Books by Lee

Architecting for Scale

Architecting for Scale, 2nd Edition

How to Maintain High Availability and Manage Risk in the Cloud

O’Reilly Media, February 2020

Every day, companies struggle to scale critical applications. As traffic volume and data demands increase, these applications become more complicated and brittle, exposing risks and compromising availability. Now fully revised and updated, this practical guide provides techniques for building systems that can handle huge quantities of traffic and data—without affecting the quality your customers expect. Read more >

Business Breakthrough 3.0

Business Breakthrough 3.0

Executive Book Publishing, May 2023

Are you ready to break free of your old ways of doing business and transform your company from within?  Eager to build teams of engaged employees who bring their best selves to work – every day? Ready to weave sustainability and cultural longevity into the very fabric of your company? Then BUSINESS BREAKTHROUGH 3.0 is the book for you. Read more >

Overcoming IT Complexity

Overcoming IT Complexity

Simplify Operations, Enable Innovation,
and Cultivate Successful Cloud Outcomes

O’Reilly Media, January 2023

The cloud promises cost savings, agility, and more. But the increasing complexity of modern IT systems often prevents businesses from realizing the outcomes they sought by moving to the cloud in the first place. To succeed in the cloud, you must first manage the problems IT complexity creates. This practical guide will help. Read more >

Major Ebooks and Reports

What Is Polycloud?
Leveraging Cloud Differentiation in Modern Digital Applications
This report explores what polycloud is and how it compares to and differs from other cloud architectural models, including multicloud. C-suite and engineering executives will learn where, when, and how to take advantage of the polycloud paradigm—as well as when to specifically avoid using it.
Identity in Modern Applications
Maintaining and Validating Trust in Enterprise Identity Management
Mapping a person, place, or thing to a software resource in a verifiable manner is the basis of identity. Confirming that identity is a complex process, particularly when the identity mapping has to be verified. This report explains the modern identity management techniques available to safeguard tha...
Caching at Scale With Redis
Cloud Caching Techniques for Enterprise Applications
This is the only primer you need to understand what application caching is, why and when it’s needed, and how to get the best performance from your applications using advanced enterprise application caching techniques.
Architecting a Cloud Security Strategy
6 Strategies to Keep Your Cloud-Based Application Secure
As your business moves more of its operations to the cloud, it’s essential to have a solid cloud security strategy in place. Unfortunately, many companies don’t take the time to plan properly for cloud security, leading to serious vulnerabilities. This white paper discusses six essential strategies f...

Books with contributions by Lee Atchison

97 Things Every Information Security Professional Should Know
Whether you’re searching for new or additional opportunities, information security can be vast and overwhelming. This practical guide offers concise and useful tips from a diverse range of infosec experts to help you expand your skills and solve common issues by working through everyday security prob...
97 Things Every Cloud Engineer Should Know
If you create, manage, operate, or configure systems running in the cloud, you’re a cloud engineer—even if you work as a system administrator, software developer, data scientist, or site reliability engineer. With this book, professionals from around the world provide valuable insight into today’s cl...