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Published: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:51:14 +0000

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069: The two types of sales dudes you meet in heaven, the IaaS MQ, and layoffs

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:51:14 +0000

  There’s always good food in the enterprise sales meeting racket: gourmet pimento cheese, sushi and sake, and booze. Also, the Gartner magic quadrant for IaaS in out, which we discuss. With layoffs at Cisco we look at the broader numbers around layoffs in the tech sector. Before recommendations we briefly talk about Walmart buying Jet. (Sorry the audio quality is so bad.) Listen above, subscribe to the feed (or iTunes), or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR On August 31st, come hear about launching your cloud strategy and why multi-cloud matters with myself, an analyst, and an actual enterprise user of all this stuff. Register and watch it for free! I have a discount code for Operability.IO, September 19th and 20th in London. I hear good things about this conference; check out their talks from last year. It has a good list of speakers, including our very own Casey West. You can 10% off registration if you use the code COTEMEMOOIO16. Check out https://cote.io/promos/ for more - free books, free cloud time, etc. Interested in speeding your software’s cycle time, reducing release cycles, and a resilient cloud platform? Check out the free ebook on Cloud Foundry or take Cloud Foundry for a test drive with Pivotal Web Services. See those and other things at cote.io/pivotal. See cote.io/promos for a full list of all the deals “mid-roll” stuff currently going on. Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Gartner IaaS MQ is Out. Check out the free re-print, from Amazon I believe. I collected these notes in it’s own blog post, check it out. Layoffs at Cisco Several thousand get pink slips, more “I do not think that they are going to be done after this.” “We are committed to making the necessary decisions to drive our future growth” The performance didn’t impress investors as Cisco’s stock shed 42 cents to $30.30 in extended trading after the numbers came out. The decline may have been driven by disappointment that Cisco’s job cuts weren’t nearly as deep as published reports had speculated they would be. But it’s not just Cisco. Be sure to read The Halo Effect. Walmart buys Jet $3.3bn. I miss Amazon, Matt in Australia. Ben Thompson provides extensive color. Recommendations At Irie’s Island Food Brandon: PIN/Kings podcast. Matt: Flying in Australian is awesome, civilized even; the curved screen of the Samsung SAMSUNG C27F390F 1800R Curved 27 inch LED Free Sync Full HD 1920x1080 VA panel HDMI D-Sub Monitor, Australian edition, but Yankee plugs are cool too. Coté: James Governor on Pivotal and SpringOne Platform; Irie’s Island Food in Port Aransas. [...]


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068: Too old for the buffet

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 05:23:55 +0000

Summary With Matt securely setup in Australia, we get the low-down on the down under. We also discuss rumors of HPE and Rackspace going private and catch up on Verizon buying Yahoo! Check out the full show notes for links to the recommendations, conferences, and tech news items we didn’t get to cover. [audio src=“http://traffic.libsyn.com/cote/SoftwareDefinedTalk068.mp3”] Listen above, subscribe to the feed (or iTunes), or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR See cote.io/promos for a full list of all the deals “mid-roll” stuff currently going on. I have a discount code for Operability.IO, September 19th and 20th in London. I hear good things about this conference; check out their talks from last year. It has a good list of speakers, including our very own Casey West. You can 10% off registration if you use the code COTEMEMOOIO16. Check out https://cote.io/promos/ for more - free books, free cloud time, etc. Interested in speeding your software’s cycle time, reducing release cycles, and a resilient cloud platform? Check out the free ebook on Cloud Foundry or take Cloud Foundry for a test drive with Pivotal Web Services. See those and other things at cote.io/pivotal. Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. HPE on the block? Coverage: “several private equity firms, including KRR, Apollo Global Management and the Carlyle Group, are looking to pay $40 billion or more to buy HPE outright” Bill Hilf out of HPE, another cloud re-org at HPE Let’s compare: IBM, Oracle, EMC/Dell, even Verizon/Yahoo! - big tech companies surviving long term. Meanwhile: rumors of Rackspace going private. YAHOO! What’s Verizon doing over there? Coté’s notes on this: one and two. ChefConf Unified products as Automate Certifications! Lots of videos Recommendations Brandon: Stranger Things Matt: Utopia/Homeland2. My kids love Tim Tams. Manly. http://fan-o-rama.com/ Coté: Field Notes Byline, reporter’s notebook. [...]


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014: Building a cloud in 30 minutes, metrics are a distraction, & other tales of transformation at SpringOne Platform

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 16:18:30 +0000

“I get to see your face during this podcast,” Matt says as we start talking about SpringOne Platform. Both of us were there and we recap Matt’s talk on managing 10 Pivotal Cloud Foundry instances, namely, how they figured out using a Concourse pipeline to automate much of that management. We discuss “how to do the transformation” talks we liked, like the Citi talk.

In addition to some other random digital transformation topics, we also discuss how HR policies are struggling to change with things like pair programming and DevOps.

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013: Open source and developers at Dell and the changing nature of OSS, & Loco Moco, with Barton George

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 16:11:34 +0000

I’ve had a theory that the hard-line philosophy of open source has softened in recent times. Rather than thinking closed source is to be avoided at all costs, I think most developer types are a lot more willing to accept closed source bits mixed in with open source bits. That is, open core has “won.” I discuss this topic with my long time pal, Barton George, while at SpringOne Platform, plus the work he’s doing in the developer and OSS worlds at Dell.

We also talk about Hawaiian food.

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067: Fried chicken, Docker Swarm, tech journalism, or, "but that sweet @MattRay interpolation, tho."

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:34:42 +0000

  Is anyone minding the business side of these container orchestration plays? That’s the main topic we discuss after doing over recent Docker announcements. We then discuss the state of tech journalism and throw out a free business plan for left-ish fried chicken slinging. Check out the full show notes for links to the recommendations, conferences, and tech news items we didn’t get to cover: http://cote.io/sdt67 Listen above, subscribe to the feed (or iTunes), or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR See cote.io/promos for a full list of all the deals “mid-roll” stuff currently going on. Get $50 off DevOpsDays Minneapolis, July 20th and 21st, with the code SDT2016. I’ll be getting some for Chicago and Seattle sometime too. August 1st to 4th, SpringOne Platform – I’ll be talking on DevOps and generally hanging out with the cloud native folks. You can get $300 off registration when you use the code pivotal-cote–300. Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Rainbow Chicken vs. Chikfilay The “happy meal” barter system. The Left needs some fried chicken chain. DockerCon Docker now includes SwarmKit, making K8s more contentious In LinkedIn, well documented exploration of Docker adoption in big firms by LinkedIn profiles. Shows exponential growth vs. Java, Ruby on Rails, visualization terms Is there product strategy going on in the container space? Accident-driven intentionality. Yes, they’re building up momentum and then monetization. Midroll SpringOne Platform - funny name, etc. $300 off registration with code pivotal-cote–300. ChefCon - July 11th and 13th in Austin! Brook & Bob memorial segment, On the Tech Media Matt Asay piece: The press will believe anything about open source. Not all Sunshine and Lollipops in Open Source Land What do expect? What’s business model? Apple & ZFS More detail than you’d care to want It’s like a story of the ups and (mostly) downs of enterprise infrastructure software. Also, the flirtation nature of announcements that keeps eager nerd-beavers on tender-hooks. BONUS LINKS! Not covered in show Infrastructure Software is Dead, or, “With friends like these…” Hard truths from Mirantis “Everybody’s OpenStack software is equally bad.” “But none of this matters, because today customers don’t care about software. Customers care about outcomes.” (Because, you know, they used to not care about outcomes…? Plz. advise.) Infrastructure Investments by Cloud Service Providers Charts! Numbers! Cloud! I like her By the Numbers thing. Coté used to do something like that and it was fun to put together. 10 Hour Maintenance Windows on Oracle Cloud? I seem to remember Google having something similar Operational Best Practices for Serverless Charity Major’s write-up from her talk at the #Serverless conference If you chose a provider, you do not get to just point your finger at them in the post mortem and say it’s their fault. You chose them, it’s on you. It’s tacky to blame the software or the service, and besides your customers don’t give a shit whose “fault” it is. Checking in on CostCo Which Visa to get Recommendations Brandon: Chaos Monkeys. Matt: Boston Dynamics robot video & moar falling robots! The Inevitable. Coté: Hey, as beef sticks go, the Ostrim ones look pretty good. No sugar, mostly? Also, The King Killer Chronicles. [...]


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066: I-Bankers Smokin' L's in the Hot-tub

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 01:02:04 +0000

Summary With two surprise acquisitions this week we have a lot of synergies to discuss. We cover Samsung picking up Joyent, and Microsoft buying LinkedIn. Highly related is a recent article trying to explain what’s going on with private equity buying tech companies. Then, we discuss the big news from chef we’ve been waiting for: the announcement of habitat. Check out the full show notes for links to the recommendations, conferences, and tech news items we didn’t get to cover: http://cote.io/sdt66. Listen above, subscribe to the feed (or iTunes), or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR See cote.io/promos for a full list of all the deals “mid-roll” stuff currently going on. Get $50 off DevOpsDays Minneapolis, July 20th and 21st, with the code SDT2016. I’ll be getting some for Chicago and Seattle sometime too. Interested in speeding your software’s cycle time, reducing release cycles, and a resilient cloud platform? Check out the free ebook on Cloud Foundry or take Cloud Foundry for a test drive with Pivotal Web Services. See those and other things at cote.io/pivotal. Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Samsung Buys Joyent Joyent notes Coverage from Venturebeat “Until today, we lacked one thing. We lacked the scale required to compete effectively in the large, rapidly growing and fiercely competitive cloud computing market. Now, that changes,” Microsoft acquires LinkedIn Press Release from Microsoft M&A Synergies Theoretical WTF’ing: Slideshare, extended to all Office formats. Login with LinkedIn + AD = SSO won. Also: “Massively scaling the reach and engagement of LinkedIn by using the network to power the social and identity layers of Microsoft’s ecosystem of over one billion customers. Think about things like LinkedIn’s graph interwoven throughout Outlook, Calendar, Active Directory, Office, Windows, Skype, Dynamics, Cortana, Bing and more.” 433 million professionals in LinkedIn (from MSFT internal memo). …but it’s probably all the same people, tho. “Along with the new growth in our Office 365 commercial and Dynamics businesses this deal is key to our bold ambition to reinvent productivity and business processes.” (MSFT CEO, from MSFT internal memo) Ads and dumb-AI context: “This combination will make it possible for new experiences such as a LinkedIn newsfeed that serves up articles based on the project you are working on and Office suggesting an expert to connect with via LinkedIn to help with a task you’re trying to complete. As these experiences get more intelligent and delightful, the LinkedIn and Office 365 engagement will grow. And in turn, new opportunities will be created for monetization through individual and organization subscriptions and targeted advertising.” (MSFT CEO, from MSFT internal memo) LinkedIn growth since Dec, 2008: “Our team has grown from 338 people to over 10,000, our membership from 32M to over 433M and our revenue from $78M to over $3 billion.” (MSFT internal memo). Others from memo: Lydia training inline in MSFT apps; paid content in MSFT apps (a la Spiceworks); HR and recruiting. Deal PR deck - pretty good. I can see how the social graph and all the “semantic web sit” in LinkedIn, crossed with MSFT assets works well. One take on ads, doesn’t like the Office angle, cause privacy, but oh wait: Google Apps and GMail It’s the 1 dataset MS can keep out of Facebook and Google’s hands. https://trackchanges.postlight.com/9-things-microsoft-could-do-with-linkedin–2aec55c2bc72#.iv7cofd13 “Microsoft could improve LinkedIn”: Microsoft designs for people who have to do boring things with computers in order to make money. It’s the 9–5 software vendor. Previous big acquisitions: Nokia for $7.2bn, Skype for $8.5bn, Xamarin for $400m. From 451 M&A coverage: I-banker stuff: “Microsoft will pay $196 per share [...]


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065: The High-level WTF on "Scheduling"

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 18:41:45 +0000

  We spend this week talking about workload scheduling, starting with Mesos. It’s a fun ride from CONTROL-M to Lambda, along with Cloud Foundry and serverless. So get ready to beat a horse into glue. Plus, how to handle gifts for father’s day and the usual recommendations at the end. Check out the full show notes (http://cote.io/sdt65) for links to the recommendations, conferences, and tech news items we didn’t get to cover. [audio src=“http://traffic.libsyn.com/cote/SoftwareDefinedTalk046.mp3”] Listen above, subscribe to the feed (or iTunes), or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR See cote.io/promos for a full list of all the deals “mid-roll” stuff currently going on. Get $50 off DevOpsDays Minneapolis, July 20th and 21st, with the code SDT2016. I’ll be getting some for Chicago and Seattle sometime too. August 1st to 4th, SpringOne Platform – I’ll be talking on DevOps and generally hanging out with the cloud native folks. You can get $300 off registration when you use the code pivotal-cote–300. Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Father’s Day It’s coming, June 19th. What should fathers be asking for? Time alone a la Nathaniel Fisher. The Buff, neck-ware thing: be like Kevin Rayburn. Aerobie AeroPress Coffee Maker with Tote Bag Tortuga one-bag backpack MesosCon Platform Infrastructure at Twitter: The Past, Present and - Future - Chris Pinkham, VP of Engineering, Twitter Forgot to talk about this, but here are my notes from the MesosCon presentation by Twitter Former Nimbula founder (Oracle acquisition), early AWS founder. Twitter’s kinda big deal, maybe you’ve heard of them. Over 1000 services manage Twitter, over 1,000,000 cores. http://twitter.github.io Heron is a newly open-sourced replacement for Storm. Supporting all of our own code isn’t sustainable, need an open source community. The Ellen Degeneres photo tweet from the 2015 Academy Awards knocked a couple of services over. 25% traffic spike, hit 255k/tweets per second. 2016 Academy Awards had 2x the traffic, no failures. 30,000 node Mesos cluster (probably largest). “We don’t like being the biggest of anything, we find the edge cases.” 130,000,000 containers launched daily. Some of their acquisitions were in public cloud, they don’t move them in-house. They’re actually pushing new services out to AWS where they can. Vine, TellApart, Crashlytics, MoPub, BlueFin, etc. Ad-serving is mostly in AWS. Users: Time Warner, Twitter (30,000 host deployment), Apple Siri. What exactly is scheduling? BMC CONTROL-M Coté gets Matt to “checks out” his crudes understanding. (Spoiler: Checks out.) Serverless, what’s the deal? Wardly hitches it to Cloud Foundry Mid-roll SpringOne Platform – get $300 off your registration with the code pivotal-cote–300! Discounts to DevOpsDays: Get $50 off DevOpsDays Minneapolis, July 20th and 21st, with the code SDT2016. Cloud Native Roadshows - all year long, in many cities globally. Check ’em out and come learn about Pivotal and Cloud Foundry for free, including some lunch. As always, see Crazy Coté’s Discount Codes and Special Promotions Big News From Chef Matt’s presenting at the Austin Cloud User Group Chef’s got a sales event on the 16th in Austin Leave us some comments and reviews in iTunes, or just tell your friends to listen. Also, talking to us in Twitter is better than all these things! (We just want to be loved.) BONUS LINKS! Not covered in show: Somebody’s using Kubernetes Hear the tale! Concur & Barkly Protects Both shops did customizations to the codebase (AWS AZ & ELB support, Prometheus) AWS & Australia News It went down Message from Amazon Coté’s revamped Pivotal Conversations Podcast First episode One in the can; iTunes feed Going to use SoundCloud. Let’s see how this goes! Typosquatting Package Ma[...]


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064: Residential Diaper Rash

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 17:48:14 +0000

While Texas moistens up, we talk about the morals of rich tech folks suing journalists, the state of open source business, the history of the BI market, and how to use the Meeker decks. Check out the full show notes for links to the recommendations, conferences, and tech news items we didn’t get to cover. Listen above, subscribe to the feed (or iTunes), or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR Get $50 off DevOpsDays Minneapolis, July 20th and 21st, with the code SDT2016. I’ll be getting some for Chicago and Seattle sometime too. Interested in speeding your software’s cycle time, reducing release cycles, and a resilient cloud platform? Check out the free ebook on Cloud Foundry or take Cloud Foundry for a test drive with Pivotal Web Services. See those and other things at cote.io/pivotal. See cote.io/promos for a full list of all the deals “mid-roll” stuff currently going on. Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. “Residential Diaper Rash” Shit’s wet in Texas The right kind of rain Battling Billionaires Thiel-attack! Internet History podcast - Microsoft gets the internet and Microsoft at the Dawn of the Internet Era. Making money in open source Something about a16z and O’Grady’s open source piece. ARM licensing. Battery Ventures conference - Mårten Mickos says RDS has probably made more money off MySQL than Oracle has. Mid-roll Chef’s got something new soon Just wait 260 more hours SpringOne Platform, August 1st to 4th - speaker line-up announced, including Coté and some stars from LordsOfComputing.com (Matt and Brian). Discounts to DevOpsDays: Get $50 off DevOpsDays Minneapolis, July 20th and 21st, with the code SDT2016. More shit at https://cote.io/promos/. See cote.io/promos for a full list of all the deals and “mid-roll” stuff currently going on. Notes from Corporate Strategy Land Qlik goes private - Thoma Bravo pays $3bn. Good summary of historic BI acquisitions from 451. Wither JasperSoft?: “On April 28, 2014, TIBCO announced it had acquired Jaspersoft for approximately $185 million.” Court ruling on Dell going private - Coté has nothing to say about that. However, the story of going private in the first part of the 115 page court ruling is gripping stuff if you’re into corporate strategy - it’s a rare chance to see what happens in all these M&A deals. Mary Meeker’s 2016 Internet Trends Report Video of the presentation Quartz highlights Software is getting faster at eating the (ecommerce) world: “The time it takes retailers to get to $100 million in online sales is shrinking. It took Nike 14 years from the time its retail site launched, compared to nine years for Lululemon, and eight year for Under Armour.” 213 slides of charts (PDF). BONUS LINKS! Ezra Klein on productivity loss Oracle loses their case against Google - APIs aren’t copyrightable- Counter-view: “cartoon vision of the world” and “banana republics.” AWS launches Flourish - Framework for serverless computing - Open up the ability to add new language runtimes Salesforce moving into AWS? - $400 million over 4 years - But what about Oracle? CoreOS launches Torus - GIFEE strikes again! Recommendations Matt: Weird history of fake bands in the 60s. #tronc. Coté: (1.) Weatherproof button-up shirts from CostCo. (2.) The old guy hair of Bloodline. (3.) Coach Taylor seem like a real nice guy. (4.) Provisional recommendation: Gerber Bear Grylls Parang Machete. Brandon: Tortuga Air - no more fear of gate-checking. [...]


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063: The Snack-Tracker, Uber in Austin, & Tater Salad

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:29:08 +0000

  After we learn how to divide by eight, we discuss Uber being shut-down in Austin, then a recent case for hypervisors aging out. Also, we all agree that we’re way too old to consider anything new. Listen above, subscribe to the feed (or iTunes), or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSORS Get $50 off DevOpsDays Minneapolis, July 20th and 21st, with the code SDT2016. I’ll be getting some for Chicago and Seattle sometime too. Interested in speeding your software’s cycle time, reducing release cycles, and a resilient cloud platform? Check out the free ebook on Cloud Foundry or take Cloud Foundry for a test drive with Pivotal Web Services. See those and other things at cote.io/pivotal. Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Cost Cutting Perks in Silicon Valley More from the snack-track files. Employees at Kabam, the online-gaming startup worth $1 billion, recently felt like there was a decrease in the number of office snack stands. Although the company denies it, some believe the snack stands are now placed more sporadically in order to reduce the employees’ frequency of snack consumption by making it a little harder to get to them. No Uber in Austin Brandon sets us straight on the details. Coté defends the uber-haters. Will Containers Replace Hypervisors, Almost Certainly Yes TL;DR; is the title :) Randy Bias, the “pets vs. cattle” godfather, makes a strong case for hypervisors being on the way out. Once all the legacy apps are re-written to be in containers (cloud native) or decom’ed (you know, in the future), and we don’t want to run multiple OSes (so don’t need the driver handling that hypervisors give us)…no need for hypervisors. QED. Cloud chief Diane Greene on how Google can beat Amazon and Microsoft A brief interview “Q: How will Google differentiate against AWS and Microsoft? A: Only 5 percent of workloads are in the public cloud. Effectively you’re riding another company’s innovation curve for free. We’ve open-sourced a lot of technologies like Kubernetes and TensorFlow. As we add more features, we’ll be able to share a lot more strengths with applications.” - can OSS be used to attack on-premises cloud? Not in my tater salad! BONUS LINKS! Apprenda buys Kismatic “Apprenda will also take the lead in building out Windows support for Kubernetes, which has been Linux focused,” said Sinclair Schuller, chief executive of Apprenda. Do you even pop-up, bro? Apprenda pivoted towards Kubernetes recently, Kismatic was building “Enterprise friendly” Kubernetes “Per Incident” pricing is really hard to scale. Perhaps Brandon has comments on open source business models. “[I]t is what most would call a dynamic market.” Digging into Microsoft’s Cloud Numbers Charts! Microsoft has something like $102.6bn cash on-hand. Smoke ’em if you got ’em! Internet Giants Resume Data Center Spending “Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook spent a combined $23 billion in 2015 on capital projects. During an investment flurry from 2011 to last year, the companies’ combined capex nearly tripled.” “Parsimony at Alphabet is all relative. The company’s $9.9 billion in capital expenditures for 2015 was nearly more than the combined capex spending of Microsoft and Amazon.” Facebook Sponsors the Republican National Convention The social network says its participation — which will include a lounge — should not be interpreted as an endorsement of any candidate, issue or political party. It plans to do the same at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Tell me more about this lounge… So, who’s going to sponsor the RNC JumboTron for SDT? Nazis on Reddit! Never read the comments Recommendations Brandon: Y20U noise canceling headphones - cheap! and the fu[...]


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062: Peak Ping Pong

Fri, 06 May 2016 02:03:40 +0000

This week, we discuss DevOpsDays Austin, Pivotal’s funding round, and some follow-up for the OpenStack Summit: turns our Gartner doesn’t hate them. Also, with the new ping-model out, we discuss the potential for peak ping pong. Full show notes: http://cote.io/sdt62 Listen above, subscribe to the feed (or iTunes), or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR Get 30% off OSCON, in Austin on May 18th and 19th, when you register with the code REFERCOTE. Get $50 off DevOpsDays Minneapolis, July 20th and 21st, with the code SDT2016. I’ll be getting some for Chicago and Seattle sometime too. Get 20% off registration for the Cloud Foundry Summit, May 23rd to 25th, with the code CF16COTE. Interested in speeding your software’s cycle time, reducing release cycles, and a resilient cloud platform? Check out the free ebook on Cloud Foundry or take Cloud Foundry for a test drive with Pivotal Web Services. See those and other things at cote.io/pivotal. Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Agile & Beyond Conference - Jeffrey Liker keynote. DevOpsDays Austin earlier this week. 500 to 600 people, +200 y/y Matt Ray’s talk on compliance, Coté’s talk. Pivotal gets a series C Press release $253 million with new investors Ford and Microsoft. Existing: GE, EMC, and VMware. Momentum by penetration: “30% of the Fortune 100 currently work with Pivotal… The company now works with seven of the top 10 U.S. banks, three of the top five global auto manufacturers, and five of the top 10 telecommunication companies.” Momentum by run-rate: “Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Pivotal Big Data Suite having crossed the $200 million and $100 million annual bookings run-rate milestones, respectively.” Momentum by logos: “GE, Ford, Verizon, Home Depot, Comcast, Humana, Lockheed Martin, and Allstate” “Person familiar” says Pivotal now has a $2.8bn valuation. From the same article, Ford’s chunk is $182.2m. Gartner actually “likes” OpenStack OpenStack and Gartner: The Facts - Alan Waite Good representation of many things: how difficult it is to be “part of the conversation” with a paywall. The perception of Gartner is usually skewed Tip: always read the primary source, be it a Gartner PDF or a talk, etc. Ping Pong and the Tech Bubble? “Falling table-tennis sales give a peek into the economics of Silicon Valley, where the right to play on the job is sacrosanct” Seriously? No wonder people hate Silicon Valley Hey, look, it’s the Pivotal SF offices! Love that chunky coconut water. More DevOpsDays Seattle next week, May 12th and 13th - Coté has an ignite talk there. Ignite talks Jeff Bezos weighs in on rewrites This anecdote has really stuck with me Recommendations Brandon: SaveFrom.net/ - save videos from the web. Matt: New Radiohead “Burn the Witch” DevOpsDays Austin speaker gifts. Coté: Lords of Computing #12 - with Brian Gregory of Express Scripts. I don’t usually toot my own content horn, but this was a good episode. Also, that Elon Musk book by Ashlee Vance. It was $2 on Amazon the other day, so YOLO. Also: James Governor on an Apple Watch with an explosion behind him. [...]


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012 - Introducing cloud at Express Scripts, with Brian Gregory

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:54:56 +0000

 

Introducing cloud in a large enterprise can be challenge, and the technology is usually the least of your worries. Matt and I talk with Brian Gregory of Express Scripts who’s been working on transforming Express Scripts to a more cloud native approach to IT and tell us some the history and some of the tactics that he and team have been working through.

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061: Baltimore is not the same as Annapolis. Also, they like crab there.

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 22:35:28 +0000

  OpenStack is crawling its way into the plateau of productivity, we submit, during this week of the OpenStack Summit. We also discuss the recent Docker survey findings, and some overly precise number on private vs. public cloud adoption. Coté also manages to insult the entire Eastern seaboard, esp. Annapolis. Full show notes: http://cote.io/sdt61 Listen above, subscribe to the feed (or iTunes), or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR Ads Interested in speeding your software’s cycle time, reducing release cycles, and a resilient cloud platform? Check out the free ebook on Cloud Foundry or take Cloud Foundry for a test drive with Pivotal Web Services. See those and other things at cote.io/pivotal. FRONTSIDE.IO – HIRE THEM! Do you need some developer talent? When you have a web project that needs the “A Team,” call The Frontside. They’ve spent years honing their tools and techniques that give their clients cutting-edge web applications without losing a night’s sleep. Learn more at http://frontside.io/cote Go to a conference on the cheap! Discount Codes I round up all sorts of discount codes for conferences and such, here’s what I got today: Get 30% off OSCON, in Austin on May 18th and 19th, when you register with the code REFERCOTE. Get 15% off DevOpsDays Seattle, May 12th and 13th, when you register with the code SOFTWARETALK. I’ll be there staffing the Pivotal table and also giving an ignite talk. Get 20% off registration for the Cloud Foundry Summit, May 23rd to 25th, with the code CF16COTE. Get $50 off DevOpsDays Minneapolis, July 20th and 21st, with the code SDT2016. I’ll be getting some for Chicago and Seattle sometime too. Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Agile and Beyond conference OpenStack Coté’s developer relations and marketing panel - see sample of questions. Big name membership momentum from @alsadowski Also, 451 market-size estimates: 2013: $486m; 2015: $1.2bn; 2018E: $3.37bn Docker Survey out - #WhatDoYouMakeOfThat Get the PDF Respondents are the HN set? - 511 respondents, 59% from software companies, 56% orgs less than 100 employees, 47% devs or dev managers 51% in production “survey respondents reported on average a 13X increase in frequency of software releases.” “Because Docker makes it simple and easy to push software out, isolate issues and roll back, over 63% of organizations report a reduction in their MTTR which impacts overall software quality and customer satisfaction.” Cloud about to get HUGE “CIOs report that 16.2% of workloads are currently running in the public cloud, and that in five years 41.3% of workloads will run in a public cloud. This suggests at least a 20% CAGR in public cloud workloads over the next five years. In our view, a near- tripling of the public-Cloud-based workload mix represents a monumental architectural shift, which shows no signs of abating and is likely to create a major ripple effect across the entire technology landscape.” - “Amazon Seeing ‘Momentous’ Change of Guard as Public Cloud ‘Booms,’ Says JP Morgan” How does Wall Street work, again? A Rolex-level of “failure” Back of the Envelop podcast - where Ed used to teach Coté about how money works. Cisco OSpod podcast Dan Lyons book - candy walls and HubSpot. Feedback & Follow-up Full Snack Developer: Old Bay Seasoning on French Fries - that is Coté’s new God. Mesos is fleet management. How’s that one handle on the curves? Chapters in podcasts. I used Chapter app and it was better than the half-ass results with Fission. But, still, the marks didn’t line up perfectly. Computers - amiright? (Don’t get me wrong: Fission is awesome, but: really?) We should be in Googl[...]


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060: "I'll tell you this, if it's support and services, they're totally fucked."

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 22:58:26 +0000

If you’re in the container orchestration space, do you need to open source your platform? We use Mesosphere’s recent open sourcing of it all to discuss that topic, plus marketing in the container world and an ongoing arm-chair stratagizing of what’s going on the infrastructure software market right now with respect to containers. Full show notes: http://cote.io/sdt60 Listen above, subscribe to the feed (or iTunes), or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. Ads Get 30% off OSCON, in Austin on May 18th and 19th, when you register with the code REFERCOTE. Get 15% off DevOpsDays Seattle, May 12th and 13th, when you register with the code SOFTWARETALK. I’ll be there staffing the Pivotal table and also giving an ignite talk. Get 20% off registration for the Cloud Foundry Summit, May 23rd to 25th, with the code CF16COTE. Get $50 off DevOpsDays Minneapolis, July 20th and 21st, with the code SDT2016. I’ll be getting some for Chicago and Seattle sometime too. Interested in speeding your software’s cycle time, reducing release cycles, and a resilient cloud platform? Check out the free ebook on Cloud Foundry or take Cloud Foundry for a test drive with Pivotal Web Services. See those and other things at cote.io/pivotal. Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Mesosphere and Open Source Tons of launch partners (60?), I wrote a Chef cookbook. 3 horse race of Docker, K8s & DC/OS (formerly Mesosphere) Coverage from The New Stack. 3Tera: Stephen on cloud back then, back when CA bought them Coté’s 451 Research report on Mesosphere, from 2014. The Ducy Docker whiteboard snap. From 451 analyst note, Jay Lyman, March 24th, 2016: Total funding to date: $126m - sweet Jesus! That’s a lot of DevOpsDays and O’Reilly conference booths! Investors: Andreesen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures and Fuel Capital, with new investors A Capital and Triangle Peak Partners - Microsoft and HPE From Jay’s longer report, March 2nd, 2016: “Mesosphere does not disclose its number of paying clients, but says it has dozens of large enterprise customers, its primary target. The company says its experience supporting software deployments in production is among its key differentiators, helped by the use of Apache Mesos by companies such as Twitter, Netflix, Airbnb, PayPal and Yelp, which was featured in a 451 User Deployment Report. Mesosphere says its focus is customer deployments of 500–1,000 nodes per day in production. It also says the bulk of its customers are licensees with professional services accounting for less than 10% of its clients, which tend to move to its subscription software.” Q for Brandon: do you need to be open source to succeed in infrastructure? What’s your reflection across BMC, Sun, Zenoss, CA, Boundary, Solarwinds, and now IBM? You’ve dealt in all the things, in various stages of maturity: what’s the play you need here? a16z podcast episode on selling to developers How Uber is like deodorant Dismantling of Uber’s Hype and Valuation - Competition and lack of controlling their vertical makes things harder than they appear. Relevant to Docker? Feedback and Follow-up Apparently the OpenStack Survey linked to last time was from October, here’s the fresh new April one: NPS is actually fine - #1 business driver is saving money - Previously reported NPS scores were an error, actually trending up - Mistral no longer last most popular project (re; StackStorm Brocade acquisition) A listener from Devoxx Poland contacted Coté about speaking there. THE DRUGS ARE WORKING! Getting into Google Play Podcast - first of all: “Google, welcome to the party. (Oh, and fuck you - again - about [...]


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059: "Wow, we hit the nihilism part of the show pretty early," or, "I just realized people don't care about things I care about!"

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:33:43 +0000

Summary After discussion the conclusion of season 6 of The Walking Dead, we go over the over abundance of options in the container orchestration market and some tips on having more effective meetings. We also discuss Brocade buying StackStorm (what’s it mean?) and the upcoming OpenStack Summit in Austin later this month. Full show notes: http://cote.io/sdt59 Listen above, subscribe to the feed, or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Sponsors Interested in speeding your software’s cycle time, reducing release cycles, and a resilient cloud platform? Check out the free ebook on Cloud Foundry or take Cloud Foundry for a test drive with Pivotal Web Services. See those and other things at cote.io/pivotal. Go check out Cloud Foundry Summit, May 23rd to 25th, and use the code CF16COTE to get 20% off registering. We’re a media sponsor for DevOpsDays Minneapolis, Seattle, and Chicago. Right now you can use the code SDT2016 to get $50 off your registration for DevOpsDays Minneapolis, it’s totally worth it if you’re in the area to attend. Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. The incestuous relations among containers orchestration tools. Puppet Labs now just Puppet. Coté’s BigCo thriving thing spring loaded into Medium.com: presentations and dead horses. Why don’t people do the six page Amazon memo? Brocade buys StackStorm…OMGWTFBBQ? - Brocade buying StackStorm for their OpenStack Mistral project, last seen at 0% in the OpenStack User Survey - “Several companies used the StackStorm open-source software, including MasterCard, Netflix, SendGrid, and Target, but StackStorm had fewer than 10 paying customers for its enterprise tier, Powell said.” Follow-up: Comment on open source and graveyards: “ The reason my small company of 30 talk about it is because we develop call center software, and its seen by director level and up as a silver bullet. Open-source is seen as a way to not pay for software, to save licensing. So I think for most people who don’t think deeply about it open-source == free and no strings attached.” BONUS LINKS! Not covered in episode Belt-tightening time - “Investors funded fewer U.S.startups in the fourth quarter than any period i nmore than four years.Since November, at least a dozen tech companies, which combined raised well over $2 billion in venture funding, have announced layoffs, letting go hundreds of people that in most cases represented at least 15% of their staffs.” No tech IPOs in Q1 Enterprise product management, not like consumer product mangement…again, for the kids Microsoft’s Build developer conference last week - Windows 10 updates, Cortana, Skype, Office? Hololens? XBox? Bash on Windows VR is the new Second Life? Adrian Cockroft’s Google NEXT write-up- “Google is still saying it’s early days for cloud, but I disagree. There is a huge amount of enterprise business up for grabs right now, and they are missing out on most of it.” Recommendations Brandon: Surprising awesome, frequent flyer program episode Matt: 10 Cloverfield Lane. Also: good write-up on Why the Lucky Stiff, one of my favorite Ruby people. Animated gif of the week. Coté: Annihilation. Lame recommendation: Zone One [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTFBN1KbRb4][...]


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Agile Executive 004 - Agile Infrastructure with Andrew Shafer

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 21:50:22 +0000

Originally posted July 2009: http://redmonk.com/cote/2009/07/17/agileexec004/


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058: Fracturization, The Google Cloud, or, but does it integrate with Active Directory?

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:18:42 +0000

Summary Is Google serious with this “NoOps” business? On the face of it, we hope not and extensively discuss why. Meanwhile, what’s up with open source and Trotskyites? Full show notes: http://cote.io/sdt58 Listen above, subscribe to the feed, or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSORS: Interested in speeding your software’s cycle time, reducing release cycles, and a resilient cloud platform? Check out the free ebook on Cloud Foundry or take Cloud Foundry for a test drive with Pivotal Web Services. See those and other things at cote.io/pivotal. Go check out Cloud Foundry Summit, May 23rd to 25th, and use the code CF16COTE to get 20% off registering. We’re a media sponsor for DevOpsDays Minneapolis, Seattle, and Chicago. Right now you can use the code SDT2016 to get $50 off your registration for DevOpsDays Minneapolis, it’s totally worth it if you’re in the area to attend. Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Open Source Open vs. Closed from “Walt” Red Hat crossed $2bn revenue threshold. Coté in Medium Google trotting out customers in advance of NEXT Apple, Spotify, more on Spotify. Not a cloud->cloud migration, actually ditched their data centers “Harteau says while operating its own data centers was ‘a pain’, it was a safer option for the company until now.” CLOUD WARS!!! Google is a good cloud, this person says The Italian guy on cloud TechCrunch coverage of Google Cloud @cloud_opinion critique BONUS LINKS!!! Follow-up: Jake has an update to that CMP slide. Coté’s March DevOps column - they kind of added some extra commentary in the headline, but whatever. Rise of the Docker Pattern, RedMonk - Cogent breakdown of Docker’s significance, comment in comments about hardware lifecycles is legit. And a rebuttal :) - “So is Docker ready for your enterprise app today? Probably not. But if the developers are to be believed, they have a big role to play in defining the future of enterprise virtualization and application development. ” TNS Container Survey Docker Docker Acquisition - Aurora’s one of the schedulers for Mesos. Hiring for Mesosphere/K8s competition? PaaS Vendors splitting down lines - Not a ton of new info, could really use a explanation of which vendor does what and why they choose what they choose - K8s: Google, CoreOS, Red Hat, Apprenda - CloudFoundry: Pivotal, Cisco, IBM - Mesosphere: Microsoft - Docker - “The PaaS market is still viewed as the smallest of the three major cloud models, garnering somewhat less interest compared to software as a service and infrastructure as a service markets.” Apprenda and k8 Docker Swarm vs. Kubernetes Borg, Omega and Kubernetes in ACM SQL Server on Linux!!! - Didn’t see that coming. Availability: “We are bringing the core relational database capabilities to preview today, and are targeting availability in mid–2017.” They can avoid in the top #SunWTF theories: they got friendly with Linux too late. Linus won. OS/2 Blue Lion! - First release since 1996 IBM is Dying Are you a software nihilist? Dysthymia Recommendations Brandon: Contigo AUTOSEAL 6-pk 24 oz. Cortland Water Bottles Matt: “This is fine” t-shirt, Wired and Silicon Valley cast on funny startup names. Coté: Larabar Gluten Free Fruit & Nut Food Bar, Coconut Cream Pie [...]


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057: "Product managers in any large organization are product janitors."

Fri, 04 Mar 2016 23:38:03 +0000

Summary In this episode, we discuss Cloud Management Platforms, unikernals, and product management. Also, go to a DevOpsDays! Full show notes: http://cote.io/sdt57. Listen above, subscribe to the feed, or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSORS: Interested in speeding your software’s cycle time, reducing release cycles, and a resilient cloud platform? Check out the free ebook on Cloud Foundry or take Cloud Foundry for a test drive with Pivotal Web Services. See those and other things at cote.io/pivotal. And, go check out Cloud Foundry Summit, May 23rd to 25th, and use the code CF16COTE to get 20% off registering. We’re media sponsors of DevOpsDays Seattle, Minneapolis, and Chicago. In upcoming episodes we’ll have a discount code, and we’ll be giving away one ticket to each. Email us up at devopsdays@cote.wtf and tell us why we should give you the ticket. Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Brandon on Apple Podcast app. “Product managers in any large organization are product janitors.” Unikernals - John Willis discusses them on DevOpsCafé. The good VMware preso, the Biri’s San Diego OpenStack talke Cisco buys CliQr. We’re fat on CMP M&A glut. Nice diagram of large company’s acquisitions here. BONUS LINKS, not in episode Michael Dell Names Executives to Run Company After He Closes EMC Deal Rackspace Continues to Adjust Focus - “we expect the growth rate for our OpenStack public cloud to slow in 2016… our OpenStack private cloud, which is growing in the high double digits” Recommendations Brandon: Track changes Matt: I don’t use the Atom editor, but this is awesome for your next editor recording opportunity. Coté: Screenflow, for screencast recordings [...]


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056: IBM InterConnect, corporate copy, lead-gen'ing, serverless programming

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 19:15:35 +0000

Summary [audio src=“http://traffic.libsyn.com/cote/SoftwareDefinedTalk056.mp3”] With Matt and Brandon fresh back from IBM’s InterConnect conference we talk about IBM’s announcements - mostly cloud related. It looks like IBM is doin’ alright, well, except for all those quarters of revenue decline aside, but maybe that’s the just what has to be stomached to evolve. We also discuss working with the corporate editorial desk and the concept of “serverless programming.” Full show notes: http://cote.io/sdt56 for full show notes. Listen above, subscribe to the feed, or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Get a copy of my free booklet on how to avoid screwing up your cloud strategy, “The Cloud Native Journey.” Check out the Cloud Foundry Summit, May 23rd and 25th - come talk with companies that are going cloud and sorting out their digital transformation strategies. Use the code CF16COTE when you register to get 20% off. Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Thanks to the two folks who asked for an advanced copy of my booklet. You can now lead-gen yourself to a get a copy of how not to screw up your cloud strategy. Writing PDF and copy at companies, being friends with the copy desk. Stacey and Adam are awesome. Traveling to Las Vegas. Aria vs. Vdara. IBM InterConnect - announcement round-ups from TechCrunch and Venturebeat. IBM OpenWhisk, Lamda, Google’s Lambda etc. Serverless programming. IBM looking to move Swift to the backend, seems like a good, strategic chance to make a “unique” stack. Meanwhile, Microsoft buys Xamarin. Miguel wins! Where do the leads go? Brandon’s DevOpsDays Austin talk…we hope. DevOpsDays Austin Jumbotron offer. IBM is at the adult table of public cloud. Throwing a raccoon. Bonus Links! That my little pony resume Yahoo officially for sale? - “Put more plainly, Yahoo has hired bankers and lawyers to field offers that can be presented to the company’s board of directors.” “Containers in Dev vs Prod” BlackStone CEO says go long term Docker switching off Ubuntu as their standard - more opinion While Red Hat throws FUD at containers I kept expecting the robot to turn around and beat the dude Recommendations Brandon: come to RSA Conference next week, in SF, at the IBM booth. Apple Health app doesn’t stink. Matt: Nifty TED Talk on flying drones Coté: CostCo clothes, Burma Biba shirts. [...]


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055: PCI compliance, cloud usage patterns, the allure of Docker, and eating the pale people in the basement

Fri, 19 Feb 2016 16:16:29 +0000

Summary After discussing PCI and the proper sound track for reading such stuff, we go over the 2016 RightScale cloud survey (it seems cloud is a thing!). We talk a bit about what’s so attractive about Docker and IDC’s estimate that global IT spending in 2016 will be around $2.6T, with the US seeing growth but the rest of the world sort of slowing down. Also, our instant coffee recommendation. Full show notes: http://cote.io/sdt55 Listen above, subscribe to the feed, or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Interested in speeding your software’s cycle time, reducing release cycles, and a resilient cloud platform? Check out the free ebook on Cloud Foundry or take Cloud Foundry for a test drive with Pivotal Web Services. See those and other things at cote.io/pivotal. Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Instant Coffee: not so bad Have your pick, but Coté recommends the “Via Roma Espresso Instant Coffee” (not available on Amazon, he got it at HEB). PCI compliance While tedious, it seems kind of straight-forward, aka, “don’t do dumb shit.”" Yacht Rock play list, the only sound track for reading compliance and audit white papers. FBI seeks backdoor access (to Apple) Clearly, this is a bad idea. Backdoors for all! 2016 IT spend estimated at $2.3T ‘There were some bright spots in 2015. IDC says “Spending on cloud infrastructure was also strong throughout the year, resulting in growth of 16% for the server market and 10% for storage systems.” Spending on enterprise software rose seven per cent, as organisations snapped up “analytics, security, and collaborative applications.”’ “There’s nobody riding to the rescue from developing economies in 2016. Russia and Brazil are in the doldrums and while India is surging, expected eight per cent growth from the sub-continent represents a fall from last year’s 13 per cent and won’t therefore be enough to lift global growth rates…. At least the United States is doing better: its predicted four per cent growth will make it a standout and certainly contrasts with IDC’s prediction that Western European spending will grow by an anaemic one per cent.” “GFC” RightScale’s State of the Cloud Ben Kepes summary 1,060 respondents “including both users (17 percent) and non-users (83 percent) of RightScale solutions.” Cloud == Speed metrics, most growth in people valuing/seeing those two benefits of cloud questions Maturity cycle (pg. 23) of cloud use seems to be: move workloads (“raw VMs”) to cloud, optimizing cost, and then doing dev (CI/CD) while continuing to move more workloads - the old burn out the underbrush first/mise en place before cooking CIOs aren’t ready for Docker “What would businesses lose if Docker or its competitors disappear?” “Container technologies are the latest in long line of open source software, virtualization and DevOps tools that are consumed by developers before they get buy-in from CIOs” “What CIOs are ultimately looking for is the ability to solve business problems faster than their competitors, while reducing risk, adhering to regulatory requirements and increasing efficiency,” says Redmonk analyst Fintan Ryan. Bonus Links! Netflix closes their last data center - Of course, they’ve got hundreds of CDNs Dear Startups, Here’s How to Stay Alive - “This market? I’d say it has turned.” The Dark Ages of Austin Startup Capital - I’m not ver[...]


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054: Eventually, you'll be selling to Large Enterprises

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 23:48:18 +0000

Summary With Matt Ray in Australia we discuss the character of the tech scene over in that neck of the woods. We also talk about Oracle’s new positioning as one-stop cloud shop, The Gang of Four/FANG type thinking, and balancing small company culture vs. selling to The Enterprise. Listen above, subscribe to the feed, or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Interested in speeding your software’s cycle time, reducing release cycles, and a resilient cloud platform? Check out the free ebook on Cloud Foundry or take Cloud Foundry for a test drive with Pivotal Web Services. See those and other things at cote.io/pivotal. Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Oracle’s Shooting for Cloud Relevance - Pretty good article on the overall landscape. Best of Breed vs. Integrated Stack clouds: “any large-scale hardware vendor without a successful public cloud business will have a severely challenged business model.” Since then, EMC has collapsed into Dell, HP has shut down its public cloud, VMware is being criticized by financial analysts for having its business “eaten alive” by the public cloud, and Citrix split itself apart at its shareholder’s behest" Amazon misses earnings, still ridiculous - “Amazon Web Services’ fourth quarter revenue grew 69 percent year over year, generating $2.41 billion in sales. But the crazy growth of its cloud is slowing down a bit: two quarters ago, Amazon posted 82 percent growth in AWS revenue; last quarter, sales grew 78 percent year over year. Still, $2.41 billion beats analyst estimates of $2.38 billion.” Public cloud market share from Synergy 54m Prime members - “Prime has 54 million U.S. members, up 35% from 2014. The report also showed that 47% of Amazon’s total customers are Prime members. These latest numbers follow the recent news that 38% of American households are members” Gang of Four: Apple / Amazon / Facebook / Google (Scott Galloway, Founder of L2) | DLD16 - rapid-fire chart porn. GitHub hipsters annoyed by “The Enterprise”? Micky Mouse cutting a razer-thin bean. Bonus Links, not covered in show Andreessen buying TWTR with PE? - Brandon’s gonna be excited! More on this Twitter AWS Certificate Manager - New AWS service for free Amazon-provided SSL certs for ELB and CloudFront Recommendations Brandon: Occupied, TV show in Netflix. Matt: Self Control - Block sites to help focus your attention. GPL’d! Also: How to Win Friends and Influence People, The Pomodoro Technique. Coté: Kirkland Super Extra-large Peanuts [...]


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011 How do we do things we would never, ordinarily do?

Tue, 02 Feb 2016 20:57:10 +0000

Summary

Matt and I talk about lessons learned from almost a year of helping transform IT at Allstate. When it comes to scaling up agile and cloud-think the real challenges are in functions other than development, like budgeting, planning, training, hiring, and how the overall IT department is organized. We discuss those topics - esp. budgeting! - and also how to set one’s personal expectations about going on the transformation journey. Then we discuss an upcoming column on mine in The Register on the benefits of small batches thinking.

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Show-notes and Links

  • After a year, the question becomes “can it scale?”
  • How do we do: Budgeting, training, hiring, how do we organize teams
  • We only plan with good information, not bad information.
  • You need to establish an overall vision, but avoid being too specific on tactics. For example, with a claim application, we know the general product, the vertical, the line of business we have roughly an idea of what claims are, who the customer is, and what that experience is like. Delivering a better experience for claims, what that feels like, and how do we measure it - these things we don’t know perfectly up-front, so we have lots of discipline around iterating and experimenting to deliver good product.
  • How budgeting changes in this small batches approach.
  • With a lot of this, you can’t talk someone into doing these things up-front. They have to experience it first hand: you have to walk them through it.
  • “Sometimes ‘nothing’ is a big win.”
  • Coté’s DevOps columns at The Register.
  • Not mentioned, but good thinking to be had in Larman’s Law
  • Matt Curry: @mattjcurry
  • Coté: @cote, cote.io


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053: I think I mighta gotten a heart from one of you guys

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:48:22 +0000

Summary

After covering out genius new business model, we talk about Twitter, how Wall Street values tech companies, the Austin startup scene, follow-up on kick-off meetings, and recommendations.

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With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.

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052: Besides getting drunk, what do you do at annual kick-offs?

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 19:18:01 +0000

Summary At the start of the year, companies love “the kick off.” We discuss how to best take advantage of these events, aside from drinking. Coté also reviews the Apple Watch, and we discuss a smattering of tech world news. [audio src=“http://traffic.libsyn.com/cote/SoftwareDefinedTalk052.mp3”] Listen above, subscribe to the feed, or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Take our awesome, multi-cloud PaaS for a test-ride. Get two free months of Pivotal Web Services. Whether you want to deploy on-premises, in a dedicated public cloud, or just keep using our PaaS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry has everything you need for doing cloud-native applications. Go to cote.io/pivotal for the sign-up code! Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Oracle buys Austin-based StackEngine - DOCKER DOCKER DOCKER - Raised $4.5 million and sold for $1.3? 5ish people - I love the “I don’t know, it’s some nerd shit” tone of coverage here, e.g., “And then when the developer sends the app to the cloud, it sends it to a Docker container running on a cloud, and all that stuff just works, no troubleshooting.” Meanwhile: Austin Docker Meetup - Coté on panel with some other folks. Much interest in the crowd (60–80 people for an Austin meetup!). Questions around security, the two standards group. See Coté’s industry data round-up, mostly from DataDog and New Relic, but a 451 cameo. Industry analysts have very little quantitative data on Docker/containers. Joe’s Crab Shack on Town Lake - not too bad! What’d you get for Christmas? Gift cards; impact drill; Apple Watch. The Apple Watch review from Coté. Things to Stop Talking About in 2016 - Unicorns, Wearables, Marissa Mayer, Sharing Economy, The Bubble Bonus links not covered in show Nice visualization of all the world’s money- That’s a lot of fuel units! “Carlos Slim” - funny name. Big Shot IBM execs leaving: Steve Mills, Dr. Danny. Meanwhile, the IBM union shut down, citing low membership: from 400 at its peak to 200 now. Recommendations Brandon: The Audible Matt: Tons of interesting global commentary & insight, always enjoy reading the annual “State of the World” by Bruce Sterling @bruces & Jon Lebkowsky @jonl Coté: one investor’s (hedge fund? SpringOwl) opinion on Yahoo, in 99 slides. Some good commentary on this deck as guerilla marketing. [...]


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051: Our audience is not shooting up in the closet

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 17:47:10 +0000

Summary After discussing strategies for avoiding Christmas gift giving disasters, we talk about containers in the enterprise, the conglomerate theory for mature tech companies, open source business models, and Nirvana conspiracy theory movies to avoid. Listen above, subscribe to the feed, or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Take our awesome, multi-cloud PaaS for a test-ride. Get two free months of Pivotal Web Services. Whether you want to deploy on-premises, in a dedicated public cloud, or just keep using our PaaS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry has everything you need for doing cloud-native applications. Go to cote.io/pivotal for the sign-up code! Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Dell reported numbers: “Dell’s revenue declined by 6% year-over-year to $14 billion in its quarter ended in July.” - so, $56bn run rate. Also: “During Dell’s fiscal 2015, the company’s operating profit totaled $3.2 billion excluding charges. In 2013, that figure was $4 billion.” Yahoo spends $7 Million on Christmas party. The Oncoming Train of Enterprise Container Deployments “Enterprise adoption merely amplifies, by virtue of scale, the effects of anti-patterns in any technology, and containers are no exception.” - “Now you’re responsible for all of Linux again even though you’re running one process in it.” Also from Julian, the problems with infinite vacation. Open Source, not just Software is eating the world - You make money in open source by selling closed source: “The OSS companies that will be pillars of IT in the future are the companies that leverage a successful OSS project for sales, marketing, and engineering prioritization but have a product and business strategy that includes some proprietary enhancements.” - Good commentary on how an OSS model helps with sales & marketing productivity, i.e., makes sales and marketing cheaper to execute because you outsource that to developers. Cf. Godin’s Unhelpful Law of Marketing: great products don’t need marketing. BONUS LINKS! Not covered in epiosde. Donnie Berkholz’s deck on DevOps, Containers and Microservices from HP Discover - 21% of 900+ people surveyed were doing something with Docker (6.3% had it in production) - You can see the movement to cloud stacks for appdev in slide 9 VMware says “No Thanks to Virtustream” Engineers should Learn How to Sell Slack starts a bot fund? Recommendations Brandon: Best of podcast episodes from The Vulture. Matt: Uncanny Valley: Excellent short on the potential (misuse) of VR. Reminiscent of Neill Blomkamp’s movies. Coté: CostCo flannel shirts - $12! [...]


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050: the one about how the innovator's dilemma is like a zombie movie

Sun, 06 Dec 2015 15:51:22 +0000

Summary We discuss Gartner conferences and the two parts of Gartner, the innovator’s dilemma in monitoring and identity, Docker monetizing, and Vegas food. Listen above, subscribe to the feed, or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Take our awesome, multi-cloud PaaS for a test-ride. Get two free months of Pivotal Web Services. Whether you want to deploy on-premises, in a dedicated public cloud, or just keep using our PaaS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry has everything you need for doing cloud-native applications. Go to cote.io/pivotal for the sign-up code! Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Gartner AADI Coté goes to Las Vegas, he can’t escape it. “You want to go by the highway?” Two types of analysts: (1.) theory/model holders, and, (2.) “what the fuck is going on?” Real people actually go to these Gartner things, and a lot, e.g., 120 in-room active voters. Agile survey shows stodginess. We can all agree on eggs Benedict on a croissant with lobster. Slides for Coté’s talk, recording coming soon…? Docker Docker Docker Docker announcements Does Matt have a good intro to Unikernals? 8 Surprising Facts about Docker Adoption - 6% of DataDog traffic- Surprisingly detailed writeup on how they measured with 7000 customers: containers have an average lifespan of 3 days; while across all companies, traditional and cloud-based VMs have an average lifespan of 12 days. Misc. Global Continuous Delivery with Spinnaker - Netflix CD tool and AWS, Google, Microsoft and Pivotal on that. “Does that come with ‘free’?” - early on, any successful open source community starts wanting the hard stuff for free. Citrix spins off GoTo Meeting, cuts 1000 jobs - Gonna focus on the Enterprise. BONUS LINKS! Not covered in show Pandora buys remains of Rdio - The purchase price is $75 million in cash, subject to certain purchase price adjustments. Cringely (I thought he retired or something) on Yahoo, IBM and Google (with HPE in the comments) CenturyLink exodus Time for a new credit card.. goodbye Amex at Costco gotta be a MasterCard right? Coté at 83,657 miles on AAdvantage - who wants me to go to Australia or NZ? Follow-up It turns out there are some reviews and stars in iTunes. Thanks! Recommendations Brandon: The Inmates are Running the Asylum. Matt: YouTube gems Punchcard Smooth Criminal, 6ft Man in 6ft Giant Water Balloon, and: McSweeney’s strikes again: It’s Rotting Decorative Gourd Season Motherfuckers Cote: Westin on the strip - free coffee in room, mostly normal hotel, nice walk to Ceaser’s what-have-you, etc. [...]


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010 Doing the DevOps at National Instruments and BazaarVoice, talking with Ernest Mueller

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 22:14:31 +0000

Summary

Ernest Mueller has worked helped introduce DevOps in several organizations and has been talking about those stories at two companies he’s worked for, National Instruments and BazaarVoice. Matt and Coté hear these stories (mostly at National Instruments) and we discuss how Ernest and others helped transform these companies to the new way.

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009 The life of microservices in the F500

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 17:18:38 +0000

Summary

You don’t hear too many stories about microservices in “normal” companies. In this episode, I talk with Nate Foreman about microservices-driven work he’s been doing with a large enterprise recently. We discuss the goods and the bads of this approach and, overall, how it’s working out. It’s a good discussion of how all the usual “cloud native” concept actually play out in the real world.

(As you can guess, it’s not actually an “action figure” company, we just used that example to mask the actual company.)

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049: Don't be a jerk, leave us a five star rating in iTunes

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 21:13:46 +0000

Summary After discussing a new podcasting network based on annoying listeners as much as possible (one word: walnuts), we discuss the latest in OSS FUD, what Atlassian’s IPO will mean for related tech companies, and Chef’s product portfolio expansion into two new areas. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: check out Coté’s three part webinar on getting your cloud strategy right: the cloud native journey. It’s divided into greenfield projects, legacy projects, and tackling IT department transformation. Don’t screw up your cloud strategy, let your competition do that instead. Check out the series at http://cote.io/pivotal. Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. New podcast network, in our minds Using wiki for corporate pages Atlassian’s fixin to IPO - “average customer generates revenue of $5594 per year”; “grown their customer base from 11,000 customers in 2010 to more than 48,000 today”; “While the median SaaS company spends between 50–100% of their annual revenue of sales and marketing, Atlassian has spent between 12 and 21% of their revenue on customer acquisition in the last three years.”; “Atlassian’s net income as a percentage of revenue has been positive the last three years: 7.2%, 8.8% and 2.1%.” “Time to Harden the SDLC” which leads to “10 reasons why OSS is bad for you” Chef added 2 new products, Compliance and Delivery - we detail them. DockerCon EU - haven’t caught up, will have to check it next week? Here’s the panel Coté was on at last year’s DockerCon EU - it was fun! And, if you want a real deep cut, our episode covering last year’s DockerCon. Yelp’s PaaSTA - slowly, “PaaS” is becoming a non-bad word. DevOpsDays Detroit. That Matt Stratton guy is a class act. Also, check out the Cloud Anti-patterns talk from Malika, @cloudfoundryart - you can see if this week at DevOpsDays Ohio as well. BONUS LINKS! Not covered in episode New bare metal provisioning project from EMC - Looks good from the outside, I’ll beat the phrase “undifferentiated heavy lifting” into the ground. Techpocalypse is coming. Two questions remain: When and who? - More money is going into startups than is coming out Recommendations Brandon: The Song Machine Matt: Europa Report, Later That Same Life Coté: rare prime rib at Roast in Detroit. I was defeated by this steak. It was cold inside. Respect. (They cook it on charcoal, like they’re Charlie Dickinsin’ it up in the frozen north.) [...]


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048: The strategy burden and Electronic Marginalia

Sat, 07 Nov 2015 16:55:06 +0000

Summary No one really knows what the deal with “private cloud” is. There seems to be a coffin, but as we discuss, it’s unclear how far we are from the final nail. We also discuss HP splitting, HP shutting down their private cloud, a slew of small acquisitions, and Matt Ray’s take on the recent OpenStack Summit in Tokyo. Listen above, subscribe to the feed, or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Take our awesome, multi-cloud PaaS for a test-ride. Get two free months of Pivotal Web Services. Whether you want to deploy on-premises, in a dedicated public cloud, or just keep using our PaaS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry has everything you need for doing cloud-native applications. Go to cote.io/pivotal for the sign-up code! Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. HP now split. HP’s finally out of the public cloud game - “we will sunset our HP Helion Public Cloud offering on January 31, 2016” Coté: wow? I don’t think anyone expects new entrants into the public cloud market, right? Seems locked with AWS, Azure, MSFT. All others are “managed cloud”/enterprise cloud gambits. Oracle not doing so - Don’t forget IBM! IBM buys (Austin-based) Gravitant. Solarwinds gets bought Idera buys Embarcadero - all your Delphi are belong to us. Wall Street valuations - how do they work Oracle OpenWorld and the Downton Abby of cloud. PCF 1.6 Japanese electronics OpenStack Summit, Tokyo Recommendations Brandon: Vox The Weed’s Podcast Matt: El-P and Killer Mike weighing in on Hulk Hogan, God, Fatherhood and more, Meow the Jewels is finally here. Coté: Pappadeaux in DFW Terminal A - no potties, but damn-fine ambiance, service, and food. [...]


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047: "You should put that on The Slide"

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 21:55:48 +0000

Summary What’s the right play for getting iPhone subscriptions in the US? What’s RedHat’s $100m acquisition of Ansible mean, and is this Dell/EMC thing gonna work out? That and more is what we talk about this week, plus the ATM market. Listen above, subscribe to the feed, or download the MP3 directly. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Take our awesome, multi-cloud PaaS for a test-ride. Get two free months of Pivotal Web Services. Whether you want to deploy on-premises, in a dedicated public cloud, or just keep using our PaaS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry has everything you need for doing cloud-native applications. Go to cote.io/pivotal for the sign-up code! SPONSOR: Want to go to the Chef Community Summits? Check out the summit in London Nov. 3rd to 4th. Register with the code SOFTWARE to get 20% off! Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Apple shopping - getting a spouse laptop, finding the right iPhone plan. OpenStack Tokyo - Matt Ray is minding his American Airlines elite status. RedHat buys Ansible for $100m. Solarwinds - someone is trying to buy them. Software valuations are high and it de-calibrates out sense of value. Compare to valuations in the ATM market. Dell buying EMC - Matt and Brandon add some commentary, Cot&eatue; has no comment. What do we make of the IBM using Apple laptops story. Recommendations Brandon: Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the US Mortgage Giants Matt: VW testing tool and “These Tech Giants are the Walking Dead”. Coté: The Wolf in CIO Clothing. [...]


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046: Vegas blinders, re:Invent, Curious George, and Dell/EMC

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 19:04:14 +0000

Summary Calling in from Las Vegas, Matt gives us the rundown of this year’s re:Invent. Looks like Amazon is maintaining the course to go after everyone. We also discuss traveling to Vegas itself, Curious George, a local Austin conference, and Coté abstains for saying anything about Dell buying EMC while Matt and Brandon discuss it. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Take our awesome, multi-cloud PaaS for a test-ride. Get two free months of Pivotal Web Services. Whether you want to deploy on-premises, in a dedicated public cloud, or just keep using our PaaS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry has everything you need for doing cloud-native applications. Go to cote.io/pivotal for the sign-up code! SPONSOR: Want to go to the Chef Community Summits? There’s one in Seattle Oct. 14th and 15th and in London Nov. 3rd to 4th. Register with the code SOFTWARE to get 20% off! Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. If you don’t like the Curious George TV show, you can go fuck yourself. Good Greek mythology book for kids: D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths Vegas people. AWS re:Invent 2015 - “Amazon to Everyone: You’re Toast.” All your enterprise software licensing margin belong to us. Select announcements: Amazon Kinesis Firehose, Amazon QuickSight, AWS Inspector, AWS Config Rules, Amazon Elasticsearch Service0p3, Amazon RDS for MariaDB, AWS Database Migration Service, AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF), Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts, EC2 Spot Blocks, AWS Import/Export Snowball, AWS Config Rules EMC/Dell - Coté has no comment, Brandon and Matt Ray talk about it. The scene at yesterday’s InnoTech conference in Austin, the CD Summit track. Ben Thompson rainforest theory, commentary on it, and one of the podcasts on the topic. Recommendations Brandon: Long Form Podcast, Browns podcast. Matt: Eating on other’s expense accounts. Coté: Easy Tiger restaurant/beer garden in Austin. [...]


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045: Are there ways of being paranoid without being an asshole? Or, All your hot takes are belong to us

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:00:34 +0000

Summary After discussing the horns of moses and beard butter, we talk about how big companies seem to always “miss it.” We use a recent write-up of Nokia as the launching point, and sort of conclude that the problem is: people get fat and happy and don’t stay “paranoid” enough. We also discuss Ad Blocking and how little most tech vendor marketers probably care about the topic. Brandon gives a good rant on how to do marketing right: have a great product. Full show notes: http://cote.io/sdt45 With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Want to go to the Chef Community Summits? There’s one in Seattle Oct. 14th and 15th and in London Nov. 3rd to 4th. Register with the code SOFTWARE to get 20% off! SPONSOR: Take our awesome, multi-cloud PaaS for a test-ride. Get two free months of Pivotal Web Services. Whether you want to deploy on-premises, in a dedicated public cloud, or just keep using our PaaS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry has everything you need for doing cloud-native applications. Go to cote.io/pivotal for the sign-up code! Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Get your hair and beard cut in Austin, axe shaving not mandated. Also, beard butter. The Horns of Moses - also Beard Butter and the Mohamed icon in the Supreme Court Nokia downfall analysis, “Who Killed Nokia? Nokia Did.” Also, there’s a new book on Blackberry/RIM. Don’t fuck up the culture Ad blocking from a marketer’s perspective…the “if we just had a white paper” anti-pattern. Brandon: “You don’t generate demand, you only capture demand.” (If you want some extensive Ad Blocking talk, check out Back to Work episode #239.) Spiceworld write-up on Spicework from Coté. Check out Speaking in Tech episode #179 for more on Spiceworld. Mesos in Azure BONUS LINKS not covered in podcast Hashicorp (Vagrant, etc.) introduces new products: Otto: Development and deployment made easy and Nomad: A Distributed, Highly Available, Datacenter-Aware Scheduler. Shipping is Hard Goodbye Bimodal IT we hardly knew you? - “It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that the bimodal IT model neatly mirrors the bifurcated application types described as ”systems of record“ and ”systems of engagement,“ with Type 1 IT responsible for systems that keep track of transactions, and Type 2 responsible for externally-facing applications that interact with important constituencies.” “In conclusion, one can say that Gartner has accurately identified a crucial tension in the proliferating demands on IT, and prescribed a model to enable IT to respond to them. However, setting up two organizations won’t necessarily resolve the tension, and may, in fact, exacerbate it as the two groups vie for resources and influence.” Wardley proposed “Tri-modal” with “Pioneers, Settlers and Town Planners” Twitter monkeying around with >140 characters What’s new in OpenStack “Liberty” release Amazon’s Market Antics? - Just a matter of time before Google stops responding to Apple and Amazon searches and all sorts of other childish tit-for-tat? “Java: planned obsolescence” from Paul Krill, more from Coman Hamilton. [...]


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008 "The concerned citizen super coder," or, transforming how the US government does software, Diego Lapiduz

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:25:26 +0000

Summary

What organization could be larger than the US Federal government? Not only that, the chance to transform how software is done in the government has perhaps one of the largest possible impacts of transforming any “IT department.” In this episode, Matt and Coté talk with Diego Lapiduz who works in the GSA’s 18F organization helping government agencies develop their software in new, more agile and cloud-driven ways. We discuss the background of 18F and the broader government initiatives to transform how software is done and also walk through some of the learnings 18F has had in trying to make such a huge transformation.

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044: Picasso didn't have markdown, or, "Matt Ray's DevOps World"

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 21:18:53 +0000

Summary What went wrong with Evernote? We winsomely open up discussing that and the inevitable markdown commentary. We also discuss the incomprehensible (to Coté nature of security), HP shedding 30,000 jobs, and beef. Full show notes: http://cote.io/sdt44 With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Want to go to the Chef Community Summits? There’s one in Seattle Oct. 14th and 15th and in London Nov. 3rd to 4th. Register with the code SOFTWARE to get 20% off! SPONSOR: Take our awesome, multi-cloud PaaS for a test-ride. Get two free months of Pivotal Web Services. Whether you want to deploy on-premises, in a dedicated public cloud, or just keep using our PaaS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry has everything you need for doing cloud-native applications. Go to cote.io/pivotal for the sign-up code! Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Evernote, The First Dead Unicorn - In explaining the change, Libin described himself as “not passionate” about many roles that fall to a CEO by default: Building a sales team, helping employees grow in their careers and creating the kind of predictable business model that appeals to Wall Street investors. Open Source as a Weapon - Holy crap, I didn’t notice this was from 2012 until I read it all. 30,000 folks from HP re-entering the job market soon “Will come mostly from the organization’s Enterprise Services (ES) transformation.” Meanwhile: “The contract dates back to 2005 and called for HP to replace a legacy mainframe-based system built in the 1960s that is used by more than 130 Secretary of State offices.HP was given a 2010 deadline to deliver a replacement, but it failed to do so.” I need to go finish Stephen O’Grady’s The Software Paradox. Lemur certificate framework from Netflix Microsoft has its own Linux- Azure Cloud Switch, focused operating system for switches and networking. Facebook has pieces that are similar, see Cumulus Networks as well. Networking. Why’d it have to be networking? Recording this podcast is between me and some delicious CostCo beef… I put mushrooms in there. Mind blown. BONUS LINKS Oracle revenue drops (blame the Dollar)- “Oracle Chief Executive Officer Safra Catz said last quarter that a traditional $1 million software licensing deal is worth about $3 million over 10 years, compared with $10 million for an equivalent cloud deal, because the million-dollar cloud deal refreshes every year.” Coté: I need to go finish Stephen O’Grady’s The Software Paradox. Infrastructure as Code Might Be Literally Impossible - This just in, computers are terrible. 107 slides. Don’t worry. It’s a Zenpreso, brohain. re:Invent is coming soon Coté: oddly, I’ve never been. What’s the play here? BizDev, finding customers? The usual? Announcements Coté at DevOpsDays Charlotte, Silicon Valley/Mountain View, Detroit. All the great cities! Also, he’ll be at the Gartner AADI conference in December. Coté at Spiceworld, in Austin, this week. New podcast, bringing LordsOfComputing.com back to life with interviews about transformation. I love Ducy’s GoatCan s[...]


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007 Getting beyond "the comfort of the number."

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 20:30:31 +0000

Summary

In this first part of a new series, Matt Curry and I discuss many of the problems with transforming how a large company uses IT. From dealing with businesses cases, the finance department, and changing how the business thinks about using IT, there are numerous organizational change problems to chew on. This launches a new series of episodes in Lords of Computing where Matt and I will talk interview various folks out there who are going through transformation at their company. We’re interested in hearing what’s work and not worked for them.

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043: Bootleg recordings of VMworld 2015 panels - this and other tips on relating to your fellow person

Fri, 11 Sep 2015 15:34:54 +0000

Summary We figure out our Wal-mart greeter job for our never-retirement. After a discussion of a new type of expert witness we cover Chef’s funding, VMworld and Photon, and what’s left to do in SSO and identity management. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Want to go to the Chef Community Summits? There’s one in Seattle Oct. 14th and 15th and in London Nov. 3rd to 4th. Register with the code SOFTWARE to get 20% off! SPONSOR: Take our awesome, multi-cloud PaaS for a test-ride. Get two free months of Pivotal Web Services. Whether you want to deploy on-premises, in a dedicated public cloud, or just keep using our PaaS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry has everything you need for doing cloud-native applications. Go to cote.io/pivotal for the sign-up code! Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. The meme expert. The Reply All podcast. Chef funding - they get $40m, now with total funding over round A-E of $137m. Speaking in Tech Wut’s Photon? New DevOpsDays talks - I need some new talks, my current one only has so much steam left. What are good topics? No good ideas, but maybe security. Okta Funding - why is SSO still a growth market? BONUS LINKS! Decadent strategy, pretty well sums up my “software nihilist” view on tech atrategy. See also [“When Marketing Is Strategy”]( https://hbr.org/2013/12/when-marketing-is-strategy), which I’ve skimmed but looks pragmatic. vCloud Air on the way out? (we hardly knew ya) IBM buys StrongLoop. FAA chooses Amazon & Microsoft, not IBM (or Google for that matter) Forget iPhone news, how about the Fire phone? Oracle Laying off Java Evangelists - Pivotal hired one them. I guess their work is done, everyone’s heard of it. Recommendations Coté: Beef. Matt: Rube Waddell episode of The Dollop is a Hilarious discussion of the life of one of the greatest & craziest baseball players to have every lived. Strikeout leader, perfect inning, chasing fire trucks, multiple wives, learning to throw at birds. Brandon: woot.com. Getcheraself a TV there.[...]


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042: Can you click in emacs?

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:06:39 +0000

Summary With VMworld coming up next week we talk tactics for surviving the show floor, Microsoft’s cloud and container offerings, and the battle for defining the fragmented “platform” space. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Want to go to the Chef Community Summits? There’s one in Seattle Oct. 14th and 15th and in London Nov. 3rd to 4th. Register with the code SOFTWARE to get 20% off! SPONSOR: Take our awesome, multi-cloud PaaS for a test-ride. Get two free months of Pivotal Web Services. Whether you want to deploy on-premises, in a dedicated public cloud, or just keep using our PaaS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry has everything you need for doing cloud-native applications. Go to cote.io/pivotal for the sign-up code! Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Day old coffee and OKR’s Security conferences Software pricing mysteries Slack Jawed Yokel VMworld next week, who’s with me? (Matt) Coté: current status (w/r/t to VMworld). “Cohesive Entity” - Verizon using Mesosphere. Mirantis keeps raising money - Intel injects $100m into Mirantis to boost OpenStack adoption Microsoft’s all about Containers DevOpsDays Chicago. Recommendations Brandon: InstaCart Matt: Bill Bryson In a Sunburned Country Coté: CostCo peanut butter says you need to refrigerate it, but it still spreads smooth. Check out the great debate on peanut butter refrigeration. [...]


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041: The Software Nihilist

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:49:12 +0000

Summary After finally settling an important RescueBots debate, we discuss keeping optimistic in the tech industry. And there’s much to be (potentially) cynical about: bad work conditions at Amazon and the tech industry as whole, inscrutable restructuring at Google, and rumored fire-sales in the APM space. With a trust, detailed taxonomy of nihilism, somehow, we manage to keep it together nonetheless. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Take our awesome, multi-cloud PaaS for a test-ride. Get two free months of Pivotal Web Services. Whether you want to deploy on-premises, in a dedicated public cloud, or just keep using our PaaS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry has everything you need for doing cloud-native applications. Go to cote.io/pivotal for the sign-up code! SPONSOR: Want to go to the Chef Community Summits? There’s one in Seattle Oct. 14th and 15th and in London Nov. 3rd to 4th. Register with the code SOFTWARE to get 20% off! Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. How do you avoid being cynical? The Amazon thing. Ben Thompson on Uber. The Halo Effect - the patron book of Software Defined Talk. Chef reading list: The No Asshole Rule, Continuous Delivery, Lean Enterprise. White Collar work for dev, or surviving BigCos talk outline. The 15 hour work-week? Prabhakar on white collar work, cheerful as always. Alphabets and “Moonshots.” Hear Siracusa on Alphabet, good, level-headed stuff. Horace on Alphabet, or, Large company management considered hard: “Alphabet is therefore the ”holding company“ of Google A+, Google A and Google B. I can only suppose that the separation of A+ from A (and the previous A from B) allows the founders to distance themselves even further from the purchase decisions which, through pricing signals, determine where value lies and how resources should be allocated. That must be a great relief.” BMC buys Boundary - cf. try to avoid killing your acquisitions, Lords Of Computing podcast #6. Also, Larry Warnock is on fire! BONUS LINKS NOT COVERED IN SHOW! Oracle security chief to customers: Stop checking our code for vulnerabilities James Mickens’ “Not Even Close: The State of Computer Security” - “In this bleak, relentlessly morbid talk, James Mickens will describe why making computers secure is an intrinsically impossible task.” How bad is the state of computer security? Is accepting that everything is terrible part of “adulting” for entertainment? NetFlix shutting down last physical data center - “A 100% cloud operation is going to be extremely rare for big established companies.” “About 12% of companies run IT operations entirely in the cloud.” “By 2022, just slightly more than 20% of large enterprise companies are expected to operate entirely in the cloud.” Love the use of the Wet Hot American Summer image for the article “Data Center Zero” - Simon Wardley That time @cloud_opinion stuck up for Pivotal “Mr. Maritz said that Pivotal’s Cloud Foundr[...]


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040: Software is awesome

Sat, 08 Aug 2015 17:47:04 +0000

Summary When you can pay the sprinkler repair guy by using your finger to sign an iPad, things are looking up. Maybe it means we’ll have lots of microservices wrapped around government services, who knows. Also, we cover the strategy of choosing boring technologies, MongoDB, and The EMC Federation. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Take our awesome, multi-cloud PaaS for a test-ride. Get two free months of Pivotal Web Services. Whether you want to deploy on-premises, in a dedicated public cloud, or just keep using our PaaS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry has everything you need for doing cloud-native applications. Go to cote.io/pivotal for the sign-up code! Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. IBM’s all about Mac laptops - What about Lenovo? IBM Mobile Innovation Lab Examples. Software is awesome - Jobber. Whatever happened to the API Economy? Choose Boring Technology - “Adding technology is easy, living with it is hard.” - “Don’t chose tech because of testimonials on Hacker News. Hacker News is kind of like Fox News and not just because it’s dominated by libertarians.” What’s up with MongoDB? Will EMC spin-in VMware? - Not everyone’s familiar with the EMC Federation, I’m not familiar with anything like it in the industry. EMC, VMware, RSA, Pivotal, VCE BONUS LINKS! Not covered in podcast Coté’s cloud native series - What are other people doing? Love me a good animated gif Recommendations Brandon: (Once again…) Wool Matt: Girl Talk videos one and two. Coté: Leading the Transformation, Applying Agile and DevOps Principals at Scale - good overview so far of what management at larger companies can do to introduce Agile and DevOps. [...]


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039: Whatever happened to being profitable? Also, HP, the GPL, GitHub, and Citrix

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:52:40 +0000

Summary Once we settle the important topic of lawn management in Texas, we discuss the circus around HP dress codes (and the actual lack of them), HP/Stackato, GitHub and the ALM market, and the odd fate of the GPL in commercial software land. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Take our awesome, multi-cloud PaaS for a test-ride. Get two free months of Pivotal Web Services. Whether you want to deploy on-premises, in a dedicated public cloud, or just keep using our PaaS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry has everything you need for doing cloud-native applications. Go to cote.io/pivotal for the sign-up code! Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Grass in Texas. Amazon turns a profit Amazon continues to rip shit up - “Last year, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said AWS was on its way to becoming a $5 billion business. With revenue of $3.389 billion in the first six months of 2015, AWS is now on course to becoming more of a $6 billion business — and if sales continue to increase at this pace in the next six month, $7 billion is definitely a possibility.” Big changes at Citrix. What’s up with CloudStack? Matt Ray says licensing in it’s past. The GPL Paradox. HP brings a dress code, but then clarifies that they don’t have one, actually. In more serious news, HP buys Stackato. No socks in a professional context. GitHub raises $250 million - Kinda obvious quotes and commentary, but that’s a lot of money. “The funding reflects the growing importance of software to all businesses, not just technology companies, and a greater comfort with collaborating on software development and sharing computer code.” Donnie’s 140 char Analyst Note. IDC’s 2014 ALM market-sizing - $1.1 billion by 2017. So all developer tools might be like $4–5bn MAX…? Twilio raises $130 million - “Fidelity and T. Rowe Price drove the latest funding round.” Coté recorded a Kea Company podcast recording, following up on his piece on the industry analyst market. The panel had Phil Fersht from HfS, William Tincup, and Horace. Probably out in a week or so? BONUS LINKS not covered in show Hipster Immortum Joe kit Standing by… Adam Jacob (from Chef) expounds on DevOps Recommendations Brandon: Brandon goers beyond the paywall, signs up for a Gimlet subscription. AwesomeBoring. Matt: We Put a Chip in It. Also, how bow tie pasta is made. Coté: Check It Out Bevis tumblr [...]


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038: Loading up on hot-dogs, the cloud boys of summer, peak foundation

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:42:29 +0000

Summary Can you ever go back to just writing code? We discuss. With the launch of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, we discuss how it relates to other foundations and cloud-land in general. We also talk about who’s not in the open cloud club, like Digital Ocean, and how things might pan out for them. And, of course, a little bit of OpenStack. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Take our awesome, multi-cloud PaaS for a test-ride. Get two free months of Pivotal Web Services. Whether you want to deploy on-premises, in a dedicated public cloud, or just keep using our PaaS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry has everything you need for doing cloud-native applications. Go to cote.io/pivotal for the sign-up code! Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Two types of people - those who save those big add hospital cups, and those who don’t The OpenStack Update Carl the Cloud Boy says goodbye OpenStack. Google’s in on the OpenStack Foundation - more. The K Word Kubernetes Foundation aka. Cloud Native Computing Foundation - see [the press release]. (https://cncf.io/news/announcement/2015/07/new-cloud-native-computing-foundation-drive-alignment-among-container) “Container Competitors Google, CoreOS, Joyent And Docker Join New Linux Club As Kubernetes Turns One”, from Paul Miller - good meta layer about reading press releases and market-talk) - good meta-talk on reading press releases too. The mission clearly typed by Barb Darrow: “the Cloud Native Foundation is about standardizing a way to manage containers, as opposed to the container technology itself” in this behind the scenes piece. (Also, see Barb and Derick’s podcast.) Waters & Watters, Pivotal talks cloud native, and in our own blog. The tyranny of choice - and, the actual tyranny. Digital Ocean, what’s up with them? Meanwhile in cloud: Digital Ocean and trolling OpenStack Digital Ocean raising $83 million Not using OCP, Not using OpenStack, could open source: “At some point in the future, it would be good to see other open-source frameworks take a run at OpenStack, since today I feel like they [OpenStack] are the only game in town,” Uretsky said. “We come from the open-source world and would like to be able to contribute a project that actually delivers real value.” Dude don’t like OpenStack, yo. “[T]he business is fundamentally solid with profit margins that exceed those of Amazon’s Web Services”[...]


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037: The converging Red Hat stack, Go, and those damn analysts

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 21:31:07 +0000

Summary This week, we discuss Red Hat and it’s slow and steady nature. We also talk about RedMonk’s programming language ranking and the role of Go in infrastructure software, recent industry analyst ranking, calendars, and our recommendations as always. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Take our awesome, multi-cloud PaaS for a test-ride. Get two free months of Pivotal Web Services. Whether you want to deploy on-premises, in a dedicated public cloud, or just keep using our PaaS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry has everything you need for doing cloud-native applications. Go to cote.io/pivotal for the sign-up code! Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Purple bathrobe from DevOpsDays Amsterdam, front and back. RedMonk Programming Language Index RedMonk’s language un-ranking is out, Swift (#18) and Go (#15) still on the rise Java and JavaScript still strong Rated by GitHub and StackExchange talk. Also notice that they’re getting sponsorship from HP! Go in infrastructure software Ping pong and foosball - what’s the deal? Thoughts on the Red Hat Summit? More coverage of Red Hat stuff converging into a “cloud platform” A weak case for “open source” taking over enterprise IT. What are the Red Hat Summit people asking about? Compliance and other exciting topics. Rating analyst firms considered dangerous? Check out the comments on this recent IIAR ranking of firms for the usual fighting about analysts… Including the analysts of analysts poking each other in the eye… IIAR, Duncan, and KCG. Keep it classy! BONUS LINKS! RUMOR: Digital Ocean raises $83 million - “Today, DigitalOcean is ranked as the third largest hosting company in the world in terms of number of web sites hosted, behind Amazon Web Services and French company OVH, and has grown 14x in the last year, from 10,000 sites hosted to 140,000.” - “…bringing its overall funding to $90.4 million” Recommendations Brandon: Neptune.io with their runbook SaaS application; The Lego Movie. Matt: Mad Max: Fury Road, and die historic with your own, edible silver spray paint! Coté: this 2013 microservices talk from James Lewis. [...]


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036: Coté's Book, on How to Be Coté...by Coté. Also, DockerCon & ROI.

Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:13:11 +0000

Summary After discussing which days holidays usually land on, we discuss the news out of DockerCon, along with some unicorn talk based on a recent a16z chart-fest of tech funding. Then we talk ROI. It’s riveting! With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Take our awesome, multi-cloud PaaS for a test-ride. Get two free months of Pivotal Web Services. Whether you want to deploy on-premises, in a dedicated public cloud, or just keep using our PaaS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry has everything you need for doing cloud-native applications. Go to cote.io/pivotal for the sign-up code! Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. “Rise of the infrastructure plumbers” It’s DockerCon this week… Everything announced at DockerCon 2015 Docker joining the OCP effort "The Docker client, engine, daemon, orchestration tools, etc. will continue to live at Docker… We will continue to provide a well-integrated tool chain for developers. We are purposely not trying to standardize the many things which are in areas where there is still a diversity of opinions and approaches.” (official Docker blog post) VMware getting more API friendly, wrapping containers in VMs and such-like. IBM showing up big Some momentum stats: “They have grown from a project launched by Solomon Hykes in 2013 to a one that has 40,000 Docker-based tools and over 150,000 Docker-based applications. It has been downloaded more than 500 million times.” Microsoft buying Docker? - “investors wouldn’t sell for less than $3.5 billion” Related: blogs as the new press release. A16Z U.S. Technology Funding – What’s Going On? Check out the Mckinsey titles! “And tech IPOs are essentially dead" Discussion from Ben Thompson. “Realtime” Unicorn tracker What’s “ROI"? I’ve been trying to figure this out of late. Saving money on one option vs. another? Creating growth? Proof that you made a good choice? ROI = (Gains - Cost)/Cost; e.g. ($20,000 - $10,000)/$10,000 = 100% ROI (yes, I made it a percentage, math nerds) Theory: ROI is only a useful metric for comparing costs of things, and if the gain is well understood and predictable. Misc. The DevOpsDays Austin recordings are up - Coté’s talk, Matt Ray debate, Damon’s value stream mapping, etc. Lords of Computing podcast - acquisitions are hard Red Hat share price hits 15 year high Recommendations Brandon: The Finest Resort, in Cancun Mexico. Hatching Twitter. Matt: House of Cards. Coté: Flickr Camera Roll service - soon to have 20,000+ of my wife’s photos. [...]


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006 - Try to avoid killing your acquisition. Also, getting VC cash.

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:54:49 +0000

Summary

After catching up about movies and OpenStack, John and I discuss how difficult it is to properly integrate acquired companies into the larger company. We also discuss what VCs are looking for to say yes now: a good team, it seems.

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035: Our love/hate relationship with whitepapers, mostly hate.

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 21:55:18 +0000

Summary

We discuss the evolving role of whitepapers, the spate of OpenStack startup acquisitions, Cisco Live, and cloud identity. Also, some robot recommendations.

With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.

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034: Where in the World is Michael Coté?

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 03:33:19 +0000

This week, without Coté as the voice of reason we dive into Gartner's IaaS Magic Quadrant 2015, acquisitions in public cloud and discuss the value of Certified Scrum Mastery. (Coté and family are having a great vacation!)


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033: Public or private cloud, pick your poison

Fri, 15 May 2015 15:08:44 +0000

Summary This week, we talk about some recent conferences and the ages old question: public or private? With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: If you’re in Brazil, come check out the Pivotal roadshows next week in Rio on May 19th and Sao Paolo on May 21st. Coté will be covering Pivotal Cloud Foundry and becoming a software defined business, there’s also Pivotal Data folks and content! Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Mother’s Day retrospectives. IBM Edge Conference - just Matt was there. Coverage of news from Edge by James Nunns. The Cloud Foundry Summit was this week - lots of stories of companies building apps on Cloud Foundry. Videos are up. See the Kroger talk for some fun ideas. Zynga moving back to AWS - the company seems to be saying it’s for savings: “The company expects annualized savings of about $45 million excluding those charges, with another $55 million down the road through other belt-tightening, such as letting Amazon.com Inc. manage its servers.” Speaking in Tech podcast. 451 cloud price index - some analysis from Paul Miller: “The headline figures suggest that running a private cloud powered by an OpenStack distribution will cost around $0.08 per virtual machine hour, but running your own VMware VMW –0.34%, Microsoft MSFT –0.51% or Red Hat RHT –0.64% private cloud will not cost much more: around $0.10. Both are far cheaper than the average figure of $1.70 per application hour for a public cloud (or $0.80 per application hour for committed use such as AWS Reserved Instances), but the dollars and cents mask a great deal of complexity and the unqualified comparison of public cloud application hours with private cloud virtual machine hours is not particularly meaningful.” Next week is the OpenStack Summit. Matt Ray will be there, not Coté Coté will be in Brazil for the Pivotal roadshows in Rio on May 19th and Sao Paolo on May 21st. -Excellent, long write-up on Marc Andresseen and A16Z Flickr’s iPhoto clone stuff is nice! Pushing DevOps into the mainstream - Coté’s monthly FierceDevOps column is a summary of his DevOpsDays Austin talk. BONUS LINKS, not covered in show Shingy’s in play! Verizon rumored to be buying AOL - also, some brief strategy theories: “Verizon needs a large-scale, fully functional, data-driven content distribution platform and it needs it now… Verizon is nowhere near done acquiring assets to help it realize its strategic requirement to turn information into action for advertisers and consumers alike.” John Chambers retiring. Citrix Synergy - speaking of CloudStack… “Today it has 1,900 active service providers delivering some 500,000 apps and services.” Looks like they have some general cloud mana[...]


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032: The uncanny valley of Hamburglars - Software Defined Talk

Fri, 08 May 2015 14:43:57 +0000

Summary Is there such a thing as a too creepy Hamburgler? We think not. Also, we cover what happened at DevOpsDays Austin, the identity management gap, and rumors about someone acquiring Salesforce. Full show notes: http://cote.io/sdt32 With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Come check out the Cloud Foundry Summit, a great chance to not only learn about the cloud platform but also hear about how people are using it. It’s May 11th and 12th in Santa Clara. Use the discount code COTE to get 25% of registration. Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Return of the Hamburger - people are creeped out, but we love it. Brandon is in Munich at the European Identity & Cloud Conference - what’s the keynote trends in IdM now? DevOpsDays Austin 2015: Matt’s talk on resumes, Coté’s talk, Damon’s talk. Videos sometime soon. Alan Shimel’s write-up of Coté’s talk. DevOps needs some IdM CoreOSFest - “Google, VMware, Red Hat, and Apcera have all signed on to support appc” Super-fan review of the show Randy on EMC and OSS. Saleforce acquisition rumors - why would they want to get acquired? Bonus Links, not covered this week Microsoft changes a lot at it’s build conference “Is Microsoft still a Windows company?” Microsoft ships a cross-platform Visual Studio product ChefConf is coming to Austin in 2016! Google Will Do Anything To Beat Moore’s Law - “People ask me if we would switch to Power, and the answer is absolutely. Even for a single generation.” Oracle scoops up Nebula’s OpenStack engineering Recommendations Brandon: latest season of the podcast Startup. Matt: Devo Live in 1978 performance. Coté: Standard Bank story from Chef. [...]


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031: #adulting, & Public cloud looks like a good business and "containers"

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:54:56 +0000

Summary We discuss Amazon Web Service’s financials - is it a lot, a little? How does AWS stack up against the competition and how do you even make a consistent market share pie. Also, we preview DevOpsDays Austin and talk about container management layers like VMware’s Photon and Cloud Foundry Lattice. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Come check out the Cloud Foundry Summit, a great chance to not only learn about the cloud platform but also hear about how people are using it. It’s May 11th and 12th in Santa Clara. Use the discount code COTE to get 25% of registration. Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. AWS Numbers AWS numbers are out! It’s profitable: “Operating income increased 74% to $255 million in the first quarter, compared with operating income of $146 million in first quarter 2014.” Brandon Butler reported profit of “$265 million with a 17% margin,” so let’s call it a quarter of a billion and walkin’ around millions. "Amazon Web Services is a $5 billion business and still growing fast — in fact it’s accelerating,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. More numbers of what the competition’s doing. New York Times coverage has a competition pie After-show: those marketshare numbers look OK, they combo IaaS and PaaS which is a fine approach. 451 pie chart on LinkedIn, and a related commissioned report 451 did for Microsoft. Ali Baba vs. AWS: “Alibaba said it served a 22.8 percent market share of the Chinese infrastructure-as-a-service market in the first half of 2014.” Container Land VMware: It’s On Like Donkey Kong - VMware Photon Initially it looks like Red Hat’s Project Atomic and it supports Rocket and PCF naturally While Coté is ill-informed on Lattice, Abby on his team has a good write-up. Briefings Briefing analysts, briefing boards. Tips on briefing analysts for BigCo’s, tips for startups. DevOpsDays Austin It’s next week! Coté and Matt Ray have talks; come ask Coté for Pivotal schwag. BONUS LINKS! (Not covered in show) FFS Twitter (Matt) - This won’t end well. Microsoft shutters its standalone Open Tech open-source subsidiary: “My take is Microsoft doesn’t need a separate org like Open Tech any more, especially not with the acceptance (and maybe even mandates) from the highest Microsoft management levels to partner with open source companies and developers, rather than to try to take them on as adversaries.” Buh Bye SeaMicro Is Slack Really Worth $2.8 Billion? A Conversation With Stewart Butterfield - Q: So do you think Slack is worth $3 billion? A: It is, because people say it is. Recommendations Brandon: IBM an[...]


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004: "I have become the hustler," Robert Brook

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:03:48 +0000

Summary

It can take a long time to get “the mainstream” to use new technologies. One would assume that this would be true in supporting the government, as Robert Brook does in his day job. In this brief episode, over the din and bottle collection activities at Monkigras, I catch up with him on just that topic and how he tries to manage being a change agent for the benefit of the UK Parliament.

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003: Something Celsius and Busy Bullshit work

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:46:34 +0000

Summary While he’s in Paris for the local DevOpsDays, John and I discuss the next big step for DevOps: getting “The Business” involved to tie-break the process deadlock. Plus: the Dutch are delightful! Full show notes: http://cote.io/loc3. Play above, or download. Sponsor: The Cloud Foundry Summit is coming up on May 11th and 12th, in Santa Clara. It’s a great chance to dive into Cloud Foundry ecosystem both on the technology side and to hear how organizations are using Cloud Foundry to become Software Defined Businesses. Register now with the discount code COTE and get 25%, which will bring the price down from $250 to about $187. Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed See the full show-notes. Subscribe: iTunes, RSS Feed Show-notes and Links The Dutch are DevOpsing, brother. John at DevOpsDays Paris. What’s it like there? Fighting “them” when it comes to DevOps. Docker is the Millennium Falcon The Why guy The Wall of confusion, 2010. Where’s “The Business” when it comes to DevOps and cloud? Are they showing up? “What kind of company do you think we are?” Chad Dickerson Duke interview on Etsy. The Goal - make sure you read it. JPMC says the nerds are coming. Flash Boys: DevOps Cafe Episode 58 - Zoran Perkov A Sense of Urgency The Halo Effect - you can’t just learn from success. Good to Great This week’s pic: my old Apple and work-Dell side-by-side. [...]


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030: Ecosystems: how do they work? Or, why vendors fear Docker

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:13:42 +0000

Summary With a new round of funding in Docker, we discuss the ecosystem around Docker and how different vendors might be thinking through their involvement. This brings up a broader discussion of the ecosystems around OpenStack and Cloud Foundry, and even the Apache Software Foundation. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Come check out the Cloud Foundry Summit, May 11th and 12th. You’ll hear how companies are using Cloud Foundry to create software defined businesses and get the latest technical details on Cloud Foundry. Register with the code COTE to get 25% off! Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes, RSS Feed Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Follow-up: last week’s recording problems were due to human error. Do not doubt the power of the TP-Link AC 1900! Matt Ray’s treadmill desk. Docker Funding… $95M “Currently, Docker is investing heavily in its go-to-market strategy, but also in the technology stack where it plans to expand the platform’s capabilities with a focus on networking, security and storage tools around its service.” thenewstack.io coverage, goin’ for the gold: “‘For us to become a public company — which is certainly our intention,’’ Golub told The New Stack’s Alex Williams, ‘we’ve got a long road ahead of us that includes not only continued growth in open source, and developing a healthy ecosystem around it, but also proving there’s a solid revenue model. All the signs are very, very good, all the momentum is there, and the next several years are going to be about solid execution, both on the community and on the commercial side.’” 120 employees "Last year Docker earned less than $10 million in revenue, Golub confirmed.” And as always, The Future of Everything. Coté to explain the uneasy feel everyone (read: vendors!) has about Docker: it seems like they’re winner takes all. Twitter turns off the Firehose (Matt) - Be careful building your company on someone else’s good graces Speaking of crazy-ass valuations, Ben Thompson’s 1999 - How the IPO landscape has changed, specifically related to Growth Capital. More Ecosystem Talk HP in fact not exiting public cloud Cloud Foundry on the CloudCast and Coté’s explanation of the Cloud Foundry Foundation and ecosystem. BONUS: Shameless Self Promotion: Lords of Computing Interview with Alex Williams of thenewstack.io Guest post on how PaaS helps DevOps at thenewstack Recommendations Brandon: CloudStack Podcast; Audible return policy! Matt: new Star Wars trailer (also the first) Coté: ApacheCon booths are for bizdev,[...]


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002 Becoming a tech reporter, talking with Alex Williams

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 04:26:02 +0000

Summary

How do you go from playing baseball in France, to getting shot at, to covering the tech industry? I talk with Alex Williams about how he did just that and eventually launched thenewstack.io, one of the more interesting, new technology news sites.

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029: It's a hipster thing, don't worry about it

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:49:03 +0000

Summary Is there Buc-ee’s bubble? Fighting a bad network connection, we discuss cloud-native vs. cloud-immigrant applications and the platforms that support them. We also briefly touch on AWS and HP seeming to exit the public cloud. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Come check out the Cloud Foundry Summit, a great chance to not only learn about the cloud platform but also hear about how people are using it. It’s May 11th and 12th in Santa Clara. Use the discount code COTE to get 25% of registration. Subscribe to this podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/SoftwareDefinedTalk Show notes No video this week. Wither “datacenter operating systems” Everyone has got a container-based platform for stateless app madness, including Microsoft. CoreOS gets $12 million from Google Ventures and has a new Kubernetes dashboard Tectonic “Tectonic is a commercial product, and with this release, we have decided to launch our commercial products under a new brand, separate from the CoreOS name.” HP public cloud re-positioning HP Cloud is no more? See also Ben Kepes, ZDNet Twitter thread on HP with analysts like Lydia weighing in. Microsoft’s Nano Server and Hyper-V Containers (Matt) Nano servers New containers Some analysis by Tim Anderson. TPM on the Windows Server foot-print: “With Microsoft trying to get an installed base of more than 8 million Windows Server 2003 machines upgraded before the middle of summer, when tech support ends, this year was not a good time to muddle the market message with a new server version of Windows.” But does this apply to “legacy” workloads, or is it the same “only cloud native apps need apply story” as for most container platforms? AWS Announcements Get some popcorn! “Amazon is planning to break out AWS financial in its next earnings report, which drops April 23.” What will we want to see? New stuff NFS for AWS Machine Learning? Workspace Application Manager? Container Service out of beta (Docker, Docker, Docker Lambda Out of Beta Bonus links we missed this week Weekly OpenStack Check-in OpenStack losing luster? “The worst thing for OpenStack right now is Red Hat,” McKenty says. As I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, with the entire software industry working on 1 project (minus Amazon and Google), how could politics and in-fighting possibly derail it? Oh wait, OpenStack’s fine but boring “OpenStack, ultimately, is a feature not a product. And that’s not a ba[...]


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How to demo your cloud poop, don't smoke corn silk, and other advice for people who lived in the 1930s

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 20:46:07 +0000

Summary

What does it take to demo a cloud software? It’s not easy! Also, lamb considered and memories of barcampESM. Our first re-boot of the IT Management and Cloud Podcast, renamed the Lords of Computing Podcast.

Your friends, @cote and @botchagalupe.

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028: Do not be fooled by the allure of CostCo Levi's

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20:07:35 +0000

Summary This week we talk about Chef’s new continuous delivery product, Chromebooks, the demise of Nebula in OpenStack land, Red Hat’s recent performance, getting used to 2Fa, and the usual round of recommendations. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Want to try out Pivotal’s public PaaS? Try out Pivotal Web Services for two months free. For other fun Pivotal stuff, check out http://cote.io/pivotal. Sign up for my newsletter at http://cote.io/memo. Subscribe to this podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/SoftwareDefinedTalk Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Chef Delivery announced at ChefCon. See also the delightful eggs 365 video. ChromeBooks are still a thing. If you’re really interested, see Coté 2014 analysis of the Chromebook market from when I was at 451. Conclusion: “Chromebooks good for schools and prisons. I mean call centers.” Coté pontificating on “Software Defined Business.” Nebula shutting down - also, Ben Kepes looks stunning with a beard! C.R.E.A.M.. Brandon Buttler summary, and, also, form Mirantis, some good analysis of the cloud infrastructure market. You know, with the bombastic tone we’ve come to love and cringe at from Mirantis, e.g., "But since containers are impossible to monetize, Docker is now looking to monetize ‘container orchestration,’ which is no different from PaaS, and will soon have them competing with Cloud Foundry again.” Of course people don’t seem to like it. Red Hat’s doing pretty good. See also an overview of new stuff in RHEL from Jay Lyman, free for non-clients. Toopher acquired by Salesforce. Marc Andreessen says people just need to get used to 2FA. Follow-up/Corrections from last week: Stacy is writing at Fortune, not Forbes. Under Amour is no nuts. 130m users, rising numbers. Bonus links not covered this week As Containers Rise, OpenStack TripleO Slides Get an analyst contract review for $1 from…a rival analyst firm. Recommendations Brandon: the audio book version of The Phoenix Project is coming out soon. Gene Kim is the Guy Kawasaki of infrastructure software. Matt: Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History Coté: Go all in on the TP-Link AC1900 (The upgrade unit from the Wirecuter review. [...]


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027: Enterprise Golf, or, you get what you pay for

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:02:16 +0000

Summary Do you really need to play golf to make enterprise software sales? We explore that and other topics like FoundationDB shutting off it’s GitHub taps, GigaOm suddently shutting down, and tipcs on how to become a software company. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Pivotal has is releasing a new version of Pivotal Cloud Foundry and you can now run your platform in AWS. Also, check out why we like to say “platform” instead of “PaaS.” See details at http://cote.io/pivotal SPONSOR: ChefCon, from Matt: Come check out ChefConf! March 31st to April 2nd. DevOps, configuration management, and the little dog. Get a nice discount with when you register with the code BETTERTOGETHER. Sign up for my newsletter at coteindustries.com/memo. Subscribe to this podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/SoftwareDefinedTalk Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Enterprise sales Whoops, where’d my open source DB go? - Apple bugs FoundationDB and ends it. How’s about that MySQL vs. MariaDB GigaOM Shuts Down - how did that happen? On the other hand, Alex Williams is killing it. Holy crap this list is terrible, we should talk about Marketing trying to game stupid polls (Matt) - Micro Focus Visual COBOL Matt said Coté’s article on becoming a software company is full of good stuff, so Coté goes over some of the highlights. Becoming a software company - is that legit? Financial Times piece. BONUS LINKS! Not covered in show We collect up links to talk about during the week but rarely get to all of them. Here’s the ones we neglected. Good piece on Helion OpenStack Rack by Paul Miller Windows 10 will be free for unlicensed upgrades VMware adds CoreOS Support“CoreOS is Now Supported on VMware vSphere 5.5 and VCloud Air. Users of these platforms can now chose CoreOS as their operating system de jour.” - The Enemy Of My Enemy Is My Friend - ”Does this fundamentally change anything? In real production terms, decidedly not." Good interview on Cloudcast with CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi What’s the difference between a distributed operating system and cloud computing platform? Google’s Shuttering Google Code - advertising company continues to troll developers (as someone on Twitter) Kitematic a Docker GUI joins the Docker family OpenCompute News for Datacenter Nerds! OpenBMC for managing bare metal FBOSS agent for managing network switches, con[...]


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026: Mo' money, mo' problems revisited

Sun, 08 Mar 2015 03:26:30 +0000

Summary In this episode, we discuss putting together a good, helpful cloud strategy, for large companies. Also, some Twilio talk and the woes of enterprise cloud. Full shownotes at: http://cote.io/sdt26. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Come hear about Pivotal Cloud Foundry at one of our roadshows, Coté will be at many of them: http://cote.io/pivotal - Cincinnati, Columbus, RDU, Charlotte. and more! SPONSOR: Come check out ChefConf! March 31st to April 2nd. DevOps, configuration management, and the little dog. Get a nice discount with when you register with the code BETTERTOGETHER. Sign up for my newsletter at coteindustries.com/memo. Subscribe to this podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/SoftwareDefinedTalk Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. “Mo’ money, mo’ problems” revisited Docker buys SocketPlane More from HP No AWS in HP OpenStack: “HP will not add AWS API compatibility to Helion Openstack, Hilf said in an interview Tuesday.” “Insert Keynote here” Bi-modal IT “The strategy of the chicken sausage” vs. the cloud strategy one pager. Becoming a software company Twillio - buys 2FA company Recommendations Brandon: Anker 25 watt 5 port desktop USB charger. Matt: Homeworld 1 and 2 remastered. Wirecutter USB thumb-drive, Wirecutters. Kensignton Slimblade trackball. Coté: T/Gel. [...]


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025: Burn the boats because we're inventing self-driving cars

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:05:19 +0000

Summary We discuss the 100,000 node OpenStack cluster at Wal-mart, the new new Microsoft, the rumored Apple Car, and the industry analyst market being disrupted. It’s not too shabby this week. Full show-notes can be found at http://cote.io/sdt/25. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSORS: Come learn all about Pivotal Cloud Foundry for free, get hands on, and even see Coté if that’s your thing. We’ll be in Austin, Houston, Cincinnati, Columbus, RDU, Charlotte and more in the March. ChefCon is coming up, March 31st to April 2nd. in the new, bigger venue. The little dog will be there! For 10% off, use the code SDT when you register. Amp up your skills and get to the top at this Whole Product Workshop March 7–8 NYC. Go to http://craftsmanpm.com/ and grab a spot at 10% off for just SDN listeners (use code: cotesdn) before it’s all gone. Sign up for my newsletter at coteindustries.com/memo. Subscribe to this podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/SoftwareDefinedTalk Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Walmart has 100K OpenStack nodes Microsoft is Really Turning it the Fuck Around Chef and Microsoft announcement - on the Chef blog Canonical and the Internet of Things Apple Making a Car? Seriously? Industry analyst disruption, again - we discuss Coté’s write-up of the industry analyst market. Recommendations Brandon: Criminal podcast. Hot Pod newsletter. Matt: DevOps League… @fart , the original DevOps Thought Lord. Coté: the Zoom X4N field recorder. [...]


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024: That swing in the back room... that’s not for kids...

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 23:34:00 +0000

Summary With HDS buying Pentaho, we look at the BI and data markets and then discuss the Apple Pay and the finer points of task and project management when you’re not a software developer. Get ready for some ranting. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Come hear about Pivotal Cloud Foundry at one of our roadshows, Coté will be at many of them: http://bit.ly/PivotalRoadshows - Austin, Houston, Cincinnati, Columbus, RDU, Charlotte. and more! SPONSOR: Amp up your skills and get to the top at this Whole Product Workshop Feb 21–22 in Austin and Mar 7–8 NYC. Go to http://craftsmanpm.com/ and grab a spot at 10% off for just SDN listeners (use code: cotesdn of you don’t like numbers) before it’s all gone. Sign up for my newsletter at coteindustries.com/memo. Subscribe to this podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/SoftwareDefinedTalk Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Chip Holden is spec’in’ like a boss on TOSCA. Come see Coté talk at the Pivotal Roadshows, and check out ChefConf in the new, bigger venue. The little dog will be there! HDS buys Pentaho - “On the IT side, HDS plans to integrate Pentaho’s technologies into its own analytics platforms as part of solutions for health care, machine-to-machine computing, public safety, automotive and connected cars, and energy, Eggleston said.” Also, turns out OpenText bought Actuate a short while ago! (In Dec 2014 for “approximately $330m.”). TIBCO bought Jaspersoft. Not much left here! Prediction: if you want to be in analytics, you’ll need to do a vertical take on it…or be mega-awesome like Tableau. E.g.: Splunk seems to have worked well in applying analytics to a specific vertical. DataDog acquired Mortar Data - why do startups need to exist. Epic Docker Rant of the Week from Cal Leeming - pot-holes along the upward hype-slope. We need more labs, consumer reports style. WiseGate, TrustRadius, Peerlyst. Apple Pay reviews. Great idea so far, now if it’ll just be less awkward to use. BusyContacts 1.0 is out. From the people who make BusyCal. Slack has 500k users now. Also, Slack has a paradigm…100% or bust! Coté’s to do list rant. OmniFocus is good for one person, Trello good for groups. Matt Ray holds up the Kanban book. As he gratuitously mentions several times, Coté was on Speaking In Tec[...]


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023: “There is no .markdown in biz dev.”

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 22:57:26 +0000

Summary Amazon will soon release it’s public cloud revenue numbers, exiting for this lot. We also discuss Solarwind’s recent purchase of Librato to further get into SaaS and more M&A rumors…as well as VMware parenting with Google and Coté recent tech conference travels in Europe. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. SPONSOR: Amp up your skills and get to the top at this Whole Product Workshop Feb 21–22 in Austin and Mar 7–8 NYC. Go to http://craftsmanpm.com/ and grab a spot at 10% off for just SDN listeners (use code: cotesdn21 or cotesdn of you don’t like numbers) before it’s all gone. Sign up for my newsletter at coteindustries.com/memo. Subscribe to this podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/SoftwareDefinedTalk Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording (if Coté remembered to upload it). Coté is almost out of the annual danger zone. iA Writer Pro and such Amazon killing it Amazon going to release public cloud revenue numbers. Jack Clark on knowing branded credit card revenue, finally. Wait… WUT? VMware partnering on DNS, analytics, object storage, and NoSQL offerings from Google for their vCloud Air (here and here) Also: EMC now owns all of VCE. Servers! The EU tour Monkigras, FOSDEM, ConfigMgmt Camp Wisdom of the Longbeards presentation, a talk never given. SolarWinds buys Librato On the heals of Pingdom acquisition, bought Librato. Solarwinds Cloud. Acquisition strategies: String of pearls vs. anchor tenant vs. tuck-in vs. “buy a robot company” VMware M& as a string of pearls example - a good analysis from Prabhakar. SocketPlane Rumors SocketPlane about to be Acquired? - “SocketPlane, the roughly 4-month-old startup working on some kind of networking for Docker containers, is already on the verge of getting acquired, industry sources say.” Recommendations Matt: Blue tooth running headphones. Brandon: Invisibilia podcast, not to be confused with 99% Invisible. Coté: Paper app for the iPad, and the iPad Mini 3, of course. [...]


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BOSH - Configuring Services - Config Management Camp 2015 Keynote

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 21:07:12 +0000

This talk was given Feb 2nd at Config Management Camp 2015. See the slides as well.


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022: Everyone from Sun went to Google

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:49:34 +0000

Summary Micrsoft buys and open source company and intends to keep it open source. We discuss how R + Excel could be great for Microsoft. In other BigCo news, we discuss Oracle buying Sun 5 years later, layoff rumors at IBM, and some new stuff Coté is up to. Full show-notes: http://www.softwaredefinedtalk.com SPONSOR: Amp up your skills and get to the top at this Whole Product Workshop Feb 21–22 in Austin and Mar 7–8 NYC. Go to http://craftsmanpm.com/ and grab a spot at 10% off for just SDN listeners (use code: cotesdn21 or cotesdn of you don’t like numbers) before it’s all gone. With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté. Sign up for my newsletter at coteindustries.com/memo. Subscribe to this podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/SoftwareDefinedTalk Show notes If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording. Microsoft: don’t fuck it up. Microsoft Buys an Open Source Company: Revolution Analytics Office dominance, not to mention Excel Exploring Everyday Things with R and Ruby, nice R and Ruby book Latest Exponent podcast has a good take on Microsoft. Nice analysis from Gavin Clark of Sun acquisition, five years later “In Sun’s last good year before being bought by Oracle, 2007, sales for servers totalled $5.9bn. Of these, $5.2bn’s worth were Sparc and it got $700m for x86 systems. In 2013, the last full year for Oracle, total systems sales were $2.3bn – $1.2bn from Sparc and $1.1bn from x86.” Brandons theory: everyone from Sun went to Google. Anecdotes back this up. Further anecdotes for the anecdote pile on Coté’s mythical book, “Sun: WTF?!?” Oracle should be lovin’ this microservices, Docker/container stuff. Feel free to call them when you stateless kids finally need to become stateful. JP’s Law of Crappity Crap Software: all software is crap. IBM apparantly not laying off lots of people IBM Feeling (Big) Blue? “What’s worse, getting laid off on a Friday or being told to pick up the slack on the following Monday?” Coté works at Pivotal now In the technical marketing team for Pivotal Cloud Foundry, with Andrew Shafer and crew. Among other things, come see him talk about Pivotal at several roadshows! (Austin on March 3rd, Houston on March 5th, Cincinnati on March 10th, and Columbus on March 12[...]


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021: Hoodies and box-wine, plus, Matt Ray Loves Windows

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:31:33 +0000

Summary

With big announcements from Microsoft this week, we talk about Windows 10 and what the Lawnmowerman has been up to in RedMond; overall, we like it. We also discuss the recent elections in OpenStack world and if they mean anything. It’s topped with some meandering about what the fuck “hybrid cloud” means anyhow.

With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.

This Podcast is sponsored by The Craftsman PM:

Amp up your skills and get to the top at this Whole Product Workshop Feb 21–22 in Austin and Mar 7–8 NYC. Go to http://craftsmanpm.com/ and grab a spot at 10% off for just SDN listeners (use code: cotesdn21) before it’s all gone.

Sign up for my newsletter at coteindustries.com/memo.

Subscribe to this podcast: http://feeds.feedburner.com/SoftwareDefinedTalk

Show notes

Th Reboot of Microsoft

 

Download the episode directly or listen above.

On the way to pick up the dogs, Kim and I recorded a little update on our Thanksgiving, which we'd just come back from. We also go over an update on the adoption process we've been going though, which is pretty near the end. Exciting!


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Episode 141 - Health care is killing me, on the bright side, I'm getting and XBox

Fri, 05 Dec 2008 15:38:00 +0000

In an attempt to get back to weekly recording, I submit to you, dear listeners, this week's episode!

In this 90+ minute episode, Charles and I cover Thanksgiving, health-care for the indie-type, and then get into scheming how I can get one of Charles' spare XBox's so we can shoot zombies together in Left 4 Dead.

Legendary!


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Episode 139 - US Debates

Fri, 17 Oct 2008 19:31:00 +0000

In this episode, Charles and I talk about this week's, US presidential debates. Also, in response to last week's 64 bit talk, Roger V. sent this in: A 64-bit OS can access more memory because it's using 64-bit address pointers. In C, C++, and assembly language, one deals directly with address pointers. Whereas in Java, C#, or the myriad of various scripting languages, one is shielded from raw pointers and one doesn't make direct calls to the OS from these mangaged languages - unless done through a special mapping or adapting mechanism. So in Java one passes references to objects around and has no idea how big the reference is. Unlike address pointers in C, a Java reference is not directly manipulated. Now from Java, if you want to interact with the native OS, where address pointer types do matter, you have to use the JNI and write that code in C. Java interacts via JNI conventions with the C code, and the C code can interact with any native OS APIs. The C code can then deal with any 32-bit vs 64-bit conversion issues (perhaps by even dropping into some inline assembly language if necessary). When you pass an address (like a pointer to a string buffer) to an OS API, the language signature for calling the API will make the type of address pointer (32-bit or 64-bit) very, very explicit indeed. You have to pass it the kind of address pointer that the API expects. So 32-bit code running on a 64-bit OS has to make any system call interactions via some sort of thunk layer. Hence when I run 64-bit Firefox on 64-bit Ubuntu and attempt to use the Adobe Flash player (which to this day is still only available in 32-bit versions no matter what OS), I have to use a special adapter plugin that provides for this thunking. (Same goes for any C/C++ shared libraries - the 32-bit app will have to have 32-bit versions of its shared libraries.) Now with Apple's latest version of the Mac OS X, the thunking is essentially the other direction. Apple is still using an essentially 32-bit OS, but wants to provide the ability to run 64-bit software applications (Photoshop) that can address beyond 4 GB of memory. So they have a special 64-bit compatible thunking layer for such 64-bit programs that adapts OS cal[...]


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Episode 138 - Re: WTF on this Financial Thing, 64bit Java

Fri, 10 Oct 2008 04:07:00 +0000

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This week - episode here, man! - Charles and I have John Willis on as a guest (you may know him from one of my other podcasts, The IT Management Podcast). John explains the business owner side of all this financial stuff that we ranted about last week. Also, as we mention several times, this last week's This American Life episode explains it all very clearly.

We also spend a long time on Charles ranting about the lack of full 64 bit support in Java's Firefox plugin, esp. on the Mac. And then we do the usual noodling around on anything in particular, like how Charles and I met, "5,000 boots a day," ShopUS (seen above), and my neighbor-lady hanging out on her front-porch in her skivvies.

And, actually, it turns out they're not IBM clocks in the Detroit airport.


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Episode 137 - "Take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs. And take them down."

Sat, 04 Oct 2008 00:24:00 +0000

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You guys have it real easy. I never had it like this where I grew up. But I send my kids here. Because, the fact is, whether you deserve it or not: you go to one of the best schools in the country.

Rushmore. You lucked out.

Now, for some of you it doesn't matter. You were born rich, and you're going to stay rich. But here's my advice to the rest of you: take dead aim on the rich boys. Get them in the crosshairs. And take them down.

Just remember: they can buy anything. But they can't buy backbone. Don't let them forget that. Thank you.

--Mr. Blume, Rushmore

In this episode, I welcome Charles back State-side by bombarding him with questions about what the hell is happening with this financial stuff. I think we get to 2 or 3 good theories, but as Charles says, it's off course all ass Talk. We're not SmartAndFinancial.com, afterall.

We then sort out when Charles and Silva are going to finally move to Austin (March, 09, it seems), and then I get off on a tear on how Texas needs to best California.

Overall, I'd say this is a damn fine episode.


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Episode 136 - Cracks in the Web UI Powerbase

Fri, 12 Sep 2008 23:53:00 +0000

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In this episode, while I'm State-side, Charles is still in Finland. Thus, we start out talking about the wood-burning sauna he's been using. We then jump into a discussion of Chrome, and then I float the theory that there's major cracks in the dominance of web-only UIs - what with RIAs and the iPhone.

We wrap up with a special production from Charles.


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Episode #135 - Drinking in the Korppoo Sauna

Fri, 05 Sep 2008 21:30:00 +0000

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"Oh JavaScript! We totally talk about JavaScript every night!"

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"I like...uh...I've quite enjoyed the drinking."

In this second episode from our Excellent Finnish Adventure, we're sporadically joined by Kim and Silva (pictured above ). We start out in the sauna.

We talk about wood burning vs. electric saunas, talk about the dance performance we'd seen, Blink, and then launch into what the wives think about the programming life.

We talk about a bunch of other stuff too, like how to escape a moose if needed.


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DrunkAndRetired.com #134 - Finland Front Porch

Mon, 25 Aug 2008 15:34:00 +0000

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In this episode, Charles and I sit on a Finish porch and talk about our trip in Finland so far.


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DrunkAndRetired.com #133 - Off to Finland, Locked up in iPhone Land, JavaFX, UIs in Open Source

Fri, 08 Aug 2008 15:53:00 +0000

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Hey-o, hey-o! Episode 133 is up. This week Charles and I discuss in 15+ minute detail the process of (him) getting to Finland. I loves it!

Me having recently acquired an iPhone 3G, we talk about iPhonery for sometime and then jump into a discussion of Charles using the JavaFX Preview SDK. This drives us unto the swampy waters of discussing usability and UI work in open source and speculating out the different scenarios for what's going on there.


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Episode 131 - Procrastination

Thu, 10 Jul 2008 23:33:00 +0000

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In this episode, I try to get Charles to help me get more shit done (GMTD?). Gotta run to go see Gonzo, no time for long write-up, brohan!


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Episode 130 - Pooping Your Way to Cleanliness

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 18:26:00 +0000

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In this episode:

  • We start out talking about Charles' "cleansing" efforts, which sound terrible if you like food, but he's down for it.
  • I then tell Charles about how I like FriendFeed a lot now-a-days. As I say in the podcast, you guys should join and link up with me so I can get more content to read.
  • Charles then talks about how dealing with ruby and Java deployments is annoying and we wonder out-loud about how easy it is to deal with PHP installs - which is probably debatable given crap you've had the deal yourself.I then detail how a little jaunt to iUseThis.com stuck me a desktop optimization rut, esp. after I found AppFresh.
  • Finally, we learn that Charles is selling one of his iMacs and - shocker! - probably going to get a ThinkPad.

Thanks to John Arley Burns for sending over the Starcontrol sounds.


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Episode 129 - Cloud Conferences, Flex, Flex Builder

Sat, 28 Jun 2008 00:52:00 +0000

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This week we phoned in our recording as I was at Velocity 08, smack in the middle of a crazy week of cloud conferences - Tour de Force.com, Velocity, Cloud Camp, and then Structure.

We spend most of our time talking about Charles using Flex (without FlexBuilder) and then get into coverage of the the cloud-headed I'd been doing up to that point.


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Episode 128 - Smell Yo Code

Wed, 11 Jun 2008 15:57:00 +0000



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Austin's Very Own #06 - Yard work, Cote's first car, Return to the ACLU, Hipster Book Stores

Sun, 08 Jun 2008 03:25:00 +0000

In our first video episode, we talk about the morning's work, see the place I almost bought my first car, and discuss other exciting items on the way to Domy books.


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Austin's Very Own Episode 005 - We Get Our Nails Done

Sun, 01 Jun 2008 02:18:00 +0000

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I went with Kim to get a pedicure and a manicure today. Having never gotten one, it seemed like the perfect chance for Content Creation. For your enjoyment, then: episode 005 of Kim and I's podcast!

Also, why don't you go ahead and subscribe to the podcast feed so you can just get new episodes downloaded into iTunes or whatever crazy gimcrack you're using.


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Episode 127 - Puppet, Skinless Bodies, Rational Tools, Getting Sick of Ajax

Fri, 30 May 2008 23:23:00 +0000

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In this episode, we start out talking about Puppet (whose patron company, Reductive Labs is a RedMonk client). I then re-cap the Our Bodies exhibit Kim and saw, we move onto a short discussion of using Rational Tools from Charles' consulting days (I'll be at RSDC next week). We wrap up with Charles' growing distaste for Ajax, but his lack of anything else to use.


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Episode 126 - Coding by Contract, Sessionful SMS, Fixing Windows

Fri, 23 May 2008 23:50:00 +0000

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This week - download here - Charles and I start by talking about coding by contract. Then we move to the use of a persistent session with SMS systems like BrightKite (check out my BrightKite profile here) and how that might be, you know, something cool. Finally, we talk about what's up with Windows and if Microsoft could pull an OS X with it, that is, start from scratch, more of less.


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Episode 124 - JavaOne 2008

Fri, 09 May 2008 21:28:00 +0000



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Coté & Charles : DrunkAndRetired.com Podcast - Better Than Half the Stuff Out There

Thu, 10 Jan 2008 23:32:31 +0000

After a Christmas break hiatus, we're back with a quick episode on jQuery and then tales of Charles getting his debit card account hacked. Visit http://www.drunkandretired.com/ for more!


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