After the Software Defined Talk crew learn how to divide by eight, they discuss Uber being shut down in Austin. In this 63rd episode of SDT, they also discuss a recent case for hypervisors aging out. Also, they all agree that they’re way too old to consider anything new.
- If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording.
Cost Cutting Perks in Silicon Valley
- More from the snack-track files.
- Employees at Kabam, the online gaming startup worth $1 billion, recently felt like there was a decrease in the number of office snack stands. Although the company denies it, some believe the snack stands are now placed more sporadically to reduce the employees’ frequency of snack consumption by making it a little harder to get to them.
No Uber in Austin
- Brandon sets us straight on the details.
- Coté defends the uber-haters.
Will Containers Replace Hypervisors?
- Yes is almost certainly the answer.
- Randy Bias, the “pets vs. cattle” godfather, makes a strong case for hypervisors being on the way out.
- Once all the legacy apps are re-written to be in containers (cloud native) or decom’ed (you know, in the future), and we don’t want to run multiple OSes (so don’t need the driver handling that hypervisors give us)…no need for hypervisors. QED.
Google Cloud Chief Diane Greene on how to beat Amazon and Microsoft
- A brief interview.
- “Q: How will Google differentiate against AWS and Microsoft? A: Only 5 percent of workloads are in the public cloud. Effectively you’re riding another company’s innovation curve for free. We’ve open-sourced a lot of technologies like Kubernetes and TensorFlow. As we add more features, we’ll be able to share a lot more strengths with applications.”
— Shawn O'Connor (@Oak2278) November 26, 2014
Apprenda buys Kismatic
- “Apprenda will also take the lead in building out Windows support for Kubernetes, which has been Linux focused,” said Sinclair Schuller, chief executive of Apprenda.
- Do you even pop-up, bro?
- Apprenda pivoted towards Kubernetes recently; Kismatic was building “Enterprise friendly” Kubernetes.
- “Per Incident” pricing is really hard to scale. Perhaps Brandon has comments on open source business models.
- “[I]t is what most would call a dynamic market.”
Digging into Microsoft’s Cloud Numbers
- Microsoft has something like $102.6bn cash-on-hand. Smoke ’em if you got ’em!
Internet Giants Resume Data Center Spending
- “Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook spent a combined $23 billion in 2015 on capital projects. During an investment flurry from 2011 to last year, the companies’ combined capex nearly tripled.”
- “Parsimony at Alphabet is all relative. The company’s $9.9 billion in capital expenditures for 2015 was nearly more than the combined capex spending of Microsoft and Amazon.”
Facebook Sponsors the Republican National Convention
- The social network says its participation — which will include a lounge — should not be interpreted as an endorsement of any candidate, issue or political party. It plans to do the same at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
- So, who’s going to sponsor the RNC JumboTron for SDT?