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Software Defined Talk: Hypervisors are History

Jun 7th, 2016 12:25pm by
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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.

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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.”

Apprenda buys Kismatic

Digging into Microsoft’s Cloud Numbers

  • Charts!
  • Microsoft has something like $102.6bn cash-on-hand. Smoke ’em if you got ’em!

Internet Giants Resume Data Center Spending

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?

Nazis on Reddit!


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