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Podcast – James Ferguson talks Kubernetes and the future as an Application Platform

Joining us this week is James Ferguson, Director of Cloud Consulting, JBC Labs.

About JBC Labs

Looking to automate your cloud and on-prem solutions? Needing to see faster CI/CD on AWS, GCP or Azure? Or perhaps ETL processing that makes your team and users of information more productive? JBC Labs has provided solutions for over 20 years to companies big and small. Our solutions make you run faster, more fluid, and provide a spark to drive your innovation. Our team are certified cloud architects and solution providers ready to help you today.

Highlights
• Overview of JBC Labs’ Jump Box Central Kubernetes Solution
• State of Kubernetes Today
• Concept of Kubernetes as an Application Platform
• Functions as a Service
• Service Mesh and Kubernetes

Topic                                                                                              Time (Minutes.Seconds)
Introduction                                                                                  0.0 – 1.24
Jump Box Central Name?                                                          1.24 – 2.06
Where are People Looking for Help in Kubernetes?            2.06 – 4.13
What Problem are you Looking to Solve?                              4.13 – 6.15
What Else Needed to Make Kubernetes Successful?          6.15 – 10.18
Sell Services for Kubernetes?                                                   10.18 – 12.09
Kubernetes Delivery Platform for Apps                                  12.09 – 15.37 (Hospital Example)
Why Function as a Service?                                                      15.37 – 19.05
Does Variety of Options Slow Down Adoption?                    19.05 – 20.05
Is FaaS an App for Kubernetes?                                               20.05 – 22.29 (PB & Chocolate)
Role of Service Mesh                                                                 22.29 – 29.06
Contact Information                                                                   29.06 – END

James Ferguson, Director of Cloud Consulting, JBC Labs.

James Ferguson has been involved in IT, Software Development and Business Management since 1992. During James Career he has created the worlds first mobile agnostic application for SAP and Oracle in the cloud, featured in Gartner and Forrester. Founded two companies and led many others. Industries James has helped companies ranging from Real Estate, Oil and Gas, Utilities, Finance, Insurance and Marketing. James currently helps customers as a principal architect and thought leader for the fortune 500 and SMB. James can be found on Linkedin, email, mobile, or out in the back country hiking.

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Podcast – Scott Lowe on Heptio, it’s Kubernetes Strategy and Open Source Sustainability

Joining us this week is Scott Lowe, Staff Field Engineer at Heptio recorded at Interop ITX 2018. Scott is well known for his impact on virtualization and VMware, follow him at his weblog and podcast called The Full Stack Journey.

Highlights

  • Coming new to container space and view of infrastructure within the stack
  • Why he chose Heptio and its transition up the stack away from virtualization
  • Heptio strategy? Open source based
  • Commercial strategy to support open source in Kubernetes
  • Monetization of open source projects challenges
  • Building applications to run on “standard” Kubernetes

Topic                                                                                   Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction                                                                          0.0 – 2.28
Container Prerequisites                                                      2.28 – 3.40
Infrastructure Story and Moving Up/Down Stack         3.40 – 4.55
Why Heptio and transition to containers?                       4.55 – 9.10 (Approach to Kubernetes)
Heptio Trying to Plug “Holes in the Dam” – Strategy?   9.10 – 12.10
Open Source Engineering Sustainability                         12.10 – 18.00 (No Fork)
Will Kubernetes Stabilize?                                                 18.00 – 20.11
Community Models for Open Source                              20.00 – 24.32
Consumers of Open Source need Pay for Support       24.32 – 27.17
Should ISVs write to Kubernetes Platform                      27.17 – 32.03
20 years of VMware : time to become platform             32.03 – 34.35
Wrap Up                                                                                34.35 – END

 

 

Podcast Guest: Scott Lowe, Staff Field Engineer at Heptio

I’ve been in the Information Technology field for more than 25 years, starting out with desktop support. Along the way, I’ve worked as an instructor, a technical trainer and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), a systems administrator, an IT manager, a system engineer, a consultant, as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for a small start-up, as the practice lead for a national VAR’s VMware practice, as a forward-looking technologist for a large enterprise storage company, and—most recently—as a technologist for VMware focusing on network virtualization.

Currently, I work for Heptio as a member of the Field Engineering team, focusing on cloud computing, Kubernetes, and related technologies.

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Podcast – Blockchain Technology Partners on their Startup and Key Issues of Blockchain

Joining us this week is the team from Blockchain Technology Partners: Duncan-Johnston-Watt, Kevin O’Donnell, and Mike Zaccardo live from GlueCon 2018 in Colorado.

Blockchain Technology Partners is an Edinburgh-based technology startup:

  • Mission – to radically simplify the enterprise adoption of blockchain technologies
  • Goal – to reduce the cost and complexity of doing business through decentralization while ensuring trust, transparency and accountability in a distributed world
  • Focus – providing a production-ready blockchain platform and partnering with businesses to deliver blockchain-based solutions

Highlights

  • Who is Blockchain Technology Partners and Company Objectives
  • What is Blockchain: Distributed Transaction Log and Consensus
  • Decentralization of Ledgers and Centralization Weakness (Bitcoin e.g)
  • Use Cases for Blockchain
  • Publication Components of Blockchain; its Middle-Ware
  • Trusted Authorities and Broker Replacement (Shipping e.g.)
  • Edge Computing and Blockchain Examples
  • Data Responsibility and Local Blockchains
  • Blockchain Technology Partners Open Source Model and Technology

Topic                                                                                    Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction                                                                                 0.0 – 0.47
Blockchain Technology Partners – What are you doing?   0.47 – 1.52
What is Blockchain? (Proof of Elapsed Time)                        1.52 – 5.17
Common Thread of Decentralization                                      5.17 – 10.13
Block of Use Cases                                                                    10.13 – 11.55
Publication Component of Blockchain                                   11.55 – 14.05
Trusted Authorities / Broker / Supply Chain                         14.05 – 17.52
Medical Waste Handling Example                                          17.52 – 19.01
Edge Computing and Blockchain                                            19.01 – 20.11
Multi-Vendor IoT Devices and Multiple Clouds                    20.11 – 25.49
Data at Edge Accumulation (Tokenizing Data)                      25.49 – 27.51
Description of Open Source Model for BTP                          27.51 – 31.08
Wrap Up                                                                                      31.08  – END

Podcast Guests

  • Duncan Johnston-Watt (Chief Executive Officer)

Duncan is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer with thirty years’ experience in the software industry.

He founded Cloudsoft Corporation, creator of the Apache Brooklyn open source project, serving as its CEO for nine years. Previously he was founder and CTO of Enigmatec Corporation which was sold to iWave and subsequently acquired by EMC.

Prior to this he had a number of fintech roles. At Instinet he led the delivery of their Fixed Income brokerage platform. In recognition of this work pioneering the use of Java enterprise technologies in Financial Services he was nominated for a Computerworld Smithsonian Award.

  • Kevin O’Donnell (Chief Strategy Officer)

Kevin is co-founder of the DevOps platform Chill Code. He served as VP Infrastructure & Operations at JP Morgan from September 2012 until July 2016. Prior to this he served as VP Operations, Video Analytics at Nielsen following its acquisition of Glance Guide in March 2010 where he was VP Operations form December 2007.

Kevin has worked with Duncan at both Instinet Corporation where he was Director, Global Fixed Income Engineering and Enigmatec Corporation Limited where he served as VP, Product Management for four years.

Kevin has over 20 years’ experience delivering large-scale production systems, much of it gained on Wall Street, focusing on automation and operations. He holds a BA in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University.

  • Mike Zaccardo (Lead Blockchain Engineer)

Mike is a computer scientist, comedian, traveler, and dancer.

As a senior software engineer at Cloudsoft, he worked with Duncan deploying and managing bleeding edge open source distributed systems including Hyperledger Fabric.

Mike also enjoys performing improv comedy and traveling the world, making dance videos along the way.

He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from John Hopkins University.

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Podcast – Simon Crosby on Revolutionary Architecture Requirements for Edge

Joining us this week is Simon Crosby, CTO at SWIM.AI. Simon discusses the architecture for Edge and its differences from existing cloud infrastructure and how the SWIM.AI solution meets the needs for Edge services.

 

 

 

 

Highlights

  • Challenges in Edge
  • Data is Complete Disruption in Current Models
  • Don’t Train in Cloud for Edge; Instead Learn on Fly
  • All About Data – Apps can’t be Written for Data Specifically
  • Example of Sensor Model at Traffic Light in Self-Learning Model
  • Digital Twin Concept & Actor Model
  • AI Innovation ~ always as though its local
  • Independent Management of Latency and Resource Utilization
  • Write the Program from the Data
  • Example of Manufacturer with Millions of RFID Tags
  • Limitations of Having People Involved in Everything

Topic                                                                                   Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction                                                                         0.0 – 1.55
Why is Edge a hard problem?                                          1.55 – 4.51
Local action is a concern (e.g. Palo Alto traffic lights)   4.51 – 8.12
Edge is served by Moore’s Law                                        8.12 – 9.07
Training problem solved by cloud is mistake                9.07 – 11.00 (Cloudcast Podcast)
Self-Training Edge infrastructure                                     11.00 – 16.03
Constrained problem set for data                                    16.03 – 17.42
Traffic Light example in detail from sensors                  17.42 – 18.48 (smartcity.swim.ai)
Digital twin concept                                                           18.48 – 20.19
Actor Model                                                                         20.19 – 24.33
Key Innovation in SWIM.AI                                                 24.33 – 27.55
Latency and resource utilization matter in Edge           27.55 – 31.03
What does a program look like in this model?              31.03 – 33.15
Building APIs on top of data stream                                33.15 – 37.04
Example of Manufacturer with RFID Tags                      37.04 – 42.55
Modeling everything by a person is not possible         42.55 – 44.23
Influence of analytics in SWIM.AI                                    44.23 – 46.39
Wrap Up                                                                               46.39 – END

 

Podcast Guest: Simon Crosby, CTO SWIM.AI

Simon Crosby brings an established record of technology industry success, most recently as co-founder and CTO of Bromium, a security technology company. At Bromium, Simon built a highly secure virtualized system to protect applications. Prior to Bromium, Crosby was the co-founder and CTO of XenSource before its acquisition by Citrix, and later served as the CTO of the Virtualization and Management Division at Citrix. Previously, Crosby was a principal engineer at Intel. Crosby was also the founder of CPlane, a network-optimization software vendor. Simon has been a tenured faculty member at the University of Cambridge. Simon Crosby was named one of InfoWorld’s Top 25 CTOs in 2007.

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Week in Review: L8istSh9y Podcast Finds a New Home

Welcome to the RackN and Digital Rebar Weekly Review. You will find the latest news related to Edge, DevOps, SRE and other relevant topics.

L8ist Sh9y Podcast Goes Solo in New Blog

For active followers of the L8istSh9y podcast we are pleased to announce a new “home” at https://medium.com/@l8istsh9y. We will continue to publish a blog weekly here at RackN but will expand content on our new site. Be sure to follow us on Medium.

Digital Rebar Online Community Meetup

We are skipping the July 3rd Meetup due to a US holiday. We will resume on July 17th.

Summer Vacation 

As we slow down for the summer, we will be moving the Week in Review post from weekly to monthly. RackN will continue to post the L8istSh9y podcast on Mondays and an industry thought leadership post on Wednesdays.


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Podcast – Matt Trifiro talks Jitter, Real Estate and Augmented Reality for Edge

Joining us this week is Matt Trifiro, CMO of Vapor.io. Matt offers insight into how Edge infrastructure and 5G will be deployed to meet the increased demand for low latency, high data distributed technology.

Highlights

  • Edge is a place: the last mile network
  • Jitter at the Edge (Jitter definition)
  • Data sovereignty and location
  • Apps for Edge have are not similar to existing apps for communication processes
  • Edge as multi-vendor data sharing environment
  • Real estate problem – solved by Akamai
  • Vision of schedulers on keeping apps running vs keeping apps fast
  • Cloud providers will extend into the Edge
  • Augmented reality discussion of video and latency (Digital Twin)
  • Importance of 5G to Edge and commercial impact
  • Real estate is key in Edge computing
  • Building and Managing Edge infrastructure
  • What does Vapor do?

Topic                                                                                    Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction (and US Weather Update)                                0.0 – 2.51
Edge Computing Podcasting & Dr Edge                              2.51 – 4.00
Definition of Edge (Many Defs) / Latency                            4.00 – 7.15
Jitter – Signal Variation in Data Transfers                              7.15 – 8.48
Data Sovereignty and Location                                               8.48 – 9.45
Apps for Edge have a Unique Communication Pattern.     9.45 – 11.42
Edge as Multi-Vendor Data Sharing Environment               11.42 – 16.00
Real Estate Problem and Tracking                                         16.00 – 20.43 (Chetan Podcast)
Vision of Schedulers                                                                 20.43 – 21.27
Extending Edge from Cloud Providers                                  21.27 – 24.07
Human vs Machine Latency                                                    24.07 – 29.13
How Important is 5G?                                                               29.13 – 34.18
REIT Structures for Data Centers                                           34.18 – 35.19
How do we Build & Manage Edge Infrastructure?              35.19 – 40.07
What does Vapor.io do?                                                           40.07 – 45.06
Wrap Up                                                                                     45.06 – END

Podcast Guest: Matt Trifiro, CMO of Vapor.io

Matt Trifiro leads the company’s global marketing, branding and communications. He is a technology industry veteran and a serial entrepreneur, having co-founded or led over a half dozen startup companies. Prior to joining Vapor IO, he was entrepreneur in residence at Xseed Capital and chief marketing officer and senior vice president at Mesosphere. At Mesosphere, he created a new industry category, the Datacenter Operating System, and helped the organization grow from a seed stage startup to a full-scale operating company, generating significant revenue. Prior to Mesosphere, Trifiro was chief marketing officer at Heroku, a division of Salesforce, and prior to that he served as senior vice president of marketing for Salesforce Desk.com. He was also a co-founder and CEO of e-commerce startup 1000 Markets (sold to Bonanza) and co-founder and vice president of marketing for interactive television pioneer Wink Communications (NASDAQ IPO). He currently holds advisory roles with venture-funded startups Buoyant and ListenLoop.

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Week in Review – Ansible Integration and Community Welcome Guide Released

Welcome to the RackN and Digital Rebar Weekly Review. You will find the latest news related to Edge, DevOps, SRE and other relevant topics.

Infrastructure Provisioning for Ansible with Digital Rebar Provision

Digital Rebar Provision (DRP) is the perfect technology partner for Ansible customers looking to automate their infrastructure setup before applying their orchestration tool of choice. DRP automatically generates a complete inventory of provisioned infrastructure which is a must have for Ansible to complete its orchestration. In addition, DRP is able to deploy Kubernetes clusters using Ansible and Kubespray as part of its standard Workflow automated process.

READ MORE

Digital Rebar Community Welcome Guide Released

This document contains information about the open source Digital Rebar community building Digital Rebar Provision. It is especially useful for new users, developers or other interested parties in understanding the community, its methodologies, communication channels, and community standards.

Read Welcome Guide


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  • NEW YouTube Videos
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    • Terraform Digital Rebar Provider with Workflows – Listen (11 min 49 sec)
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Infrastructure Provisioning for Ansible with Digital Rebar Provision

Digital Rebar Provision (DRP) is the perfect technology partner for Ansible customers looking to automate their infrastructure setup before applying their orchestration tool of choice. DRP automatically generates a complete inventory of provisioned infrastructure which is a must have for Ansible to complete its orchestration. In addition, DRP is able to deploy Kubernetes clusters using Ansible and Kubespray as part of its standard Workflow automated process.

Together, DRP and Ansible enhance the automation, repeatability, and transparency for DevOps teams.

Learn more about DRP and Ansible in the demonstration video and podcasts below.

Demonstration Video of Kubespray with Digital Rebar Provision:

Learn more about Digital Rebar Provision and Ansible in this podcast:

Learn more about Digital Rebar Provision, Ansible and Kubernetes installation with Kubespray in this podcast:

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Podcast – Rich Miller on Cloud Innovation and Edge Revolution

Joining us this week is Rich Miller, CEO and Managing Director of Telematica, Inc.

Highlights

  • GitHub and Microsoft Discussion ~ Why is GitHub so Valuable?
  • Evolution of Open Source and its Commercial Aspects
  • Monetization of Open Source Depends on Services for Success
  • Container Management and Marketplace for Innovation
  • ISV Ecosystem ~ All About Big Money and the New Tech Investment Thesis
  • Multi-Platforms / Multi-CSP Change the Nature of Innovation from the Independents
  • Edge Computing will Disrupt the Locus of Opportunities
  • The Edge Marketplace and Cloud Platform Marketplace Must Appear Unified to Developers
  • Edge Infrastructure Multi-Tenancy and Development Challenges
  • Distributed Ledger at Edge is the Killer Edge App
  • How will Cloud, Blockchain and Edge be Driven toward Integration in the Future? Email Example

Topic                                                                                   Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction                                                                            0.0 – 4.16
How GitHub become so important?                                  4.16 – 10.05
Open Source evolution                                                        10.05 – 14.11
Only make money via open source services not sol’n   14.11 – 21.30
Only large companies can dominate software?              21.30 – 30.05
ISVs have a strong current against them                          30.05 – 34.55
As a Service on Multiple Platforms                                    34.55 – 38.07 (Mark Thiele Podcast)
Data and IoT at Edge ~ Edge creates the new market    38.07 – 41.31
IT Infrastructure at Edge                                                      41.31 – 47.09
Return of ISV Roots at Edge                                                47.09 – 49.46
Killer app for blockchain is Edge data husbandry          49.46 – 51.27
What has to happen to merge Cloud and Edge?            51.27 – 58.44
Closing                                                                                    58.44 – END

Podcast Guest:  Rich Miller, CEO and Managing Director of Telematica, Inc.

Rich Miller is CEO of Telematica, Inc., a holding company and consultancy with a practice in product strategy and business development for distributed computing technologies and their management; data governance, integration and monetization; and, increasingly, focus on distributed ledger technologies and industrial IoT.

Until mid-2017, he served as the non-executive Chairman of Cloudsoft Corp. Ltd. (Edinburgh).

Rich is also a co-Founder and, until May 2012, CEO of StreetLight Data Inc. He served as CEO of Replicate Technologies, Inc., a provider of configuration management technology for virtualized data centers from 2007 – 2010. Prior to Replicate, he co-founded and served as COO of Univa Corporation (now Univa, Inc.), a provider of optimization and management software for conventional and cloud data centers.

Among Telematica’s business and product strategy engagements are industry leaders like PwC, GE Digital, IBM as well as enterprise and governmental organizations pursuing digital transformation.

Miller’s career as advisor, executive, and an early investor, has focused on overseeing the formation of technology companies and their offerings that provide security applications, wireless network infrastructure, and application service infrastructures.

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Week in Review – Immutable Infrastructure and Podcast with CNCF Ambassador

Welcome to the RackN and Digital Rebar Weekly Review. You will find the latest news related to Edge, DevOps, SRE and other relevant topics.

Immutable Infrastructure

Immutable infrastructure offers IT a new deployment methodology of create / destroy / repeat from a fixed image for deploying services vs the more common method of deploying once and then patching regularly to keep a service in operations. Continually tearing down and launching fixed images solves challenges such as hacking, version control, and unknown service status.

RackN automation and provisioning management simplify the immutable infrastructure methodology allowing IT team to focus on issues other than version control and hacked services.

Learn More 

L8istSh9y Podcast

Chris Short, Senior DevOps Advocate, SJ Technologies and CNCF Ambassador provides his thoughts on Site Reliability Engineering, DevSecOps, Kubernetes and other hot topics in the industry.


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