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

Latest Episode

12 - Modern Identity Patterns

Posted on Thursday, Oct 15, 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. Read More

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…

6 - Hybrid Cloud

Posted on Sunday, May 10, 2020

Joining me in this episode is Thomas Maurer, a Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft who engages with the community and customers around the world! Most of the focus so far in Cloud with Chris has been on Public Cloud, so Thomas and I adjust course slightly, and talk about Hybrid Cloud, and the new and upcoming features of the Microsoft Azure platform. Get ready to be introduced to a wide variety of Azure Technologies, and how they may be able to strengthen your on-premises, public cloud or multi-cloud deployments. Let's listen in…

5 - The API Economy

Posted on Saturday, Apr 25, 2020

Let's introduce the next episode -We have another guest! We're starting to bring a few of those previous topics together in this episode. We touch upon requirements, DevOps, and building applications - or rather APIs - in the cloud. In this episode, I talk with a colleague and friend, Peter Piper, on factors that relate and impact API design. So, without further ado… here we go!

4 - Hackathons

Posted on Sunday, Apr 12, 2020

Here we go - Episode #4! Have you ever had an idea, and you want to quickly prove it out? Or have you wanted to build out a scenario to expand your own skills, whether that is development, design or perhaps other skills? You've probably heard about Hackathon events in recent years, and that's what we'll focus on in this episode! I'm very excited to introduce my second guest of the show, Maria Vrabie, a very good friend, who has plenty of experience with Hackathons, both participating in them and organising or mentoring for them. It's a very insightful session, so let's go ahead and find out more about Maria's experience with Hackathons. Here we go.

3 - DevOps in a Cloud World

Posted on Sunday, Mar 29, 2020

In this episode, I'm very fortunate to have my first guest come and join me! And what better way to kick this off, than a topic area which is very close to my own heart - DevOps. I'm very excited that I was able to invite Abel Wang, Principal Developer Advocate and DevOps lead to come and join me to talk of his experiences at Microsoft. We jump through a few different areas, from What is DevOps, how it links back to requirements, Data DevOps and shifting left. There's plenty to learn from in this one, so let's dive straight in!