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.
February 22nd, 2019 | Season 2 | 31 mins 50 secs
This week, we’re talking with TNS correspondent Mike Melanson about Google’s new Cloud Services Platform. It’s a software offering (now in beta) that links Google’s managed Kubernetes service GKE with its on premises version, GKE on-prem, for enterprises that want to run workloads on premises and in the cloud using the same management environment. Google is following Amazon Web Services (with Outposts) and Microsoft (Azure Stack) in offering a on-premises version of its cloud stack, though Google is the first one to Istio as part of the package.
February 15th, 2019 | Season 2 | 37 mins
In this week's episode of The New Stack Context, we talk about New Relic’s growth into AI ops with its recent acquisition of SignifAI. Aaron Johnson, SVP of Product Management at New Relic and Guy Fighel, co-founder and former CTO of SignifAI and now the GM, AIOps & VP of Product Engineering at New Relic both shared their vision behind the acquisition and how machine learning can be used to monitor and troubleshoot complex IT systems.
February 8th, 2019 | Season 2 | 34 mins 26 secs
This week on The New Stack Context podcast, we speak with Rob Zuber, chief technology officer of CircleCI about what it means for an organization to reach DevOps maturity.
February 1st, 2019 | Season 2 | 38 mins 52 secs
For this week's episode, we speak with Rich Adams, a senior engineer of security and incident response at PagerDuty. In the second half of the show, we spoke to Kong co-founder Marco Palladino, about the end of what calls "software tribalism," as open source moves the industry to a hybrid world driven by developers, not software stack vendors.
January 25th, 2019 | Season 2 | 26 mins 30 secs
For this week's episode, we speak with Sonya Koptyev, who is the director of evangelism for cloud native security provider Twistlock, which is holding a webinar/conference, Cloud Native Live this Monday, on Jan. 29.
There are a lot of great speakers on this day-long event. In the main keynote, Pivotal’s Dormain Drewitz will share secrets of enterprises who have successfully adopted the best principles of digital transformation. CI/CD expert Brice Fernandes will explain the GitOps model, identifying best practices and tools to use on this emerging practice. Other speakers include Priyanka Sharma, director of cloud native alliances at GitLab and Dan Kohn, executive director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
January 11th, 2019 | Season 2 | 37 mins 6 secs
containerstack, exoscale, influxdb, time series databases, tsdb
The New Stack sponsor InfluxData launched InfluxDB, an open source time series platform, in 2013. Since then, the software has had millions of downloads, built an expanding list of enterprise customers, and fostered a growing community. InfluxData CMO Mark Herring writes on The New Stack this week that most data is best understood in a time dimension, so the time series space is really just getting started. Paul spoke with us about why this is the case, and also shared some info about the company's new query language for time series data, called Flux, as well.
January 4th, 2019 | Season 2 | 27 mins 42 secs
Welcome to The New Stack Context, a weekly wrapup of the hottest news in scalable IT development and deployment. This week we’re talk with Essence Boayue, a full-stack engineer in training at the Holberton School for software engineering, as well as Max Johnson, a former Holberton student who is now a DevOps engineer at conversational AI provider Pypestream.
December 21st, 2018 | Season 2 | 31 mins 58 secs
This week on TNS Context, our weekly news wrap-up…
December 14th, 2018 | Season 2 | 23 mins 11 secs
This week on Context we talk with Tom Wilkie, VP …
December 7th, 2018 | Season 2 | 34 mins 59 secs
This week we’re talking with Joel Speed, a cloud infrastructure engineer at Pusher who’s been helping build its internal Kubernetes platform. Joel wrote a contributed post for us this week about how to solve Kubernetes configuration woes with a custom controller, so we’ll talk to him first about that.
Later in the show, we talk with TNS managing editor Joab Jackson and TNS editor-in-chief Alex Williams about what we’re expecting from KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America in Seattle next week. The New Stack have two pancake breakfasts and a full schedule of podcasts and livestreams, so visit our web site or follow us on Twitter @thenewstack next week for live updates from KubeCon.
December 1st, 2018 | Season 2 | 26 mins 8 secs
This week The New Stack hits the road again, hitting two conferences in Las Vegas. TNS managing editor Joab Jackson calls in from Amazon Web Services' annual user conference, AWS Re:Invent, which brought a plethora of new services and features.
November 9th, 2018 | Season 2 | 35 mins 9 secs
Today we will be discussing the release of Semaphore 2.0 tool for continuous delivery on Kubernetes. We’ll also be discussing yet another hot acquisition — this time it’s VMware announcing plans to acquire Heptio from two original Kubernetes creators at Google. Then later in the show we’ll share our top podcast and articles on the site.
Our guest this week is Marko Anastasov, co-founder at Rendered Text, who wrote about the company's Semaphore 2.0 product launch this week on The New Stack. Anastasov explained a bit about how Semaphore works as well as the challenges in integrating CI/CD systems.
November 2nd, 2018 | Season 2 | 30 mins 34 secs
In this week's episode we will be discussing the news about IBM acquiring Red Hat for $34 billion, with special guests Ritesh Patel, co-founder at Nirmata, and Benjamin Ball, TNS marketing director and native of Raleigh North Carolina, corporate headquarters of Red Hat.
October 26th, 2018 | Season 2 | 36 mins 5 secs
This week on The New Stack Context, our weekly ne…
October 19th, 2018 | Season 2 | 34 mins 17 secs
This week on TNS Context, the editorial team catches up on some events we’ve attended recently. TNS correspondent TC Currie is here to talk about GitHub Universe, which was held this week. We also have TNS Founder and Editor-in-Chief Alex Williams to talk about Cloud Foundry Summit Europe and TNS Managing Editor Joab Jackson to chat about Node+JS Interactive in Vancouver. Both of those events were held last week.
October 12th, 2018 | Season 2 | 20 mins 55 secs
IBM is building out its portfolio of cloud services in order to offer cloud native capabilities with higher degrees of security and isolation for the enterprise, combined with the user experience of public cloud such as self-service provisioning, pay-as-you-go pricing and elasticity. So this week on Context we talked with Jason McGee, an IBM Fellow, and VP and CTO of IBM Cloud Platform about IBM’s new enterprise cloud services which include the Cloud Foundry Enterprise Environment announced this week.