More consolidation in the kubernetes community, plus the X Windowing System and Canonical. Related: “I’m not waiting for an answer, I’m just going to go on.”
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- Oracle Expanding New Cloud Platform to 13 Regions by 2019
- Jeff Bezos says he's choosing HQ2 location with his heart
- IBM acquires Red Hat, but what does that mean?
- CA/Broadcom selling off Veracode:
- New Lower-Cost, AMD-Powered M5a and R5a EC2 Instances
VMware buys Heptio
- VMware acquires Heptio, the startup founded by 2 co-founders of Kubernetes
- Pivotal’s take: We’re Looking Forward to Welcoming Heptio to the Family! This is Why Our Customers Will be the Big Winners.
- RedMonk’s O’Grady:
- What Heptio actually does: “the company chose a unique path of not quite product company, and not quite full service company, but borrowing elements of both. This fit the market need in many cases, but posed significant challenges from a marketing and messaging standpoint, as the market understands product companies and service companies but is less comfortable with descriptions that don’t entirely fit into either bucket.”
- “None of [the open source tools developers love(d) so much] concerned VMware particularly, because as its early developer attention waned its popularity within the operations side of the house – and central IT in particular – boomed. Which has been good for the company generally as central IT has historically been less concerned both about software being open source and being free than developers, which has led to VMware becoming an enterprise datacenter standard which in turn led to its current $60.7B market cap – a valuation roughly double that of Red Hat’s, for context.”
- Related: El Reg decoder ring.
- Heptio's Episode of Exegesis podcast.
Conferences, et. al.
- Nov 3rd to Nov 12th - SpringOne Tour - Singapore Nov 12th.
- Nov 14th to 16th - Devoxx Belgium, Antwerp. Coté’s presenting on enterprise architecture.
- Dec 6th - Meetup in Warsaw, Coté talking about enterprise architects, 3rd round.
- Dec 12th and 13th - SpringTour Toronto, Coté. MAYBE NOT!
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