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“There is no .Markdown in Biz Dev” — Software Defined Talk #23

Feb 8th, 2015 9:17am by
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Amazon will soon release it’s public cloud revenue numbers, exiting for this lot. We also discuss Solarwind’s recent purchase of Librato to further get into SaaS and more M&A rumors…as well as VMware parenting with Google and Coté recent tech conference travels in Europe.

With Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray, and Coté.

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Show Notes

  • If you like video, see this episode’s video recording (if Coté remembered to upload it).
  • Coté is almost out of the annual danger zone.
  • iA Writer Pro and such.

Amazon Killing It

Wait … WUT?

  • VMware partnering on DNS, analytics, object storage, and NoSQL offerings from Google for their vCloud Air (here and here).
  • Also: EMC now owns all of VCE. Servers!

The EU tour

  • Monkigras, FOSDEM, ConfigMgmt Camp.
  • Wisdom of the Longbeards presentation, a talk never given.

SolarWinds Buys Librato

  • On the heals of Pingdom acquisition, bought Librato. Solarwinds Cloud.
  • Acquisition strategies: String of pearls versus anchor tenant versus tuck-in versus “buy a robot company.”
  • VMware M& as a string of pearls example – a good analysis from Prabhakar.

SocketPlane Rumors

  • SocketPlane about to be Acquired? “SocketPlane, the roughly four-month-old startup working on some kind of networking for Docker containers, is already on the verge of getting acquired, industry sources say.”


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