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  • Thoughts post Google Cloud Next ’20: OnAir
    It’s 2020 and I am still kind of stunned that Google Cloud ran a 9 week tech event – that’s a lot of real estate, especially considering the European-specific content appended to the event added another 5 weeks. So 14 week tech events – is that future? Maybe not. ... read more
    Source: jgovernorPublished on 2020-11-13
  • New client profile: Macrometa
    About Macrometa was founded in 2017 by CEO Chetan Venkatesh and chief architect Durga Gokina. It’s a globally distributed high performance data infrastructure and edge compute service with ambitious plans to support a wide range of data models and modern event-driven programming. Macrometa will compete head on with hyperscale ... read more
    Source: jgovernorPublished on 2020-10-23
  • AWS Levels Up in Open Source Observability: Some thoughts on hiring JBD
    So many talented distributed systems engineers have joined Apple recently, that when I heard Jaana B Dogan was leaving Google Cloud I immediately and incorrectly assumed she was heading to Cupertino. But then in a tweet she revealed her new employer will in fact be AWS. Soon, I’m ... read more
    Source: jgovernorPublished on 2020-10-13
  • Google Cloud’s expanding enterprise footprint and the rise of the 10 year deal
    Land and expand is the classic enterprise sales strategy. While normally used to describe the process of winning a customer and then expanding the scope of engagement over time, it can just as well be used to discuss sectoral wins. In light of that Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has ... read more
    Source: jgovernorPublished on 2020-07-31
  • Reducing Technical Debt with Product and Service Ownership – a movement
    I recently came across this great post – Unlocking Data with Durable Teams – by Anna Shipman, Technical Director for Customer Products at the Financial Times, about moving from a project or initiative focus to one based on product or service ownership. High performing digital teams are increasingly organised ... read more
    Source: jgovernorPublished on 2020-07-15
  • The coming SMOKEstack: rethinking and retooling “Multi-cloud”
    Over the past 10 years or so as AWS has continued to grow and dominate new markets we’ve seen a couple of key narratives emerge that might be seen as either realism, or perhaps just an attempt to slow Amazon down. One is hybrid-cloud, and the other is multi-cloud. ... read more
    Source: jgovernorPublished on 2020-06-26
  • New Client Profile: HiveMQ
    About HiveMQ Founded in 2013 in Landshut, Germany, by Christian Goetz and Dominik Obermaier. HiveMQ set out to make it easier to build secure messaging-based machine to machine applications using the MQTT lightweight messaging protocol, which IBM had open sourced that same year. Designed by IBM Master Inventor Andy ... read more
    Source: jgovernorPublished on 2020-05-07
  • Fly Less, Write More: the future of Developer Relations, and maybe, well, everything else
    I have been self isolating since early March. For the first week and a half the kids were still at school, which was actually more stressful than having them at home. But we’ve all been doing the Stay at Home thing for a few weeks now. What a great ... read more
    Source: jgovernorPublished on 2020-04-10
  • New Client Profile: HashiCorp
    About HashiCorp was founded by Mitchell Hashimoto and Armon Dadgar in 2012, to create tools for modern data center automation. HashiCorp built on the momentum of Vagrant, an open source tool written by Hashimoto, for automating the management of virtual machines images. Vagrant had quickly established itself as the ... read more
    Source: jgovernorPublished on 2020-02-21
  • New Client Profile: Neptune Software
    About Neptune Software AS was founded in 2011 by Andreas Grydeland Sulejewski, Njaal Stabell, and Ole-Andre Haugen in Oslo, Norway. The principals had all spent years consulting in the SAP ecosystem, before establishing a product company focused on helping customers extend and modernise their SAP systems with modern application ... read more
    Source: jgovernorPublished on 2020-02-21
  • Google Cloud goes low-code with AppSheet
    Google Cloud Platform kicked off 2020 with the acquisition of AppSheet, a low-code application development platform. Given Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian’s experience and history at Oracle it’s really no surprise Google is turning its attention to tools for building business applications. Different parts of the Google Cloud portfolio have ... read more
    Source: jgovernorPublished on 2020-02-07
  • Reframing and Retooling for Observability
    In 2020 Observability is making the transition from being a niche concern to becoming a new frontier for user experience, systems and service management in web companies and enterprises alike. Technology providers in the Application Performance Monitoring (APM), Log Management, and Distributed Tracing categories are all positioning themselves as ... read more
    Source: jgovernorPublished on 2020-02-05
  • K3s: Edge Kubernetes
    As an “edge” skeptic 2019 was an interesting year, which began to challenge my assumptions. It was notable for the emerging promise of architectures like Cloudflare Workers (serverless Javascript functions that run on Cloudflare’s globally distributed platform). WebAssembly SystemInterface (WASI) shows phenomenal promise – a binary format allowing developers ... read more
    Source: jgovernorPublished on 2020-01-31
  • Microsoft’s Big Climate Commitment: So Near and Yet So Far
    Last week Microsoft put down a significant climate industry marker in its announcement of a Commitment to Sustainability, including a commitment to be carbon-negative by 2030, and by 2050, to remove from the environment all of the carbon the firm has ever emitted, directly or by electrical consumption. Incredible, ... read more
    Source: jgovernorPublished on 2020-01-24
  • TriggerMesh: serverless integration meets message oriented middleware
    The last thing the market needs is another Knative company. The first rule of Knative is don’t talk about Knative. Do we need serverless infrastructures built on top of Kubernetes? Absolutely. But technologies like Knative should really be implementation details, not company plays. With those axioms in mind I ... read more
    Source: jgovernorPublished on 2020-01-24

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