Can you ever go back to just writing code? We discuss. With the launch of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, we discuss how it relates to other foundations and cloud-land in general. We also talk about who’s not in the open cloud club, like Digital Ocean, and how things might pan out for them. And, of course, a little bit of OpenStack.
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- If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording.
- Two types of people – those who save those big add hospital cups, and those who don’t
The OpenStack Update
The K Word
- Kubernetes Foundation aka. Cloud Native Computing Foundation – see the press release
“Container Competitors Google, CoreOS, Joyent And Docker Join New Linux Club As Kubernetes Turns One”, from Paul Miller – good meta layer about reading press releases and market-talk) – good meta-talk on reading press releases too.
- The mission clearly typed by Barb Darrow: “the Cloud Native Foundation is about standardizing a way to manage containers, as opposed to the container technology itself” in this behind the scenes piece. (Also, see Barb and Derick’s podcast.)
- Waters & Watters, Pivotal talks cloud native, and in our own blog.
- The tyranny of choice – and, the actual tyranny.
Digital Ocean, what’s up with them?
- Meanwhile in cloud: Digital Ocean and trolling OpenStack
Digital Ocean raising $83 million
- Not using OCP, Not using OpenStack, could open source: “At some point in the future, it would be good to see other open-source frameworks take a run at OpenStack, since today I feel like they [OpenStack] are the only game in town,” Uretsky said. “We come from the open-source world and would like to be able to contribute a project that actually delivers real value.” Dude don’t like OpenStack, yo.
- “[T]he business is fundamentally solid with profit margins that exceed those of Amazon’s Web Services”<- how do they know?
DevOps and Windows NT Patching
- We were invited to be on a Solarwinds panel, there’s a little excerpt and a recording up.
- While the audience match wasn’t perfect, it was delightful and an excellent time.
- Also, Coté is speaking at DevOpsDays Chicago, August 25th and 26th.
The Coté & Matt Ray Financials Bump?
- Solarwinds down Q2 financials.
- Pivotal earnings: Joe Tucci on 2015Q2: “Pivotal had an outstanding quarter with product bookings up triple digits.” Now at a $256m annual runrate, based on 2015Q2 revenue.
- How Companies Avoid the Innovator’s Dilemma – Everyone(?) knows Apple isn’t afraid to cannibalize themselves, but I hadn’t realized Facebook had diversified into a “family of brands”.
- Netflix exec says public cloud is cheaper
- Azure raising prices?
- Not everyone’s a fan of Rackspace support Azure
- Reasons for Docker’s $1,000,000,000 valuation
- Axing jobs: Microsoft Targets Hardware Business With 7,800 Job Cuts
- On the other hand, the cloud stuff seems to be doing well, esp. Office 365 – also, Office for Mac is finally nice.
- Brandon: Mr. Robot, the TV show.
- Matt: Slack, more or less.
- Coté: chili powder on watermelon.