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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

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English


Episodes

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

Herding Cats - The State of State

3/5/2020
The New Stack Editor Alex Williams sat down, with Diane Patton, technical marketing engineer at NetApp, Jenny Fong, VP of marketing at Diamanti, and Sriram Subramanian, an analyst at IDC, to learn how Kubernetes has evolved into the preferred infrastructure layer for stateful environments. Listen to this episode of The New Stack Analysts to hear more about where we are heading and how we should be able to handle state in any given situation.

Duration:00:40:03

Improving Developer Happiness on Kubernetes, But First: Who Does Configuration?

2/13/2020
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts podcast, we explore how two Kubernetes Special Interest Groups (SIG) are taking into account all of the various user personas in order to help shape the user experience on Kubernetes. Guests on this episode include: Tasha Drew, co-chair of the Kubernetes Usability SIG and a product line manager for Kubernetes and Project Pacific at VMware. Lei Zhang, co-chair of the Kubernetes Application Delivery SIG and a staff engineer at Alibaba. Emily Omier, The...

Duration:00:41:00

KubeCon San Diego Pancakes: Shifting Cloud Native Security All the Way Left

11/21/2019
Many IT teams begin moving their applications to containers and Kubernetes after their managers mandate the switch. Then in the rush to deploy they may forget, or simply delay, some fundamentals. Only six to 12 months later does integrating security into their CI/CD pipeline becomes a priority. This gradual evolution toward cloud native security best practices is worrisome, but it’s the norm among organizations adopting Kubernetes today. This is what we learned from a panel of cloud native...

Duration:00:47:54

Cloud Foundry Summit Europe: Why Kubernetes Should be Boring

9/19/2019
The developer will certainly face new challenges when making the switch to a cloud native platform. The process might include, for example, learning how to add code to Kubernetes clusters or mastering the mechanics of etcd and kubectlis. The power and scaling flexibility a cloud native platform and Kubernetes offer, among other things, are often worth more than developers’ investment in time and resources when adopting these technologies. And yet. What developers are usually more concerned...

Duration:00:33:50

TC Sessions Pancake Breakfast: Software Startups Drive Enterprise Change with Education and Openness

9/12/2019
Enterprise startups are building the tools that help their customers to create an agile modern enterprise that adapts quickly to market changes. But the enterprise isn’t always open to that change, or even aware of the benefits of that change, said Frederic Lardinois, writer and news editor at TechCrunch, in this episode of The New Stack Analysts recorded at TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise held on Sept. 5 in San Francisco. This is a primary challenge for enterprise software companies today....

Duration:00:52:15

The Choices Enterprises Must Make in Open Source’s ‘Post-Punk Rock Era’

8/29/2019
What became the punk rock genre may be a harbinger of what is in store for the open source movement — but hopefully not. At any rate, open source’s popularity can certainly be compared to punk rock’s rise. When Linux began to be seen as a powerful and very practical alternative to Unix, and especially, Windows, during the 1990s, the movement then felt very...well, underground. Trading discs of Linux distros and sharing tips on how to hack “Doom” (okay, the hacks were open source but Doom’s...

Duration:00:47:23

Will Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Disrupt DevOps?

7/18/2019
It would be a mistake to ignore the immediate impact artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) is already having on software development processes and DevOps. While some may see AI and ML as new technologies high on the hype cycle with overall marginal influences — even though they have been available for years — many organizations are already taking advantage of how they can automate many tasks during the development process. This includes their role in performing more mundane...

Duration:00:42:24

The Rapid State of Container Adoption

7/4/2019
Just four years ago, industry analysts were wary of running production workloads in containers, but certainly the industry got over that fast. Numbers around Docker and Kubernetes adoption vary broadly, but it's safe to say that well over half of Fortune 100 companies have embraced containers. In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, our Editor in Chief Alex Williams sits down with Briana Frank, director of product management at IBM, and James Ford, independent technical strategy advisor,...

Duration:00:39:13