Matt Ray is the Sydney, Australia-based manager of Solutions Architecture (APAC) for Chef Software. He is an active open source contributor, a host of the SoftwareDefinedTalk podcast, blogs at LeastResistance.net and is @mattray on Twitter, IRC and GitHub. He has presented at OSCON, Velocity, DevOpsDays, OpenStack Summits, ChefConf, LinuxCon, SCALE and other conferences.
July 13th, 2019 | 1 hr 7 mins
With IBM closing its acquisition of Red Hat, we discuss the changing mechanics of an enterprise software business. Why do we think the big clouds will have such an indefinite hold on market leadership when every past tech leader has been disrupted and fallen? Speaking of, Broadcom is tryin’ hard to become a portfolio company. Also, security sucks, Coté finds video chats annoying, and he can’t keep all the camera lingo in his head.
July 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 12 mins
With few exceptions (like NSX), infrastructure software has to be free and easy to check out and even use. All product management and strategy decisions flow from that. Usually. Except when they don’t. Also, developers don’t pay for anything, they trick ops into it. Maybe that’ll change in public cloud land, but who knows?
June 21st, 2019 | 52 mins 34 secs
Do organizations ever just want to do a good job? Not really. Also, after looking through a new developer survey: Developers change what they use, but pretty much stay the same. Also, half of the, still don’t use build pipelines or issue trackers. When will these kids learn? And Coté explains why Nietzsche’s Eternal Return thing seems unhelpful.
June 14th, 2019 | 1 hr 10 mins
Lowering your expectations on open source is a favorite topic of ours, so we return to it. Spoiler: people gotta make money somehow. Also, we explore inebriation in Amsterdam and other locales, Mary Meeker’s slide fest, public cloud outages vs. desktop computers, and better consumer identity management.
June 7th, 2019 | 1 hr 4 mins
It’s chaos week in Enterprise Software! Cloudera misses their forecast, Oracle and Microsoft team up on cloud computing and more open source licensing discussion. Plus, we try to make sense of the metric system once and for all!
June 3rd, 2019 | 1 hr 18 mins
You can now pay open source developers directly, well, those in the closed beta. Seems like a good idea, really. Also, the Commonwealth and Friends club doesn’t like Huawei, and thought lords can be bores.
May 24th, 2019 | 1 hr 7 mins
Matt goes to ChefConf, Microsoft launches a new Service Mesh and turns out SMS is pretty good for two-factor authentication. Plus, we brainstorm about a new type of conference and then we talk more about tacos, always tacos!
May 16th, 2019 | 1 hr 17 mins
Salesforce synergizing at IBM and Red Hat, VMware buys Bitnami, and Linux Desktop market share analysis. Plus, pickles.
May 9th, 2019 | 1 hr 19 mins
Putting together the M&A case for Docker, Inc., Microsoft Build, Google I/O, and Oracle’s cloud grudge. Also, dead pets and kids: no good answers.
May 3rd, 2019 | 1 hr 42 secs
Microsoft and VMware made peace, Java goes native, Apache goes to Github and Red Hat gets a new logo. Plus, Matt Ray explains why the Internet in Australia is slow.
April 5th, 2019 | 1 hr 4 mins
IBM Watson didn’t work so well in health care, maybe it was too early. Also, Chef goes full open source, with Apache 2. Meanwhile, Coté has to pay taxes in two countries.
March 29th, 2019 | 1 hr 16 mins
There’s a new kubernetes, Oracle lay-offs, Zoom.US, and the problem with mainframe complainers.
March 22nd, 2019 | 59 mins 51 secs
SUSE is independent again, so we discuss what’s up with it and its uses. Open source, when mixed with business, is back once again: Coté craves some intellectual closer. Also, Google announced some big game platform thing. So. Chips?
March 15th, 2019 | 1 hr 1 min
NGINX gets bought, AWS and Elasticsearch are fighting, and why are there so many tech foundations? All this and more on this week’s episode. Plus, Matt Ray tells us how he survived the Facebook outage.
March 9th, 2019 | 1 hr 4 mins
The 4 Horsemen of Configuration Management
They need Java in Cincinnati.
The Mongols have no wine.
Coté’s going to filibuster ChefConf.
March 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 9 mins
There’s a lot of notions about what IT executives actually want to hear in a presentation. It turns out that, like all of us, they just want to hear what they want to hear. Also, is kubernetes really a platform for building platforms, or just a platform?