The following is a list of interviews of Lee and articles with quotes from Lee.
By: Anthony Caruana
If the first age of computing was centred around the concept of the mainframe and massive, centralised computing power and the second was all about the PC and client-server, we are now in the third major era. Cloud computing has delivered massive computing power and storage, at a relatively low cost, that has allowed all sorts of new innovations. But moving from an existing on-prem infrastructure can be challenging. While Australian cloud adoption is quite high, many businesses are still to make the move. I recently spoke with Lee Atchison from NewRelic about how to successfully move to the cloud.
Atchison encourages us to look at the bigger picture: “I can’t express enough the value of having a single set of integrated tools that shows you a broad picture across the entire spectrum of the process. There is so much that can be learned from one side of the process by knowing how the other side of the process is working.”
The toolset needs to provide vision across the entire DevOps methodology. Read on for more insights from Lee Atchison in the Continuous Discussions podcast.
“So, when we talk about monitoring, what’s the number one most important thing about monitoring? It isn’t that you use New Relic, it’s that you make sure you monitor at all. Make sure you’re monitoring.”
“You know, there’s a couple different aspects when you think of monitoring. And certainly, if you look at where monitoring sits in the toolchain it looks like it’s at the end, right? It’s after you deploy, it’s out in production, you monitor to make sure it works. [But] monitoring is also about the front-end of the process. It’s about getting data into the pipeline to support planning and improvements and to identify the areas where you need to make improvements to your application. And getting the data that supports decisions on what you should be working on into the front-end.
“So monitoring is this piece really that takes what could be a straight line and turns it into the Mobius loop of the DevOps methodology. It’s the thing that makes it a continuous process. And that’s really what’s critical here.”
So why hasn’t this technology taken the world by storm yet? Well, for one thing, it’s still early. “Most customers are using it for very specific solutions, such as event processing and data intake,” said Lee Atchison, senior director of strategic architecture at New Relic Inc. “The massive rollout hasn’t really started yet.”
Tools must be able to integrate with each other and provide insight into the entire process. Check out the latest Continuous Discussions podcast for insights like this.
Lee Atchison was part of the panel of DevOps experts being interviewed during this podcast.
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?
To find out, we invited a pair of New Relic experts, senior director of strategic architecture Lee Atchison and developer advocate Clay Smith, back to the show to debate the issue.
AWS added a feature to its fastest growing service that provides more granular response to catastrophic failures and faster recovery – just hope you never need to use it.
If you still think multi-cloud is all about deliberately choosing several cloud providers to avoid vendor lock-in, you may be missing the point. That’s just one key takeaway from the latest episode of the New Relic Modern Software Podcast, which delves into the complex world of running—and monitoring—applications in multi-cloud environments.
[We]…invited New Relic’s Senior Director of Strategic Architecture Lee Atchison and Senior Manager of Product Marketing Aaron Newcomb to share the perspective they’ve gained from working with New Relic customers.
The yin-yang of dynamic apps and DevOps may come into a new balance in 2018. Container orchestration will be less important, while monitoring live deployments will become the crucial focus. This shift comes in large part due to big steps in Amazon Web Services, says Lee Atchison, senior director of strategic architecture at New Relic. IDN explores.
Definitions article with quotes from Lee Atchison on microservices and APIs.
The New Relic Modern Software Podcast is back! For the first episode of 2018, I’m joined by my co-host, New Relic Developer/Evangelist Tori Wieldt, along with Lee Atchison, Senior Director of Strategic Architecture, to discuss the hot-button issue of SaaS security. Specifically, the heretical idea that your precious data may actually be safer with a Software-as-a-Service provider in the cloud than in your own data center.
DevOps, dynamic infrastructure and the cloud will continue to be merged into a single set of lockstep systems. Moving or adapting to any one of them will require moving and adapting to all of them. You won’t be able to successfully talk about and implement one without talking about and implementing the others.
DevOps and cloud are often discussed together. But in 2017, a realization that in order to truly build successful modern DevOps organizations requires a commitment to dynamic infrastructures, which typically means cloud-based infrastructures. There is now a realization that a successful DevOps process requires a dynamic cloud implementation. In addition, the reverse is also true. A successful migration from a traditional an on-premise environment to a cloud-based environment requires the adoption of a DevOps culture in your organization.
In 2018, serverless will become viable by the addition of services such as serverless container orchestration. Being able to run any container at any scale without having to provision servers is a very valuable capability that will become available in 2018 and will give a new impetuous to support serverless computing.
Serverless containers will become as easy to use and as prevalently available as virtual server instances such as EC2 has been in the past.
AWS has always been the clear leader in public cloud infrastructure, and for many years, the cloud essentially meant AWS. There was no other serious contender. Everyone who was talking public cloud was talking AWS. The conversation changed in 2017. Subjects such as non-AWS public cloud solutions and how to build multi-cloud deployments started to become discussed seriously. AWS is still the clear leader, but it is no longer the only significant game around. In particular, Microsoft Azure has started to be recognized as a viable competitor for AWS. Most people still use AWS, but the money for cloud infrastructure is getting split more and with Azure in particular. This appears to be especially true in Europe.
“Lambda is good for short-action events, whatever the scale,” Atchison said. “Containers are much more of a traditional programming model, but still the same level of scaling – you just have to think about it more. It’s a different type of serverless, but it’s still serverless.”
Article on containers with quotes from Lee Atchison on container management.
Article about the New Relic cloud survey with quotes from me.
Compare the Cloud speaks to Senior Director for New Relic, Lee Atchison at Futurestack. Lee speaks about his previous experience at AWS and the future of e-commerce platforms.
New Relic blog article, written by B.J. Hinshaw about Lee’s talk at FutureStack/London.
Here’s a Tech Talk discussion with Lee Atchison about monitoring and the cloud. Lee is the Senior Director, Strategic Architecture at New Relic. Lee has 30 years of experience with architecting and building high scale, cloud-based, service oriented, SaaS applications, so it’s always great to talk to him.
Interviewed and quoted in article on serverless computing that appeared in a special edition technology section of The London Times, Sunday edition.
Featured as one of the “18 Cloud Leaders to Follow Online” in an article by Kevin Casey in the Modern Software blog.
Following an initial period of excitement, when businesses thought that most data and applications were best stored in the cloud, organisations are now reviewing what is the best hybrid strategy for them.
We recently caught up with the New Relic team to learn a little more about what makes them unique as an ISV, how they work with AWS, the migration trends the team is seeing within its customer base, and what’s next for the company on AWS.
Article in DZone about my FutureStack/SF talk.
Blog article introducing my FutureStack talk and includes a video of the talk.
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.
When Lee Atchison arrived at Amazon, Amazon was in the process of moving from a large monolithic application to a Service Oriented Architecture.
Lee talks about this evolution in an interesting interview on Software Engineering Daily: Scalable Architecture with Lee Atchison, about Lee’s new book: Architecting for Scale: High Availability for Your Growing Applications.
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.
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.
Summer reading list. Architecting For Scale, by Lee Atchison, is the third book on the list.
Article written by Joel Shore about Lee’s keynote presentation at New York’s Cloud Expo.
Developers want to create better apps faster. Static clouds are giving way to scalable systems, with dynamic resource allocation and application monitoring.
Interviewed for article.
There’s more than one way to get to the hybrid cloud. And most enterprises follow several paths to get to what is increasingly becoming the “new normal” for corporate IT infrastructure.
It’s an increasingly common scenario: As a company grows, it finds that it needs to move away from the monolithic software architecture that powered its initial success. The alternative? A microservices approach that provides more speed and flexibility.
"API comes to mind because they help you swap tools out but you need integrations. The glue is the integration" - @leeatchison on today's LIVE #c9d9 #DevOps #software #TechTuesday pic.twitter.com/Qtf5vlYBbk— Electric Cloud (@electriccloud) July 17, 2018