Featured Content

On this page you can explore some of the featured content from Lee. This includes contributed articles, blog posts, recorded presentations, and interviews.


The following are interviews of Lee from various podcasts and other media outlets.

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.

Watch the video here.

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.

Watch the video here.

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.

Listen to the podcast recording here.

Modern Software Podcast: 3 Paths to the Hybrid Cloud

Podcast with special guest Lee Atchison

Talking Microservices and DevOps

Podcast featuring Tung Nguyen (VP Eng, Bleacher Report) and Lee Atchison.



Articles, Publications

Lee has given many presentations at a variety of conferences and shows. Additionally, he has written articles, blog posts, and other content. This section contains featured content by and about Lee.

The London Times: Raconteur: Serverless computer

Mar 12, 2017
Quoted in article on serverless computing that appeared in a special edition technology section of The London Times, Sunday edition.

18 Cloud Leaders to Follow Online

Mar 9, 2017
Featured as one of the "18 Cloud Leaders to Follow Online" in an article by Kevin Casey in the Modern Software blog.

Don’t Write Off the AWS S3 Outage as a Fat-Finger Folly

The New Stack, Mar 7, 2017
Major bug? Human error? Neither. The AWS S3 outage last week was more like a minor bug in an otherwise solid availability plan executed by AWS.

Minimum viable product considered harmful without architecture

Diginomica, Feb 22, 2017
Agile says build a minimum viable product (MVP) and continuously improve it with DevOps. Just don’t neglect architecture.


Dynamic Infrastructure and the Cloud

Adventures in Keeping Your Application Running...at Scale.

This was a presentation given at the 2017 AWS Summit in Sydney, Australia on April 5, 2017, and the AWS Summit in San Francisco, CA on April 18, 2017.

The slides are available for viewing here.

Application Architecture Summit - Monitoring the Dynamic Cloud

How do you apply modern application to your digital business? Hear from experts at the Application Architecture Summit.

This was a presentation at an online conference on Feb 27, 2017. Watch the video here and view the slides here.


Lee has presented at many FutureStack conferences around the world. Here is a sampling of content from those presentations:

AWS Summits and re:Invent

  • Presentations and participated at AWS Summits/2016 in Sydney, Chicago, New York, London, and Santa Clara
  • Two presentations at re:Invent/2016 in Las Vegas, NV
  • Presentations and participated at AWS Summits/2017 in Sydney, San Francisco

Other Events and Presentations

  • MLB Tech Summits
  • O'Reilly Velocity
  • imPACt 2016
  • Cloud Expo 2016 - New York
  • IT Cloud Computing Summit - Seattle
  • Disney Data & Analytics Conference
  • Starbucks SIX Conference
  • Various webinars