PCI compliance, cloud usage patterns, the allure of Docker, and eating the pale people in the basement – Software Defined Talk #55


After discussing PCI and the proper sound track for reading such stuff, we go over the 2016 RightScale cloud survey (it seems cloud is a thing!). We talk a bit about what’s so attractive about Docker and IDC’s estimate that global IT spending in 2016 will be around $2.6T, with the US seeing growth but the rest of the world sort of slowing down. Also, our instant coffee recommendation.

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With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.

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Show notes

Instant Coffee: not so bad

PCI compliance

  • While tedious, it seems kind of straight-forward, aka, “don’t do dumb shit.””
  • Yacht Rock play list, the only sound track for reading compliance and audit white papers.

FBI seeks backdoor access (to Apple)

  • Clearly, this is a bad idea. Backdoors for all!

2016 IT spend estimated at $2.3T

  • ‘There were some bright spots in 2015. IDC says “Spending on cloud infrastructure was also strong throughout the year, resulting in growth of 16% for the server market and 10% for storage systems.” Spending on enterprise software rose seven per cent, as organisations snapped up “analytics, security, and collaborative applications.”‘
    “There’s nobody riding to the rescue from developing economies in 2016. Russia and Brazil are in the doldrums and while India is surging, expected eight per cent growth from the sub-continent represents a fall from last year’s 13 per cent and won’t therefore be enough to lift global growth rates…. At least the United States is doing better: its predicted four per cent growth will make it a standout and certainly contrasts with IDC’s prediction that Western European spending will grow by an anaemic one per cent.”
  • “GFC”

RightScale’s State of the Cloud

  • Ben Kepes summary
  • 1,060 respondents “including both users (17 percent) and non-users (83 percent) of RightScale solutions.”
  • Cloud == Speed metrics, most growth in people valuing/seeing those two benefits of cloud questions
  • Maturity cycle (pg. 23) of cloud use seems to be: move workloads (“raw VMs”) to cloud, optimizing cost, and then doing dev (CI/CD) while continuing to move more workloads – the old burn out the underbrush first/mise en place before cooking

CIOs aren’t ready for Docker

  • “What would businesses lose if Docker or its competitors disappear?”
  • “Container technologies are the latest in long line of open source software, virtualization and DevOps tools that are consumed by developers before they get buy-in from CIOs”
  • “What CIOs are ultimately looking for is the ability to solve business problems faster than their competitors, while reducing risk, adhering to regulatory requirements and increasing efficiency,” says Redmonk analyst Fintan Ryan.

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