Software Defined Talk
About the Show
We discuss the fun, changing land of the software stack and how we're being defined by it.
Episode 88: Docker is just cheap VMware, right?
February 17th, 2017
1 hr 2 secs
aws, cloud, containers, docker
There's tell that some people just look at containers as a cheaper way to virtualize, eschewing the fancy-lad "cloud-native stuff." We discuss that idea, plus "the enterprise cloud wars," and some recommendations.
Episode 87: Snap's cloud billions, Google's social, Monitoring Startups considered hard, DHS wants your passwords
February 11th, 2017
59 mins 11 secs
DHS, Privacy, Sensu, cloud, fundings, google, passwords, security, snap, spending
Snap is looking to spend billions on AWS and Google Cloud over the next five years. We talk about what exactly that could be for, then check in with Google's social strategy and thermostat strategies; meanwhile, the America Fuck Yeah crew wants to start gathering passwords at the boarder. Also, Brandon lays out the case that an open-core monitoring startup is a hard row to hoe.
Also, Baltimore is not in Maine. (But Coté is pretty sure it actually is.)
Episode 86: Life after artisanal pork rinds (i.e. tech M&A), CostCo Down Under
January 30th, 2017
1 hr 1 min
Apiary, AppDynamics, Atlasssian, Cisco, M&A, Oracle, trello
With a flurry of M&A over the past few weeks, we discuss some of the more popular ones: AppDynamics, Trello, and Apiary. These kind of buys are all about what the acquirer plans to do with the new “asset” and the financial health of the company being acquired. We discuss these recent acquisitions, including who the “losers” are. Also, the low-down on CostCo in Australia!
Episode 85: Being an analyst without being an asshole - Coté’s professional life, part 2
January 20th, 2017
48 mins 45 secs
BigCo, Coté, Dell, Project Sputnik, RedMonk, career, industry analysts, marketing
In part two of Coté navel gazing, we discuss Coté’s life as an analyst and strategists. Matt Ray is off in Australia-land, so it’s just Brandon and Coté. We discuss: what IT analyst work on; working with marketers that have poor, nothing new material; learning how to function inside a large company in the executive suite; M&A and investment bankers, getting shit done in large companies (it’s always slow), like Project Sputnik.
Episode 84: 2017 Predictions: cloud, containers, AI
December 21st, 2016 | 1 hr 7 mins
After speculating on GitHub’s business we throw out our 2017 predictions. We cover AWS, containers, AI, and government IT. Since holiday family time is coming up, Brandon also suggests some simple family IT help-desk tasks - like backup - and throws out the stretch goal of discussing 2FA at the dinner table.
Episode 83: I think the word we object to is "DevOps"
December 16th, 2016 | 54 mins 22 secs
What exactly is DevOps? We dare to discuss that at first and then get into Amazon’s new managed hosting offering. There’s some new container news with containerd from DockerInc land, and some little notes on Azure’s features and Cisco’s InterCloud shutting down. Also, we find out which Muppet each of us would be played by in The Muppets Take Over Software Defined Talk.
Episode 82: Attack of the two-pizza teams
December 8th, 2016
57 mins 10 secs
DevOps, aws, containerd, docker
Amazon came out with a slew of features last week. This week we discuss them and take some cracks at the broad, portfolio approach at AWS compared to historic (like .Net) platform approaches. We also discuss footwear and what to eat and where to stay in Las Vegas.
Episode 81: DevOpsDays Sydney 2016
December 7th, 2016 | 46 mins 44 secs
It's a special interloper episode from Australia! Matt Ray guests on the Arrested DevOps show live-to-tape from DevOpsDays Sydney, along with Bridget Kromhout, Matthew Jones, Lindsay Holmwood, Mick Pollard, Katie McLaughlin.
Episode 80: The case for flying Southwest and Oracle buying Dyn, and containers
November 28th, 2016
45 mins 37 secs
American Airlines, M&A, Microsoft, Oracle, Southwest, cloud, containers, travel
With all those domestic, direct flights, the gang lays out the case for Southwest. Coté salivates at the prospect but is worried about sitting next to chicken cages, but there's plenty of $500 shoe sales people on board. We also discuss Oracle buying Dyn, AWS's power, the looming cloud success of Microsoft, and, of course, containers.
Episode 79: From a vegan, clothing optional co-op to working with banks and oil companies - Coté’s professional life, part 1
November 16th, 2016 | 54 mins 49 secs
How does one go from living in a vegan, clothing option co-op working on a philosophy degree to hustling enterprise software? That's the story of Coté's career that we discuss in this episode. Matt Ray is out, getting the bills paid, so Brandon interviews Coté about how he got here, professionally. We end the story around 2011; maybe we'll pick up next time it's just the two of us.
Episode 78: Trump's possible effect on tech, plus, containers
November 11th, 2016 | 1 hr 21 mins
We discuss possible effects that the Trump presidency will have on the tech world. The ideas are more or less known, but the details and whether they'd be enacted are sketchy and unreliable. Before that, of course, we talk about containers.
Episode 77: If you’re implementing pagination, you’re not doing agile.
November 4th, 2016
1 hr 9 mins
Is agile software development bullshit? This is what we discuss, along with a short tale of the best uber driver ever and Coté's favorite part of Matt Ray.
Episode 76: Convergental and the battle for the new stack
October 20th, 2016 | 52 mins 51 secs
With a new integration between Kubernetes and VMware, we once again discuss what exactly the battle of the new stack is and how companies could be angling to make money off it. Also, mole and recommendations.
Episode 75: "AWS and VMware are having a LAN party” or “Matt Ray’s deep story” or “some five year old gibberish”
October 14th, 2016 | 51 mins 31 secs
We discuss the fun, changing land of the software stack…