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100: “I’ve seen The Hot Dog more times this week than 2FA,” or, is The Hot Dog incremental innovation, or disruptive innovation?
Jul 20 • 62 min
“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’s hot…
99: Private cloud is the Reuben sandwich of clouds, or, Shafer’s Theory of (Private) Cloud
Jul 13 • 60 min
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…
98: “Do I just need some better medication?” or, advertising, antitrust, and talking to strangers
Jul 5 • 57 min
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,…
97: The novel strategy of making money, and investing to do so - Amazon + Whole Foods
Jun 29 • 63 min
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…
96: An AWS private cloud strategy, kubernetes aplenty, microservices by yaml, & detailed hot-dog creature analysis
Jun 2 • 67 min
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 what…
95: Beans, fruit, booze, bathrooms, & ChefConf
May 24 • 80 min
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 an…
94: The Donnie Berkholz Episode, “Freedom in health-care: a regular ‘heck of a job, Comey’ situation,” DevOps & security, & Canonical’s IPO ambitions
May 16 • 59 min
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…
93: Cloud Rules Everything Around Me - Red Hat, Moby, Docker CEO, and Halo Effect’ing The First Cloud Wars
May 3 • 61 min
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 us.…
92: The middle-class metallurgical people - boothing, streaming sportsball, M&As & IPOs
Apr 9 • 51 min
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…
91: Container orchestration framework names you can’t pronounce, for $500. Or, everything’s coming Up kubernetes.
Mar 30 • 54 min
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 that…
90: These strategies work really well except for when they’re totally fucked
Mar 15 • 61 min
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 will…
89: The Shit Show Matrix, or, they’re following the playbook which is basically unprofitable
Mar 8 • 66 min
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 you…
88: Docker is just cheap VMware, right?
Feb 17 • 60 min
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…
87: Snap’s cloud billions, Google’s social, Monitoring Startups considered hard, DHS wants your passwords
Feb 11 • 59 min
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…
86: Life after artisanal pork rinds (i.e. tech M&A), CostCo Down Under
Jan 30 • 61 min
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…
85: Being an analyst without being an asshole - Coté’s professional life, part 2
Jan 20 • 48 min
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;…
84: 2017 Predictions: cloud, containers, AI
Dec 21, 2016 • 67 min
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 out…
83: I think the word we object to is “DevOps”
Dec 16, 2016 • 54 min
…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 some new…
82: Attack of the two-pizza teams
Dec 8, 2016 • 57 min
…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 historic…
81: DevOpsDays Sydney 2016
Dec 7, 2016 • 46 min
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 Kromhout.
80: The case for flying Southwest and Oracle buying Dyn, and containers
Nov 28, 2016 • 45 min
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 Dyn,…
79: From a vegan, clothing optional co-op to working with banks and oil companies - Coté’s professional life, part 1
Nov 16, 2016 • 54 min
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 interviews…
78: Trump’s possible effect on tech, plus, containers
Nov 11, 2016 • 81 min
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 episode…
77: If you’re implementing pagination, you’re not doing agile.
Nov 4, 2016 • 69 min
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 management…
76: Convergental and the battle for the new stack
Oct 20, 2016 • 52 min
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…
75: “AWS and VMware are having a LAN party” or “Matt Ray’s deep story” or “some five year old gibberish”
Oct 14, 2016 • 51 min
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 hot…
74: Being a tech evangelist, with Bridget Kromhout
Oct 1, 2016 • 47 min
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…
73: “My pants are full of brisket,” Apple updates, & Oracle storms the AWS castle
Sep 22, 2016 • 59 min
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,…
BONUS: DevOpsDays DFW, with ADO and The Food Right Show
Sep 22, 2016 • 57 min
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.
72: “Oh! Scurvy! Again.”
Sep 16, 2016 • 63 min
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 feed (or…
71: Unbreakable Docker, or, elephants, er, like other elephants
Sep 2, 2016 • 75 min
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…
70: “No one wants to eat a finger-pie.”
Aug 27, 2016 • 52 min
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 above,…
69: The two types of sales dudes you meet in heaven, the IaaS MQ, and layoffs
Aug 19, 2016 • 51 min
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…
68: Too old for the buffet
Aug 5, 2016 • 49 min
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67: Fried chicken, Docker Swarm, tech journalism, or, “but that sweet @MattRay interpolation, tho.”
Jul 1, 2016 • 62 min
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 4th,…
66: I-Bankers Smokin’ L’s in the Hot-tub
Jun 17, 2016 • 62 min
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65: The High-level WTF on “Scheduling”
Jun 10, 2016 • 55 min
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64: Residential Diaper Rash
Jun 3, 2016 • 58 min
SPONSOR 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 platform?…
63: The Snack-Tracker, Uber in Austin, & Tater Salad
May 25, 2016 • 56 min
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 platform?…
62: Peak Ping Pong
May 5, 2016 • 53 min
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 OSCON,…
61: Baltimore is not the same as Annapolis. Also, they like crab there
Apr 28, 2016 • 48 min
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…