Software Defined Talk

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

161 episodes of Software Defined Talk since the first episode, which aired on April 28th, 2016.

  • Episode 92: The middle-class metallurgical people - boothing, streaming sportsball, M&As & IPOs

    April 9th, 2017  |  51 mins 7 secs

    Having something to sell is always key to a profitable business. We explore this life-hack of the business world in discussion Twitter and then Amazon licensing Thursday night football. There's also some brief talk of Akamai buying SOASTA, Cloudera filing to IPO, and the lost dichotomy of agent/agentless.

  • Episode 91: Container orchestration framework names you can't pronounce, for $500. Or, everything’s coming Up kubernetes.

    March 30th, 2017  |  54 mins 49 secs
    accenture, cloud, kubernetes, open source, oracle, rumors

    We discuss the continual rise of Kubernetes, with Amazon as seemingly the main hold-out. This leads to a not-too-painful discussion of the stat of open source, at least how companies are using it tactically. Then we close out discussing the rumor that Oracle is considering buying Accenture and how the enterprise software plus services model seems to be panning out.

  • Episode 90: These strategies work really well except for when they’re totally fucked

    March 15th, 2017  |  1 hr 1 min

    While it's unknown how much time you should let your kids play Minecraft, it's equally unclear at the moment who'll win the second cloud wars. Between Google, Azure, AWS, and all the others, how companies differentiate themselves and what customers will buy on isn't sorted just yet. We discuss Google Next, Pivotal's momentum announcement, and serious theories for Okta IPO'ing.

  • Episode 89: The Shit Show Matrix, or, they’re following the playbook which is basically unprofitable

    March 8th, 2017  |  1 hr 6 mins
    docker, opencore, product management

    Docker’s new enterprise SKUs and, once again, the open-core model, once again, IPO mania with Snap and MuleSoft.

  • 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
    cloud, dhs, fundings, google, passwords, privacy, security, sensu, 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, career, coté, dell, industry analysts, marketing, project sputnik, redmonk

    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
    aws, containerd, devops, 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, cloud, containers, m&a, microsoft, oracle, southwest, 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
    agile

    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.