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The Future of Data in Serverless Will Be API-Driven
Oct 21 • 25 min
In the serverless paradigm, the idea is to abstract away the backend so that developers don’t need to deal with it. That’s all well and good when it comes to servers and complex infrastructure like Kubernetes. But up till now, database systems haven’t…
KCCNC 2020 EU Virtual Pancake Breakfast: Why Your K8s ‘Stack’ Should Be Boring
Aug 24 • 39 min
Kubernetes is becoming boring and that’s a good thing — it’s what’s on top of Kubernetes that counts. In this The New Stack Analysts podcast, TNS Founder & Publisher Alex Williams asked KubeCon attendees to join him for a short “stack” at our Virtual…
How to Sell Your Infrastructure to the Colleagues That Don’t Have to Buy It w/ Simone Sciarrati
Aug 19 • 31 min
A lot of the time, it’s harder to convince your friends and family than a stranger. The first group is usually more decisive and direct with you. The same goes for your work family. When you’re building an internal infrastructure for autonomous teams, it…
Why Spotify’s Golden Path to Kubernetes Adoption Has Many Twist and Turns
Aug 13 • 37 min
Spotify is well known worldwide for its music service. Not so well known, is its path to Kubernetes Oz has been a road with many twists and turns. What also may be a surprise to many is that Spotify is a veteran user of Kubernetes and how it owes much of…
From One Server to Kubernetes, A Startup’s Story
Aug 5 • 28 min
KubeCon+CloudNativeCon sponsored this podcast as part of a series of interviews with Kubernetes end users. Listen to the previous stories about the ups and downs of Box’s Kubernetes journey and what Wikipedia’s infrastructure is like behind the firewall.…
The Ups and Downs of One Cloud Management Provider’s Kubernetes Journey w/ Kunal Parmar of Box
Jul 28 • 34 min
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon sponsored this post. Box was one of the first companies to build on Kubernetes. Initially building its platform on PHP, Box’s architecture still uses some parts of the PHP architecture. Today, Box serves as a case study of a…
Chase Pettet - What Wikipedia’s Infrastructure Is Like Behind The Firewall
Jun 17 • 76 min
The Wikimedia Foundation‘s impact on culture and media sharing has had immeasurable benefits on a worldwide scale. As the foundation that manages the fabled Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource and a number of outlets, Wikimedia’s mission is to “to…
How Kubernetes, Open Source Underpin Condé Nast Operations
Jun 3 • 34 min
In this, The New Stack Analyst podcast hosted by Alex Williams, founder, and editor-in-chief of The New Stack, and Ken Owens, vice president, cloud native engineering, Mastercard, Jennifer Strejevitch, site reliability engineer for Condé Nast speaks about…
Virtual Pancake Breakfast
May 20 • 58 min
Thanks to the COVID-19 global pandemic, many IT systems are facing unprecedented workloads, reaching levels of usage on a daily basis that usually only happen on the busiest days of the year. The good news is that the cloud native approach has been…
Pancake Podcast: Cassandra and the Need for a Kubernetes Data Plane
Apr 22 • 51 min
What is the role that the data plane plays in a Kubernetes ecosystem? This was the theme for our latest (virtual) pancake breakfast and panel discussion, sponsored by DataStax, the keeper of the open source Cassandra database. Last month, Datastax…
Episode: 195 - What a Mesh w/ Lee Calcote and Brian “Redbeard” Harrington
Mar 12 • 39 min
Listen to all of our podcasts here: https://thenewstack.io/podcasts/ In this, The New Stack Analysts podcast, Lee Calcote, an analyst and founder of Layer5, and Brian “Redbeard” Harrington, a principal product manager for OpenShift service mesh at Red…
Herding Cats - The State of State
Mar 5 • 40 min
The New Stack Editor Alex Williams sat down, with Diane Patton, technical marketing engineer at NetApp, Jenny Fong, VP of marketing at Diamanti, and Sriram Subramanian, an analyst at IDC, to learn how Kubernetes has evolved into the preferred…
Improving Developer Happiness on Kubernetes, But First: Who Does Configuration?
Feb 13 • 41 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts podcast, we explore how two Kubernetes Special Interest Groups (SIG) are taking into account all of the various user personas in order to help shape the user experience on Kubernetes. Guests on this episode…
KubeCon San Diego Pancakes: Shifting Cloud Native Security All the Way Left
Nov 21, 2019 • 47 min
Many IT teams begin moving their applications to containers and Kubernetes after their managers mandate the switch. Then in the rush to deploy they may forget, or simply delay, some fundamentals. Only six to 12 months later does integrating security into…
Cloud Foundry Summit Europe: Why Kubernetes Should be Boring
Sep 19, 2019 • 33 min
The developer will certainly face new challenges when making the switch to a cloud native platform. The process might include, for example, learning how to add code to Kubernetes clusters or mastering the mechanics of etcd and kubectlis. The power and…
TC Sessions Pancake Breakfast: Software Startups Drive Enterprise Change with Education and Openness
Sep 12, 2019 • 52 min
Enterprise startups are building the tools that help their customers to create an agile modern enterprise that adapts quickly to market changes. But the enterprise isn’t always open to that change, or even aware of the benefits of that change, said…
The Choices Enterprises Must Make in Open Source’s ‘Post-Punk Rock Era’
Aug 29, 2019 • 47 min
What became the punk rock genre may be a harbinger of what is in store for the open source movement — but hopefully not. At any rate, open source’s popularity can certainly be compared to punk rock’s rise. When Linux began to be seen as a powerful and…
Will Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Disrupt DevOps?
Jul 18, 2019 • 42 min
It would be a mistake to ignore the immediate impact artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is already having on software development processes and DevOps. While some may see AI and ML as new technologies high on the hype cycle with…
The Rapid State of Container Adoption
Jul 4, 2019 • 39 min
Just four years ago, industry analysts were wary of running production workloads in containers, but certainly the industry got over that fast. Numbers around Docker and Kubernetes adoption vary broadly, but it’s safe to say that well over half of Fortune…
The KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Press Corps Share Some Opinionated Thoughts
Jun 13, 2019 • 45 min
You put three journalists from leading tech news outlets in a podcast room with the founder and editor in chief of the media outlet of record for the development and DevOps community. One could guess they would have rather opinionated thoughts to share…
Kubernetes, Machine Learning, and Maple Syrup
Jun 6, 2019 • 42 min
Some might assume artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are among the “latest and greatest technologies” that are on top of today’s hype list. Their adoption cycle — if they ever do see deployment on a large scale — is years away, one…
Service Meshes Dissected Over Pancakes In Barcelona
May 30, 2019 • 49 min
Service meshes have emerged as essential tools in managing deployments on containers and microservices. Indeed, one would be hard pressed to find DevOps teams that have successfully deployed on Kubernetes without the observability and management…
What CSI Means for Container Storage Evolution
May 9, 2019 • 38 min
A blog post by Saad Ali, senior software engineer at Google, drew considerable attention early year when Ali first described Kubernetes GA in “Container Storage Interface (CSI) for Kubernetes GA. In that post, Ali described how “CSI was developed as a…
Project Calico and the Challenge of Cloud Native Networking
Apr 25, 2019 • 42 min
Christopher Liljenstolpe is the founder and chief technology officer of Tigera, a provider of cloud native security and networking software. He formed Tigera to offer commercial support for Project Calico, a control plane he created for cloud native…
Cloud Foundry’s Past, Present And Future Discussed Over Pancakes
Apr 11, 2019 • 45 min
It is hard to believe for many, as it is for this writer, that Cloud Foundry has existed for more than a decade after it was founded in 2008. Since its beginning, it certainly has more than established itself as a platform as a service (PaaS) of choice…
How Service Meshes Offer a Rethink in the Cloud-Native Shift
Mar 28, 2019 • 33 min
The magnanimous shift to cloud-native has brought with it obvious changes and shifts in how DevOps’ manage application deployments. Key among the challenges are observability and monitoring, logging, routing and, of course, security. As a way to keep this…
How Service Meshes Are a Missing Link for Microservices
Mar 14, 2019 • 33 min
It is now widely assumed that making the shift to microservices and cloud-native environments will only lead to great things — and yet. As the rush to the cloud builds in momentum, many organizations are rudely waking up to more than a few difficulties…
Monitoring The Ghost In Machine Learning
Feb 28, 2019 • 36 min
Monitoring and observability will also play a major in this brave new AI/ML landscape with Kubernetes and microservices. This was the main theme of a podcast Alex Williams, founder and editor-in-chief of The New Stack, hosted, with Janakiram MSV, The New…
#176: The Future of Artificial Intelligence at Scale
Feb 14, 2019 • 28 min
I’ve got to admit it’s getting better (Better) A little better all the time (It can’t get no worse) Paul McCartney and John Lennon, respectively, sum up the two ways to look at the future of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning — with…
#175: Realizing DevOps Dreams with Containers and AIOps
Jan 31, 2019 • 33 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Analysts podcast, TNS founder Alex Williams is joined by Janakiram MSV, a principal analyst with Janakiram & Associates, and Steve Burton, VP of Marketing at Harness.io to discuss not only the effects containers and…
#174: Kubernetes and the Return of the Virtual Machines
Jan 17, 2019 • 39 min
This week on The New Stack Analysts podcast, we take a closer look at the appeal of using virtual machines in Kubernetes environments. The discussion was sparked by a popular blog post penned last month by Pivotal Principal Technologist Paul Czarkowski.…
#173: The New Stack Survey: What to Expect in 2019
Jan 3, 2019 • 40 min
We learned a lot about our readers upon completion of our reader’s survey at the end of last year. According to those who responded to the SurveyMonkey questionnaire, working mostly in development and/or DevOps or operations, the trends and topics you are…
#172: Mono to Micro to FaaS: A Macro Challenge
Dec 21, 2018 • 56 min
Functions as a Service (FaaS), and especially, serverless are major buzzwords today, but beneath the hype, they offer tremendous resource-savings and scaling opportunities. But as organizations make the shift from monolithic-centric platforms as they rely…
#171: The State Of Service Meshes And Istio
Dec 20, 2018 • 49 min
The advent of service meshes can be traced back to Linkerd, a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) project. Now, as Linkerd’s adoption curve continues to accelerate, a number of other options have emerged that allow for the management and scaling of…
#170: A Pivotal Director, RedMonk Analyst Discuss the State of Open Source in 2018
Dec 13, 2018 • 48 min
It would have been difficult to predict the magnitude of open source’s role in today’s platforms and the explosion of choice on offer in today’s computing world thanks to its massive adoption. On the industry side, IBM’s purchase of Linux giant Red Hat…
#169: Red Hat-IBM Acquisition - Clash of Cultures or Best of Both Worlds?
Nov 8, 2018 • 33 min
Red Hat’s acquisition by IBM has been the biggest story of the year, dwarfing Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub. But the acquisition has been notable for many reasons, one of them is that this is 3rd largest IT acquisition after Broadcom and Dell-EMC. New…
#168: Cutting Through the Daze and Confusion of Cloud Native DevOps
Oct 25, 2018 • 39 min
Successful cloud native deployments largely hinge on DevOps’ ability to break down silos and other inter-organizational barriers by directly engaging all stakeholders, including business teams, developers, operations and other otherwise separate groups…
#167: The Widening Gap Between Serverless and Kubernetes
Sep 6, 2018 • 44 min
The divide continues to grow between people developing serverless technologies and those in DevOps roles building, deploying, and managing Kubernetes. “Questions about serverless approaches and Kubernetes don’t really come up with developers,” said…
#166: Anne Currie of Container Solutions Talks Ethics
Aug 16, 2018 • 31 min
Anne Currie Chief Strategist, Container Solutions, has been thinking about some of the deeper questions the software industry poses. These questions aren’t just about interconnected systems, and the repercussions of everyone having access to the Internet.…
#165: Discussing Blockchain with Wired, Hyperledger, and IBM
Jul 26, 2018 • 26 min
Blockchain has finally gotten over the Wall Street hump. Now that BitCoin and Ethereum are essentially old news, the actual technology behind these commodities is beginning to trickle into real world enterprise applications. Blockchain, it seems, has many…
#164: Discussing Serverless with Symphonia.io and Serverless Inc.
Jul 5, 2018 • 26 min
Serverless computing and functions as a service are both growing in appeal for enterprises, but there are still many questions about how they fit into a standard business environment. For a start, how do you manage your dependencies in a serverless…
#163: Tackling Operational Serverless and Cross-Cloud Compatibility
Jun 21, 2018 • 35 min
Serverless compute sounds like heaven, but without the right mindset it can be hell. Between the constraints placed on serverless environments by cloud providers, the potential for proliferation of applications and variations of versions, and the general…
#162: Serverless, Containers and Application Operations
Jun 7, 2018 • 35 min
Serverless, containers? The debate doesn’t matter for customers coming to ioPipe, says Erica Windisch, founder and CTO of ioPipe. Their customers have already decided to adopt or even further adopt serverless architectures. They are not talking about…
#161: Pancakes At Kubecon + CloudNativeCon EU: All About SPIFFE And SPIRE
May 10, 2018 • 48 min
To do cloud-native computing, you need to identify all your workloads, and, more importantly, they need the ability to identify each other, so they can work together in automated chains. To aid in this task, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation has…
#160: Cloud Foundry Summit Pancake Breakfast Podcast: Containerzing Cloud Foundry
Apr 26, 2018 • 45 min
For this latest edition of The New Stack Analysts, we took our pancakes and our podcast equipment to Boston, for the Cloud Foundry Summit in Boston, for a wide ranging discussion on Cloud Foundry, cloud-native computing and Kubernetes. Hosted by TNS…
#159: The Cloud Native Market’s Open Source Economic Realities
Mar 15, 2018 • 41 min
How venture capitalists and technologists view the cloud-native technology space is the subject matter for this episode of The New Stack Analysts. It’s getting to the point that service level agreements pretty much don’t allow access to source code unless…
#158: Exploring Kubernetes Abstractions
Feb 15, 2018 • 42 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Analysts, TNS Founder Alex Williams, TNS Correspondent TC Curie, and Janakiram MSV, Principal Analyst at Janakiram & Associates were joined by Heptio Co-Founder and CTO and Kubernetes co-founder Joe Beda, alongside…
#157: The Monkigras Conference: What it Takes to Make the Magic Things
Jan 30, 2018 • 34 min
The concepts of craft and how it applies to software development is quite relevant but at times contradictory. Technologists aspire to make great tools and services that reflect their attention and passion for making things but paradoxically we also face…
#156: Setting Core Values for the IT Industry
Jan 18, 2018 • 44 min
In the second instalment of our podcasts on Values and how they affect workplace culture, Alex Williams and TC Currie from The New Stack are joined by Sam Ramji, VP Product Management at Google, Daniel Lopez Ridruejo, CEO Bitnami; Chris Brandon, CEO,…
#155: Running Mesos Application Frameworks On Kubernetes With The Universal Resource Broker
Jan 5, 2018 • 37 min
In this livestream from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2017, The New Stack Analysts will take a deep dive into Univa’s Universal Resource Broker (URB). We learned how this open source adapter allows Kubernetes and Mesos workloads to run on the same…
#154: How Do Values Affect Software Companies?
Dec 29, 2017 • 32 min
In this end-of-the-year discussion about missions, values and goals, Alex Williams, TNS Founder was joined by Ashley Williams, Services and Ops Engineer at npm, Inc. who has been active in the Node.js and Rust communities, Charity Majors, CEO of…
#153: AWS and Kubernetes: Now What?
Dec 14, 2017 • 33 min
Following Amazon’s many announcements at AWS re:Invent 2017, including its support for Kubernetes in its new EKS offering, many wondered how Amazon is going to position itself within the Kubernetes community, and hows its EKS and Fargate offerings will…
#152: KubeCon 2017 Pancake Podcast: All About The Service Mesh
Dec 11, 2017 • 42 min
Last week, at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2017, much of the buzz seemed to be around service meshes, with everyone curious as to why they needed one now that they’ve installed the Kubernetes open source container…
#151: Kubecon 2017 Pancake Podcast - Should Developers Be Allowed Anywhere Near Kubernetes?
Dec 8, 2017 • 44 min
Should developers need to interact with the Kubernetes open source container orchestration engine at all? That was one of the many intriguing questions we got from the audience during our second pancake podcast, held Thursday, at the Cloud Native…
#150: Exploring What’s New in Prometheus 2.0
Dec 1, 2017 • 39 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Analysts, we sat down with Robust Perception Founder Brian Brazil and Frederic Branczyk, engineer at CoreOS to get the latest insights around the recent Prometheus 2.0 release. With new developments in storage and its…
#149: How Docker’s Newly-Announced Support for Kubernetes Impacts Developers
Nov 3, 2017 • 21 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Analysts, TNS Founder Alex Williams and TNS reporter Swapnil Bhartiya spoke with Josh Bernstein, Vice President of Technology at Dell, and Patrick Chanezon, Member of Technical Staff at Docker. At this year’s DockerCon…
#148: Serious Introspection on Kubernetes’ Accomplishments at the Next KubeCon
Oct 20, 2017 • 40 min
“Sometimes the shift to Kubernetes opens the door to re-evaluating a lot of other things that might make it easier to get to CI/CD,” said Craig Martin, the senior vice president for software engineering and consulting firm Kenzan, as part of a panel for…
#147: Discussing Cloud Foundry’s New Container Runtime
Oct 13, 2017 • 53 min
Going into Cloud Foundry Summit in Basel, Switzerland, there were without a doubt questions about Kubo, the Kubernetes on BOSH project developed by Pivotal and Google. At the keynote yesterday, the questions were only fueled by the announcement of Kubo’s…
#146: What Has Happened to REST In a World of Containers and Data Streaming?
Oct 6, 2017 • 34 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, we talk with Tyler Jewell, the new CEO at WSO2 and Kin Lane, the API evangelist who talk about the need for a new thinking of middleware, event-based architectures and the need to rethink the dogma of REST. Is…
#145: Serverlessconf NYC to Address DevOps in a Serverless World
Sep 21, 2017 • 30 min
It promises to be the serverless community’s largest get-together to date: Next October 8 in New York City, for three days, Serverlessconf promises to bring hundreds of cloud-native applications developers together, for in-depth discussions about how the…
#144: Open Source Summit LA Pancake Breakfast - Is Hardware The Next Innovation Layer?
Sep 14, 2017 • 43 min
To kick off Open Source Summit 2017, taking place in Los Angeles this week, The New Stack held a special pancake and podcast panel discussion to discuss the intersections of all things hardware and open source.
 For the event, the panel was comprised of…
#143: A Skeptical Look at Kubernetes
Aug 18, 2017 • 42 min
The “eco-” part of the term “ecosystem” has the same root as both “ecology” and “economy.” It’s hard to build anything that’s designed to be economically self-sustaining, around a core product that’s essentially free. You’ve heard Apcera CEO Derek…
#142: The Intersection of Security with Containerization
Aug 11, 2017 • 39 min
Now that containerization and orchestration platforms have upset the proverbial apple cart with respect to traditional concepts such as endpoint security, what are the points in the modern network that get security treatment, and who’s responsible for…
#141: Assessing The State Of Serverless Security
Jul 13, 2017 • 39 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, TNS Technical Editor Ben Ball spoke to Mark Boyd, Writer and Analyst at Platformable, Guy Podjarny, CEO of Snyk, and Paul Johnston, Founder of Roundabout Labs, about the state of severless security. In our…
#140: Cloud Foundry Summit Pancake Podcast - Communications in the Cloud-native Era
Jun 29, 2017 • 30 min
Stackie, the New Stack’s traveling pancake robot, ventured to Santa Clara California this week to host a pancake breakfast and podcast recording for the Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley 2017. As steampunk hacker Dr. Torq tended to the fussy 3D pancake…
#139 Power Panel: Where is Kubernetes Going Now?
Jun 23, 2017 • 52 min
Where will Kubernetes eventually fit in the emerging picture of the distributed applications stack? Is it the virtual infrastructure provider for developers’ work environments? And if that’s the case, doesn’t that work against its chances to penetrate…
#138: What Comes of Docker with a New CEO
May 18, 2017 • 33 min
Docker’s decision to hire Steve Singh as its new CEO surfaces questions about the future of arguably still the most symbolic and important company in the shift to container-based architectures. With Singh as CEO, the message is clear. Docker is making a…
#137: PagerDuty’s Platform Tells A Developer Story
May 11, 2017 • 43 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Analysts, Redmonk Principal Analyst & co-founder Stephen O’Grady and PagerDuty Director of Platform Strategy David Hayes joins me to discuss PagerDuty’s digital operations management platform strategy, its emphasis on…
#136: A New Developer Conference Explores Intersection of Infrastructure and Application Technology
May 4, 2017 • 41 min
On this episode of The New Stack Analysts, we sat down with Ken Owens, Cisco CTO Cloud Platforms and Services Group, Susie Wee, Cisco VP and CTO of DevNet Innovations & Networked Experiences, and our guest analyst for this recording, Krishnan Subramanian,…
#135: Navigating Cloud-Native Alliances
Apr 27, 2017 • 47 min
Are Docker and Kubernetes friends? Maybe. Are they partners? Definitely. Many tech companies have a shared interest in promoting the successful adoption of cloud-native technologies. As Diane Mueller, Red Hat’s Director of Community Development for…
#134: Platforms, Containers and the Semantics of PaaS
Apr 20, 2017 • 24 min
PaaS, CaaS, container management, cloud platform, what do you call that technology you’re using? In this episode of The New Stack Analysts podcast, Larry Carvalho, research manager and lead analyst for Platform as a Service at IDC, explains why the term…
#133: A Preview of OSCON 2017
Apr 13, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts podcast, we talked to conference co-chairs of OSCON, the open source convention being held in Austin on May 8-11. Interview participants were: Rachel Roumeliotis, Strategic Content Director, O’Reilly Media, Inc.…
#132: CloudNativeCon & KubeCon EU Pancake Breakfast 2017: Kubernetes and the Multi-Cloud
Apr 3, 2017 • 46 min
Can Kubernetes serve as the entry-point for the multi-cloud? This episode of The New Stack Analysts was recorded live, during our pancake breakfast panel sponsored by Wercker, at the CloudNativeCon/Kubecon conference, held in Berlin last week. Panelists…
#131: Analyzing the Morphing Monitoring Market: APM, Logs, Pricing and Analytics
Mar 16, 2017 • 40 min
On this episode of TNS Analysts, Nancy Gohring of 451 Research joined TNS Analyst Lawrence Hecht to talk about the differences between monitoring and IT operations analytics. Just defining the market is complicated, so Nancy provided some explanation. In…
#130: Why GoDaddy Built a Container-as-a-Service Platform
Mar 9, 2017 • 41 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts podcast, we focused on GoDaddy’s journey toward developing a containers-as-a-service (CaaS) platform. Heading the discussion was Shaheeda Nizar, senior director of engineering at GoDaddy, joined by Micah…
#129: What is ‘DataOps’ and Why It Matters
Mar 3, 2017 • 37 min
DevOps, SecOps, DevSecOps, ChatOps, NoOps, the terms go on and on. In this episode of TNS Analysts Toph Whitmore, Principal Analyst at Blue Hill Research, talks about DataOps. He describes it as looking at the data production pipeline in a holistic…
#128: MonkiGras 2017 - Exploring the Parallels Between Software and Craft Beer
Jan 25, 2017 • 19 min
On today’s episode of The New Stack Analysts, TNS founder Alex Williams and Managing Editor Joab Jackson sat down with RedMonk analyst and co-founder James Governor to learn more about the upcoming MonkiGras 2017 event, launching 1/26/2017 in London,…
#127: 2016 Year End Wrap-Up: Discussing Docker, OpenStack, and Open Source
Dec 27, 2016 • 70 min
This week’s episode of The New Stack Analysts is our year-end wrap-up, with TNS staffers reflecting back over 2016 in scalable technology, with Research Analyst Lawrence Hecht, veteran journalist Scott M. Fulton III, Technical Editor Benjamin Ball,…
#125: The Buzz At Tectonic Summit 2016
Dec 16, 2016 • 26 min
The D in ContainerD stands for daemon and a whole new shift in the ever subtle and not so subtle mechanics the container and orchestration communities. This news from Docker is one of three topics we explore in The New Stack Analysts. We start with a…
#123: Tectonic Summit Pancake Breakfast - How to Sell Kubernetes to the Hypervisor-Minded
Dec 14, 2016 • 34 min
Throughout 2016, the community around the open-source Kubernetes container orchestration tool has continued to grow at a pace that surprised many. “Probably the biggest defining moment for the Kubernetes community right now is that other communities are…
#124: The Importance of Having Visibility Into Containers
Dec 9, 2016 • 50 min
In this discussion with Loris Degioanni of Sysdig, we talk about how the speed at which containerized environments move has proven to be difficult for traditional monitoring solutions. Users may have tens of thousands of containers, with some lasting only…
#122: GrafanaCon Pancake Podcast: The Intricacies of Composing a New Monitoring Stack
Dec 5, 2016 • 34 min
To kick off the GrafanaCon user conference, taking place in New York this week, The New Stack held a special pancake and podcast panel discussion, to mull over these very topics. For the event, the panel was comprised of Paul Dix, chief technology officer…
#126: Thanksgiving Special - The Evolution of Kubernetes and the Container Ecosystem
Nov 23, 2016 • 58 min
As the Kubernetes community has evolved over the last year, some have wondered if the momentum will continue as the container orchestration ecosystem grows. As more enterprises begin to use Kubernetes in production, this has resulted in many speculating…
#121: KubeCon Pancake Breakfast - Keep the Dream Alive
Nov 11, 2016 • 44 min
For our Kubecon TNS Analysts Pancakes and Podcasts, held Wednesday, we invited Cisco Chief Technology Officer of the Cloud Platforms and Services Group Ken Owens, consulting analyst and TNS contributor Janakiram MSV, Google Cloud Platform Developer…
#120: CloudNativeCon Pancake Breakfast - Kubernetes Takes Us Beyond ‘Peak Confusion’
Nov 9, 2016 • 45 min
Last December, Joyent chief technology officer Bryan Cantrill asked if we had reached “peak confusion” in the container space, referring how the possible combinations of container technologies and platforms would leave any CTO, however, prescient about…
#119: OpenStack Summit Pancake Podcast - Disks Are Cheap, Your Time Is Expensive
Oct 27, 2016 • 25 min
For the recording of our pancake breakfast at the OpenStack Summit Barcelona 2016, we invited CERN’s infrastructure manager, Tim Bell, CERN distributed system architect Ricardo Rocha, as well as Red Hat Ansible community architect Robyn Bergeron, and…
#118: Standardizing Container Networking with CNI
Oct 25, 2016 • 29 min
Mesosphere Product Management and Marketing Lead Somik Behera joins Cisco CTO Ken Owens in this week’s episode of The New Stack Analysts for a discussion surrounding container standardization. As this topic continues to sweep the developer community, it…
#117: Docker Is Easy to Use and Kubernetes Needs to Get Better
Oct 20, 2016 • 34 min
As Docker has continued its evolution, it has come under scrutiny from the community for a perceived lack of transparency surrounding the direction of the project, particularly its recent announcement of built-in Docker Swarm integration as a part of the…
#116: Target Your Applications for Multiple Clouds with HPE Cloud System 10
Oct 18, 2016 • 47 min
HPE Cloud System 10 reflects the company’s transition to a hardware-oriented viewpoint with software integrated as services for developers to run applications across multiple cloud environments. HPE Cloud System 10 is a cloud broker that integrates with…
#111: CloudNative Day Pancake Podcast: Containers at Scale and Preserving Open Source Communities
Sep 20, 2016 • 37 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, we’re back with a short stack from our Pancake Overlord at Cloud Native Day 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Topics discussed include the ever-increasing adoption of platforms such as Mantl to help developers better…
#115: Exploring the Economics of Containers
Sep 14, 2016 • 58 min
In this week’s episode of The New Stack Analysts, we dive into a discussion surrounding migrating from Amazon EC2 to containers, the shift toward container-based infrastructure, and how Joyent has helped reverse logistics solution platform Optoro to…
#110: ContainerCon Pancake Breakfast: Addressing the Tyranny of Choice
Sep 13, 2016 • 49 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, we’re back for another short stack with our pancake overlord at ContainerCon 2016. The New Stack Founder Alex Williams, TNS Managing Editor Joab Jackson, and TNS EBook Editor Benjamin Ball hosted a breakfast…
#113: The Rumored Docker Fork and the FUD that Moves the Conversation Forward
Aug 31, 2016 • 43 min
In this special, surprise episode of the New Stack Analysts podcast, we take a quick reading on the fallout from our story, “A Docker Fork: Talk of a Split Is Now on the Table,” which described rumors of a number of prominent container ecosystem players…
#107: The Path Ahead for the Young Open Source Developer
Aug 23, 2016 • 55 min
In this week’s episode of The New Stack Analysts, we explore how developers got their start in open source, why foundations may not be a perfect solution for bringing into open source communities, and best practices for bug reporting and problem solving…
#112: Creating An Automated Model for Container Security
Aug 19, 2016 • 44 min
In this discussion with John Morello of Twistlock, we talk about how containers can actually be a better medium for automating and securing applications. Containers being immutable and lightweight makes it easier to follow images from early in the…
#101: A Software-Defined Approach to Networking and Security
Aug 19, 2016 • 45 min
In this discussion with Hari Krishnan and Harmeet Sahni of Nuage Networks, we talk about how to use software-defined networking (SDN) to address the networking and security needs of containers. SDN can help prevent infrastructure-related performance…
#105: Bridging Open Source and Container Communities
Aug 19, 2016 • 26 min
Estes talks about the challenges of networking containers, the evolution of container namespaces, and the current state of container security, to which he offers a positive security outlook. This discussion extends into the plugin ecosystem for Docker,…
#109: Container Orchestration and the Network
Aug 19, 2016 • 29 min
In this episode, delve into a discussion surrounding our latest EBook on Container Networking, Security, and Storage. IBM Fellow, VP and CTO at IBM Cloud Platform Jason McGee discusses bringing together the various tools in the open source and container…
#108: Uniting Teams with a DevOps Perspective
Aug 19, 2016 • 48 min
In this discussion with Ken Owens of Cisco, we talk about how to apply existing models of networking, security and storage to containerized environments. Owens talks about how bringing a DevOps mindset forward to containers reveals the strong foundations…
#114: Building the Foundation of Secure Containers
Aug 19, 2016 • 39 min
In this discussion with Nathan McCauley of Docker, we talk about the different ways that users have come to think about Docker security over the years. McCauley explained that many early security concerns stemmed from users not being familiar with the…
#106: Finding the Simplest Path to Value with Apcera NATS
Aug 18, 2016 • 59 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, we explore how NATS hopes to stand out in the message broker ecosystem, why simplicity is a powerful tool for message brokerage at scale, and how developers can ensure their services remain cost-efficient in the…
#103: OSSV Pancake Breakfast, Kubernetes, OpenStack, and PaaS 2.0
Aug 17, 2016 • 35 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, we explore the ways in which OpenStack and Kubernetes have evolved throughout the years, some of the challenges facing the Kubernetes community, and the ways in which foundations such as CNCF are shaping projects…
#104: Navigating the Open Source Galaxy
Aug 16, 2016 • 52 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, we explore the ways in which open source projects interconnect with one another, how open source communities can both increase and improve their contributions, and the issues facing open source projects hoping to…
#102: How Joyent Manta Aims to Simplify Object Storage at Scale
Aug 9, 2016 • 38 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, we dive into the pitfalls working with massive amounts of data present to enterprises today, why Joyent built its own facility called Thoth to automate its crash dump management, and how object computing at the…
#100: Could Chef Habitat Become a DevOps Gamechanger?
Aug 2, 2016 • 28 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, we explore how Chef Habitat may be used in today’s enterprise, what businesses can do to ensure they are addressing the right workflow problems, and how tools such as Chef Habitat are making life easier for…
#99: The Problem with Shadow IT - It Leaves No Shadow
Jul 26, 2016 • 26 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts embedded below, we explore the core foundations upon which CloudBolt was built, its evolution, and how today’s cloud management solutions for the enterprise have transformed in a discussion between The New Stack…
#98: Making an Automation Sandwich with Habitat and Chef
Jul 19, 2016 • 24 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, we take a look into the ways that Chef is positioning its latest offerings Habitat and Automate to help DevOps and developers alike automate their workflow from any angle. Aiming to be as infrastructure agnostic…
#97: Security Must be a Top Priority with Container Deployments
Jul 12, 2016 • 50 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, we delve into a discussion surrounding the security of containers at scale, how hardware visualization impacts container security, and the ways in which Joyent has contributed to the ongoing use of containers in…
#96: DockerCon 2016 Pancake Breakfast: Who Should Manage Container Networking?
Jul 5, 2016 • 29 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, it’s time for another pancake breakfast featuring our very own PancakeBot at Dockercon 2016. The topic of discussion is networking for and in containers with industry professionals offering their thoughts on…
#95: Why You Should Consider Containerizing OpenStack
Jun 28, 2016 • 45 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, learn more about how GoDaddy has leveraged both OpenStack and Kubernetes to the benefit of its developers, how Oslo hopes to eases the challenges of developing software in an OpenStack world by standardizing…
#94: Cloud Foundry, the Multi-Cloud and Infrastructure Independence
Jun 21, 2016 • 40 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, The New Stack founder Alex Williams sat down with Duncan Johnston-Watt, Cloudsoft founder & CEO, Adam Lewis, Atos Origin Solution Manager and Enterprise Architect, and Sriram Subramanian, CloudDon CEO & Founder…
#93: Abstracting All the Things at the MesosCon 2016 Pancake Breakfast
Jun 14, 2016 • 40 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts embedded below, The New Stack hosted a pancake breakfast at MesosCon in order to find out from some of the community’s experts more about how Mesosphere and Intel are positioning their organizations for the…
#92: Pancake Breakfast at Cloud Foundry Summit 2016
Jun 7, 2016 • 45 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, The New Stack hosted a pancake breakfast Q&A session at Cloud Foundry Summit 2016. TNS Founder Alex Williams and co-host Lee Calcote spoke with Abby Kearns, Vice President of Industry Cloud Strategy at Cloud…
#91: Teridion on Network Performance - Visibility without Action is Pretty Useless
Jun 2, 2016 • 46 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, The New Stack Founder Alex Williams spoke with Teridion CMO Dave Ginsburg and Jim Davis, 451 Research Analyst to learn more about the ways in which both of these companies are approaching all things networking,…
#90: Codenvy - Are You Ready for Continuous Development?
May 26, 2016 • 40 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, The New Stack Founder Alex Williams chatted with Tyler Jewell, CEO at Codenvy alongside co-host Benjamin Ball. The trio discussed Codenvy’s value propositions within the continuous deployment sector, the impact…
#89: Iron.io: Redefining the Serverless Experience
May 24, 2016 • 24 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, The New Stack Founder Alex Williams sat down with Ivan Dwyer—Iron.io’s head of Business Development, and Donnie Berkholz of 451 Research to discuss developing for today’s serverless environments, how integration…
#87: GoDaddy on Smart Workflow Automation
May 12, 2016 • 43 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts embedded below, you’ll hear about some of the core concepts coming out of OpenStack Austin surrounding automation, containers, and creating better infrastructures. The New Stack Founder Alex Williams and co-host…
#86: How GoDaddy Streamlines Provisioning with OpenStack and Microservices
May 3, 2016 • 34 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts embedded below, The New Stack Founder Alex Williams and co-host Scott M. Fulton III heard about GoDaddy’s transition to a more automated production pipeline, and the Openstack Oslo Project. By working as a team to…
#88: OpenStack and Kubernetes are Besties Now, Really
Apr 28, 2016 • 46 min
At The New Stack’s panel Wednesday morning at the OpenStack summit in Austin, over 300 people ate stacks – of pancakes – while listening to a panel chew over the future of workload orchestration. The panel, comprised of Jonathan Donaldson, vice president…
#85: OSCON 2016 Reaches Out for a More Diverse Audience
Apr 18, 2016 • 45 min
On this latest episode of The New Stack Analysts, the New Stack Founder Alex Williams and Editor Benjamin speak with the chairs for the OSCON open source conference, May 18-19 in Austin Texas: Scott Hanselman (Microsoft Principal Program Manager), Kelsey…
#84: HPE Is Moving to Microservices with Containers and Stackato
Apr 12, 2016 • 29 min
In part two of an interview with HPE Vice President of Products and Services Omri Gazitt, we continue the discussion surrounding how HPE’s Helion Eucalyptus and Stackato offerings help elevate developers to the superheroes of their company’s cloud-based…
#83: How HPE Empowers the Enterprise Developer
Apr 11, 2016 • 29 min
On the latest episode of The New Stack Analysts, HPE Vice President of Products and Services Omri Gazitt speaks with The New Stack Founder Alex Williams and Editor Benjamin Ball. Gazitt discusses how HPE not only offers today’s enterprises relevant IT…
#81: Weaveworks Gives Developers an Invisible Infrastructure
Apr 6, 2016 • 41 min
As more businesses shift toward a microservice-based approach to developing applications, the need for a more agile, responsive solution to manage these services has also come into relief. In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, The New Stack founder…
#82: How Apcera is Building Trust into Distributed Ecosystems
Apr 6, 2016 • 48 min
Apcera founder and CEO Derek Collison has a message for developers: Focus your resources on setting up trust and security as the first component into an application’s infrastructure, rather than having these issues languish at the bottom of the barrel. In…
#80: SAP Unveils HANA’s Full-Featured Node.js Integration
Mar 23, 2016 • 42 min
According to SAP HANA Product Management Director Thomas Jung, who joned Alex Williams for this 80th installment of The New Stack Analysts podcast, an intensive years’ worth of development went into preparing standard Node.js for enterprise customers of…
#79: Cloudsoft, InContinuum Team to offer Autonomous Multi-Cloud Computing
Mar 7, 2016 • 48 min
The strategic partnership between Cloudsoft and InContinuum that was announced recently at IBM InterConnect in Las Vegas provides the context for this episode of The New Stack Analysts podcast. The New Stack’s Alex Williams and co-host Joab Jackson…
#78: Allstate Speeds into the DevOps Fast Lane with Cloud Foundry Deployment
Feb 16, 2016 • 53 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts podcast, host Alex Williams, along with co-host Benjamin Ball welcomed Matt Curry, Director of Cloud Engineering at Allstate, to discuss the eminent insurance company’s journey into continuous integration,…
#77: How Egnyte Routes around Internet Congestion by Using Teridion
Feb 15, 2016 • 45 min
Tech metaphors don’t get much easier to relate to than describing heavy traffic and outages on the Internet by comparing it to the bane of everyday travel: gridlock. In this 77th edition of The New Stack Analysts podcast you’ll hear Teridion founder Elad…
#76: Building a Platform for Continuous Innovation with Cloud Foundry
Feb 3, 2016 • 45 min
From programming languages and frameworks, to components with bridge functionality, “there is so much innovation happening,” according to Sanjay Patil, senior director of industry standards and open source at SAP, who spoke with The New Stack’s Alex…
#75: The Perfect Storm of Node.js and Docker
Dec 30, 2015 • 42 min
From Node.js Interactive in Portland, this one’s a frisky discussion that endeavored to focus on the symbiosis of Node.js and Docker. It succeeds not only to inform but also to entertain. The New Stack founder Alex Williams roamed the aisles with…
#74: Container Security and the Reality of Virtual Machine Coexistence
Dec 29, 2015 • 11 min
If containers were originally supposed to be more secure than VMs because they would replace them, how secure will they be now that it appears containers and VMs must co-exist? The New Stack talks with security experts from Docker, Red Hat, Apcera, Intel…
#73: Max Ogden’s Beard - Keeping Node Weird in Portland
Dec 29, 2015 • 22 min
It was a grey drizzly day in December, and the schedulers were maximizing throughput, totally. The New Stack founder Alex Williams, his forehead nuzzled into his trademark fedora in an effort to escape the harsh florescent lights, slipped quickly through…
#72: More Node.js Tooling for the Enterprise, Please
Dec 24, 2015 • 43 min
Is Node.js doomed to failure in the enterprise, or is it perfect just the way it is? This is one of the false dichotomies which The New Stack was privileged to help dispel at Node.js Interactive during a short stack with a panel discussion facilitated by…
#71: A Short Stack o’ Controversy at the Tectonic 2015 Summit
Dec 13, 2015 • 33 min
Day two of the Tectonic 2015 Summit kicked off with a short stack and a panel discussion facilitated by The New Stack’s Managing Editor Joab Jackson, with support from The New Stack’s Technical Editor & Producer Benjamin Ball and contributor Lawrence…
#70: Hacktoberfest 2015
Dec 9, 2015 • 35 min
Call it another overwhelming indication of the power and potential of open source. DigitalOcean’s Social Media Manager Daniel Zaltsman said that Hacktoberfest 2015, the month-long event encouraging people to contribute to GitHub-hosted open source…
#69: Measuring for Success with DataDog
Dec 8, 2015 • 39 min
Talk about a fantastic meeting of the minds – in this installment of The New Stack Analysts, host Alex Williams is joined by Ilan Rabinovitch, Director of Technical Community at Datadog, and John Mathon, who shares his thoughts on open source and…
#68: Talking OpenShift and Schedulers at KubeCon 2015
Dec 2, 2015 • 25 min
In San Francisco did KubeCon at the stately Palace Hotel convene. And in the closing hours there, The New Stack founder Alex Willams teamed with conference organizer Patrick Reilley, as well as Martin Klaus and Grant Shipley of Red Hat, to record this…
#67: Understanding Apcera’s Trusted Cloud Platform
Dec 1, 2015 • 46 min
Are speed and agility at hopelessly irresolvable odds with safe and compliant development? In this edition of The New Stack Analysts podcast, Derek Collison, Founder & CEO at Apcera, said that his team is working to allow developers and DevOps to go at…
#66: Champagne Wishes and DockerCon Dreams
Nov 30, 2015 • 46 min
On the eve of DockerConEU 2015, a collection of intrepid souls seeking community and adventure convened at a Mediterranean gastrobar nestled in Les Corts along Barcelona’s Avinguda Diagonal. On that night at Metric Market, in the multifunction basement…
#65: Container Security at DockerCon EU
Nov 30, 2015 • 26 min
DockerConEU 2015 in Barcelona, Spain kicked off with a podcast session hosted by The New Stack’s Alex Williams, recorded live for this edition of The New Stack Analysts. This time, waffles — not short stacks — were on the menu, but no one was heard to…
#64: Object-Oriented Reality
Nov 17, 2015 • 50 min
Attendees at Basho Technologies’ RICON 2015 conference were treated to plentiful discussion of distributed systems as regards the Internet of Things. The audience also enjoyed a tasty short stack as The New Stack’s Alex Williams moderated the esteemed…
#63: Connecting with Intel at the Tokyo OpenStack Summit
Nov 4, 2015 • 39 min
During the OpenStack Summit Tokyo, The New Stack hosted a Bento Box Luncheon to discuss “What Makes OpenStack Thrive in the Enterprise?” for this edition of The New Stack Analysts podcast. Joining The New Stack Founder Alex Williams were Ruchi Bhargava,…
#62: Hashicorp’s New Cluster Manager and the Future of Vagrant
Oct 30, 2015 • 39 min
Hashicorp’s first ever user conference, HashiConf 2015 held in Portland, Oregon, sold out in six weeks, according to Hashicorp founder Mitchell Hashimoto. “It’s worked out really well,” he says of the two-day, two-track event. During the conference,…
#61: The Metaphors, the Continua and Jedi Mind Tricks
Oct 13, 2015 • 37 min
Host Alex Williams says he’s hard-pressed to find a better episode of The New Stack Analysts that we’ve had this year than this one, recorded at AWS re:Invent. The panel discusses APIs and containers, the inexorable progression of architecture continua,…
#60: NetflixOSS, Groovy and Grails, and All Things Cloud Native at SpringOne 2GX
Sep 24, 2015 • 35 min
A variety of conversation topics and whole lotta short stacks were served to the huge crowd that turned out for The New Stack’s pancake breakfast at the SpringOne 2GX conference in Washington, D.C. For this edition of The New Stack Analysts podcast,…
#59: The Wild, Wild West of Containers at DevOpsDays India
Sep 22, 2015 • 27 min
This year’s DevOpsDays India was a two-day single track event especially focused on containers, with more than 300 attendees and speakers from various technology domains. The New Stack’s community manager Atul Jha spoke with three attendees at the…
#58: Programmable Infrastructure is Developer Driven
Sep 17, 2015 • 31 min
The New Stack’s pancake breakfast and podcast circuit joined the 2015 Software Circus at the Amsterdam Roest. The New Stack Analysts host Alex Williams explored the conference theme, “Programmable Infrastructure,” with a panel that included David…
#57: The OpenStack Conversation Turns to Docker and Container Orchestration
Sep 9, 2015 • 31 min
In recent months, the conversation about OpenStack has turned to Docker and container orchestration. There are good reasons why. The container movement has gained so much momentum that the developer interest behind it is leading to questions about how…
#56: The Pancake Breakfast Circuit Comes to ContainerCon
Aug 27, 2015 • 41 min
The state of Docker and the container ecosystem was the touchstone for discussion at The New Stack’s pancake breakfast hosted by Alex Willams at ContainerCon 2015. Joining Alex were Krishnan Subramanian, Director of OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat, Aneel…
#55: Google, Docker and the State of Open Source Projects
Aug 3, 2015 • 49 min
As OSCON 2015 was winding down in Portland, Oregon (the home base of The New Stack Founder Alex Williams), Alex convened a panel comprised of co-host Donnie Berkholz (Research Director, Development, DevOps & IT Ops at 451 Research), Adrian Cockcroft…
#54: Live at OSCON — Cloud Native, Before and After Containers
Jul 24, 2015 • 52 min
A lot of great thinkers and makers are all in one place at a conference such as OSCON. For this edition of The New Stack Analysts podcast, Alex Williams gathered several such people at one time, in what he suspects is the largest group he’s assembled yet…
#53: Previewing OSCON 2015, and Microservices as a Metaphor for the Broader Community
Jul 19, 2015 • 51 min
On the eve of OSCON 2015, Alex Williams and co-host Donnie Berkholz are joined by Sarah Novotny, technical evangelist and community manager for Nginx (who’s also in her fifth year as OSCON Program Chair), and Casey West, Principal Technologist for Cloud…
#52: Code Genealogy, Tooling Evolution and the Future of Go
Jul 10, 2015 • 36 min
What paths will the Go programming language take? This question is posed to CoreOS CTO and Co-founder Brandon Philips, and DeferPanic Founder Ian Eyberg, at the start of this edition of The New Stack Analysts podcast, recorded at GopherCon 2015. “We’re…
#51: Hashimoto and Polvi on the Painfully Pragmatic Go and Defining Google for Everyone
Jul 9, 2015 • 44 min
“Go is not just a programming language; it is a way of doing software development.” “It’s very precise.” “It’s gotten popular enough that there are people who hate it.” “It is pragmatic, painfully pragmatic.” “It’s from the stone ages.” “It’s a nicer C.”…
#50: Docker for Today and Tomorrow From DockerCon 2015
Jun 25, 2015 • 32 min
DramaFever started running Docker in October of 2013. That makes them one of the first, especially considering Solomon Hykes only shared Docker with the world in April of that year. It also made DramaFever’s Bridget Kramhout and Tim Gross pretty decent…
#49: Reflections on Monitorama 2015 with Adrian Cockcroft and James Turnbull
Jun 22, 2015 • 27 min
In this monitoring-powered edition of The New Stack Analysts podcast, captured during a break between sessions at Monitorama 2015 in Portland, Oregon, Alex Williams and co-host Donnie Berkholz of 451 Research reflect on the conference’s big take-aways,…
#48: Mesosphere’s Florian Leibert on the New Data Center OS
Jun 15, 2015 • 44 min
As Mesosphere co-founder and CEO Florian Leibert puts it, “The data center is the new form factor, and it needs an operating system.” That’s why they are particularly excited that Mesposphere’s Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) is now generally…
#47: With HP and the Red Monk Crew, Talking About All Things Composable
Jun 9, 2015 • 55 min
If you caught The New Stack Makers interview with Sam Ramji, you might remember Bill Hilf as the one who in 2005 offered Sam the opportunity to take over the open source software lab at Microsoft. Bill is now SVP, Helion Product Management at…
#46: Google I/O Redux: The AI Engine and the Android Push
Jun 1, 2015 • 40 min
For this edition of The New Stack Analysts podcast,host Alex Williams dials up Google I/O 2015 attendees Jack Clark, a reporter covering technology for Bloomberg in its San Francisco bureau, and Steve O’Grady, co-founder of RedMonk, who was back at the…
#45: Why Analytics is a Core Function of Monitoring Microservices Architectures
May 25, 2015 • 38 min
For this edition of The New Stack Analysts podcast, Alex welcomes back SignalFx founder and CTO Phillip Liu, who is joined this time by Karthik Rau, SignalFx founder and CEO. Also participating is James Turnbull, VP of Engineering at Kickstarter, and…
#44: It’s an Unsettling Time for Browsers and the Web
May 21, 2015 • 50 min
Alex Williams convenes a spirited panel for some analysis of the state of the browser, and by extension the state of the Web, leading to a fair amount of speculation about the direction of things. Sometime co-host James Governor, co-founder of Red Monk,…
#43: Pivotal’s Matt Stine on Cloud-Native Application Architectures
May 18, 2015 • 62 min
Alex Williams welcomes Pivotal’s Matt Stine, author of the recently published book Migrating to Cloud-Native Application Architectures to The New Stack Analysts podcast. The topics of conversation, drawn mainly from Matt’s book, include twelve-factor…
#42: A Short Stack with The New Stack at the Inaugural CoreOS Fest
May 13, 2015 • 46 min
Kelsey Hightower, Product Manager and Chief Advocate at CoreOS, joined host Alex Williams, and harsh-light-of-morning-averse co-host Donnie Berkholz, to partake in The New Stack’s pancake breakfast at CoreOS Fest, and to discuss Tectonic, package…
#41: Monitoring and Microservices
May 12, 2015 • 53 min
For this edition of The New Stack Analysts podcast, Alex Williams and returning co-host Donnie Berkholz are joined by Phillip Liu, Founder, CTO, and Engineer at SignalFx, to discuss monitoring the modern distributed application. “It’s very easy to create…
#40: The Problem with Too Many Databases
Apr 29, 2015 • 24 min
Antony Falco, CEO and co-founder of Orchestrate, joins his long-time Portland colleague Alex Williams, founder of The New Stack, for this TNS Analysts podcast episode. They discuss the evolution of query languages, the silicon graveyard of abandoned…
#39: Containers and Continuous Delivery for the Enterprise
Apr 22, 2015 • 61 min
The recording is from an April 16, 2015 panel in Seattle, Containers and Continuous Delivery for the Enterprise, moderated by The New Stack founder Alex Williams at IC3, a training conference for IT executives and their staffs who are looking to change…
#38: Ruby Should Borrow from Go, Rust and the Rest
Apr 17, 2015 • 22 min
The New Stack was a media sponsor for this year’s RubyConf India in Goa, and TNS represented with community manager Atul Jha in attendance. For this episode of The New Stack Analysts podcast, recorded at the conference, Atul quarried a jocular panel…
#37: Open Sourcing Machine Vision, VR and the IoT Cloud
Apr 5, 2015 • 37 min
It’s time once again for The New Stack founder Alex Williams to catch up with his fellow tech journalist and long-time ally, Wired writer Klint Finley, for a future-seeking glimpse into cutting edge startups. In this episode of The New Stack Analysts…
#36: The British Invasion at IBM Interconnect
Mar 25, 2015 • 45 min
During the waning hours of the recent IBM InterConnect conference in Las Vegas, with the conference crew already packing up the Dev Lounge and the Social Lounge at the MGM Grand, Alex Williams convenes a panel of attendees, all of whom coincidentally have…
#35: Discussing All Things Distributed from The New Stack WarmUp
Mar 18, 2015 • 44 min
At our first WarmUp of 2015, on March 3rd in Seattle, we talked about the transition to new distributed environments, and the ways in which platform providers, app developers, operations pros and enterprises are adapting. In this episode of The New Stack…
#34: Monitoring Distributed Architectures
Mar 10, 2015 • 55 min
“The mainframe lasted for a while, but as IT got decentralized, the physical machine became the fundamental unit that people used, in order to think about their infrastructure and their architecture — having the host as the center of the universe,” says…
#33: Go Developers Talk Shop at GopherCon India 2015
Mar 7, 2015 • 41 min
“It’s very much India’s Go Conference. It’s not just us coming in and talking at you,” says Dave Cheney, an Australian speaker, blogger, and open source author. Dave co-organizes the Sydney Go Users group and has been an active contributor to the Go…
#32: The Node.js Foundation, io.js and the New World of Open Source Governance
Feb 15, 2015 • 43 min
At the Node Summit last month, Donnie Berkholz and I recorded a discussion with TJ Fontaine about a new foundation for Node.js that was announced just before the conference. It follows the formation of io.js, a new Node community that split fom the core…
#31: What DigitalOcean Learned When Adding FreeBSD Support
Feb 8, 2015 • 51 min
“It was the second-highest user-voiced request,” says Neal Shrader, Senior Software Engineer at DigitalOcean, discussing their move to support FreeBSD. “It’s understandable why people wanted it. People who are into BSD are passionate about BSD and they…
#30: Black Duck’s Open Source Rookies of the Year
Feb 4, 2015 • 32 min
Klint Finley, writer for Wired magazine, joins his long-time colleague Alex Williams, founder of The New Stack, in the PDX Airport terminal to record this episode of The New Stack Analysts podcast. Using Klint’s recent piece on Black Duck’s Open Source…
#29: Docker, Density, Data Gravity and the New Complexity of SDN
Jan 28, 2015 • 46 min
At the time of recording this episode, Alex was still researching his January 29, 2015 in-depth post on The New Stack, “SDN, Docker and the Real Changes Ahead,” and he engages Michael in quite a bit of thinking out on the topic of SDN. Referring to a John…
#28: Monki Gras, Nordic Dev Communities and Why Data Science Matters to the SysAdmin
Jan 11, 2015 • 41 min
Looking forward to a schedule full of conference activity, The New Stack founder Alex Williams and co-host Donnie Berkholz of RedMonk ease into this first-of-the-year episode of The New Stack Analysts by comparing their go-to travel planning tools.…
#27: The Git Vulnerability and its Aftermath
Dec 20, 2014 • 32 min
To explore the response to the recently-disclosed Git security vulnerability (which we wrote about at: http://thenewstack.io/major-git-security-vulnerability-discovered-causing-github-to-encourage-update-to-git-clients/) and to provide some context for it…
#26: Datadog’s AWS Checklist and Herding Distributed Services
Dec 17, 2014 • 55 min
Alexis Lê-Quôc, CTO & Co-Founder of Datadog, sits in with The New Stack Founder Alex Williams, and co-hosts Donnie Berkholz of RedMonk and Michael Coté of 451 Research, for this episode of The New Stack Analysts podcast. Alexis discusses the genesis of…
#25: The Cloud Foundry Foundation and Managing Open Source Projects
Dec 14, 2014 • 42 min
Always willing to take the heat for convening a Friday afternoon Google hangout, The New Stack Founder Alex Williams is joined by co-hosts Donnie Berkholz of RedMonk and Michael Coté of 451 Research for this episode of The New Stack Analysts, because not…
#24: DockerCon Europe Redux
Dec 9, 2014 • 45 min
This episode of The New Stack Analysts podcast was recorded in the NEMO Science Center in Amsterdam at the conclusion of DockerCon Europe 2014. Co-host Michael Coté reflects on the conference and ponders the Docker juggernaut with The New Stack Founder…
#23: Docker, It’s Just the Beginning
Nov 30, 2014 • 45 min
I keep thinking of this important week for Docker when listening to this recording from OpenStack that we did in Paris last month at our WarmUp event. Lke OpenStack, this week’s DockerCon is a community event, Both OpenStack and DockerCon are reminders…
#22: APIs, Docker and Containers in the Cloud Casino
Nov 30, 2014 • 48 min
The New Stack Founder Alex Williams hosts this episode of The New Stack Analysts from the semi-arid climes of Broomfield, Colorado during the Defrag 2014 Conference. Alex is joined by Shippable Co-founder & CEO Avi Cavale and API Evangelist Kin Lane, and…
#21: The Tech Press, As it Were, and The New Stack
Nov 25, 2014 • 33 min
Off the record (but not off one of the records in his vast and eclectic collection of vinyl), The New Stack founder Alex Williams had been characterizing the different types of tech press, from Microsoft Groupies to SaaS Bloggery, and taking no prisoners.…
#19: An Analysis of OpenStack’s Juno Blueprints
Nov 16, 2014 • 42 min
OpenStack blueprints are used to track the implementation of significant features in OpenStack. The New Stack tracked the 11 integrated projects of the OpenStack Juno release, covered in: A Guide to Developer Contributions in the OpenStack Juno…
#20: Web vs. Mobile vs. Native vs. Open
Nov 16, 2014 • 50 min
For whom are developers developing? Within what environments will they develop? The answers to these questions will not only shape the next generation of developers, but they will also affect technology development over the next five to ten years. The New…
#18: The Ripple Effects of SaaS and PaaS Integration
Oct 30, 2014 • 39 min
Alex Williams and co-host Donnie Burkholz are joined by Tal Klein of Adallom in this episode of The New Stack Analysts podcast, in which Tal’s recent article for The New Stack, “Architecting a SaaS and PaaS for the Neophyte Developer,” is a touchstone for…
#17: Revisiting Orchestration, PaaS, and The Business of The New Stack
Oct 17, 2014 • 20 min
At their 2014 Cloud Customer Summit, CenturyLink’s Jonathan King, cloud strategy and business development; and David Shacochis, vice president, cloud platforms; joined up with The New Stack Analysts co-hosts Alex Williams before a live audience to record…
#16: How New Relic Adapted When the Enterprise Came Calling
Oct 5, 2014 • 47 min
Increasingly, there is a growing community of less technical people who are interested in becoming more adept at building their own apps and finding ways to monitor them, too. New Relic serves as a case study for a company that is adapting to this shift…
#15: Myth, Lore and Religion in the Brave New Cloud
Sep 24, 2014 • 41 min
There is a certain myth when it comes to how we think of the way we define, build and manage new stack infrastructures. Too often, the conversation sinks into discussions that are too broad for any meaningful understanding. But when we start talking about…
#14: Are Dev Tools Crossing Over the Investment Rainbow?
Sep 20, 2014 • 40 min
On today’s episode of TNS Analysts, TNS founder Alex Williams is joined by co-host, Donnie Berkholz, analyst at RedMonk; Tom Drummond of Heavybit; Matthew Wong of CB Insights; and by Gil Penchina, co-founder of Fastly. The recent news that Docker and…
#13: Defining Orchestration and Drinking The Docker Kool-Aid at IDF
Sep 10, 2014 • 32 min
We took The New Stack Analysts show to the Intel Developer Forum this past week. On the eve of the conference, TNS Founder Alex Williams gathered with Billy Cox of Intel and two respected cloud analysts: Ben Kepes of Diversity Limited and Paul Miller of…
#12: Virtustream is Not AWS
Sep 7, 2014 • 54 min
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts podcast, captured at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, Alex Williams and Virtustream’s Chairman & CEO Rodney J. Rogers discuss innovation and competition in the Infrastructure as a Service utility marketplace. Rogers…
#11: SaaS in the Executive Wing with Adrian Cockcroft and Christian Gheorghe
Aug 24, 2014 • 55 min
On this episode of TNS Analysts, Adrian Cockcroft of Battery Ventures and Christian Gheorghe, CEO of Tidemark, joined co-host Michael Coté and Alex Williams to discuss how executives are adopting the cloud and SaaS platform in particular. Noteworthy:…
#10: What is SAP in the Context of an API?
Aug 19, 2014 • 46 min
SAP wants to make its APIs as easy to consume for developers as Twitter or Facebook do for their communities. In this interview with SAP’s Joav Bally and Apigee’s Ed Anuff, we discuss a new partnership between SAP and Apigee and why marketing and all…
#9: Docker’s Inherent Lack of Security, the Black Hat View
Aug 6, 2014 • 44 min
At the Black Hat conference last week, TNS Founder Alex Williams sat down with Adallom’s vice president of marketing, Tal Klein; EMC’s senior director of trust, Davi Ottenheimer; and Ryan Potter, Fortinet’s senior director of strategic alliances, to…
#8: AWS vs. Azure
Aug 6, 2014 • 49 min
In contrast with the news that Rackspace has left the IaaS provider market, the recent earnings reports from Microsoft and Amazon show that these two major players are further settled into this market. But how comfortably? Based on what they reveal about…
#7: Docker’s Future is in the Orchestration
Aug 4, 2014 • 57 min
Docker sold DotCloud to a German company today, shedding its vestiges of the company’s origins as a PaaS provider. The sale follows the acquisition of Orchard, the maker of Fig, a multi-host Docker orchestration technology. Docker is already serving as a…
#6: What Comes with API Ubiquity?
Jul 1, 2014 • 33 min
API ubiquity is, without a doubt, coming. We’ve rehashed the factors driving this phenomenon any number of times. It’s the devices that use APIs and the data we create and deliver through APIs. Everything will need an API, or at least require some way to…
#5: Docker Contributor Analysis
Jun 27, 2014 • 53 min
At DockerCon, Chris Dawson presented the research we did about the popular open source project, Docker. In this first part of our two-hour podcast, Chris presented what he discovered from the data, what it reflects and how the lightweight container…
#4: Apple CloudKit and Swift
Jun 8, 2014 • 58 min
This week’s episode of TNS Analysts features a discussion about Apple’s CloudKit and Swift, the new PaaS and programming language. Joining us were Michael Cote of 451 Research and our guest, Sravish Sridhar, CEO of Kinvey, a backend service provider.…
# 3: How Has DevOps Spread Into the Mainstream?
May 30, 2014 • 57 min
DevOps is generating a buzz. The tools, the processes and the hot new technologies are getting attention. But it’s a bit different in the mainstream market where legacy tools are the norm. In this week’s show, we discuss the latest research data from 451…
#2: The Rise of Microservices in the PaaS World
May 26, 2014 • 46 min
What’s going on in the PaaS market? What is the impact of microservices and lightweight technologies such as Docker? In the second episode of The New Stack Analysts, we explored these questions, the impact of open source and the implications of the Oracle…
#1: OpenStack Code Analysis
May 16, 2014 • 56 min
On this episode of TNS Analysts, we recorded our first live Google Hangout and presented the results of the data research report we conducted on OpenStack contributors. The podcast provides a summary of the the report’s key findings and why Samsung and…