Senior Director, Strategic Architecture
Lee has 30 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 the Senior Director, Strategic Architecture 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.
Here is the most recent post:
In the world of applications, services are standalone components that, when connected and working together, create an application that performs some business purpose. But services come in a wide variety of sizes, from tiny, super-specialized microservices up to services big and complete enough to form their own monolithic applications.
Read all at Lee@Scale
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