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 55: The Culture of Technology, Self-Provisioning Kubernetes

    December 21st, 2018  |  Season 2  |  31 mins 58 secs

    This week on TNS Context, our weekly news wrap-up…

  • Episode 54: Grafana Loki and KubeCon Takeaways

    December 14th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  23 mins 11 secs

    This week on Context we talk with Tom Wilkie, VP …

  • Episode 53: TNS Context: KubeCon Preview and Kubernetes Custom Controllers

    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.

  • Episode 52: TNS Context: AWS Re:Invent 2018 and IFX 2018

    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.

  • Episode 51: TNS Context: Semaphore 2.0 and VMware Buys Heptio

    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.

  • Episode 50: What IBM's Purchase of Red Hat Will Mean for Open Source

    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. 

  • Episode 49: All Things Open and Our TNS Guide to Serverless Technologies

    October 26th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 5 secs

    This week on The New Stack Context, our weekly ne…

  • Episode 48: All the Conferences: GitHub Universe, Cloud Foundry, Node+JS Interactive

    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.

  • Episode 47: The New Stack Context: Cloud Foundry Summit Europe and a Kafka Alternative

    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.

  • Episode 46: The New Stack Context: Gremlin Chaos Testing, Pulumi Kubespy

    October 5th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 13 secs

    This week on The New Stack Context podcast, we spoke with Matthew Fornaciari, Gremlin chief technology officer and co-founder, about a new feature in the Gremlin's chaos engineering package that allows developers to apply resilience testing to serverless serving. Gremlin is on the forefront of chaos engineering, the practice of hobbling different components within an infrastructure to that that infrastructure's resilience against unplanned failure.

    The feature comes from the company’s new Application-Level Fault Injection(ALFI) technology, which provides a way to do failure testing at the application level by inserting breakpoints into the developer’s code itself. The software works with all major serverless platforms, including AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, and Google Cloud Functions.

    We also discuss Gremlin's first-ever ChaosConf, held last month in San Francisco, where practitioners discussed the latest ideas in chaos engineering, or, as Walmart Labs’ Vilas Veeraraghavan called it during his presentation, "resilience engineering."

  • Episode 45: The New Stack Context: SaltStack Does Orchestration and Linus Torvalds' Apology

    October 1st, 2018  |  Season 2  |  34 mins 36 secs

    This week on the TNS Context podcast, we talk with Alex Peay, SaltStack vice president of product, and Gary Richmond, a SaltStack product manager, about automated security compliance scanning and event-based orchestration. Also joining us today is TNS founder and editor-in-chief Alex Williams and TNS managing editor Joab Jackson.

    Jackson was in Salt Lake City this month covering SaltConf, where Peay and Richmond spoke about event-driven automation and orchestration using SaltStack Enterprise. The company's configuration management and remote execution engine is a stepping stone for automated IT operations, offering a way to automate the checking and remediation of desired configurations. We discuss the promise of automated security remediation with Peay, and venture into event-driven orchestration with Richmond.

  • Episode 44: The New Stack Context: Serverless Days and Linkerd 2.0

    September 24th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  30 mins 56 secs

    On this episode of The New Stack Context podcast, we’re recapping the Serverless Days event we attended in Portland last week and discussing the 2.0 release of the Linkerd service mesh project. Joining us today is TNS managing editor Joab Jackson, TNS founder and editor-in-chief Alex Williams.

    Williams and I attended Serverless Days in Portland this week where The New Stack was a media sponsor, as well as co-hosted the after party with our sponsor Stackery. In this episode, we discuss what we learned about serverless trends from that event, including the latest definition of serverless, what serverless means for DevOps, monitoring and security.

    Then later in the show, we discuss some of the top stories on the site this week, including Buoyant's release of Linkerd 2.0, the open source service mesh project from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation that was just completely rearchitected with a lighter, more nimble codebase.

  • Episode 43: The New Stack Context: PagerDuty Summit and Microsoft Azure DevOps

    September 14th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  29 mins 2 secs
    ci/cd, developers, devops, microsoft, microsoft azure, pagerduty, pagerdutysummit

    Forbes just declared the incident response company PagerDuty to be “the new cloud unicorn” after the company announced an additional $90 million in funding. This new round gives PagerDuty a billion-dollar-plus valuation and puts it on par with other cloud tools like Slack and GitHub. So, we saw that this was creating quite a bit of energy at PagerDuty Summit in San Francisco this week.

  • Episode 42: The New Stack Context: VMworld Recap and 'Cloud Native DevOps'

    September 7th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  37 mins 17 secs
    application development, programming, software, software development, virtual machines, vmware, vmworld, vmworld 2018

    This week, we have a wrap-up discussion with TNS contributor Scott M. Fulton about the VMWorld 2018, in which the giant of virtual machine software is taking bold steps into Kubernetes and containers, through a managed Kubernetes offering and also with its sister company's Pivotal PKS managed container service. The company is pitching its NSX virtual networking software as the basis of container operations in the cloud. But the package's automation capabilities leaves some network administrators wondering if they will have jobs in the years to come. "When infrastructure becomes truly programmable, who — or what — will be responsible for it? More to the point, will it be someone other than the people in charge of it now?" Fulton writes.

  • Episode 41: TNS Context: The CNCF Open Source Survey and the Ballerina Programming Language

    August 31st, 2018  |  Season 2  |  41 mins 22 secs
    ballerina programming language, cloud native computing foundation, cncf, open source, open source software, open source survey, raygun, ws02

    This week, we released the results of a survey on how companies are managing open source software and the benefits and challenges of formal policies and programs. The survey was sponsored by The Linux Foundation, and specifically the TODO Group, which is a professional organization for open source managers.

  • Episode 40: The New Stack Context: Sensu Summit 2018

    August 24th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  55 mins 30 secs
    developers, devops, google, kubernetes, microservice monitoring, microservices, programming, raygun, sensu, sensu summit, sensu summit 2018, tech, technology

    Hello, welcome to The New Stack Context, a podcast where we review the week’s hottest news in cloud native technologies/at-scale application development and look ahead to topics we expect will gain more attention in coming weeks.

    This week, we recorded the podcast live at the Sensu Summit, which took place live in Portland. Joining us this week are Google Developer Advocate Kelsey Hightower and Sensu CEO Caleb Hailey, to discuss the challenges of microservices monitoring. Many traditional monitoring tools, such as Nagios, or even Amazon Web Services' CloudWatch, fail to capture the full picture of what is going on within a system, the panel agreed.