Libby Clark is Editorial Director at The New Stack, former Content Marketing Manager at The Linux Foundation, and a longtime science, technology and business journalist based in Portland, OR.
December 10th, 2019 | 35 mins 54 secs
For the first 12 years of Gwen Shapira’s career, she worked on relational databases, where she learned all about both their power and limitations. In her The New Stack Makers interview, Shapira, a system architect at Confluent, excitedly shares how event-driven architecture literally breaks down those limitations and redefines the boundaries of service responsibilities.
Event-driven architecture is part of the broader industry trend of separating components and streamlining processes so that releases are faster and organized around user activity. It's all about pulling apart applications into components — usually microservices — that you then chain together to better service business needs through the publishing of, listening to, and reacting to those events.
November 25th, 2019 | 26 mins 49 secs
Guests: Sugu Sougoumarane & Quinton Hoole
Google and other tech giants can be hard examples to follow. As organizations rush to scale their infrastructure on a mix of on-premises and cloud environments, especially on Kubernetes, they often struggle when trying to store and analyze data from stateless sources. A lot of the traditional storage databases have not worked at the scale needed, while the early cloud services, such as AWS and Google, developed their own storage environments internally.
“Kubernetes was very much focused initially on the stateless workloads and didn't do a very good job, to be perfectly honest, of providing any kind of support for storage, other than to the extent that you could connect to an existing public cloud provider,” Quinton Hoole, technical vice president of Huawei’s Futurewei Technologies, said. “I think that's evolved a lot over the last several years, as there are many different cloud native database [options]. People are starting to do serious stateful workloads in the cloud and in Kubernetes, in particular.”
In this edition of The New Stack Makers podcast recorded live at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2019, Sugu Sougoumarane, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at PlanetScale, as well as Hoole, discuss what tools and approaches organizations can take to store and manage data from Kubernetes and containers.
They also cover how storage and database-management tools are catching up to organizations’ often complex infrastructure needs. However, finding the right tool mix is not easy.
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon sponsored this podcast.
November 12th, 2019 | 20 mins 53 secs
docker, how-to, kubernetes, tutorial
October 23rd, 2019 | 40 mins 49 secs
In this latest episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, host Alex Williams discusses the status of compliance and security now that containers are becoming such a core part of open infrastructure. He is joined by VMware’s Dirk Hohndel and Andrew Wilson, a long-time chief open source compliance officer at Intel.
October 21st, 2019 | 31 mins 28 secs
Haoyuan (H.Y.) Li, CTO and founder of Alluxio, is a co-creator of the Apache Spark streaming library and built Alluxio as an open source virtual distributed file system for a computer science PhD project at Berkeley.
October 8th, 2019 | 23 mins 19 secs
In this podcast from Cloud Foundry Summit EU hosted by Hosted by Alex Williams, The New Stack founder and editor-in-chief, Lukas Lehmann, head of cloud services, Swisscom.
October 7th, 2019 | 25 mins 57 secs
cloud-native, cybersecurity, kubernetes, microservices, software, tech
Alex Delgado, a security engineer at the Gremlin chaos testing service, points to the disconnect many enterprises have. It’s not that the developers aren’t building with the newest technologies like Kubernetes and microservices. It’s just that security and compliance haven’t even heard of these things. And it's increasing risk.
“You can’t secure something that you don’t know how it works,” he said, on this episode of The New Stack Makers, where Delgado reflects on his past at a security and defense enterprise and his present at scale-up Gremlin. He began his career in customer support and then remediation of customer concerns. That put him in an interesting but often frustrating position as he moved into security, which had him throwing code over the wall that was released maybe three months down the line.
October 3rd, 2019 | 26 mins 54 secs
Automating security is now more of an issue as at…
July 25th, 2019 | 37 mins 37 secs
Inequality is growing. The climate crisis and glo…
July 24th, 2019 | 22 mins 34 secs
Kubernetes continues to spread across the cloud a…
July 23rd, 2019 | 29 mins 2 secs
This episode of The New Stack Makers podcast talk…
June 21st, 2019 | 26 mins 22 secs
The creation of Git by the principal developer be…
June 19th, 2019 | 28 mins 29 secs
Why is it every time I'm yelling at self-checkout…
June 3rd, 2019 | 27 mins 16 secs
The role of the SRE in DevOps has become that much more crucial as software development covers that much more ground than in the past. Since becoming part of DevOps, SREs have been required to play a very active part throughout the production pipeline environment as well as during the post-deployment stage of software and application rollouts. When cloud native platforms and porting legacy systems to the cloud are added to the mix or deploying applications to on-premise and cloud environments simultaneously, the SRE’s responsibility becomes that much more critical.
May 6th, 2019 | 19 mins 40 secs
Those working in the developer and DevOps space have invariably heard of DevSecOps and, at the very least, know how it plays a critical role in the software delivery pipeline.
But every organization is different and the tools and mechanisms for software delivery very accordingly. And once you throw into the mix the hundreds of different CI/CD tools available today, as well as the challenges associated with more-modern platforms, such as container and microservices deployments, the challenges of security and DevSecOps become that much more dauting — and in many cases, confusing.
April 2nd, 2019 | 20 mins 59 secs
It is safe to assume that contributing patches an…