The dream of serverless is to enable companies to focus on making their application work, rather than getting tied up with managing infrastructure. Serverless is actually a misnomer: there are still servers, but your cloud provider runs them and dynamically manages the allocation of machine resources. The idea is that a company then only needs […]
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.
Let’s have an honest debate about on-premise versus cloud app monitoring! Application monitoring is a modern necessity for technology-based businesses across every vertical. No matter whether you’re serving end customers or enterprise clients, a complete view of your applications and operating environment will help identify any problems before they escalate into serious customer service issues.
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. Just one minor error from a non-critical service can be disastrous to the entire application. There are, of course, many ways to prevent dependent services from failing. However, adding extra resiliency in non-critical services also adds complexity and cost, and sometimes it is not needed. Read the entire article today in The New Stack.
It’s past time to debunk an idea that’s somehow still kicking around in application performance monitoring circles. Put simply, just because you have an on-premise technology environment does not mean you need an on-premise monitoring solution. In fact, an on-premise monitoring solution has many disadvantages, even when dealing with purely on-premise environments. Read the entire article today in Diginomica.
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.
Diginomica published their top six articles for 2018. Number one on the list is Lee’s “Forget AWS Lambda, so long Kubernetes – this is the future of serverless” article. Lee had two of the six top articles for all of 2018. See these two articles, and the rest of the top six on Diginomica.
When it comes to executing a successful cloud-migration, only organisations willing to fully embrace the agility and flexibility required – and not just use the cloud as a cost-effect way to store and host applications – will fully reap the rewards. So, what’s holding businesses back from going all-in for the cloud? • Click here […]
For many enterprises, finding success in the cloud is still a daunting challenge. Too often, organisations set overly high expectations for the benefits of the cloud while underestimating the amount of work required. In many cases, the biggest error comes from thinking about the cloud in the wrong way. Most people think of cloud migration […]
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 […]
Migrating to the cloud is easy, right? What could possibly go wrong? There are at least four things I can think of. Often, when we begin a cloud migration, we come in with lofty expectations. As the migration progresses, however, we often find that moving to the cloud isn’t necessarily as easy as we would […]