Architecting for Scale

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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MDA Episode #13 - Why You Must Scale

MDA Episode #13 - Why You Must Scale

Episode #13 – Why You Must Scale 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?

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MDA Episode #12 - Risk Management With Ken Gavranovic

MDA Episode #12 - Risk Management With Ken Gavranovic

Episode #12 – Risk Management With Ken Gavranovic 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.

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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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Meet the Expert Lee Atchison on the Cloud

Meet the Expert Lee Atchison on the Cloud

Did you think moving to the cloud would be easy? You’re not alone. Countless CTOs admit now that they had no idea how hard it would be and that they would make many mistakes along the way.

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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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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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Cloud Computing Leaders to Follow Online

Cloud Computing Leaders to Follow Online

I’m proud to make this list of Cloud Computing Leaders to Follow Online: New Relic’s Cloud Computing Leaders to Follow Online Keeping up with how companies build, deploy, and manage applications and the infrastructure that supports them increasingly means keeping up with the latest developments in cloud computing.

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