Do Not be Fooled by the Allure of Costco Levi’s — Software Defined Talk #28
This week we talk about Chef’s new continuous delivery product, Chromebooks, the demise of Nebula in OpenStack land, Red Hat’s recent performance, getting used to 2FA, and the usual round of recommendations.
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- If you like video, see this episode’s video recording.
- Chef Delivery announced at ChefConf. See also the delightful Eggs 365 video.
- ChromeBooks are still a thing. If you’re really interested, see Coté’s 2014 analysis of the Chromebook market from when I was at 451.
- Conclusion: “Chromebooks good for schools and prisons. I mean call centers.”
- Coté pontificating on “Software Defined Business.”
- Nebula shutting down — also, Ben Kepes looks stunning with a beard! C.R.E.A.M. Brandon Butler summary, and also from Mirantis: some good analysis of the cloud infrastructure market. You know, with the bombastic tone we’ve come to love and cringe at from Mirantis, e.g., “But since containers are impossible to monetize, Docker is now looking to monetize ‘container orchestration,’ which is no different from PaaS, and will soon have them competing with Cloud Foundry again.” Of course people don’t seem to like it.
- Red Hat’s doing pretty well. See also an overview of new stuff in RHEL from Jay Lyman, free for non-clients.
- Toopher acquired by Salesforce. Marc Andreessen says people just need to get used to 2FA.
Follow-up/Corrections From Last Week
Bonus Links Not Covered This Week
- As Containers Rise, OpenStack TripleO Slides.
- Get an analyst contract review for $1 from … a rival analyst firm.
- Brandon: the audio book version of The Phoenix Project is coming out soon. Gene Kim is the Guy Kawasaki of infrastructure software.
- Matt: Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History.
- Coté: Go all-in on the TP-Link AC1900 (The upgrade unit from the Wirecutter review.)