Quoted Articles

The following is a list of publications that have interviewed, quoted or reference Lee and Lee's work.


Amazon Aurora backtrack: A time-travel weapon of last resort

Quotes Lee: TechTarget/SearchAWS, May 25, 2018
When: May 25, 2018
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.

Modern Software Podcast

Interview: New Relic Modern Software Podcast, Feb 21, 2018
When: Feb 21, 2018
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 2018 Pivot for Dynamic Apps, DevOps: Live Deployment Monitoring Takes Center Stage Away From Container Orchestration

Interview: IDNews, Feb 8, 2018
When: Feb 8, 2018
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.

Understanding the Differences Between Microservices, Monoliths, SOA and APIs

Quotes Lee: CMSWire, Jan 15, 2018
When: Jan 15, 2018
Definitions article with quotes from Lee Atchison on microservices and APIs.

Modern Software Podcast

Interview: New Relic Modern Software Podcast, Jan 11, 2018
When: Jan 11, 2018
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.


2018 DevOps Predictions

Quotes Lee: DZone, Dec 8, 2017
When: Dec 8, 2017
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.

2018 Cloud Predictions

Quotes Lee: DZone, Dec 7, 2017
When: Dec 7, 2017
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.

2017 DevOps Surprises

Quotes Lee: DZone, Dec 7, 2017
When: Dec 7, 2017
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.

2017 Cloud Surprises

Quotes Lee: DZone, Dec 1, 2017
When: Dec 1, 2017
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.

AWS managed services move into IoT, containers

Quotes Lee: Tech Target, Nov 30, 2017
When: Nov 30, 2017
"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."

Container Runtime Brings Greater Flexibility to Kubernetes and BOSH

Quotes Lee: Linux Insider, Oct 11, 2017
When: Oct 11, 2017
Article on containers with quotes from Lee Atchison on container management.

To get the most out of devOps, go all in, survey suggests

Quotes Lee: ZDNet, Aug 7, 2017
When: Aug 7, 2017
Article about the New Relic cloud survey with quotes from me.

Compare the Cloud

Interview: Compare The Cloud, Jul 10, 2017
When: Jul 10, 2017
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.

Keeping Your Apps Running at Scale

Reference Lee: New Relic Blog, Jul 5, 2017
When: Jul 5, 2017
New Relic blog article about Lee's talk at FutureStack/London.

The London Times: Raconteur: Serverless computer

Quotes Lee: The Sunday Times, London, Mar 12, 2017
When: Mar 12, 2017
Interviewed and 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

Reference Lee: New Relic Blog, Mar 9, 2017
When: 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.

Hybrid cloud: what goes where?

Quotes Lee: Information Age, Feb 23, 2017
When: Feb 23, 2017
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.

Delivering Real-Time Insights to Enterprise Customers – New Relic, an AWS Migration Competency Partner

Quotes Lee: AWS Partner Network Blog, Jan 4, 2017
When: Jan 4, 2017
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.

Monitoring the Dynamic Cloud

Quotes Lee: DZone, Jan 1, 2017
When: Jan 1, 2017
Article in DZone about my FutureStack/SF talk.


Why Amazon Retail Went To A Service Oriented Architecture

Interview: High Scalability, Jul 13, 2016
When: Jul 13, 2016
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.

theCUBE Interview

Interview: theCUBE, Jul 13, 2016
When: Jul 13, 2016
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.

Scalable Architecture with Lee Atchison

Interview: Software Engineering Daily, Jul 8, 2016
When: Jul 8, 2016
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.

Velocity Interview

Interview: Velocity, Jun 29, 2016
When: Jun 29, 2016
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.

10 Tech Books For Summer Reading

Reference Lee: Network Computing, Jun 27, 2016
When: Jun 27, 2016
Summer reading list. Architecting For Scale is the third book on the list.

Scalable systems monitoring helps developers build better apps faster

Reference Lee: Tech Target, Jun 22, 2016
When: Jun 22, 2016
Developers want to create better apps faster. Static clouds are giving way to scalable systems, with dynamic resource allocation and application monitoring.

How New Relic Instruments Microservice Workloads

Interview: The New Stack, May 1, 2016
When: May 1, 2016
Interviewed for article.

Modern Software Podcast: 3 Paths to the Hybrid Cloud

Interview: New Relic Modern Software Podcast, Apr 6, 2016
When: Apr 6, 2016
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.

The New Stack @ Scale Podcast: Talking Microservices and DevOps

Interview: New Relic Modern Software Podcast, Jan 28, 2016
When: Jan 28, 2016
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.

A Look Inside Container Monitoring

Interview: The New Stack, Jan 1, 2016
When: Jan 1, 2016
Article with quotes from Lee.

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