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How a Leading Gambling Software Maker Staves Off Observability Chaos
Aug 22 • 42 min
Playtech describes itself as the world’s largest online gambling software supplier. It has achieved monumental growth to bolster its leading position in gaming software by largely relying on the creativity of its DevOps teams around the world. Needless to…
Eric Brewer on Why Envoy and Istio are the Future of Networking
Aug 21 • 29 min
For this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined by Dr. Eric Brewer, Google Fellow and VP of Infrastructure at Google where he’s the architect of Cloud Native systems at massive scale. He’s also been a Computer Science Professor at UC…
GitLab’s CD Journey Without Kubernetes
Aug 20 • 25 min
GitLab has been very busy recently expanding on its leading software repository manager for DevOps to underpin its customers’ continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) efforts. GitLab is also a very transparent company and actively communicates…
Accessibility as an Essential Part of the Inclusive Developer Experience
Aug 13 • 28 min
We’ve written some about accessibility in terms of building apps and websites — although there’s always more to learn and do — but what about accessibility and inclusion in the developer world? How can you best serve your full customer base when your…
Splice Machine Allows Businesses to Modernize AND Keep Customized Programs
Aug 12 • 36 min
Splice Machine brings SQL Back, said Monte Zweben, CEO at Splice Machine, but with a spectacular twist. It’s common for data infrastructure to reside on three separate platforms: transactional databases, data warehouses, and the recently-added machine…
TC Sessions Preview: Why Software is the New 5-Year Growth Plan for the Enterprise
Aug 8 • 52 min
It’s just easier — a greenfield startup founder picks and chooses the best technology platforms and software development tools that best serve the needs of the business model. For organizations with years of legacy software in place, the digital journey…
How Graph Databases are Changing Our Relationships with Data
Aug 7 • 44 min
What does Justin Bieber have to do with our relationships to, well, anything? If nothing else, his staggering 105.8 million followers on Twitter (at the time of this conversation) is a real challenge for data scientists. If you wanted to know how The…
Intel’s AI4Good: Good News for a Change
Jul 31 • 26 min
“There’s so much passion for using AI in ways that are beneficial,” Anna Bethke, Head of AI4 Social Good at Intel’s AI Products Group. And she wanted to make it easier for others to get involved. Bethke’s team partners with companies and social justice…
What the Paradigmatic Shift in Machine Learning Means for DevOps
Jul 30 • 38 min
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have been under study for years. But what is new is the tremendous impact and overlap AI and ML are now having on application development. Among the benefits, we will continue to see applications…
Cloud Foundry Sees Challenges Worldwide, Exciting Differences in China
Jul 29 • 29 min
The Cloud Foundry Foundation may have faced some skepticism at the outset a few years ago, but it has since more lived up to its reputation as a as a principle hub for creating and leveraging open source software on the cloud. In many respects, Cloud…
Can the Tech Industry Curb Climate Change and Inequality?
Jul 25 • 37 min
Inequality is growing. The climate crisis and global heating will only serve to increase this great human divide. All the while, technology is a huge contributor to both of these problems — from the massive carbon footprint and wasted electricity of data…
How A China-Based Bare Metal Provider Solved a Problem with Open Source
Jul 24 • 22 min
Kubernetes continues to spread across the cloud and to on premise and bare metal server environments — and with the wider scale adoption often comes growing pains. Specific to bare metal, for example, Kubernetes platforms lack viable load balancing…
The Evolution of the Site Reliability Engineer
Jul 23 • 29 min
This episode of The New Stack Makers podcast talks to two Digital Ocean alumni and co-chairs of SREcon 2020 Americas who have had two very different journeys that led them to become one of the most wanted roles in tech — site reliability engineers. As the…
How PingCAP’s TikV Is Set to Process Transactions from China’s 800 Million Internet Shoppers
Jul 17 • 28 min
It wasn’t that long ago when Kevin Xu, general manager of global strategy and operations at PingCAP, remembers walking into what he described as a “dark and dingy” basement at an internet cafe to play World of Warcraft and eat noodles in his native China.…
Want Career Stability? Look to Infrastructure, says Tameika Reed, founder of Women in Linux
Jul 15 • 29 min
In today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined by Tameika Reed, whose day gig is as a Senior Infrastructure Engineer at EXPANSIA, a company providing full spectrum services for IT migration and integration. After 16 years in…
OpenFaaS Creator on the Success of Open Source’s Community-Funding Model
Jul 11 • 34 min
In this latest episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, we sit down with Alex Ellis, creator of OpenFaaS, to discuss the latest update to his open source serverless platform, what this new concept “Serverless 2.0” means, and the difficulties of supporting…
The Continuous Delivery Foundation Gets a Reality Check
Jul 10 • 56 min
The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) was created to help introduce processes, standards and other support and stewardship for DevOps teams that now face what some say is the Wild West of open source tools and platforms for deployments on Jenkins and…
What Makes Docker So Important
Jul 8 • 25 min
In this episode of The New Stack Makers, host Jack Wallen chats with two members of the Docker staff, engineer Christopher Crone and marketing specialist Jim Armstrong, about certain best practices (for both developers and enterprise users) when using…
Leadership in the Open Source Community
Jul 5 • 17 min
When asked what makes a solid leader in today’s open source communities, the answer often varies depending on who you ask. In this podcast hosted by TNS Podcast Producer Kiran Oliver, the topic of leadership expanded beyond the basic, “What makes for a…
How to Build Open Source Sustainability
Jul 3 • 29 min
What takes an open source project from a hobby to international codebase that the world’s top companies rely on? How do you balance the wishes of the individual, creative contributor with that of corporate-backed finance and governance? How do you make…
A Google Product Manager on Where Your Container Security Begins and Ends
Jun 28 • 30 min
One can reasonably assume container security will undergo many changes in the near term, especially considering the recent widely publicized security breaches (not to mention the ones we do not already know about). But Maya Kaczorowski, a Google product…
Kubernetes Co-Founders Field Hard Questions on Kubernetes’ Past, Present and Future
Jun 27 • 30 min
Kubernetes is not everything for everybody, as DevOps teams know. And while Kubernetes can, of course, offer amazing power- and resource-savings and computing-performance advantages, the platform has also seen its share of controversy, such as during the…
Making Kafka Cloud Native
Jun 26 • 21 min
In this episode of The New Stake Makers, TC Currie is joined by Neha Narkhede, CTO and Co-founder of Confluent and one of the co-creators of Apache Kafka. Narkhede has a passion for streaming data, and for the pasNeha Narkhede, CTO of Confluent and one of…
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s Technical Oversight Committee
Jun 25 • 30 min
Kubernetes, Prometheus, Envoy, containerd … The list of projects managed by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation is quite extensive, and growing by the month it seems. But how does the CNCF manage its expansive collection of open source cloud native…
Best Practices Across the DevSecOps Lifecycle
Jun 24 • 23 min
DevOps has been with us for several years now, and is becoming increasingly entrenched within the enterprise. Yet the speed and elevation that the practice offers can be at odds with an organization’s security posture, which ensures that systems have no…
Why Your Organization Cannot Live on Git Alone
Jun 21 • 26 min
The creation of Git by the principal developer behind the Linux kernel Linus Torvalds certainly qualified as a stroke of genius. But while Junio Hamano continues to do an excellent job of maintaining open source Git, organizations looking to make the jump…
How Service Meshes and Kubernetes Will Close Gap Between Speed and Security
Jun 20 • 23 min
We want to move fast — that’s what agile software development and DevOps is all about — but how do we move fast without sacrificing security? Are we mistaking availability for security? This dichotomy and the challenge of security management has only…
Rebuilding AI Toward a Feminist Alexa
Jun 19 • 28 min
Why is it every time I’m yelling at self-checkout tills or rolling my eyes at task-based AI, it’s always by-default a female voice annoying me? Is that my internal bias against fellow women? Or is it just that I’m frustrated with the beginnings of tech,…
How Two High-Performance Computing Projects Got a Boost on Cloud Native
Jun 18 • 37 min
Building a simulation of the human heart. Pooling and crunching data from public transportation and other sources from around the world to determine travel distances and times. These are two projects Alfonso Santiago, researcher at the Barcelona…
CNCF, Docker Say They Are (Even More) Serious About Security
Jun 17 • 30 min
The fact that cloud native and container exploits are becoming more attractive targets for attackers as they grow in popularity is obvious. But as of late, some gaping security holes in both platforms have sparked even greater causes for concern. To wit,…
Pulumi CEO Cuts Through the Chafe, Describes Your Real Relationship with Kubernetes
Jun 14 • 25 min
During a podcast Alex Williams, founder and editor in chief of The New Stack hosted during the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon conference in Barcelona in May, Pulumi CEO Joe Duffy was on hand to discuss just what Pulumi does. He articulated how it serves as a…
Container Security, Unverified Images, and Docker Vulnerabilities
Jun 12 • 27 min
Containers have only recently started to go mainstream as an important part of continuous integration and delivery (CICD). This is great for developer autonomy and individual ownership, but what about security? While Docker and Kubernetes have been the…
Corporate Open Source and the Grassroots Success of DevOps Days
Jun 11 • 37 min
How have open source communities changed over the years? Two decades ago, there were many open source projects, yet much of the code used in business still came from vendors. Those days, most all of the infrastructure — from the network stack to log…
Tips for Installing a Service Mesh: Start with the Pain
Jun 10 • 27 min
On this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined by Zack Butcher, who has long been involved in and advocating for cloud engineering. He’s a founding engineer at Tetrate, and was an engineer on the Istio team at Google. She caught up with…
Microsoft’s Chloe Condon On all Things Developer Advocacy
Jun 7 • 39 min
What is developer advocacy? Why is it so popular now? We sat down with Microsoft’s Chloe Condon on this episode of The New Stack Makers to answer these, as well as how to add a touch of drama into your corporate tech job. Condon says that maybe job titles…
How One of The Netherlands’ Largest Banks Got CI/CD
Jun 4 • 30 min
Wiebe de Roos, a CI/CD consultant and engineer for ABN Amro, one of The Netherlands largest banks with over 22,000 employees, joined the company when the bank was beginning its shift to CI/CD through its DevOps as well as DevSecOps. The reasons management…
Oracle’s Vision of the Role of an SRE Today and Tomorrow
Jun 3 • 27 min
The role of the SRE in DevOps has become that much more crucial as software development covers that much more ground than in the past. Since becoming part of DevOps, SREs have been required to play a very active part throughout the production pipeline…
Why Open Source Developers Should Not Miss OSCON
May 31 • 25 min
O’Reilly’s OSCON’s scope this year will remain true to its seminal roots this year as one of the most far-reaching and comprehensive open source conferences of the year, its organizers say. Held July 15-18, 2019 in Portland, OR; OSCON, co-program chair…
What’s Next for Service Meshes
May 29 • 34 min
Service meshes have emerged as not just as something nice to have, but today, as a quintessential must-have for microservices and Kubernetes management. Given the enormous complexity of these environments, service mesh infrastructure layers offer the…
Serverless, API Gateways and Challenges in Today’s Cloud Native World
May 28 • 30 min
New services and tools continue to emerge for cloud native deployments, vying for a place among what is already an immensely complex web of choices. During a podcast hosted by Alex Williams, founder and editor in chief of The New Stack, at KubeCon +…
A Conversation with the Co-Founder of WordPress on the Importance of Open Source
May 20 • 20 min
How was WordPress created? (That’s WordPress.org, the open-source content management system, not WordPress.com, the for-profit hosting platform by Automattic.)At the end of 2002, b2/cafelog or simply B2, an open-source Web news and blogging tool, which…
Larry Peterson Identifies How Service Mesh can Help Telcos as They Move into Microservices
May 14 • 28 min
In this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined with industry veteran Larry Peterson, now CTO of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. Listeners might recognize his name as co-author of the…
Building the Woke Web: Accessibility and Social Justice in Software Development
May 13 • 10 min
When we talk about accessibility on the Web, we often talk about can someone who is visually or dextrously impaired, but that’s not the only bit of it. While meeting these legal accessibility requirements is important, we can’t forget that the Web has…
How Empathy Will Make You a Better Developer
May 8 • 23 min
Atticus Finch, the wise country father and country lawyer literary character, in Harper Lee’s classic “To Kill a Mockingbird”, communicated one of the more timeless and poignant descriptions of what empathy means. Understanding another person’s point of…
Real Steps to Take to Go Beyond DevSecOps as a Concept
May 6 • 19 min
Those working in the developer and DevOps space have invariably heard of DevSecOps and, at the very least, know how it plays a critical role in the software delivery pipeline. But every organization is different and the tools and mechanisms for software…
One SRE’s Journey When Cloud Infrastructures Became What They are Today
May 1 • 41 min
InfluxData is a sponsor of The New Stack. When Gianluca Arbezzano, now a site reliability engineer (SRE) for InfluxData, first approached Chris Churilo, director of product marketing, over two years ago, what an SRE was and did was a largely nebulous…
A Pivotal Craftsperson on Software Development Today
Apr 30 • 40 min
Pivotal’s Corey Innis’ job function, on paper at least, falls under the traditional category of software developer or engineer. Indeed, their “official” business title is staff software engineer at Pivotal. But instead, Innis says they have claimed…
How Cloud Foundry Has Cast its Net Wide
Apr 29 • 20 min
Dieu Cao, director of product management at Pivotal Software, and the chair for the Cloud Foundry project management committee (PMC), says she was “at the right place at the right time” when her involvement with Cloud Foundry began. She had been directly…
Ramin Keene of Fuzzbox on Experimenting in Production
Apr 24 • 27 min
On this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined by Ramin Keene, CEO & Founder, Fuzzbox a brand new company that makes it safe to experiment in production. She caught up with him at the LaunchDarkly Trajectory convention in Oakland, California…
A Brief History of GraphQL with Lee Byron
Apr 23 • 30 min
On this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined by Lee Byron, the developer of GraphQL at Facebook and now manager of the web engineering team at the investment app Robinhood. He also is a founder of the GraphQL Foundation, a neutral place…
The Evolution Of APIs: Past And Present
Apr 22 • 20 min
APIs have certainly evolved beyond the first application programming interfaces (APIs) of the late 1960s to become the focal point of software development today. But during the past three to four years, APIs have also evolved to become fully integrated…
Cloud Foundry’s CTO on What Partnerships Mean Today for Open Source
Apr 18 • 23 min
“Building bridges” and forging partnerships,” at face value, might seem like marketing speak. But put into context, these concepts can mean a lot. To wit, during a podcast hosted by The New Stack’s Joab Jackson, managing editor, at the Cloud Foundry…
How Service Meshes Found a Former Space Dust Researcher
Apr 16 • 33 min
Very early in his career as a student, Andrew Jenkins was studying space dust and other payloads for the U.S. Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics as part of a NASA contract. It was there while working on communication protocols “almost from the…
Cloud Foundry Summit’s Theme of Interoperability and Eirini
Apr 15 • 25 min
A major theme at Cloud Foundry Summit North America earlier this month in Philadelphia was interoperability and its importance to Cloud Foundry — as the core functional tests validating Cloud Foundry Application Runtime releases for Project Eirini begin.…
Machine Learning AI Finds its Place in the Production Pipeline
Apr 10 • 37 min
Machine learning-aided artificial intelligence (AI) might one day be able to eventually emulate the intelligence of hundreds or even thousands of human brains simultaneously, in such a way that human input would be obsolete throughout the software…
Defensive Strategies for Your Stack
Apr 9 • 28 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined by Sean Armstrong, VP of Products at AppNeta, a SaaS company providing actionable, end-to-end network performance monitoring for their customers. “The performance of your application,”…
Why Containers Are Sweet Targets for Ransomware Attacks
Apr 4 • 21 min
Ransomware and other attacks are becoming increasingly common, as black hats discover how cloud native and other newer platforms can serve as softish targets. With the recently revealed Docker runtime exploit as an example of what can go terribly wrong,…
How to Begin Your Journey as a Contributor to the Linux Kernel
Apr 2 • 21 min
It is safe to assume that contributing patches and updates to the Linux kernel is something beneficial to do — regardless of what you do or where you are in your career. For some, it might just be a diversion from their lives as a full-time software…
What 200 Software Developers Had to Say about ‘Remaking the World’
Apr 1 • 41 min
If you are working in software development on any level, you are invariably part of a collective effort that is having an unprecedented impact on society today — whether you realize it or not. It is sometimes easy to forget that the underlying…
What Could Have Gone Wrong Before containerd
Mar 26 • 18 min
Things could have gone horribly wrong. Docker was already the de facto standard when Kubernetes adoption was starting to begin. Docker was also backing its own Swarm orchestrator. The need for an industry standard for container runtime was apparent. This…
The Certainties About Your Job as an SRE
Mar 25 • 31 min
Site reliability engineers (SREs) are tightly woven into DevOps today. They also provide a changing and critical role in deployments on cloud native platforms and microservices deployments. But as a job description and function, an SRE position and role…
‘Genius Can Be Found Anywhere,’ Techtonic Group’s Heather Terenzio Explains
Mar 20 • 25 min
In this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined today by Heather Terenzio, cofounder and CEO of Boulder-based Techtonic Group, which was named “2017 Innovative Company of the Year” by the Colorado Legislature for their unique, outsourced…
Unlocking the Value of AI at Scale, with Jack Norris, SVP at MapR
Mar 19 • 27 min
“It’s not who has the most data who wins, it’s who is able to act most quickly,” said Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR. “Its about the data agility, being able to see what the data is telling you and being able to act…
The Great Security Shift to the Left
Mar 13 • 25 min
An organization may have made the great leap of integrating previously siloed teams in its software development and deployment processes by adopting DevOps practices. And for some security teams, while that scenario may even be the case, security code…
CI/CD Gets Standardization and Governance
Mar 12 • 22 min
Kubernetes, microservices and the advent of cloud native deployments have created a Renaissance era in computing. As developers write and deploy code as part of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) production processes, an explosion of…
Twistlock Brings Container-Native Security to VMs
Mar 5 • 24 min
Many traditional security software providers have followed the gold rush to offer solutions for cloud native deployments. But finding a vendor that both meets the technology challenges associated with Kubernetes and microservices and offers a good fit for…
Removing What You Hate from Software Development
Mar 4 • 28 min
You likely know you are in a great place if you are a software developer these days. The explosion of opportunities is largely based on the premise that practically any competitive organization today, regardless of what it does, is a software company that…
Dr. Ayesha Khanna, CEO and founder of ADDO.ai on Alleviating the Fear of AI
Feb 27 • 29 min
In this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined by Dr. Ayesha Khanna, Co-Founder and CEO of ADDO AI, an artificial intelligence solutions firm and incubator. Forbes named her one of south east Asia’s groundbreaking female entrepreneurs. She…
Masha Sedova Explains how Elevate Security’s game Hacker’s Mind Teaches Security
Feb 25 • 27 min
Joining TC Currie for this episode of The New Stack Makers is Masha Sedova, co-founder and CPO of Elevate Security, one of this year’s winner of CloudNOW’s Top Women in Cloud Innovation award, and creator of the game Hacker’s Mind. “It doesn’t matter what…
War Stories About Edge Computing on Kubernetes
Feb 21 • 22 min
Edge computing on Kubernetes is emerging as a powerful way to share, distribute and manage data on a massive scale in ways that cloud or on-premise deployments cannot necessarily provide. Libby Clark, editorial director of The New Stack, hosted a podcast…
How ‘Secure’ Your Cloud Native Can Be
Feb 20 • 32 min
Security for cloud-native deployments can certainly vary, depending on the organization, as well as different project groups. Serving as a guidepost, Working Group: Secure Access for Everyone (SAFE) was created to facilitate ”collaboration to discover and…
Explaining Explainable AI: Camille Eddy on Looking into the Black Box
Feb 18 • 24 min
In this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie chats with Camille Eddy, whose interest in Explainable AI (XAI) started during an internship on advanced robotics at Hewlett Packard. It’s also where she became concerned about the effect of the lack of…
The Changing Face of APM
Feb 15 • 34 min
Are you simply “monitoring” your application or have you graduated, as some may imply, to “observability”? Is “observability” actually the evolutionary successor to “monitoring”, or is it merely a rebranding of nomenclature? And how has monitoring (or…
Plastic SCM Mergebots: Version Control for CI/CD
Feb 14 • 31 min
In this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, we speak with Pablo Santos, chief engineer of Plastic SCM, a company he founded in 2005, just before the tech explosion that gave us Git, GitHub, Dropbox, and, lest we forget, the iPhone. In many ways,…
Eliminate the Stress of Deployment with LaunchDarkly’s Feature Flags
Feb 11 • 29 min
Edith Harbaugh is CEO and co-founder of LaunchDarkly. The company provides feature flagging for CI/CD pipelines and currently serves 100 billion features a day. She’s the c0-host of a podcast covering software trends called To Be Continuous, a sponsor of…
Conquering the Terror of Cloud Native Monitoring
Feb 7 • 26 min
One of the biggest concerns when deploying at scale is knowing whether your organization will be ready to effectively monitor what is not working, as well as being able to detect problem areas before they begin to cause real pain. As organizations begin…
What Open Source Really Means Today
Feb 6 • 25 min
The state of open source over the course of the past few decades has certainly changed. But IBM”s purchase of Red Hat and the evolution of service-oriented business models that have emerged more recent]y not withstanding, open source’s original spirit of…
The Must-Haves for Making the Cloud Native Shift
Feb 5 • 31 min
The IT industry’s collective shift to cloud native remains, amid the hype, in the early stages. While among those organizations that have made the jump, the need to find the right tools to untangle the enormous complexity involved becomes immediately —…
Cloud Native DevOps with JenkinsX
Feb 4 • 33 min
The road to streamlining CI/CD through DevOps in the shift to cloud native is hard — and can be fraught with peril. That, of course, is the challenge — while the potential rewards are significant, indeed. Automating all of that (an essential part of…
Filling in the Dev and Ops Gap in Cloud Native Deployments
Feb 1 • 31 min
It’s great being a developer these days considering, among other things, the tremendous opportunities on offer in the cloud native space. But the race to get there when deploying code and applications can be, of course, fraught with challenges. Among them…
IT is Dead. Long Live IT says Nutanix CIO Wendy Pfeiffer
Jan 31 • 29 min
Wendy Pfeiffer routinely lands on the “most powerful women in tech” lists, and is currently CIO of Nutanix. The cloud provider lets enterprise companies create a hybrid cloud environment, allowing workloads to be run across public and private clouds,…
A Day in The Life of a Star Rancher Developer
Jan 30 • 38 min
What becomes very apparent when speaking with Rajashree Mandaogane, a software engineer for Rancher, is that she really enjoys coding and software development. While whether developers find their work “fun” or not is important and how much the fun factor…
Tom O’Neill of Periscope Data on What Data Scientists Do and Why You Care
Jan 29 • 26 min
In this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie is joined by Tom O’Neill, co-founder and CTO of Periscope Data, who is responsible for overseeing the technology vision for the company. Periscope Data is a super fast platform for modern data teams.…
CNCF’s Director Of Ecosystem On Her Life Before And After Google
Jan 28 • 25 min
Cheryl Hung, director of ecosystem, Cloud Native Computing Foundation CNCF, was already intent on working for Google as a young teenager. It was “a cool startup,” Hung said, where it seemed everyone wanted to work, with all kinds of fun and perks —…
How Raygun Co-Founder and CEO Spun Gold Out of Monitoring Agony
Jan 25 • 36 min
One of the first things John-Daniel Trask, co-founder and CEO at Raygun, noticed when he began to develop software was how painstaking it was to figure out what was wrong with the code. Initial error alerts, he created, were done by email. Much came down…
An Unconventional Path From Liberal Arts To Shaping DevOps
Jan 24 • 26 min
Priyanka Sharma, director of alliances, GitLab and a member of the governing board of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), is certainly an example of someone who hails from what she says was a “very unconventional entry into technology.” The end…
A Manifesto For ‘Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants’
Jan 23 • 40 min
Software developers have been doing it all wrong — or maybe not, depending on whom you talk to. But at the very least, DevOps and CI/CD represent relatively new practices in computing that will continue to help organizations reap huge benefits as they…
How Open Source Developers Wanted To Make Harbor ‘The Best Registry For Kubernetes’
Jan 22 • 30 min
Tracking and managing registries poses obvious challenges for organizations today. But as containers and Kubernetes enter the fray, the task gets that much more harder, given containers’ porous nature, among things. Up-and-coming Harbor is one purported…
Why You Really Can (and Should) Be A Kubernetes Mentor
Jan 21 • 23 min
Mentoring is a quintessential element for career advancement in the community, as teaching and helping to hone talent serve as a major contribution in the software development industry. Mentorships as way to boost contributions to Kubernetes is a case in…
Accenture: DevOps Will Be Moot in 5 Years
Jan 18 • 31 min
The public discussion of DevOps as a movement empowering organizations to encourage collaboration between IT departments in order to enable automation and expedite business objectives, will have subdued in five years’ time, and probably well earlier. This…
Portworx’ CTO on Disaster Recovery and Backup Complexities in Today’s Multi-Cloud World
Jan 16 • 29 min
The number of available options for application deployments and maintenance, whether on on-premise or in cloud environments, spells great opportunities. But as microservices, Kubernetes serverless platforms and other options are thrown into the mix,…
Squashing Inclusivity Bugs in Open Source: Dr. Anita Sarma Shares Her Research
Jan 15 • 29 min
For this episode of The New Stack Makers, Dr. Anita Sarma, Associate Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Orgeon State University, joins TC Currie to talk about her recent research on how to…
Open Source Activists From CNCF, The Rook Project And VMware’s Cloud PKS Tell Their Stories
Jan 14 • 34 min
The sheer size of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2018 in Shanghai drawing an estimated 8,000 attendees attests to how the open source movement is both mainstream and plays a key role in software development today. The thousands of attendees also reflect the…
Cloud Native Implications For Security And Twistlock 18.11
Jan 11 • 25 min
Cloud native architectures require a new approach to security. The cloud native stack doesn’t communicate in the predictable and tightly coupled way that stratified frontend, middleware and backend layers provide. Applications composed of microservices…
Two CEOs Describe What The Cloud Really Offers Them
Jan 10 • 34 min
Organizations will obviously make hard decisions first about why it might make sense for them to makes the jump to the cloud — especially when porting data and infrastructure to a microservices and Kubernetes environments. Famous use-case scenarios aside,…
Fluentd’s Role As A Data Collector In Today’s Cloud Native World
Jan 9 • 24 min
Open source Fluentd has emerged as an open source data collector for massive amounts of log data from often many different sources — in a way that is especially useful for cloud native deployments on Kubernetes. As one of the developers, Eduardo Silva,…
T-Mobile Web Backend: Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, and Portworx for Flexible Storage.mp3
Jan 8 • 35 min
T-Mobile knows a thing or two about how waves of traffic can put a strain on a e-commerce website. At least twice a year its site gets inundated by customers and potential customers — In October each year when the new phones are released, and again in…
Ted Dunning talks AI & Analytics in Production
Jan 7 • 32 min
While there are only a few companies using AI in production, it’s certainly where the future lies. In this wide-ranging episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie talks with Ted Dunning, Chief Application Architect at MapR and author, along with Ellen…
A University Researcher, Oracle On Why Serverless Matters
Jan 4 • 33 min
Serverless continues to mean different things for different people — but many users and proponents have very solid examples of how and why it works for them. Christopher Woods, research software engineer, at the University of Bristol, is a case in point.…
Why Bloomberg Bet Its Data On Kubernetes
Dec 28, 2018 • 31 min
Bloomberg owes its success in maintaining its status as a financial information and data giant over the past few decades thanks largely to technology. After its creation in 1981 when Bloomberg shortly thereafter became synonymous with the large computer…
Google’s Kelsey Hightower Dissects Serverless Hype And Hope
Dec 27, 2018 • 31 min
Serverless adoption is exploding — but what the platform is and how it might be able to help your organization depends on a lot of factors. “Breaking down the word ‘serverless,’ for a lot of people, means almost whatever you want it to mean these days,”…
How A Project Graduates From The CNCF
Dec 26, 2018 • 31 min
Originally created by ride-hailing firm Lyft over three years ago, Envoy serves as a network proxy geared for microservice service mesh architectures and was open sourced about two and a half years ago. About a year after Envoy 1.0’s release, Envoy…
Oracle: Containers Work Really Well with Lifecycle Management
Dec 19, 2018 • 33 min
Lifecycle management can certainly help to address the often enormous complexities of cloud deployments. Among the challenges it can help to overcome, lifecycle management can offer monitoring, deployment and maintenance capabilities across single- or…
DevOps Power Panel: Can DevOps Apply to Everyone?
Dec 18, 2018 • 55 min
It remains a fact that most enterprises do not retain their own software developers. Indeed, there are major institutions today whose IT operations leaders have never actually met the people who wrote their software, or know whether they’re still alive.…
It Was Ugly, But Rancher Fought Back
Dec 17, 2018 • 24 min
The trouble CVE-2018-1002105 began to cause for Rancher, as well as the Kubernetes community, started a couple of years ago, long before it became public earlier this month. In Rancher’s case, users were already complaining about mysterious error messages…
Buoyant CEO on Linkerd’s Origins During Twitter’s Heady Early Days
Dec 12, 2018 • 28 min
It wasn’t that long ago when deploying massive-scale projects to the cloud meant largely creating the underlying infrastructure to make the migration from scratch. This reinventing the wheel-like gargantuan task is what Twitter software engineers…
Couchbase’s Ravi Mayuram on the Future of Databases
Dec 11, 2018 • 28 min
We’re moving beyond the idea that every company is a software company, said Ravi Mayuram, Senior Vice President of Engineering and CTO of Couchbase. “Now every company is a data company.” The Couchbase data platform is a unique NoSQL Engagement database,…
Is Salesforce Really Talking about a ‘DevOps Transition?’
Dec 10, 2018 • 25 min
The concept of business transition is so synonymous with Salesforce that a Google search for both phrases will automatically omit one phrase as being superfluous. So it will come as an absolute shock to perhaps several of our readers that Salesforce finds…
FoundationDB’s Legacy Continues with New Improvements
Dec 6, 2018 • 33 min
Alex Williams, founder and editor-in-chief of The New Stack, recently spoke with Ashish Motivala from Snowflake Computing and Clement Pang from VMware who are also committee members for the FoundationDB Summit. They described FoundationDB’s history and…
Two Transitions Make ‘Cloud Native DevOps’ a Challenge
Dec 5, 2018 • 27 min
DevOps, as any successful practitioner will tell you, involves deciding which processes in your organization are worth standardizing, and bringing software developers and IT operators together to work to automate them. When a company is making a strategic…
Portworx CTO Gou Rao: PX 2.0 Followed the ‘Big Shift’ to the Cloud
Dec 4, 2018 • 29 min
It is certainly well known how Kubernetes and microservices can offer organizations unapparelled opportunities in agility, speed to deployment, resource savings and other advantages — but harnessing this power can be a difficult, especially when moving to…
Two Thought Leaders on Open Source Past, Present and Future
Dec 3, 2018 • 54 min
Open source software has taken new and exciting directions since the early days when collaboration and sharing source code was first introduced a few decades ago. Whether or not the original spirit of the free software movement has been maintained or not…
Former Google Engineer Helps Make China Become A ‘Cashless Society’
Nov 29, 2018 • 28 min
Ant Financial, a spinoff from Alipay of China search engine giant Alibaba, offers credit card payment and financial services at scale in a country whose population is 1.4 billion, as well as to consumers worldwide. Zhengyu He, head of systems engineering…
Kubeflow Co-Founder: Machine Learning Workflows On Kubernetes Can Be Simple
Nov 28, 2018 • 32 min
Machine learning (ML) should have a profound effect on many facets of our lives in the future, from self-driving cars and trucks to utility grid management. As artificial intelligence (AI) engineers and data scientists develop advanced systems based on…
Security’s Case Against ‘Cloud-Native DevOps’
Nov 27, 2018 • 24 min
The whole point of the movement-within-a-movement that Utsav Sanghani, Senior Product Manager for Desktop and AppDev Security for code security platform provider Synopsys, calls “DevSecOps,” is to engage information security professionals in the task of…
Why Kubernetes Makes Lyft Rides What They Are Today
Nov 26, 2018 • 24 min
Ride-sharing firm Lyft will continue to rely heavily in Kubernetes and microservices platforms in the race to offer mobility solutions that should eventually include AI-piloted cars in the very near future. This was a key point Vicki Cheung, engineering…
What Tech Can Learn From The Fashion Industry
Nov 23, 2018 • 15 min
Software will likely continue to underpin advances in tech throughout the indefinite future, especially as artificial intelligence, machine learning and other technologies begin to have a direct influence on new stack development. But the very…
Telus Takes First Step Toward AI/ML with IT Automation
Nov 22, 2018 • 27 min
In the telecommunications industry, the level of manual labor involved in maintaining large and complex applications at scale on a traditional software architecture has become untenable. In an effort to avoid costly service outages, system administrators…
Kubernetes Co-Creator Brendan Burns On What Comes Next
Nov 21, 2018 • 24 min
Like so many milestones that were achieve in the history of computing, creators and inventors rarely had eureka moments, but instead, found a very practical way to solve a problem. The creation of Kubernetes is but another example of something very big…
Caicloud COO And CEO On The New Age Of AI Programming
Nov 20, 2018 • 28 min
The programming languages and platforms of tomorrow when code for machine learning and artificial intelligence code become as common as writing java scripts are just beginning. They should also be Kubernetes and cloud-native-centric, according to to…
TriggerMesh Serverless Startup and OpenStack Summit Berlin
Nov 16, 2018 • 37 min
Welcome to The New Stack Context, a weekly podcast discussing the latest news around at-scale application development and management. For this week’s episode, we discuss the latest developments in serverless computing, with Sebastien Goasguen who this…
A Software Engineer VP Learned She Loved Coding On A BBC Microcomputer
Nov 15, 2018 • 23 min
Many, if not most people, discover their life calling at a very young age. In the software engineering space, those with decades of experience who came of age in the 1980s and 1990s learned they loved to code often got their start programming in BASIC in…
Cloud Native Challenges and Opportunities with Continuous Delivery
Nov 14, 2018 • 16 min
Cloud Native means different things to different people. However, Ian Andrews, vice president, products and marketing, of Pivotal, sees continuous delivery at the heart of the cloud native movement. “In the last ten years or so, a handful of organizations…
New Context Security VP On Why It Pays to Be Paranoid
Nov 13, 2018 • 39 min
Today, we speak with Andrew Storms, vice president, security and product, for New Context, as part of The New Stack Makers podcast series featuring developers and engineers who share their down-in-the-trenches stories during this renaissance era in…
IOPipe Founder & CTO Erica Windisch: Why Foundations Are a ‘Disaster’
Nov 12, 2018 • 17 min
Alex Williams, the founder, and editor-in-chief of The New Stack sat down with Erica Windisch, founder, and CTO of IOpipe, to learn about her background, upbringing and evolution as the co-founder and CTO of IOpipe. Windisch grew up in Levittown,…
A Linux Admin and Engineer Shares Her Life Narrative
Nov 7, 2018 • 9 min
Those lucky enough to work in tech will almost certainly face life struggles at some point in their lives affecting careers. And those who are really fortunate are able to bounce back and continue on their successful career track after taking time off for…
How Stackery Is Making The Most of AWS SAM
Nov 6, 2018 • 21 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder Alex Williams is joined by Stackery CEO Nate Taggart. Earlier in the year at ServerlessConf, the two discussed the makings of Stackery, and how it has standardized on top of the AWS Serverless…
Cloud Foundry Foundation’s CTO Wants More Open Source Simplicity
Nov 5, 2018 • 35 min
The open source moment has gone through some profound changes over the past two decades to become the cornerstone of full stack computing it is today. After entering tech in the late 1990s as programmer for early Web-based platforms, Chip Childers, CTO of…
Cloud Foundry’s Executive Director On What Empathy Teaches
Nov 1, 2018 • 28 min
Whether everyone should learn to code or not is a subject of debate despite the hype — but those who wear the project management hat when offering software solutions to customers stand to gain valuable career lessons. During a podcast Alex Williams,…
IBM Software Engineers Discuss The Developer’s Evolution In A DevOps - Driven World
Oct 31, 2018 • 40 min
The role of a software developer has certainly changed over the years. Like programming in the punch card days in the 1960s when Star Trek debuted in the 1960s, professional coding has undergone radical changes over the decades. Using the Vulcan “mind…
Microservices In the Cloud Native World
Oct 30, 2018 • 10 min
Have you ever tried to explain microservices to anyone? Depending on the context, people explain it differently. But when it comes to establishing the relationship between microservices and Cloud Native, no one explains it better than Mark Russinovich,…
PureSec Founder On Taking Control Of Serverless Security
Oct 29, 2018 • 10 min
One of the main benefits of serverless is the ability to shift server administration- and platform management-related tasks to a third party, allowing for a greater focus on development and deployment. But this freedom can come at a price — relying on…
anynines Engineers On Offering Data Services With Cloud Foundry
Oct 24, 2018 • 23 min
A number of services on offer for Cloud Foundry architectures have emerged, posing new challenges — as well as offering new opportunities — for service providers. Steffen Zuber and Michael Lieser, platform engineers for anynines, were on hand to discuss…
How Allies Can Help Women In Tech
Oct 23, 2018 • 24 min
The state of gender diversity has a long way to go before it can reach acceptable levels in tech — as well as in society in general. The positive news is that there is a strong undercurrent of players who are striving to make a difference. Initiatives…
Kublr’s Slava Koltovich Says Canaries are for Ops, Too
Oct 22, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie talks with Kublr CEO Slava Koltovich about canaries, Kubernetes and operations. Klotovich, was working in company providing technical services to enterprise clients when Kubernetes hit the scene a few…
Using BOSH To Get The Stack Done
Oct 17, 2018 • 37 min
Cloud Foundry’s BOSH continues to serve many organizations as a missing Cloud Provider Interface (CPI) link for managing deployments throughout the production cycle across multi-cloud environments. Dr. Nic Williams, CEO of Stark & Wayne, a cloud services…
Dr. Nicole Forsgren on DevOps: ‘You Are What You Measure’
Oct 16, 2018 • 29 min
Dr. Nicole Forsgren is the CEO and Chief Scientist of DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA), and the principal author of the annual State of DevOps Report. On many occasions, she’s asserted the case that “you are what you measure” — that a company’s…
GrapeUp’s Take On Creating Stacks On Open Source
Oct 15, 2018 • 18 min
A major theme among others at the Cloud Foundry Summit Europe in Basel last week was about how to leverage open source architectures while picking and choosing from the best-and-brightest tools to complete a stack. How to combine the best of both worlds…
Defining Company Values and DevOps Practices
Oct 11, 2018 • 30 min
“Where do you put your value as a company?” asked Sacha Labourey, CEO of DevOps automation platform maker CloudBees, speaking with The New Stack. “Where do you think your differentiation will come from? I’ll be a bit sarcastic here, because I have great…
Cloud Native DevOps Roles Offer Vision of a New Organization
Oct 10, 2018 • 36 min
Kohsuke Kawaguchi is Chief Technology Officer of CloudBees, and the originator of the Jenkins automation platform upon which so many development and operations teams both depend. As Kawaguchi told The New Stack, he’s witnessed numerous examples of organic…
Creating a Standard for Serverless Events
Oct 9, 2018 • 32 min
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) last year established a serverless working group to help define serverless technologies and how they fit into a cloud native architecture. One of the first, most common issues the group addressed was the lack…
AppDynamics Evangelist on Why Today’s Developers Are in a Good Place
Oct 8, 2018 • 39 min
Today, we speak with Ravi Lachman, a technical evangelist for application monitoring platform provider AppDynamics, as part of The New Stack podcast series featuring developers and engineers who share their down-in-the-trenches stories during this…
SignalFx Co-Founder and CTO on The Radical Performance Leaps Microservices Must Make
Oct 5, 2018 • 25 min
Monitoring today’s highly distributed and often immensely complex and decentralized environments requires unprecedented capabilities and reach. Speaking with Alex Williams, founder and editor in chief of The New Stack during the recently held PagerDuty…
Steve Hazel of Sauce Labs Says Pipeline Automation is Key for Competitive Advantage
Oct 3, 2018 • 24 min
With the move from waterfall to agile to continuous delivery, software testing has undergone several necessary transformations, the most important of which is testing automation. For this episode of The New Stack Makers, Steve Hazel, Co-Founder and…
PagerDuty’s CTO Alex Solomon On Building Microservices At Scale
Oct 2, 2018 • 27 min
Deploying microservices on cloud as well as on-premise environments can offer enormous boosts in computing and agility. But once rolled out, the ability to effectively manage hundreds or even thousands of microservices that run in highly distributed…
Serverless for Teams
Oct 1, 2018 • 30 min
A pay-as-you-go pricing model and increased velocity are two well-known effects that serverless technologies have on application delivery. Just as important, but often overlooked, is how serverless affects developer workflows and team dynamics. Rather…
Open Source and Humanity, a Discussion with Mårten Mickos
Sep 27, 2018 • 27 min
Elon Musk and Tesla’s open-sourcing of its code is a symbol of a major next phase of transformation for how we perceive ourselves and society. It touches on the truth of open source software as an example that humans can show that really, they love to…
Iterate Quickly and Test More, Turo’s Car Sharing Service Depends On It
Sep 26, 2018 • 34 min
Iterate quickly and let the product team test out ideas, says Adam Bovill, director of engineering at Turo, the car-sharing service that connects owners with travelers. “If you can test ten, 15 or 100 ideas quickly and effectively you can find one, two,…
A Google Product Management Lead on What CI/CD Really Means
Sep 25, 2018 • 36 min
The term CI/CD can mean many things to many people, sometimes only referring in general terms to software development and deployment. Too often, it is buried in marketing speak, with only vague connotations in relation to CI/CD’s true meaning: as a way to…
The Changing Role Of An SRE In An Event-Driven World
Sep 21, 2018 • 24 min
The role of the site reliability engineer (SRE) has emerged as a key component in new stack development. One part developer, another part operations admin; the SRE is a key player in DevOps teams, tasked with creating applications, following the process…
Taking a Proactive Approach to Distributed Tracing with New Relic APM
Sep 20, 2018 • 29 min
The evolution of distributed tracing has seen many changes over the years. TNS Founder Alex Williams sat down with New Relic Senior Product Manager Vic Soares to discuss where the industry is going and how customers are making the most of distributed…
Build DevOps Teams, Start Your Digital Transformation
Sep 19, 2018 • 22 min
A digital transformation requires DevOps — DevOps consists of individual teams that make up the building blocks of a successful digital journey. This was a major theme of a conversation between Ben Connolly, head of Digital IT at Vodafone; Matty Stratton,…
Devops and Security Practices Equals DevSecOps
Sep 18, 2018 • 29 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder Alex Williams sat down for a discussion with tCell Founder and Vice President of Engineering Boris Chen to learn more about the impact of what is now called DevSecOps in today’s enterprises. Unifying…
Jennifer Tejada, CEO At PagerDuty: DevOps Success Relies On Teams, Empathy And Inclusion
Sep 17, 2018 • 22 min
Jennifer Tejada, CEO of PagerDuty dropped by the TNS podcast booth to talk about teams with Alex Williams and TC Currie at the PagerDuty Summit in San Francisco earlier this week. The theme of the Summit is Ops and Opportunity and Tejada used her keynote…
Stackery’s Ecosystem Manager on Listening to People in Tech
Sep 13, 2018 • 11 min
The concept of helping organizations deploy to serverless faster and with fewer resources is straightforward. But underneath the platform Stackery offers, of course, is a lot of heavy-lifting development work that goes into creating the necessary code.…
Pulumi CEO Joe Duffy on Deploying to the Cloud Faster with Your Favorite Language
Sep 12, 2018 • 34 min
Pulumi CEO and Co-Founder Joe Duffy and his team could have created a new programming language to help developers deploy their applications to multi-cloud environments — but they did not. “The tech nerd in me would love to go creating a new language,”…
The Keynotes from New Relic: Modern Visibility with Distributed Tracing
Sep 11, 2018 • 30 min
On this episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS founder and editor-in-chief Alex Williams was on-site at the New Relic offices in Portland, Oregon for a preview of the FutureStack 2018 conference keynotes and learn more about New Relic’s approach to…
MapR’s Jack Norris Talks Data for Fabrics, Persistence & AI
Sep 10, 2018 • 25 min
With CI/CD becoming more and more the defining competitive edge in the marketplace, the big question is how, exactly, does one accomplish continuous delivery? On this episode of The New Stack Makers, we sat down with Jack Norris, to talk about a big piece…
CI/CD with Jenkins X and Kubernetes
Sep 5, 2018 • 46 min
The entire technology industry has aligned behind Kubernetes. Since then, application lifecycle management has become much easier. Before Kubernetes, only the CI half of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) was automated. CD was…
Talking Up Kubernetes 1.12 with Present and Former Release Managers Tim Pepper and Josh Berkus
Sep 4, 2018 • 13 min
Kubernetes remains on track to offer some exciting new themes with the upcoming release of 1.12, while the team-backed process making it all happen continues to evolve as well. Before Tim Pepper, of the Open Source Technology Center at VMware, began to…
What it Takes to Manage the Kubernetes Community
Sep 3, 2018 • 13 min
Sometimes, managing the software community can be just as much work as writing the actual software. Paris Pittman, Developer Relations Program Manager, Google, knows this because she’s been working to help manage the Kubernetes community for some time…
DevOps World + Jenkins World 2018 Preview: Are DevOps and Jenkins Synonymous?
Aug 29, 2018 • 22 min
Jenkins has often been called the “engine of DevOps,” and in recent years through the aid of plug-ins, the hub for a continuous delivery pipeline. It’s explained as an automation tool, and the principal software component around which an organization’s…
When Breaking Up a Monolith, Consider Data as Much as Code
Aug 27, 2018 • 32 min
One of the most challenging aspects of migrating to a microservice architecture is deciding which pieces of the monolith to break off first into separate services. Architects must understand the business objectives, how the services function and how they…
Discussing Microservices and APIs with Stoplight.io’s Taylor Barnett
Aug 27, 2018 • 17 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, TNS founder and editor-in-chief Alex Williams sat down for a discussion with Stoplight.io’s Lead Community Engineer Taylor Barnett recorded live from OSCON 2018, held in Portland earlier this year.…
Redefining Cloud Native to Focus on Business Value
Aug 23, 2018 • 32 min
Cloud native isn’t limited to containers and microservices orchestration. This was the main conclusion the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) reached when it set out this year to re-define the term “cloud native,” said Justin Garrison, co-author of…
A Look Back at Kubernetes with Microsoft’s Brendan Burns
Aug 21, 2018 • 16 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS founder and editor-in-chief Alex Williams sat down with Microsoft Distinguished Engineer Brendan Burns at a lively afterparty from this year’s Portland-based OSCON 2018. To begin the conversation, Williams…
Form And Functions With Cloudreach’s Emily Young And Linda Nichols
Aug 20, 2018 • 22 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder & Editor-in-Chief Alex Williams was live from ServerlessConf 2018. Williams sat down with Linda Nichols, Cloud Enablement Leader at Cloudreach, and Emily Young, Cloudreach Cloud Software Engineer to…
Automation Makes Microservices Security Practical to Deliver
Aug 15, 2018 • 41 min
The microservices philosophy and architectural approach have existed for a while in the form of a service-oriented architecture (SOA). A new set of sophisticated tooling makes this elegant architecture practical to deliver. The number of services, and…
GitHub’s Nathan Stocks on All Things Rust
Aug 13, 2018 • 21 min
Rust has been growing and becoming a more commonly used tool in systems infrastructure. On this episode of The New Stack Makers recorded live at OSCON, we caught up with Nathan Stocks, Engineering Manager for Git Infrastructure at GitHub. He told us just…
Particle CEO Zach Supalla Talks the Reality of IoT
Aug 9, 2018 • 20 min
The Internet of Things is slowly working its way into our lives, to the point where we’ll just call them Things. With so many software projects, open source tools, and hardware devices out there, it can be tough to even make the distinction between a…
Talking Serverless with Fission.io Creator Soam Vasani
Aug 8, 2018 • 12 min
Serverless has grown to become more than just Amazon Lambdas. Today, there are dozens of implementations, from inside the clouds, to those that are designed to run inside a datacenter, to those that run in Kubernetes. That last batch is where the most…
Culture Bias in AI with Camille Eddy
Aug 7, 2018 • 18 min
Advertising and white papers may make AI seem like a pie in the sky proposition, with easy analysis, deep insights, and fair algorithms available everywhere. The reality, however, is that AI can expose an even darker side of our own humanity, acting as…
Securing IoT of the World’s Fastest Super Car
Aug 6, 2018 • 24 min
Brandon Shibley is the VP of innovation at Toradex, a company that makes ARM-based System on Modules (SoM), which are different from Single Board Computers. While SBC comes with all components soldered onto the board, SoM offers different components as…
Discussing Serverless with Stackery and Google
Aug 2, 2018 • 14 min
We caught up with Kelsey Hightower, Staff Developer Advocate at Google, and Nate Taggart, CEO of Stackery, at a recent Serverless users group meetup. The pair were delivering a fire side chat on the state of serverless, and had keen insight not just into…
How Distributed Teams are Like Microservices: Jim Rose of CircleCI Weighs In
Aug 1, 2018 • 31 min
Jim Rose, CEO of CircleCI joins TC Currie to talk about maintaining corporate culture in a distributed environment. Having over 140 team members in twenty-seven locations across twelve countries brings more than the usual problems in hiring and retaining…
Docker Makes it Easy for a Developer to Build and Deploy Apps
Jul 31, 2018 • 15 min
One of the biggest contributions of Docker to the IT world has been making it super easy to use containers. A developer can work on their local machine, build the app and run it in production without any complexity, thanks to Docker on the desktop. On…
Red Hat’s Chief Architect of Cloud Development Talks Traffic Management
Jul 30, 2018 • 17 min
Christian Posta is the Chief Architect for Cloud Development at Red Hat, and we caught up with him at OSCON to chat about the next big problem Kubernetes adopters will face once they’ve gotten their systems containerized. That problem is traffic…
Continuous Integration and Deployment in Kubernetes
Jul 25, 2018 • 28 min
Cloud economist, Corey Quinn, said that ”Day to day, I solve one problem: I fix the AWS bill. There’s a few things it tends to break down into; data transfer and figuring out region arbitrage,” said Quinn. In his work, he sees a great many enterprise…
Helping Enterprises Move Faster With New Relic’s Grace Andrews
Jul 24, 2018 • 36 min
The biggest challenge for businesses today is development of software at speed, at scale. For startups, this may be second nature, but for large enterprises, it’s the nature of the beast: the bigger the company, the slower it probably moves. For…
Adil Aijaz of Split Software Talks Agile Deployment
Jul 23, 2018 • 19 min
Building software at scale and at velocity requires a great deal of infrastructure, process, and management. While some companies like Facebook and Google may make it seem like CI/CD is easy to build, in reality, both of these companies have spent…
Covalent Talks Cilium, and How it Brings BPF to Kubernetes
Jul 19, 2018 • 20 min
The Berkeley Packet Filter is ancient history. It was created in 1992 at Lawrence Berkeley Labs as a way better filter and sort network packets. In the early 2000’s it was at the heart of the long running SCO versus Linux lawsuit. Today, it’s just another…
Neo4j’s Emil Eifrem on Graph Databases, Machine Learning, and More
Jul 18, 2018 • 28 min
When it comes to machine learning and GraphDB, “We’re in the first inning of a nine-inning game,” said Emil Eifrem, CEO and founder of Neo4j. “If you look at machine learning algorithms, they are written in graph language, or can be expressed in graph…
Google’s Melody Meckfessel and Sam Ramji Reveal the Secrets of DevOps
Jul 17, 2018 • 19 min
At the JFrog SwampUp conference in Napa earlier this year, Melody Meckfessel and former Google vice president Sam Ramji (now with Autodesk) were showing off the way Google makes its sausage. Unlike other less well curated development experiences, Google’s…
Talking Up Kubernetes with Rancher
Jul 12, 2018 • 34 min
Shannon Williams has played a very hands-on role in launching software for over 20 years. Recently, after observing the power and potential of containerization, Williams co-founded Rancher Labs in 2014, after successfully creating Cloud.com (now owned by…
Talking Serverless with Oracle’s Chad Arimura
Jul 11, 2018 • 19 min
Just like Kung Fu in the 70’s, serverless application development and deployment is hot. But just like Kung Fu, serverless is as much of a mindset as it is a platform. Amazon’s Lambdas really kicked off the excitement, but going even further back, the…
Paperspace Co-Founders Discuss TPUs and Cloud Deep Learning
Jul 10, 2018 • 18 min
It’s a crowded market if you’re a machine learning company. Every vendor under the sun has integrated some new-fangled AI-driven service, making the real ROI tough to spot in the jungle of buzzwords and feature creep. Paperspace is hoping to make that…
Discussing Real World Chef Usage With DevOps Experts
Jul 9, 2018 • 28 min
There are two sides to every software and IT story: the story of the people doing the work, and the stories the vendors will tell you about how that work can be done more efficiently. Sometimes, the hardest part of the job can be reconciling these two…
At Scale Delivery and Deployment with Kenzan CTO Jon Stockdill
Jul 6, 2018 • 32 min
There is a big difference between agile development and continuous delivery and deployment, but you probably can’t get to the latter without having implemented the former. At the end of the day, every company wants to ship better code more often, in order…
Chef Across The Enterprise
Jul 3, 2018 • 24 min
Chef isn’t just for standing up machines anymore. With so much riding on enterprise infrastructure, it’s tough to move things around with confidence, and to remain certain that everything you removed, moved or replaced is properly back online after such a…
Discussing DevOps, Data and Microservices with Vexata CTO Surya Varanasi
Jul 2, 2018 • 16 min
Data in microservice-based environments can be difficult to manage at scale. When application servers scale to near infinity, the datastores can’t necessarily expand to meet that demand; they can only be optimized to keep up, and perhaps sharded.…
The State Of Building Images On Kubernetes
Jun 28, 2018 • 24 min
At KubeCon in Copenhagen in May, many talks focused on the work required to build continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines using containers. One of the major issue still remaining in the container world is specifically that last bit of…
Optimizely’s Claire Vo Talks Successful A/B Testing at Scale
Jun 27, 2018 • 19 min
When building front-end software, it can be tricky to figure out just what works. As with any page layout endeavor, from the Web to the supermarket checkout line tabloids, there are plenty of nooks and crannies to explore with headlines, graphics, and…
Security for Kubernetes
Jun 26, 2018 • 22 min
With all the excitement around containers and Kubernetes, it can be easy to forget that these systems still require the same types of help that older virtual machine and hardware-based systems needed. Chief among that list of needs is security. We sat…
Dipping Into Data Lakes With Dremio’s Kelly Stirman
Jun 25, 2018 • 18 min
Data lakes are an enticing idea: pour all of a company’s information—both structured and unstructured—into a single system, and then everyone can access it and analyze it on demand. It’s a great idea, but in practice, actually getting that data back out…
Removing Cultural Impediments To DevOps Uptake With Chef
Jun 20, 2018 • 38 min
At ChefConf 2018 in Chicago in late May, we sat down with Chef CTO and co-founder Adam Jacob, and Senior VP of Products and Engineering Corey Scobie, to discuss the cultural currents in the enterprise. Specifically, they focused on the proliferation of…
Iguazio’s nuclio Serves Data 100x faster than AWS
Jun 19, 2018 • 21 min
Yaron Haviv, CTO and co-founder of Iguazio joins TC Currie for this episode of The New Stack Makers. Haviv’s deep technological experience in the fields of big data, cloud, storage and networking led to him leading the team creating Iguazio’s new product…
Red Hat’s Michael Hausenblas Discusses The State Of Functions As A Service On Kubernetes
Jun 18, 2018 • 25 min
Michael Hausenblas, Red Hat developer advocate for OpenShift, still prefers the term Functions as a Service. In the push to expand the serverless capabilities of Kubernetes, Hausenblas, at KubCon in May, told us that one of the key desires for enterprises…
KubeFlow: Manage AI Workflows With Kubernetes
Jun 14, 2018 • 19 min
Artificial intelligence may be at the peak of its hype cycle for modern businesses, but for the IT administrator it is still a headache, requiring software and processes that may entirely outside the normal sphere of operations. But help is on the way. At…
Refocusing On Container Application Security
Jun 13, 2018 • 29 min
In the race to make this weird, wild world of distributed, containerized applications compatible with the virtualized infrastructure upon which most enterprises depend, perhaps no project has made more progress than Kata Containers. The product of…
The Kubernetes Community 20-Year Health Plan
Jun 12, 2018 • 41 min
Back in May, the world’s biggest Kubernetes users and contributors gathered in Denmark for KubeCon Europe. One of the topics we were keen to see addressed by this meeting of the minds was the future of Kubernetes, and the CNCF as a whole. To find out just…
Inspec: Who’s Adopting It, Why, And How It Fits With Today’s DevOps Practices
Jun 11, 2018 • 25 min
InSpec is a tool for compliance and security testing. It started around operating systems and traditional VMs, and has grown into the security space as a result. Now, it has expanded beyond that. At this year’s ChefConf held recently in May, TNS Founder…
A New Approach to DevOps with Spinnaker on Kubernetes
Jun 6, 2018 • 47 min
As organizations look to DevOps as a means to achieve digital transformation, they realize they must accelerate the end-to-end software delivery process, and also make it safer. “It can seem like a boil-the-ocean type of problem. That makes it hard to…
The Best CI/CD Tool for Kubernetes Doesn’t Exist
Jun 5, 2018 • 32 min
There is no single, best set of tools for continuous integration / continuous development (CI/CD) with Kubernetes — each organization will use the tools that are best suited for its specific use case. For this reason, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation…
All Things Enterprise Cloud Native At Red Hat
Jun 4, 2018 • 29 min
At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Copenhagen in early May, we caught up with Red Hat’s newest CTO, Brandon Philips, to discuss the state of CoreOS and containers as a whole. Philips and his team were acquired by Red Hat back in January, and the pairing has…
Onward OSCON, Portland Town is Waiting
Jun 1, 2018 • 23 min
The 20th anniversary of OSCON arrives next month on July 16, 2018, and Portland town can’t wait for the geeks to come for a visit. This year continues the O’Reilly effort to move from that long-time practice of language-focus to the story of the past four…
The State Of Application Automation And Management
May 31, 2018 • 26 min
The buzz at ChefConf, this past week, was all around the Habitat project. This open source project brings a deployment layer to developers, allowing them to package up their applications as just about anything under the sun. Considering that Chef remains…
How AWS Uses Chef In A Post-Container World
May 29, 2018 • 30 min
You’re likely running some form of server on AWS right now, somewhere in the world. If so, you’re also entrusting your systems to the reliability and stability of the folks at Amazon: that they’ve thought through their devops practices and have your back…
Improve Security With Automated Image Scanning Through CI/CD
May 24, 2018 • 24 min
When it comes to securing an application deployed on Kubernetes, automation through a CI/CD pipeline is key. Using cloud-native security tools that hook right into Jenkins or your favorite CI/CD tool, enterprise security teams can set policies for…
Microservices And Cloud Native Technologies
May 23, 2018 • 22 min
Microservices is the talk of the town these days, even if the term and technology has actually been around for a while now. Why is everyone suddenly interested in microservices architecture? What has changed? To understand microservices, I sat down with…
Managing Infrastructure Through Policy Enablement
May 22, 2018 • 19 min
On this episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Editor-in-Chief Alex Williams sits down with Chris Aniszczyk, COO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and Torin Sandall, a Software Engineer at Styra, to discuss how the Open Policy Agent (OPA) is a…
Exploring The Dual Popularity Of Kubernetes And Serverless Architectures
May 21, 2018 • 27 min
Snyk sees itself as a developer community that does security. There, it’s not about hiring security practitioners, but around getting developers to embrace security best practices. On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder Alex Williams sat…
Service Mesh And Microservices In Production
May 17, 2018 • 31 min
Service mesh technologies are being used in production just six months after the KubeCon North America keynotes that explored what a service mesh is, and its benefits to both organizations and developers. Many are still attempting to truly grasp what a…
Daniel Hekman Of Grape Up Discusses Governments And Cloud Foundry
May 16, 2018 • 23 min
Daniel Hekman is head of business development at Grape Up, and while he was in Boston for the recent Cloud Foundry Summit, he’s usually to be found in Krakow, Poland. With a bi-continental view of software development challenges, Hekman has unique insight…
The Importance Of DevOps In Observability
May 15, 2018 • 14 min
TNS Founder Alex Williams dove into the topic of observability on today’s episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, recently streamed live from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon in Copenhagen, Denmark. Joining Williams were Allison Richardet, Software Developer at…
Holberton School Scales Training To Meet DevOps Demand
May 9, 2018 • 27 min
San Francisco-based Holberton School offers a non-traditional approach to training the full-stack engineers that are in high demand among Silicon Valley tech companies. Its graduates compete with the Ivy League — and win — for positions at Tesla, Apple,…
Exploring The Autonomous Cloud And The New Enterprise
May 8, 2018 • 28 min
As technology continues to progress, many enterprises are changing how they build and run software. Companies that are just moving to the cloud are looking ahead now more than ever, adopting not only serverless technologies, but embracing autonomous…
Enabling Platform Level Security For The Enterprise
May 7, 2018 • 22 min
As more organizations begin the transition to a container and microservices-based infrastructure, they are maintaining and integrating legacy systems, which pose a security challenge. Some cloud service providers have not kept up with the higher security…
Bridget Kromhout on How Microservices Affect Managing People
May 2, 2018 • 29 min
For this episode of The New Stack Makers, TC Currie chats with Bridget Kromhout, principal cloud developer advocate at Microsoft, a frequent speaker and program committee member for tech conferences, leader of the DevOpsDays organization globally and the…
How Tibco And T - Mobile Are Ushering In 5G With CI/CD And Cloud Foundry
May 1, 2018 • 32 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder Alex Williams was joined by Rahul Kamdar, Director of Product Management and Strategy, T-Mobile Director of IT Development Kris Wilson, and Chandra Sriramoju, T-Mobile Principle Site Reliability…
Netlify’s Approach To The CDN, Microservices, And Breaking Down Your Monolith
Apr 30, 2018 • 19 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder Alex Williams explores how Netlify created its content delivery network, the rise of microservices and AWS Lambda, and how working at scale has impacted today’s developers and their workflows.…
License Compliance Is Like Saying Thank You For A Gift
Apr 24, 2018 • 29 min
As the consumption of open source technologies is skyrocketing, one of the biggest yet most underrated challenges are licence companies. Organizations often use a mix of open source technologies that are released under different open source licences.…
How Intel is Fostering Diversity in Open Source Communities
Apr 24, 2018 • 15 min
On this episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder Alex Williams sat down with Nicole Huesman, Intel Senior Global Marketing Manager & Open Source Advocate to discuss the company’s thoughts and process on centring diversity, and explores their efforts…
All the Complexities and all the Topics for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon
Apr 19, 2018 • 38 min
“The complexities are a given. That can sum up Kubernetes. It’s going to take time to unfold. And here’s why in this episode of The New Stack Makers that TNS Founder Alex Williams recorded with Kelsey Hightower and Liz Rice, co-chairs of this year’s…
Issac Mosquera, CTO at Armory, Chats about Canaries and Testing Microservices in Production
Apr 18, 2018 • 28 min
Isaac Mosquera, CTO & co-founder at Armory.io sat down to talk testing mircorservices in production with The New Stack San Francisco Correspondent TC Currie as part of The New Stack’s series on Microservices. Within Armory platform platform is a product…
Sunil James, CEO of Scytale, Explains SPIFFE for You
Apr 17, 2018 • 18 min
Back at the end of March, the CNCF accepted a new sandbox project for identity management. The project is called SPIFFE, which stands for Secure Production Identity Framework For Everyone. It’s being supported by Amazon, Google and Red Hat, but at the…
Ben Golub: From Storage to Docker and Back to Storage but now with Blockchain
Apr 16, 2018 • 29 min
When TNS Founder Alex Williams met with Ben Golub and Solomon Hykes at the Doug Fir in Portland, it was 2013 and OSCON was buzzing. Golub had found a home with Docker as CEO, following a successful run leading Gluster, the storage company that sold to Red…
Breaking Down The Software Team And Platforms At Capital One
Apr 12, 2018 • 13 min
Naveed Anwar, Managing Vice President of Global Platform, Strategic Partnerships, Integrations & Developer Community at Capital One said at SXSW that the core strength of technology architecture comes with the first building block and that’s the…
Managing Data At Scale with Kasten’s Georgi Matev
Apr 11, 2018 • 18 min
For microservices environments, data can be tricky. In a system where everything is designed to be highly ephemeral, scalable, and temporary, data storage doesn’t fit into any of those categories. Stateful applications require stable data platforms that…
A New APM Platform from Raygun, the Monitoring Provider
Apr 10, 2018 • 29 min
John Daniel “JD” Trask has been making software for 25 years. Along the way, he has learned a lot about software architecture and what matters if you really want it to work. Raygun is the company he co-founded, which has gained interest in the software…
Univa’s Project Tortuga and the Intersections of Kubernetes and HPC Workloads
Apr 9, 2018 • 17 min
Rob Lalonde is vice president and general manager for Navops at the Univa Corporation. Rob and TNS Founder Alex Williams had a conversation at the Open Source Leadership conference in Sonoma, Ca. We talked quite a bit about Project Tortuga, which Susan…
Swim: A Raw Compute Platform That Poses Questions About the Endless Fabrics of Time
Apr 5, 2018 • 37 min
Billions of clock speeds run on an edge processor in between network packets, said Chris Sachs, founder of Swim.ai in this episode of The New Stack Makers. The capacity is seemingly timeless. The cloud isn’t meant for processing and analyzing data from…
Architectures at the Edge to Go the Last Mile
Apr 3, 2018 • 13 min
Justin Johnson is development director at StackPath and our guest on this latest episode of The New Stack Makers, recorded at the Open Source Leadership Summit in March. StackPath acquired companies in the CDN, software and security market to manage…
Container Storage Environments in OpenEBS for Kubernetes and Microservices Deployments
Apr 2, 2018 • 27 min
Tracing, logging, monitoring are all getting re-invented with the advent of container-native environments, said Evan Powell on this episode of The New Stack Makers. The force of re-invention is also running through the storage and management layers with…
Characterizing the State of Microservices Adoption
Mar 29, 2018 • 74 min
Today on the New Stack Analysts we have a combined package of two interviews I recently did with Daniel Bryant and Matt Chotin. Bryant is one of the people The New Stack looks to for his insightful analysis. He is an independent consultant, speaker and…
Beyond the Hugs: A Ratio for Valuing Open Source Contributions
Mar 28, 2018 • 13 min
Beyond the hugs, open source contributions have considerable benefit. The return is in how open source contributions are valued. There’s a ratio really that can be used. It derives from the amount of people who find value in the open source project in…
Open Source Leaders in Chasing Grace Film Discuss Challenges Women in Tech Face
Mar 26, 2018 • 37 min
In advance of the premiere screening for The Chasing Grace Project’s first episode, Eighty Twenty, at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon, The New Stack Founder Alex Williams discussed diversity in open source with the film’s executive producer,…
Azure CTO: Open Source is Key Component to Machine Learning in the Cloud, or On the Edge
Mar 22, 2018 • 10 min
In this interview recorded at the Open Source Leadership Summit, Azure CTO Mark Russinovich and The New Stack’s Founder Alex Williams discussed how Microsoft builds on and contributes to open source for Azure’s AI and machine learning. As Russinovich –…
Automating Licensing Compliance When 90 Percent of Components are Open Source
Mar 20, 2018 • 12 min
FOSSA is an open-source software company that helps companies manage open-source dependencies with an emphasis on automated license compliance, said Kevin Wang, founder and CEO of FOSSA in this episode of The New Stack Makers from the Open Source…
Moonshots are the Bomb with Fastly’s Tyler McMullen
Mar 14, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode the TNS Makers, Tyler McMullen, Cofounder and CTO at Fastly, a leading content delivery networks (CDNs), sits down with TC Currie to talk about his passion for speed, why his engineers are required to spend part of their time on projects…
IoT & Serverless Are the Big Focus Areas for the JS Foundation
Mar 13, 2018 • 14 min
Javascript has been around for ages, since the Netscape days. It’s the backbone of the modern web experience. However, the technology is being used beyond websites. In 2016, the jQuery Foundation and Dojo Foundation were merged to create the JS Foundation…
Dotmesh: Capturing State in Application Development and Testing Across Multiple Microservices
Mar 7, 2018 • 41 min
Dotmesh gives the capability to capture the stateful parts of your application during development and testing, said CEO and Founder Luke Marsden in this episode of The New Stack Makers. By saving the state, Dot-mesh is positioning itself as a platform to…
Living on the Edge with Fastly’s Tyler McMullen
Mar 6, 2018 • 17 min
The need to get content into users’ hands, around the globe, in seconds has necessitated the growth of content delivery networks like Akamai, CloudFlare, and Fastly. As the CDN has become a core component of many large-scale systems, it’s only natural…
Are You Really Data Driven?
Mar 1, 2018 • 23 min
Rohan Kumar is general manager of Database Systems Group at Microsoft. He covers SQL Server, the RBDMS and all of the Azure PaaS properties for relational databases. This includes Azure SQL database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse. It also spans out to open…
The Future Of Machine Learning
Feb 28, 2018 • 14 min
Ali Ghodsi, CEO & CO-Founder at Databricks, has been a major influence in three big open source projects – Apache Mesos, Apache Spark and Apace Hadoop. What’s interesting about all of these three projects is that there are very successful companies around…
GitOps for Kubernetes: A DevOps Iteration Focused on Declarative Infrastructure
Feb 27, 2018 • 46 min
GitOps is an iteration of DevOps as applied to cloud native and in particular Kubernetes which has a strong emphasis on declarative infrastructure, said Weaveworks CEO Alexis Richardson in this episode of The New Stack Makers. Richardson said the…
A Candid Assessment from The New York Times CTO with Serverless and the 1990s in Mind
Feb 22, 2018 • 42 min
New York Times CTO Nick Rockwell is a believer in serverless technologies. He has been since the 1990s when he was using content delivery networks (CDN). In this interview for The New Stack Makers, Rockwell asserts CDNs were designed to abstract the…
Over Time, Kubernetes May Take Over The Entire Lifecycle Of Applications
Feb 21, 2018 • 20 min
CoreOS has been in the ecosystem of containerization from the very beginning. In fact it was the first company to introduce an enterprise product (Tectonic) around Kubernetes. Today Kubernetes is everywhere. Even Docker and Cloud Foundry are using it. All…
Inside-Out At HPE — Working With Customers To Meet Developer Needs
Feb 20, 2018 • 19 min
About three-and-a-half years ago, Cloud Technology Partners (CTP) started working with HPE as change agents to help in how they used and consumed information technology. In one of the use cases, they were asked to work with an HPE team of about 450…
Three Use Cases Driving The Adoption Of Functions As A Service
Feb 19, 2018 • 12 min
Containers got rid of all that duplication of the guest OS. It provided the process level isolation. It’s more lightweight and agile. Serverless or ‘Functions as a Services’ (FaaS) is even more exciting because you’re now able to take code functions and…
Cloud vs. Edge and a VC’s view on What’s in Store for 2018
Feb 14, 2018 • 26 min
For this episode of The New Stack Makers, Host TC Currie is joined by Steve Herrod, VC at General Catalyst where he focuses on infrastructure. He recently published an article on LinkedIn called Cloud vs. Edge – This is Not a Cage Match. “It comes down to…