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Coté Memo #10 - DevOps talk recordings, cash on hand, towel meat
The nook of the IT world I operate in now - application development and delivery - had a good event this week in the Cloud Foundry Summit. This is the annual meeting of the open source foundation and community built around Cloud Foundry.
There are several distributions of the core project, I of course work at Pivotal where we offer Pivotal Cloud Foundry (to much momentum over the past year). Sam gives a good overview of the event if you'r interested. And, keep your eye out for the videos. The ones from Allstate and Comcast are good for showing momentum and some early maturity model studies on "cloud native," among other talks. Also, check out this podcast episode from OSCON covering the Cloud Foundry community.
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We're doing series of cloud native road-shows across the globe this summer. It's highly likely there's one in your city. It walks through ‘why,’ ‘what’ and ‘how.’ We’ll outline the capabilities and outcomes of a cloud native software organization, building up from infrastructure automation and container orchestration to lifecycle management and application frameworks. There's something like 20 cities, so check out if you're is in there.
The recording of my DevOpsDays Austin talk is up.
This week's podcast: after we learn how to divide by eight, we discuss Uber being shut-down in Austin, then a recent case for hypervisors aging out. Also, we all agree that we're way too old to consider anything new.
Wardly covers some (high up) management principals to encourage sustaining your company with an innovative, but optimized just enough approach.
Studies show we lie to ourselves about being dishonest. Turns out! Just imagine how that gets applied in corporate situations, open source community stuff, and so on. Very people realize they're an asshole.
A tiny note from Nancy Gohring at 451 on metrics in DevOps, based on her trip to DevOpsDays Seattle. Only works for 451 clients, sadly. (They should really make analyst notes free.)
tl;dr: they have butt-loads of cash. What will they do with it?
I'm not sure what to make of this serverless stuff yet. I need someone to go over what part of the value-chain it optimizes (removing some manual process by automation) and how it's managed. I mean: sounds cool, but computers always do. Check out this survey chart excerpted in it too:
Every now and then someone who knows what they're talking about explains some shit to you, does some analysis, and makes a prediction. This is one of them.
Sushi in LAX - I know many people will be all like, "not over my decaying body" and all, but you can get sushi in the LAX Admiral's Club and it's not so bad. Options in the AA terminal at LAX are varied, but there's not much that's simple. And, you know, free booze in there too.
"Towel meat" - wrap a beef tenderloin in a wet towel, encased in salt and herbs, and set it down on some coals for a delicious eat.