Private cloud, beans and franks, and bathrooms - Coté Memo #29
There was some interesting container orchestration news this week which we discussed in Software Defined Talk.
If you're into Slack, I started a Slack channel for Software Defined Talk listeners. There's other channels in there, of course, but if you're into extremely low-traffic stuff - or want to make it higher traffic, send me a DM in Twitter or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add you.
It's been two weeks since I sent this out, so pardon the bulk below.
There's several more podcasts in the Coté Show Variety Podcast, namely from Barton George and I co-interviewing folks at DevOpsDays Austin and OSCON. Check that show out, and subscribe already!
Software Defined Talk #96: An AWS private cloud strategy, kubernetes aplenty, microservices by yaml, & detailed hot-dog creature analysis — www.softwaredefinedtalk.com
From kid's gibberish cartoons, to AWS private cloud solutioneering, to self-basting hot-dogs, and yaml-driven microservices, we talk about the usual array of topics.
Software Defined Talk #95: Beans, fruit, booze, bathrooms, & ChefConf — www.softwaredefinedtalk.com Live-to-tape from ChefConf 2017, in Austin, we talk about what's going on in Chef land now, esp. in relation to compliance/policy and Habitat. We also discuss the Texas bathroom bill and Matt Ray's latest trip report on international travel. There's an important update on Coté's bean position as well.
Coté Show Variety Podcast # 30: Patrick Debois on using serverless for a year and half, defining DevOps vs. SRE vs. design, and meatware over tools — www.cote.show
At DevOpsDays Austin, 2017, Barton George and I talk with Patrick Debois.
Pivotal Conversations #67: Cloud Foundry Volume Services, with Julian Hjortshoj — soundcloud.com
File systems are seemingly inescapable, if not just for "legacy" applications, perhaps just because they fit the requirements. The cloud-native world at first eschews "local storage," but the need to continue using that metaphor persists. Plus, in many existing, so called "legacy" systems, you have to work with both new types of storage and good, old fashioned filesystems, even NFS! In this episode, Coté talks with DellEMC's Julian Hjortshoj who works on Cloud Foundry Volume Services about his (and Paul Warren)'s talk at CF Summit on this topic. We first cover the basics of what's needed, how it works from the perspective of a user (i.e., an application developer) and how it's all handled behind the scenes, all the way back to the actual storage systems.
Recent Coté Content
Notebook: Figuring out fixing federal government IT — cote.io
I take a look at the state of US Federal government IT, plenty of charts and highlights from my research, as usual.
Analysis of Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends
The massive, chart-rich Internet Trends report was out this week. I wrote-up my highlights, notes, and analysis here.
Appian and tech IPO’s for horses — cote.io
A look at RAD application vendor Appian's IPO. These kinds of things are interesting in the tech world to gauge Wall Street's reaction, appetite, and tastes around similar IPOs, e.g., software development, broadly speaking.
Telcos becoming cloud providers doesn’t seem to work
For a long time, telcos have tried to enter the public cloud market. It doesn't seem to work, like, at all.
Notebook: The Bathroom Bill, Texas SB6
I try to figure out what's going on here, collecting a notebook of research with some light commentary. Also, see a more recent article from The Texas Tribune going over the history of this bill.
Cloud-Native Strategy Workshop, June 7th in D.C.
In just a few days, June 7th, Mark Heckler and I will be hosting a workshop on what cloud-native is and tales of putting it in place at large organizations. It's in DC, so it's sort of targeted at Federal people, but it'll be good general content as well. I'll be talking the meatware, while Mark will go over the actual coding and real-work. Come check it out: it's free, and certainly better than going into the office!
Also, I'll be at the DC Cloud-Native Meetup that same night, June 7th, if you're interested in seeing a smaller version of the content.
Moses in the Ozarks: The parable of Italians in the South — www.economist.com
You wouldn't know it recently, but it's true that America is a nation of immigrants. Each new wave faces the same toy-grabbing greed from the previous wave. This is a long, interesting write-up of Italians in the Delta.
What’s in My Bag, 2017 edition, Matt Mullenweg — ma.tt
Who doesn't like a class, well done what's in my bag post?
The Bright Ops Future - Reinventing Operations in the Age of Cloud-Na… — www.slideshare.net
Slides from a Forrester/Pivotal webinar. As with most good analyst webinars, there's some survey data on the topic that's useful for checking in on the state of things, here, the motivations behind DevOps and cloud-native, and also the mismatch between what product teams want (faster, more frequent releases) and what operations can actually do.