It’s our annual surviving sales kick-off show. There’s some exciting developments in Coté’s life on the stage and trenchant tips from Matt and Brandon (spoiler: don’t get wasted!). We also discuss the odd trend of kubernetes now actually not being for mere mortals and then Coté complains about writing talk submissions for CFPs.
Hard-hustle & shameless self-promotion
- Software Defined Interviews interview with Nancy Gohring.
- Brandon has a JJ interview coming up, Feb 19th, 2018.
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- Bluebox turned out well. Real A-Team over there.
- Jay@451 has some Heptio packaging and pricing: “HKS is offered in four tiers including Starter, with one supported configuration, unlimited tickets and up to 25 nodes; Professional, intended for organizations that are growing their deployments, with up to three supported configurations, unlimited tickets and up to 250 nodes; Enterprise, for large, mission-critical environments that covers up to five supported configurations, unlimited tickets and up to 750 nodes; and a Custom version, intended for the largest web-scale environments of more than 750 nodes. Pricing starts at $24,000 per year for the Starter tier.”
- Pivotal Container Services (PKS) is GA.
- Kubernetes is a bully?
- Oh, and also, you’re not supposed to be excited about kubernetes any more…?
- Bonus: Is DevOps still a thing?
Coté is negative
- Matt Ray could probably write this abstract with more rainbow.
- See the other punch in the gut talks Coté has.
Related to your interests
- AWS further deciding it doesn’t want health industry customers…
- Oracle expands its autonomous technology across its cloud platform - “In a nutshell, Oracle Autonomous Cloud Platform will aim to automate patching, tuning and even data integration across its portfolio. Oracle's return on investment pitch is that its autonomous platform frees up technology talent for higher-value tasks.” Related: Oracle Leaps Into the Costly Cloud Arms Race
- New Relic CEO Lew Cirne - "Digital is the new front door" for business - “For its third quarter non-GAAP operating income was $2.7 million compared to an operating loss of $4.9 million for the same period last year. Revenue was $91.8 million for the third quarter, up 35% year-over-year.”
- Gartner Survey Shows Organizations Are Slow to Advance in Data and Analytics - Still waiting for BI👉analytics👉big data👉AI/ML to hit the big time: “The global survey asked respondents to rate their orgs according to Gartner's 5 levels of maturity for data & analytics…. 60% of respondents…rated themselves in the lowest 3 levels.”
- Jenkins-Based CloudBees Acquires Codeship to Fill Out CI/CD Portfolio.
- Architect.io Newsletter is back!
- Brief Solarwinds buying Loggly analysis.
- Q&A: Snap book author on the app's challenges
- Thoma Bravo Completes Acquisition of Barracuda
- Amazon is cutting hundreds of corporate jobs, according to a new report
- XebiaLabs lands $100 million Series B led by Susquehanna Growth Equity and Accel
- Inside Facebook's Two Years of Hell
- Heptio readies its customers and community for Kubernetes critical mass
The Enemy within
- Rogue IT admin goes off the rails, shuts down Canadian train switches
- Apple intern reportedly leaked iPhone source code
- Uber quits GitHub for in-house code after 2016 data breach - didn’t have 2FA on, used AWS credentials. But, caught it in 24 hours.
Conferences, et. al.
- Coté talking at DevOpsDays Charlotte, Feb 22nd to 23rd.
- May 15th to 18th, 2018 - Coté talking EA at Continuous Lifecycle London.
- ChefConf 2018 - May 22-25 in Chicago
SDT news & hype
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Matt: Crashing; Choir! Choir! Choir! David Byrne + NYC sing HEROES.
Brandon: Competing Against Luck by Clayton Christensen.
Coté: Apple Pencil plus GoodNotes - blow your mind, bruh!
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