This week, we talk about some recent conferences and the ages old question: public or private?
SPONSOR: If you’re in Brazil, come check out the Pivotal roadshows next week in Rio on May 19th and Sao Paolo on May 21st. Coté will be covering Pivotal Cloud Foundry and becoming a software defined business, there’s also Pivotal Data folks and content!
- If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording.
- Mother’s Day retrospectives.
- IBM Edge Conference – just Matt was there. Coverage of news from Edge by James Nunns.
- The Cloud Foundry Summit was this week – lots of stories of companies building apps on Cloud Foundry. Videos are up. See the Kroger talk for some fun ideas.
- Standard Bank DevOps story, from Chef marketing.
- Zynga moving back to AWS – the company seems to be saying it’s for savings: “The company expects annualized savings of about $45 million excluding those charges, with another $55 million down the road through other belt-tightening, such as letting Amazon.com Inc. manage its servers.”
- Speaking in Tech podcast.
- 451 cloud price index – some analysis from Paul Miller: “The headline figures suggest that running a private cloud powered by an OpenStack distribution will cost around $0.08 per virtual machine hour, but running your own VMware VMW -0.34%, Microsoft MSFT -0.51% or Red Hat RHT -0.64% private cloud will not cost much more: around $0.10. Both are far cheaper than the average figure of $1.70 per application hour for a public cloud (or $0.80 per application hour for committed use such as AWS Reserved Instances), but the dollars and cents mask a great deal of complexity and the unqualified comparison of public cloud application hours with private cloud virtual machine hours is not particularly meaningful.”
- Next week is the OpenStack Summit. Matt Ray will be there, not Coté
- Coté will be in Brazil for the Pivotal roadshows in Rio on May 19th and Sao Paolo on May 21st.
–Excellent, long write-up on Marc Andresseen and A16Z
- Flickr’s iPhoto clone stuff is nice!
- Pushing DevOps into the mainstream – Coté’s monthly FierceDevOps column is a summary of his DevOpsDays Austin talk.
BONUS LINKS, not covered in show
- Shingy’s in play! Verizon rumored to be buying AOL – also, some brief strategy theories: “Verizon needs a large-scale, fully functional, data-driven content distribution platform and it needs it now… Verizon is nowhere near done acquiring assets to help it realize its strategic requirement to turn information into action for advertisers and consumers alike.”
- John Chambers retiring.
- Citrix Synergy – speaking of CloudStack… “Today it has 1,900 active service providers delivering some 500,000 apps and services.” Looks like they have some general cloud management/provisioning stuff: “Mulchandani showed off the 110-step blueprint inside of the Lifecycle Management feature of Workspace Cloud that tells it how to deploy the XenDesktop broker to a production environment, and these same blue prints can be created for other applications – including the deployment of something as complex as a Hadoop cluster if customers want to do that.” And read a general update on CloudStack from back in April, include some quotes from Mark Hinkle.
- Rumors of Yelp on the block – “That’s about $400 million raised from investors for a company that today has a market value of $3.51 billion. Yelp did manage to make an annual profit for the first time in 2014, but it has also still reported total losses of $34 million over its history, according to its securities filings.”