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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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!

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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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062: Peak Ping Pong – Software Defined Talk

Summary

This week, we discuss DevOpsDays Austin, Pivotal’s funding round, and some follow-up for the OpenStack Summit: turns our Gartner doesn’t hate them. Also, with the new ping-model out, we discuss the potential for peak ping pong.

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Show notes

DevOpsDays Austin earlier this week.

Pivotal gets a series C

  • Press release
  • $253 million with new investors Ford and Microsoft. Existing: GE, EMC, and VMware.
  • Momentum by penetration: “30% of the Fortune 100 currently work with Pivotal… The company now works with seven of the top 10 U.S. banks, three of the top five global auto manufacturers, and five of the top 10 telecommunication companies.”
  • Momentum by run-rate: “Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Pivotal Big Data Suite having crossed the $200 million and $100 million annual bookings run-rate milestones, respectively.”
  • Momentum by logos: “GE, Ford, Verizon, Home Depot, Comcast, Humana, Lockheed Martin, and Allstate”
  • “Person familiar” says Pivotal now has a $2.8bn valuation. From the same article, Ford’s chunk is $182.2m.

Gartner actually “likes” OpenStack

  • OpenStack and Gartner: The Facts – Alan Waite
  • Good representation of many things: how difficult it is to be “part of the conversation” with a paywall.
  • The perception of Gartner is usually skewed
  • Tip: always read the primary source, be it a Gartner PDF or a talk, etc.

Ping Pong and the Tech Bubble?

More

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Introducing cloud at Express Scripts, with Brian Gregory – Lords of Computing #12

Summary

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.

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061: Baltimore is not the same as Annapolis. Also, they like crab there – Software Defined Talk

Summary

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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OpenStack

Docker Survey out – #WhatDoYouMakeOfThat

  • Get the PDF
  • 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”

How does Wall Street work, again?

Feedback & Follow-up

  • Full Snack Developer: Old Bay Seasoning on French Fries – that is Coté’s new God.
  • Mesos is fleet management. How’s that one handle on the curves?
  • 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?!
  • They love us in Brazil!

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060: “I’ll tell you this, if it’s support and services, they’re totally fucked.” – Software Defined Talk

Summary

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.

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Mesosphere and Open Source

  • Tons of launch partners (60?), I wrote a Chef cookbook. 3 horse race of Docker, K8s & DC/OS (formerly Mesosphere)
  • Coverage from The New Stack.
  • 3Tera: Stephen on cloud back then, back when CA bought them
  • Coté’s 451 Research report on Mesosphere, from 2014.
  • The Ducy Docker whiteboard snap.
  • From 451 analyst note, Jay Lyman, March 24th, 2016:
    • 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?
  • a16z podcast episode on selling to developers

How Uber is like deodorant

Feedback and Follow-up

  • Apparently the OpenStack Survey linked to last time was from October, here’s the fresh new April one:
    • NPS is actually fine
    • #1 business driver is saving money
    • 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.

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DevOps is Dead

  • Apparently the Cloud killed DevOps, or this title is click-bait
  • “DevOps as a team may be gone sooner than later, but its practices will be carried on to whole development teams so that we can continue to build upon what it has brought us in the past years.”
  • DevOpsDays Austin is officially a wake now!
  • This pieces had a great point to make, but sort of dry-humped it: “And when I say the cloud, I really mean managed services.” Outsourcing, brah. Outsourcing.

Azure and Containers

  • Answering part of last week’s question about “what’s up with containers?”, don’t see anything about Mesosphere here but at least it works with Visual Studio. Azure Stack not just IaaS, but also container manager and heading towards PaaS
  • “While Azure Stack would seem a fine standalone platform for the private cloud, it isn’t Microsoft’s end game. Azure Stack is Microsoft’s on-premises side of their hybrid strategy”

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059: “Wow, we hit the nihilism part of the show pretty early,” or, “I just realized people don’t care about things I care about!” – Software Defined Talk

Summary

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.

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With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.

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058: Fracturization, The Google Cloud, or, but does it integrate with Active Directory? – Software Defined Talk

Summary

Is Google serious with this “NoOps” business? On the face of it, we hope not and extensively discuss why. Meanwhile, what’s up with open source and Trotskyites?

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Open Source

Google trotting out customers in advance of NEXT

  • Apple, Spotify, more on Spotify.
  • Not a cloud->cloud migration, actually ditched their data centers
  • Harteau says while operating its own data centers was ‘a pain’, it was a safer option for the company until now.”

CLOUD WARS!!!

BONUS LINKS!!!

Are you a software nihilist?

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057: “Product managers in any large organization are product janitors.” – Software Defined Talk

Summary

In this episode, we discuss Cloud Management Platforms, unikernels, and product management. Also, go to a DevOpsDays!

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BONUS LINKS, not in episode

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056: IBM InterConnect, corporate copy, lead-gen’ing, serverless programming – Software Defined Talk

Summary

With Matt and Brandon fresh back from IBM’s InterConnect conference we talk about IBM’s announcements – mostly cloud related. It looks like IBM is doin’ alright, well, except for all those quarters of revenue decline aside, but maybe that’s the just what has to be stomached to evolve. We also discuss working with the corporate editorial desk and the concept of “serverless programming.”

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

Summary

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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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.

Bonus Links!

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054: Eventually, you’ll be selling to Large Enterprises – Software Defined Talk

Summary

With Matt Ray in Australia we discuss the character of the tech scene over in that neck of the woods. We also talk about Oracle’s new positioning as one-stop cloud shop, The Gang of Four/FANG type thinking, and balancing small company culture vs. selling to The Enterprise.

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011 How do we do things we would never, ordinarily do? – Lords of Computing Podcast

Summary

Matt and I talk about lessons learned from almost a year of helping transform IT at Allstate. When it comes to scaling up agile and cloud-think the real challenges are in functions other than development, like budgeting, planning, training, hiring, and how the overall IT department is organized. We discuss those topics – esp. budgeting! – and also how to set one’s personal expectations about going on the transformation journey. Then we discuss an upcoming column on mine in The Register on the benefits of small batches thinking.

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Show-notes and Links

  • After a year, the question becomes “can it scale?”
  • How do we do: Budgeting, training, hiring, how do we organize teams
  • We only plan with good information, not bad information.
  • You need to establish an overall vision, but avoid being too specific on tactics. For example, with a claim application, we know the general product, the vertical, the line of business we have roughly an idea of what claims are, who the customer is, and what that experience is like. Delivering a better experience for claims, what that feels like, and how do we measure it – these things we don’t know perfectly up-front, so we have lots of discipline around iterating and experimenting to deliver good product.
  • How budgeting changes in this small batches approach.
  • With a lot of this, you can’t talk someone into doing these things up-front. They have to experience it first hand: you have to walk them through it.
  • “Sometimes ‘nothing’ is a big win.”
  • Coté’s DevOps columns at The Register.
  • Not mentioned, but good thinking to be had in Larman’s Law
  • Matt Curry: @mattjcurry
  • Coté: @cote, cote.io

The Requirements of Cloud Native – Interview on The New Stack

A little while ago I was on The New Stack Makers podcast with Alex Williams, talking cloud and Pivotal. Check it out:

Here’s what we go over:

In this podcast with Michael Coté, who works at Pivotal in technical marketing, he and The New Stack founder Alex Williams talk about current production systems and development environments for building applications. According to Coté, Pivotal describes these new systems and environments as “cloud native.”

Over the course of this interview, Coté discusses best practices and illustrates three requirements for cloud native development and deployment: utilizing the patterns of microservices architecture, implementing a DevOps approach, and striving for continuous delivery as the primary vehicle for software delivery.

Check it out!

053: I think I mighta gotten a heart from one of you guys – Software Defined Talk

Summary

After covering out genius new business model, we talk about Twitter, how Wall Street values tech companies, the Austin startup scene, follow-up on kick-off meetings, and recommendations.

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052: Besides getting drunk, what do you do at annual kick-offs? – Software Defined Talk

Summary

At the start of the year, companies love “the kick off.” We discuss how to best take advantage of these events, aside from drinking. Coté also reviews the Apple Watch, and we discuss a smattering of tech world news.

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Upside-down pineapple cake

  • If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording.
  • Oracle buys Austin-based StackEngine – DOCKER DOCKER DOCKER – Raised $4.5 million and sold for $1.3? 5ish people – I love the “I don’t know, it’s some nerd shit” tone of coverage here, e.g., “And then when the developer sends the app to the cloud, it sends it to a Docker container running on a cloud, and all that stuff just works, no troubleshooting.”
  • Meanwhile: Austin Docker Meetup – Coté on panel with some other folks. Much interest in the crowd (60-80 people for an Austin meetup!). Questions around security, the two standards group. See Coté’s industry data round-up, mostly from DataDog and New Relic, but a 451 cameo. Industry analysts have very little quantitative data on Docker/containers.
  • Joe’s Crab Shack on Town Lake – not too bad!
  • What’d you get for Christmas? Gift cards; impact drill; Apple Watch.
  • The Apple Watch review from Coté.
  • Things to Stop Talking About in 2016 – Unicorns, Wearables, Marissa Mayer, Sharing Economy, The Bubble

Bonus links not covered in show

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Our audience is not shooting up in the closet – Software Defined Talk #51

Summary

After discussing strategies for avoiding Christmas gift giving disasters, we talk about containers in the enterprise, the conglomerate theory for mature tech companies, open source business models, and Nirvana conspiracy theory movies to avoid.

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Show notes

  • If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording.
  • Dell reported numbers: “Dell’s revenue declined by 6% year-over-year to $14 billion in its quarter ended in July.” – so, $56bn run rate. Also: “During Dell’s fiscal 2015, the company’s operating profit totaled $3.2 billion excluding charges. In 2013, that figure was $4 billion.”
  • Yahoo spends $7 Million on Christmas party.
  • The Oncoming Train of Enterprise Container Deployments
    “Enterprise adoption merely amplifies, by virtue of scale, the effects of anti-patterns in any technology, and containers are no exception.” – “Now you’re responsible for all of Linux again even though you’re running one process in it.”
  • Also from Julian, the problems with infinite vacation.
  • Open Source, not just Software is eating the world – You make money in open source by selling closed source: “The OSS companies that will be pillars of IT in the future are the companies that leverage a successful OSS project for sales, marketing, and engineering prioritization but have a product and business strategy that includes some proprietary enhancements.” – Good commentary on how an OSS model helps with sales & marketing productivity, i.e., makes sales and marketing cheaper to execute because you outsource that to developers. Cf. Godin’s Unhelpful Law of Marketing: great products don’t need marketing.

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The one about how the innovator’s dilemma is like a zombie movie – Software Defined Talk #50

Summary

We discuss Gartner conferences and the two parts of Gartner, the innovator’s dilemma in monitoring and identity, Docker monetizing, and Vegas food.

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Gartner AADI

Docker Docker Docker

  • Docker announcements
    Does Matt have a good intro to Unikernals?
  • 8 Surprising Facts about Docker Adoption – 6% of DataDog traffic- Surprisingly detailed writeup on how they measured with 7000 customers: containers have an average lifespan of 3 days; while across all companies, traditional and cloud-based VMs have an average lifespan of 12 days.

Misc.

BONUS LINKS! Not covered in show

Follow-up

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Doing the DevOps at National Instruments and BazaarVoice, talking with Ernest Mueller – Lords of Computing#10

Summary

Ernest Mueller has helped introduce DevOps in several organizations and has been talking about those stories at two companies he’s worked for, National Instruments and BazaarVoice. Matt and Coté hear these stories (mostly at National Instruments) and we discuss how Ernest and others helped transform these companies to the new way.

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Show-notes and Links

The life of microservices in the F500 – Lords of Computing Podcast

Summary

You don’t hear too many stories about microservices in “normal” companies. In this episode, I talk with Nate Foreman about microservices-driven work he’s been doing with a large enterprise recently. We discuss the goods and the bads of this approach and, overall, how it’s working out. It’s a good discussion of how all the usual “cloud native” concept actually play out in the real world.

(As you can guess, it’s not actually an “action figure” company, we just used that example to mask the actual company.)

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Don’t be a jerk, leave us a five star rating in iTunes – Software Defined Talk #49

Summary

After discussing a new podcasting network based on annoying listeners as much as possible (one word: walnuts), we discuss the latest in OSS FUD, what Atlassian’s IPO will mean for related tech companies, and Chef’s product portfolio expansion into two new areas.

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With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.

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The strategy burden and Electronic Marginalia – Software Defined Talk #48

Summary

No one really knows what the deal with “private cloud” is. There seems to be a coffin, but as we discuss, it’s unclear how far we are from the final nail. We also discuss HP splitting, HP shutting down their private cloud, a slew of small acquisitions, and Matt Ray’s take on the recent OpenStack Summit in Tokyo.

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With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.

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“You should put that on The Slide” – Software Defined Talk #47

Summary

What’s the right play for getting iPhone subscriptions in the US? What’s RedHat’s $100m acquisition of Ansible mean, and is this Dell/EMC thing gonna work out? That and more is what we talk about this week, plus the ATM market.

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With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.

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046: Vegas blinders, re:Invent, Curious George, and Dell/EMC – Software Defined Talk

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Calling in from Las Vegas, Matt gives us the rundown of this year’s re:Invent. Looks like Amazon is maintaining the course to go after everyone. We also discuss traveling to Vegas itself, Curious George, a local Austin conference, and Coté abstains for saying anything about Dell buying EMC while Matt and Brandon discuss it.

With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.

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It’s better than washing dishes – DrunkAndRetired Podcast #177

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After our short #barcampATX recording, Charles and I recorded a full episode. At some point, I pontificate on how, in the first world, white-collar/knowledge work is basically just entertainment with a paycheck. That’s all I remember.

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VCs vs PE and other tales – Back of the Envelope #10

I’ve been curious about the difference between venture capitalists (VCs) and private equity firms (PE). Granted, as Ed schools me, both are types of PE, but we don’t call the PE people “LBO’s” any more after that patchy spot a decade plus ago. Anyhow, among other things, Ed and I talk about how VCs investment profile and desires differ from PE folks.

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More about hard drives than you ever wanted to know – Back of the Envelope #009

Hard drives consume a large part of this episode, but it’s a great discussion of how you look at the business of hard drives. We also talk to the integrated vs. modular approach as a frame for iOS vs. XBox.

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If you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you – Back of the Envelope Podcast #006

Ed and I are back to recording in this episode. I finally get someone to explain why we care about Europe tanking and then we talk about my angst over Microsoft. The recording cut out before we could talk about the Thai floods – hopefully my equipment will work next time.

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