Lee Atchison

Senior Director, Strategic Architecture

Lead Evangelist, New Relic

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. Lee leads the evangelism group within New Relic and engages with the greater industry in order to understand best practices, then communicate this back to New Relic 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"


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Upcoming Events

The following some of the events that Lee will be either speaking at or attending and available for meetings and discussions. Click here to see a list of all events Lee is attending.

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 atAmazon.com.