42 — How to choose the ‘Right’ Datastores for your scenario
42 — How to choose the ‘Right’ Datastores for your scenario
42 — How to choose the ‘Right’ Datastores for your scenario

This post was originally published on Fri, Jul 9, 2021 at cloudwithchris.com.

There are so many types of data stores out there these days. You have relational, non-relational, documents, blob, tables, files and more. There’s also a growing awareness of ‘Polyglot Persistence’ where you use different data stores depending on the task. But how do you know which is the ‘right’ one? Chris is joined once again by Steph Martin as we talk through some of these types of datastores, and the factors that may help you in your decision!

42 — How to choose the ‘Right’ Datastores for your scenario

CGN6 — Cloud Gaming Notes Episode 6 — Gaming as Entertainment — Esports and Streaming
CGN6 — Cloud Gaming Notes Episode 6 — Gaming as Entertainment — Esports and Streaming
CGN6 — Cloud Gaming Notes Episode 6 — Gaming as Entertainment — Esports and Streaming

This post was originally published on Wed, Jul 7, 2021 at cloudwithchris.com.

Playing games has always been a social experience. Whether it’s board games, sports or video games — a multiplayer component is common. We see these experiences becoming forms of entertainment (e.g. watching our favourite sports teams compete). This trend continues into the Gaming Industry, as we see the growth of Esports in Gaming, as well as streamers regularly broadcasting over on YouTube and Twitch. Chris is joined by Lee Williams, as they talk through these trends and how Cloud has enabled this transition.

CGN6 — Cloud Gaming Notes Episode 6 — Gaming as Entertainment — Esports and Streaming

Why a Diverse Team is Crucial to Startup Success
Why a Diverse Team is Crucial to Startup Success
Why a Diverse Team is Crucial to Startup Success

This post was originally published on Tue, Jul 6, 2021 at cloudwithchris.com.

Team diversity refers to differences between members of startup team. Those differences can include demographic differences (like age, race, sex, ethnicity), personality (extrovert, introvert, and differing Myers-Briggs types) and functional (as in skill sets, like engineering, design, copywriting, and marketing).

How does team diversity impact your customers’ experience from the moment they learn about you through their journey with you? You will attract and relate to customers how look like you. They will understand your messaging and you will understand their needs. If you don’t represent the right dimensions of diversity, you are leaving an amazing experience behind.

Why a Diverse Team is Crucial to Startup Success

This post was originally published on Mon, Jul 5, 2021 at cloudwithchris.com.

Inspired by the recent episode with Annie Talvasto, I wanted to put together a blog post that will introduce an ongoing series on Cloud With Chris. Before we introduce that series though, it’s important that we first introduce the Cloud Native Compute Foundation (more commonly known as CNCF).

The CNCF is a Linux Foundation project that provides a set of tools and services for running cloud native applications. The project was started in 2016 by a group of companies including Red Hat, Google, IBM, and others. The project…


41 — DevOps on Azure
41 — DevOps on Azure
41 — DevOps on Azure

This post was originally published on Fri, Jul 2, 2021 at cloudwithchris.com.

In this episode, Chris is joined by Mert Yeter, a software engineer with 16 years of experience in .NET and Microsoft technologies. We’ll be talking all things DevOps on Azure, including Azure Container Registry, Azure Container Instances and Azure Kubernetes Service. We’ll also get a chance to talk about Traefik and how it’s pluggable middleware can help you with your Kubernetes ingresses! Tune in to find out more!

41 — DevOps on Azure

Top new CNCF projects to look out for
Top new CNCF projects to look out for
Top new CNCF projects to look out for

This post was originally published on Wed, Jun 30, 2021 at cloudwithchris.com.

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) brought you such fan favourites like Kubernetes & Prometheus. In this talk Annie Talvasto will introduce you the most interesting and coolest upcoming CNCF tools and projects.

This compact and demo-filled talk will give you ideas and inspiration that you can 1) discover new technologies and tools to use in your future projects as well as 2) be the coolest kid in the block, by being up to date with the latest and greatest.

Top new CNCF projects to look out for

This post was originally published on Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at cloudwithchris.com.

We recently introduced you to API Management, how it maps to architectural principals and why you may consider using it as a producer or consumer of APIs. In this post, we’ll be continuing on the story — focusing mostly on the API Management policies functionality.

An introduction to API Management Policies

Azure API Management Policies are a way to implement configuration which changes the behaviour of an API Operation or set of APIs. These policies are executed sequentially in either the request to or response from an API. Consider the API Management as a…


40 — Failed lawyer stumbles into tech — Agile from the trenches
40 — Failed lawyer stumbles into tech — Agile from the trenches
40 — Failed lawyer stumbles into tech — Agile from the trenches

This post was originally published on Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at cloudwithchris.com.

In this session Erin and Chris reminisce, talking about how they met and Erin’s journey into Technology. Erin talks a little bit about what Agile is, how it works in the real world, and shares some stories and anecdotes she’s seen as an Agile Coach in the trenches.


This post was originally published on Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at cloudwithchris.com.

We now live in a world where multiple systems connect or integrate with each other. This is not new, and has been a technology trend for some time. But — in a world of distributed compute (on the increase, thanks to cloud), and the rise of microservices, we find that we have more and more services that we need to integrate with each other. Integration is typically handled through a couple of routes, including Enterprise Messaging (such as message brokers — which we won’t cover in this blog…


In this episode, Chris is joined by John Lunn, aka jonnychipz! An organizer of the Welsh Azure User Group, Blogger and Vlogger, Chris and John talk around 100 days of Cloud, Learning Cloud and Exam Certifications, Cloud Adoption and getting involved in the community. Wanted to start learning cloud, or getting more involved in the community? Then this may be a talk to follow!

Cloud With Chris

Exploring Cloud concepts with Chris Reddington (Welsh Tech Geek, Cloud Advocate, Musical Theatre Enthusiast and Improving Improviser!)

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