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Episode 154 · November 11th, 2018 · 1 hr 4 mins

About this Episode

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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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.

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