Articles by Lee

Architecting for Scale Second Edition Is Now Available

Architecting for Scale Second Edition Is Now Available

It’s now available! The second edition of my book, Architecting for Scale, is now available for purchase! The e-book version and the Safari online versions are immediately available. The paperback version will be shipping on March 17th.

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Can't Scale? Time to Go Out of Business

Can't Scale? Time to Go Out of Business

Why is it essential that your application scale? Why is it necessary that you architect your application in such a way that nothing is more important than keeping your systems highly available?

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The Fundamentals: Examples of Hybrid Cloud Deployment Models

The Fundamentals: Examples of Hybrid Cloud Deployment Models

Cloud-based solutions have become the norm for companies across the globe. More specifically, a recent Forrester study indicates 88% of organizations are adopting a hybrid IT approach, and 89% acknowledge that adoption includes a dedicated hybrid cloud strategy.

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Availability Versus Reliability

Availability Versus Reliability

Availability and reliability are two similar but very different concepts. When building a highly scaled, highly available web application, it is important to understand the difference between them. Reliability generally refers to the quality of a system.

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Scaling via Data Partitioning Be Very Careful

Scaling via Data Partitioning Be Very Careful

Data partitioning is a common practice to make use of multiple databases to store larger datasets or datasets accessed at a higher frequency than a single database can handle. It’s a common practice used in large Software as a Service (SaaS) systems for scaling to handle larger quantities of traffic.

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Amazon EKS Price Drop

Amazon EKS Price Drop

On January 21, 2020, Amazon announced a reduction in the cost of their Elastic Kubernetes Service. The cost to run a cluster in EKS went from 20c per hour to 10c per hour.

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Whats Next Modernising Applications Following Cloud Migration

Whats Next Modernising Applications Following Cloud Migration

In 2020, many organisations have already embarked on some form of cloud migration, as part of their wider digital transformation strategy involving the adoption of DevOps, cloud-native solutions, and modern software technologies.

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Lee Atchison - Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Cloud Computing

Lee Atchison - Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Cloud Computing

Congratulations to Lee Atchison who is listed #13 on the Thinkers 360 Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Cloud Computing list for January 2020. The list, created by Thinkers 360, provides a holistic measure of thought leadership and authentic influence.

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Service Tiers

Service Tiers

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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How to Modernize Enterprise Web Applications

How to Modernize Enterprise Web Applications

Five guiding principles for building, managing, monitoring, and maintaining state-of-the-art web applications Modern web applications have a lot riding on them. Our customers depend on them, and our business depends on them.

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