After discussing the conclusion of season six of “The Walking Dead,” the Software Defined Talk crew go over the abundance of options in the container orchestration market and some tips on having more effective meetings. They also discuss what it means that Brocade bought StackStorm and the upcoming OpenStack Summit in Austin later this month.
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- The incestuous relations among containers orchestration tools.
- Puppet Labs now just Puppet.
- Coté’s BigCo thriving thing spring loaded into Medium.com: presentations and dead horses.
- Why don’t people do the six-page Amazon memo?
- Brocade buys StackStorm — Brocade buying StackStorm for its OpenStack Mistral project: “Several companies used the StackStorm open-source software, including MasterCard, Netflix, SendGrid, and Target, but StackStorm had fewer than 10 paying customers for its enterprise tier, Powell said.”
- Follow-up: Comment on open source and graveyards: “The reason my small company of 30 talk about it is because we develop call center software, and it’s seen by director level and up as a silver bullet. Open source is seen as a way to not pay for software, to save licensing. So I think for most people who don’t think deeply about it open source == free and no strings attached.”
Bonus Links Not Covered in The Episode
- Belt-tightening time — “Investors funded fewer U.S.startups in the fourth quarter than any period in more than four years. Since November, at least a dozen tech companies, which combined raised well over $2 billion in venture funding, have announced layoffs, letting go hundreds of people that in most cases represented at least 15% of their staffs.”
- No tech IPOs in Q1.
- Enterprise product management, not like consumer product management…again, for the kids.
- Microsoft’s Build developer conference last week — Windows 10 updates, Cortana, Skype, Office? Hololens? XBox?
- Adrian Cockcroft’s Google NEXT write-up — “Google is still saying it’s early days for cloud, but I disagree. There is a huge amount of enterprise business up for grabs right now, and they are missing out on most of it.”