Risk management is an important topic for all modern digital applications. Keeping your application highly available at the needed scale requires a firm understanding of how to manage risk in your application development and operational processes.
The following is a list of curated articles, videos, and other content by Lee related to risk management in modern digital applications.
Modern Digital Applications Podcast with Lee Atchison. Episode 4. In this episode, the hardest part of your cloud migration is moving your data to the cloud. Moving your data to the cloud, without suffering planned or unplanned downtime, can be a challenge.
An O'Reilly Safari course by Lee Atchison.
Using videos and reading from Architecting for Scale, Lee Atchison talks about risk management techniques that youc an apply to building large, scaled, microservice based applications.
This course is free for O’Reilly Safari members.
Want to reduce MTTR, reduce incidents and have a data driven discussion on investment allocation? Try what many modern software development and operations companies have implemented, an Enterprise Risk Matrix. Listen to Lee Atchison discuss risk management with Ken Gavranovic in this video interview.
Risk management is an important topic for building highly scalable, highly available web applications. As such, this book, Architecting for Scale by Lee Atchison, spends considerable time discussing risk management in the context of building and operating highly scaled applications.
This presentation by Lee, given at the GeekWire Cloud Summit in Seattle, WA in 2019, uses the concept of Service Tiers to describe how to mitigate risk in large, service-based applications. View the slides and watch a video of the presentation.
Moving your data is one of the trickiest parts of a cloud migration. In this blog post on the New Relic website, Lee discusses strategies for how to avoid downtime while migrating data to the cloud.
Service Tiers are one way of helping minimize the impact of service failures across service dependencies. They are a technique I learned while working at Amazon, and they are a technique I recommend to everyone I work with. This article points you to reference material on the topic.
The speed at which businesses are able to adopt cloud, and how they use it, can be impacted by where they’re based in the world. Some markets are much more proactive than others when it comes to new technology, and there are clear differences in which solutions are preferred. In spending time in Australia and New Zealand, I’ve made observations about how this part of the world adopts to new technology differently than other parts of the world, and in particular how ANZ is far more risk tolerant than countries such as Germany.