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Welcome to Modern Digital Business—a podcast for corporate technology decision makers and executives looking to create or extend their digital business with the help of modern applications, processes, software architecture, and organizational modernization.

Your host for Modern Digital Business is a recognized industry thought leader and author, Lee Atchison. Lee specializes in application modernization, cloud-native applications, architecture, and modern organizations.

To learn more, visit mdb.fm. To subscribe to the podcast, visit mdb.fm/listen. To follow Lee and learn about his books, courses, and articles, visit mdb.fm/follow.

Modern Digital Business Lee Atchison

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Welcome to Modern Digital Business—a podcast for corporate technology decision makers and executives looking to create or extend their digital business with the help of modern applications, processes, software architecture, and organizational modernization.

Your host for Modern Digital Business is a recognized industry thought leader and author, Lee Atchison. Lee specializes in application modernization, cloud-native applications, architecture, and modern organizations.

To learn more, visit mdb.fm. To subscribe to the podcast, visit mdb.fm/listen. To follow Lee and learn about his books, courses, and articles, visit mdb.fm/follow.

    ModernOps with Beth Long: Transferring Operational Expertise to the Cloud

    ModernOps with Beth Long: Transferring Operational Expertise to the Cloud

    Today on Modern Digital Business, we continue our highly successful series called ModernOps. ModernOps is a series of interviews co-hosted with a good friend of mine, Beth long, who is the head of product at jeli.io, an incident analysis company.
    This will be our second in a series of episodes. In the first episode, we talked about how the experience using the cloud varies from large companies to small companies. In this episode, we talk about transferring operational expertise 📍 from an on-premise data center to a cloud centric infrastructure.
    Today on Modern Digital Business.

    About LeeLee Atchison is a software architect, author, public speaker, and recognized thought leader on cloud computing and application modernization. His most recent book, https://www.amazon.com/Architecting-Scale-Maintain-Availability-Manage/dp/1492057177/ (Architecting for Scale) (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.
    Take a look at Lee's many books, courses, and articles by going to https://leeatchison.com?utm_source=mdbandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=about-shownotes (leeatchison.com).

    Looking to modernize your application organization?Check out Architecting for Scale. Currently in it's second edition, this book, written by Lee Atchison, and published by O'Reilly Media, will help you build high scale, highly available web applications, or modernize your existing applications. Check it out! Available in https://leeatchison.com/ref-amzn-arch-for-scale-paper (paperback) or on https://leeatchison.com/ref-amzn-arch-for-scale (Kindle) from https://leeatchison.com/ref-amzn-arch-for-scale (Amazon.com) or other retailers.



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    Mentioned in this episode:
    LinkedIn Learning Courses
    Are you looking to become an architect? Or perhaps are you looking to learn how to drive your organization towards better utilization of the cloud? Are you you looking for ways to help you utilize a Cloud Center of Excellence in your organization?
    I have a whole series of cloud and architecture courses available on LinkedIn Learning. For more information, please go to leeatchison.com/courses or mdb.fm/courses.
    O'Reilly Media - Building a Cloud Roadmap
    Have you struggled with the cloud migration? Then you'll appreciate my live training course, Building a Cloud Roadmap presented by O'Reilly Media. Live on October 5th at 9:00 AM PDT. For more information, go to mdb.fm/roadmap or leeatchison.com/roadmap. But hurry seats are limited.

    • 17 min
    DevOps with Mitch Ashley, CTO of Techstrong Group (DevOps.com)

    DevOps with Mitch Ashley, CTO of Techstrong Group (DevOps.com)

    DevOps is now more mainstream. If you and your organization aren’t using DevOps principles, you are at a distinct disadvantage compared to your competition. And, “Doing DevOps” does not mean simply “hiring a DevOps team”. There’s more to it than that.
    My guest today is Mitch Ashley, the CTO of Techstrong Group. Techstrong is the publishers of http://DevOps.com (DevOps.com), and other publications. In this episode of Modern Digital Business, Mitch and I talk about the value of DevOps and how it fits into the structure of a modern digital application.
    Topics we are discussing include:
    The Value of DevOps
    Continuous Deployment
    Doing DevOps Right
    Devs Don’t Like Ops?
    Modern Applications
    Failure *is* an option
    Techstrong Group and DevOps.com

    Today on Modern Digital Business.
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    Useful Links
    https://techstrong.tv (Techstrong TV)
    https://devops.com (DevOps.com)
    https://mdb.fm/afs (Architecting for Scale, 2nd Edition, O’Reilly Media)


    About LeeLee Atchison is a software architect, author, public speaker, and recognized thought leader on cloud computing and application modernization. His most recent book, https://www.amazon.com/Architecting-Scale-Maintain-Availability-Manage/dp/1492057177/ (Architecting for Scale) (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.
    Take a look at Lee's many books, courses, and articles by going to https://leeatchison.com?utm_source=mdbandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=about-shownotes (leeatchison.com).

    Looking to modernize your application organization?Check out Architecting for Scale. Currently in it's second edition, this book, written by Lee Atchison, and published by O'Reilly Media, will help you build high scale, highly available web applications, or modernize your existing applications. Check it out! Available in https://leeatchison.com/ref-amzn-arch-for-scale-paper (paperback) or on https://leeatchison.com/ref-amzn-arch-for-scale (Kindle) from https://leeatchison.com/ref-amzn-arch-for-scale (Amazon.com) or other retailers.



    Don't Miss Out!https://mdb.fm/follow (Subscribe here) to catch each new episode as it becomes available.
    Want more from Lee? https://mdb.fm/follow (Click here to sign up for our newsletter). You'll receive information about new episodes, new articles, new books and courses from Lee. Don't worry, we won't send you spam and you can unsubscribe at any time.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Architecting for Scale
    What does it take to operate a modern organization running a modern digital application? Read more in my O’Reilly Media book Architecting for Scale, now in its second edition.
    Go to: leeatchison.com/books or mdb.fm/afs.
    LinkedIn Learning Courses
    Are you looking to become an architect? Or perhaps are you looking to learn how to drive your organization towards better utilization of the cloud? Are you you looking for ways to help you utilize a Cloud Center of Excellence in your organization?
    I have a whole series of cloud and architecture courses available on LinkedIn Learning. For more information, please go to leeatchison.com/courses or mdb.fm/courses.

    • 41 min
    8 Steps to higher quality DNS systems

    8 Steps to higher quality DNS systems

    DNS is a highly available, highly redundant, highly reliable service that is absolutely essential to your company's application and business operations. A failure in your DNS system can bring your company's business to a halt jeopardizing your company's future.
    DNS is essential to the operation of all aspects of the internet and modern digital businesses. The problem with DNS, is that a very tiny mistake in a configuration file can cause ripples throughout the entire DNS system and impact all aspects of your company's operations, it's customer's ability to use the company's products and a company's ability to make money. All of it can be brought to its knees by a very tiny mistake in a single configuration entry. Without solid DNS configuration management in place, you make yourself vulnerable to simple but costly mistakes.
    But how do you implement a high quality DNS hygiene solution? In this episode, I'll give you eight steps to higher quality DNS systems.
    Today on Modern Digital Business.
    Useful Links
    https://leeatchison.com/blog/what-is-dns/ (What Is DNS? - Lee Atchison | Cloud Strategist, Thought Leader, Author)
    https://mdb.fm/cloudarchitecture (Cloud Architecture: Advanced Concepts Online Class | LinkedIn Learning)
    https://mdb.fm/afs (Architecting for Scale, 2nd Edition, O’Reilly Media)


    About LeeLee Atchison is a software architect, author, public speaker, and recognized thought leader on cloud computing and application modernization. His most recent book, https://www.amazon.com/Architecting-Scale-Maintain-Availability-Manage/dp/1492057177/ (Architecting for Scale) (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.
    Take a look at Lee's many books, courses, and articles by going to https://leeatchison.com?utm_source=mdbandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=about-shownotes (leeatchison.com).

    Looking to modernize your application organization?Check out Architecting for Scale. Currently in it's second edition, this book, written by Lee Atchison, and published by O'Reilly Media, will help you build high scale, highly available web applications, or modernize your existing applications. Check it out! Available in https://leeatchison.com/ref-amzn-arch-for-scale-paper (paperback) or on https://leeatchison.com/ref-amzn-arch-for-scale (Kindle) from https://leeatchison.com/ref-amzn-arch-for-scale (Amazon.com) or other retailers.



    Don't Miss Out!https://mdb.fm/follow (Subscribe here) to catch each new episode as it becomes available.
    Want more from Lee? https://mdb.fm/follow (Click here to sign up for our newsletter). You'll receive information about new episodes, new articles, new books and courses from Lee. Don't worry, we won't send you spam and you can unsubscribe at any time.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    O'Reilly Media - Building a Cloud Roadmap
    Have you struggled with the cloud migration? Then you'll appreciate my live training course, Building a Cloud Roadmap presented by O'Reilly Media. Live on October 5th at 9:00 AM PDT. For more information, go to mdb.fm/roadmap or leeatchison.com/roadmap. But hurry seats are limited.

    • 16 min
    Technical debt will sink you

    Technical debt will sink you

    The pandemic accelerated many large scale digital transformations. Accelerated application growth often leads to increased technical debt. Technical debt makes it difficult for leaders to innovate and create new and improved customer experiences from their technologies. This stifled innovation means lower long term revenue.
    Eventually, technical debt will sink you.
    What is technical debt and how can you control it?
    Today on Modern Digital Business.
    Useful Links
    https://www.infoworld.com/article/3635708/technical-debt-will-sink-you.html (Technical debt will sink you | InfoWorld)
    https://mdb.fm/cloudarchitecture (Cloud Architecture: Advanced Concepts Online Class | LinkedIn Learning)
    https://mdb.fm/afs (Architecting for Scale, 2nd Edition, O’Reilly Media)


    About LeeLee Atchison is a software architect, author, public speaker, and recognized thought leader on cloud computing and application modernization. His most recent book, https://www.amazon.com/Architecting-Scale-Maintain-Availability-Manage/dp/1492057177/ (Architecting for Scale) (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.
    Take a look at Lee's many books, courses, and articles by going to https://leeatchison.com?utm_source=mdbandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=about-shownotes (leeatchison.com).

    Looking to modernize your application organization?Check out Architecting for Scale. Currently in it's second edition, this book, written by Lee Atchison, and published by O'Reilly Media, will help you build high scale, highly available web applications, or modernize your existing applications. Check it out! Available in https://leeatchison.com/ref-amzn-arch-for-scale-paper (paperback) or on https://leeatchison.com/ref-amzn-arch-for-scale (Kindle) from https://leeatchison.com/ref-amzn-arch-for-scale (Amazon.com) or other retailers.



    Don't Miss Out!https://mdb.fm/follow (Subscribe here) to catch each new episode as it becomes available.
    Want more from Lee? https://mdb.fm/follow (Click here to sign up for our newsletter). You'll receive information about new episodes, new articles, new books and courses from Lee. Don't worry, we won't send you spam and you can unsubscribe at any time.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    LinkedIn Learning Courses
    Are you looking to become an architect? Or perhaps are you looking to learn how to drive your organization towards better utilization of the cloud? Are you you looking for ways to help you utilize a Cloud Center of Excellence in your organization?
    I have a whole series of cloud and architecture courses available on LinkedIn Learning. For more information, please go to leeatchison.com/courses or mdb.fm/courses.

    • 10 min
    Tech Tapas Tuesday: Cloud or no Cloud

    Tech Tapas Tuesday: Cloud or no Cloud

    How do cloud architectures differ from non-cloud infrastructure architectures?
    Cloud architectures benefit from easy scaling. With traditional architectures, adding capacity is often a complicated and expensive ordeal.
    Cloud architectures, on the other hand, can scale more easily and predictably because they rely on pooled resources. As demand goes up, more resources can be added to the pool quickly and easily.
    Today on Modern Digital Business.
    Useful Links
    https://mdb.fm/cloudarchitecture (Cloud Architecture: Advanced Concepts Online Class | LinkedIn Learning)
    https://mdb.fm/afs (Architecting for Scale, 2nd Edition, O’Reilly Media)


    About LeeLee Atchison is a software architect, author, public speaker, and recognized thought leader on cloud computing and application modernization. His most recent book, https://www.amazon.com/Architecting-Scale-Maintain-Availability-Manage/dp/1492057177/ (Architecting for Scale) (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.
    Take a look at Lee's many books, courses, and articles by going to https://leeatchison.com?utm_source=mdbandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=about-shownotes (leeatchison.com).

    Looking to modernize your application organization?Check out Architecting for Scale. Currently in it's second edition, this book, written by Lee Atchison, and published by O'Reilly Media, will help you build high scale, highly available web applications, or modernize your existing applications. Check it out! Available in https://leeatchison.com/ref-amzn-arch-for-scale-paper (paperback) or on https://leeatchison.com/ref-amzn-arch-for-scale (Kindle) from https://leeatchison.com/ref-amzn-arch-for-scale (Amazon.com) or other retailers.



    Don't Miss Out!https://mdb.fm/follow (Subscribe here) to catch each new episode as it becomes available.
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    • 3 min
    ModernOps with Beth Long: AWS for Big and Little Companies

    ModernOps with Beth Long: AWS for Big and Little Companies

    Today on Modern Digital Business, I’m starting a new series on the podcast—the series is called ModernOps. I’ll be hosting this series along with a good friend of mine, Beth Long, who is the Head of Product at https://jeli.io (Jeli.io), an incident analysis company.
    This will be our first of a series of episodes. In this first episode, we will be talking about how the experience using the cloud varies for large companies vs small companies.
    Today on Modern Digital Business.
    Useful Links
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/beth-adele-long/ (Beth Long (LinkedIn))
    https://jeli.io (Jeli - The First Dedicated Incident Analysis Platform)
    https://leeatchison.com/courses?utm_source=mdb&utm_medium=podcast (Online courses by Lee Atchison)
    https://mdb.fm/afs (Architecting for Scale, 2nd Edition, O’Reilly Media)


    About LeeLee Atchison is a software architect, author, public speaker, and recognized thought leader on cloud computing and application modernization. His most recent book, https://www.amazon.com/Architecting-Scale-Maintain-Availability-Manage/dp/1492057177/ (Architecting for Scale) (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.
    Take a look at Lee's many books, courses, and articles by going to https://leeatchison.com?utm_source=mdbandutm_medium=podcastandutm_campaign=about-shownotes (leeatchison.com).

    Looking to modernize your application organization?Check out Architecting for Scale. Currently in it's second edition, this book, written by Lee Atchison, and published by O'Reilly Media, will help you build high scale, highly available web applications, or modernize your existing applications. Check it out! Available in https://leeatchison.com/ref-amzn-arch-for-scale-paper (paperback) or on https://leeatchison.com/ref-amzn-arch-for-scale (Kindle) from https://leeatchison.com/ref-amzn-arch-for-scale (Amazon.com) or other retailers.



    Don't Miss Out!https://mdb.fm/follow (Subscribe here) to catch each new episode as it becomes available.
    Want more from Lee? https://mdb.fm/follow (Click here to sign up for our newsletter). You'll receive information about new episodes, new articles, new books and courses from Lee. Don't worry, we won't send you spam and you can unsubscribe at any time.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Architecting for Scale
    What does it take to operate a modern organization running a modern digital application? Read more in my O’Reilly Media book Architecting for Scale, now in its second edition.
    Go to: leeatchison.com/books or mdb.fm/afs.
    LinkedIn Learning Courses
    Are you looking to become an architect? Or perhaps are you looking to learn how to drive your organization towards better utilization of the cloud? Are you you looking for ways to help you utilize a Cloud Center of Excellence in your organization?
    I have a whole series of cloud and architecture courses available on LinkedIn Learning. For more information, please go to leeatchison.com/courses or mdb.fm/courses.

    • 22 min

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