overcoming it complexity

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 >

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 >

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Business Breakthrough 3.0

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 >

Uptycs, February 2022

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 for creating and managing any cloud application infrastructure.

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caching at scale with redis

Redis Labs, July 2021

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.

O’Reilly Media, July 2021

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 that simple access point. You’ll learn how and why these techniques constantly need to keep up with modern application development, and the growing sophistication of those who maliciously tamper with them.

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what is polycloud?

O’Reilly Media, May 2021

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.

Books with contributions by Lee Atchison

97 Things Every Cloud Engineer Should Know

O’Reilly Media, Dec. 2020

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 cloud engineering role. Read Lee’s contributed chapter, “Failing a Cloud Migration.”

O’Reilly Media, Oct. 2021

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 problems.

97 Things Every Information Security Professional Should Know