FIXED! MOLLE all the dongles, DevOps snipe hunting, & Docker (claims it) cuts cost by 50%
About This Episode
Has everyone gone kubernetes crazy? It seems like most buyers and sellers at least want it as an option and are, if you prefer the word, capitulating to supporting it. In past weeks most all vendors - even Oracle! - have announced support and road-maps for using Google’s container orchestrator in their cloud-native stacks. Also, Chef and Puppet have new suites of tools, Docker sets its sites clearly on reducing VMware costs, and there’s some new momentum stats on the Cloud Foundry ecosystem.
Do people actually do the DEV-ops?
- DevOps sounds cool, but, SREs?
- See discussion over on Coté Show.
Chef launches Habitat Builder SaaS
- Habitat Builder for the People
- Adam Jacob’s commentary
- James Governor’s take
- TNS coverage, plus, bold muscle-t choice! Celebrate it!
We all succumbing to the cloud-native, even Oracle
- JavaEE off the Eclipse, to be more modular (again).
- Some deep kubernetes talk.
- Chef and Puppet and Pivotal and
CF Summit EU
- Round-up press release - mostly more on kubernetes in the Cloud Foundry world. Some Istio mentioning, adding legitimacy to that effort; see Istio discussion in episode #96.
- James “my flight got canceled” Governor coverage:
- “enterprises now account for more than 40% of Cloud Foundry’s membership”
- “Kubernetes too is seeing plenty of tyre kicking, but nowhere near the level of enterprise commitment [to Cloud Foundry] at this point.”
- “54% of Cloud Foundry target Amazon Web Services as a platform, that 40% of users are targeting VMware vSphere certainly [i]s” - I assume this is across all distros and OSS, which makes sense. In Pivotal land, it’s mostly on on-premises VMware, last I checked.
- Habitat and Cloud Foundry
Programming Languages and Code Quality
- Large-scale overview of GitHub projects, their languages and their bug reports
- “The data indicates that functional languages are better than procedural languages; it suggests that disallowing implicit type conversion is better than allowing it; that static typing is better than dynamic; and that managed memory usage is better than unmanaged. Further, that the defect proneness of languages in general is not associated with software domains.”
Docker as a cost-cutter
- Their CEO says you can slash costs by 50%.
- Meg Whitman says it’s more like 40%.
- But partners make $7 off of every $1 of Docker spend - does that math work? Scenario:
- I used to pay $2 for VMware, now I pay $1 for Docker (50% reduction).
- But it costs me $7 to get there, giving me a one time payment of net $8, and, hopefully, just $1 a year after that? (Never mind opex vs. capex GAAP-crap.)
- So, then: after 4+ years I’ll start saving money? (with VMware, I would have paid $2/yr., so $8 total, and with Docker over that four year period I pay $8 first year, $1 next three years, so $11 total - hrmm..where’s Excel when you need it?)
- Follow-up from 2011: so, Docker really is about replacing VMware…?
- Overall, this interview with Docker’s CEO is good stuff for industry watchers. It didn’t occur to Coté that the former CEO of Concur would know, like, every single CFO and CEO at G2000 companies.
BONUS LINKS! Not covered in show.
Microsoft Ignite News
- SQL Server 2017, Oracle migrations, AzureStack!
- Meanwhile, Azure Stack is out now, as of Oct 4th (close enough to September, really).
- SAP buys customer identity management firm Gigya for $350M
- Google acquires identity management company Bitium
Gartner Says Worldwide IaaS Public Cloud Services Market Grew 31 Percent in 2016
- Don’t get 100% excited, this just covers public cloud. Cf. “The Problem with PaaS Marketsizing.”
- Look who’s #3 (not Google)
- Coverage from TPM, including this chart:
MongoDB Going Public
- IPO is gonna be webscale! ## HPE, migrate them workloads to cloud
- Interview with Meg Whitman.
- “We aim to be the largest infrastructure provider that Azure Stack runs on on-prem, and collectively we can sell that to our joint customers.”
- HPE's opening bid for cash repatriotization: 2.9%
Meta, follow-up, etc.
- Patreon - like anyone who starts these things, I have no idea WTF it is, if it’s a good idea, or if I should be ashamed. Need some product/market fit.
- Check out the Software Defined Talk Members Only White-Paper Exiguous podcast over there.
- Join us all in the SDT Slack.
Mid-roll & Conferences
- The Register’s conference, Continuous Lifecycle, in London (May 2018) has it’s CFP open, closed October 20th - submit something!
- Coté’s junk:
- NEW DISCOUNT! DevOpsDays Nashville, $25 off with the code 2017NashDevOpsDays - Coté will be keynoting - October 17th and 18th, 2017.
- Solarwinds THWACKcamp, all online Oct 18th and 19th. DevOps panel on Oct 19th, noon central. http://thwackcamp.com.
- All Day DevOps, Oct 24th.
- Fedscoop Digital Transformation Summit, in DC Oct 26th. Meetup the night before on EA & DevOps.
- SpringOne Platform registration open, Dec 4th to 5th. Use the code S1P200_Cote for $200 off registration. Coté and many others speaking.
- Matt’s on the Road!
Listener Shout Outs
- Daniel Barker sent me (Brandon) I nice Linkedin Message.
- Lots of people at DevOpsDays Kansas City and Auckland.
- Matt Ray: Baby Driver, the movie. The forbidden backpack: Echo Rucksack.
- Coté: Workflow app - I thought Apple had shut this down after acquiring it, but I guess not. Pro-tip, leave your fruit on the plane when you enter the US; unlike ANZ, there’s no big bins to throw away your stuff and you end up going to a dumb line where they take your fruit and put it in a trash can for you.