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With new interviews thrice-weekly, The New Stack Makers stream of featured speakers and interviews is all about the new software stacks that change the way we development and deploy software.

With new interviews thrice-weekly, The New Stack Makers stream of featured speakers and interviews is all about the new software stacks that change the way we development and deploy software.
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With new interviews thrice-weekly, The New Stack Makers stream of featured speakers and interviews is all about the new software stacks that change the way we development and deploy software.






Open Source Is The Best Insurance For The Future: Eddie Satterly Talks About IAG

IAG or Insurance Australia Group is one of the largest insurance companies in Australia. IAG has been around for more than 160 years, they obviously have a huge stack of legacy applications and infrastructure. There are over 147 core insurance systems running within the IAG group. The majority of those are mid-range mainframe systems like AS/400. Around two years ago, the company decided to change things. They name long time executive Julie Batch as Chief Customer Officer. Under her...

Duration: 00:27:58

Open To Collaborate: OpenStack Goes Back To Its Roots

Change is the only constant. OpenStack continues to change. It continues to evolve. From Integrated releases to Big Tent to Composability. This year at the OpenStack Summit Sydney, the OpenStack Foundation executive director Jonathan Bryce, talked about the importance of Open and Collaboration. What has changed in the market that the OpenStack community needed to address these two key points? Interestingly, Bryce said that they really never talked about what ‘open’ and ‘stack’ mean in the...

Duration: 00:23:48

Joseph Sirosh Of Microsoft: How AI Can Help The Blind See

Microsoft is one of the few companies who owns massive machine learning and Artificial Intelligence platforms. Microsoft is now making it easier for its customers and to leverage its AI capabilities. At Microsoft Connect, we sat down with Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud AI Platform to learn more about Microsoft’s AI technologies, including machine learning, cognitive services, the bot framework and how the company is bringing all these capabilities for...

Duration: 00:20:13

EngineerBetter's Hosted Concourse CI Service Is Now In Limited Beta

Airplane CI is a new service now in limited beta from EngineerBetter that provides a hosted platform for the CI/CD technology Concourse. EngineerBetter has, "Taken the concept of continuous deployment and applied it to the platform as well, so that's been where we've had a lot of success," said EngineerBetter CEO Dan Young in an interview with TNS Founder Alex Williams at Cloud Foundry Summit Europe. Building out Airplane CI relied upon manual steps, with "Concourse being particularly...

Duration: 00:18:36

Typeform: To Go and Beyond

On today's episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder Alex Williams spoke briefly with Typeform Operations Engineer Daniel Vidal de la Rubia to learn more about Typeform's technology infrastructure, and its continuing development of a Kubernetes environment. Typeform aims to help humanise online forms, also making extensive use of database technologies such as MySQL, Redis, and ElasticSearch. Vidal de la Rubia noted that Typform is moving toward Postgres, in order to better to fit...

Duration: 00:08:18

How Cloud Foundry Helps Developers Embrace Flexibility While Balancing Security

The intersection of software development, security, and operations can be difficult for some businesses to traverse. Platforms such as Cloud Foundry aim to help organizations bridge the gap, while still focusing on security. Snyk CEO & Co-Founder Guy Podjarny addressed the announcement of the architectural decisions seen by Cloud Foundry in the Cloud Foundry Container Runtime and Cloud Foundry's continued focus on the BOSH platform in a discussion with TNS Founder Alex Williams on today's...

Duration: 00:23:02

CircieCI's Technical Architecture, a Look at Building for Scale

Like a lot of startups, CircleCI started with a monolith, running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). But there was only so much that could be done to keep the monolith performing when by 2015 the company started to scale. CircleCI had built its own job scheduler in 2011 because there was nothing on the market that matched what they needed. On today's episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder Alex Williams caught up with CircleCI's CTO Rob Zuber in a live-streamed discussion to dig deeper...

Duration: 00:29:54

The Evolving Developer Advocate Role: A Conversation With Google's Kim Bannerman

At the Cloud Foundry Summit, the story is about developers as the heroes. They're the ones who make the platforms. They are akin to the engineers who played such a pivotal role in designing the railroads, or in modern times made the smartphone possible. This means a more important role for developer advocates who, at Google, are spending a lot more time with customers. These subject matter experts are helping developers build out their platforms. They are gathering data to develop feedback...

Duration: 00:19:02

Finding The Right Fit With Data-Driven Apps And The Connection To Cloud Foundry

How do data-driven apps work in context with Cloud Foundry? That's a question that is starting to surface as organizations start to see how technologies, such as TensorFlow, are getting more attention from developers eager to explore the boundaries for how data can be used to drive a new generation of apps and services. On today's episode of The New Stack Makers, Pivotal Principal Product Manager Scott Truitt spoke with TNS Founder Alex Williams at Cloud Foundry Summit Europe to learn more...

Duration: 00:15:13

Do Serverless And Abstract Architectures Have A Place In DevOps?

Maybe there is no single path to DevOps nirvana, and no one way of implementing continuous integration. That's the eye-opening conclusion reached by Dr. Nicole Forsgren, founder and CEO of DevOps Research and Assessment, LLC, in a wide-ranging conversation with The New Stack Scott Fulton at PagerDuty Summit 2017 in San Francisco. Technology such as serverless architecture, she said, may very well abstract away the details of operations from the task of software development. But if it all...

Duration: 00:33:52

Cloud Foundry: Focusing On Flexibility And Choice For A Cloud-Native World

As open source gains momentum, Cloud Foundry focuses on its users, citing that 40% of them are in fact end users. In a livestreamed episode of The New Stack Makers with TNS Founder Alex Williams at Cloud Foundry Summit Europe, Cloud Foundry Executive Director Abby Kearns explained that Cloud Foundry aims to continue to evolve its technology to benefit their goals when working with the Cloud Foundry platform. For some organizations working outside of Silicon Valley, there is a vast shortage...

Duration: 00:16:27

Vulnerability Management At Scale: A Talk With Pivotal's Technical Program Manager Of Security

On today's episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder Alex Williams spoke with Pivotal Senior Technical Program Manager of Security Molly Crowther to learn more about her recent Cloud Foundry Summit EU presentation alongside Stephen Levine, Product Lead on the build packs team at Cloud Foundry. In her role as Senior Technical Program Manager at Pivotal, Crowther helps teams to better work together securely, ensuring that there is less breakage of systems or data leaking along the...

Duration: 00:10:54

Lori MacVittie of F5 Networks: Who’s in Charge of Automated Security?

“No data center runs on a heterogeneous infrastructure,” MacVittie wrote, “and even within the subset of a single vendor, organizations run multiple models and versions of hardware and software alike.” So if we can get operators and developers together on the same page (perhaps someone should come up with an acronym for this), then shouldn’t it be feasible that we get security professionals to join in? “I don’t think there’s a day that goes by where there isn’t some new feature, or...

Duration: 00:33:20

The New Cloud Foundry Container Runtime: Just The Facts

The Cloud Foundry Container Runtime is the new name for Kubo, which is Kubernetes running on BOSH. In today's episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder Alex Williams caught up with Cloud Foundry CTO Chip Childers to learn more about Cloud Foundry's plans for this new runtime, with Childers highlighting how BOSH is serving the needs of today's developers. Childers went on to note that the Cloud Foundry Container Runtime and application runtime will sit next to one another, allowing for...

Duration: 00:21:57

Kubernetes Co-Founder Brendan Burns: Orchestration Is Becoming A Commodity

In July 2016, one of the co-founders of Kubernetes, Brendan Burns joined Microsoft. Over a time Microsoft became extremely active in the Kubernetes community. A year later in July 2017, Microsoft even joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation that houses the Kubernetes project. At DockerCon Europe, 2017, Docker announced they were embracing Kubernetes as an orchestrator along with Docker Swarm. On today's episode of The New Stack Makers conducted at DockerCon, we discussed the...

Duration: 00:14:57

The Portworx Technical Architecture For Storage In Container Clusters

On today's episode of The New Stack Makers, Portworx CTO Goutham Rou was joined by GE Digital Director of Software Engineering Balajee Nagarajan, GE Digital Senior Director of Big Data Platforms, Venkat Sivasubramanian, and TNS Founder Alex Williams. While at this year's MesosCon, the group spent some time talking about the integration with container orchestrators and storage environments, and how these have impacted both GE and Portworx. Watch on YouTube:

Duration: 00:22:20

Schuberg Philis' Journey With Cloudstack And Kubernetes

On today's episode of The New Stack Makers, Schuberg Philis' Mission Critical Engineer Andy Repton discusses the company's start with Apache Cloudstack and its current use of Kubernetes. Repton spoke with TNS Founder Alex Williams during a livestream that took place at Software Circus 2017, touching on the Schuberg Philis CI/CD pipeline and how the use of tools such as Jenkins and GitLab CI are empowering its developer team. As businesses continue to evolve and embrace the need to scale...

Duration: 00:11:57

StackPointCloud Now Offers Management Services For Istio Mesh

Announced at Open Source Summit in September, StackPoint Cloud is now offering management services for Istio, a service mesh developed by Google, IBM and Lyft. On this episode of The New Stack Makers, StackPointCloud Founder & CEO Matt Baldwin speaks with TNS Founder Alex Williams about the announcement. Istio is comprised of multiple components, comprised of the Istio proxy, Mixer, Pilot, Auth, and the Spiffy project. Spiffy is a verifying service identity used inside of Istio to handle...

Duration: 00:12:58

With Container's Maturity, Comes a New World of Stateful Services

The world is full of legacy apps, built on architectures from another time. At this year's Software Circus in Amsterdam, CNCF Executive Director Dan Kohn addressed the question in a livestream with TNS Founder Alex Williams: How are open source communities adapting to this new reality? Watch on YouTube:

Duration: 00:09:16

Chef's Adam Jacob On Configuration Management Versus The Human Element

Technology processes have not been designed with the human element in mind. Devices may be made easier, but only through the accomplishments of an ever more complex and typically unseen mesh of technological infrastructures. This surprising pronouncement from Chef CTO Adam Jacob, the co-creator of Habitat, a system that purports to add more of the human element to configuration management. Secure systems, said Jacob, are not engineered to accept change. As a result, they tend to reject new...

Duration: 00:39:54

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