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Episode 53: TNS Context: KubeCon Preview and Kubernetes Custom Controllers

This week we’re talking with Joel Speed, a cloud infrastructure engineer at Pusher who’s been helping build its internal Kubernetes platform. Joel wrote a contributed post for us this week about how to solve Kubernetes configuration woes with a custom controller, so we’ll talk to him first about that. Later in the show, we talk with TNS managing editor Joab Jackson and TNS editor-in-chief Alex Williams about what we’re expecting from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America in Seattle next...


Episode 52: TNS Context: AWS Re:Invent 2018 and IFX 2018

This week The New Stack hits the road again, hitting two conferences in Las Vegas. TNS managing editor Joab Jackson calls in from Amazon Web Services' annual user conference, AWS Re:Invent, which brought a plethora of new services and features. Most notably, the cloud giant introduced two new technologies to further integrate serverless into other cloud-based IT operations, lambda Layers and the Lambda Runtime API. Lambda Layers provides a way to centrally manage code and data so that it can...


Episode 51: TNS Context: Semaphore 2.0 and VMware Buys Heptio

Welcome to The New Stack Context podcast where today we will be discussing the release of Semaphore 2.0 tool for continuous delivery on Kubernetes. We’ll also be discussing yet another hot acquisition — this time it’s VMware announcing plans to acquire Heptio from two original Kubernetes creators at Google. Then later in the show we’ll share our top podcast and articles on the site. Our guest this week is Marko Anastasov, co-founder at Rendered Text, who wrote about the company's Semaphore...


Episode 50: What IBM's Purchase of Red Hat Will Mean for Open Source

In this week's episode we will be discussing the news about IBM acquiring Red Hat for $34 billion, with special guests Ritesh Patel, co-founder at Nirmata, and Benjamin Ball, TNS marketing director and native of Raleigh North Carolina, corporate headquarters of Red Hat. Every once in a while, an acquisition comes along with the potential of drastically changing the business landscape. Think back to Oracle buying Sun Microsystems, or, more recently, Microsoft buying GitHub. IBM's purchase of...


Episode 49: All Things Open and Our TNS Guide to Serverless Technologies

This week on The New Stack Context, our weekly news wrap-up podcast, we take a look at some of the results of a survey we did for our newly-released eBook on serverless technologies. We also discuss All Things Open, a conference held earlier this week in Raleigh North Carolina, that covered a range of open source technologies. To discuss our survey, we invited TNS analyst Lawrence Hecht as a guest. The TNS eBook presents the results of our original research on serverless adoption trends and...


Episode 48: All the Conferences: GitHub Universe, Cloud Foundry, Node+JS Interactive

This week on TNS Context, the editorial team catches up on some events we’ve attended recently. TNS correspondent TC Currie is here to talk about GitHub Universe, which was held this week. We also have TNS Founder and Editor-in-Chief Alex Williams to talk about Cloud Foundry Summit Europe and TNS Managing Editor Joab Jackson to chat about Node+JS Interactive in Vancouver. Both of those events were held last week. Last week on the podcast we talked with IBM's Jason McGee about some cloud news...


Episode 47: The New Stack Context: Cloud Foundry Summit Europe and a Kafka Alternative

IBM is building out its portfolio of cloud services in order to offer cloud native capabilities with higher degrees of security and isolation for the enterprise, combined with the user experience of public cloud such as self-service provisioning, pay-as-you-go pricing and elasticity. So this week on Context we talked with Jason McGee, an IBM Fellow, and VP and CTO of IBM Cloud Platform about IBM’s new enterprise cloud services which include the Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment announced...


Episode 46: The New Stack Context: Gremlin Chaos Testing, Pulumi Kubespy

This week on The New Stack Context podcast, we spoke with Matthew Fornaciari, Gremlin chief technology officer and co-founder, about a new feature in the Gremlin's chaos engineering package that allows developers to apply resilience testing to serverless serving. Gremlin is on the forefront of chaos engineering, the practice of hobbling different components within an infrastructure to that that infrastructure's resilience against unplanned failure. The feature comes from the company’s new...


Episode 45: The New Stack Context: SaltStack Does Orchestration and Linus Torvalds' Apology

This week on the TNS Context podcast, we talk with Alex Peay, SaltStack vice president of product, and Gary Richmond, a SaltStack product manager, about automated security compliance scanning and event-based orchestration. Also joining us today is TNS founder and editor-in-chief Alex Williams and TNS managing editor Joab Jackson. Jackson was in Salt Lake City this month covering SaltConf, where Peay and Richmond spoke about event-driven automation and orchestration using SaltStack...


Episode 44: The New Stack Context: Serverless Days and Linkerd 2.0

On this episode of The New Stack Context podcast, we’re recapping the Serverless Days event we attended in Portland last week and discussing the 2.0 release of the Linkerd service mesh project. Joining us today is TNS managing editor Joab Jackson, TNS founder and editor-in-chief Alex Williams. Williams and I attended Serverless Days in Portland this week where The New Stack was a media sponsor, as well as co-hosted the after party with our sponsor Stackery. In this episode, we discuss what...


Episode 43: The New Stack Context: PagerDuty Summit and Microsoft Azure DevOps

This week on The New Stack Context podcast we’re talking with Emily Freeman, the new CloudOps advocate for Microsoft about PagerDuty Summit in San Francisco this week. Also joining us today is TNS founder and editor-in-chief Alex Williams and TNS managing editor Joab Jackson. Forbes just declared the incident response company PagerDuty to be “the new cloud unicorn” after the company announced an additional $90 million in funding. This new round gives PagerDuty a billion-dollar-plus valuation...


Episode 42: The New Stack Context: VMworld Recap and 'Cloud Native DevOps'

This week, we have a wrap-up discussion with TNS contributor Scott M. Fulton about the VMWorld 2018, in which the giant of virtual machine software is taking bold steps into Kubernetes and containers, through a managed Kubernetes offering and also with its sister company's Pivotal PKS managed container service. The company is pitching its NSX virtual networking software as the basis of container operations in the cloud. But the package's automation capabilities leaves some network...


Episode 41: TNS Context: The CNCF Open Source Survey and the Ballerina Programming Language

Today on The New Stack Context podcast, we talk with Chris Aniszczyk, co-founder of the TODO Group and Chief Technology Officer of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) about the results of our recent open source program management survey. We also talk about WS02's new cloud native programming language, Ballerina. Joining Context host TNS Editorial Director Libby Clark for this episode is TNS Founder Alex Williams and TNS Managing Editor Joab Jackson. This week, we released the...


Episode 40: The New Stack Context: Sensu Summit 2018

Hello, welcome to The New Stack Context, a podcast where we review the week’s hottest news in cloud native technologies/at-scale application development and look ahead to topics we expect will gain more attention in coming weeks. This week, we recorded the podcast live at the Sensu Summit, which took place live in Portland. Joining us this week are Google Developer Advocate Kelsey Hightower and Sensu CEO Caleb Hailey, to discuss the challenges of microservices monitoring. Many traditional...


Episode 39: The New Stack Context: Black Hat 2018 and New ML Workflow Tools

This week on The New Stack Context, we speak with our security correspondent Lucian Constantin about what he saw at the recent trio of security conferences held in Las Vegas last week, BlackHat, DEF CON, and Security B-Sides. Turns out, industrial control systems — such as medical devices and in-car computation systems — are still quite vulnerable to malicious attacks, Constantin told our host this week, TNS founder Alex Williams. We also spoke about the increased scrutiny that...


Episode 38: TNS Context: Kubernetes SDKs and the Oracle Database as a Service

On this week's episode, we talk with technology evangelist Ravi Lachhman from AppDynamics, a sponsor of The New Stack, about the rise of software development kits for container orchestrators. Also joining us today are TNS Managing Editor Joab Jackson and Editor-in-Chief Alex Williams. Lachhman wrote a post for us this week about packaging your applications for delivery in this new, complicated cloud-native world where clients and end users want choice as to where and how to install your...


Episode 37: The New Stack Context: Istio 1.0 and ServerlessConf

This week on The New Stack Context podcast, we discuss the 1.0 release of the Istio service mesh as well as a new private container registry project at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation called Harbor. We also speak with TNS editor-in-chief Alex Williams about the ServerlessConf, which was held this week in San Francisco. The CNCF is a sponsor of The New Stack and it's been busy assembling open source projects to create a full cloud-native stack. Until recently that stack was missing an...


Episode 36: The New Stack Context: Knative and Google Next

This week on The New Stack Context podcast we talk with Pivotal Director of Technical Marketing Dan Baskette and Pivotal Senior Staff Engineer Mark Fisher about Knative, which is a new tool Google and a few other partners such as Pivotal built to help developers build functions on top of Kubernetes. Also joining us in this episode is TNS San Francisco correspondent Alex Handy, who spoke about some of the other news from this week's Google Next 2018 conference. Knative is an open source...


Episode 35: This Week on The New Stack: OSCON and Java Container Images

This week we spoke with our San Francisco correspondent Alex Handy about containerizing Java applications. The Google Cloud Platform recently released Jib, a new open-source container image builder for Java developers. Google says that Jib “does not require you to write a Dockerfile or have docker installed, and it is directly integrated into [the] Maven and Gradle,” Java build tools. Jib comes with many of the cloud-native build-tool features you’d expect, including incremental builds, a...


Episode 34: This Week on The New Stack: Apache Spark and QCon

Hello, welcome to The New Stack Context, a podcast where we review the week’s hottest news in cloud-native technologies/at-scale application development and look ahead to topics we expect will gain more attention in coming weeks. For this Context, we talk with two data scientists from Pivotal, who write this week about the pros and cons of using Apache Spark for running data science workloads at scale. Apache Spark is an in-memory data analytics engine that is wildly popular with data...