...Statler and Waldorf talk with Fozzie
...What's the "OpsOps" of DevOps?.
...Never say you're going to spend $1bn on anything
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.
- Coté: Come see me January 10th in Phoenix, 5:30pm at the Galvanize Office. Free parking!
- Coté: check out my interview with Tony at Home Depot about their first year being cloud native, on Pivotal Cloud Foundry. They went from 0 to ~150 apps in their first year. Like, real, business critical apps that you probably end up interacting with (pro tools, paint), plus internal facing apps.
Feedback & Follow-up
- App dev vs. IT service delivery.
- DevOps Kung Fu, Adam Jacob's talk on the inclusion of everyone in the org chart in DevOps
- What is DevOps without Dev? Is there OpsOps?
AWS Managed Services
- Amazon will manage your shit now, with real live peoples
- "This is actually a thing. It's called managed cloud."
- "This is actually a thing. It's called managed cloud." - this is a good example of the more subtle way of "paying off analysts." More like: changing their minds.
- "Designed for the Fortune 1000 and the Global 2000, this service is designed to accelerate cloud adoption"
- AKA "We're eating our partners" AKA "RACKSPACE: YOU'RE UP!"
- Coté: Is this like a service desk and a runbook for spinning up AWS stuff? Plus actual AMZN staff to "manage" the infrastructure like patching and such right?
- Coté: I was just talking with someone yesterday who's mission was "optimize how we do IT without me telling you what I want to do with IT." That is: lower costs and give us the ability to do whatever we may want in the future in under a year's planning/effort.
- Bezos doesn't like meetings without a memo
Don't Sleep on Microsoft
- Damn, that's a monstrous URL
- GPUs, HANA, Media Services, Machine Deep Learning, Data Lake, Single-instance virtual machines
- Coté: I hear data is a thing. And AI.
Cisco Shutting Down Their InterCloud
- Coté's audition for an ElReg headline writer: Cloud InterRUPPTED
- $1 Billion isn't enough, "score another body bag win for the unstoppable Amazon Web Services"
- "Meanwhile, the cloud providers like Amazon, Microsoft, and Google aren't using a lot of Cisco gear. They are increasingly using a new style to build networks that relies more on software and less on high-end, expensive hardware."
- Sharwood@ElReg: "OpenStack public clouds have an unhappy history: Rackspace felt it could build a business on the platform, but has since changed tack. HP pulled out of its own Helion public cloud. If Cisco is indeed changing direction, the OpenStack Board has some interesting matters to ponder."
- Theory: AWS means on-premise IT is over-serving. You actually don't need all that. Incumbent vendors succumbed to the strategy aphasia of the disruptor's' dilemma (weren't willing to sacrifice/take eye off the ball of existing success and revenue) and lost to Amazon's lower capabilities, lower price approach. WHEN WILL TECH PEOPLE LURN?
- There was this talk several years ago that was all like: "well, obviously, we shouldn't compete strategy-to-strategy with Amazon. We should provide the enterprise version!" Apparently, that was dead wrong. People confused Apple's ability to sell at an insane premium with the market not caring about x86 &co.
Docker Contributes Containerd
- Docker-engine standardized container runtime for the industry
- Engine vs. Machine
- Check out this TheNewStack story for a new strategy slide:
Containers in Production!
- Round-up of some container survey poking
- n=338 respondents
- Sidenote: Jenkins win. Good job biffing that one Oracle. But then again: is there any money in it?
- "This leads us to a very difficult operational problem – how do we ensure security, and understand the makeup of an application while still allowing developer velocity to increase."
- More Docker usage numbers from DataDog!
- "ECS adoption has climbed steadily from zero to 15 percent of Docker organizations using Datadog. (And more than 10 percent of all Datadog customers are now using Docker.)"
- How do I read this? Does it mean adoption is fast after an initial tire-kicking? "In the 30 days after an organization starts reporting ECS metrics, we see a 35 percent increase in the number of running containers as compared to the 60-day baseline that came before. Using the same parameters, we see a 27 percent increase in the number of running Docker hosts."
CoreOS Tectonic Goes Freemium
- Erryone's favorite business model
- Kubernetes 1.5 coming soon
- Shipping upstream version3
- Renamed their distro to Container Linux
- They have attempted to coin the phrase "self-driving Kubernetes" -- God help us.
BONUS LINKS! Not discussed on show.
More AWS Followup
- Missed a talk?
- Open sourced a Deep Learning library:
- AWS is still really new to contributing to OSS, Cockcroft has been pushing them. Also see the Blox.github.io stuff we didn't talk about last show
- AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate Q&A
- AWS Canada & London!
- Strange Brew Region
- hello hello hello what's all this then region
- "brings our global footprint to 16 Regions and 40 Availability Zones, with seven more Availability Zones and three more Regions coming online through the next year"
Docker Acquires Distributed Storage Startup Inifinit
- "the Infinit platform provides interfaces for block, object and file storage: NFS, SMB, AWS S3, OpenStack Swift, iSCSI, FUSE etc."
- To be open-sourced
- Extends the stateful application story
CA Buys Automic for $635 million
- "CA fights legacy status with DevOps automation tools buy" - that's not a good headline for your Christmas cards.
- $635 million, Crunchbase says they were founded in 1985(?)
- Hey look, it's my man Carl Lehmann at 451!
New CEO at BMC
- Beauchamp goes to board, Polycom dude steps in a CEO
- "Beauchamp said many of BMC's products are achieving double digit growth and double-digit profitability."
Red Hat OpenShift on GCE and JBoss on OpenShift
- In case you need more management on your GCE? AWS is already there, probably Azure soon.
- I wonder if there's a deficiency in Google's offering that it's more of a consumed resource than a platform a la AWS? Plenty of management in AWS already?
- JBoss on it
Stonic, (not) An Ansible Fork?
- Stonic will be licensed under AGPL-3.0 :facepalm:
- Coté: why is AGPL bad?
Australian 2016 Word of the Year: "Democracy Sausage" (saved you a click)
Google Makes So Much Money It Never Had to Worry About Financial Discipline - Until Now
- Candy, not CREAM
- Brandon called this way back when.
- But what about Google Fiber in my neighborhood?
- Best shruggie use of th eyear
NVIDA $129k computer.
- "Fewer than 100 companies and organizations have bought DGX-1s since they started shipping in the fall, but early adopters say Nvidia's claims about the system seem to hold up."
- Does it pass the Coté AI Test? I.e.: can it fix scheduling meetings across different organizations?