Hybrid cloud and kubernetes with Cisco, and the latest beard analysis from the OpenStack community, and some spontaneous ERP and ethics of Facebook meandering - all this week in our power episode!
Relevant to your interests
- “The Cisco Hybrid Solution for Kubernetes on AWS enables configuration of the Kubernetes-based Cisco Container Platform optimized for ease of deploying applications on Kubernetes across either Cisco-based on-premises infrastructure or the Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS).”
- I’m pretty sure this means Active Directory now works with k8s:
- The style, diction, and tone of this piece is some classic power-marketing, e.g., “first,” “only,” “Enterprises have been forced to make a tradeoff in these choices that they would rather avoid.” Also, notice the “I HAVE BEEN TELLING YOU THIS” side-notes here and there.
- Cisco’s site on it, and press release.
- Developer value-propin’, from the Cisco PR quote: “Now, developers can use existing investments to build new cloud-scale applications that fuel business innovation.” And, elsewhere: “Public clouds provide developers with platforms for rapidly developing and deploying applications, yet most enterprises have their own data centers that house important workloads. That’s why hybrid cloud is a requirement for most enterprises.”
- Well, at least their straight-up on pricing: “Pricing for software-only subscriptions will start at approximately $65,000 per year for a typical entry-level configuration. On AWS, customers pay $0.20 per hour for each Amazon EKS cluster that they create in addition to the AWS resources (e.g. Amazon EC2 instances or Amazon Elastic Block Store volumes) they create to run Kubernetes worker nodes.”
SAP snaps up Qualtrics for $8B days before its expected IPO, will keep Seattle office: “Qualtrics offers software-as-a-service that companies use to measure and manage their reputations with current and prospective customers as well as a similar service for internal use managing employees.”
- The Foundation keeps on the plan of expanding its portfolio.
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Conferences, et. al.
- Nov 20th, London: Dell Tech Forum UK - Coté speaking with the pro-Pivotal knob on 11.
- Dec 6th, Warsaw - Meetup in Warsaw, Coté talking about enterprise architects, 3rd round,
- Dec 8th, Lublin Poland - J-Santa.
- Dec 12th and 13th, Toronto - SpringTour Toronto, Coté MC’ing doing open spaces. He won’t be at the Paris one, Dec 4th and 5th which is stupid planning on his part.
- 2019, a city near you: The 2019 SpringTours are posted. Coté will be speaking at many of these, hopefully all the ones in EMEA. They’re free and all about programming and DevOps things. Free lunch and stickers! ## Get a Free SDT T-Shirt
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- Ryan from Slack proposes that true borders of the South are dictated by where Sweet Tea is served.
- Yogi Rampuria found Coté by the sound of his voice and asked for 20 stickers. ## SDT news & hype
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- Brandon built the Quick Concall iPhone App and he wants you to buy it for $0.99.
- Coté: I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Nietzsche.
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