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Data, Why Did It Have To Be Data?

In this episode, Coté once again chats with Andrew Clay Shafer about the sundry challenges of transforming to a cloud native enterprise. We start talking about the changing focus we're seeing among Pivotal customers: moving up the stack from infrastructure to the application layers. Then we discuss the difficulties of handling the data layer, and wrap-up with some change management tactics for getting the "rank and file" inspired and bought into the cloud native lifestyle.

 

Full transcript and show notes: http://blog.pivotal.io/pivotal-conversations/

Direct download: PivotalConversations018.mp3
Category:Pivotal Conversations -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Moving Up the Stack, Talking Pivotal Cloud Foundry 1.6 with James Watters

With a new version of Pivotal Cloud Foundry out, I wanted to catch up with James Watters to discuss what our customers are up to. We discuss the focus on application architecture and development that we've been seeing out in the field. Last we talked, much of the focus was on the infrastructure layer, and while this release has plenty of that, Spring Boot and Spring Cloud are some of the more interesting features in this release. So, we discuss the more developer centric context that Pivotal Cloud Foundry is running around in now.

Show notes:

Blogs:

http://blog.pivotal.io/pivotal-cloud-foundry/products/now-available-spring-cloud-services-for-pivotal-cloud-foundry

http://blog.pivotal.io/pivotal-cloud-foundry/products/pivotal-cloud-foundry-1-6-now-available

http://blog.pivotal.io/pivotal-cloud-foundry/products/pivotal-cloud-foundry-1-6-technical-blog-new-runtime-services-net-more

 

 

Direct download: PivotalConversations017.mp3
Category:Pivotal Conversations -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Operations Has Plenty To Do In A Cloud Native Enterprise, talking with Bridget Kromhout

From sleepy storage admin jobs to MongoDB, there’s no end of jobs operations people can be doing now-a-days. Fresh of many years being an operations person, Bridget Kromhout (@bridgetkromhout), now at Pivotal, talks with me in this episode about DevOps and operations. We discuss the opportunities operations people have in a Cloud Native world, moving to and from management, organization change management, being “promoted” to management, and, of course, USENET.

Full transcript and show notes: http://blog.pivotal.io/pivotal-conversations/features/operations-has-plenty-to-do-in-a-cloud-native-enterprise

Direct download: PivotalConversations016.mp3
Category:Pivotal Conversations -- posted at: 8:18am PDT

Talking DevOps ROI with the Finance Department

A short while ago, [I wrote up how to approach doing ROI cases for DevOps](http://blog.pivotal.io/pivotal-cloud-foundry/features/3-ways-to-talk-your-w…). The catch, of course, was that doing ROI for DevOps is often the wrong "question." That said, we all live in the real world, so you need to tell the finance people, let alone your management chain, something if they're asking you to justify a decision.

 

To follow-up on the piece, I called up my old friend Ed Goodwin, a programmer friend of mine who went and got an MBA and entered a whole new career in finance. I asked him to walk me through how you'd think about doing the ROI for something like DevOps and, more broadly, how to work with finance people who are curious about new IT processes like DevOps and cloud native. He gives some excellent, pragmatic advice. As always, it always helps to just talk with people, even if they're from finance.

 

Show notes: http://blog.pivotal.io/channels/podcasts-pivotal/pivotal-conversations

 

RSS Feed: http://blog.pivotal.io/feed?channel=pivotal-conversations

 

Show Notes

 

- Ed and I's previous podcast, now moribund, [Back of the Envelope](http://thebackoftheenvelope.tumblr.com/)

- Find [Ed in Twitter](https://twitter.com/egoodwintx), or at [the Houston R user's group](http://www.meetup.com/houstonr/).

- Subscribe to the [feed](http://pivotalsoftwarepodcast.libsyn.com/rss).

- Feedback: [podcast@pivotal.io](podcast@pivotal.io).

Direct download: PivotalConversations015.mp3
Category:Pivotal Conversations -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

That Cloud Native Lifestyle
Andrew Clay Shafer is back for a discussion of what cloud native means, and wood-paneling. We discuss what we see as "cloud native," the full stack: 
 
1. Cloud Native Application Frameworks
2. Cloud Native Runtime Platform
3. Cloud Native Operations
4. Cloud Native Empowered Culture
 
 
Direct download: PivotalConversations014.mp3
Category:Pivotal Conversations -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Going all microservices with Spring Cloud and Pivotal Cloud Foundry, a discussion with Josh Long

This is a two part episode on Spring Boot and Spring Cloud. In the second part, we discuss Spring Cloud and what it does to handle the tedious parts of creating microservices. We also talk about how Pivotal Cloud Foundry fits in as the runtime. In the first part, we discussed Spring Boot and re-thinking about Java application in a process-centric way.

Show Notes

Direct download: PivotalConversations013.mp3
Category:Pivotal Conversations -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

Injecting Cloud Native Thinking Into Java with Spring Boot

This is a two part episode on Spring Boot and Spring Cloud. In the first part, Josh Long and I talk about the Spring Initializr and Spring Boot. We discuss the idea of doing process-based design (a key part of cloud native application development) in Java and how Initializr and Boot help with that. Also, we discuss how Boot can help with more governance and controls, while at the same time giving developers more autonomy and speed. Also, we talk a bit about China.

Show Notes

Direct download: PivotalConversations012.mp3
Category:Pivotal Conversations -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

All about Diego and Lattice

Summary

What is Lattice, and how does it fit into Cloud Foundry? Andrew and I discuss just that in this episode, as well as the last video game we remember playing before, you know, we got busy. As you can tell, Lattice gets kids and dogs really, really excited and we think you’ll start yelling about it too after listening.

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Notes and Links

Direct download: PivotalConversations011.mp3
Category:Pivotal Conversations -- posted at: 12:00am PDT

When The Process Is As Important As The Product - Leading The Change To Smaller Batches

Once IT has decided to change to a new way, how do you manage that change and keep up the energy? We discuss a recent experience Casey West (@caseywest), newly of Pivotal, had in transforming to a small batch mentality and some of the challenged - and rewards! - his team faced.

Visit http://pivotal.io/podcasts for show notes and other episodes.

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Feedback: podcast@pivotal.io

Direct download: PivotalConversations010.mp3
Category:Pivotal Conversations -- posted at: 9:06am PDT

Surfing the Agility Frontier - Continuous Delivery and Pivotal Cloud Foundry

What’s Pivotal Cloud Foundry have to do with continuous delivery? Fresh off presenting at a recent Jenkins User Conference on that topic, I ask Karun Bakshi to go over his presentation. We discuss how Pivotal Cloud Foundry helps enable continuous delivery and also some of the “deleted scenes” from his talk.

 

Visit http://pivotal.io/podcasts for show notes and other episodes.

 

Subscribe to the feed:http://blog.pivotal.io/feed?channel=pivotal-conversations

 

Feedback: podcast@pivotal.io

Direct download: PivotalConversations009.mp3
Category:Pivotal Conversations -- posted at: 12:13pm PDT