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lee atchison modern digital applications podcast“Modern Digital Applications” is an engaging and informative podcast series produced for corporate decision-makers and executives who are looking to build and grow their digital business with the help of modern applications and processes, and who want to learn more about developing an effective software strategy for today’s fast-moving business environment.

Your host is Lee Atchison, a recognized industry thought leader in cloud computing and a published author with more than 30 years of experience. Join Lee and his guests—technology experts from a wide range of industries and disciplines—as they present lively discussions on topics such as modernizing your web applications, reducing risk and downtime during cloud migrations, the future of serverless, and much more.

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Amazon Web Services provides a cloud certification program to encourage and enable growing your AWS cloud technical skills to help you grow your career and your business. Have you wondered what it takes to become AWS certified? In this episode, join me with Kevin Downs, a trial by fire expert on the AWS certification program,...
Likelihood and Severity. Two different measures for two different aspects of measuring risk in a modern digital application. They are both measures of risk, but they measure different things. What is the difference between likelihood and severity? And why does it matter? In this episode, I’ll discuss Likelihood and Severity, how they are different, and...
Building a scalable application that has high availability is not easy. Problems can crop up in unexpected ways that can cause your application to stop working and stop serving your customer’s needs. No one can anticipate where problems will come from and no amount of testing will identify and correct all issues. Some issues end...
We often hear that being able to scale your application is important. But why is it important? Why do we need to be able to suddenly, and without notice, scale our application to handle double, triple, or even ten times the load it is currently experiencing? Why is scaling important? In this episode, I am...
Ken Gavranovic was the Executive Vice President and GM for product at New Relic. In early 2019, Ken and I were in Boston together for an event, and we recorded an interview discussion about Risk Management in modern digital applications. Both Ken and I have experience dealing with Risk Management issues in current and past...
Modern applications require high availability. Our customers expect it, our customers demand it. But building a modern scalable application that has high availability is not easy and does not happen automatically. Problems happen. And when problems happen, availability suffers. Sometimes availability problems come from the simplest of places, but sometimes they can be highly complex....
Modern applications require high availability. Our customers expect it, our customers demand it. But building a modern scalable application that has high availability is not easy and does not happen automatically. Problems happen. And when problems happen, availability suffers. Sometimes availability problems come from the simplest of places, but sometimes they can be highly complex....
In this episode, we know that using multiple availability zones helps increase your application availability and resiliency by distributing our application across multiple disperse data centers. But did you know that availability zones don’t necessarily give you the separation you expect? In fact, it is entirely possible to have two instances of a service running...
This is a special edition of Modern Digital Applications. July 9th, 2018 was the launch of a podcast episode. It was an episode of the “Modern Software Podcast”, a podcast sponsored by New Relic, and hosted by New Relic’s Fredric Paul and Tori Wieldt. This particular episode was titled “The Great Serverless Debate”. It was...
The second edition of my book, Architecting for Scale, is now available! Links and More Information Book Website (https://architectingforscale.com) Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/Architecting-Scale-Maintain-Availability-Manage/dp/1492057177/) O’Reilly (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920274308.do) Special Report Hello everyone and welcome to Modern Digital Applications. This is just a very quick news break… The second edition of my book, Architecting for Scale, is now available! This edition...