Software Defined Talk

Kubernetes, serverless, cloud, DevOps, & coding. Get the lazy WTF each week, mostly.

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Kubernetes, serverless, cloud, DevOps, & coding. Get the lazy WTF each week, mostly.

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  • Episode 118: Bad chips, garbage home IoT, & cloud spending

    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.

  • Episode 117: Who is the CISO?

    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.

  • Episode 116: Predictions &co.

    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.

  • Episode 115: Confularity at Kublecon

    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.

  • Episode 113: All the great AWS re:Invent news

    December 1st, 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!

  • Episode 112: SaaS lunches will be eaten?

    November 21st, 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!

  • Episode 111: 280 characters on PowerPoint, Product Management, & OpenStack

    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.

  • Episode 110: s/private cloud/hybrid cloud/ig

    November 2nd, 2017  |  53 mins 38 secs
    cisco, google, ibm, kubernetes, partnerships
  • Episode 109: I’m getting Kubernetes Stockholm syndrome

    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.

  • WHITE PAPER SPECIAL! Just another kubernetes article

    October 4th, 2017  |  1 hr 4 mins

    A free episode from our members only podcast: we look at a kubernetes article and talk about tech news.

  • Episode 107: Live from DevOpsDays Kansas City!

    September 25th, 2017  |  38 mins 27 secs

    Live from DevOpsDays Kansas City! Coté moderates a panel of speakers from the event. We discuss how widely DevOps is actually practiced, mentoring and filling the tech pipeline, security, and other topics, including Kansas City BBQ.

  • Episode 106: Is “observability” just “instrumentation”? Or, monitoring sucks? No, you suck.

    September 22nd, 2017  |  59 mins 11 secs

    The DevOps kids have decided to come up with a new term “observability.” We get to the bottom of the WTF barrel on what that is - it sounds like a good word-project. Also, there’s a spate of kubernetes news, as always, and some interesting acquisitions. Plus, a micro-iOS 11 review.

  • WHITE PAPER SPECIAL! Kubernetes & container landscapes from Forrester & Gartner

    September 1st, 2017  |  1 hr 2 mins

    This week, you get a sample of what we're doing over in the Software Defined Talk Members Only White Paper Exegesis Podcast. Normally, you'd have to be an SDT patron to get this, but now you can check it out. if you like it, why not become a patron for as little as a dollar a month - but you, don't be such a cheap-ass!

  • Episode 105: Kubernetes Rules Everything Around Me, VMworld, Pivotal Container Service

    August 31st, 2017  |  58 mins 20 secs

    It’s VMworld this week, so there’s fresh news from the Dell Technologies universe to sort through. VMware releases it’s SDDC on AWS scheme and Pivotal announces its container service/stack, Pivotal Container Service (PKS). We discuss both, including a meandering overview of what PKS is and some theory about what enterprises actually want with all that VMware in public cloud. Also, the tragic story of airline and hotel upgrades, like pearls to tired business travelers.