Alex Williams, founder of The New Stack, hosts "The New Stack Analysts," a biweekly round-table discussion covering The New Stack's latest data research, and topics related to app development and back-end services.
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Pancakes Are Hot and So is Immutable Security
Accurics sponsored this podcast.
Who doesn’t love hotcakes? And to make them right, you need to wait until the batter starts to bubble up before you flip them. Immutable infrastructure management and related security challenges are also “bubbling up” these days, as many organizations make the shift to cloud native environments, with containerized, serverless and other layers.
In this The New Stack Analysts podcast, TNS founder and publisher Alex Williams asked served up pancakes with KubeCon attendees who joined him for a “stack” at the “Virtual Pancake Breakfast and Podcast” while they offered their deep perspectives on what is at stake as immutable infrastructure security and other related concerns take hold.
The guests joining the virtual breakfast were Om Moolchandani, co-founder and CTO for Accurics, Rosemary Wang, developer advocate for HashiCorp, Krishna Bhagavathula, CTO, for the NBA (who also brought his own L.A. Lakers-branded spatula), Chenxi Wang, Ph.D., managing general partner of Rain Capital, and Priyanka Sharma, general manager, for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
How CERN Accelerates with Kubernetes, Helm, Prometheus and CoreDNS
KubeCon+CloudNativeCon sponsored this podcast.
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is known for its particle accelerator and experiments and analysis of the properties of subatomic particles, anti-matter and other particle physics-related research. CERN is also considered to be where the World Wide Web (WWW) was created.
Research and experiments conducted at the largest particle physics research center consisting of a 27-km long tunnel generate massive amounts of data to manage and store. All told, CERN now manages over 500 petabytes — over half of one exabyte — which, in a decade's time, is expected to total 5,000 petabytes, said Ricardo Rocha, a staff researcher at CERN.
In this episode of The New Stack Analysts, we learn from Rocha how CERN is adapting as a new accelerator goes online in the next few years with the ability to manage 10x the data it manages now.
One Bank's Path for Moving Deep Legacy Infrastructure into Cloud Native Operations
Some legacy infrastructures are certainly more difficult to manage than others when organizations make the shift to cloud native. In the case of the heavily regulated financial services industry and the deep legacy infrastructure involved when banks transition to the cloud, challenges inherent in the sector abound. Regulatory and compliance and data-management challenges are also usually amplified when the bank has an especially large international presence.
In this edition of The New Stack Analysts podcast, as part of The New Stack’s recent coverage of end-use Kubernetes, Michael Lieberman, senior innovation engineer, vice president, of Tokyo-based MUFG, discusses his company’s journey to scale out architectures in a microservice and Kubernetes environment in the world of financial services. Alex Williams, founder and publisher of The New Stack hosted the podcast with co-hosts Cheryl Hung, vice president of ecosystem at Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and Dave Zolotusky, senior staff engineer at Spotify.
The Future of Data in Serverless Will Be API-Driven
In the serverless paradigm, the idea is to abstract away the backend so that developers don’t need to deal with it. That’s all well and good when it comes to servers and complex infrastructure like Kubernetes. But up till now, database systems haven’t typically been a part of the serverless playbook. The assumption has been that developers will build their serverless app and choose a separate database system to connect to it — be it a traditional relational database, a NoSQL system, or even a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) solution.
But the popularity of serverless has prompted further innovation in the data market. In this episode of The New Stack Analysts podcast, we talked about the latest developments in regards to managing data in a serverless system.
My two guests were Evan Weaver, co-founder and chief technology officer of Fauna, and Greg McKeon, a product manager at Cloudflare. Fauna is building a “data API” for serverless apps so that developers don’t even need to touch a database system, while Cloudflare runs a serverless platform called Cloudflare Workers.
KCCNC 2020 EU Virtual Pancake Breakfast: Why Your K8s ‘Stack’ Should Be Boring
Kubernetes is becoming boring and that’s a good thing — it’s what’s on top of Kubernetes that counts.
In this The New Stack Analysts podcast, TNS Founder & Publisher Alex Williams asked KubeCon attendees to join him for a short “stack” at our Virtual Pancake & Podcast to discuss “What’s on your stack?” The podcast featured guest speakers Janakiram MSV, principal analyst, Janakiram & Associates, Priyanka Sharma, general manager, CNCF, Patrick McFadin, chief evangelist for Apache Cassandra and vice president, developer relations, DataStax and Bill Zajac, regional director of solution engineering, Dynatrace. The group passed the virtual syrup and talked Kubernetes, which may be stateless, but also means there’s plenty of room for sides.
How to Sell Your Infrastructure to the Colleagues That Don’t Have to Buy It w/ Simone Sciarrati
A lot of the time, it’s harder to convince your friends and family than a stranger. The first group is usually more decisive and direct with you. The same goes for your work family. When you’re building an internal infrastructure for autonomous teams, it becomes your job to not only provide that technical backbone, but to act as sales and customer support.
Nobody said internal developer advocacy would be easier.
The sixth episode of The New Stack Analysts End User Series brings together again our Publisher Alex Williams with co-hosts Cheryl Hung from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and Ken Owens of Mastercard. In this episode they talk with Simone Sciarrati, the engineering team lead at Meltwater media intelligence platform about the autonomous engineering culture, molding developer experience, and those tough technological decisions.
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Occasional nuggets, but low signal to noise ratio
The podcasts are tending to trend towards CNN/ESPN sensationalism style coverage over useful and interesting content. The recent sponsored broadcasts had more of a flavor of inept and brutal panel setup than thoughtful dialog. Even still, they have some good participants who have interesting things to say and the occasional nugget can be found.