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.
May 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
Conference season is upon us so we recap all the announcements from Google I/O and Microsoft Build. We also discuss the Mesosphere funding and attempt to deceiver what exactly they are doing with DC/OS. Finally, we have recommendations for Mother’s Day gifts, making kid lunches and some talk of the Lego Millennium Falcon.
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 30th, 2018 | 1 hr 5 mins
Eating dumplings, it turns out, is more complicated than just sticking them in your dumpling hole, as Coté found out in Bangkok thanks to a Singaporean friend. We’re live-to-tape from DevOpsDays Jakarta this episode, just Coté and Matt Ray. We discuss the Pentagon’s stubbornness of (seemingly) picking just one cloud provider for their major cloud project and then have an oddly lengthy discussion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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 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.
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 20th, 2017 | 49 mins 57 secs
With Coté away attending to family matters, Matt Ray and Brandon have a lively discussion about the origins of VMware, product strategy and preview possible AWS Re:invent announcements. We also discuss how to celebrate Thanksgiving when you are an living down under. Most importantly, we reveal the new Software Define Talk logo!