May 21st, 2018 | 27 mins
aws, best practices, cloud foundry, cloud foundry summit, container security, developers, infrastructure, kubernetes, security, snyk
Snyk sees itself as a developer community that does security. There, it's not about hiring security practitioners, but around getting developers to embrace security best practices. On today's episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder Alex Williams sat down with Snyk's CEO Guy Podjarny to discuss the levels of abstraction in today's infrastructures, how those impact developers, and the many ways in which infrastructure impacts how developers work with Kubernetes and AWS.
February 22nd, 2018 | 42 mins 44 secs
cdn, content delivery network, developers, devops, faas, functions-as-a-service, infrastructure, new york times, serverless, serverless applications
New York Times CTO Nick Rockwell is a believer in serverless technologies. He has been since the 1990s when he was using content delivery networks (CDN). In this interview for The New Stack Makers, Rockwell asserts CDNs were designed to abstract the complexity of scaling and distributing loads much as serverless technologies promise today.
November 16th, 2017 | 29 mins 54 secs
aws, circleci, container ecosystem, containers, docker, infrastructure, kubernetes, schedulers
Like a lot of startups, CircleCI started with a monolith, running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). But there was only so much that could be done to keep the monolith performing when by 2015 the company started to scale. CircleCI had built its own job scheduler in 2011 because there was nothing on the market that matched what they needed. On today's episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS Founder Alex Williams caught up with CircleCI's CTO Rob Zuber in a live-streamed discussion to dig deeper into the architecture workings behind the organization.
By 2015, the company had made a conscious decision to use third=party tools instead of building their own, including Kubernetes, Docker containers, AWS, and Nomad. In managing Kuberenetes on AWS, Zuber noted that CircleCI has faced some issues as Kubernetes is not officially supported by AWS, but that the overall experience has been positive.
“In terms of managing our own infrastructure, what mattered to us was the ecosystem. Kubernetes is a scheduler, but with it are all of these tools people have built to help us do our job. It was becoming pretty clear Kubernetes was a leader in terms of the amount of support it was getting.”
Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNoB6gohAY8
September 25th, 2017 | 23 mins 6 secs
containers, infrastructure, microsoft, microsoft azure, open source summit, virtual machines
One clear theme emerged when talking to Corey Sanders, director of compute for Azure. Sanders said containers are everywhere in Azure’s technology infrastructure. He says by far the great greatest use case is for developers who want to use containers to build new apps instead of virtual machines.
July 19th, 2017 | 5 mins 26 secs
applications, bare-metal, docker, dockercon, infrastructure, infrastructure automation, packet
New York City-based Packet offers companies a kind of infrastructure automation service — a way for them to host services and applications directly on bare-metal servers, through Packet’s own network of hard-wired connections. At the last DockerCon, Packet senior vice president for revenue Jacob Smith gave Alex Williams his insights about how he feels services such as his will steer the future look and feel of the Internet as a whole over the next five years.
July 6th, 2017 | 43 mins 10 secs
big data, data, data management, developers, devops, health data, healthcare, hybridization, ihme, infrastructure, multi-tenancy, navops, univa
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington is, on its face, a single research facility that just happens to claim the largest repository of human health data anywhere in the world. But that repository is by virtue of a unique organizational structure that flips the whole question of hybridizations on its ear (assuming that such an organization keeps its ears in the same place).