Joining us this week is Dave Blakey, CEO and Co-Founder Snapt.
Snapt develops high-end solutions for application delivery. We provide load balancing, web acceleration, caching and security for critical services.
- 1 min 28 sec: Introduction of Guest
- 1 min 59 sec: Overview of Snapt
- 3 min 1 sec: New Approach to Firewalls and Load Balancers
- Driven by customers with micro-services, containers, and dynamic needs
- Fast scale and massive volume needs
- Value is in quality of service and visibility into any anomaly
- 7 min 28 sec: Engaging with DevOps teams for Customer interactions
- Similar tools across multiple clouds and on-premises drives needs
- 80% is visibility and 20% is scalability
- Podcast – Honeycomb Observability
- 13 min 09 sec: Kubernetes and Istio
- Use cases remain the same independent of the technology
- Difference is in the operations not the setup
- Istio is an API for Snapt to plug into
- 17 min 29 sec: How do you manage globally delivered application stack?
- Have to go deep into app services to properly meet demand where needed
- Immutable deployments?
- 25 min 24 sec: Eliminate Complexity to Create Operational Opportunity
- 26 min 29 sec: Corporate Culture Fit in Snapt Team
- Built Snapt as they needed a product like Snapt
- Feature and Complexity Creep
- 28 min 48 sec: Does platform learn?
- 31 min 20 sec: Lessons about system communication times
- Lose 25% of audience per 1 second of website load time
- 34 min 34 sec: Wrap-Up
Podcast Guest: Dave Blakey, CEO and Co-Founder Snapt.
Dave Blakey founded Snapt in 2012 and currently serves as the company’s CEO.
Snapt now provides load balancing and acceleration to more than 10,000 clients in 50 countries. High-profile clients include NASA, Intel, and various other forward-thinking technology companies.
Today, Dave has evolved into a leading open-source software-defined networking thought leader, with deep domain expertise in high performance (carrier grade) network systems, management, and security solutions.
He is a passionate advocate for advancing South Africa’s start-up ecosystem and expanding the global presence of the country’s tech hub.
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Joining us this week is Chris Short, Senior DevOps Advocate, SJ Technologies. Chris is also a CNCF Ambassador managing an excellent newsletter, DevOps’ish.
- Site Reliability Engineering & DevOps relationship & philosophy
- SRE details in budgets, toil, and security
- Pipeline infrastructure, configuration management, and immutability
- Cultural aspects of DevOps
- Why Kubernetes? Ecosystems? Build for Kubernetes apps
- SaaS vs Licensing models (answer to all things software)
Topic Time (Minutes.Seconds)
Introduction 0.0 – 1.50
Site Reliability Engineering & DevOps 1.50 – 4.36
SRE Budgets (Error) 4.36 – 6.56 (Toil)
Helping customers reduce toil 6.56 – 10.50
2018 is Year of DevSecOps 10.50 – 12.32
IT is Pipeline Infrastructure (Immutability) 12.32 – 18.32
Immutability – what Chris means 18.32 – 23.05 (Move Back in Time)
Toil and Culture 23.05 – 30.49 (SRE Half-Life)
Kubernetes 30.49 – 34.44
Ecosystem Forming 34.44 – 40.55 (Kube Required)
SaaS Product vs Licensing 40.55 – 46.06
Wrap Up 46.06 – END
Podcast Guest: Chris Short, Senior DevOps Advocate, SJ Technologies
CHRIS SHORT has spent more than two decades in various IT disciplines, from textile manufacturing to dial-up ISPs to DevOps engineer to manager of DevOps to senior DevOps advocate. He has been a proponent of open source solutions throughout his time in the private and public sectors. Chris is a partially disabled US Air Force veteran living with his wife and son in Greater Metro Detroit. Chris writes about DevOps and other topics at chrisshort.net. He also runs the DevOps, Cloud Native, and open source focused newsletter DevOps’ish.
Joining us this week is Christine Yen, Co-founder at Honeycomb coming from a recording at SRECon Americas in March 2018 at Santa Clara Convention Center Hyatt.
- Understanding of what developer tools are today
- Observability vs Monitoring
- Instrumenting Apps for Diagnostics to help Developers do More
- Tool to build not just better engineers but teams as well to support customers
- Brief history of Honeycomb and where it came from (Parse and Facebook)
- How debug containers that are most likely gone by time problem arises?
- AI / Machine Learning – can it really help today?
- 2nd Wave of DevOps
- Impact of listening to users at a startup – people problems vs technology
Topic Time (Minutes.Seconds)
Introduction 0.0 – 2.05
Integration of Honeycomb and Digital Rebar Provision 2.05 – 3.01 (Plugin Info)
Developer Tools – what is that category? 3.01 – 5.15 (Not doing harm)
Observability vs Monitoring 5.15 – 7.45 (Doctor analogy)
Instrumenting Applications for Diagnostics 7.45 – 10.19
My View vs Team View 10.19 – 14.45 (Build better eng & teams)
Why we built Honeycomb? 14.45 – 18.38
Centralized Logging in Distributed Containers 18.38 – 19.25
Can AI / Machine Learning assist in Finding Issues? 19.25 – 21.35 (7 Different Ways by Barry Schwartz)
Team Specialties – 2nd Wave of DevOps 21.35 – 26.35 (Teach Devs to Own Code)
Listening to Users as a Startup 26.35 – 35.35 (UI Issues)
Who is Charity Majors? Co-Founder Honeycomb 35.35 – 38.30
Wrap Up 38.30 – END
Podcast Guest: Christine Yen, Co-founder at Honeycomb
Christine Yen is a cofounder of Honeycomb, a startup with a new approach to observability and debugging systems with data. Christine has built systems and products at companies large and small and likes to have her fingers in as many pies as possible. Previously, she built Parse’s analytics product (and leveraged Facebook’s data systems to expand it) and wrote software at a few now-defunct startups.
Joining us this week is Chetan Venkatesh, CEO/President of Macrometa, a stealth startup. Chetan is actively engaged in the data issues for edge computing and provides insight into the reality of edge computing and its changes in application development and delivery.
Sample posts from Chetan:
- Overview of Edge Computing and Chetan’s 3 Edges
- Internet of things, gateways and data aggregation
- Can Telcos compete against cloud providers?
- How apps handle massive scale? Developer’s support? Distributed architecture?
- Multi-tenancy impact on edge infrastructure?
- Re-think where data resides to support user location
- What is possible with IoT is unknown
- What are the first movers in the edge computing space?
Topic Time (Minutes.Seconds)
Introduction 0.0 – 1.20
Background Info (Journey to Edge) 1.20 – 4:18
Edge Computing Definition (3 Edges) 4:18 – 7.28
Car as IoT? 7.28 – 9.05
IoT Gateways 9.05 – 10.57
Data Aggregation 10.57 – 14.51
Can Telcos Build the Infrastructure like Cloud Providers? 14.51 – 19.03
App Management / Data State Problem 19.03 – 29.00 (Redis Lab Podcast)
Distributed Edge Infrastructure – Multi-Tenant? 29.00 – 32.16
Where Data Reside for Edge? (Not Blockchain) 32.16 – 37.59
Value of Data & IoT Possibilities 37.59 – 40.14
First Movers in this Space 40.14 – 44.33 (Dishwasher as a Service)
Wrap Up 44.33 – END
Podcast Guest: Chetan Venkatesh, CEO/President Macrometa
Founder and executive focused on enterprise data center, cloud infrastructure, and software products/companies. Strong competency in helping early-stage teams find & exploit product-market fit, early customer wins to repeat sales and scaling startups from pre-revenue to growth stage and profitability. Experienced in building strong and productive teams in sales, product development, product management, gaining early lighthouse customer wins, stage centric positioning with customers & partners, venture scaling and capital raise (equity and debt) Chetan Venkatesh was the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantis.
Joining us this week is Baruch Sadogursky, Head of Developer Relations at JFrog. Baruch is an industry veteran in management of complex software and is a fantastic event speaker; I highly recommend attending his sessions at a future event. Short promotion for JFrog Swamp Up (May 16 – 18, 2018)
- Short overview of JFrog and its relationship to CI/CD pipelines
- Discussion of immutability (shifting left) in deployment paradigms
- Metadata and the impact of scale (Toyota Manufacturing Model)
- How can I update software components with confidence?
- Distributed programming and impact of edge computing
Topic Time (Minutes.Seconds)
Introduction 0.0 – 2.17
JFrog Artifactory 2.17 – 3.26
Pipeline (Starting) 3.26 – 7.53
Immutability (Shifting Left) 7.53 – 11.51
Metadata (Surrounds the Artifact) 11.51 – 16.45
Impact of Scale (Excessive File Names) 16.45 – 23.30 (Toyota Model)
Updating Software Components 23.30 – 28.32 (Pain is Instructional)
Edge Computing (IoT is Next Frontier) 28.32 – 38.01
Wrap Up 38.01 – END
Podcast Guest: Baruch Sadogursky
Baruch Sadogursky (a.k.a JBaruch) is the Developer Advocate at JFrog. His passion is speaking about technology. Well, speaking in general, but doing it about technology makes him look smart, and 17 years of hi-tech experience sure helps. When he’s not on stage (or on a plane to get there), he learns about technology, people and how they work, or more precisely, don’t work together.
He is a CNCF ambassador, Developer Champion, and a professional conference speaker on DevOps, Java and Groovy topics, and is a regular at the industry’s most prestigious events including JavaOne (where he was awarded a Rock Star award), DockerCon, Devoxx, DevOps Days, OSCON, Qcon and many others. His full speaker history is available on Lanyrd: http://lanyrd.com/profile/jbaruch/sessions/
You can follow him @jbaruch on Twitter.
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