Quick Chat: Time Constraints on Operations Teams

Rob Hirschfeld, CEO/Co-Founder of RackN and Greg Althaus, CTO/Co-Founder of RackN have a short discussion of the issue faced by DevOps and Operations teams finding time to investigate new technologies that could improve their day to day capabilities. In this discussion, time is more important than money.

Antonio Pellegrino on Infrastructure as Software at the Edge

Joining us this week is Antonio Pellegrino, Founder & CEO at Mutable.

About Mutable

Mutable helps software developers create scalable and fast web services by automating DevOps and providing edge technology all around the world

Chris Short on SRE, DevSecOps, Pipelines, Immutability, and Kubernetes

Joining us this week is Chris Short, Senior DevOps Advocate, SJ Technologies. Chris is also a CNCF Ambassador managing an excellent newsletter, DevOps’ish.

• Site Reliability Engineering & DevOps relationship & philosophy
• SRE details in budgets, toil, and security
• Pipeline infrastructure, configuration management, and immutability
• Cultural aspects of DevOps
• Why Kubernetes? Ecosystems? Build for Kubernetes apps
• SaaS vs Licensing models (answer to all things software)

Jordan Rinke on Open Source, Kubernetes, & Edge Computing

Joining us this week is Jordan Rinke, Principal Software Engineer, Walmart Labs. Jordan offers his views on various technologies and open source projects as it relates to the scale and connectivity issues faced by Walmart.

• Technical Gaps in Kubernetes Technologies and Installer Issues
• Tooling and Orchestration Focus for Kubernetes and Other Tools
• Core OS Model for Bootstrapping Kubernetes
• Discussion on Immutability: Middle Ground for Jordan
• Edge Computing – Emerging markets lead to disconnected edge sites
• Data location challenges in edge and cloud services
• Skills issues for medium sized clusters

Christine Yen on 2nd Wave of DevOps and Listening to Users at a Startup

Joining us this week is Christine Yen, Co-founder at Honeycomb coming from a recording at SRECon Americas in March 2018 at Santa Clara Convention Center Hyatt.

• Understanding of what developer tools are today
• Observability vs Monitoring
• Instrumenting Apps for Diagnostics to help Developers do More
• Tool to build not just better engineers but teams as well to support customers
• Brief history of Honeycomb and where it came from (Parse and Facebook)
• How debug containers that are most likely gone by time problem arises?
• AI / Machine Learning – can it really help today?
• 2nd Wave of DevOps
• Impact of listening to users at a startup – people problems vs technology

Baruch Sadogursky on Pipeline, Immutability, and Edge

Joining us this week is Baruch Sadogursky, Head of Developer Relations at JFrog. Baruch is an industry veteran in management of complex software and is a fantastic event speaker; I highly recommend attending his sessions at a future event. Short promotion for JFrog Swamp Up (May 16 – 18, 2018)

• Short overview of JFrog and its relationship to CI/CD pipelines
• Discussion of immutability (shifting left) in deployment paradigms
• Metadata and the impact of scale (Toyota Manufacturing Model)
• How can I update software components with confidence?
• Distributed programming and impact of edge computing

Mark Imbriaco on SRE, Edge, and Open Source Sustainability

Joining us this week is Mark Imbriaco, Global CTO DevOps, Pivotal. Mark’s view of ops and open source from a platform perspective as it relates to SRE offers listeners a high-level approach to these concepts that is not often heard.

• Site Reliability Engineering – Introduction and Advanced Discussion
• Edge Computing from Platform View
• Open Source Projects vs Products and Sustainability
• Monetization of Open Source Matters

John Willis on Docker, Open Source Financing Challenges and Industry Failures

Joining us this week is John Willis, VP DevOps and Digital Practices, SJ Technologies known for many things including being at the initial DevOps meeting in Europe, co-founder of the DevOpsDays events, and the DevOps Café podcast.

• Introduction to the Phoenix Project and the new audio Beyond the Phoenix Project
• Docker discussion and the issues around its success based on the ecosystem success
• Docker vs operation split for two different audiences
• Issue of sustaining open source technology and lack of financing to support this
• Revenue arc vs viral adoption for open source model
• Three reasons to choose open source model for software

Justin Garrison on Cloud Native Infrastructure, Immutability, Observability and Much More

In this week’s podcast, we speak with Justin Garrison, co-author of Cloud Native Infrastructure (CNI).

• Behind scenes for O’Reilly book and choice of cover animal
• Infrastructure and CNI approach
• State and Immutability / Immutable VM
• Terraform and Kubernetes
• Observability
• The Why of Immutability
• Infrastructure as Software (Netflix)
• Site Reliability Engineering and DevOps

Oliver Gould on Service Mesh, Containers, and Edge

Joining us this week is Oliver Gould, CTO Buoyant who provides a service mesh abstraction view to micro-services and Kubernetes. Oliver and Rob also take a look at how applications are managed at the edge and highlights the future roadmap for Conduit.

• Defining microservices and Kubernetes from Buoyant viewpoint
• Service mesh abstractions at a request level (load balance, get, put, …)
• Conduit overview – client-side load balancing
• Service mesh tool comparisons
• Edge Computing discussion from service mesh view