36 - Setting up the foundations - Azure Governance

36 - Setting up the foundations - Azure Governance

People are usually very excited to get building their cloud solutions. But sometimes, it’s worth holding back, pausing and thinking about setting up the right foundations first. This is where concepts like the Cloud Adoption Framework and Landing Zones usually comes in. In this episode, Chris …

Cloud Azure Governance Cloud Adoption Framework

Chris Reddington

Scheduled Fri, Apr 30, 2021

Social Opinion with Jamie Maguire

Social Opinion with Jamie Maguire

In this session, Chris is joined by Jamie Maguire - Developer, Microsoft MVP (AI) & Pluralsight Author. Jamie shares how he built a SaaS (Software as a Service) in my own time using .NET and Azure. The platform lets you analyse Twitter, grow, maintain and manage your Twitter account. If …

Cloud Azure SaaS Twitter Architecture Social Media

Tales from the real world

Chris Reddington Jamie Maguire

Scheduled Fri, May 14, 2021

V020 - Weekly Technology Vlog #20

V020 - Weekly Technology Vlog #20

In this video, chris provides another update on Cloud with Chris, updates on what’s coming soon and Azure related news!

Weekly vlog

Chris Reddington

Scheduled Sun, May 16, 2021

Cloud Drops - Pipelines as Code

Chris Reddington

Published on Tue, May 11, 2021

DevOps Azure DevOps Continuous Integration Continuous Deployment

You may have heard about Software Code or Infrastructure as Code. Well, in this video, we’ll be talking about pipelines as code. If you’re familiar with tools like Azure DevOps, Circle CI, GitHub, GitLab and Jenkins, you may notice a trend where these platforms are allowing you to define your pipelines as code. Throughout this video, we’ll be defining a multi-stage pipeline in Azure DevOps, and picking up some tips along the way.

1 - Requirements in Context

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1 - Requirements in Context

This is the first episode! We’ll be talking about all things requirements. Why is that? Well, that’s the place any kind of project should start - What are you aiming for, what are you trying to achieve and what is the context?

Architecture APIs Cloud Design Patterns Requirements

Architecting for the cloud, one pattern at a time

Chris Reddington Published on Sun, Mar 1, 2020

0 - Teaser

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0 - Teaser

Chris Reddington Published on Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Deploying a multi-region Serverless API Layer (Part 1)

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Deploying a multi-region Serverless API Layer (Part 1)

In my spare time, I work on a pet project called Theatreers. The aim of this is a microservice based platform focused on Theatre / Musical Theatre (bringing a few of my passion areas together).

I’ve recently re-architected the project to align to a serverless technology stack. This includes: …

Azure Architecture Scalability Resilience DevOps ARM Templates Microservices Serverless

Chris Reddington Published on Sat, Jul 13, 2019

Using Azure DevOps REST APIs to automatically create Team Iterations

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Using Azure DevOps REST APIs to automatically create Team Iterations

Consider this scenario. You are managing a software project using Azure DevOps, and you have multiple teams working towards a common cadence. Perhaps that cadence is managed by a central team. To gain the most value from your sprint planning, you would need to associate the iterations from the …

Azure DevOps DevOps Automation

Chris Reddington Published on Sun, Jun 16, 2019

Azure Scaffold - Governance Recommendations

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Azure Scaffold - Governance Recommendations

The topic seems to have come up a few times over the past few weeks, so I wanted to post a short, sharp blog about it!

How should I structure my Azure Subscription Hierarchy?
There is no “one right way” to answer this question. Your best bet is to first familiarise yourself with the …

Azure Governance RBAC Azure Resource Tags Azure Resource Policies Subscription Management Cloud Adoption Framework Cloud Foundations

Chris Reddington Published on Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Are you thinking of scalability in your cloud application?

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Are you thinking of scalability in your cloud application?

Scalability is one of the common areas where I have seen common misconceptions, when customers begin building on the platform.

But before we jump into that topic, let’s first revisit the three main cloud operating models or paradigms:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Think of this as …

Azure Architecture Scalability IaaS PaaS SaaS

Chris Reddington Published on Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Integration Platform as a Service: Logic Apps

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Integration Platform as a Service: Logic Apps

In case you had not already heard, Logic Apps have now reached general availability on Azure (or read an MSDN article by Jeff Hollan on the topic).

What are Logic Apps?

Logic Apps enable integration points primarily between Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings, and can be easily configured through …

Blogging

Chris Reddington Published on Mon, Sep 12, 2016

DigiCert Certificate Management through Azure Key Vault

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DigiCert Certificate Management through Azure Key Vault

Azure Key Vault helps safeguard cryptographic keys and secrets used by cloud applications and services. It streamlines the key management process, enabling you to maintain control of keys that access and encrypt your data. Developers can create keys for development and testing in minutes, and then …

Blogging ARM Templates Azure Key Vault

Chris Reddington Published on Mon, Sep 12, 2016

An Introduction to Azure Functions

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An Introduction to Azure Functions

If you have been keeping up to date with the latest and greatest in Azure Services (yes, I know there are quite a few!), you may have heard of a new service called Azure Functions.

Azure Functions is an event-driven Platform as a Service capability, helping you to execute code upon the occurrence of …

Blogging Serverless Event-driven Architecture

Chris Reddington Published on Mon, Sep 12, 2016

A few useful Azure Resources

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A few useful Azure Resources

Over the past few weeks, I have been working on a number of projects relating to Azure.

The usual theme has crept up, around recommended practices, and where to go for documentation. There are a couple of great resources to be aware of:

Azure Best Practice Checklists and Guidance

  • There are a number …

Azure Architecture

Chris Reddington Published on Sat, Sep 3, 2016