The New Stack Context

About the show

Join The New Stack’s editorial team to review the week’s hottest news in cloud-native technologies and at-scale application development. Editorial Director Libby Clark, Managing Editor Joab Jackson and TNS Founder and Publisher Alex Williams put more context around the stories we’re covering each week and look ahead to topics we expect will gain more attention in coming weeks. Guests include TNS writers and correspondents who join us to discuss what they’re hearing from tech industry insiders.

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Episodes

  • Episode 97: Spring for Microservices, the Future of the Cloud Computing Market

    October 18th, 2019  |  34 mins 46 secs

    On this week's episode, we spoke with The New Stack founder and publisher Alex Williams and TNS correspondent and columnist Mike Melanson about the Pivotal SpringOne Platform developer conference in Austin, which they both attended last week.

  • Episode 96: Oracle's Autonomous Database, Puppet's Continuous Delivery Orchestrator

    October 11th, 2019  |  29 mins 40 secs

    We speak to Maria Colgan, Oracle master product manager, to learn about the company's Oracle Autonomous Database.

  • Episode 95: RPA with Tricentis, Automation at AnsibleFest

    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).

  • Episode 94: Blockchain for IT, FutureStack New York

    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.

  • Episode 93: Tidelift Open Source Survey Results, GitLab Commit Brooklyn

    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.

  • Episode 92: New Versions of HashiCorp's TerraForm Cloud for Teams and for Governance

    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.

  • Episode 91: The Golden Age of Enterprise

    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.

  • Episode 90: VMworld 2019 Wrapup with RackN's Rob Hirschfeld

    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.

  • Episode 89: Dynatrace Introduces AIOps to Kubernetes

    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.

  • Episode 88: Reversing Conway's Law For Superior Service Management

    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.

  • Episode 87: An Interview with Observability Pioneer Charity Majors

    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.

  • Episode 86: 'If Data Is King, then Distribution Is the Queen'

    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.

  • Episode 85: Continuous Verification and Site Reliability Engineering

    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.

  • Episode 84: SAP Open Source and Sharing Data Across Multiple Vendors

    July 19th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  34 mins 39 secs

    This week's episode was recorded (mostly) live fr…

  • Episode 83: How eBPF Sets the Stage for Superior Container Monitoring

    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.

  • Episode 82: KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China 2019

    July 5th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  32 mins 5 secs

    This week, we catch up with The New Stack founder…