Every day, companies struggle to scale critical applications. As traffic volume and data demands increase, these applications become more complicated and brittle, exposing risks and compromising availability. With the popularity of software as a service, scaling has never been more important.
Updated with an expanded focus on modern architecture paradigms such as microservices and cloud computing, this practical guide provides techniques for building systems that can handle huge quantities of traffic, data, and demand—without affecting the quality your customers expect. Architects, managers, and directors in engineering and operations organizations will learn how to build applications at scale that run more smoothly and reliably to meet the needs of customers.
Learn how scaling affects the availability of your services, why that matters, and how to improve it
Dive into a modern service-based application architecture that ensures high availability and reduces the effects of service failures
Explore the Single Team Owned Service Architecture paradigm (STOSA)—a model for scaling your development organization in tandem with your application
Understand, measure, and mitigate risk in your systems
Use the cloud to build highly scalable applications
About the Author
Lee Atchison is the Senior Director, Cloud Architecture at New Relic. For the last seven years he has helped design and build a solid service-based product architecture that scaled from startup to high traffic public enterprise. Lee has 32 years of industry experience including seven years as a Senior Manager at Amazon.com. At Amazon, he led the creation of the company's first software download store, created AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and managed the migration of Amazon's retail platform to a new service-based architecture. Lee has consulted with leading organizations on how to modernize their application architectures and transform their organizations at scale; including optimize for cloud platforms, utilize service based architectures, implement DevOps practices, and design for high availability. This experience lead him to write his book "Architecting for Scale", published in 2016 by O'Reilly Media. Lee is an industry expert and is widely quoted in publications such as Diginomica, IT Brief, Programmable Web, CIO Review, and DZone. He has been a featured speaker at events across the globe from London to Sydney, Tokyo to Paris, and all over North America.