Coté has worked in the tech world a long time. He works at Pivotal and does things like make podcasts, write about the tech world, and talk at conferences. You know: papers...business papers.
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 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.
February 8th, 2018 | 28 mins 44 secs
Due to Coté feeling weird (and being diagnosed with the flu), this week you get a curated selection of our new podcast, Software Defined Interviews. There are two artisanal selected clips. First, a discussion with Jon Collins about GDPR - will it actually work, or just be another regulation eye-roller? Then, there’s a rapid fire questions session with Nancy Gohring of 451 Research - we talk about Cisco’s AppDynamics acquisition, ServiceNow, and Honeycomb. Both of these are just a tiny bit of the full interviews, which you should totally check out by subscribing to Software Defined Interviews: http://www.softwaredefinedinterviews.com/
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 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.
December 13th, 2017 | 49 mins 55 secs
Episode 114: SpringOne, talking with analysts, in-browser IDEs, & dressing for SF HA-HA-BUSINESS meetings
December 6th, 2017 | 1 hr 3 mins
It’s SpringOne Platform this week so Coté reports on the Pivotal Cloud Foundry 2.0 announcements, shipping Pivotal’s kubernetes offering, serverless, and more. We also cover the left-over news from re:Invent. We also cover clothing options for San Francisco.
November 30th, 2017 | 59 mins 26 secs
There’s no clever title this week, just straight to the point of covering the highlights of AWS re:Invent this week. They got the kubernetes now! There’s a passel of releases as well. We also discuss some other news like Meg Whitman leaving HPE (on good standing), net neutrality, WeWork buying Meetup, and Arby’s. For reals!
November 9th, 2017 | 58 mins 32 secs
With Coté stuck in the tail end of polishing up a new stump speech, we discuss the magic of creating the deck and the history of PowerPoint, based on a recently published article. After slides talk and some contemplation of using Rick and Morty references in (supposedly) professional talks, we discuss how impossible keeping everyone happy with product management decisions as a product gets older. We close out talking about the recent OpenStack Summit and Mirantis.
November 2nd, 2017 | 53 mins 38 secs
cisco, google, ibm, kubernetes, partnerships
October 20th, 2017 | 51 mins 16 secs
Docker’s now into kubernetes, being the last major vendor outside of Amazon to latch the orchestration framework into its strategy. Yup, as usual, it’s pretty much just kubernetes business yappin’.
Episode 108: FIXED! MOLLE all the dongles, DevOps snipe hunting, & Docker (claims it) cuts cost by 50%
October 12th, 2017 | 59 mins 14 secs
Has everyone gone kubernetes crazy? It seems like most buyers and sellers at least want it as an option and are, if you prefer the word, capitulating to supporting it. In past weeks most all vendors - even Oracle! - have announced support and road-maps for using Google’s container orchestrator in their cloud-native stacks. Also, Chef and Puppet have new suites of tools, Docker sets its sites clearly on reducing VMware costs, and there’s some new momentum stats on the Cloud Foundry ecosystem.
October 3rd, 2017 | 1 hr 4 mins
A free episode from our members only podcast: we look at a kubernetes article and talk about tech news.