downtime When Migrating Data to the Cloud

Moving your data is one of the trickiest parts of a cloud migration. During the migration, the location of your data can have a significant impact on the performance of your application.

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How to Maintain Availability When Using Multiple Aws Accounts

How to Maintain Availability When Using Multiple Aws Accounts

When building a modern, high-performant application at scale, it’s important to make sure the individual application instances are distributed across a variety of data centers in such a way that if any given data center goes offline, the application can continue to function relatively normally.

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How to Deal with Service Failures

How to Deal with Service Failures

It’s simple, really — services call other services and they take actions based on the responses from those services. Sometimes, that action is a success, sometimes it’s a failure. But whether it is a success or a failure depends on if the interaction meets certain requirements. In particular, the response must be predictable, understandable and reasonable for the given situation. This is important so that the service reading the response can make appropriate decisions and not propagate garbage results. When a service gets a response it does not understand, it can take actions based on the garbage response and those actions can have dangerous side effects to your service and your application.

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Cloud Computing Leaders to Follow Online

Cloud Computing Leaders to Follow Online

I’m proud to make this list of Cloud Computing Leaders to Follow Online: New Relic’s Cloud Computing Leaders to Follow Online Keeping up with how companies build, deploy, and manage applications and the infrastructure that supports them increasingly means keeping up with the latest developments in cloud computing.

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Expect serverless to become more mainstream

Expect serverless to become more mainstream

Serverless is a hotly discussed topic right now, and it seems to mean different things to different people. We caught up with Lee Atchison, Senior Director, Cloud Architecture at New Relic to discuss what serverless means to him, how it’s changing the way applications are developed and what implications serverless could have for infrastructure in the future.

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More Serverless Articles in ComputerWorld

More Serverless Articles in ComputerWorld

Continuing in the same manner, I added a third article to my series of articles on serverless computing that was published this summer in ComputerWorld. Here is a summary:5 tips to choose a serverless vendor Published July 22, 2019 The global serverless architecture market shows no signs of slowing down with multiple vendors offering their services in a fast-growing arena.

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Serverless Articles in ComputerWorld

Serverless Articles in ComputerWorld

I’ve published two articles in ComputerWorld this month, both on the topic of serverless. They are:

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An honest debate about on-premise vs cloud-based monitoring

An honest debate about on-premise vs cloud-based monitoring

Let’s have an honest debate about on-premise versus cloud app monitoring! Application monitoring is a modern necessity for technology-based businesses across every vertical. No matter whether you’re serving end customers or enterprise clients, a complete view of your applications and operating environment will help identify any problems before they escalate into serious customer service issues.

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How Service Tiers Can Help to Avoid Microservices Disasters

How Service Tiers Can Help to Avoid Microservices Disasters

Bringing down an entire application is easy. All it takes is the failure of a single service and the entire set of services that make up the application can come crashing down like a house of cards.

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Why SaaS is the best way to monitor on-premise environments

Why SaaS is the best way to monitor on-premise environments

It’s past time to debunk an idea that’s somehow still kicking around in application performance monitoring circles. Put simply, just because you have an on-premise technology environment does not mean you need an on-premise monitoring solution.

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