Can you ever go back to just writing code? We discuss. With the launch of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, we discuss how it relates to other foundations and cloud-land in general. We also talk about who’s not in the open cloud club, like DigitalOcean, and how things might pan out for them. And, of course, a little bit of OpenStack.
- If you like video, see this episode’s video recording.
- Two types of people: those who save those big add hospital cups, and those who don’t.
The OpenStack Update
The “K” Word
- Kubernetes Foundation, aka Cloud Native Computing Foundation: see the press release.
- “Container Competitors Google, CoreOS, Joyent And Docker Join New Linux Club As Kubernetes Turns One,” from Paul Miller. It’s a good meta-talk on reading press releases, too.
- The mission (clearly typed by Barb Darrow): “the Cloud Native Foundation is about standardizing a way to manage containers, as opposed to the container technology itself”— in this behind the scenes piece. (Also, see Barb and Derrick’s podcast.)
- Waters and Watters, Pivotal talks cloud native — and in our own blog.
- The tyranny of choice, and the actual tyranny.
DigitalOcean, What’s up With Them?
- Meanwhile in cloud: DigitalOcean and trolling OpenStack, DigitalOcean raising $83 million.
- Not using OCP, not using OpenStack, could open source: “At some point in the future, it would be good to see other open source frameworks take a run at OpenStack, since today I feel like they [OpenStack] are the only game in town,” Uretsky said. “We come from the open source world and would like to be able to contribute a project that actually delivers real value.” Dude don’t like OpenStack, yo.
- “[T]he business is fundamentally solid with profit margins that exceed those of Amazon’s Web Services … ” How do they know?
DevOps and Windows NT Patching
- We were invited to be on a SolarWinds panel (a little excerpt and recording).
- While the audience match wasn’t perfect, it was delightful and we had an excellent time.
- Also, Coté is speaking at DevOpsDays Chicago, August 25 and 26.
The Coté & Matt Ray Financials Bump?
- SolarWinds down: second quarter financials.
- Pivotal earnings: Joe Tucci on 2015’s second quarter: “Pivotal had an outstanding quarter with product bookings up triple digits.” Now at a $256 million annual run rate, based on 2015 second quarter revenue.
- How companies avoid the innovator’s dilemma: Everyone (?) knows Apple isn’t afraid to cannibalize themselves, but I hadn’t realized Facebook had diversified into a “family of brands.”
- Netflix exec says public cloud is cheaper.
- Azure raising prices?
- Not everyone’s a fan of Rackspace support Azure.
- Reasons for Docker’s $1,000,000,000 valuation.
- Axing jobs: Microsoft targets hardware business with 7,800 job cuts.
- On the other hand, the cloud stuff seems to be doing well, especially Office 365. Also, Office for Mac is finally nice.
- Brandon: Mr. Robot, the TV show.
- Matt: Slack, more or less.
- Coté: chili powder on watermelon.