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Publications Contributed Articles & Blogs

2017
How to tell SaaS look-alikes from the real thing Article in Diginomica, Jan 10, 2017
Isn’t single-tenant SaaS just managed hosting? New Relic’s Lee Atchison delves into the world of SaaS look-alikes to find the real thing.
Article containing quotes by me.
DZone: Monitoring the Dynamic Cloud Article in DZone, Jan 1, 2017
Article in DZone about my FutureStack/SF talk.
2016
Goldilocks, serverless and DevOps: Five predictions for IT in 2017 Article in IT Pro Portal (republished multiple locations) in IT Pro Portal, Dec 9, 2016
As 2016 draws to a close, it’s time to once again consider how the IT industry will grow, adapt, evolve and transform in the coming year, and to consider what lies in store for 2017. Here, I set out my top five predictions for what we can expect to see over the next 12 months and beyond.
How to make services just the right size.
Short video about mastering the transition from Static to Dynamic Infrastructure.
Why Amazon Retail Went To A Service Oriented Architecture Article in High Scalability, July 7, 2016
Article talking about me and my experiences at Amazon.com moving to an SOA architecture.
Why I Wrote the Book on ‘Architecting for Scale’ Post in New Relic Blog, July 13, 2016
Blog article talking about the concepts I talk about in my book, and why I consider them important.
Customer Successes Take Center Stage at FutureStack London Post in New Relic Blog, July 7, 2016
Blog article talking about our FutureStack16 event "across the pond".
10 Tech Books For Summer Reading Article in Network Computing, June 2016
Summer reading list. Architecting For Scale is the third book on the list.
Article in Tech Target by Joel Shore about my presentation on Static vs Dyanmic clouds at Cloud Expo 2016.
New Relic’s Big Day at Fenway Park Post in New Relic Blog, June 6, 2016
Blog article talking about the New Relic tech event at Fenway Park in Boston.
How New Relic Instruments Microservice Workloads Article in The New Stack, May, 2016
Interviewed for article.
What Are Microservices and Why Should You Use Them? (Part 1) Article in Programmable Web, May 2016
Programmable Web Article
Programmable Web Article
Change and the Cloud Article in CIO Review, April 2016
CIO Review Article
Article written by Lee.
A Look Inside Container Monitoring by C.K. Oliver in The New Stack, January 2016
Article with quotes from Lee.

Presentations Public Speaking

November 2016
imPACt 2016
Performance & capacity technology conference.
Where: Hyatt Regency, La Jolla, CA
Date: Nov 8, 2016
{Future}Stack
The biggie, where it all started.
Where: San Francisco, CA
Date: Nov. 16, 2016
re:Invent
Join the largest gathering of AWS users. Connect with peers and cloud experts, at re:Invent 2016.
Where: Las Vegas, NV
Date: Nov 28-Dec 2, 2016
September 2016
IT Cloud Computing Conference
IT Cloud Computing Conference in Seattle, WA.
MLB Tech Summit: New York
Major League Baseball technology summit with New York Mets, New York, NY
Java One
Book signing event at the New Relic booth at Java One.
Enterprise Tech Summit: Minneapolis
Technology summit for interested enterprise customers in Minneapolis.
MLB Tech Summit: San Francisco
Major League Baseball technology summit with San Francisco Giants, San Francisco, CA
MLB Tech Summit: DC
Major League Baseball technology summit with DC Nationals, Washington, DC
August 2016
Disney Data & Analytics Conference
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.
FutureStack Tour: New York City
Monitoring the Dynamic Nature of the Cloud: How Docker and the Cloud Bring Your Application to Life.
Where: New York City, NY
Date: Aug 9, 2016
FutureStack Tour: New York City
Fireside chat with special guest Natacha Springer, Cloud Operations Engineer at Kickstarter.
July 2016
MLB Tech Summit: Chicago
Major League Baseball technology summit with Chicago White Sox, Chicago, IL
theCUBE Interview
John Gray, SVP Business Development, New Relic & Lee Atchison, Cloud Architect, New Relic, joined John Furrier and Lisa Martin at AWS Summit 2016 in Santa Clara, CA.
Velocity Interview
My recent interview by O'Reilly Media about my book Architecting for Scale. This interview was recorded during the O'Reilly Velocity conference in Santa Clara, CA, on June 23, 2016.
Monitoring the Dynamic Nature of Cloud Computing
Talk at AWS Summit, Santa Clara, CA
Scalable Architecture with Lee Atchison
Lee Atchison spent seven years at Amazon working in retail, software distribution, and Amazon Web Services. He then moved to New Relic, where he has spent four years scaling the company’s internal architecture. From his decade of experience at fast growing web technology companies, Lee has written the book Architecting for Scale, from O’Reilly.
FutureStack Tour: London
Monitoring the Dynamic Nature of the Cloud: How Docker and the Cloud Bring Your Application to Life.
June 2016
Monitoring Your AWS Cloud: Understanding the Dynamic Nature of Cloud Computing
This webinar, hosted at Carahsoft (Government IT Solutions Provider), discussed dynamic scaling and resource allocation in Amazon Web Services.
Velocity - Cloudy with a chance of scaling
Velocity 2016: Cloudy with a chance of scaling - Keeping your highly scaled application highly available using the cloud.
Where: Santa Clara, CA
Date: June 22, 2016
Cloud Expo - Flying Two Mistakes High
Cloud Expo 2016: Flying Two Mistakes High - A Guide to Not Crashing.
Where: New York, NY
Date: June 8, 2016
Cloud Expo - Life’s Too Short...for Cloud without Analytics
Cloud Expo 2016 (Keynote): Life’s Too Short...for Cloud without Analytics. Monitoring the Dynamic Nature of Cloud Computing.
Where: New York, NY
Date: June 8, 2016
May 2016
MLB Tech Summit: Boston
Major League Baseball technology summit with Boston Red Sox, Boston, MA
The New Stack @ Scale Show 9: Hybrid Cloud Architectures
In this episode of The New Stack at Scale podcast embedded below, The New Stack founder Alex Williams and Fredric Paul, editor-in-chief at New Relic, sat down with Lee Atchison, principal cloud architect at New Relic to discuss the past, present, and future of cloud-based architecture. They are also joined by Kyle MacDonald, one of the original board members of OpenStack.
Modern Software Podcast: MLBAM and New Relic = A Major League Software Double Play
Podcast with Fred Paul and myself interviewing Sean Curtis, MLB Advanced Media.
April 2016
Monitoring the Dynamic Nature of Cloud Computing
Life’s Too Short...for Cloud without Analytics
Where: Sydney, Australia
Date: April 28, 2016
Life's Too Short for Cloud without Analytics - Monitoring the Dynamic Nature of Cloud Computing
Webinar presented on New Relic's website.
Date: April 21, 2016
Monitoring the Dynamic Nature of Cloud Computing
Overview Presentation - Monitoring the Dynamic Nature of Cloud Computing. This was a short version of the AWS Summit presentation.
Where: Chicago, IL
Date: April 19, 2016
Modern Software Podcast: 3 Paths to the Hybrid Cloud
Podcast with special guest Lee Atchison
February 2016
Five Keys to Building High Availability Web Applications
Webinar presented on O'Reilly's website.
Date: Feb 24, 2016
January 2016
Enterprise Cloud Adoption Strategies
Lunch-n-Learn in Dallas.
Where: Dallas, TX
Date: Jan 22, 2016
Talking Microservices and DevOps
Podcast featuring Tung Nguyen (VP Eng, Bleacher Report) and Lee Atchison.

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Information Week's Summer Reading List

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