DevOps

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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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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Edge impact on DevOps - L8ist Sh9y Podcast

Edge impact on DevOps - L8ist Sh9y Podcast

Joining us this week is Lee Atchison, Sr. Director of Strategic Architecture, New Relic. Author of Architecting for Scale on O’Reilly and recent speaker at AWS ReInvent ’19 — Cloud Computing in an Edge World .

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2019 DevOps Predictions

2019 DevOps Predictions

DEVOPSdigest invited DevOps experts — analysts and consultants, users and the top vendors — for their predictions on how DevOps and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2019.

This was presented in a 9 part series, and contained predictions from many experts in the area.

I contributed two predictions that were published in the series.

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Lee Atchison to Keynote at xMatters' Flow 2018

Lee Atchison to Keynote at xMatters' Flow 2018

Join me at the xMatter’s Flow 18 conference on October 22-24 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago, where I will be giving one of the keynotes for the conference. I will be giving my newly created “Keeping Modern Applications Performing – Driving Insights to Action within the Enterprise” talk, where it will make its North American debut. This will be hot on the trail after giving it down under in Sydney and Melbourne Australia the week before.

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Microservice Architectures: What They Are and Why You Should Use Them

Microservice Architectures: What They Are and Why You Should Use Them

Microservices is a hot topic in software development circles these days. And for some very good reasons.

Put simply, the traditional way of building enterprise applications—using a monolithic approach—has become problematic as applications get larger and more complex. So developers are turning to a microservices software development architecture, in which applications are structured as collections of loosely coupled services. This makes them easier to build, and—more importantly—much easier to expand and scale.

Let’s take a closer look at how a microservices approach differs from a monolithic one, and examine their relative strengths and weaknesses.

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Key Takeaways from Continuous Discussions Podcast: The DevOps Toolchain

Key Takeaways from Continuous Discussions Podcast: The DevOps Toolchain

On July 17th, I was fortunate enough to take part in a podcast jointly sponsored by Electric Cloud and DZone titled “Continuous Discussions: The DevOps Toolchain”. The podcast was a panel discussion with a variety of DevOps experts from around the industry. I was fortunate enough to be included on this panel.

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Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Podcast, Episode 89: The DevOps Toolchain

Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Podcast, Episode 89: The DevOps Toolchain

Episode 89: The DevOps Toolchain Tools must be able to integrate with each other and provide insight into the entire process. Check out the latest Continuous Discussions podcast for insights like this.

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DevOps Reading List: Top 30 Best DevOps Books You Should Read In 2018

DevOps Reading List: Top 30 Best DevOps Books You Should Read In 2018

The #1 book on their list is “Architecting for Scale” book by Lee Atchison. As the article says:

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