Modern Applications/Modern Organizations

Building and operating modern applications at scale in modern organizations.

30 Jul 2021

Cloud Myth: Serverless Solves All My Problems

By |2021-07-30T13:43:32-07:00July 30th, 2021|Cloud Adoption & Migration|0 Comments

It’s easy to get caught up in the hype of the cloud, and the latest and greatest cloud service offering often seem like the solution to all your problems. However, like any new technology, understanding how and where to apply the technology is critical to successfully using the technology. This most certainly applies to the

14 Jul 2021

Dear Andy

By |2021-07-14T14:36:27-07:00July 14th, 2021|Cloud Adoption & Migration|Comments Off on Dear Andy

An Open Letter to Amazon’s New CEO About How to Lead Amazon into the Middle of the 21st Century Dear Andy, Congratulations on becoming CEO of Amazon. It seems like only yesterday that I worked with you at AWS, starting the Elastic Beanstalk service in 2009. You’ve done an amazing job with AWS over these

11 Jul 2021

Was the Pentagon Smart to Ditch a Single Cloud Strategy and Embrace Multicloud Instead?

By |2021-07-12T21:36:05-07:00July 11th, 2021|Cloud Adoption & Migration|Comments Off on Was the Pentagon Smart to Ditch a Single Cloud Strategy and Embrace Multicloud Instead?

You may have seen the recent news that the Pentagon has decided to implement a multicloud strategy to replace the previous JEDI program. Essentially, Pentagon officials decided against a Microsoft-only cloud strategy and moved to a multi-vendor plan, which will now include Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, IBM, Oracle, and others. This decision is a great

25 Jun 2021

Cloud Myth: The Cloud Isn’t Secure

By |2021-07-12T21:27:55-07:00June 25th, 2021|Cloud Adoption & Migration|Comments Off on Cloud Myth: 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. In this series of articles, I’ll look at the top three mistakes people make when adopting the cloud.

9 Jun 2021

Lee Atchison joins InfoWorld as a regular contributor

By |2021-06-15T14:24:56-07:00June 9th, 2021|Default|Comments Off on Lee Atchison joins InfoWorld as a regular contributor

Stay tuned! On June 21st, I'm joining InfoWorld as a contributing author and will be publishing a bi-weekly article. I will bring you articles about cloud computing and application modernization. I'll have articles ranging from maintaining high availability to team organization. From data partitioning to sharding. From identity management to dealing with availability mistakes. From

12 Apr 2021

Is it SLA or SLO?

By |2021-06-28T17:42:44-07:00April 12th, 2021|Scale & Availability|Comments Off on Is it SLA or SLO?

In my mind, all service agreements are SLAs. Don't call them SLOs. What are SLAs? SLAs, or Service Level Commitments, are measuring a commitment to a given level of reliability and performance. In software terms, SLAs are usually described by commitments given to customers on the availability and operational readiness of a software application or

31 Mar 2021

Why is Single Ownership so Important to a STOSA Organization?

By |2021-06-15T14:11:12-07:00March 31st, 2021|Modern Organizations|Comments Off on Why is Single Ownership so Important to a STOSA Organization?

STOSA, or Single Team Oriented Service Architecture, is an important guiding principle for large organizations with many development teams that own and manage services comprising one or more applications. Modern organizations, operating modern applications at scale, require an ability to scale *their organization* as much as they require the ability to scale *their application*. As

23 Mar 2021

What is a STOSA Organization?

By |2021-06-15T14:10:50-07:00March 23rd, 2021|Modern Organizations|Comments Off on What is a STOSA Organization?

STOSA, or Single Team Oriented Service Architecture, is an important guiding principle for large organizations with many development teams that own and manage services comprising one or more applications. Modern organizations, operating modern applications at scale, require an ability to scale *their organization* as much as they require the ability to scale *their application*. As

14 Mar 2021

Welcome to Modern Applications/Modern Organizations!

By |2021-03-16T21:03:02-07:00March 14th, 2021|Default|Comments Off on Welcome to Modern Applications/Modern Organizations!

I've been writing articles, recording podcasts and webinars, and presenting live keynotes and other talks for many years. My Lee@Scale blog started in 2016 and focused on building highly scalable, high-availability web applications. I thank everyone who has read my articles and wrote to me to ask questions or make comments on the ideas and thoughts

Lee Atchison

Lee Atchison is a recognized industry thought leader in cloud computing. He has committed his career to architecting and building high scale, cloud-based, service oriented, SaaS applications. He has a specific expertise in building highly available systems.

Lee is a widely quoted thought leader in publications such as Diginomica, IT Brief, Programmable Web, CIO Review, and DZone. He has been a featured speaker at events across the globe from London to Sydney, Tokyo to Paris, and all over North America.

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