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When traffic spikes,
apps can fail.
Are you ready?

Architect your apps for scale,
uptime, and the unexpected

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O'Reilly Architect for Scale
In this practical guide written by a distributed systems expert, learn how to build apps that scale to handle unpredictable traffic with zero downtime for customers.

In this book excerpt you will learn:

  • How scaling affects the availability
    of your services

  • Principles of service-based application
    architecture and their role in reducing
    service failures and brownouts

  • Common design patterns for managing
    data in distributed applications

  • How to understand, measure, and
    mitigate risk in your systems

  • When and how to move to cloud
    infrastructure

About the Ebook

The second edition of Architecting for Scale provides a pragmatic approach for building systems that can handle huge amounts of traffic, data, and demand. It includes a focus on modern architecture paradigms including microservices, service-based applications, and practical guidance for evaluating and moving towards cloud-based infrastructure.

About the Authors

This book is authored by cloud computing industry expert Lee Atchison. Atchison has 30+ years of experience and is currently the Senior Director for Cloud Architecture at New Relic, where he designed and led the build of the New Relic Platform. Architecting for Scale is #1 on the DevOps Reading List: Top 30 Best DevOps Books You Should Read.

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