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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.






A Candid Assessment from The New York Times CTO with Serverless and the 1990s in Mind

New York Times CTO Nick Rockwell is a believer in serverless technologies. He has been since the 1990s when he was using content delivery networks (CDN). In this interview for The New Stack Makers, Rockwell asserts CDNs were designed to abstract the complexity of scaling and distributing loads much as serverless technologies promise today. Today's serverless environments are a way to get organizations out of the business of scaling their own infrastructure. And that's very true for the New...


Over Time, Kubernetes May Take Over The Entire Lifecycle Of Applications

CoreOS has been in the ecosystem of containerization from the very beginning. In fact it was the first company to introduce an enterprise product (Tectonic) around Kubernetes. Today Kubernetes is everywhere. Even Docker and Cloud Foundry are using it. All three major cloud providers - AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Compute Engine support Kubernetes. What makes Kubernetes unique? Brandon Philips, CTO and co-founder of CoreOS, explained in an interview, that traditionally Open Source...


Inside-Out At HPE -- Working With Customers To Meet Developer Needs

About three-and-a-half years ago, Cloud Technology Partners (CTP) started working with HPE as change agents to help in how they used and consumed information technology. In one of the use cases, they were asked to work with an HPE team of about 450 developers who were using a particular waterfall method, said Robert Christiansen, vice president of Global Cloud Delivery at CTP in an interview for The New Stack Makers. Christiansen said CTP started discussing how an approach using more modern...


Three Use Cases Driving The Adoption Of Functions As A Service

Containers got rid of all that duplication of the guest OS. It provided the process level isolation. It’s more lightweight and agile. Serverless or ‘Functions as a Services’ (FaaS) is even more exciting because you're now able to take code functions and run them at the granular level. All of the underlying machinery of having containers being spun up using communities is hidden behind the scene. That’s why ‘FaaS’ is becoming so popular. Watch on YouTube:


Cloud vs. Edge and a VC's view on What's in Store for 2018

For this episode of The New Stack Makers, Host TC Currie is joined by Steve Herrod, VC at General Catalyst where he focuses on infrastructure. He recently published an article on LinkedIn called Cloud vs. Edge – This is Not a Cage Match. “It comes down to the use cases,” Herrod said about the difference between Cloud and Edge computing, "You don’t want your car’s IoT chip to have to go to the cloud before it decides to make the turn, but it’s faster to go to the cloud to crunch a bunch of...


How Do You Transform A 25-Year-Old Application?

Bryan Jacquot of HPE tells a story in this episode of The New Stack Makers about a company in the healthcare space he visited recently that has an application dating back to the early 1990s. Now this application from the big hair era faces competition from companies deploying more sophisticated, more modern services. So what are these companies to do that have these relatively ancient software infrastructures that have less relevance than ever before? The challenge comes with how developers...


Bonsai CEO Mark Hammond: Can Stateless Services Produce an AI?

Here’s something that probably doesn’t cross most developers’ minds: In a distributed system whose components don’t share state with one another, how does one produce an application whose stated goal, if you will, is to create and maintain a state — specifically, something learned? We already know that artificial intelligence routines such as decision trees don’t need to have state pre-assessed for them, to render results that seem rational enough. Chess move algorithms, for example, don’t...


HPE OneSphere: A Multi - Cloud Platform With Kubernetes Under The Hood

HPE OneSphere is a platform built for a time when Kubernetes has established itself as a stable enough technology that makes it capable of serving IT operations and developers in one SaaS deployment. With Kubernetes under the hood, HPE OneSphere speaks to the new dimensions of IT and developer experiences that share the same environments, have container technologies for packaging and version control to allow for the use of multiple components across different infrastructure. Portability is...


Project Sansar Brings VR to Second Life

On today's episode of The New Stack Makers, Tara Hernandez, Senior Director of Engineering, and Lu Chen, Data Analyst at Linden Lab join host TC Currie to talk about Project Sansar, the next generation of Second Life currently in beta. While Second Life was an immersive experience, Hernandez explained, it was not full immersive experience like one can have using true virtual reality (VR). Project Sansar is focused more on social VR, meaning you interact more with other people rather than...


Why Oracle Embraced Kubernetes

Ask not who embraces Kubernetes, ask who doesn’t. Because everyone is using Kubernetes. Including Oracle, the undisputed king of databases that’s steadily moving into the public and private cloud space. Oracle has been in container management for over two years now. The company gained container expertise and solutions through the acquisition of StackEngine. We spoke with Bob Quilin, the co-founder of StackEngine who now leads Oracle Container Group as a vice president, to get a better...


The Data Center is Olympus: Operational Approaches to Securing a Kubernetes Deployment

What is the context for Kubernetes if the data center is Mount Olympus? This is my first question to Alcide Co-Founder and CTO Gadi Naor in this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, included in our latest ebook, "Kubernetes Deployment & Security Patterns." Naor made an analogy between the mythic Mount Olympus, home of the Gods, and the modern data center. The comparison brings into play a concept about how the overall organization views infrastructure. The Olympus Naor describes as the...


Diversity & Inclusion: Why You Should Care

Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Atlassian, joins TC Currie to talk about the difference between diversity and inclusion and why anyone should care. “Diversity is being invited to the party,” she said. “Inclusion is being glad you’re there.” It turns out, Blanche explains, that when you create an inclusive culture, business thrives. Employees who feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work perform better, are happier at work which leads to less turnover...


Microsoft Expands Kubernetes Toolset

Microsoft’s support of the open source Kubernetes container orchestration tool seems to grow by the day. Direct from Kubecon/CloudNativeCon 2017, recently held in Austin, we spoke with Microsoft Distinguished Engineer Brendan Burns as well as with Gabe Monroy, the Microsoft Azure program lead for containers. We chatted about about the latest tools that have come from Microsoft to enable Kubernetes for a wider array of workloads. "We from the get go thought of Azure Container Instances as a...


How Technology And Culture Influence Each Other

Do you recall when was the last time your binge-watching was interrupted on Netflix? We all have seen downtime with all services out there, but not Netflix. Considering the scale and scope of Netflix’s engineering operations it’s really incredible how they manage this feat. Netflix has developed many tools that enables its developers to maintain a very dynamic CD/CI pipeline without interrupting the shows. Dianne Marsh, Director for Engineering of Engineering Tools team said that her team...


The Future Of The Cloud Native Computing Foundation

On today's episode of The New Stack Makers, we were joined by Cloud Native Computing Foundation COO Chris Aniszczyk alongside Weaveworks CEO Alexis Richardson to address all things CNCF, including its roadmap heading into 2018 and beyond. When considering new projects for adoption into the CNCF or its inception projects, Aniszczyk and Richardson noted that openness and frequency of project updates are crucial. Citing the CNCF's involvement in restructuring of containerd's governance model...


CSI, The Container Community, and Kubernetes

On today's episode of The New Stack Makers, we're looking for answers to some commonly-asked questions in the Kubernetes community. Specifically, we set out to learn more about the focus on storage, along with a look inside the advancements to the Container Storage Interface. Fielding these questions from TNS Founder Alex Williams were {code} Technical Director Clinton Kitson and Portworx Co-Founder & CTO Goutham Rao. "It's lessons learned. When you lose your data, you have a really bad...


VMs, Clouds, And Containers: Similarities, Differences, And Where They Are Going

On today's episode of The New Stack Makers recorded at KubeCon & CloudNativeCon in Austin, Texas Josh Bernstein, Vice President of Technology at Dell Technologies and leader of the {code} open source initiative, and Kit Colbert, Vice President and General Manager of Cloud-Native Apps at VMware, break down what a Kubernetes deployment looks like today, and what the typical enterprise's Kubernetes cluster will look like in the future. Often, enterprises find themselves "Kicking the tires,"...


How Next-Gen Applications Will Change The Way We Look At Data

Autonomous cars alone create over 3-4 terabytes of data per vehicle hour. There are new businesses like Netflix creating huge volumes of data. No industry has seen this volume of data ever before. How are we going to leverage this data? What are the challenges as we slip into a data driven world? How is machine learning going to help? We discussed many of these topics on today's episode of The New Stack Makers with Crystal Valentine, VP of Technology Strategy at MapR Technologies....


Exploring Node.js With Mark Hinkle, Executive Director Of The Node.js Foundation

Even though JavaScript has been around for more than 20 years, it's becoming the first class citizen for developing enterprise applications. There is a huge developer community behind this technology. What makes things even more interesting is that JavaScript can run on server, so developers can write applications that run end to end in JavaScript, by the virtue of Node.js. As a result, JavaScript has become the language of the browser and it has a complete set of technologies all the way...


How Kubernetes Certification Works To Ensure Interoperability

Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, has called the new Kubernetes certification program the most significant announcement yet made by the Foundation around the open source Kubernetes container orchestration engine. On today's episode of The New Stack Makers from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2017, we’ll learn more from Dan and William Denniss, Product Manager at Google, about how the program can help ensure interoperability and why that’s so important. Denniss...


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