Chris Reddington

Welsh Tech Geek, Cloud Advocate, Musical Theatre Enthusiast and Improving Improviser!

Chris is currently a Senior Engineer on Microsoft’s FastTrack for Azure team.

By day, he works with stakeholders in startups and enterprises from developers and system admins through to Heads of Division and CTOs on accelerating their journey to the cloud, while actively listening and working with the Azure Engineering teams to further improve the Azure Platform. His primrary tecnical areas of focus are Cloud Architecture, Cloud Native Solutions (including Kubernetes) and DevOps tooling and principals.

Chris has presented at several internal and external events including Microsoft Tech Ready, Microsoft Ignite and several Microsoft Tech Summit events.

28 - Intro to Landing Zones

28 - Intro to Landing Zones

Heard about something called a Landing Zone, and think you need a helicopter ready to use it? Not quite! In this session, Chris is joined by Karim Fahmy as they discuss an introduction to Azure Landing Zones and how they underpin some of the core cloud foundations (e.g. governance, networking, core …

Architecture APIs Cloud Foundations

Architecting for the cloud, one pattern at a time

Chris Reddington Karim Fahmy Published on Fri, Feb 26, 2021

V008 - Weekly Technology Vlog #8 (Changing Role, Guest Appearances, LOTS of Azure News)

V008 - Weekly Technology Vlog #8 (Changing Role, Guest Appearances, LOTS of Azure News)

In this video, Chris recaps the events over the last week, including his transition from FastTrack for Azure Engineer into a Cloud Solution Architect, The Compute Resource Consolidation Pattern and being “In Conversation with” JonnyChipz and the relaunch of Azure Thames Valley! This …

Career Cloud Community Azure JonnyChipz Azure Thames Valley

Weekly vlog

Chris Reddington Published on Mon, Feb 22, 2021

27 - The Compute Resource Consolidation Pattern (Optimise for Cost!)

27 - The Compute Resource Consolidation Pattern (Optimise for Cost!)

Have you deployed your application in a way that it needs compute dedicated for each instance? Perhaps you have an app which could be deployed as a Software as a Service/multi-tenanted app, but still have a deployment per tenant? Well, find out how the Compute Resource Consolidation Pattern could be …

Architecture Cost

Architecting for the cloud, one pattern at a time

Chris Reddington Published on Fri, Feb 19, 2021

V007 - Weekly Technology Vlog #7 (Recap, NEW SITE, NEWS!)

V007 - Weekly Technology Vlog #7 (Recap, NEW SITE, NEWS!)

In this video, Chris updates on cloud with Chris from the recent week as well as Azureish Live, what’s coming up over the next week (Azure Thames Valley, another blog post and Compute Resource Consolidation Pattern). We then explore the most recent updates from Azure Updates, Azure …

Podcast Sessionize Azure Community

Weekly vlog

Chris Reddington Published on Mon, Feb 15, 2021

26 - The Pub Sub, Priority Queue and Pipes and Filter Patterns

26 - The Pub Sub, Priority Queue and Pipes and Filter Patterns

Ever wondered how complex integration systems / enterprise messaging works? Curious about whether there’s a way to bypass and prioritise certain messages? Then join this episode as Chris Reddington and Will Eastbury explore the Priority Queue and Pipes and Filter patterns. Spoiler - These …

Architecture APIs Cloud Design Patterns Messaging Integration

Architecting for the cloud, one pattern at a time

Chris Reddington Will Eastbury Published on Fri, Feb 12, 2021

25 - A conversation on Mental Health

25 - A conversation on Mental Health

Mental Health - A concept that often has stigma surrounding it, or a concept that is misunderstood. In this episode, Chris Reddington is joined by Andrew Nathan as they both talk through their own experiences of Mental Health, the importance of looking after your mental health, and being okay with …

Mental Health Health

Chris Reddington Andrew Nathan Published on Tue, Feb 9, 2021

V006 - Weekly Technology Vlog #6 (Recap, Coming Up and NEWS!)

V006 - Weekly Technology Vlog #6 (Recap, Coming Up and NEWS!)

In this video, Chris updates on cloud with Chris from the recent week, and what’s coming up over the next week (Azureish Live, another blog post and The Pipes & Filter / Priority Queues patterns). We then explore the most recent updates from Azure Updates, Azure Architecture Center, Azure …

Mental Health Gaming GitHub Azure Azure DevOps Infrastructure as Code Bicep Messaging Patterns

Weekly vlog

Chris Reddington Published on Mon, Feb 8, 2021

CGN1 - Cloud Gaming Notes Episode 1 - Hosting a Game Server

CGN1 - Cloud Gaming Notes Episode 1 - Hosting a Game Server

Ever thought about what it takes to host a game in the Cloud? Well, this is the series for you! On the first Wednesday of every month, we explore Cloud Concepts that impact your journey to a connected multiplayer gaming experience! In this first session, we’ll play some Minecraft and talk to …

Architecture Gaming

Cloud gaming notes

Chris Reddington Lee Williams Published on Wed, Feb 3, 2021

V005 - Weekly Technology Vlog #5 (My Setup, Architecture Patterns, Mental Health and NEWS)

V005 - Weekly Technology Vlog #5 (My Setup, Architecture Patterns, Mental Health and NEWS)

In this video, Chris updates on cloud with Chris from the recent week, and what’s coming up over the next week (Spoiler - This is a packed week - another blog, a new series - Cloud Gaming Notes, and an episode on Mental Health). We then explore the most recent updates from Azure Updates, Azure …

Mental Health Azure GitHub Azure DevOps

Weekly vlog

Chris Reddington Published on Mon, Feb 1, 2021

24 - Health Endpoint Monitoring Pattern (Monitor your service and its dependencies!)

24 - Health Endpoint Monitoring Pattern (Monitor your service and its dependencies!)

Have you ever seen one of those status pages that returns healthy when all is good, but unhealthy when there is a problem with even one dependent service? Probably on a cloud service health dashboard? Well tune in to this episode as we talk about the Health Endpoint Monitoring Pattern and how you …

Architecture Monitoring

Architecting for the cloud, one pattern at a time

Chris Reddington Published on Fri, Jan 29, 2021

V004 - Weekly Technology Vlog #4 (JamStack + Cloud, Upcoming Talks and Tech News)

V004 - Weekly Technology Vlog #4 (JamStack + Cloud, Upcoming Talks and Tech News)

In this video, Chris updates on Cloud With Chris from the last week, and how you can keep up to date with all the upcoming content (Spoiler: It’s growing, including the talks outside of the channel!). Are you in the Thames Valley area, or even further afield? Then you may want to tune in to …

Podcast Sessionize Azure Community

Weekly vlog

Chris Reddington Published on Mon, Jan 25, 2021

23 - Gatekeeper and Valet Key Patterns - Secure your APIs and Resources

23 - Gatekeeper and Valet Key Patterns - Secure your APIs and Resources

You may have joined Peter and Chris in some of their previous episodes such as the API Economy, The Backends for Frontends & Strangler Pattern, or The Anti-Corruption Layer, Gateway Aggregation and Gateway Routing patterns. They’ll will be continuing our journey talking about API Cloud …

Architecture APIs Cloud Design Patterns Security

Architecting for the cloud, one pattern at a time

Chris Reddington Peter Piper Published on Fri, Jan 22, 2021

V003 - Weekly Technology Vlog #3 (Contributing to OSS, Azure Thames Valley and Tech News)

V003 - Weekly Technology Vlog #3 (Contributing to OSS, Azure Thames Valley and Tech News)

In this video, Chris updates on Cloud With Chris from the last week, and how you can keep up to date with all the upcoming content (Spoiler: There’s a lot!). He also talks through his upcoming sessions with Azureish Live, SquaredUp, JonnyChipz and more. Are you in the Thames Valley area? Then …

GitHub Azure DevOps Azure Thames Valley Azure Community

Weekly vlog

Chris Reddington Published on Mon, Jan 18, 2021

22 - Static Content Hosting Pattern (Save cost and gain performance for static websites!)

22 - Static Content Hosting Pattern (Save cost and gain performance for static websites!)

Do you have a website that is made up mostly of Static Content (e.g. HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Images)? Interested how you can optimise for performance and cost savings as well? Then join this episode as we talk through the Cloud Design Pattern, “The Static Content Hosting Pattern”. This is …

Architecture Hugo Static content

Architecting for the cloud, one pattern at a time

Chris Reddington Published on Fri, Jan 15, 2021

V002 - Weekly Technology Vlog #2 (Show Updates, Azure Updates, CloudFamily.info)

V002 - Weekly Technology Vlog #2 (Show Updates, Azure Updates, CloudFamily.info)

In this video, Chris lays out his second weekly technology vlog update talking about updates on Cloud With Chris (Weekly Vlogs, Blogs, Podcast Series episodes, Sessionize), Azure Updates, Community Updates (John Lunn aka JonnyChipz, Sarah Lean aka TechieLass, CloudFamily.info and Richard Hooper aka …

Podcast Sessionize Azure Community

Weekly vlog

Chris Reddington Published on Mon, Jan 11, 2021

GitHub Codespaces, Visual Studio Code and Remote Containers

GitHub Codespaces, Visual Studio Code and Remote Containers

In this episode, we’re going to be taking a slight detour away from GitHub actions and focus on some of the announcements from GitHub universe last week. We’re going to explore them both from the announcements, and also take a look at some of those features that have already been …

GitHub GitHub Actions DevOps GitHub Codespaces Development Programming Dev Visual Studio Code

Git hub actions and azure

Chris Reddington Published on Fri, Jan 8, 2021

V001 - Weekly Technology Vlog #1 (Blog, Hugo, Azure, GitHub & Azure DevOps)

V001 - Weekly Technology Vlog #1 (Blog, Hugo, Azure, GitHub & Azure DevOps)

In this video, Chris sets off his weekly technology vlog updates talking about some of the things he worked on over his December break including OSS Contributions. He also talks through some updates from the month of December across Azure, GitHub and Azure DevOps.

Open Source Hugo Azure GitHub Azure DevOps DevOps

Weekly vlog

Chris Reddington Published on Mon, Jan 4, 2021

21 - The Queue Based Load Leveling and Competing Consumers Pattern

21 - The Queue Based Load Leveling and Competing Consumers Pattern

Do you have an application with some specific requirements around scalability, and continuity of service? What happens if your service is hit by heavy load? Could performance/reliability issues cause an impact to your solution? This is where both the queue-based load leveling and competing consumers …

Architecture APIs Cloud Design Patterns

Architecting for the cloud, one pattern at a time

Chris Reddington Will Eastbury Published on Fri, Jan 1, 2021

20 - The Anti-corruption layer, Gateway Aggregation and Gateway Routing patterns

20 - The Anti-corruption layer, Gateway Aggregation and Gateway Routing patterns

You’ve heard Peter and Chris talk about The Facade pattern previously. These patterns build upon the Façade concept. The façade layer could be used to translate requests between various subsystems, aggregate multiple backend requests into a single response and offload specialised functionality …

Architecture APIs Cloud Design Patterns

Architecting for the cloud, one pattern at a time

Chris Reddington Peter Piper Published on Wed, Dec 30, 2020

11 - The Geode Pattern - What is it and how can it be useful for my app?

11 - The Geode Pattern - What is it and how can it be useful for my app?

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.

This …

Architecture APIs Cloud Design Patterns

Architecting for the cloud, one pattern at a time

Chris Reddington Will Eastbury Published on Mon, Dec 21, 2020

18 - Tales from the Real World - Defying Gravity.. The magic behind Flight Simulator 2020

18 - Tales from the Real World - Defying Gravity.. The magic behind Flight Simulator 2020

Have you tried Flight Simulator 2020 and been impressed by how well it maps to the real world? Joined other users in the simulator on a journey and encountered other ‘live’ aircrafts, or changing weather conditions? This is powered by the Cloud! Join Chris and Cam as they embark on a …

Architecture Flight Sim

Tales from the real world

Chris Reddington Cam Adams Published on Fri, Dec 18, 2020

GitHub Issues and GitHub Discussions

GitHub Issues and GitHub Discussions

In this episode, we’ll be taking a look at GitHub Issues and GitHub Discussions which recently came out at GitHub Universe. Interested? Then stick around as we find out more about both of these topics!

GitHub GitHub Actions GitHub Discussions GitHub Issues

Git hub actions and azure

Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Dec 16, 2020

GitHub Universe and GitHub Actions Deployments

GitHub Universe and GitHub Actions Deployments

In this episode, we’re going to be taking a slight detour away from GitHub actions and focus on some of the announcements from GitHub universe last week. We’re going to explore them both from the announcements, and also take a look at some of those features that have already been …

GitHub GitHub Actions DevOps .NET Core App Service Deployments Release Manual Approvals

Git hub actions and azure

Chris Reddington Published on Tue, Dec 15, 2020

17 - The Throttling, Retry and Circuit Breaker Patterns

17 - The Throttling, Retry and Circuit Breaker Patterns

How are you thinking about handling load on your application, scaling out perhaps? But what about if you’re building a multi-tenant service and worried about safeguarding resources on a per tenant basis? What happens if there’s a temporary blip, and there are issues that impact the …

Architecture APIs Cloud Design Patterns

Architecting for the cloud, one pattern at a time

Chris Reddington John Downs Published on Fri, Dec 4, 2020

GitHub Actions and Azure - Deploying .NET Core code to Azure App Service

GitHub Actions and Azure - Deploying .NET Core code to Azure App Service

You have your .NET Core code. You have your application infrastructure ready. Now, it’s time for us to deploy that application to Azure using GitHub Actions!

GitHub GitHub Actions DevOps .NET Core App Service

Git hub actions and azure

Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Dec 2, 2020

GitHub Actions and Azure - Deploying ARM templates with GitHub Actions

GitHub Actions and Azure - Deploying ARM templates with GitHub Actions

Have an application that you want to deploy to Azure in an automated way? Well, before we deploy the application code, we need some Azure Infrastructure for it to run on. In this video, we have you covered on how to deploy that infrastructure!

GitHub GitHub Actions DevOps Infrastructure as Code ARM Templates

Git hub actions and azure

Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Dec 2, 2020

GitHub Actions and Azure - Getting started with GitHub Actions and Azure Login

GitHub Actions and Azure - Getting started with GitHub Actions and Azure Login

Want to find out more about how GitHub Actions work? How about the Azure Actions that you might use in your first deployments in the platform? Then stick around, because this video is the one for you!

GitHub GitHub Actions DevOps

Git hub actions and azure

Chris Reddington Published on Sun, Nov 29, 2020

GitHub Actions and Azure - Source Controlling our Code using Git

GitHub Actions and Azure - Source Controlling our Code using Git

Want to automate your application deployments into Azure? Heard about Git, GitHub or GitHub actions want to find out more? I’m starting a new series on how you can use GitHub Actions to deploy your applications into Azure! Interested? Then stick around to find out more.

GitHub GitHub Actions DevOps

Git hub actions and azure

Chris Reddington Published on Sun, Nov 29, 2020

13 - Tales from the Real World - Defying DDOS

13 - Tales from the Real World - Defying DDOS

Transcript coming soon!

Security DDOS

Tales from the real world

Chris Reddington Cam Adams Published on Fri, Oct 30, 2020

9 - Building smart Integration Solutions with Microsoft Azure

9 - Building smart Integration Solutions with Microsoft Azure

Hello, and welcome back to Cloud with Chris! You’re with me, Chris Reddington - and we’ll be talking about all things Cloud!

I hope that you’re keeping safe and well in these strange times that we’re going through! You may have noticed a drop off on my episodes over the …

Serverless Monitoring

Podcast episodes

Chris Reddington Ezhilarasi Chezhiyan Published on Sun, Aug 2, 2020

8 - Azure Security

8 - Azure Security

Hello, and welcome back to Cloud with Chris! You’re with me, Chris Reddington - and we’ll be talking about all things Cloud!

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 …

Security Architecture DevOps

Podcast episodes

Chris Reddington Andrew Nathan Published on Sun, Jun 7, 2020

7 - Creating Cloud with Chris

7 - Creating Cloud with Chris

Hello, and welcome back to Cloud with Chris! You’re with me, Chris Reddington - and we’ll be talking about all things Cloud! 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! As you’ll …

Podcasting

Podcast episodes

Chris Reddington Fletcher Kelly Published on Sun, May 24, 2020

6 - Hybrid Cloud

6 - Hybrid Cloud

Hello, and welcome back to this episode of Cloud with Chris! You’re with me Chris Reddington and we’ll be talking about all things cloud.

The past few weeks and months have been a strange time for us all, so please continue to stay safe and healthy! I hope that these podcast episodes are …

Architecture Hybrid Azure Stack

Podcast episodes

Chris Reddington Thomas Maurer Published on Sun, May 10, 2020

5 - The API Economy

5 - The API Economy

Hello and welcome back to Cloud with Chris! You’re with me - Chris Reddington, and we’ll be talking about all things cloud. Now, the backlog of episodes continues to look healthy, with a number of additional session ideas planned and a number of guests scheduled to come in. But, please …

Architecture APIs Cloud Design Patterns

Podcast episodes

Chris Reddington Peter Piper Published on Sat, Apr 25, 2020

4 - Hackathons

4 - Hackathons

Hello and welcome back to another episode Cloud with Chris! You’re with me - Chris Reddington, and we’ll be talking about all things cloud.

Thanks for the recent subscriptions across my platforms! We’re now not too far away from reaching the 100 subscriptions needed on YouTube to …

Hackathons Development

Podcast episodes

Chris Reddington Maria Vrabie Published on Sun, Apr 12, 2020

3 - DevOps in a Cloud World

3 - DevOps in a Cloud World

Hello and welcome back to Cloud with Chris! You’re with me - Chris Reddington, and we’ll be talking about all things cloud. I’ve been doing some updates to my website, so please check out the “Become a Guest” or “Topic Suggestion” Links, as you’ll now …

DevOps Azure DevOps Shift Left Data DevOps

Podcast episodes

Chris Reddington Abel Wang Published on Sun, Mar 29, 2020

2 - Cost Control

2 - Cost Control

Hello and welcome back to Cloud with Chris! You’re with me - Chris Reddington, and we’ll be talking about all things cloud. Now, just as reminder - I would love to have any and all topic suggestions, so please get in touch with me on either Facebook or Twitter, @CloudWithChris. …

Architecture Cost Governance

Podcast episodes

Chris Reddington Published on Sun, Mar 15, 2020

1 - Requirements in Context

1 - Requirements in Context

Hello and welcome to the first episode of Cloud with Chris. Now I should start by introducing what this podcast is all about.

My name is Chris Reddington, and day to day I help different organisations move their way into the cloud. Of course, I see many trends and themes as I help those …

Architecture APIs Cloud Design Patterns

Architecting for the cloud, one pattern at a time

Chris Reddington Published on Sun, Mar 1, 2020

0 - Teaser

0 - Teaser

Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Feb 19, 2020