Introducing cloud in a large enterprise can be challenge, and the technology is usually the least of your worries. Matt and I talk with Brian Gregory of Express Scripts who’s been working on transforming Express Scripts to a more cloud native approach to IT and tell us some the history and some of the tactics that he and team have been working through.
OpenStack is crawling its way into the plateau of productivity, we submit, during this week of the OpenStack Summit. We also discuss the recent Docker survey findings, and some overly precise number on private vs. public cloud adoption. Coté also manages to insult the entire Eastern seaboard, esp. Annapolis.
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Go to a conference on the cheap! Discount Codes
I round up all sorts of discount codes for conferences and such, here’s what I got today:
Get 30% off OSCON, in Austin on May 18th and 19th, when you register with the code REFERCOTE.
Get 15% off DevOpsDays Seattle, May 12th and 13th, when you register with the code SOFTWARETALK. I’ll be there staffing the Pivotal table and also giving an ignite talk.
Respondents are the HN set? – 511 respondents, 59% from software companies, 56% orgs less than 100 employees, 47% devs or dev managers
51% in production
“survey respondents reported on average a 13X increase in frequency of software releases.”
“Because Docker makes it simple and easy to push software out, isolate issues and roll back, over 63% of organizations report a reduction in their MTTR which impacts overall software quality and customer satisfaction.”
Cloud about to get HUGE
“CIOs report that 16.2% of workloads are currently running in the public cloud, and that in five years 41.3% of workloads will run in a public cloud. This suggests at least a 20% CAGR in public cloud workloads over the next five years. In our view, a near- tripling of the public-Cloud-based workload mix represents a monumental architectural shift, which shows no signs of abating and is likely to create a major ripple effect across the entire technology landscape.” – “Amazon Seeing ‘Momentous’ Change of Guard as Public Cloud ‘Booms,’ Says JP Morgan”
Chapters in podcasts. I used Chapter app and it was better than the half-ass results with Fission. But, still, the marks didn’t line up perfectly. Computers – amiright? (Don’t get me wrong: Fission is awesome, but: really?)
We should be in Google Play Podcasts – can someone verify this before they EOL it?
I heard that two people have used the code CF16COTE to register for the CF Summit. I’m going to believe they’re from the listeners here and not my newsletter. HOW YOU LIKE MY CPM NOW?!
If you’re in the container orchestration space, do you need to open source your platform? We use Mesosphere’s recent open sourcing of it all to discuss that topic, plus marketing in the container world and an ongoing arm-chair stratagizing of what’s going on the infrastructure software market right now with respect to containers.
Total funding to date: $126m – sweet Jesus! That’s a lot of DevOpsDays and O’Reilly conference booths!
Investors: Andreesen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures and Fuel Capital, with new investors A Capital and Triangle Peak Partners – Microsoft and HPE
From Jay’s longer report, March 2nd, 2016: “Mesosphere does not disclose its number of paying clients, but says it has dozens of large enterprise customers, its primary target. The company says its experience supporting software deployments in production is among its key differentiators, helped by the use of Apache Mesos by companies such as Twitter, Netflix, Airbnb, PayPal and Yelp, which was featured in a 451 User Deployment Report. Mesosphere says its focus is customer deployments of 500-1,000 nodes per day in production. It also says the bulk of its customers are licensees with professional services accounting for less than 10% of its clients, which tend to move to its subscription software.”
Q for Brandon: do you need to be open source to succeed in infrastructure? What’s your reflection across BMC, Sun, Zenoss, CA, Boundary, Solarwinds, and now IBM? You’ve dealt in all the things, in various stages of maturity: what’s the play you need here?
Previously reported NPS scores were an error, actually trending up
Mistral no longer last most popular project (re; StackStorm Brocade acquisition)
A listener from Devoxx Poland contacted Coté about speaking there. THE DRUGS ARE WORKING!
Getting into Google Play Podcast – first of all: “Google, welcome to the party. (Oh, and fuck you – again – about Google Reader. I’m still bitter).” Second, I had to resubmit my verification email because I use cote.io at WordPress now, and they don’t do catch-all email because stupid reasons I could give a shit about, I’m sure – I went into Feedburner and redid it, and now am awaiting Google to send an email to itself so I can go enter the claim code into Google. WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.
Matt: Shaquille O’Neal voice for Waze: My kids love this, they don’t even know who he is. Also: Hitler uses Docker. Funnier than I expected, “Even enterprises want to run Docker now and they still have Red Hat 5 installed.” Classic Programmer Paintings.
After discussion the conclusion of season 6 of The Walking Dead, we go over the over abundance of options in the container orchestration market and some tips on having more effective meetings. We also discuss Brocade buying StackStorm (what’s it mean?) and the upcoming OpenStack Summit in Austin later this month.
We’re a media sponsor for DevOpsDays Minneapolis, Seattle, and Chicago. Right now you can use the code SDT2016 to get $50 off your registration for DevOpsDays Minneapolis, it’s totally worth it if you’re in the area to attend.
Brocade buys StackStorm…OMGWTFBBQ? – Brocade buying StackStorm for their OpenStack Mistral project, last seen at 0% in the OpenStack User Survey – “Several companies used the StackStorm open-source software, including MasterCard, Netflix, SendGrid, and Target, but StackStorm had fewer than 10 paying customers for its enterprise tier, Powell said.”
Follow-up: Comment on open source and graveyards: ” The reason my small company of 30 talk about it is because we develop call center software, and its seen by director level and up as a silver bullet. Open-source is seen as a way to not pay for software, to save licensing. So I think for most people who don’t think deeply about it open-source == free and no strings attached.”
BONUS LINKS! Not covered in episode
Belt-tightening time – “Investors funded fewer U.S.startups in the fourth quarter than any period i nmore than four years.Since November, at least a dozen tech companies, which combined raised well over $2 billion in venture funding, have announced layoffs, letting go hundreds of people that in most cases represented at least 15% of their staffs.”
Adrian Cockroft’s Google NEXT write-up– “Google is still saying it’s early days for cloud, but I disagree. There is a huge amount of enterprise business up for grabs right now, and they are missing out on most of it.”