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

This week’s episode is out:

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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Life after artisanal pork rinds (i.e. tech M&A), CostCo Down Under – Software Defined Talk #86

This week’s episode goes over several recent M&A deals in tech: AppDynamics, Trello, and Apiary. Plus, Matt Ray’s report from CostCo Australia. Check out the full show notes, subscribe, and/or listen below:

“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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With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.

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.

Mid-roll

  • Check out cote.io/promos for more – free books, free cloud time, etc.
  • Lead-gen free webinar with an actual, real customer talking about cloud and Pivotal Cloud Foundry. An analyst and Coté too.
  • Check out my Sep. column over on The Register, about ROI and shit for DevOps. I’m really desperate to answer this “question.” Put on some high-waders and check out the comments, leave some to go spice it up in that asylum.
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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.

BONUS LINKS! Not covered in show

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

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