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Context: ‘If Data Is King, then Distribution Is the Queen’

2 Aug 2019 5:00pm, by

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Welcome to The New Stack Context, a podcast where we discuss the latest news and views from the cloud native community. This week, we spoke Luca Mezzalira, chief architect at sports video streaming site DAZN (Da-Zone), about the idea and evolution of microfrontends, or the equivalent of a microservices approach to scaling frontend development.

Mezzalira has written and presented talks about his journey to design the company’s scale-out frontend streaming application, one that he calls one of the most challenging architectures he’s ever created. DAZN was dealing with a lot of the same issues that companies with large, monolithic backends face as they tried to quickly, and massively scale. We’ll hear about how his team developed the DAZN microfrontends. If content is king, then distribution is the queen, he reminded us in this lively interview.

Then later in the show, we’ll discuss the recent data breach at Capital One due to a “firewall misconfiguration” that allowed a hacker to access data on over 100 million customers in the company’s AWS S3 buckets. As regular readers know, The New Stack has had dozens of posts (most recently) about the dangers of cloud security over the past few years. And they all have the same basic underlying message: even if you use third-party cloud services, security is still your responsibility.

No one gets fired for not implementing multifactor authentication, password managers, or even for not doing basic patching. But people are fired the minute there is a breach, security expert Chenxi Chang tweeted. “The industry needs to have a basic competency building block list for Cyber. If you are not doing that, you deserve to be fired, regardless of the presence of a breach.”

We also discuss some of the other stories on the site, including the possible return of the unikernel, the possible overuse of loops in programming, and an interview with Abby Kearns, the executive director of Cloud Foundry, about open source maturity and the exciting possibilities of China.

Libby Clark, who is the editorial and marketing director at TNS, hosted this podcast, with the help of Alex Williams, founder and publisher of The New Stack, and Joab Jackson, managing editor at The New Stack.

The Cloud Foundry Foundation, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and KubeCon+CloudNativeCon are sponsors of The New Stack.

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