Articles by Lee

Learning from Incidents with Jeli

Learning from Incidents with Jeli

Incidents happen. They are unavoidable. Dealing with incidents is an art and a science, and there are many, many products, systems, and procedures that can help you create incident response processes in order to reduce the impact of incidents when they happen to your application.

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Thinkers360: 50 Books by Thought Leaders to Read in 2021

Thinkers360: 50 Books by Thought Leaders to Read in 2021

On December 3rd, Thinkers360 released their top 50 books by industry thought leaders that you should read in 2021. If you look at the second row, third book from the left, you’ll see my book, Architecting for Scale, 2nd edition. Each of these business and technology books are available from thought leaders across the industry.

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Common Cloud Adoption Mistakes No 3: Serverless Solves All My Problems

Common Cloud Adoption Mistakes No 3: Serverless Solves All My Problems

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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Common Cloud Adoption Mistakes No 2: Lift-n-Shift is a Cloud Migration

Common Cloud Adoption Mistakes No 2: Lift-n-Shift is a Cloud Migration

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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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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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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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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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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Why Saas Is the Best Way to Monitor on Premises Environments

Why Saas Is the Best Way to Monitor on Premises 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-premises technology environment does not mean you need an on-premises monitoring solution.

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