Software Architecture Insights with Lee Atchison

Lee Atchison

Lee Atchison is a software architect, author, public speaker, and recognized thought leader on cloud computing and application modernization. His most recent book, Architecting for Scale, 2nd Edition (O’Reilly Media), is an essential resource for technical teams looking to maintain high availability and manage risk in their cloud environments. Lee has been widely quoted in multiple technology publications, including InfoWorld, Diginomica, IT Brief, Programmable Web, CIO Review, and DZone, and has been a featured speaker at events across the globe.

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Cloud Security: The Principle of Shared Responsibility

Securing laptop to cloud with one unified solution.​ Keeping your applications secure in a cloud infrastructure is a joint responsibility. Both you and the cloud provider have a critical role in keeping your application safe. It’s a principle of security known as the Principle of Shared...
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4 months ago • 3 min read

5 Operations Every Cloud Architect Should Automate

This issue is sponsored by The cloud offers many benefits to a company’s modern application development process. One of the most significant benefits is the ability to automate critical actions that traditionally have required manual steps. Automation is perhaps the single most significant...
5 months ago • 1 min read

Choice vs. Complexity -- Can you have one without the other? 🫣😫

Simplicity is at the heart of our desire to use cloud-native application methodologies. Service-based applications are designed to decrease complexity in individual service components. Using cloud-native infrastructures focuses and reduces our available infrastructure choices. Simplicity is core...
5 months ago • 4 min read

Are You Ready for Cloud-Native?

The world is embracing cloud-native application architectures. Gartner predicted that more than 95% of all new applications will be cloud-native by 2025. This is up from only 30% in 2021. Cloud-native is here today, and it’s important that you understand what it means. If you aren’t currently...
5 months ago • 2 min read

Securing data at rest and data in motion

Creating a secure application requires many safeguards, but by far the most important are those that secure the data in the application. These are also the most difficult to implement. When it comes to securing application data, there are two distinct types of data that must be secured: Data at...
6 months ago • 5 min read

Surviving the Riskiest Part of Your Cloud-Native Migration

During any IT transformation project, the desired end goal is always the same: A more agile, scalable, supportable and cost-efficient application that better meets the needs of your customers. The journey through the transformation, however, is almost always a rocky one. One of the trickiest...
6 months ago • 3 min read

What You Need to Learn to Become a Cloud-Native Architect

What is a cloud architect? What does a cloud architect do that’s different from a developer? What skills does someone need to move from a developer role to a cloud architect role—especially in the cloud-native world with microservices-based applications that run on platforms like Kubernetes? And...
6 months ago • 2 min read

New! Basics of Cloud Security Email Course

How do you keep your private data safe in the public cloud? Is it even possible? In fact, your data and your application is likely safer in the public cloud than in your own private data center. This course will show you, at a high level, the guiding principles and policies you need to understand...
7 months ago • 1 min read

AWS wants to talk to you about data...a re:Invent story

At This Year’s AWS re:Invent, the Focus Was on Data​ Another AWS re:Invent is now over, and as has come to be expected, the cloud giant made a number of notable announcements during the event. This year was a bit different, however. Rather than focusing on a slew of new services and service...
10 months ago • 2 min read

The Principle of Least Privilege in Cloud-Native Applications

The Principle of Least Privilege in Cloud-Native Applications​ Published on November 15, 2022 Modern applications require modern security. Public cloud vendors are highly motivated to ensure their platforms are not the subject of security attacks that chip away at customers’ trust and well-being....
10 months ago • 1 min read
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