Exploring Cloud concepts with Chris Reddington (Welsh Tech Geek, Cloud Advocate, Musical Theatre Enthusiast and Improving Improviser!). We will regularly invite guests to talk about their experiences with the cloud and hear about some of the lessons learned around their cloud journey. Cloud with Chris is a community-driven personal podcast. Content from episodes do not represent the views of any company or organisation.

Chris Reddington

Chris Reddington

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Developing applications for new platforms, and struggling to manage your API estate? Finding you have to refactor, or in a scenario where your code isn't clean? Want to decouple your backend APIs from your clients, and figure out how you can move from a legacy set of APIs to modern APIs? Then tune in and listen to Peter Piper join Chris Reddington, as they discuss the Backend for Frontends and Strangler Pattern, with an honourable mention to the Fa├žade pattern as well! This is another episode in the series of Architecting for the Cloud, one pattern at a time. Read More

15 - The Sharding and Index Table Patterns

Posted on Friday, Nov 13, 2020

Starting to think about the data layer of your application, and concerned about scalability of your solution? Or have some form of application that needs to have segragation of data, perhaps customers with requirements to have their data in a particular geography? Then the first part of the session may be for you, focused on the Sharding pattern! But what about if you're using a data store which doesn't support secondary indexes? Won't you be limited on the efficiency and types of queries that you can run across your data? Then this is where you may be interested in the Index Table Pattern.  Read More

14 - The Deployment Stamps Pattern

Posted on Friday, Nov 6, 2020

Want to focus on scaling an application, or care about resilience? Have a multi-tenant app, but some of your customers have specific requirements for their scenario? Want to have an application deployed globally, but users housed in a particular area for Data Sovereignty? Then listen in to this session where Chris Reddington is joined by John Downs, talking about The Deployment Stamps Pattern. This is another episode in the series of Architecting for the Cloud, one pattern at a time.

13 - Tales from the Real World - Defying DDOS

Posted on Friday, Oct 30, 2020

When building solutions in the cloud, security is often a pillar that we hear come up in the requirements discussion. But how does that translate into the real world? Particularly defending against DDOS attacks? Check out this episode, where Cam Adams joins Chris and talks about some of the recent work that he has been doing, helping customers defend against this.

12 - Modern Identity Patterns

Posted on Friday, Oct 16, 2020

Planning to build a cloud application, but not so sure on the latest Identity Patterns? Not sure on your AAD compared with your AAD B2B or AAD B2C? Then check out this episode, where Chris Reddington is joined by Christos Matskas.

You may have heard of patterns like the retry pattern, circuit breaker, CQRS or bulkhead. But have you heard about the Geode pattern? Join Chris and Will Eastbury in this session as they talk through how this pattern can help improve latency and increase availability for your application.

Recently, I've been doing a bit of work with GitHub Actions as well as Terraform for a pet project I've been working on. I've been building a multi-tenanted inventory app for my Yu-Gi-Oh card collection. In this session, we'll explore some of the GitHub actions that I have used to deploy the application content and various Microservices.

When we think about cloud, we typically think about distributed systems and somehow bringing those different components or systems together, so integrating them. But what are the common practices, or common challenges? You've probably heard of serverless, how does that fit into things? Well, I'm pleased to be joined by Ezhilarasi Chezhiyan, Product Consultant of Serverless360 at Kovai.co. So, without further ado - let's go ahead and jump straight in.

8 - Azure Security

Posted on Sunday, Jun 7, 2020

In this episode, we get back to a requirements based topic, and an area that will significantly impact the design of our resulting solution architecture. That topic is security! It's one of the hot topics that organisations want to discuss when moving to the cloud. So I'm pleased to be joined in this episode by another colleague, Andrew Nathan, who has a wealth of knowledge in the cyber security space.

7 - Creating Cloud with Chris

Posted on Sunday, May 24, 2020

We're going to go in a little bit of a different direction for this episode, and focus on the podcast itself and my podcast journey so far! Not only is this episode topic slightly different, we're running a different format as well! In this episode, I'm joined by my colleague, Fletcher Kelly - who is exploring the idea of setting up his own podcast! Instead of me being the interviewer, I'm the one who ends up in the hot seat and talk about my experience so far of setting up Cloud with Chris! Hopefully this will give you a little bit of an idea of my journey so far, and why I wanted to set the podcast up as well! So, let's go ahead and start the episode…