The New Stack Makers

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

682 episodes of The New Stack Makers since the first episode, which aired on September 8th, 2016.

  • Episode 683: We've Moved to Simplecast!

    May 19th, 2021  |  31 secs

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  • Episode 682: How to Improve Kubernetes Observability for Developer Velocity

    May 17th, 2021  |  32 mins 39 secs

    A major part of improving developer velocity is about getting the most out of an observability platform. While that is a commonly held assumption, this best practice is also a far-reaching goal for many DevOps teams.

    Hosted by Alex Williams, founder and publisher of The New Stack, this The New Stack Makers — podcast recorded during a virtual pancake breakfast — features a discussion on improving observability for developers. The featured guests were Zain Asgar, general manager, Pixie and New Relic open source and CEO and co-founder of Pixie Labs, Roopak Venkatakrishnan, engineering manager, Bolt (an e-commerce retailer tool), Ihor Dvoretskyi, developer advocate, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and Christine Wang, senior solutions engineer, Grafana Labs.

  • Episode 681: GitOps Modern Practices for Reaching a Desired State and Decreasing Exposure

    May 12th, 2021  |  28 mins 23 secs

    As GitOps moves beyond improving how code repositories are managed for continuous integration/continuous integration (CI/CD), the security component of GitOps has become more of a pressing issue as the use of Git, and GitOps, becomes more widely adopted. The open source community should also play a critical role in improving GitOps.

    Hosted by Alex Williams, founder and publisher of The New Stack, this recording features Om Moolchandani, co-founder and CISO/CTO, for Accurics, Cindy Blake, senior security evangelist, GitLab, Frank Kim, fellow, SANS Institute; Sanjeev Sharma, head of platform engineering, Truist Financial and Katie Gamanji, ecosystem advocate, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

  • Episode 680: Developers Just Want To Know if They Have a Problem

    May 10th, 2021  |  28 mins 41 secs

    Developers just want to know if they have a vulnerability before putting code into production. But often, the answer back is not what the developer wants to hear.

    More analysis is needed, the software security group will often reply, said Meera Rao, senior director of product management at Synopsys, in this latest episode of The New Stack Makers, hosted by Alex Williams, founder and publisher of The New Stack,

    Rao is the creator of a new intelligent orchestration technology that helps developers get their issues resolved without a long wait. That long wait is remedied by relying on Synopsys’ system to let developers know what’s wrong and whether specific security holes require immediate fixing or not.

  • Episode 679: What to Build First: Istio or Kubernetes?

    April 22nd, 2021  |  30 mins 44 secs
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    Service mesh is increasingly seen as an essential prerequisite for any organization making the shift from legacy infrastructure to cloud native and microservices environments. Among the service meshes on offer to help manage distributed environments, Istio has a short lead, according to a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) survey. CNCF’s survey for 2020 showed how 47% of all organizations with service mesh in production use Istio, followed by Linkerd and Consul, both with respective market shares of 41% (an organization can also use more than one mesh).

  • Episode 678: The Insider’s Guide to KubeCon+CloudNativeCon EU 2021

    April 20th, 2021  |  34 mins 19 secs
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    For the cloud native computing community, KubeCon+CloudNativeCon is the place to join their comrades and get the latest on cloud native computing technology developments.

  • Episode 677: How Kasten’s Ongoing Contribution to Open Source Bears Fruit for Stateful Storage

    April 15th, 2021  |  26 mins 52 secs
    kasten, open source, podcast, thenewstack

    This The New Stack Makers podcast explores the state of open source software today and features a case example of what is possible: Kasten by Veeam has created Kubestr to identify, validate and evaluate storage systems running in cloud native environments. As Michael Cade, a senior global technologist for Veeam, describes Kubestr, the open source tool provides information about what storage solutions are available for particular Kubernetes clusters and how well they are performing. The software project is also intended to offer DevOps teams an “easy button” to automate these processes.

  • Episode 676: How eBay Is Working for Developer Speed

    April 12th, 2021  |  34 mins 23 secs
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    The New Stack Makers’ recent “eBay Baby! How eBay Is Working for Developer Speed” livestream podcast covered a lot of ground about eBay’s five successive reengineers of its IT architecture. Recorded on April 1 and hosted by Alex Williams, founder and publisher of The New Stack, eBay’s challenges and achievements were certainly no joke. The eBay guests Randy Shoup, vice president, engineering and chief architect, Mark Weinberg, vice president, core product engineering and Lakshimi Duraivenkatesh, vice president, buyer experience engineering offered their insight and lessons learned over pancakes.

  • Episode 675: How Your Network Can Handle the Traffic Surge in a COVID-19 World

    April 8th, 2021  |  30 mins 51 secs
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    In this The New Stack Makers podcast, hosted by Alex Williams, founder and publisher of The New Stack, Lad discusses ThousandEyes’ work as a network monitoring provider to meet the challenges of the day. Lad discussed his background in networking, the evolution of networking and software in general and the parallel growth of the Internet as it relates to ThousandEyes.

  • Episode 674: K3s Gets its Due and its Own Day at KubeCon EU

    April 5th, 2021  |  30 mins 50 secs
    cncf, makers, podcast, thenewstack

    In this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, Alex Williams, founder and publisher of The New Stack, speaks with Mulligan and Ellis about K3s’ origin, why it has become so popular and how it is expected to support edge deployments in the future.

  • Episode 673: Advanced Threats in the Orchestrated Cloud

    March 30th, 2021  |  38 mins 52 secs
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    The momentous growth of DevOps teams taking advantage of highly distributed containerized environments in their shift to cloud native environments has created enormous opportunities for a very large number of organizations. But while cloud infrastructures offer advantages in agility, resource savings and in other ways, attackers have also found new opportunities to exploit data and networks on public clouds.

  • Episode 672: OKTA Series - The Road to As-Needed Infrastructure Security

    March 24th, 2021  |  35 mins 29 secs
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  • Episode 671: Okta Series - How a Security-Minded Culture Can Change Bad Habits

    March 17th, 2021  |  32 mins 30 secs
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    How to build a security-minded culture is the theme of the latest episode in our new series “Security @ Scale” on The New Stack Makers with Okta. The series explores security in modern environments with stories from the trenches including security horror stories and fantastic failures.

  • Episode 670: When Application Management Across the Net Requires ‘Google Maps’ Visibility

    March 11th, 2021  |  28 mins 46 secs
    data, network, podcast, tech, thenewstack

    In this, The New Stack Makers podcast, hosted by Alex Williams, founder, and publisher of The New Stack, Joe Vaccaro, head of products, ThousandEyes, discussed today’s digital supply chain for the modern app experience and managing backend interdependencies.

  • Episode 668: Okta Series - Mobile Security Dev, a Database and Authentication POV

    March 10th, 2021  |  34 mins 13 secs
    makers, okta, security

    Episode #4 in our Okta Series!!

  • Episode 669: Kim Crayton: Anti-Racist Economist and Future Nobel Prize for Economics

    March 8th, 2021  |  47 mins 37 secs
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    “Black women are the moral compass of this country,” Kim Crayton said, referring to the United States in this episode of The New Stack Makers. But it’s exhausting work. And repetitive, to continue to offer the same basics to white people of what’s wrong with a country, an economy, and a tech industry that’s systemically built on anti-Blackness.