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.
November 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 4 mins
More consolidation in the kubernetes community, plus the X Windowing System and Canonical. Related: “I’m not waiting for an answer, I’m just going to go on.”
November 1st, 2018 | 1 hr 25 mins
IBM is buying Red Hat. Topic acquired.
October 18th, 2018 | 1 hr 12 mins
Whether you’re in the Malaysian cement industry or not, there’s something for you in this episode: serverless vs. FaaS, Docker’s funding, Crossing the Chasm revisited, and GitHub actions.
The dogs under the desk people, plus, Elastic, Cloudera/Hortonworks, and hotel loyalty programs and breakfast buffets
October 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 16 mins
Changing the “culture” at a large company is impossibly hard, few get through it. And, it’s little wonder, you’re usually asking them to do completely irrational things. In the context of Google shutting down Google+ and a small write-up of Blockbuster failure fairy tales, we spend time discussion the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” problem of digital transformation. We then talk about Elastic search and their recent IPO, and follow-up with some better commentary on Cloudera and Hortonworks merging - better than we did last week. Hotel breakfast buffet strategies and the Chase Sapphire series of cards. Oh, and before that Matt and Coté spend a good 10 to 15 minutes talking about hotel breakfast buffet strategies.
September 28th, 2018 | 45 mins 37 secs
We recap the latest Linux controversy, review the new Chef release and discuss how and when you should consider hiring outside consultants. Plus, an entire segment on putting away your laundry.
September 21st, 2018 | 1 hr 7 mins
There’s lots of monitoring and systems management M&A and funding this week, so we talk about the cycle of systems management companies. It seems like Atlassian is starting up and operations product line with the OpsGeniue acquisition, and PagerDuty has a whopping valuation at $1.3bn. With rumors that Adobe might buy Marketo, Coté recounts the RIA days and how Adobe ended up doing a good job surviving, despite RIA
September 6th, 2018 | 59 mins 34 secs
This year’s DevOps Report, as always, great. The new sections on culture and a peek at finance are dandy. We discuss it.
August 31st, 2018 | 59 mins 56 secs
This week, we discuss Redis’ license changing move, open source business models in general (of course), SUSE revenue, and some VMworld selections.
Episode 144: GDPR, Observability, & more on the mystery of serverless, still with half-assed research
August 17th, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
“That was the problem: I was always Tech Matt.”
The title says it all.
August 10th, 2018 | 59 mins 43 secs
After some rumination, Coté thins that the people backing “serverless” are just wangling to make it mean “doing programming with containers on clouds.” That is, just programming. At some point, it meant an event based system hosted in public clouds (AWS Lamda). Also, we discuss Cisco buying Duo, potential EBITA problems from Broadcom buying CA, and robot pizza. Of course, with Coté having just moved to Amsterdam, there’s some Amsterdam talk.
July 27th, 2018 | 59 mins 13 secs
This week we cover all the important announcements from the Google Next Conference including: GKE On-Prem, Knative and “serverless containers.” Plus, an important parenting discussion on tying shoes.
Episode 141: Broadcom acquiring CA, AT&T acquiring AlienVault, the mysteries of cloud native vendor product management
July 12th, 2018 | 1 hr 7 secs
We try to discern the strategy behind two acquisitions this week: Broadcom buying CA and AT&T buying AlienVault. Seems fine. Meanwhile, you get to join conversation as we talk about how much different product management seems at cloud native vendors than traditional, “enterprise product management.”
July 6th, 2018 | 59 mins 35 secs
For some reason, we talk about Intel. Plus, SUSE going PE and sun screen strategies for kids.
June 29th, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
Why would a company buy Docker? With “near triple digit revenue,” perhaps there’s a good business model to match the interest in free, but, in turn, why would an acquirer want to pay for free? We speculate wildly, and without spreadsheets. Also, lots of people have been funded, there’s a new bundle of kubernetes releases, and we discuss t-shirts.
June 7th, 2018 | 52 mins 49 secs
GItHub got bought so we breakdown what it all means for devs and open source. Matt Ray offers expert tips on relocating your family aboard as Coté prepares to move to Amsterdam. Finally, we announced the first live in person Software Defined Talk meetup in July somewhere in Austin. Don’t miss it.
May 31st, 2018 | 48 mins 11 secs
There’s a new IaaS magic quadrant out that we finally take a look at. Plus, with some nerd-fighting in the kubernetes world, we discuss the point of all these blinking cursors.