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Alex Williams, founder of The New Stack, hosts "The New Stack Analysts," a biweekly round-table discussion covering The New Stack's latest data research, and topics related to app development and back-end services. Listen to our other TNS Podcasts on SoundCloud: The New Stack Makers: https://soundcloud.com/thenewstackmakers The New Stack Context: https://soundcloud.com/thenewstackcontext The New Stack @ Scale: https://soundcloud.com/thenewstackatscale

Alex Williams, founder of The New Stack, hosts "The New Stack Analysts," a biweekly round-table discussion covering The New Stack's latest data research, and topics related to app development and back-end services. Listen to our other TNS Podcasts on SoundCloud: The New Stack Makers: https://soundcloud.com/thenewstackmakers The New Stack Context: https://soundcloud.com/thenewstackcontext The New Stack @ Scale: https://soundcloud.com/thenewstackatscale

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Alex Williams, founder of The New Stack, hosts "The New Stack Analysts," a biweekly round-table discussion covering The New Stack's latest data research, and topics related to app development and back-end services. Listen to our other TNS Podcasts on SoundCloud: The New Stack Makers: https://soundcloud.com/thenewstackmakers The New Stack Context: https://soundcloud.com/thenewstackcontext The New Stack @ Scale: https://soundcloud.com/thenewstackatscale

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@thenewstack

Language:

English


Episodes

HashiCorp Vault Gets Top Honors in Latest CNCF Tech Radar

3/4/2021
In this edition of The New Stack Analysts podcast, host Alex Williams, founder and publisher of The New Stack and co-host Cheryl Hung, vice president of ecosystem at CNCF Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), discuss why secrets management is essential for DevOps teams, what the tool landscape is like and why Vault was selected as the top alternative. CNCF Tech Radar contributors and featured guests were Steve Nolen, site reliability engineer, RStudio — which creates open source software...

Duration:00:33:55

What is Data Management in the Kubernetes Age?

1/19/2021
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts podcast, TNS founder and publisher Alex Williams virtually shared pancakes and syrup with guests to discuss how Apache Cassandra, gRPC and, other tools and platforms play a role in managing data on Kubernetes. Mya Pitzeruse, software engineer and OSS contributor from effx; Sam Ramji, chief strategy officer at Datastax; and Tom Offermann, a lead software engineer at New Relic were the guests. They offered deep perspectives about the evolution of data...

Duration:00:48:22

Is Hindsight Still 2020? Reviewing the Year in Tech

12/28/2020
On the last The New Stack Analysts of the year, the gang got together — remotely, obviously — to reflect on this year. And oh what a year! But for a year in tech, 2020 still had a lot of hits — and some misses. Publisher Alex Williams was joined by Libby Clark, Joab Jackson, Bruce Gain, Steven Vaughan-Nichols, and Jennifer Riggins. We looked back on the year that saw millions die, no one fly, and a lot of jobs in turmoil. It was also a year that, while many things screeched to a halt, much...

Duration:00:47:45

Why IAM is a Pain Point in Kubernetes

12/18/2020
Prisma Cloud from Palo Alto Networks sponsored this podcast. Identity and access management (IAM) was previously relatively straightforward. Often delegated as a low-level management task to the local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) admin, the process of setting permissions for tiered data access was definitely not one of the more challenging security-related duties. However, in today’s highly distributed and relatively complex computing environments, network and associated IAM...

Duration:00:43:45

On the Tech Radar: Database Storage

12/16/2020
KubeCon+CloudNativeCon sponsored this podcast. How to manage database storage in cloud native environments continues to be a major challenge for many organizations. Database storage also came to the fore as the issue to explore in the latest Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Tech Radar report. In this edition of The New Stack Analysts podcast, host Alex Williams, founder and publisher of The New Stack and co-hosts Cheryl Hung, vice president of ecosystem at Cloud Native Computing...

Duration:00:51:28

Pancakes Are Hot and So is Immutable Security

11/24/2020
Accurics sponsored this podcast. Who doesn’t love hotcakes? And to make them right, you need to wait until the batter starts to bubble up before you flip them. Immutable infrastructure management and related security challenges are also “bubbling up” these days, as many organizations make the shift to cloud native environments, with containerized, serverless and other layers. In this The New Stack Analysts podcast, TNS founder and publisher Alex Williams asked served up pancakes with KubeCon...

Duration:00:44:07

How CERN Accelerates with Kubernetes, Helm, Prometheus and CoreDNS

11/11/2020
KubeCon+CloudNativeCon sponsored this podcast. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is known for its particle accelerator and experiments and analysis of the properties of subatomic particles, anti-matter and other particle physics-related research. CERN is also considered to be where the World Wide Web (WWW) was created. Research and experiments conducted at the largest particle physics research center consisting of a 27-km long tunnel generate massive amounts of data to...

Duration:00:37:13

One Bank's Path for Moving Deep Legacy Infrastructure into Cloud Native Operations

11/4/2020
Some legacy infrastructures are certainly more difficult to manage than others when organizations make the shift to cloud native. In the case of the heavily regulated financial services industry and the deep legacy infrastructure involved when banks transition to the cloud, challenges inherent in the sector abound. Regulatory and compliance and data-management challenges are also usually amplified when the bank has an especially large international presence. In this edition of The New Stack...

Duration:00:31:27

The Future of Data in Serverless Will Be API-Driven

10/21/2020
In the serverless paradigm, the idea is to abstract away the backend so that developers don’t need to deal with it. That’s all well and good when it comes to servers and complex infrastructure like Kubernetes. But up till now, database systems haven’t typically been a part of the serverless playbook. The assumption has been that developers will build their serverless app and choose a separate database system to connect to it — be it a traditional relational database, a NoSQL system, or even...

Duration:00:25:25

KCCNC 2020 EU Virtual Pancake Breakfast: Why Your K8s ‘Stack’ Should Be Boring

8/24/2020
Kubernetes is becoming boring and that’s a good thing — it’s what’s on top of Kubernetes that counts. In this The New Stack Analysts podcast, TNS Founder & Publisher Alex Williams asked KubeCon attendees to join him for a short “stack” at our Virtual Pancake & Podcast to discuss “What’s on your stack?” The podcast featured guest speakers Janakiram MSV, principal analyst, Janakiram & Associates, Priyanka Sharma, general manager, CNCF, Patrick McFadin, chief evangelist for Apache Cassandra and...

Duration:00:39:36

How to Sell Your Infrastructure to the Colleagues That Don’t Have to Buy It w/ Simone Sciarrati

8/19/2020
A lot of the time, it’s harder to convince your friends and family than a stranger. The first group is usually more decisive and direct with you. The same goes for your work family. When you’re building an internal infrastructure for autonomous teams, it becomes your job to not only provide that technical backbone, but to act as sales and customer support. Nobody said internal developer advocacy would be easier. The sixth episode of The New Stack Analysts End User Series brings together...

Duration:00:31:55

Why Spotify’s Golden Path to Kubernetes Adoption Has Many Twist and Turns

8/13/2020
Spotify is well known worldwide for its music service. Not so well known, is its path to Kubernetes Oz has been a road with many twists and turns. What also may be a surprise to many is that Spotify is a veteran user of Kubernetes and how it owes much of its product-delivery capabilities to its agile DevOps. Indeed, Spotify continues to increasingly rely on a container and microservices infrastructure and cloud native deployments to offer a number of advantages. This allows its DevOps teams...

Duration:00:37:39

From One Server to Kubernetes, A Startup’s Story

8/5/2020
KubeCon+CloudNativeCon sponsored this podcast as part of a series of interviews with Kubernetes end users. Listen to the previous stories about the ups and downs of Box’s Kubernetes journey and what Wikipedia’s infrastructure is like behind the firewall. It started simply enough but soon the site needed more than a server to keep things managed. Today, EquityZen runs on Kubernetes and is considering its next moves, in particular exploring how container as a service may serve them. In this...

Duration:00:28:39

The Ups and Downs of One Cloud Management Provider's Kubernetes Journey w/ Kunal Parmar of Box

7/28/2020
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon sponsored this post. Box was one of the first companies to build on Kubernetes. Initially building its platform on PHP, Box’s architecture still uses some parts of the PHP architecture. Today, Box serves as a case study of a software platform’s cloud native journey that began a few years ago. The company also continues to rely on its legacy infrastructure dating back to the days when PHP ran on Box’s bare metal servers in its data centers. In this edition of The New...

Duration:00:34:47

Chase Pettet - What Wikipedia's Infrastructure Is Like Behind The Firewall

6/17/2020
The Wikimedia Foundation‘s impact on culture and media sharing has had immeasurable benefits on a worldwide scale. As the foundation that manages the fabled Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, Wikisource and a number of outlets, Wikimedia’s mission is to “to bring free educational content to the world” All told, Wikipedia alone is available in about 300 different languages with more than 50 million articles on 1.5 billion unique devices a month with 6,000 views a second — with 250,000 engaged...

Duration:01:14:32

How Kubernetes, Open Source Underpin Condé Nast Operations

6/3/2020
In this, The New Stack Analyst podcast hosted by Alex Williams, founder, and editor-in-chief of The New Stack, and Ken Owens, vice president, cloud native engineering, Mastercard, Jennifer Strejevitch, site reliability engineer for Condé Nast speaks about her experiences and observations at the front lines of the publishing company infrastructure-related challenges and successes. Condé Nast is one of the most well recognized media brands in the world, with a range of stand-out titles that...

Duration:00:34:40

TNS Analysts: Wikimedia — How the Wikimedia Foundation Has a Master ‘2030 Plan’

6/3/2020
In this, The New Stack Analyst podcast hosted by Alex Williams, founder, and editor-in-chief of The New Stack, and Ken Owens, vice president, cloud native engineering, Mastercard, Pettet discussed Wikimedia’s infrastructure-management challenges, both past and present, and what makes one of the world’s foremost providers of free information tick. The Wikimedia Foundation’s impact on culture and media sharing has had immeasurable benefits on a worldwide scale. As the foundation that manages...

Duration:00:49:29

Virtual Pancake Breakfast

5/20/2020
Thanks to the COVID-19 global pandemic, many IT systems are facing unprecedented workloads, reaching levels of usage on a daily basis that usually only happen on the busiest days of the year. The good news is that the cloud native approach has been rapidly gaining popularity with businesses large and small to help meet these sudden demands. And proper security precautions must be built into these emerging cloud native systems. Applying principles of cloud native security to the enterprise...

Duration:00:58:22

Pancake Podcast: Cassandra and the Need for a Kubernetes Data Plane

4/22/2020
What is the role that the data plane plays in a Kubernetes ecosystem? This was the theme for our latest (virtual) pancake breakfast and panel discussion, sponsored by DataStax, the keeper of the open source Cassandra database. Last month, Datastax released a Kubernetes operator, so that the NoSQL database can be more easily installed, managed, and updated in Kubernetes container-based infrastructure. The Panelists for this discussion: Kathryn Erickson, DataStax senior director of...

Duration:00:51:49

Episode: 195 - What a Mesh w/ Lee Calcote and Brian “Redbeard” Harrington

3/12/2020
Listen to all of our podcasts here: https://thenewstack.io/podcasts/ In this, The New Stack Analysts podcast, Lee Calcote, an analyst and founder of Layer5, and Brian “Redbeard” Harrington, a principal product manager for OpenShift service mesh at Red Hat, discussed the many nuances of what the survey numbers really mean. Calcote, for example, notes how traffic management is seen as a key feature among the many different service mesh capabilities, but it’s most useful to advanced users....

Duration:00:39:34