The middle-class metallurgical people - boothing, streaming sportsball, M&As & IPOs
About This Episode
Having something to sell is always key to a profitable business. We explore this life-hack of the business world in discussion Twitter and then Amazon licensing Thursday night football. There's also some brief talk of Akamai buying SOASTA, Cloudera filing to IPO, and the lost dichotomy of agent/agentless.
- Coté: CF Summit - June 13 to 15th, 2017.
- 20% off registration code: cfsv17cote
- Coté: Cloud Native Roadshows, with Pivotal and Google Cloud: Boston, Chicago, MSP, Atlanta, DC, Charlotte, Detroit, Toronto, St. Louis, Paris, London, Munich, Stuttgart, Dallas, Denver, LA, Seattle, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Seoul, Hong Kong, Sydney, Singapore.
- Coté: my big old how to cloud strategy paper is out, find the link at cote.io/cloud2. LEAD-GEN YERSELF!
- Wearing the t-shirt.
- Success criteria for boothing.
- Don't speak Spanish in Japan.
- Sponsoring the coffee.
Oracle NOT Buying Accenture
- From Business Insider
- "The Accenture rumour is completely untrue. Never even considered it. Completely made up."
- Coté round-up, small as it is.
Amazon streaming NFL
- 10 Thursday night games, CBS or NBC broadcasts streamed
- Ben Thompson on bundling, sports and bundling.
Chef 13 is coming
- April 10th
- Client only, server stays on 12
- In Google SRE book.
- Now you can actually do something with it.
Akamai Buys SOASTA
- Monitoring acquisition
- SOASTA is testing right? A commercial district of some synthetic user testing thing?
- "Through SOASTA solutions, Akamai customers will then be able to test optimizations at scale prior to deployment and validate the business impact of those optimizations once they are live in production. The result is a comprehensive set of cloud-based performance and business outcome optimization."
- Maybe Brandon can tell us the context/issues (good and bad) for synthetic web transaction monitoring from the SiteAngel days.
Cloudera Going Public
- Link, Link 2
- Revenue: $261.0 million in the year ending Jan. 31, up from $166.0 million a year ago
- Net loss: $187.32 million, narrower than the $203.14 million from a year ago (cut ~$16m in spending).
- Analysis from Brenon at 451, esp. comparing to HortonWorks.
VMware offloading vCloud Air
Rackspace done with OpenStack as an AWS defense
- Now back to the classics
- Still on that private cloud thing: "What we are learning is the world doesn't need another public cloud, so OpenStack is shifting from and going private cloud."
Yahoo/AOL to be called "Oath"
- First there was Yahoo + Alibaba as "Altaba", now there is "Yahoo + AOL" as "Oath". Clearly this is corporate trolling at this point.
Backstory on Python moving to GitHub
- "But what ended up happening is nearly none of those volunteers stuck around."
- Matt: anti-recommendation: macOS 10.12.4. Broke USB headset. BOO!!
- Coté: AUKEY USB Wall Charger, ULTRA COMPACT Dual Port 2.4A Output & Foldable Plug for iPhone iPad Samsung & Others - go ahead and buy two. Also, always bring one of those car adaptors thingies on trips for those broke-ass, Trans-Atlantic flights.