Requirements

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
The Role of Requirements Cloud Design Patterns

Chris joined Mert to talk all about Cloud Design Patterns, the Azure Architecture Center, Cloud Project Design Best Practices and Challenges in Cloud Development.

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January 25, 2021
21 - The Queue Based Load Levelling 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 levelling and competing consumers patterns shine. Tune in and listen to Chris speak with Will Eastbury as they discuss both of these patterns. This is another episode in the series of Architecting for the Cloud, one pattern at a time.

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January 1, 2021
14 - The Deployment Stamps Pattern

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.

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November 6, 2020
13 - Tales from the Real World - Defying DDOS

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.

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October 30, 2020
8 - Azure Security

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.

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June 7, 2020
6 - Hybrid Cloud

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…

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May 10, 2020