Alex Williams is founder and editor in chief of The New Stack. He's a longtime technology journalist who did stints at TechCrunch, SiliconAngle and what is now known as ReadWrite. Alex has been a journalist since the late 1980s, starting at the Augusta Chronicle in 1989 after completing his master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Early in his career, he reported for newspapers in New York and Oregon, worked for a magazine writing about home textiles (ask him about it some time) and spent a year as a television business news anchor. Alex's online career began in 2003 when he did a web event called RSS WinterFest, which was followed by Podcast Hotel, an event all about the intersection of art and commerce and the impact digital media has on independent culture. While in college, Alex played baseball in France, which led him to writing stories of his experiences, and eventually a career in journalism.
October 4th, 2019 | Season 2 | 27 mins 47 secs
For this week's episode, we’re talking with Wayne Ariola, chief marketing officer at Tricentis. Tricentis develops DevOps tools for continuous software testing and is a sponsor of The New Stack. Ariola is a frequent contributor to The New Stack on the topics of software quality, agile and continuous testing, test automation and, most recently, robotic process automation (RPA).
September 27th, 2019 | Season 2 | 36 mins 58 secs
For this week's episode, we're conversed with Srinath Perera, software architect and vice president of research in the CTO Office of WSO2, about his research on the practical uses of blockchain.
WSO2 is a sponsor of The New Stack and it offers an integrated platform for API management, integration, identity and access management, analytics and IoT. And its research is also on the cutting edge of cloud native technology. It is also the company behind the Ballerina cloud native programming language.
September 20th, 2019 | Season 2 | 38 mins 43 secs
This week we’re talking with Chris Grams, the head of marketing at open source subscription startup, Tidelift.
Tidelift offers a managed open source subscription to help companies manage and maintain their dependencies on open source projects. They’re also a sponsor of The New Stack and our partner on a survey we did earlier this year about how developers use open source to build applications in the workplace.
September 13th, 2019 | Season 2 | 26 mins 29 secs
This year at its annual user conference –Seattle this year—HashiCorp introduced two new tiers to its Terraform Cloud service, a paid version that isn't the full enterprise version, but one for smaller teams, and another one that covers governance, and cost prediction. Terraform Cloud is like the GitHub to Terraform's git. Terraform, an infrastructure management tool, can be used from a laptop, and HashiCorp offers a free tier on Terraform Cloud, where the CLI commands are translated into API calls. The new Teams tier offers the ability to manage teams, with full RBAC control. and the Governance edition, also paid, has a code framework for enforcing granular rules against infrastructure, and even cost estimation, which provides a prediction of how much a proposed infrastructure will cost to run in the cloud.
September 6th, 2019 | Season 2 | 36 mins 1 sec
This week, we're recording from TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise event in San Francisco, held September 5. Our guest is Haley Daiber, a senior associate at Unusual Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital fund.
The New Stack has been talking and writing a lot about TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise over the past few months, as a media partner and also a participant. We held a pancake breakfast and podcast panel in the morning and TNS founder Alex Williams moderated a session in the afternoon. And we were excited about this event because it signals a new excitement and heat in the enterprise software space.
August 30th, 2019 | Season 2 | 27 mins 15 secs
This week we discuss all the news from VMware's annual VMworld conference, held this week in San Francisco, with special guest RackN founder/and CEO Rob Hirschfeld. RackN is provider of next generation infrastructure automation software for provisioning bare metal, VMs, clouds, and edges.
August 23rd, 2019 | Season 2 | 33 mins 32 secs
This week we spoke with Andreas Grabner, a DevOps Activist at Dynatrace, about why Kubernetes and artificial intelligence (AI) are made for each other.
Grabner wrote a contributed post for us last week, “How AI Solves the Kubernetes Complexity Conundrum” in which he argues that integrating Kubernetes with artificial intelligence and an AIOps culture can make Kubernetes deployments more manageable for IT and DevOps teams. Dynatrace, a sponsor of The New Stack, builds AI-assisted, full stack and completely automated monitoring software for dynamic, web-scale, hybrid cloud ecosystem.
August 16th, 2019 | Season 2 | 37 mins 54 secs
This week we spoke with Chip Childers, technology chief of staff at the Cloud Foundry Foundation, about the technical and architectural decisions that help define the modern enterprise. Cloud Foundry Foundation is the independent organization that oversees the development and adoption of the Cloud Foundry platform, and it’s a sponsor of The New Stack.
August 9th, 2019 | Season 2 | 39 mins 13 secs
This week, we talk with Charity Majors, chief technology officer of Honeycomb.io and a pioneer in observability about the three-year anniversary of that movement which has significantly changed how applications are monitored and maintained in the cloud native era.
August 2nd, 2019 | Season 2 | 36 mins 28 secs
Welcome to The New Stack Context, a podcast where we discuss the latest news and views from the cloud native community. This week, we spoke Luca Mezzalira, chief architect at sports video streaming site DAZN (Da-Zone), about the idea and evolution of microfrontends, or the equivalent of a microservices approach to scaling frontend development.
July 26th, 2019 | Season 2 | 32 mins 7 secs
In this week's episode, we’re talking with a couple of VMware folks about a way to optimize continuous deployment with a new technique called continuous verification.
Dan Illson, native cloud advocate at VMware cloud services, and Bahubali (Bill) Shetti, director of cloud advocacy at VMware, wrote on the site this week that many applications are not ready for use at the completion of their deployment pipelines.
July 19th, 2019 | Season 2 | 34 mins 39 secs
This week's episode was recorded (mostly) live fr…
July 12th, 2019 | Season 2 | 38 mins 25 secs
This week, we discuss the use of the extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) to improve container monitoring.
For this discussion we are joined by Daniella Pontes, who is the senior manager of product marketing at InfluxData and Luca Deri, founder of the ntop network monitoring tool. Deri and InfluxData have partnered to produce a container monitoring tool, based on eBPF, ntop and the Influx DB time-series database system.
July 5th, 2019 | Season 2 | 32 mins 5 secs
This week, we catch up with The New Stack founder…
July 1st, 2019 | Season 2 | 27 mins 52 secs
Today we’re talking with Nitzan Shapira, co-found…
June 21st, 2019 | Season 2 | 29 mins 29 secs
This week, we spoke with Jonas Bonér, Founder and…