063: The Snack-Tracker, Uber in Austin, & Tater Salad – Software Defined Talk

After we learn how to divide by eight, we discuss Uber being shut-down in Austin, then a recent case for hypervisors aging out. Also, we all agree that we’re way too old to consider anything new.

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With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.


Show notes

Cost Cutting Perks in Silicon Valley

  • More from the snack-track files.
  • Employees at Kabam, the online-gaming startup worth $1 billion, recently felt like there was a decrease in the number of office snack stands. Although the company denies it, some believe the snack stands are now placed more sporadically in order to reduce the employees’ frequency of snack consumption by making it a little harder to get to them.

No Uber in Austin

  • Brandon sets us straight on the details.
  • Coté defends the uber-haters.

Will Containers Replace Hypervisors, Almost Certainly Yes

  • TL;DR; is the title :)
  • Randy Bias, the “pets vs. cattle” godfather, makes a strong case for hypervisors being on the way out.
  • Once all the legacy apps are re-written to be in containers (cloud native) or decom’ed (you know, in the future), and we don’t want to run multiple OSes (so don’t need the driver handling that hypervisors give us)…no need for hypervisors. QED.

Cloud chief Diane Greene on how Google can beat Amazon and Microsoft

  • A brief interview
  • “Q: How will Google differentiate against AWS and Microsoft? A: Only 5 percent of workloads are in the public cloud. Effectively you’re riding another company’s innovation curve for free. We’ve open-sourced a lot of technologies like Kubernetes and TensorFlow. As we add more features, we’ll be able to share a lot more strengths with applications.” – can OSS be used to attack on-premises cloud?
  • Not in my tater salad!


Apprenda buys Kismatic

Digging into Microsoft’s Cloud Numbers

Internet Giants Resume Data Center Spending

Facebook Sponsors the Republican National Convention

  • The social network says its participation — which will include a lounge — should not be interpreted as an endorsement of any candidate, issue or political party. It plans to do the same at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
  • Tell me more about this lounge…
  • So, who’s going to sponsor the RNC JumboTron for SDT?

Nazis on Reddit!


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