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How Enterprises Use Software and DevOps To Keep Up in a Disruptive Startup World

This podcast discusses the enterprise software market with TechCrunch's Ron Miller, and representatives from Puppet and Aspen Mesh..
Aug 8th, 2019 2:59pm by
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TC Sessions Preview: Why Software is the New 5-Year Growth Plan for the Enterprise

The New Stack has an exciting new partnership with TechCrunch to help promote its newest event TC Sessions: Enterprise to be held on September 5 in San Francisco. The New Stack founder and Editor-in-Chief Alex Williams will be moderating a session at the event, livestreaming coverage and holding a pancake breakfast and podcast discussion.

To preview the event, Williams co-hosted this Makers podcast episode with Ron Miller, enterprise reporter at TechCrunch. The pair interviewed two enterprise software executives about how their organizations and customers attempt to keep up with the disruption amid an explosion of new and powerful open source tools:

As at-scale systems become more prevalent, especially on cloud native platforms, developers and operations roles within DevOps are also changing how they work, especially as deployment speeds up through the use of open source components, Wassenaar said.

“From an operations perspective, and quite frankly, from a company perspective, if you’re not starting to rethink and shift how you leverage and develop and run technology, you will very quickly become irrelevant,” Wassenaar said.

While greenfield is “always new and simple,” legacy systems are “super, super hard,” Wassenaar said.  In the meantime, “I think we’re starting to settle into a right reality, at least for larger companies, that hybrid and mixed blended environments represent the new complexity and opportunity that we have to work within.”

A big first step is “understanding what you can do new, what you need to leverage from your old systems,” Wormke said. “Because enterprises are very big, complex machines, and they have lots of organizational challenges, lots of compliance challenges, and all kinds of different policies from all different organizations that they need to apply and make sure that their applications are behaving in the way that’s going to keep them out of the news.”

During the upcoming TC Sessions: Enterprise event, some of the major themes will include how enterprises can make the best use of their legacy systems while completing their new digital journey with today’s open source and new technologies on offer, such as cloud native-specific tools.

“Anybody who’s interested in enterprise [should attend] and that would be investors, enterprise startup founders, and IT execs,” Miller said. “Anybody who’s interested in these kinds of subjects and in solving some of these problems” of how legacy players can adapt to today’s IT challenges.”

In this Edition:

3:21: How developers and teams are changing their workflows
16:58: TC Sessions: Enterprise event: What is the intention, and some of the themes the conference will explore.
20:04: Wormke’s background in enterprise software.
32:33: Open source software’s value in comparison to commercial software.
39:33: Today’s modern enterprise?
44:02: Service mesh and the shift from hardware to application-centric architectures, the modern enterprise and the state of security?

Aspen Mesh and Puppet are sponsors of The New Stack.

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