May 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 12 mins
There’s a lot of container and kubernetes news this week what with KubeCon. We discuss some highlights from there, including Google’s gVisor project, angling to make life more secure in cloud native land. We then discuss Red Hat’s Operators, Chef, and related ways to package up applications and related configuration for deployment onto cloud platforms. Plus, once again, we finally solve how to calendar better.
April 20th, 2018 | 54 mins 22 secs
It’s hard to be a medium sized systems management (“monitoring”) company: you either have to niche it out and exit early, or go big. With some recent funding and PE activity in that area, Brandon and Coté discuss that. Also, a detailed HOWTO on eating Texas BBQ.
Full show-notes: http://www.softwaredefinedtalk.com/131
April 6th, 2018 | 52 mins 14 secs
“In Australia, I have access to all the Full House episodes.”
We finally nail down Amazon’s strategy with serverless (AWS Lambda), and also go over some recent AWS announcements in the security and compliance area. Plus, Cloudflare’s new consumer DNS service, The Man in the High Castle, and Oracle goes after those sweet government cloud contracts. And, Coté gets a little too angry about Google Fiber giving his neighborhood the finger.
March 29th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
Talking about Facebook this week is inescapable, so we do, but in a rant-y kind of way. We also discuss Oracle’s plans to hire 10,000 more people in Austin, Solomon Hykes leaving Docker, and the Google/Oracle case around Java’s copyright.
March 24th, 2018 | 46 mins 39 secs
We discuss Salesforce buying Mulesoft, rumors about Google buying Red Hat and provide cold takes on the Facebook crisis. Plus, Matt Ray explains why there are pictures of a giant snake, a kangaroo and dog's bottom posted on Facebook Wall.
March 16th, 2018 | 52 mins 52 secs
This week we recap all the important events at SXSW Interactive, explain why Netflix is not going to be an enterprise cloud vendor, discuss Microsoft's decision to open source Service Fabric and recommend never ordering the Bison Ribs.
March 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 15 mins
Did developers have a major impact on the rise of kubernetes? Opinions differ, as we discuss. We also talk about what, if anything, cloud companies owe open source and strategies for picking which conferences to send talks to. Also, the longest Datadog ad read ever.
March 2nd, 2018 | 57 mins 11 secs
Dropbox made $1.1bn last year, which is mind-blowing. What can we learn from the way Dropbox wiggled it’s way into so many people’s lives (11m paying users, it seems) versus competitors like Box? Well, probably a lot more than where Apple, Spotify, and Dropbox run their stuff in - or out! - of the cloud, a topic we also discuss. Also, sheep-skin shoes are hot, too hot. Also, something about dtrace and zfs, I don’t know - just listen to it.
February 22nd, 2018 | 58 mins 24 secs
This week we explain everything you need to know about monitoring and compliance. Plus, we review this history of the monolith and how it led to microservices.
February 15th, 2018 | 57 mins 27 secs
It’s our annual surviving sales kick-off show. There’s some exciting developments in Coté’s life on the stage and trenchant tips from Matt and Brandon (spoiler: don’t get wasted!). We also discuss the odd trend of kubernetes now actually not being for mere mortals and then Coté complains about writing talk submissions for CFPs.
Episode 120: RedHat buys CoreOS, Heptio DOES NOT have a distro - the kubernetes kids are over their Christmas hangovers
February 5th, 2018 | 56 mins 30 secs
January 23rd, 2018 | 1 hr 7 mins
Amazon has narrowed down it’s search for a second headquarters to 20 cities. Is the promise of 50,000 jobs and $38bn shot into the local economy worth it? We don’t really know, of course, but we talk through some issues to consider and strategy frameworks for thinking through the question. Plus, we talk about bi-modal IT as relates to dad jeans, metaphorically speaking.
January 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
This week, regular Software Defined Talk listeners get a free episode of our members only podcast. If you like this, sign-up to get access to these extra episodes, about every week. We do a deep reading and analysis of various types of tech content, marketing, and other ephemera from press releases, books, presentations, and white papers. Plus, as with this episode, we just talk about tech ideas and news in general, in the course of being a critic.
January 17th, 2018 | 56 mins 17 secs
Sure, there’s something wrong with all those chips, but what exactly is it? More importantly, how would you exploit it and protect yourself from it. This week, we talk about All The Great Chip Problems. And we also discuss some recent IT spending and forecasts, including survey results going over public versus private cloud deployments. There’s also some home automation (IoT!) talk, namely, Coté needs to find the problem this great solution solves.
December 26th, 2017 | 59 mins 56 secs
With Cotê and Matt Ray away on vacation, Brandon takes over the feed to talk all about security. Andy Land from the CISO Exec Network joins us to breakdown what CISOs are worried about and what developers should know about security.
December 19th, 2017 | 1 hr 1 min
What’s going to happen in 2018? No really knows, but people love predicting things this time of year. We can’t resist it so dip out toes in the same game and review some predictions from our friends at Gartner as well. Plus, a smattering of infrastructure software news and recommendations.