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 151: Who vivisected Mr Peanut?

    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.

  • Episode 149: Selling enterprise software to governments (insert funnier title here)

    October 5th, 2018  |  1 hr 7 mins

    With Coté worn out from travel and confused with expenses, we talk about the unique-ish problems of selling software to government agencies. There's 6 problems they have, and three types of motivation for changing up their enterprise software. We also (mostly ignorantly) talk about Cloudera and Hortonworks merging, as well as filing expenses.

  • Episode 148: What do these consultants do anyway?

    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.

  • Episode 147: Strategy, the systems management company lifecycle, or, Adobe didn’t fuck it up!

    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

  • Episode 146: The 2018 State of DevOps Report, a gander

    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.

  • Episode 145: Redis be like “I just stepped into a big pile of…SaaSy!”

    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.

  • Bonus Episode -- Interview with Dustin Kirkland from Google

    August 23rd, 2018  |  1 hr 18 mins

    This is a bonus edition where we interview Dustin Kirkland about Linux, Cloud Computing and making wine.

  • 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.

  • Episode 143: Serverless now just means “programming”

    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.

  • Episode 142: Harness that peer pressure for good

    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.”

  • Episode 140: Meanwhile, in microchips…

    July 6th, 2018  |  59 mins 35 secs

    For some reason, we talk about Intel. Plus, SUSE going PE and sun screen strategies for kids.

  • Episode 139: “Docker? Never heard of ‘em.”

    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.

  • Episode 138: 8 Duffle bags, some permitted food enhancer and, GitHub goes to Redmond

    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.

  • Episode 137: “I didn’t choose the Immortan Joe life-style, it chose me.”

    June 1st, 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.