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

8 Feb 2015 9:17am, by
Software Defined Talk Podcast


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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