Matt Ray is the Sydney, Australia-based manager of Solutions Architecture (APAC) for Chef Software. He is an active open source contributor, a host of the SoftwareDefinedTalk podcast, blogs at LeastResistance.net and is @mattray on Twitter, IRC and GitHub. He has presented at OSCON, Velocity, DevOpsDays, OpenStack Summits, ChefConf, LinuxCon, SCALE and other conferences.
Episode 141: Broadcom acquiring CA, AT&T acquiring AlienVault, the mysteries of cloud native vendor product management
July 12th, 2018 | 1 hr 7 secs
We try to discern the strategy behind two acquisitions this week: Broadcom buying CA and AT&T buying AlienVault. Seems fine. Meanwhile, you get to join conversation as we talk about how much different product management seems at cloud native vendors than traditional, “enterprise product management.”
July 6th, 2018 | 59 mins 35 secs
For some reason, we talk about Intel. Plus, SUSE going PE and sun screen strategies for kids.
June 29th, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
Why would a company buy Docker? With “near triple digit revenue,” perhaps there’s a good business model to match the interest in free, but, in turn, why would an acquirer want to pay for free? We speculate wildly, and without spreadsheets. Also, lots of people have been funded, there’s a new bundle of kubernetes releases, and we discuss t-shirts.
June 7th, 2018 | 52 mins 49 secs
GItHub got bought so we breakdown what it all means for devs and open source. Matt Ray offers expert tips on relocating your family aboard as Coté prepares to move to Amsterdam. Finally, we announced the first live in person Software Defined Talk meetup in July somewhere in Austin. Don’t miss it.
May 31st, 2018 | 48 mins 11 secs
There’s a new IaaS magic quadrant out that we finally take a look at. Plus, with some nerd-fighting in the kubernetes world, we discuss the point of all these blinking cursors.
May 25th, 2018 | 58 mins 31 secs
“Packaging,” let’s talk about it - still your beating heart, dear listeners! We discuss the news, eats, and entertainment from ChefConf and then dip into the news from the OpenStack summit. As we meander between those two we also talk about kubernetes Helm, packaging, and how Docker is (they say) going to save you $50m in computer costs.
May 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
Conference season is upon us so we recap all the announcements from Google I/O and Microsoft Build. We also discuss the Mesosphere funding and attempt to deceiver what exactly they are doing with DC/OS. Finally, we have recommendations for Mother’s Day gifts, making kid lunches and some talk of the Lego Millennium Falcon.
May 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 12 mins
There’s a lot of container and kubernetes news this week what with KubeCon. We discuss some highlights from there, including Google’s gVisor project, angling to make life more secure in cloud native land. We then discuss Red Hat’s Operators, Chef, and related ways to package up applications and related configuration for deployment onto cloud platforms. Plus, once again, we finally solve how to calendar better.
April 30th, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
Eating dumplings, it turns out, is more complicated than just sticking them in your dumpling hole, as Coté found out in Bangkok thanks to a Singaporean friend. We’re live-to-tape from DevOpsDays Jakarta this episode, just Coté and Matt Ray. We discuss the Pentagon’s stubbornness of (seemingly) picking just one cloud provider for their major cloud project and then have an oddly lengthy discussion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
April 6th, 2018 | 52 mins 14 secs
“In Australia, I have access to all the Full House episodes.”
We finally nail down Amazon’s strategy with serverless (AWS Lambda), and also go over some recent AWS announcements in the security and compliance area. Plus, Cloudflare’s new consumer DNS service, The Man in the High Castle, and Oracle goes after those sweet government cloud contracts. And, Coté gets a little too angry about Google Fiber giving his neighborhood the finger.
March 29th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
Talking about Facebook this week is inescapable, so we do, but in a rant-y kind of way. We also discuss Oracle’s plans to hire 10,000 more people in Austin, Solomon Hykes leaving Docker, and the Google/Oracle case around Java’s copyright.
March 24th, 2018 | 46 mins 39 secs
We discuss Salesforce buying Mulesoft, rumors about Google buying Red Hat and provide cold takes on the Facebook crisis. Plus, Matt Ray explains why there are pictures of a giant snake, a kangaroo and dog's bottom posted on Facebook Wall.
March 16th, 2018 | 52 mins 52 secs
This week we recap all the important events at SXSW Interactive, explain why Netflix is not going to be an enterprise cloud vendor, discuss Microsoft's decision to open source Service Fabric and recommend never ordering the Bison Ribs.
March 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 15 mins
Did developers have a major impact on the rise of kubernetes? Opinions differ, as we discuss. We also talk about what, if anything, cloud companies owe open source and strategies for picking which conferences to send talks to. Also, the longest Datadog ad read ever.
March 2nd, 2018 | 57 mins 11 secs
Dropbox made $1.1bn last year, which is mind-blowing. What can we learn from the way Dropbox wiggled it’s way into so many people’s lives (11m paying users, it seems) versus competitors like Box? Well, probably a lot more than where Apple, Spotify, and Dropbox run their stuff in - or out! - of the cloud, a topic we also discuss. Also, sheep-skin shoes are hot, too hot. Also, something about dtrace and zfs, I don’t know - just listen to it.
February 22nd, 2018 | 58 mins 24 secs
This week we explain everything you need to know about monitoring and compliance. Plus, we review this history of the monolith and how it led to microservices.