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 127: Nothing but "cold takes" on Mulesoft, Red Hat and the Facebook

    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.

  • Episode 126: “Broad, but an inch deep.”

    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.

  • Episode 125: Kubernetes was never for developers…probably. Hold on…hrm.

    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.

  • Episode 124: “These pants are all too small,” or Dropbox and all the great public clouds

    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.

  • Episode 123: Mesh, Monitoring & Compliance

    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.

  • Episode 122: Don’t get wasted at sales kick-off, & Coté needs to stop being so pessimistic

    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 121: Does GDPR work? Cisco/AppDynamics, Solarwinds, & Honeycomb

    February 8th, 2018  |  28 mins 44 secs

    Due to Coté feeling weird (and being diagnosed with the flu), this week you get a curated selection of our new podcast, Software Defined Interviews. There are two artisanal selected clips. First, a discussion with Jon Collins about GDPR - will it actually work, or just be another regulation eye-roller? Then, there’s a rapid fire questions session with Nancy Gohring of 451 Research - we talk about Cisco’s AppDynamics acquisition, ServiceNow, and Honeycomb. Both of these are just a tiny bit of the full interviews, which you should totally check out by subscribing to Software Defined Interviews:

  • Episode 119: The ethics of fur lined shoes, bi-modal IT critiques, & Amazon HQ2

    January 23rd, 2018  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Amazon has narrowed down it’s search for a second headquarters to 20 cities. Is the promise of 50,000 jobs and $38bn shot into the local economy worth it? We don’t really know, of course, but we talk through some issues to consider and strategy frameworks for thinking through the question. Plus, we talk about bi-modal IT as relates to dad jeans, metaphorically speaking.


    January 19th, 2018  |  1 hr 5 mins

    This week, regular Software Defined Talk listeners get a free episode of our members only podcast. If you like this, sign-up to get access to these extra episodes, about every week. We do a deep reading and analysis of various types of tech content, marketing, and other ephemera from press releases, books, presentations, and white papers. Plus, as with this episode, we just talk about tech ideas and news in general, in the course of being a critic.


  • 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

    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!