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MDA Episode #6 - Modernizing and Dynamic Infrastructures

MDA Episode #6 - Modernizing and Dynamic Infrastructures

Episode #6 – Modernizing and Dynamic Infrastructures In this episode, modern web applications have a lot riding on them. Our customers depend on them, and our business depends on them. Without modern web applications, many businesses would not survive.

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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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Lee in Diginomica — Two of the Top Six Articles of the Year

Lee in Diginomica — Two of the Top Six Articles of the Year

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Cloud adoption: How do Australia & New Zealand stack up?

Cloud adoption: How do Australia & New Zealand stack up?

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 the following observations about local cloud adoption trends.

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Don’t fall off the edge – why IoT still needs the cloud

Don’t fall off the edge – why IoT still needs the cloud

What does edge computing and IoT mean to you? Temperature probes monitoring crops? Micro drones monitoring wind speed in the atmosphere? Electronic GPS trackers embedded within your boxed shipments? Refrigerators that tell you when you need a gallon of milk? Fully automated homes with magical lighting and security systems?

When we hear about the Internet of Things (IoT) and the whole field of edge computing, many people think of these novel and rather futurist use cases. But we don’t have to look that far in order to see our world already full of interconnected devices on the ‘edge’ of the cloud. It’s a reality today:

  • A Point-of-Sale device at your brick-and-mortar store;
  • The package scanner used by any delivery service;
  • A mobile app to order ahead your cup of coffee or donut;
  • Even your web browser that is running more and more sophisticated applications closer to the end user.

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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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Beyond lift and shift: Digital transformation through the cloud

Beyond lift and shift: Digital transformation through the cloud

Traditionally, cloud has been positioned as a cost-effective method of hosting applications. While this mindset has led to some positive cloud migration cases and effective cloud-native application development, the opportunities go much further for ambitious businesses wanting to make the most of the move to the cloud. A cloud-initiated transformation within a business can be the mechanism for providing consistent customer experiences on a global scale.

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The 2018 Pivot For Dynamic Apps, DevOps: Live Deployment Monitoring Takes Center Stage Away From Container Orchestration

The 2018 Pivot For Dynamic Apps, DevOps: Live Deployment Monitoring Takes Center Stage Away From Container Orchestration

“The yin-yang of dynamic apps and DevOps may come into a new balance in 2018. Container orchestration will be less important, while monitoring live deployments will become the crucial focus. This shift comes in large part due to big steps in Amazon Web Services, says Lee Atchison, senior director of strategic architecture at New Relic.

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The Dynamic Cloud: Availability And Scalability For Your Biggest Days

The Dynamic Cloud: Availability And Scalability For Your Biggest Days

Does this story sound familiar?

It’s the day of the big game. You invite a bunch of your friends over to watch on your brand-new 75-inch Ultra-HD Super Deluxe TV. You’ve got the beer. You’ve got your snacks laid out. Everything’s ready to go. The game is about to start.

When, all of a sudden, the power goes out, the lights flicker off, and the TV goes dark. For you and your friends, it’s game over.

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Five Revealing Differences In Cloud Adoption Around The World

Five Revealing Differences In Cloud Adoption Around The World

I recently went on a global tour covering eleven cities, seven countries, and three continents. During this roadshow I had the opportunity to meet in a variety of public and private forums with a broad array of companies. The common theme among all the individuals I spoke with was a desire to use the cloud within their organization, and how they could measure the effectiveness of their cloud operations.

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