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

10/5/2018
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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...

Duration:00:36:12

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

10/1/2018
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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...

Duration:00:34:36

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

9/24/2018
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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...

Duration:00:30:56

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

9/14/2018
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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...

Duration:00:29:02

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

9/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:37:17

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

8/31/2018
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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...

Duration:00:41:22

Episode 40: The New Stack Context: Sensu Summit 2018

8/24/2018
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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...

Duration:00:55:29

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

8/17/2018
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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...

Duration:00:39:37

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

8/10/2018
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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...

Duration:00:41:02

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

8/3/2018
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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...

Duration:00:36:35

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

7/27/2018
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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...

Duration:00:37:50

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

7/13/2018
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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...

Duration:00:31:21

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

6/29/2018
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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...

Duration:00:36:40

Episode 33: This Week on The New Stack: In-Memory Compute, ContainerDays

6/22/2018
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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. On this week's episode we speak with GridGain CEO Abe Kleinfeld who writes this week on The New Stack about how in-memory computing is helping many organizations solve their speed and scale challenges. In the past three decades Kleinfeld has led several companies...

Duration:00:38:37

Episode 32: This Week on The New Stack: DockerCon, Serverless Business

6/15/2018
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This week on Context we’re talking with The New Stack correspondent Mark Boyd who writes this week about the business process and cultural decisions that play into building a serverless application architecture. Serverless computing, including Functions as a Service, is a rapidly evolving technology that is seeing enterprise adoption on par with containers among companies that run their applications in the public cloud. And experts and visionaries in distributed systems believe serverless is...

Duration:00:33:31

Episode 31: This Week on The New Stack: Don't Call Containers "Docker"

6/8/2018
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Microsoft announced on Monday that it was acquiring GitHub. And that’s all the Internet could talk about for a few days. TNS Managing Editor Joab Jackson wrote a piece for us summarizing the acquisition and some of that initial Internet reaction. And Scott Fulton examined a Plan B for developers who may be nervous about projects pulling out of GitHub and leaving a trail of broken dependencies. And now that we’ve had some time to sit with it a bit we are starting to understand some of the...

Duration:00:35:04

Episode 30: This Week on The New Stack: ChefConf 2018, Plus Hedley the Robotic Skull

6/1/2018
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This week on The New Stack Context podcast, we delve into the latest project from our resident hardware hacker, Dr. Torq, offer a summary of last week's ChefConf conference. Last week, TNS Editor Alex Williams attended ChefConf in Chicago where he hosted a day of podcasting. We’ll hear his top takeaways from that event, including the latest on InSpec, Chef’s compliance automation tool. The company just announced an integration with their its version of Automate - the company’s automation...

Duration:00:36:11

Episode 29: This Week on The New Stack: Cloud-Native Storage and the OpenStack Summit

5/25/2018
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Joining us this week is TNS guest contributor Kiran Sreenivasamurthy, vice president of product management at Maxta. Sreenivasamurthy wrote a guest post for TNS this week on the differences between software-defined storage (SDS) and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). While both solutions “software-define” the infrastructure and abstract storage from the underlying hardware, there are important distinctions, he says. It comes down to how you want to manage your storage. Are you a storage...

Duration:00:34:32

Episode 28: This Week on The New Stack: Kubernetes Needs Developers

5/18/2018
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Hacker News and the Twitterverse were alight this week with discussion of Datadog engineer Jason Moiron’s blog post titled “Is Kubernetes Too Complicated?” This article hints at a Kubernetes backlash afoot, with ongoing concerns about its complexity. We speak with TNS correspondent Scott Fulton, who has a TNS article summarizing these issues. In the second half of the show, we’ll talk with TNS Managing Editor Joab Jackson about his story on TNS about how Facebook keeps its website snappy for...

Duration:00:35:43

Episode 27: This Week on The New Stack: Git and GitOps

5/11/2018
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This week on The New Stack Context podcast, we are all about the git open source version control software. Last Friday, TNS correspondent Michelle Gienow has kicked off a series git, with an introduction to git for everyone. This week, she continues that work with an introduction to its most popular online hosted version, GitHub. She writes, “life as a software developer is much more social and collaborative than the stereotypes would have non-coders believe — at times, even frustratingly...

Duration:00:34:40