Cloud Design Patterns

Requirements, Design Patterns, Cloud Architecture... Oh My

In this session, we’ll navigate through a typical real-world architecture of a solution and consider the decisions that we may wish to make at various stages. Alongside that, we’ll factor in how requirements and design patterns can help influence our overall design, based on learnings from Chris’ 5+ year journey taking customers to production on Azure.

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September 28, 2021
Requirements, Design Patterns, Cloud Architecture... Oh My

In this session, we’ll navigate through a typical real-world architecture of a solution and consider the decisions that we may wish to make at various stages. Alongside that, we’ll factor in how requirements and design patterns can help influence our overall design, based on learnings from Chris’ 5+ year journey taking customers to production on Azure.

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September 27, 2021
How GitHub can help in planning, building and deploying a Podcast/Blog site

Chris is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft. He’ll explore how GitHub Actions can be used to deploy your own static sites (or other apps!) to Azure.

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August 26, 2021
An introduction to Cloud, Azure and the Azure Portal

In this session, Chris will discuss some of the fundamental concepts of the Cloud and Azure, and providing an introductory walkthrough of the Azure Portal.

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July 1, 2021
38 - Hands-on with The Geode Pattern (Build globally distributed applications!)

We’ve previously covered the theory of the Geode pattern in episode 11. Now it’s time to see it unfold live and in action! Tune in to see Will demonstrate the concept of the Geode pattern and how it adds value to a globally distributed application.

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June 11, 2021
34 - The Bulkhead Pattern (Isolate your components to prevent failures)

Do you know what caused the Titanic to sink? Poorly designed bulkheads. How can you ensure resilience between components in your cloud application? Effectively designed bulkheads! In this session, join Chris as he explores how the bulkhead pattern can help you prevent excessive load or failures in one service impacting the consumers of that service!

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April 9, 2021
33 - External Config and Claim Check Pattern - Easier Management and Externalising Payloads

How often do you think about the configuration of your applications across environments/regions/deployment boundaries? What if that configuration was stored somewhere externally but centralised, to make management easier? That’s the idea behind the external config pattern! How about another scenario - What about those times where you’ve wanted to use a messaging service, but your payload is too big? Thought about externalising that payload too? Well, that’s the Claim-check pattern! Join Peter and Chris as they talk about both of these patterns in this episode of Cloud with Chris!

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April 2, 2021
29 - The Sidecar and Ambassador Patterns

Have a need to update a legacy application to use cloud concepts such as retry, circuit breaker or other features? Then the ambassador or sidecar patterns may be for you! Join Peter and Chris as they continue their journey exploring Cloud Design Patterns. In this session, they discuss the Sidecar and Ambassador Patterns.

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March 5, 2021
V009 - Weekly Technology Vlog #9 (1 year of Cloud With Chris, Azure Retirements, Microsoft Ignite)

In this video, Chris recaps over the last week, including The GitHub & GPG Keys blog series, his webinar with SquaredUp on Application Observability in a distributed world and the Introduction to Landing Zones, where he was joined by Karim Fahmy. This week, it’s Microsoft Ignite, so keep a watch out for any news/updates! In addition, on Wednesday - the second episode of Cloud Gaming notes will be released, as well as the second in The GitHub & GPG Keys blog series. On Friday, there will be another episode with Peter Piper, as Chris and Peter explore the Ambassador and Sidecar Patterns. Finally, on Saturday - Chris will be presenting to Dotnet Limerick Azure User Group on using GitHub to deploy a Podcast Site/Blog to Azure using Static Content… And if that wasn’t enough, Chris also rounds up some of the latest Azure Blog posts, and a series of retirement notices from the Azure Updates page.

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March 1, 2021
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 aren’t new cloud design patterns, and are well known patterns in the messaging world!

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February 12, 2021