In 2018 I wrote Forget AWS Lambda, so long Kubernetes, this is the future of serverless here on diginomica. My point in that article being that the future of computation was not going to be neither Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) offerings, such as AWS Lambda, nor the management of fleets of servers to operate containers, as is necessary for […]
The following is a list of articles that Lee Atchison has published in industry publications such as Diginomica, Network Computing, IT Brief, Computing, Programmable Web, CIO Review, and DZone.
Cloud-based solutions have become the norm for companies across the globe. More specifically, a recent Forrester study indicates 88% of organizations are adopting a hybrid IT approach, and 89% acknowledge that adoption includes a dedicated hybrid cloud strategy. How are IT infrastructure and ops teams managing data, applications, and infrastructure across the complexity of a […]
Written by: Lee Atchison, Published in: Information Age In 2020, many organisations have already embarked on some form of cloud migration, as part of their wider digital transformation strategy involving the adoption of DevOps, cloud-native solutions, and modern software technologies. With the growing expectations of customers and increasing concerns over reliability, scalability, and functionality of […]
Five guiding principles for building, managing, monitoring, and maintaining state-of-the-art web applications by: Lee Atchison 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. Modern web applications must scale to our biggest needs without suffering […]
Tech leaders in Australia and New Zealand are embracing cloud migration and the shift to digital transformation. New Relic’s recent global survey included 125 Australian IT leaders who shared that 30% had completed their digital transformation, and close to 65% were in varying stages of completion. Using the cloud as a critical business driver can […]
written by: Kevin Casey “First and foremost, the cloud provider is an expert in security. Use the tools and processes they provide and recommend in order to facilitate a highly secure environment,” said Lee Atchison, Senior Director of Cloud Architecture at New Relic. “These might differ from best practices you used on-premises, but that’s OK. AWS […]
Moving your data is one of the trickiest parts of a cloud migration. During the migration, the location of your data can have a significant impact on the performance of your application. If you don’t migrate the data at the same time you migrate the services using the data, you risk needing to access your […]
When building a modern, high-performant application at scale, it’s important to make sure the individual application instances are distributed across a variety of data centers in such a way that if any given data center goes offline, the application can continue to function relatively normally. This is an industry-wide best practice, and an important characteristic […]
It’s simple, really — services call other services and they take actions based on the responses from those services. Sometimes, that action is a success, sometimes it’s a failure. But whether it is a success or a failure depends on if the interaction meets certain requirements. In particular, the response must be predictable, understandable and reasonable for the given situation. This is important so that the service reading the response can make appropriate decisions and not propagate garbage results. When a service gets a response it does not understand, it can take actions based on the garbage response and those actions can have dangerous side effects to your service and your application.
Continuing in the same manner, I added a third article to my series of articles on serverless computing that was published this summer in ComputerWorld. Here is a summary: