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Cloud Native Challenges and Opportunities with Continuous Delivery
Nov 14 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…
How Do You Transform A 25-Year-Old Application?
Feb 13 • 19 min
Bryan Jacquot of HPE tells a story in this episode of The New Stack Makers about a company in the healthcare space he visited recently that has an application dating back to the early 1990s. Now this application from the big hair era faces competition…
Bonsai CEO Mark Hammond: Can Stateless Services Produce an AI?
Feb 12 • 42 min
Here’s something that probably doesn’t cross most developers’ minds: In a distributed system whose components don’t share state with one another, how does one produce an application whose stated goal, if you will, is to create and maintain a state —…
HPE OneSphere: A Multi - Cloud Platform With Kubernetes Under The Hood
Feb 6 • 19 min
HPE OneSphere is a platform built for a time when Kubernetes has established itself as a stable enough technology that makes it capable of serving IT operations and developers in one SaaS deployment. With Kubernetes under the hood, HPE OneSphere speaks to…
Project Sansar Brings VR to Second Life
Feb 5 • 28 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, Tara Hernandez, Senior Director of Engineering, and Lu Chen, Data Analyst at Linden Lab join host TC Currie to talk about Project Sansar, the next generation of Second Life currently in beta. While Second Life…
Why Oracle Embraced Kubernetes
Feb 1 • 17 min
Ask not who embraces Kubernetes, ask who doesn’t. Because everyone is using Kubernetes. Including Oracle, the undisputed king of databases that’s steadily moving into the public and private cloud space. Oracle has been in container management for over two…
The Data Center is Olympus: Operational Approaches to Securing a Kubernetes Deployment
Jan 31 • 33 min
What is the context for Kubernetes if the data center is Mount Olympus? This is the first question for Alcide co-founder and CTO Gadi Naor in this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, included in our latest ebook, “Kubernetes Deployment & Security…
Why Cloud-Native Architectures Are Inherently More Secure
Jan 30 • 27 min
One of the most touted virtues of cloud-native application deployment is that it aims to free the software developer from having to worry about the state of their infrastructure. Cloud-native security is a service provided on behalf of the maintainer of…
Strengthening the Kubernetes Core for Improved Operations
Jan 29 • 42 min
The goal for the Kubernetes community in 2018 is to make Kubernetes rock solid. Over the past year, the community has focused on building out the Kubernetes core. Networking, security and storage are all examples of Kubernetes projects that have matured…
Diversity & Inclusion: Why You Should Care
Jan 25 • 29 min
Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Atlassian, joins TC Currie to talk about the difference between diversity and inclusion and why anyone should care. “Diversity is being invited to the party,” she said. “Inclusion is being glad…
Microsoft Expands Kubernetes Toolset
Jan 23 • 17 min
Microsoft’s support of the open source Kubernetes container orchestration tool seems to grow by the day. Direct from Kubecon/CloudNativeCon 2017, recently held in Austin, we spoke with Microsoft Distinguished Engineer Brendan Burns as well as with Gabe…
How Technology And Culture Influence Each Other
Jan 22 • 18 min
Do you recall when was the last time your binge-watching was interrupted on Netflix? We all have seen downtime with all services out there, but not Netflix. Considering the scale and scope of Netflix’s engineering operations it’s really incredible how…
The Future Of The Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Jan 17 • 20 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, we were joined by Cloud Native Computing Foundation COO Chris Aniszczyk alongside Weaveworks CEO Alexis Richardson to address all things CNCF, including its roadmap heading into 2018 and beyond. When considering…
CSI, The Container Community, and Kubernetes
Jan 16 • 26 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, we’re looking for answers to some commonly-asked questions in the Kubernetes community. Specifically, we set out to learn more about the focus on storage, along with a look inside the advancements to the…
VMs, Clouds, And Containers: Similarities, Differences, And Where They Are Going
Jan 15 • 35 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers recorded at KubeCon & CloudNativeCon in Austin, Texas Josh Bernstein, Vice President of Technology at Dell Technologies and leader of the {code} open source initiative, and Kit Colbert, Vice President and General…
How Next-Gen Applications Will Change The Way We Look At Data
Jan 11 • 45 min
Autonomous cars alone create over 3-4 terabytes of data per vehicle hour. There are new businesses like Netflix creating huge volumes of data. No industry has seen this volume of data ever before. How are we going to leverage this data? What are the…
Exploring Node.js With Mark Hinkle, Executive Director Of The Node.js Foundation
Jan 10 • 16 min
Even though JavaScript has been around for more than 20 years, it’s becoming the first class citizen for developing enterprise applications. There is a huge developer community behind this technology. What makes things even more interesting is that…
How Kubernetes Certification Works To Ensure Interoperability
Jan 9 • 19 min
Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, has called the new Kubernetes certification program the most significant announcement yet made by the Foundation around the open source Kubernetes container orchestration engine. On…
Who Is {Code}?
Jan 8 • 13 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, we explored the ways in which community building and communication are key components to {code} in building and bolstering a successful team. TNS Founder Alex Williams was joined by Dell Vice President of…
The Technical Architecture Behind TICK, A Time Series Analysis Platform Using InfluxDB
Jan 4 • 15 min
TICK is a time-series analysis platform that accumulates, analyzes and acts on time series data, and our topic of exploration on today’s episode of The New Stack Makers. When InfluxData Co-Founder & CTO Paul Dix and his fellow co-Founder started…
How To Add Value When Orchestration Becomes A Commodity
Jan 3 • 20 min
On this episode of The New Stack Makers from KubeCon and CloudNativeCon 2017, we focus on the continued commoditisation of containers and container orchestration platforms. TNS Founder Alex Williams sat down with Microsoft Distinguished Engineer Brendan…
When Kubernetes Is Not The Only Answer
Jan 3 • 22 min
What’s the value of a cluster manager? These were the questions asked on this episode of The New Stack Makers from KubeCon & CloudNativeCon. “A goal for really good infrastructure is you don’t know it’s there,” said Dell Vice President of Technology…
How Serverless Technologies Impact Kubernetes
Dec 28, 2017 • 21 min
Containers may serve as functions in a Kubernetes environment. It is an approach in contrast to other services. On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers livestreamed from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, we were joined by Alex Ellis, Principal Application…
A Kubernetes App SIG Deep Dive
Dec 26, 2017 • 16 min
On this episode of The New Stack Makers, we take a deep dive on the App SIG’s progress with Kubernetes 1.9. Joined by App SIG leads Microsoft Senior Software Engineer Michelle Noorali and Samsung SDS Senior Staff Engineer Matt Farina, we also discuss the…
SIGs And The Kubernetes Community
Dec 26, 2017 • 21 min
On this episode of The New Stack Makers from KubeCon & CloudNativeCon, TNS Founder Alex Williams spoke to Kubernetes SIG steering committee member Joe Beda, Kubernetes community lead Sarah Novotny, and Michael Rubin, Senior Staff Engineer/Manager,…
Cloud Native Architecture And The Role Of Storage
Dec 21, 2017 • 16 min
In this storage-focused discussion The New Stack had during KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2017 was held with {code} Open Source Software Engineer Vladimir Vivien and Mike Rubin, Director of Engineering at Google Container Engine & Kubernetes, touched on on…
What Is Storage To Cloud Native And Why Is It Important?
Dec 21, 2017 • 28 min
Between breaking down storage as it relates to data storage and persistent data, The New Stack Founder Alex Williams got an update on the Kubernetes storage SIG’s progress, with later discussion focused on how to best bring vendor-agnostic storage to…
The Future Beyond Kubernetes 1.9
Dec 20, 2017 • 35 min
At the 2017 KubeCon + CloudNative Con conference, several project launches were announced reaching the valued 1.0 status, including FluentD, Prometheus, and LinkerD. Ihor Dvoretskyi, Developer Advocate at CNCF, Sarah Novotny, Head of Open Source strategy…
Abstractions in Container Storage: The Rex-Ray and CSI Story
Dec 19, 2017 • 31 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, we sat down with {code} Technical Director Clinton Kitson to learn more about CSI, and how storage abstraction is impacting developers working with containers today. In earlier times, storage interfaces means…
Trilio Data, A Time Machine For OpenStack Data
Dec 18, 2017 • 18 min
OpenStack adoption is growing at an exponential rate and it’s being used in production. This growth also means that these customers need some kind of data protection and backup solutions. Who is serving these customers? We talked to David Safaii, CEO of…
Evolution Of OpenStack: Radhesh Balakrishnan
Dec 13, 2017 • 20 min
Red Hat is one of the early backers of the OpenStack cloud and also the largest contributor to the project. They have been part of OpenStacks’ overall evolution. During the OpenStack Summit Sydney, Australia, we talked to Radhesh Balakrishnan, General…
Where Is Kubernetes Headed In 2018 And Beyond?
Dec 12, 2017 • 27 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, we sat down with Aparna Sinha Group Project Manager for Kubernetes at Google, Google Engineering Manager Phillip Wittrock, and Aaron Crickenberger Samsung SDS Cloud Architect. The topic of today’s discussion…
Open Source Is The Best Insurance For The Future: Eddie Satterly Talks About IAG
Dec 5, 2017 • 27 min
IAG or Insurance Australia Group is one of the largest insurance companies in Australia. IAG has been around for more than 160 years, they obviously have a huge stack of legacy applications and infrastructure. There are over 147 core insurance systems…
Open To Collaborate: OpenStack Goes Back To Its Roots
Nov 29, 2017 • 23 min
Change is the only constant. OpenStack continues to change. It continues to evolve. From Integrated releases to Big Tent to Composability. This year at the OpenStack Summit Sydney, the OpenStack Foundation executive director Jonathan Bryce, talked about…
Joseph Sirosh Of Microsoft: How AI Can Help The Blind See
Nov 27, 2017 • 20 min
Microsoft is one of the few companies who owns massive machine learning and Artificial Intelligence platforms. Microsoft is now making it easier for its customers and to leverage its AI capabilities. At Microsoft Connect, we sat down with Joseph Sirosh,…
EngineerBetter’s Hosted Concourse CI Service Is Now In Limited Beta
Nov 22, 2017 • 18 min
Airplane CI is a new service now in limited beta from EngineerBetter that provides a hosted platform for the CI/CD technology Concourse. EngineerBetter has, “Taken the concept of continuous deployment and applied it to the platform as well, so that’s been…
Typeform: To Go and Beyond
Nov 21, 2017 • 8 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder Alex Williams spoke briefly with Typeform Operations Engineer Daniel Vidal de la Rubia to learn more about Typeform’s technology infrastructure, and its continuing development of a Kubernetes…
How Cloud Foundry Helps Developers Embrace Flexibility While Balancing Security
Nov 20, 2017 • 23 min
The intersection of software development, security, and operations can be difficult for some businesses to traverse. Platforms such as Cloud Foundry aim to help organizations bridge the gap, while still focusing on security. Snyk CEO & Co-Founder Guy…
CircleCI’s Technical Architecture is Built for Scalability
Nov 16, 2017 • 29 min
Like a lot of startups, CircleCI started with a monolith, running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). But there was only so much that could be done to keep the monolith performing when by 2015 the company started to scale. CircleCI had built its own job…
The Evolving Developer Advocate Role: A Conversation With Google’s Kim Bannerman
Nov 15, 2017 • 19 min
At the Cloud Foundry Summit, the story is about developers as the heroes. They’re the ones who make the platforms. They are akin to the engineers who played such a pivotal role in designing the railroads, or in modern times made the smartphone possible.…
Finding The Right Fit With Data-Driven Apps And The Connection To Cloud Foundry
Nov 13, 2017 • 15 min
How do data-driven apps work in context with Cloud Foundry? That’s a question that is starting to surface as organizations start to see how technologies, such as TensorFlow, are getting more attention from developers eager to explore the boundaries for…
Do Serverless And Abstract Architectures Have A Place In DevOps?
Nov 9, 2017 • 33 min
Maybe there is no single path to DevOps nirvana, and no one way of implementing continuous integration. That’s the eye-opening conclusion reached by Dr. Nicole Forsgren, founder and CEO of DevOps Research and Assessment, LLC, in a wide-ranging…
Cloud Foundry: Focusing On Flexibility And Choice For A Cloud-Native World
Nov 8, 2017 • 16 min
As open source gains momentum, Cloud Foundry focuses on its users, citing that 40% of them are in fact end users. In a livestreamed episode of The New Stack Makers with TNS Founder Alex Williams at Cloud Foundry Summit Europe, Cloud Foundry Executive…
Vulnerability Management At Scale: A Talk With Pivotal’s Technical Program Manager Of Security
Nov 7, 2017 • 10 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder Alex Williams spoke with Pivotal Senior Technical Program Manager of Security Molly Crowther to learn more about her recent Cloud Foundry Summit EU presentation alongside Stephen Levine, Product Lead…
Lori MacVittie of F5 Networks: Who’s in Charge of Automated Security?
Nov 6, 2017 • 33 min
“No data center runs on a heterogeneous infrastructure,” MacVittie wrote, “and even within the subset of a single vendor, organizations run multiple models and versions of hardware and software alike.” So if we can get operators and developers together on…
The New Cloud Foundry Container Runtime: Just The Facts
Nov 2, 2017 • 21 min
The Cloud Foundry Container Runtime is the new name for Kubo, which is Kubernetes running on BOSH. In today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder Alex Williams caught up with Cloud Foundry CTO Chip Childers to learn more about Cloud Foundry’s…
Kubernetes Co-Founder Brendan Burns: Orchestration Is Becoming A Commodity
Oct 31, 2017 • 14 min
In July 2016, one of the co-founders of Kubernetes, Brendan Burns joined Microsoft. Over a time Microsoft became extremely active in the Kubernetes community. A year later in July 2017, Microsoft even joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation that…
The Portworx Technical Architecture For Storage In Container Clusters
Oct 30, 2017 • 22 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, Portworx CTO Goutham Rou was joined by GE Digital Director of Software Engineering Balajee Nagarajan, GE Digital Senior Director of Big Data Platforms, Venkat Sivasubramanian, and TNS Founder Alex Williams.…
Schuberg Philis’ Journey With Cloudstack And Kubernetes
Oct 26, 2017 • 11 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, Schuberg Philis’ Mission Critical Engineer Andy Repton discusses the company’s start with Apache Cloudstack and its current use of Kubernetes. Repton spoke with TNS Founder Alex Williams during a livestream that…
StackPointCloud Now Offers Management Services For Istio Mesh
Oct 25, 2017 • 12 min
Announced at Open Source Summit in September, StackPoint Cloud is now offering management services for Istio, a service mesh developed by Google, IBM and Lyft. On this episode of The New Stack Makers, StackPointCloud Founder & CEO Matt Baldwin speaks with…
With Container’s Maturity, Comes a New World of Stateful Services
Oct 24, 2017 • 9 min
The world is full of legacy apps, built on architectures from another time. At this year’s Software Circus in Amsterdam, CNCF Executive Director Dan Kohn addressed the question in a livestream with TNS Founder Alex Williams: How are open source…
Chef’s Adam Jacob On Configuration Management Versus The Human Element
Oct 23, 2017 • 39 min
Technology processes have not been designed with the human element in mind. Devices may be made easier, but only through the accomplishments of an ever more complex and typically unseen mesh of technological infrastructures. This surprising pronouncement…
Folding The Big Tent: What’s Next For OpenStack
Oct 19, 2017 • 14 min
OpenStack is folding the big tent for a more modular approach. How will that affect development for this massive open source project that OpenStack has become? At Open Source Summit in September, TNS Founder Alex Williams spoke with Linux Academy…
Mesosphere’s Founders On The Modern Role Of The Scheduler
Oct 18, 2017 • 32 min
When the Open Container Initiative was first formed over two years ago now, the event appeared at the time to lend a much-needed sense of importance to the matter of how a software container should be formed and formatted. Then last year, Mesosphere began…
Mastercard’s Ken Owens On Bridging The Gap Between Tech And Customers
Oct 16, 2017 • 29 min
During his time as chief technical officer for infrastructure at Cisco, Ken Owens was the point man for explaining software-defined infrastructure to a new and sometimes skeptical crowd. Eventually, the other folks at Cisco caught on to what Owens was…
Defining Ease Of Use On Azure Means Meeting Developers Halfway
Oct 11, 2017 • 18 min
Microsoft has taken an approach that essentially meets the developer halfway by providing abstractions so tools like Jenkins and Terraform can seamlessly work in hybrid, multi-cloud environments using third-party tools. It’s a mouthful but speaks to the…
The New Inherent Complexity of Delivering Open Source Software on Cloud Services
Oct 10, 2017 • 19 min
Julia Liuson joined Microsoft 25 years ago working as a developer on Microsoft Access. Continuing her work in the Visual Studio space, Liuson now is the corporate manager of developer tools and services. Changes started to come five year ago when Satya…
Why Azure App Service Embraces Containers and Now Runs on Linux
Oct 5, 2017 • 12 min
A long running narrative about complexity has served as a story line for many years in the communities that made distributed systems possible. For example, Microsoft recently announced that Azure App Service now runs on Linux. The underlying…
Deeply Nested Code, Bugs and Distributed Systems
Oct 4, 2017 • 11 min
The nature of software is by default deeply nested, making bug hunting always a work of forensics. In distributed systems, there may be only a few lines of code but there can be a long trail of dependencies that makes bugs also difficult to detect. It’s a…
Microsoft Builds a BASIC Bridge to Containers with .NET Core 2.0
Oct 3, 2017 • 43 min
To the multitude of languages supported by a runtime that is internal to Docker, appc, and OCI containers, add Visual Basic, C#, and F#. Last month, Microsoft re-engineered its open source .NET Core runtime with version 2.0, to easily execute code in any…
A Geek’s Rap About Neural Networks
Sep 29, 2017 • 2 min
One thing about Software Circus — performances were not just for the actors. We saw bank technologists jousting to tell their story about scale. {code} hosted what was described as the smallest cafe. It was in a shipping container. To get out, you had to…
A Universal Resource Broker To Connect Mesos And Kubernetes
Sep 28, 2017 • 25 min
Earlier this year, cloud platform provider Univa re-introduced Navops, its multi-tenant container platform, as a way for multiple clients to run microservices on Kubernetes. In this re-introduction, we discovered the Institute for Health Metrics and…
The Art of the Neural Network
Sep 27, 2017 • 18 min
Technical and entertaining — that is perhaps the best way to describe the talk Siraj Raval gave at Software Circus in Amsterdam under the big tent with a North Atlantic storm bearing down. A fitting end to a conference that was about the experience and…
Lyft’s Envoy and the Emerging Prospects of Service Mesh Architecture
Sep 26, 2017 • 27 min
How best should an organization transition its old behemoth monolith architecture into the bright shiny new world of microservices? The principal software engineer of the brightest and shiniest service out there, Lyft, tells us you don’t have to. Matt…
Why Containers Are Everywhere in Microsoft Azure
Sep 25, 2017 • 23 min
One clear theme emerged when talking to Corey Sanders, director of compute for Azure. Sanders said containers are everywhere in Azure’s technology infrastructure. He says by far the great greatest use case is for developers who want to use containers to…
The Container Landscape’s Maturity Evident in {code} Storage Projects
Sep 22, 2017 • 9 min
Clint Kitson is technical director for the {code} open source initiative. We caught up with Clint for a live at the 2017 Software Circus, where we asked about the maturing of container technologies and how that fits with {code}, its outreach and the work…
How Much DevOps Data Collection Is Enough?
Sep 20, 2017 • 42 min
With the continued evolution of machine learning, organizations may no longer need an absolute strategy for which data they’ll collect from their servers, with respect to performance, and which data they leave behind. This from Chief Technology Advocate…
PagerDuty CTO: How Much Should a Re-imagined ‘Ops’ Combine with ‘Dev?’
Sep 19, 2017 • 16 min
In this interview just before the opening keynote speeches from PagerDuty Summit 2017 at Pier 27 of the Embarcadero in San Francisco, PagerDuty co-founder and CTO Alex Solomon discusses the new roles operators and developers may play in an organization…
PagerDuty CEO on the Advanced State of DevOps Evolution
Sep 18, 2017 • 38 min
In this interview with Jennifer Tejada, CEO of PagerDuty, recorded live at PagerDuty Summit 2017, she discusses the new and emerging challenges in streamlining operations, in introducing automation and achieving integration. Team members must play new and…
Maintaining the Kubernetes Life Cycle
Sep 1, 2017 • 27 min
Kubernetes now faces an evolutionary hurdle that only Docker before it has faced so soon in its life cycle: the problem of multiple concurrent versions. Version 1.7 is upon us today, even though other versions are still in active use. At the rate…
Codeship’s Laura Frank on Orchestration and the Developer Culture
Sep 1, 2017 • 31 min
In the young history of container orchestration, one of the most successful practitioners of merging the microservices mindset with enterprises’ development and deployment pipelines, has been the Berlin-based director of engineering for CI/CD platform…
Kubernetes 1.7 and Extensibility
Aug 31, 2017 • 40 min
One of the people without whom Kubernetes would not exist, and perhaps the whole notion of orchestration would never have come to fruition, does not believe Kubernetes is truly at the center of the emerging ecosystem. Yes, we call it a “Kubernetes…
Plotting the Kubernetes Roadmap
Aug 30, 2017 • 52 min
In a containerized environment, there are still operating systems, and we still call most of the units that serve as vehicles for processes “Linux containers.” But inter-application communication (IAC) is no longer something that is facilitated by an…
Cloud Native Apps Lead Red Hat OpenShift Customers to Enterprise Integration
Aug 28, 2017 • 38 min
How companies are viewing Kubernetes is starting to change as often happens when people start using the platform. Brian Gracely of Red Hat OpenShift maintains it is those initial applications a company develops that is leading to an enterprise shift to…
Twistlock on Rethinking the Developer Pipeline
Aug 25, 2017 • 28 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, the issue of containerization security shifts back to where it began in 2014, with the question of whether a secure system can compensate for insecure communication. “There’s a lot more responsibility that’s on…
Kubernetes’ Impact on the Supply Chain
Aug 22, 2017 • 47 min
The supply chains of modern enterprises are transitioning — or may have already transitioned — to an API-like model. The services that departments provide each other are being governed by interfaces that specify their types and contents, and regulated by…
MapR’s Ted Dunning: The Intersection of Machine Learning and Containers
Aug 8, 2017 • 38 min
If every application in the world could be easily containerized with an automated process, it might already have happened. We’ve talked before in The New Stack about the many approaches to maintaining state — which, in a less esoteric, more…
The Story Behind Capital One’s Fork Of An Open Source Project
Jul 31, 2017 • 22 min
A pull request is a potential contribution back to a project on Github. It can be difficult to manage all of the requests that come in and the need to automate the approval of pull requests has led to the creation of several open source projects. LGTM…
How ADP Adopted a Container Mindset
Jul 27, 2017 • 34 min
James Ford is a chief architect at ADP, an $11 billion company and a pillar in the human capital management world. Ford and his team have made significant investments in Docker, going from about 1000 containers in use across the enterprise to now more…
Dell Boomi CEO Chris McNabb on Integration as a Service
Jul 26, 2017 • 18 min
In this edition of The New Stack Makers podcast, Joab Jackson spoke with Chris McNabb, CEO of cloud integration service Dell Boomi. Back in 2000, Rick Nucci founded the company , anticipating that cloud integration would require a different approach than…
CoreOS’ Caleb Miles on Making Kubernetes
Jul 25, 2017 • 27 min
Part of CoreOS engineer Caleb Miles’ job with Kubernetes, as he told The New Stack’s Scott Fulton, is to help implementers who are undergoing the process of migrating to containerization and Kubernetes, even as we speak, to scoot over to a new targeted…
Adopting An ‘Inner Source’ Culture Within Organizations
Jul 20, 2017 • 23 min
There’s an unstated implication of the whole ethic of open source software: it’s intended to be shared by a broader community. Not all software an organization may utilize, should be shared outside its own boundaries — physical or virtual. But does the…
What Will The Internet Seem Like In 5 Years
Jul 19, 2017 • 5 min
New York City-based Packet offers companies a kind of infrastructure automation service — a way for them to host services and applications directly on bare-metal servers, through Packet’s own network of hard-wired connections. At the last DockerCon,…
Comcast Has Over 1,500 Developers Working on Cloud Foundry
Jul 18, 2017 • 22 min
The surge in availability of cloud-based platforms has made it possible, only in recent years, for major employers to devote hundreds of teams to thousands of software issues. No longer does a corporation have to create its own platform. It can adopt a…
Apache’s Jim Jagielski On The Changing Philosophies Of Open Source Licensing
Jul 17, 2017 • 21 min
Capital One — where Jagielski presently serves as a senior distinguished technical fellow — can safely adapt its corporate culture to be permissive about using and adapting open source software, without the fear of being charged with violating copyright…
Cloud Custodian And Capital One Ask: ‘What’s In Your Amazon Cloud?’
Jul 14, 2017 • 16 min
“We developed Cloud Custodian to give us a sort of unified view of, and enforcement of, all the policies that are happening in an AWS public cloud account,” explained Capital One Senior Distinguished Engineer Kapil Thangavelu, in a conversation with Alex…
SAP: Microservices Drove The Need For Cloud Foundry
Jul 12, 2017 • 29 min
An effort has been under way at SAP to investigate one open source platform — Cloud Foundry — well before its official stance on open source technology was famously reversed. As Bernd Krannich, the technical lead for SAP’s cloud platform, told The New…
With Speed Comes Challenges In App Development That Test Security Practices
Jul 11, 2017 • 17 min
There are a number of new methodologies being applied to software development teams. One is based around the ideal that the platform can enable small development teams to build applications on an experimental basis: trying what might work, to determine…
How Equinix Is Architecting The Digital Edge
Jul 10, 2017 • 15 min
Up to this point, we haven’t talked a lot about Equinix here in The New Stack. From a data center operator’s perspective, that’s a bit like discussing the solar system but avoiding mention of Jupiter. For a great many IT professionals, Equinix is a daily…
How Mendix Takes Cloud Foundry From An Apps Platform To ‘Business Engineering’
Jul 7, 2017 • 22 min
As the idea of deploying and managing applications at scale matures, it comes time for organizations to reconsider their business rationales. Staging their business operations on platforms means, at some level, moving their business models to those…
Why Healthcare Research Needs Multi-Tenant Orchestration to Save Lives
Jul 6, 2017 • 43 min
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington is, on its face, a single research facility that just happens to claim the largest repository of human health data anywhere in the world. But that repository is by virtue of a…
Allstate Navigates a Sea Change in Business Processes with Cloud Foundry
Jul 5, 2017 • 22 min
There was a time when business processes were presumed to be the bedrock foundation of a company — when what one did and how it went about doing it, was thought to define the nature of that company for decades hence. But as Opal Perry, Allstate’s vice…
What Kubo Brings To Cloud Foundry And Kubernetes
Jun 28, 2017 • 33 min
Kubernetes’ native strategy for high availability is to set up multiple master replicas, and engineer a failover system that passes control to a replica when the main master fails. When the master does fail, nothing can schedule workloads. But the problem…
Look For More Open Source Extensions With Cloud Foundry This Year
Jun 27, 2017 • 11 min
Abby Kearns talks about the Cloud Foundry Summit, the focus on diversity and inclusion and how the organization will extend its open source footprint. Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/noPHBCPvRzs
Microsoft Is For Open Source Developers
Jun 26, 2017 • 25 min
John Gossman is the lead architect on the Azure team at Microsoft. He has been at Microsoft for 17 years, seeing how the company has transitioned to being more open source oriented than ever before. But Microsoft has always been a company with a focus on…
Delivering Performance Metrics for Everyone’s Unique Perspective
Jun 21, 2017 • 22 min
There is no single way to monitor containers running in production. CA Technologies, which has been in the application monitoring field for the entirety of this decade, has its own strategy: to filter out the infrastructure-centric elements from container…
Chef, The Company That Is Big On Hugs
Jun 20, 2017 • 14 min
Nathen Harvey is vice president of community development at Chef. He is big on hugs. The whole company is big on hugs. So much so that when he said Chef has a hug-o-meter at corporate headquarters, The New Stack Founder Alex Williams quickly asked about…
The Need For Infrastructure Tooling In The Serverless Ecosystem
Jun 19, 2017 • 16 min
As the methodology around serverless technologies matures, there’s an immediate need to focus our efforts on refining the tooling around the serverless ecosystem. The push to expand on the tooling workflow with new technologies is especially prevalent…
OpenWhisk, Bluemix, And Event-Driven Architectures In The Cloud
Jun 16, 2017 • 14 min
Despite whatever terminology the larger development industry settles on, serverless environments are ultimately event-driven systems. These architectures are still going to ultimately involve servers and cloud management for many. In this episode of The…
Skipping Containers Altogether For Serverless Environments
Jun 15, 2017 • 21 min
While we’re often so focused on developer workflows with serverless tools, it’s important to also understand what kinds of organizations are adopting serverless workflows and environments, and what their motivations are for doing so. In this episode of…
Achieving Continuous Automation With Speed And Quality As The Outcome
Jun 14, 2017 • 26 min
Rakuten is a Japan-based company with a mission to focus on speed and quality. In today’s world that means its software has to be constantly optimized. Its infrastracture needs to be readied for continuous automation, a core theme at ChefConf, the annual…
How Serverless Is Shaping The Future Of Software Development
Jun 13, 2017 • 29 min
Serverless architectures are often positioned as the next big thing in cloud computing, but what exactly is serverless, who is utilizing these tools and services, and how is this ecosystem maturing? In this episode of The New Stack Makers, we spoke to…
OK Google, Kelsey Hightower’s ChefConf Keynote Was Totally Dope
Jun 12, 2017 • 18 min
Kelsey Hightower had thought he had his keynote all set for ChefConf. Then he saw the keynote speakers talk about how Habitat is used with Kubernetes. That was it. He scrapped his talk, spent the night learning Habitat and presented what he learned the…
Three Perspectives On The Evolution Of Container Security
Jun 9, 2017 • 43 min
There still exists a kind of chasm in the broader software community between the people who are building new application containers today, and the people sandwiched in the middle of the phrase “DevSecOps” whose job is to keep the risk managers at bay. At…
What Oracle is Developing with its Hyperscale Cloud
Jun 7, 2017 • 27 min
Oracle has joined Kubernetes as it builds out its new, public cloud service.
Provenance - The Peace Of Mind Chef Habitat Seeks To Deliver
Jun 6, 2017 • 19 min
If you understand how your containers are typically constructed before they are deployed into production, then you should have a better comprehension of what components of code go into those containers. That’s the assertion being made by Michael Ducy,…
Apcera: Old Apps Spanning New Clouds
Jun 5, 2017 • 8 min
“There are a lot of enterprises out there… and they want to do app modernization, but they’re kinda stuck with their legacy applications,” explained Apcera director of product management Henry Stapp, speaking with Alex Williams at DockerCon 2017 in…
InSpec: Human Readable, Automated Compliance
Jun 2, 2017 • 26 min
The immediate benefit of virtualizing all the resources that collectively constitute the infrastructure of your data center, as Chef has professed since its beginnings as OpsCode, is to address those resources programmatically and build systems with code.…
SXSW 2017: How Capital One Became Technology-First With Open Source
Jun 1, 2017 • 17 min
People are expecting banks, as well as other businesses, to be more real-time, digital-first, and be able to anticipate customer needs. This is why the company is increasingly building, and open sourcing, its own software, as well as empowering engineers…
The Evolution Of SAP HANA Express
May 31, 2017 • 18 min
In early May, HANA Express found itself at O’Reilly’s OSCON open source event in Austin. That’s pretty interesting, given the fact that HANA is not an open source product. Veterans of the IT industry will recall that SAP was known as one of the fiercest…
At Chef, The Band Will Always Play
May 30, 2017 • 19 min
In his keynote last week at ChefConf, CTO Adam Jacob used The Roots, a well-known hip-hop band, to demonstrate how the promise of an experience remains the same, but the development may actually change. For example, a fan knows they will see The Roots…
Women Engineers Who Inspire And Never Give Up
May 29, 2017 • 28 min
The inspiration and lead-by-example approach to encourage women to never give up in their engineering careers — it seems so critically needed in a technology market now so mired by sexism and harassment. Women, minorities and people who identify as…
ChatBots Could Finally Make Knowledge Management Painless
May 26, 2017 • 14 min
The Botness Enterprise conference in Austin, Texas is an event that’s all about chatbots. In this episode of The New Stack Makers, I’m speaking with Rick Nucci, co-founder of a company called Guru. You might remember Rick’s name from another company he…
Taking The Next Steps In Developing An Open Source Culture
May 24, 2017 • 27 min
At OSCON last week in Austin, Texas, Capital One open source community outreach manager Jared Smith and Jono Bacon — a well-known consultant in the open source community — discussed their observations about the tricky logistics of a financial institution…
Establishing Best Practices For Adopting Kubernetes
May 23, 2017 • 36 min
Establishing best practices for emerging technologies is a task that many will argue is impossible. But it’s still important for you to identify how teams are consistently solving problems, even when the technology changes around them. With Kubernetes,…
Dev Or Ops Doesn’t Matter, You Need Observability
May 22, 2017 • 11 min
Every software engineer should be able to answer these questions: What just happened? What’s happening now? What’s about to happen? Charity Majors, the CEO of debugging platform Honeycomb, believes it’s not just something that the operations team needs to…
TNS Eats Austin: Chowing Down In A Conference Town
May 21, 2017 • 4 min
Where to eat when at a conference? Like everyone else, we face that question when on the road all the time. So, here are some places for all of you who will be in Austin this year, be it at ChefConf this coming week, HashiConf in September or KubeCon in…
OSCON Is Coming Back To Portland, A Show Wrapup With Co-Chair Kelsey Hightower
May 19, 2017 • 14 min
Kelsey Hightower is a technologist with Google and the co-chair of the OSCON conference. This was Hightower’s second OSCON as co-chair but the last one he will lead in Austin. Next year, Hightower will co-chair OSCON in Portland where the conference is…
Meet Mark Hinkle, The New Executive Director For The Node.js Foundation
May 16, 2017 • 9 min
These days, Node.js is under the hood of everything from the web, the Internet of Things and desktop applications to microservice architectures. Node’s 15 million-plus downloads per month, and more than a billion package downloads per week, render it the…
How Capital One Brings Open Source To The Banking Industry
May 15, 2017 • 15 min
By now, even most large organizations have realized the benefits that accrue with using open source software—the collective hive mind that fixes bugs and develops new features at a faster pace than any commercial software company could match. Yet,…
Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Data Science
May 12, 2017 • 28 min
When it comes to scientific computing, few names are more well known than Stephen Wolfram. He was the creator of the Mathematica, a program that researchers have been using for decades to aid in their computations. Later Wolfram expanded Mathematica into…
How VMware Views The Intersection Of Virtualization And Containers
May 10, 2017 • 19 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, we spoke with Paul Fazzone, General Manager of Cloud Native Apps at VMware. Our topic of discussion is the intersection of virtualization and containers from a VMware perspective.
Helping Engineers Assess Their Skills And Prepare For Coding Interviews
May 9, 2017 • 28 min
Whether you’re applying for a job at Google, or you’re just trying to understand where you stack up as an engineer, it can be difficult for coders to assess their own skills and abilities. In this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, we spoke to…