Software Defined Talk: Cloud is just “jigglin’ wires”

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Calling in hot from New Braunfels Texas, we got a country mile’s worth of topics this week: we have container services from Microsoft, a lengthy discussion of how enterprise software companies organize their global sales regions, the possible emergence of a new private cloud meme, and rumors that BMC is no longer in acquiring CA.

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Software Defined Talk: is The Hot Dog incremental innovation, or disruptive innovation?

This week:

Sniffing out a huge market in hot dog apps, Amazon might start a messaging app. Also, Google has their ant-data gravity device out and Basho seems to be shutting down. We discuss the wonders of Snap’s hot dog app, the mystery of Amazon’s lack(?) of brand allegiance, and giving up on kale.

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Software Defined Talk: Microsoft’s Private Cloud

This week:

Microsoft will ship it’s private cloud stack, Azure Stack, in September. Will this work? Will people buy it? What could you even put in that cloud? You can feel that pull people have towards private cloud, so we’re looking forward to what happens. On a related topic, by our reckoning, kubernetes to small to have already fallen. Also: the elusive Baltimore accent, Oracle and containers, and recommendations.

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Software Defined Talk: “Do I just need some better medication?” or, advertising, antitrust, and talking to strangers

This week’s episode:

Without advertising, there would be no capitalism, and, if you’re not constantly afraid of the DoJ knocking at your door, you’re probably doing it wrong. Those are two whacky theories about advertising and antitrust, at least. With Matt Ray on vacation, Brandon and Coté talk about The Attention Merchants and the recent Google EU antitrust ruling. We also discuss several other books, and how to talk to non-tech people at parties. Surprisingly, no container talk!

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Software Defined Talk: The Donnie Berkholz Episode, “Freedom in health-care: a regular ‘heck of a job, Comey’ situation,” DevOps & security, & Canonical’s IPO ambitions

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In a too rare spate of social commentary, we start talking about the price of hipster avocados in Australia and US health insurance. With one of our favorite analysts moving over the enterprise side, we talk about what it’d be like going through that door. We then wrap up talking about Canonical’s IPO talk, related OpenStack market discussion, and then use CyberArk’s acquisition of Conjur to discuss the state of privileges access management (PAM). We end, as always, with recommendations, including some CostCo discussion.

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Software Defined Talk: Cloud Rules Everything Around Me – Red Hat, Moby, Docker CEO, and Halo Effect’ing The First Cloud Wars

There’s much news in the container world with DockerCon and Red Hat having had conferences, plus Docker gets a new CEO. We also do a hind-sight analysis of what wrong with the losers of the Cloud Wars. And, as always, recommendations from the three of us.

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Software Defined Talk #92: The middle-class metallurgical people – boothing, streaming sportsball, SOASTA, & Cloudera IPO

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The summary:

Having something to sell is always key to a profitable business. We explore this life-hack of the business world in discussion Twitter and then Amazon licensing Thursday night football. There’s also some brief talk of Akamai buying SOASTA, Cloudera filing to IPO, and the lost dichotomy of agent/agentless.

Software Defined Talk: Docker is just cheap VMware, right?

Our new episode is up, from this past Friday:

There’s tell that some people just look at containers as a cheaper way to virtualize, eschewing the fancy-lad “cloud-native stuff.” We discuss that idea, plus “the enterprise cloud wars,” and also our feel that Slack is actually a really good tool and company.

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Software Defined Talk: Snap’s cloud billions, Google’s social, Monitoring Startups considered hard, DHS wants your passwords

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Snap is looking to spend billions on AWS and Google Cloud over the next five years. We talk about what exactly that could be for, then check in with Google’s social strategy and thermostat strategies; meanwhile, the America Fuck Yeah crew wants to start gathering passwords at the boarder. Also, Brandon lays out the case that an open-core monitoring startup is a hard row to hoe.Also, Baltimore is not in Maine. (But Coté is pretty sure it actually is.)

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073: “My pants are full of brisket,” Apple updates, & Oracle storms the AWS castle – Software Defined Talk

Apple has put out three new things – the phone, the watch, and the OS – which we discuss. And then Oracle announced it’s destroying Amazon, which is fun. We start it all off with a word-salad of the usual nonsense and deodorant talk.

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Show notes

WordPress Talk

macOS Sierra

Oracle is gonna cream AWS. Wait, wut?

BONUS LINKS! Not covered in show.

This week in tech PE

Microservices – Please don’t

  • Maybe microservices ain’t all they’re cracked up to be
  • 5 “truths” (spoiler, maybe not)
    1. It keeps the code cleaner
    2. It’s easy to write things that only have one purpose
    3. They’re faster than monoliths
    4. It’s easy for engineers to not all work in the same codebase
    5. It’s the simplest way to handle autoscaling, plus Docker is in here somewhere
  • This piece by my man Kenny is ball-exploding awesome.

Too Old to Code?

  • Tim Bray is old and codes.
  • “That’s fine for you, Marge, but I used to rock and roll all night and party every day. … Now I’m lucky if I can find half an hour a week in which to get funky.”. – Homer Simpson

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“Oh! Scurvy! Again.” – Software Defined Talk #72

It’s all fundings, divestitures, and acquisitions this week. Hashicorp gets some cash, HPE sells off it’s software group to Micro Focus, and Google buys Apigee…plus Twitter acquisition rumors. Plus sentient carpets.

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Show Notes

Twitter going to sell:

  • The rumors
  • “I still think Alphabet makes for the most logical acquirer of Twitter”
  • Dark Horse: Apple.
  • Really Dark Horse: IBM.

This Week in Tech PE: HPE Spins off Software

  • They got divested
  • “HPE will be retaining tools that support the company’s cloud and infrastructure businesses but will be spinning off tools for application delivery management, big data, enterprise security, information management, governance and IT operations management.”
  • From what I know of HPE, this seems to be overlapping. I’d love a list of “stays vs. goes”
  • Q3 2017, and you thought Dell/EMC was slow
  • Where does this leave HP? Will they acquire more SW or stay a “systems” company.
  • It makes you realize how “small” their SW group was.
  • Coté’s notebook on this topic.
  • Also, Thoma Bravo says it gets, like, 20-45% returns on assets it takes private.

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Google buying Apigee. The whole API Economy thing.

Hashicorp Gets $24 million B-round

Blogging is dead

  • Coté gets better views/reads in Medium than on his broke-dick blog. (Maybe about 80-100 RSS subscribers.)
  • This makes him sad and confused about what he should do.

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A16Z Not Best of the Best?

  • Clickbait
  • “Thought(sp?) it may fall short of some rivals, the company outperforms the average fund: Overall, its three funds have almost doubled their investment capital since inception.”

What’s Cisco Up To?

  • Our favorite Halo Effect company
  • What’s up with “software defined networking”? I was talking with someone recently and they posited that it’s
  • “dead-as-in-over-cause-all-the-big-cos-won.” Plus NSX does a lot (1,700 customers), right?

Short History of Open Source Forks

Thoughts on Nano Windows Server 2016

Moving from Docker to Rocket

Picks

071: Unbreakable Docker, or, elephants, er, like other elephants – Software Defined Talk

Eventually, you have to decide how your open source software is going to make money, and your partners probably won’t like it. That’s what the dust-up around Docker is this week, it seems to us. We also talk briefly about VMware’s big conference this week, and rumors of HPE selling off it’s Software group to private equity.

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Show notes

  • Nippers – “Nippers learn about safety at the beach. They learn about dangers such as rocks, and animals (e.g. the blue-ringed octopus), and also about surf conditions, such as rip currents, sandbars, and waves. Older Nippers also learn some basic first aid and may also learn CPR when they reach the age of 13.”

Can someone explain this “Docker forking” hoopla?

  • Coté’s write-up.
  • Docker Inc. doesn’t want to be a commoditized building block
    From a Red Hat person: “The conflict started to escalate earlier this summer, when Docker Inc used its controlling position to push Swarm, it’s own clone of Kubernetes-style container orchestration, into the core Docker project, putting the basic container runtime in a conflict with a notable part of its ecosystem. Docker Inc. then went on to essentially accuse Red Hat of forking Docker – at the Red Hat Summit no less. After that, Docker Inc’s Solomon Hykes came out strongly against the efforts to standardize the container runtime in OCI – an initiative his company co-founded.”
  • Re: that episode where we discuss Docker ecosystem challenges: “Yet on a regular basis, Red Hat patches that enable valid requirements from Red Hat customer use cases get shut down as it seems for the simple reason that they don’t fit into Docker Inc’s business strategy.”
  • A fight over where to draw the line between free/open/commodified and costs/proprietary/competitive: “And while I personally consider the orchestration layer the key to the container paradigm, the right approach here is to keep the orchestration separate from the core container runtime standardization. This avoids conflicts between different layers of the container runtime: we can agree on the common container package format, transport, and execution model without limiting choice between e.g. Kubernetes, Mesos, Swarm.”
  • Don’t bring a pistol to a bazooka fight. Enterprises love RHEL – have you ever tried to sell Ubuntu into organizations? It’s like what selling NT must have been like.

VMware hybrid cloud solutionaring

This Week in Tech Private Equity…

BONUS LINKS! Not covered in podcast.

Spaces vs. Tabs

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“No one wants to eat a finger-pie.” – Software Defined Talk #70

This week we discuss Rackspace going private and the OpenStack cloud scenarios that could have been. We also cover Matt Ray’s first trip to New Zealand where, sadly, he finds no Power Ranger monuments. Also, a little bi-modal flavor for ya.

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Show notes

RAX goes private for $4.3bn

OpenStack dead, again.

  • “Tough times ahead”.
  • “There was a time when it was hard to read an article about OpenStack without hearing about ‘pets vs. cattle,’ and OpenStack was designed to herd cattle”
  • “It has itself become a big, complex pet, which is why Mirantis and others can make a living providing services, software and training.”
  • What could have happened: (1.) “we can beat AWS,” or, (2.) “containers, shoulda thought of that.”

Innovation is hard, esp. business-wise

  • How could you compete with AWS?
  • Word vs. Google Docs vs. Office 365.
  • Uber has spent at least $4bn?

BONUS LINKS! Not Covered in show

AWS Sentinel is Coming

  • Skunkworks-ish project from AWS for managed services. Potentially lots of partner conflict
  • “MSPs need to work with customers to convert their infrastructure to Platform-as-a-Service using microservices architecture,” said one AWS partner. “They also need to bring DevOps into the heart of the organization. Unfortunately, most MSPs don’t have the developers that truly understand this.”
  • “Few AWS Partners Are Really Surprised By Sentinel’s Emergence“

MariaDB switches away from open source license

Hashicorp Shuts Down Otto

Microsoft Open Sources Powershell

Recommendations

  • Brandon: first US college football game in Australia
  • Matt: Rugby, help me learn it.
  • Coté: BCG on two speed IT; Wizard of Oz series.

069: The two types of sales dudes you meet in heaven, the IaaS MQ, and layoffs – Software Defined Talk

There’s always good food in the enterprise sales meeting racket: gourmet pimento cheese, sushi and sake, and booze. Also, the Gartner magic quadrant for IaaS in out, which we discuss. With layoffs at Cisco we look at the broader numbers around layoffs in the tech sector. Before recommendations we briefly talk about Walmart buying Jet.

(Sorry the audio quality is so bad.)

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Show notes

Gartner IaaS MQ is Out.

Layoffs at Cisco

  • Several thousand get pink slips, more
  • “I do not think that they are going to be done after this.”
  • “We are committed to making the necessary decisions to drive our future growth”
  • The performance didn’t impress investors as Cisco’s stock shed 42 cents to $30.30 in extended trading after the numbers came out. The decline may have been driven by disappointment that Cisco’s job cuts weren’t nearly as deep as published reports had speculated they would be.
  • But it’s not just Cisco.
  • Be sure to read The Halo Effect.

Walmart buys Jet

Recommendations

Too old for the buffet – Software Defined Talk #68

With Matt securely setup in Australia, we get the low-down on the down under. We also discuss rumors of HPE and Rackspace going private and catch up on Verizon buying Yahoo!

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HPE on the block?

YAHOO!

ChefConf

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067: Fried chicken, Docker Swarm, tech journalism, or, “but that sweet @MattRay interpolation, tho.” – Software Defined Talk

Is anyone minding the business side of these container orchestration plays? That’s the main topic we discuss after doing over recent Docker announcements. We then discuss the state of tech journalism and throw out a free business plan for left-ish fried chicken slinging.

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Show notes

Rainbow Chicken vs. Chick-fil-A

  • The “happy meal” barter system.
  • The Left needs some fried chicken chain.

DockerCon

Is there product strategy going on in the container space?

  • Accident-driven intentionality.
  • Yes, they’re building up momentum and then monetization.

Midroll

  • SpringOne Platform – funny name, etc. $300 off registration with code pivotal-cote-300.
  • ChefCon – July 11th and 13th in Austin!

Brook & Bob memorial segment, On the Tech Media

Apple & ZFS

  • More detail than you’d care to want
  • It’s like a story of the ups and (mostly) downs of enterprise infrastructure software. Also, the flirtation nature of announcements that keeps eager nerd-beavers on tender-hooks.

BONUS LINKS! Not covered in show

Infrastructure Software is Dead, or, “With friends like these…”

  • Hard truths from Mirantis
  • “Everybody’s OpenStack software is equally bad.”
  • “But none of this matters, because today customers don’t care about software. Customers care about outcomes.” (Because, you know, they used to not care about outcomes…? Plz. advise.)

Infrastructure Investments by Cloud Service Providers

10 Hour Maintenance Windows on Oracle Cloud?

Operational Best Practices for Serverless

Checking in on CostCo

Recommendations

066: I-Bankers Smokin’ L’s in the Hot-tub – Software Defined Talk

With two surprise acquisitions this week we have a lot of synergies to discuss. We cover Samsung picking up Joyent, and Microsoft buying LinkedIn. Highly related is a recent article trying to explain what’s going on with private equity buying tech companies. Then, we discuss the big news from chef we’ve been waiting for: the announcement of habitat.

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Samsung Buys Joyent

  • Joyent notes
  • Coverage from Venturebeat
  • “Until today, we lacked one thing. We lacked the scale required to compete effectively in the large, rapidly growing and fiercely competitive cloud computing market. Now, that changes,”

Microsoft acquires LinkedIn

  • Press Release from Microsoft
  • M&A Synergies Theoretical WTF’ing:
    • Slideshare, extended to all Office formats.
    • Login with LinkedIn + AD = SSO won. Also: “Massively scaling the reach and engagement of LinkedIn by using the network to power the social and identity layers of Microsoft’s ecosystem of over one billion customers. Think about things like LinkedIn’s graph interwoven throughout Outlook, Calendar, Active Directory, Office, Windows, Skype, Dynamics, Cortana, Bing and more.”
    • 433 million professionals in LinkedIn (from MSFT internal memo).
    • …but it’s probably all the same people, tho.
    • “Along with the new growth in our Office 365 commercial and Dynamics businesses this deal is key to our bold ambition to reinvent productivity and business processes.” (MSFT CEO, from MSFT internal memo)
    • Ads and dumb-AI context: “This combination will make it possible for new experiences such as a LinkedIn newsfeed that serves up articles based on the project you are working on and Office suggesting an expert to connect with via LinkedIn to help with a task you’re trying to complete. As these experiences get more intelligent and delightful, the LinkedIn and Office 365 engagement will grow. And in turn, new opportunities will be created for monetization through individual and organization subscriptions and targeted advertising.” (MSFT CEO, from MSFT internal memo)
    • LinkedIn growth since Dec, 2008: “Our team has grown from 338 people to over 10,000, our membership from 32M to over 433M and our revenue from $78M to over $3 billion.” (MSFT internal memo).
    • Others from memo: Lydia training inline in MSFT apps; paid content in MSFT apps (a la Spiceworks); HR and recruiting.
  • Deal PR deck – pretty good. I can see how the social graph and all the “semantic web sit” in LinkedIn, crossed with MSFT assets works well.
  • One take on ads, doesn’t like the Office angle, cause privacy, but oh wait: Google Apps and GMail
  • It’s the 1 dataset MS can keep out of Facebook and Google’s hands.
    https://trackchanges.postlight.com/9-things-microsoft-could-do-with-linkedin-2aec55c2bc72#.iv7cofd13
  • “Microsoft could improve LinkedIn”: Microsoft designs for people who have to do boring things with computers in order to make money. It’s the 9–5 software vendor.
  • Previous big acquisitions: Nokia for $7.2bn, Skype for $8.5bn, Xamarin for $400m.
  • From 451 M&A coverage:
  • I-banker stuff: “Microsoft will pay $196 per share to acquire LinkedIn, a 50% bump up from where it was trading ahead of the deal announcement, although well behind the $250 each share was worth in November. The price tag values LinkedIn at 8.2x trailing revenue.”
  • “The company [Microsoft] must find new ways to differentiate. Integrations with LinkedIn offer potential functionality that will be challenging to duplicate. When the two companies are joined, there will be multiple ways that LinkedIn’s member network, and the data from that, will go into improving Microsoft’s Office and Dynamics apps, besides the other benefits from running a combined company.”
  • “LinkedIn’s tools for recruiters account for 58% of the $860m in revenue it generated in the first quarter of the year [so, $3.440bn run rate]. When combined with educational material from its Lynda.com acquisition, HCM tools make up 65% of sales. Tools for marketers and premium subscriptions (including its offering for sales teams) each make up less than 20% of the business, and are the slowest growing parts of the business.”
  • “Microsoft is the world’s largest software developer, with about $100bn in sales and a $400bn market cap.”
  • I-Bankers rejoice!
  • Tim Anderson inadvertantly makes a good case of CRM/HCM

Private Equity buying Tech Companies

bignews.chef.io

Mid-roll

BONUS LINKS! Not covered in show.

What enterprise wants from Google’s cloud

  • Google, in short, needs to learn to be boring
  • according to Gartner analyst Lydia Leong: “Azure almost always loses tech evals to AWS hands-down, but guess what? They still win deals. Business isn’t tech-only.” What a weird thread that is!
  • “Greene is also tapping her VMware Rolodex, talking with big enterprise rivals like SAP SE, Microsoft and Oracle, to get more of their products into the Google cloud. That’s must-have for some large companies, which need prepackaged software from these providers to run their businesses. No Oracle or SAP products are available on Google’s cloud today. Microsoft and Oracle declined to comment, while SAP confirmed early talks.” From Jack Clark’s Bloomberg piece.

Docker, K8s and Mesos as Interoperability Targets

Meta Podcast Stuff

Apple Announcement

Recommendations

065: The High-level WTF on “Scheduling”

We spend this week talking about workload scheduling, starting with Mesos. It’s a fun ride from CONTROL-M to Lambda, along with Cloud Foundry and serverless. So get ready to beat a horse into glue. Plus, how to handle gifts for father’s day and the usual recommendations at the end.

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Father’s Day

MesosCon

  • Platform Infrastructure at Twitter: The Past, Present and – Future – Chris Pinkham, VP of Engineering, Twitter
  • Forgot to talk about this, but here are my notes from the MesosCon presentation by Twitter
  • Former Nimbula founder (Oracle acquisition), early AWS founder.
  • Twitter’s kinda big deal, maybe you’ve heard of them. Over 1000 services manage Twitter, over 1,000,000 cores.
  • http://twitter.github.io
  • Heron is a newly open-sourced replacement for Storm. Supporting all of our own code isn’t sustainable, need an open source community.
  • The Ellen Degeneres photo tweet from the 2015 Academy Awards knocked a couple of services over. 25% traffic spike, hit 255k/tweets per second. 2016 Academy Awards had 2x the traffic, no failures.
  • 30,000 node Mesos cluster (probably largest). “We don’t like being the biggest of anything, we find the edge cases.” 130,000,000 containers launched daily.
  • Some of their acquisitions were in public cloud, they don’t move them in-house. They’re actually pushing new services out to AWS where they can. Vine, TellApart, Crashlytics, MoPub, BlueFin, etc. Ad-serving is mostly in AWS.
    Users: Time Warner, Twitter (30,000 host deployment), Apple Siri.

What exactly is scheduling?

  • BMC CONTROL-M
  • Coté gets Matt to “checks out” his crudes understanding. (Spoiler: Checks out.)

Serverless, what’s the deal?

Mid-roll

BONUS LINKS!

Not covered in show:

Somebody’s using Kubernetes

  • Hear the tale!
  • Concur & Barkly Protects
  • Both shops did customizations to the codebase (AWS AZ & ELB support, Prometheus)

AWS & Australia News

Coté’s revamped Pivotal Conversations Podcast

Typosquatting Package Managers

  • Seriously messed up.
  • “In the thesis itself, several powerful methods to defend against typo squatting attacks are discussed. Therefore they are not included in this blog post.”

A Docker on every HPE Server

  • Running on HPE
  • Reference Architectures!
  • HPE 3PAR and SiteScope plugins!
  • Maybe Brandon can regale us with some history: tales of The Mercury Wars!
  • Also, some ALM stuff. Sadly, I don’t have access to the IDC reports on this, however, they’re expecting big things: “IDC’s analysis of this market resulted in worldwide agile application life-cycle management software 2014 revenue of $450.3 million, up 30.5% from the 2013 revenue of $345 million. IDC expects very strong growth for agile ALM software for the 2014–2019 time frame, with growth to $1.8 billion by 2019 and a high CAGR of 32%”
  • erry-one doin’ it! What’s up with Chef’s ALM/CD stuff? Pivotal circle of code vision, with ConcourseCI.

Recommendations

064: Residential Diaper Rash – Software Defined Talk

While Texas moistens up, we talk about the morals of rich tech folks suing journalists, the state of open source business, the history of the BI market, and how to use the Meeker decks. Check out the full show notes for links to the recommendations, conferences, and tech news items we didn’t get to cover.

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“Residential Diaper Rash”

Battling Billionaires

Making money in open source

Mid-roll

Notes from Corporate Strategy Land

Mary Meeker’s 2016 Internet Trends Report

  • Video of the presentation
  • Quartz highlights
    • Software is getting faster at eating the (ecommerce) world: “The time it takes retailers to get to $100 million in online sales is shrinking. It took Nike 14 years from the time its retail site launched, compared to nine years for Lululemon, and eight year for Under Armour.”
  • 213 slides of charts (PDF).

BONUS LINKS!

Recommendations

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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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!

BONUS LINKS!

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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With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.

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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?

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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!!!

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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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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.

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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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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

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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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  • 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.

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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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“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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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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