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Episode 177: "It’s going to be just as fast as Google Fiber”

1:00:42 | May 3rd

Microsoft and VMware made peace, Java goes native, Apache goes to Github and Red Hat gets a new logo. Plus, Matt Ray explains why the Internet in Australia is slow. Relevant to your interests Can Google Cloud Revenues Reach $20 Billion by 2020? M...Show More
Episode 176: This used to be something I have, now it’s something I know.

1:02:35 | Apr 26th

Airports, the challenges of the CI/CD market, authentication woes. Plus: “Why don’t you just do this.” 86.1 degrees. The cold side of the pillow. Relevant to your interests Apple Watch authentication expanding beyond unlocking your Mac in macOS...Show More
Episode 175: “I’m still not going to learn Celsius.”

1:02:43 | Apr 19th

With Matt Ray out sick, Coté and Brandon discuss what the Pentagon’s JEDI contract means for cloud vendors, PagerDuty going public and what exactly do developers need to know about Kubernetes. Plus, Coté offers parenting advice on how to handle the n...Show More
Episode 174: The multi-hybrid kubernetes cloud control plan, just in time for MOM!

1:10:46 | Apr 11th

With Matt gone, Coté & Brandon speculate wildly about Google’s multi-cloud management announcement, Anthos. They should have just read the docs, but who has time for that? Relevant to your interests A 3-year-old boy repeatedly entered the wrong pa...Show More
Episode 173: Tacos tomorrow, voice & AI are garbage

1:04:05 | Apr 5th

IBM Watson didn’t work so well in health care, maybe it was too early. Also, Chef goes full open source, with Apache 2. Meanwhile, Coté has to pay taxes in two countries. Plus: My dog’s in a cone right now. I gotta go play some video games. This i...Show More
Episode 172: The Mainframe Strangler

1:16:56 | Mar 29th

There’s a new kubernetes, Oracle lay-offs, Zoom.US, and the problem with mainframe complainers. Plus: USB-C. Fuck that shit. Don’t read the comments. Don’t throw out the executives with the bathwater. They’re using 1/24th of their ass Sometime in t...Show More
Episode 171: Tradies, plus, your Quarterly Linux Update

59:51 | Mar 22nd

Tradies, plus, your Quarterly Linux Update SUSE is independent again, so we discuss what’s up with it and its uses. Open source, when mixed with business, is back once again: Coté craves some intellectual closer. Also, Google announced some big game...Show More
Episode 170: Look what you made me do Elasticsearch

1:01:14 | Mar 15th

Look what you made me do Elasticsearch NGINX gets bought, AWS and Elasticsearch are fighting, and why are there so many tech foundations? All this and more on this week’s episode. Plus, Matt Ray tells us how he survived the Facebook outage. Relevan...Show More
Episode 169: No one gets promoted for giving free wifi to visitors

1:04:00 | Mar 9th

Nobody’s going to take it over, sorry startups! The 4 Horsemen of Configuration Management They need Java in Cincinnati. The Mongols have no wine. Coté’s going to filibuster ChefConf. Relevant to your interests Red Hat launches Operator Hub, a r...Show More
Episode 168: What executives actually want to hear

1:09:30 | Mar 1st

There’s a lot of notions about what IT executives actually want to hear in a presentation. It turns out that, like all of us, they just want to hear what they want to hear. Also, is kubernetes really a platform for building platforms, or just a platf...Show More
Episode 167: "Write this on your hand: July 9, 2019.”

1:00:25 | Feb 22nd

Google goes enterprise, Time to upgrade Win 2008, Redis changes licenses again. All this and more in this episode. Plus, Matt explains good parenting to Brandon. Relevant to your interests Google makes $13 billion worth of cloud plans for 2019 Go...Show More
Episode 166: "Not yet public cloud"

49:55 | Feb 15th

Matt makes his return! What do vendors mean by “multi-cloud” and “digital transformation.” Could Ben Thompson’s aggregation theory apply to the public cloud? We discuss all of this and offer more advice on tacos. Relevant to your interests Google ...Show More
Episode 165: Lock-in is a lie, or, paying for Java support

59:43 | Feb 7th

Should you pay for Java support? Now you get to decide! It’s more kindle for the lock-in fire. Also, some uninformed commentary on “surveillance capitalism.” Solarwinds To learn more or try the company’s DevOps products for free, visit https://sola...Show More
Episode 164: “Sorting out Feuds”

1:15:18 | Feb 1st

This week we discuss why Facebook, Google and Apple are fighting., what makes Enterprise Sales so hard and Coté explains why he misses American Food,. Relevant to your interests Confluent’s meteoric rise. Microsoft acquires another open-source co...Show More
Episode 163: 5 things Obama doesn’t want you to know about scorecards

1:15:54 | Jan 25th

Coté has a late night, mental breakdown about scorecards. Can Brandon save him? Also, kafka, Travis CI, and snow. Relevant to your interests Atlassian surpassed $1B in calendar-year revenue in 2018 Google remains the top open-source contributor to...Show More
Episode 162: The diapers.com effect, also, LTS and the mysteries of software pricing

1:04:37 | Jan 18th

Are we still on that open source licensing thing? Yes. “The most boring topic of all time.” Also, Slack's logo and long term support software monetization models: how do they work? Summary: “Diapers.com buster (AKA Amazon)” “What is someone really...Show More
Episode 161: “Dad Mode Wins”

55:52 | Jan 10th

Matt and Brandon discuss the“Non-Compete Software” movement, management changes at Chef and how Github just made everyone’s live a little easier. Plus, we offer tips for Dad’s traveling with kids. Relevant to your interests The Non-Compete Softwa...Show More
New Year's Bonus -- Jake Moilanen Interview

1:11:24 | Jan 3rd

Jake Moilanen started and sold two companies and is now joining the ranks of Venture Capital. We discuss his career, his approach to investing and he explains what it is like to bringup the Linux Kernel on a supercomputer for the first time. Connect...Show More
Holiday Bonus -- Don't call me an "evangelist"

1:21:58 | Dec 27th, 2018

Brandon interviews Coté about what it's like to be a tech evangelist. Call it "developer advocacy," "developer relations," being a "thought leader," or just a straight up hustler - it's a job that most companies in the computer industry have at least...Show More
Episode 160: “Open Source, still not a business model”

55:08 | Dec 21st, 2018

Should cloud providers be able to host open source software? Exactly, what does the Australia Assistance Act mean for employees? What is Melbourne Cup Day? We answer these questions and more. Enjoy! More on the Australia Assistance and Access Act ...Show More
Episode 159: "Cloud native is pretty simple. You just need to know Kubernetes, Prometheus, Fluentd, Jaeger, Envoy, Core DNS, Linkerd, Rook, Vitess, Etcd and Raft."

58:56 | Dec 15th, 2018

This week we recap all the news and announcements from the KubeCon Keynotes and discuss the repercussions of Australia’s new encryption-busting law. Plus, Brandon offers his review of “The Illustrated Children’s Guide to Kubernetes“ and Phippy. Rel...Show More
Episode 158: Istio is only a check box away

59:04 | Dec 8th, 2018

Istio comes to GKE, Kubernetes needs to be patched, Microsoft & Docker announce a standard and what is going on at Faceback. We talk about all this and give you some tips for your next QBR. Relevant to your interests Kubernetes' first major secur...Show More
Episode 157: Brandon takes a victory lap & Australia muthafuckers!

1:16:56 | Nov 30th, 2018

It’s AWS re:Invent. We talk about the “everything” of it, private cloud, and some RC cars. Also, what exactly is a “field CTO”? AWS Announcements AWS Launches, Previews, and Pre-Announcements at re:Invent 2018 Analytics AWS Lake Formation: Build...Show More
Episode 156: People: Google doesn’t get ‘enterprise’ and should have people who’re more enterprise focused. GOOG: Look, we just hired an enterprise focused person. People: OMG! Why did just hire an enterprise person?

1:12:12 | Nov 21st, 2018

See title. Google Cloud Diane Greene steps down as Google's cloud chief Google looks to former Oracle exec Thomas Kurian to move cloud business along Longer CNBC piece on the switch. Ray Wang: “Enterprise customers need a different level of care, ...Show More
Episode 155: Existing investments & business innovation fuel

1:21:45 | Nov 15th, 2018

Hybrid cloud and kubernetes with Cisco, and the latest beard analysis from the OpenStack community, and some spontaneous ERP and ethics of Facebook meandering - all this week in our power episode! Relevant to your interests Cisco Introduces First ...Show More
Episode 154: Singapore Sanka & tech idears

1:04:25 | Nov 11th, 2018

More consolidation in the kubernetes community, plus the X Windowing System and Canonical. Related: “I’m not waiting for an answer, I’m just going to go on.” Sponsored by SolarWinds This episode is sponsored by SolarWinds and this week SolarWinds w...Show More
Episode 153: “I have no idea, but I’ll go on,” or IBM buying Red Hat

1:25:01 | Nov 1st, 2018

IBM is buying Red Hat. Topic acquired. Sponsored by DataDog This episode is sponsored by Datadog and this week Datadog wants you to know about Watchdog. Watchdog automatically detects performance problems in your applications without any manual s...Show More
Episode 152: Who put robots in my clouds? Oracle OpenWorld

1:11:40 | Oct 24th, 2018

There’s all sorts of cloud stuff coming out of Oracle OpenWorld this week, so Brando and Coté talk about the mouth-feel of the news. Related, Amazon’s attempts to get off Oracle in Ohio, iCloud dropping out, and JEDI problems. Sponsored by SolarWind...Show More
Episode 151: Who vivisected Mr Peanut?

1:12:53 | Oct 18th, 2018

Whether you’re in the Malaysian cement industry or not, there’s something for you in this episode: serverless vs. FaaS, Docker’s funding, Crossing the Chasm revisited, and GitHub actions. Sponsored by Datadog This episode is sponsored by Datadog an...Show More
The dogs under the desk people, plus, Elastic, Cloudera/Hortonworks, and hotel loyalty programs and breakfast buffets

1:16:22 | Oct 11th, 2018

Changing the “culture” at a large company is impossibly hard, few get through it. And, it’s little wonder, you’re usually asking them to do completely irrational things. In the context of Google shutting down Google+ and a small write-up of Blockbust...Show More
Episode 149: Selling enterprise software to governments (insert funnier title here)

1:07:54 | Oct 5th, 2018

With Coté worn out from travel and confused with expenses, we talk about the unique-ish problems of selling software to government agencies. There's 6 problems they have, and three types of motivation for changing up their enterprise software. We als...Show More
Episode 148: What do these consultants do anyway?

45:37 | Sep 28th, 2018

We discuss the recent Linux controversy resulting in Linus Torvalds taking some time off, review the latest release from Chef and try to figure out how and when you should hire consultants to help with your cloud projects. Relevant to your interests...Show More
Episode 147: Strategy, the systems management company lifecycle, or, Adobe didn’t fuck it up!

1:07:30 | Sep 21st, 2018

There’s lots of monitoring and systems management M&A and funding this week, so we talk about the cycle of systems management companies. It seems like Atlassian is starting up and operations product line with the OpsGeniue acquisition, and PagerDuty ...Show More
Episode 146: The 2018 State of DevOps Report, a gander

59:34 | Sep 6th, 2018

This year’s DevOps Report, as always, great. The new sections on culture and a peek at finance are dandy. We discuss it. Relevant to your interests 2018 State of DevOps Report, DORA edition: Coté’s notes. Effective DevOps. “Thread.” (I thought i...Show More
Episode 145: Redis be like “I just stepped into a big pile of…SaaSy!”

59:56 | Aug 31st, 2018

This week, we discuss Redis’ license changing move, open source business models in general (of course), SUSE revenue, and some VMworld selections. Relevant to your interests Istio Aims To Be The Mesh Plumbing For Containerized Microservices Michae...Show More
Bonus Episode -- Interview with Dustin Kirkland from Google

1:18:10 | Aug 23rd, 2018

This is a bonus edition of Software Defined Talk. Make sure to subscribe to Software Defined Interviews for more conversations like this one. Dustin Kirkland joins us to discuss Linux, Cloud Computing and making wine. We talk about Dustin’s career ...Show More
Episode 144: GDPR, Observability, & more on the mystery of serverless, still with half-assed research

1:05:43 | Aug 17th, 2018

“That was the problem: I was always Tech Matt.” The title says it all. Sponsored by Datadog This episode is sponsored by Datadog and this week they Datadog wants you to know about Trace Search & Analytics. Trace Search & Analytics allows you to ...Show More
Episode 143: Serverless now just means “programming”

59:43 | Aug 10th, 2018

After some rumination, Coté thins that the people backing “serverless” are just wangling to make it mean “doing programming with containers on clouds.” That is, just programming. At some point, it meant an event based system hosted in public clouds (...Show More
Episode 142: Harness that peer pressure for good

59:13 | Jul 27th, 2018

"Harness that peer pressure for good” This week we cover all the important announcements from the Google Next conference including: GKE On-Prem, Knative and “serverless containers.” Plus, an important parenting discussion on tying shoes. Relevant...Show More
Episode 141: Broadcom acquiring CA, AT&T acquiring AlienVault, the mysteries of cloud native vendor product management

1:00:07 | Jul 12th, 2018

We try to discern the strategy behind two acquisitions this week: Broadcom buying CA and AT&T buying AlienVault. Seems fine. Meanwhile, you get to join conversation as we talk about how much different product management seems at cloud native vendors ...Show More
Episode 140: Meanwhile, in microchips…

59:35 | Jul 6th, 2018

For some reason, we talk about Intel. Plus, SUSE going PE and sun screen strategies for kids. Meet us in Austin Get your invite — July 11th 5:30 - Software Defined Talk - Drinks & Socializing # Important nonsense Coté wrote some stuff on complian...Show More
Episode 139: “Docker? Never heard of ‘em.”

1:05:10 | Jun 29th, 2018

Why would a company buy Docker? With “near triple digit revenue,” perhaps there’s a good business model to match the interest in free, but, in turn, why would an acquirer want to pay for free? We speculate wildly, and without spreadsheets. Also, lots...Show More
Episode 138: 8 Duffle bags, some permitted food enhancer and, GitHub goes to Redmond

52:49 | Jun 7th, 2018

GItHub got bought so we breakdown what it all means for devs and open source. Matt Ray offers expert tips on relocating your family aboard as Coté prepares to move to Amsterdam. Finally, we announced the first live in person Software Defined Talk mee...Show More
Episode 137: “I didn’t choose the Immortan Joe life-style, it chose me.”

48:11 | Jun 1st, 2018

There’s a new IaaS magic quadrant out that we finally take a look at. Plus, with some nerd-fighting in the kubernetes world, we discuss the point of all these blinking cursors. This episode brought to you by: Datadog! This episode is sponsored by D...Show More
Episode 136: That time Matt didn’t eat for 24 hours, or, #chefconf 2018

58:31 | May 25th, 2018

“Packaging,” let’s talk about it - still your beating heart, dear listeners! We discuss the news, eats, and entertainment from ChefConf and then dip into the news from the OpenStack summit. As we meander between those two we also talk about kubernete...Show More
Episode 135: Coté's magical, mystery mortgage application workflow, or, "serverless: WTAFF?!"

1:28:04 | May 18th, 2018

We discuss recent kubernetes news, London, and whatever the hell "serverless" is. If you’re lucky enough to have access, check out Hammond & Rymer’s Jan 2018 report on serverless, it’s amazingly good and helpful. This episode brought to you by: Dat...Show More
Episode 134: “Hardly enough diggities”

1:05:49 | May 11th, 2018

Conference season is upon us so we recap all the announcements from Google I/O and Microsoft Build. We also discuss the Mesosphere funding and attempt to deceiver what exactly they are doing with DC/OS. Finally, we have recommendations for Mother’s D...Show More
Episode 133: If only there was some way to automate software deploys, hopefully with yaml…?

1:12:16 | May 4th, 2018

There’s a lot of container and kubernetes news this week what with KubeCon. We discuss some highlights from there, including Google’s gVisor project, angling to make life more secure in cloud native land. We then discuss Red Hat’s Operators, Chef, an...Show More
Episode 132: Capturing dumpling juice, the Pentagon selects AWS, & Thor

1:05:17 | Apr 30th, 2018

Eating dumplings, it turns out, is more complicated than just sticking them in your dumpling hole, as Coté found out in Bangkok thanks to a Singaporean friend. We’re live-to-tape from DevOpsDays Jakarta this episode, just Coté and Matt Ray. We discus...Show More
Episode 131: How to eat (Hill Country) BBQ, plus, PE in systems management

54:22 | Apr 20th, 2018

It’s hard to be a medium sized systems management (“monitoring”) company: you either have to niche it out and exit early, or go big. With some recent funding and PE activity in that area, Brandon and Coté discuss that. Also, a detailed HOWTO on eatin...Show More
Episode 130: CROSS-OVER BONUS! Christopher Luciano on Kubernetes & Istio - Software Defined Interviews

1:29:42 | Apr 12th, 2018

Why does kubernetes even exist, why don’t existing things work just as well for it? And then what kind of applications can you run on it, at least following the original intentions. Once we sort that out, we talk about the same for Istio. We also dis...Show More
Episode 129: Amazon’s serverless strategy: what happens next will shock you!

52:14 | Apr 6th, 2018

“In Australia, I have access to all the Full House episodes.” We finally nail down Amazon’s strategy with serverless (AWS Lambda), and also go over some recent AWS announcements in the security and compliance area. Plus, Cloudflare’s new consumer DN...Show More
Episode 128: “Mark’s home, actually, it costs about the same as this”

1:06:26 | Mar 30th, 2018

Talking about Facebook this week is inescapable, so we do, but in a rant-y kind of way. We also discuss Oracle’s plans to hire 10,000 more people in Austin, Solomon Hykes leaving Docker, and the Google/Oracle case around Java’s copyright. Listener F...Show More
Episode 127: Nothing but "cold takes" on Mulesoft, Red Hat and the Facebook

46:39 | Mar 24th, 2018

We discuss Salesforce buying Mulesoft, rumors about Google buying Red Hat and provide cold takes on the Facebook crisis. Plus, Matt Ray explains why there are pictures of a giant snake, a kangaroo and dog's bottom posted on Facebook Wall. Matt Ray...Show More
Episode 126: “Broad, but an inch deep.”

52:52 | Mar 16th, 2018

This week we recap all the important events at SXSW Interactive, explain why Netflix is not going to be an enterprise cloud vendor, discuss Microsoft's decision to open source Service Fabric and recommend never ordering the Bison Ribs. Fabric Soluti...Show More
Episode 125: Kubernetes was never for developers…probably. Hold on…hrm.

1:15:06 | Mar 9th, 2018

Did developers have a major impact on the rise of kubernetes? Opinions differ, as we discuss. We also talk about what, if anything, cloud companies owe open source and strategies for picking which conferences to send talks to. Also, the longest Datad...Show More
Episode 124: “These pants are all too small,” or Dropbox and all the great public clouds

57:11 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Dropbox made $1.1bn last year, which is mind-blowing. What can we learn from the way Dropbox wiggled it’s way into so many people’s lives (11m paying users, it seems) versus competitors like Box? Well, probably a lot more than where Apple, Spotify, a...Show More
Episode 123: Mesh, Monitoring & Compliance

58:24 | Feb 22nd, 2018

This week we explain everything you need to know about monitoring and compliance. Plus, we review this history of the monolith and how it led to microservices. Forget AWS vs. Azure, it’s WholeFoods vs. H-E-B that’s what will divide families! H-E-B...Show More
Episode 122: Don’t get wasted at sales kick-off, & Coté needs to stop being so pessimistic

57:27 | Feb 15th, 2018

It’s our annual surviving sales kick-off show. There’s some exciting developments in Coté’s life on the stage and trenchant tips from Matt and Brandon (spoiler: don’t get wasted!). We also discuss the odd trend of kubernetes now actually not being fo...Show More
Episode 121: Does GDPR work? Cisco/AppDynamics, Solarwinds, & Honeycomb

28:44 | Feb 8th, 2018

Due to Coté feeling weird (and, subsequently, being diagnosed with the flu), this week you get a curated selection of our new podcast, Software Defined Interviews. There are two artisanal selected clips. First, a discussion with Jon Collins about GDP...Show More
Episode 120: RedHat buys CoreOS, Heptio DOES NOT have a distro - the kubernetes kids are over their Christmas hangovers

56:30 | Feb 5th, 2018

Red Hat buys CoreOS, 451 says the container market is worth $1.5bn now and will more than double by 2021, Heptio and Cisco put out Kubernetes distros. Also, Bezos, Buffet, and Dimon are gonna fix healthcare. 75% of IT decision-makers believe “that...Show More
Episode 119: The ethics of fur lined shoes, bi-modal IT critiques, & Amazon HQ2

1:07:39 | Jan 23rd, 2018

Amazon has narrowed down it’s search for a second headquarters to 20 cities. Is the promise of 50,000 jobs and $38bn shot into the local economy worth it? We don’t really know, of course, but we talk through some issues to consider and strategy frame...Show More
WHITE PAPER SPECIAL! Fear of FANG

1:05:06 | Jan 19th, 2018

This week, regular Software Defined Talk listeners get a free episode of our members only podcast. If you like this, sign-up to get access to these extra episodes, about every week. We do a deep reading and analysis of various types of tech content, ...Show More
Episode 118: Bad chips, garbage home IoT, & cloud spending

56:17 | Jan 17th, 2018

Sure, there’s something wrong with all those chips, but what exactly is it? More importantly, how would you exploit it and protect yourself from it. This week, we talk about All The Great Chip Problems. And we also discuss some recent IT spending and...Show More
Episode 117: Who is the CISO?

59:56 | Dec 26th, 2017

With Cotê and Matt Ray away on vacation, Brandon takes over the feed to talk all about security. Andy Land from the CISO Exec Network joins us to breakdown what CISOs are worried about and what developers should know about security.Special Guest: And...Show More
Episode 116: Predictions &co.

1:01:35 | Dec 19th, 2017

What’s going to happen in 2018? No really knows, but people love predicting things this time of year. We can’t resist it so dip out toes in the same game and review some predictions from our friends at Gartner as well. Plus, a smattering of infrastru...Show More
Episode 115: Confularity at Kublecon

49:55 | Dec 13th, 2017

We finally get to the bottom of what this kubernetes thing is and is not, thanks to guest co-host, Andrew Clay Shafer. There is no co-host shortage. Pre-roll SDT news & hype Jan 16th, first Live Recording in Austin Texas - guest co-host Tasty Meat...Show More
Episode 114: SpringOne, talking with analysts, in-browser IDEs, & dressing for SF HA-HA-BUSINESS meetings

1:03:40 | Dec 6th, 2017

It’s SpringOne Platform this week so Coté reports on the Pivotal Cloud Foundry 2.0 announcements, shipping Pivotal’s kubernetes offering, serverless, and more. We also cover the left-over news from re:Invent. We also cover clothing options for San Fr...Show More
Episode 113: All the great AWS re:Invent news

59:26 | Nov 30th, 2017

There’s no clever title this week, just straight to the point of covering the highlights of AWS re:Invent this week. They got the kubernetes now! There’s a passel of releases as well. We also discuss some other news like Meg Whitman leaving HPE (on g...Show More
Episode 112: SaaS lunches will be eaten?

49:57 | Nov 21st, 2017

With Coté away attending to family matters, Matt Ray and Brandon have a lively discussion about the origins of VMware, product strategy and preview possible AWS Re:invent announcements. We also discuss how to celebrate Thanksgiving when you are an li...Show More
Episode 111: 280 characters on PowerPoint, Product Management, & OpenStack

58:32 | Nov 9th, 2017

With Coté stuck in the tail end of polishing up a new stump speech, we discuss the magic of creating the deck and the history of PowerPoint, based on a recently published article. After slides talk and some contemplation of using Rick and Morty refer...Show More
Episode 110: s/private cloud/hybrid cloud/ig

53:38 | Nov 2nd, 2017

This week, if you can stand it, we talk about why kubernetes won (no solid conclusions are reached), the announcement around Cisco and Google, and IBM’s new private cloud stack, “IBM Cloud Private.” This week’s exegesis The Corporate Podcast, plus...Show More
Episode 109: I’m getting Kubernetes Stockholm syndrome

51:16 | Oct 20th, 2017

Docker’s now into kubernetes, being the last major vendor outside of Amazon to latch the orchestration framework into its strategy. Yup, as usual, it’s pretty much just kubernetes business yappin’. This week’s exegesis We’ll be looking at The Four ...Show More
Episode 108: FIXED! MOLLE all the dongles, DevOps snipe hunting, & Docker (claims it) cuts cost by 50%

59:14 | Oct 12th, 2017

Has everyone gone kubernetes crazy? It seems like most buyers and sellers at least want it as an option and are, if you prefer the word, capitulating to supporting it. In past weeks most all vendors - even Oracle! - have announced support and road-ma...Show More
WHITE PAPER SPECIAL! Just another kubernetes article

1:04:07 | Oct 4th, 2017

This week, we look at an article from Susan Hall at The New Stack. Susan is a solid reporter, so looking at her piece allows us to discuss the world and machination of the tech press, what it’s like to brief them, and our imagination of what it’s lik...Show More
Episode 107: Live from DevOpsDays Kansas City!

38:27 | Sep 25th, 2017

Live from DevOpsDays Kansas City! Coté moderates a panel of speakers from the event. We discuss how widely DevOps is actually practiced, mentoring and filling the tech pipeline, security, and other topics, including Kansas City BBQ. The guests: @Chl...Show More
Episode 106: Is “observability” just “instrumentation”? Or, monitoring sucks? No, you suck.

59:11 | Sep 22nd, 2017

The DevOps kids have decided to come up with a new term “observability.” We get to the bottom of the WTF barrel on what that is - it sounds like a good word-project. Also, there’s a spate of kubernetes news, as always, and some interesting acquisitio...Show More
WHITE PAPER SPECIAL! Kubernetes & container landscapes from Forrester & Gartner

1:02:02 | Sep 1st, 2017

This week we look at a recent Forrester paper, “Navigate The Kubernetes Ecosystem,” by Charlie Dai and Dave Bartoletti from June 23rd, 2017 ($499 MSRP). See Charlie’s blog post on the paper, too. Also, because we’re good boys, we added some bonus rea...Show More
Episode 105: Kubernetes Rules Everything Around Me, VMworld, Pivotal Container Service

58:20 | Aug 31st, 2017

It’s VMworld this week, so there’s fresh news from the Dell Technologies universe to sort through. VMware releases it’s SDDC on AWS scheme and Pivotal announces its container service/stack, Pivotal Container Service (PKS). We discuss both, including ...Show More
Episode 104: “When I go to the grocery store, I just buy the bananas” - Amazon/Whole Goods, J(2)EE, building your own kubernetes stack

1:03:19 | Aug 25th, 2017

Come Monday, we’ll see what full-on “digital transformation” looks like when Amazon fully owns Whole Foods. Also, Oracle is looking to move JEE to a foundation, closing out a long era of Java stewardship: how will “open source” like this work in a ma...Show More
Episode 103: AI is no longer limited by the garbage that is UNIX

57:15 | Aug 17th, 2017

AWS plods on with new capabilities, this time with an AI and enterprise app migration focus, plus, AI: is it actually a thing? We also discuss Microsoft acquiring Cycle Computing and how HPC fits into cloud, also what exactly HPC is and how you measu...Show More
Episode 102: That thermometer don’t work with my iPhone 7, also, AWS kube’ed & DevOps Thought Lordin’

56:24 | Aug 10th, 2017

At long last, Amazon joins the CNCF to work on kubernetes and container related projects. While it's not incredibly clear how strong this embrace is, it's pretty high up there. We also discuss if there's any new topics in DevOps and check-in on the a...Show More
Episode 101: Cloud is just "jigglin’ wires"

1:04:35 | Aug 3rd, 2017

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 emergen...Show More
Episode 100: “I’ve seen The Hot Dog more times this week than 2FA,” or, is The Hot Dog incremental innovation, or disruptive innovation?

1:02:33 | Jul 20th, 2017

“Which chasm is being leaped by this hot dog app?” 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...Show More
Episode 99: Private cloud is the Reuben sandwich of clouds, or, Shafer’s Theory of (Private) Cloud

1:00:28 | Jul 14th, 2017

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...Show More
Episode 98: “Do I just need some better medication?” or, advertising, antitrust, and talking to strangers

57:11 | Jul 6th, 2017

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 vacati...Show More
Episode 97: The novel strategy of making money, and investing to do so - Amazon + Whole Foods

1:03:52 | Jun 29th, 2017

Looks like we’ll be getting cheaper organic food what with Amazon buying Whole Foods. What exactly is the strategy at play here, though? Other than the obvious thing of doing online groceries, how is Amazon advantaged here such that others (like Wal-...Show More
Episode 96: An AWS private cloud strategy, kubernetes aplenty, microservices by yaml, & detailed hot-dog creature analysis

1:07:01 | Jun 2nd, 2017

The cat-nip of Mary Meeker's Internet Trends report is out this week so we discuss the highlights which leads to a sudden discussion of what an Amazon private cloud product would look like. Then, with a raft of new container related news we sort out ...Show More
Episode 95: Beans, fruit, booze, bathrooms, & ChefConf

1:20:27 | May 24th, 2017

Live-to-tape from ChefConf 2017, in Austin, we talk about what's going on in Chef land now, esp. in relation to compliance/policy and Habitat. We also discuss the Texas bathroom bill and Matt Ray's latest trip report on international travel. There's ...Show More
Episode 94: The Donnie Berkholz Episode, "Freedom in health-care: a regular 'heck of a job, Comey' situation," DevOps & security, & Canonical's IPO ambitions

59:35 | May 16th, 2017

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...Show More
Episode 93: Cloud Rules Everything Around Me - Red Hat, Moby, Docker CEO, and Halo Effect’ing The First Cloud Wars

1:01:47 | May 3rd, 2017

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 hindsight analysis of what wrong with the losers of the Cloud Wars. And, as always, recommendations from the three of...Show More
Episode 92: The middle-class metallurgical people - boothing, streaming sportsball, M&As & IPOs

51:07 | Apr 9th, 2017

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 f...Show More
Episode 91: Container orchestration framework names you can't pronounce, for $500. Or, everything’s coming Up kubernetes.

54:49 | Mar 30th, 2017

We discuss the continual rise of Kubernetes, with Amazon as seemingly the main hold-out. This leads to a not-too-painful discussion of the stat of open source, at least how companies are using it tactically. Then we close out discussing the rumor tha...Show More
Episode 90: These strategies work really well except for when they’re totally fucked

1:01:01 | Mar 15th, 2017

While it's unknown how much time you should let your kids play Minecraft, it's equally unclear at the moment who'll win the second cloud wars. Between Google, Azure, AWS, and all the others, how companies differentiate themselves and what customers w...Show More
Episode 89: The Shit Show Matrix, or, they’re following the playbook which is basically unprofitable

1:06:58 | Mar 8th, 2017

Docker’s new enterprise SKUs and, once again, the open-core model. Also: IPO mania with Snap and MuleSoft. In discussion Docker EE, we start with a discussion on how socket-based pricing may seem goofy, but all pricing schemes are pretty weird, so yo...Show More
Episode 88: Docker is just cheap VMware, right?

1:00:02 | Feb 18th, 2017

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 an...Show More
Episode 87: Snap's cloud billions, Google's social, Monitoring Startups considered hard, DHS wants your passwords

59:11 | Feb 11th, 2017

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 st...Show More
Episode 86: Life after artisanal pork rinds (i.e. tech M&A), CostCo Down Under

1:01:52 | Jan 30th, 2017

With a flurry of M&A over the past few weeks, we discuss some of the more popular ones: AppDynamics, Trello, and Apiary. These kind of buys are all about what the acquirer plans to do with the new “asset” and the financial health of the company being...Show More
Episode 85: Being an analyst without being an asshole - Coté’s professional life, part 2

48:45 | Jan 20th, 2017

In part two of Coté navel gazing, we discuss Coté’s life as an analyst and strategists. Matt Ray is off in Australia-land, so it’s just Brandon and Coté. We discuss: what IT analyst work on; working with marketers that have poor, nothing new material...Show More
Episode 84: 2017 Predictions: cloud, containers, AI

1:07:22 | Dec 21st, 2016

After speculating on GitHub’s business we throw out our 2017 predictions. We cover AWS, containers, AI, and government IT. Since holiday family time is coming up, Brandon also suggests some simple family IT help-desk tasks - like backup - and throws ...Show More
Episode 83: I think the word we object to is "DevOps"

54:22 | Dec 16th, 2016

...Statler and Waldorf talk with Fozzie ...What's the "OpsOps" of DevOps?. ...Never say you're going to spend $1bn on anything What exactly is DevOps? We dare to discuss that at first and then get into Amazon's new managed hosting offering. There's ...Show More
Episode 82: Attack of the two-pizza teams

57:10 | Dec 8th, 2016

...Eventually, someone has to clean up the leftover pizza. ...That sweet OpEx. ..."Easy to stay." Amazon came out with a slew of features last week. This week we discuss them and take some cracks at the broad, portfolio approach at AWS compared to...Show More
Episode 81: DevOpsDays Sydney 2016

46:44 | Dec 7th, 2016

It's a special interloper episode from Australia! Matt Ray guests on the Arrested DevOps show live-to-tape from DevOpsDays Sydney, along with Bridget Kromhout, Matthew Jones, Lindsay Holmwood, Mick Pollard, Katie McLaughlin.Special Guest: Bridget Kro...Show More
Episode 80: The case for flying Southwest and Oracle buying Dyn, and containers

45:37 | Nov 28th, 2016

With all the domestic, direct flight, the gang lays out the case for Southwest. Coté salivates at the prospect but is worried about sitting next to chicken cages, but there's plenty of $500 shoe sales people on board. We also discuss Oracle buying Dy...Show More
Episode 79: From a vegan, clothing optional co-op to working with banks and oil companies - Coté’s professional life, part 1

54:49 | Nov 17th, 2016

How does one go from living in a vegan, clothing option co-op working on a philosophy degree to hustling enterprise software? That's the story of Coté's career that we discuss in this episode. Matt Ray is out, getting the bills paid, so Brandon inter...Show More
Episode 78: Trump's possible effect on tech, plus, containers

1:21:21 | Nov 11th, 2016

We discuss possible effects that the Trump presidency will have on the tech world. The ideas are more or less known, but the details and whether they'd be enacted are sketchy and unreliable. Before that, of course, we talk about containers. This epi...Show More
Episode 77: If you’re implementing pagination, you’re not doing agile.

1:09:30 | Nov 4th, 2016

Is agile software development bullshit? This is what we discuss, along with a short tale of the best uber driver ever. Show Notes Follow-up Moved to fireside.fm. So, now you can just go to http://SoftwareDefinedTalk.com. No more multi back-end ma...Show More
Episode 76: Convergental and the battle for the new stack

52:51 | Oct 21st, 2016

With a new integration between Kubernetes and VMware, we once again discuss what exactly the battle of the new stack is and how companies could be angling to make money off it. Also, mole and recommendations. Listen above, subscribe to the feed (or ...Show More
Episode 75: "AWS and VMware are having a LAN party” or “Matt Ray’s deep story” or “some five year old gibberish”

51:31 | Oct 14th, 2016

Summary Big shakes in cloud land this week with VMware and AWS partnering up. Is this the hybrid cloud enterprises have been dreaming on? We also cover systems of records, Oracle, and something about Google phones. It’s a regular episode on all the ...Show More
Episode 74: Being a tech evangelist, with Bridget Kromhout

47:45 | Oct 1st, 2016

This week it’s just Coté and Bridget talking about tech evangelism, business travel, and other fascinating topics deep in the boiler room of whatever it is we do around here. Listen above, subscribe to the feed (or iTunes), or download the MP3 direc...Show More
Episode 73: “My pants are full of brisket,” Apple updates, & Oracle storms the AWS castle

59:41 | Sep 22nd, 2016

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. Listen above, s...Show More
BONUS: DevOpsDays DFW, with ADO and The Food Right Show

57:26 | Sep 22nd, 2016

At DevOpsDays DFW, Coté recorded a joint-podcast with Arrested DevOps and The Food Fight Show. Along with some local guests, we discuss the event, DevOpsDays, and computers in North Texas.
Episode 72: “Oh! Scurvy! Again.”

1:03:56 | Sep 16th, 2016

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. Listen above, subscribe to the ...Show More
Episode 71: Unbreakable Docker, or, elephants, er, like other elephants

1:15:38 | Sep 2nd, 2016

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...Show More
Episode 70: “No one wants to eat a finger-pie.”

52:42 | Aug 27th, 2016

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. Listen a...Show More
Episode 69: The two types of sales dudes you meet in heaven, the IaaS MQ, and layoffs

51:25 | Aug 19th, 2016

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 layoff...Show More
Episode 68: Too old for the buffet

49:33 | Aug 5th, 2016

SPONSOR See cote.io/promos for a full list of all the deals "mid-roll" stuff currently going on. I have a discount code for Operability.IO, September 19th and 20th in London. I hear good things about this conference; check out their talks from last...Show More
Episode 67: Fried chicken, Docker Swarm, tech journalism, or, "but that sweet @MattRay interpolation, tho."

1:02:38 | Jul 1st, 2016

SPONSOR See cote.io/promos for a full list of all the deals "mid-roll" stuff currently going on. Get $50 off DevOpsDays Minneapolis, July 20th and 21st, with the code SDT2016. I'll be getting some for Chicago and Seattle sometime too. August 1st to...Show More
Episode 66: I-Bankers Smokin' L's in the Hot-tub

1:02:53 | Jun 17th, 2016

SPONSOR See cote.io/promos for a full list of all the deals "mid-roll" stuff currently going on. Get $50 off DevOpsDays Minneapolis, July 20th and 21st, with the code SDT2016. I'll be getting some for Chicago and Seattle sometime too. Interested in...Show More
Episode 65: The High-level WTF on "Scheduling"

55:22 | Jun 10th, 2016

SPONSOR See cote.io/promos for a full list of all the deals "mid-roll" stuff currently going on. Get $50 off DevOpsDays Minneapolis, July 20th and 21st, with the code SDT2016. I’ll be getting some for Chicago and Seattle sometime too. August 1st to...Show More
Episode 64: Residential Diaper Rash

58:31 | Jun 4th, 2016

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Episode 63: The Snack-Tracker, Uber in Austin, & Tater Salad

56:07 | May 26th, 2016

SPONSORS Get $50 off DevOpsDays Minneapolis, July 20th and 21st, with the code SDT2016. I'll be getting some for Chicago and Seattle sometime too. Interested in speeding your software's cycle time, reducing release cycles, and a resilient cloud pla...Show More
Episode 62: Peak Ping Pong

53:28 | May 6th, 2016

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. SPONSOR Get 30% off...Show More
Episode 61: Baltimore is not the same as Annapolis. Also, they like crab there

48:16 | Apr 29th, 2016

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 man...Show More