Tanzu Talk News for this week: highlights from #VMwareExplore; Backstage/DX/platform engineering checkin; new IaaS+PaaS MQ; learning from Twitter. Plus, I got some new glasses.
The Vibe at Cloud Foundry Day - Tanzu Talk podcast. What’s going on in the Cloud Foundry community? In this episode, Ben and Coté are joined by Nick Kuhn (a return guest!) to talk about the recent Cloud Foundry Day at KubeCon. They discuss Cloud Foundry on kubernetes, build packs, Detroit pizza, and singing the hits of the day back in the late 80s.
In this Tanzu Talk podcast episode, I talk with Charles Lowell and Taras Mankovski of The Frontside about their work helping organizations setup and customize Backstage. Check out the video if you prefer that format.
How do you build your platform engineering team? You’re probably already employing all sorts of great ops people that just need a little nudge and some cheering to become platform engineers. In this Tanzu Talk episode, Darran Rice tells me what he’s done in the past and what he’s seen. We also, of course, do the old “what is platform engineering?” talk and discuss the concept of platform as a product.
People will resist changing, and probably for good reasons. Here’s six ways to help them be happy with change. More in my Business Bottleneck book.
[www.youtube.com/watch](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u31D00mIII) If you're doing anything with programming, apps, or the software you build and use to run your organization, check out the sessions we have at VMware Explore 2022, coming up August 29th to September 1st. (It's the new name for VMworld, same conference, though.) Browse the content catalog, and register if you're interested.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD5KXh36Svg&list=PLAdzTan_eSPRNuA52_34wh5VTBC-0Rz7U&index=4 Overly ambitious aspirations often fail. Scale back your digital transformation dreams to starts small, learn, grow, repeat. Transcript 06 - Big Bang Releases The sixth reason why changing, how you do software at large organizations usually fails: doing way too much at once, the big bang release. Oftentimes, when you're changing, how you do software at a large organization, you wanna have a big successful release. You've got a lot to change hundreds, if not thousands of teams, and you're investing a lot of time and money and attention from a corporate perspective.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMyeHiUzH3E&list=PLAdzTan_eSPRNuA52_34wh5VTBC-0Rz7U&index=4 Don’t have real CI/CD in place? Check out the Tanzu Application Platform. Transcript 05 - No CI/CD 14 reasons why your digital transformation strategy probably will go poorly: the fifth reason. You probably don't have true continuous integration and continuous deployment in place. What this means is that you're not only automating the way that you build your software, that you test your software, that you even make the images or the package of the software to be deployed continuous integration.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x069fTpdi0&list=PLAdzTan_eSPRNuA52_34wh5VTBC-0Rz7U&index=5 Platform Engineering, platform as a product, and so forth. If you’re standing up kubernetes or any cloud stuff for developers, you probably need to change how you think about operations in general. Shift from service delivery to product management. Read more about setting up a platform engineering team. Transcript 14 reasons why your digital transformation initiatives to get better at software may be slowing down. Number four. Often what you do when you're fixing up how you do software in a large organization you're putting a platform in place.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr1w4Dp5tSA&list=PLAdzTan_eSPRNuA52_34wh5VTBC-0Rz7U&index=6 Figure out where to get started with a developer toil audit. Transcript 14 reasons why your digital transformation is stalling in a large organization: number three. If you're looking to improve the way that you do your custom software in a large organization, you likely have a huge amount of what people call tech debt or legacy software. These are the systems you're currently using that have brought you all the success and revenue that you have, and now they're too old and they really can't be changed.