Scaling & Cloud - Architect, Advocate
Lee has 28 years of experience and committed his career to architecting and
building high scale, cloud-based, service oriented, SaaS applications. He has a
specific expertise in building highly available systems.
Lee is a Principal Cloud Architect at New Relic. During the last
four years at New Relic, he designed and lead the building of the New Relic platform
and infrastructure products, and helped New Relic architect a solid service-based
system architecture that scales as they have grown from a simple SaaS startup to a
high traffic public enterprise.
For more information on Lee's background and experience, click here.
"Lee Atchison from New Relic hit it out of the park and down the street with his presentation on highly scaled applications."
— Roger Strukhoff in "Cloud Computing on Ulitzer"
The following some of the events that Lee will be either speaking at or attending and available for meetings and discussions.
Architecting for Scale
Lee is the author of Architecting for Scale
by O'Reilly Media
As web applications grow, two things begin to happen. They become significantly more
complicated and hence brittle, and they handle significantly larger traffic volume
requiring more novel and complicated mechanisms to handle this traffic.
This can lead to a death spiral for an application that can lead to brownouts,
blackouts, and other quality of service and availability problems.
This book helps you avoid this death spiral by teaching you basic techniques for
building applications that can reliably handle huge quantities of traffic, as well
as huge variability in traffic without impacting the quality your customers expect.
*Architecting for Scale* is available for pre-order at
10 Tech Books For Summer Reading
Check out book #3 on Information Week's Network Computing summer reading list
provides techniques, guidance, and best practices for how to build web applications that scale to significant traffic volumes.
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As applications grow, two things begin to happen: they become significantly more complicated (and hence brittle), and they handle significantly larger traffic volume (which more novel and complex mechanisms manage). This can lead to a death spiral for an application, with users experiencing brownouts, blackouts, and other quality-of-service and availability problems.
“But your customers don’t care. They just want to use your application to do the job they expect it to do. If your application is down, slow, or inconsistent, customers will simply abandon it and seek out competitors that can handle their business.
That’s how my new book, Architecting for Scale: High Availability for Your Growing Applications, begins.
Read all at Lee@Scale
- Cloud Architecture
- Application Scaling
- Risk Management
Information Week's Summer Reading List
Check out book #3 on
Information Week/Network Computing's summer reading list.
It's Architecting For Scale, by Lee Atchison.
Disney Data & Analytics Conference Aug 31-Sept 1, 2016
Disney's Contemporary Resort, Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL
DDAC 2016 will bring together over 800 professionals from over 50 industries and academia, and we’ll showcase some of our industry partners and Disney teams in the Conference Showcase. Of course, a touch of magic is always part of our conference.
Enterprise Tech Summit: Minneapolis Sept 15, 2016
I'm hosting and presenting at a technology summit for interested enterprise customers in Minneapolis. See your local sales rep for information.
IT Cloud Computing Conference Sept. 27, 2016
IT Cloud Computing Conference in Seattle, WA.
imPACt 2016 Nov 7-10, 2016
Hyatt Regency, La Jolla, CA
Performance & capacity technology conference.
re:Invent Nov 28-Dec 2, 2016
Join the largest gathering of AWS users. Connect with peers and cloud experts, at re:Invent 2016.
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