October 25th, 2017 | 12 mins 58 secs
google, ibm, istio, kubernetes, observability, open source, open source summit 2017, services mesh, spiffe, spiffe.io, stackpointcloud
Announced at Open Source Summit in September, StackPoint Cloud is now offering management services for Istio, a service mesh developed by Google, IBM and Lyft. On this episode of The New Stack Makers, StackPointCloud Founder & CEO Matt Baldwin speaks with TNS Founder Alex Williams about the announcement.
October 17th, 2017 | 14 mins 5 secs
ansible, linux academy, open source, open source software, open source summit 2017, openstack, openstack summit sydney 2017, openstack swift
OpenStack is folding the big tent for a more modular approach. How will that affect development for this massive open source project that OpenStack has become?
At Open Source Summit in September, TNS Founder Alex Williams spoke with Linux Academy instructor Amy Marrich to learn more about what's next for OpenStack, and how Marrich's Linux Academy courses are helping developers to do more with OpenStack. One such focus in Marrich's classes is a scenario-based story, with developers focused on creating groups in Keystone in a cloud assessment for a fictional government client.
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qWQ07WYYhP8
October 16th, 2017 | 29 mins 13 secs
business models, cisco, mastercard, open source summit 2017, software defined infrastructure, stateful services
During his time as chief technical officer for infrastructure at Cisco, Ken Owens was the point man for explaining software-defined infrastructure to a new and sometimes skeptical crowd. Eventually, the other folks at Cisco caught on to what Owens was saying to them, and now the company has a more sophisticated strategy for software-defined infrastructure.
But now, he’s taken on a similar role on the other side of the fence, as Vice President for Digital Native Architecture at financial services provider Mastercard. Now his job is to articulate the requirements for software-defined infrastructure to a new, and perhaps even more skeptical, audience. At the recent Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, he took note of what he considered to be an attendance imbalance between the introductory sessions and the “lessons learned” discussions, with the latter grabbing the lion’s share of people.
It wasn’t because folks already know the technology and don’t need an introduction to it, Owens believes. As he told Scott Fulton for this edition of The New Stack Makers, he has observed a continued hesitancy among enterprises to going all-in on any technology, especially in the open source field — at least not until there’s more history behind it.
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/geCyWdVa1j4
October 11th, 2017 | 18 mins 29 secs
app service on linux, azure, cloud foundry foundation, cloud native computing foundation, corporate culture, linux, linux foundation, microsoft, microsoft azure, open source, open source ecosystem, open source summit 2017
Microsoft has taken an approach that essentially meets the developer halfway by providing abstractions so tools like Jenkins and Terraform can seamlessly work in hybrid, multi-cloud environments using third-party tools. It's a mouthful but speaks to the concept of federation and how abstracting operations has become an important philosophy for Microsoft as it works to help developers bridge the gaps that have long been impassable. The intricate operations requirements to glue disparate components has long eluded customers. To close the gap means meeting developers where they are.
In essence, Microsoft is offering a platform for developers to use the tools they know and love instead of rebuilding from scratch, said Arun Chandrasekhar, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Azure, who joined us for a conversation at OpenSource Summit in Los Angeles in September.
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0ZzwPeAnI3g
October 5th, 2017 | 12 mins 14 secs
azure, azure app service, cloud, cloud native technologies, containers, docker, jenkins, linux, microsoft, microsoft azure, open source, open source summit, open source summit 2017, solomon hykes, terraform
A long running narrative about complexity has served as a story line for many years in the communities that made distributed systems possible. For example, Microsoft recently announced that Azure App Service now runs on Linux. The underlying infrastructure depends on Docker to run containers that are either built in with specific stack versions, or developers’ own custom containers. Microsoft is participating in open source communities and using technologies to abstract complexities for developers building web applications.
"It allows to deploy, run and scale web apps quickly without thinking about the infrastructure," said Ahmed Elnably, Program Manager II at Microsoft, in an interview at Open Source Summit.
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BWYEO5UpU4s