Lee Atchison

Senior Director, Cloud Architecture
Recognized Industry Cloud Expert
Cloud Strategist
Thought Leader

Cloud Strategist

Lee is a recognized industry leader in cloud computing. He has of experience and committed his career to architecting and building high scale, cloud-based, service oriented, SaaS applications.

Lee is the Senior Director, Strategic Architecture at New Relic. Lee leads technical architecture and transformation within the Office of the CTO, where he engages the greater tech industry in order to learn and develop best practices. He communicates these back to customers and the industry at large via speaking engagements, customer engagements, articles, and industry interviews.

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"

Six of the best – your top spankingly well-read stories from 2018

Lee wrote two of the top six articles in Diginomica for 2018.

Lee Atchison at partner New Relic sure knows how to wow the crowd and work his social mojo. No-one should be surprised when he comes out with pearls like these.
Den Hewlett in "Six of the best", Diginomica, Dec 17, 2018

18 Cloud Leaders to Follow Online

Lee Atchison is featured in "18 Cloud Leaders to Follow Online". Take a look!

Book - 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 at amazon.com.

Articles, Quotes, and Interviews

Lee is an industry expert and is widely quoted in publications such as Diginomica, IT Brief, Programmable Web, CIO Review, and DZone.

Shown below on the right are just some of the articles Lee has written. These articles provide techniques, guidance, and best practices for how to build web applications that scale to significant traffic volumes. Lee has also been quoted in various articles and has been interviewed and quoted in articles and videos.

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Speaking, Keynotes, Presentations


Keynotes, Presentations, Interviews
Live, Video, Audio

Lee is a featured speaker at events across the globe from London to Sydney, Tokyo to Paris, and all over North America.

Here's a sample of the presentations Lee gives:

If you would like lee to speak at your event, contact Lee directly. To find out where Lee will be presenting next, check out his upcoming events.



Interviews, Podcasts, Lectures
Managing Risk in Modern Enterprise Applications
Watch Lee Atchison and Ken Gavranovic discuss reducing MTTR, reducing incidents, and improve data driven discussions by using risk matrices.
Lee Atchison on Edge impact on DevOps, Edge vs Cloud Scale, and other Challenges
How does edge computing impact DevOps and scaling in the cloud? Join us this week as we talk to Lee Atchison, who recently spoke at re:Invent on using edge computing.
ElectricCloud/DZone - Continuous Discussions Podcast
Podcast panel discussion with a variety of DevOps experts from around the industry, including Lee Atchison, discussing the DevOps Toolchain.
The Great Serverless Debate
The concept of “serverless” is on the minds of many developers and operations teams these days. The technology is definitely hot, but is serverless really ready for prime time in production environments? Joining us this week is Lee Atchison and Clay Smith, who debate this issue.

O'Reilly Live Online Course - Building a Cloud Roadmap

An O'Reilly Online Course

Join cloud expert Lee Atchison to learn best practices for and key challenges you may face when moving a modern software application to the cloud. Lee explains what systemic changes are needed in your company culture to support running in the cloud and walks you through modern software development processes that will help ensure your migration is a success. You'll discover how to improve visibility into the inner workings of your application to speed up the migration process and learn risk management techniques to optimize your migration success.