A collection of podcasts from VMware Tanzu, covering IT modernization and digital transformation from every angle. Guests range from engineers in the weeds of cloud native technology to customer executives pushing change within their organizations. Listen and learn!
What is a ”Service Mesh”? with Oren Penso
Istio! Service Mesh! Netflix OSS! The technologies and concepts for doing API-driven architectures have existed for longer than most of us have been alive, at least, able to program. In our kubernetes world, a ”service mesh” is the all-in concept for managing and doing microservices at the application layer, but it also brings in all sorts of operational security capabilities that can be overlooked at first. In this episode, Ben and Coté talk with Oren Penso about the evolution of the service mesh idea, how it’s evolved over recent years, and a little overview of the VMware Tanzu Service Mesh.
Command lines and Kernels, Tanzu Application Platform 1.2
Tanzu Talk is back! Your new hosts are Coté, Ed, and Ben. In this episode we cover recent news in the cloud native world, plus highlights from the recent Tanzu Application Release. Plus, light discussion of the political climate in Star Trek versus Star Wars as it represents programming philosophy.
Securing Cloud Applications, the book, with Adib Saikali
Security for developers has always been…complex. When you re-design for and move your application to the cloud, there’s a new set of security concerns to work with. Adib Saikali’s working on a book on this topic, and he discusses it with Coté in this episode. It all starts with the basics of security, and goes from there.
Check out the book and read along as Adib finishes it over at Manning (https://www.manning.com/books/securing-cloud-applications), and, find him in Twitter: @asaikali (https://twitter.com/asaikali).
Outrunning the Bear - a tale of Digital Transformation in Government IT
Governments run on just as much software as the private sector, sometimes it can seem like even more! Government agencies feel the need to run their processes on software like any other organization and are starting to prioritize custom written software. Like everyone else, people in government feel the need to get better at software. In this episode, Jeremiah Sanders and Igor Steinberg talk with Coté about the motivations for getting better at software, common barriers, and a little bit of how people get over those barriers.
Some selected topics discussed:
Getting comfortable with “uncertainty” rather than certainty… accepting “failure,” the need to explore.
People are stymied by the interpretation of the rules, not the rules themselves.
Empowering people to be more cross functional.
What compromises do the people on that small team make? Risks.
Making developer’s lives easier and securing the software supply chain with The VMware Marketplace, with Ramya Sarangarajan
Developers rely on all sorts of 3rd party frameworks, packages, and projects for their applications. Ensuring that those components are available, secure, and fit into an organizations overall enterprise architecture can be a challenge. Ramya Sarangarajan joins us in this episode to cover how the VMware Marketplace helps out.
Check out the VMware Marketplace yourself (https://marketplace.cloud.vmware.com). Also, follow the marketplace in Twitter (https://twitter.com/vmwmarketplace), if you're into that.
Application Aware Platforms, Kubernetes, and Spring, with Ben Hale
Ben Hale talks about one the foundational concepts in the VMware Tanzu Application Platform, application aware platforms.
Interesting, thoughtful discussions about tech and people
I just finished the episode about HR at Pivotal, and really enjoyed it. The interviewers and guest had a lot of good, smart perspectives about how to treat employees and customers, and it was really interesting to hear what Pivotal is doing in the HR space. I've enjoyed previous episodes as well, and the guests are well-chosen. Audio quality with the guests has not always been the best, but they're understandable and it's worth listening to.
Bad Audio Bad Host
Terrible audio in almost all of the episodes. Host calls everyone GUEST instead of by their name.
Long time listener, first time caller
I’ve listened to every episode at least once, and several of them multiple times. Many of my favorite speakers appear in these episodes! I don’t always agree! But it’s so easy to listen to opposing views when they are supported with great data and stories!