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The Amazon EKS community has added support for Loft Labs’ open source project vcluster, which enables you to spin up lightweight, virtual Kubernetes clusters inside the namespaces of an underlying Kubernetes cluster. In this episode of Newsroom, Swapnil Bhartiya sits down with Lukas Gentele, Co-Founder and CEO of Loft Labs, to talk about how the id…
 
Summary: FlexiDAO provides software solutions and advisory to help companies achieve their net-zero goals by eliminating the carbon emissions from the electricity that they buy. The company helps organizations by monitoring and certifying the origin of their power, and its carbon emissions every hour of the day. The company uses blockchain technolo…
 
Summary: Ondat is a Kubernetes-native platform for running stateful applications, anywhere, at scale. The company recently announced Trousseau, an open source project for the encryption of resources and in particular, the encryption of Kubernetes Secret. We sat down with Nic Vermande, Principal Developer Advocate at Ondat to learn more about the pr…
 
Slim.AI, a company focused on building better containerized apps with less friction, has raised $31M Series A financing led by Insight Partners and StepStone Group with participation by boldstart Ventures, Decibel Partners, FXP, Knollwood and TechAviv Founder Partners. John Amaral, Co-Founder and CEO of Slim.AI, says, "I believe in two principles f…
 
Salt Labs was created in 2021 to help the industry with tackling the increase in API threats. The research division of Salt Security focuses on not only finding API vulnerabilities, but also increasing awareness about API security and offering solutions to help mitigate such risks.By TFiR Media LLC
 
I sat down with Philbert Shih, Managing Director at Structure Research, to explore the factors that help Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) & Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) select their cloud providers.Structure Research was founded 10 years ago in Toronto Canada as a research firm of analysts focused on the infrastructure services space. Thei…
 
FireHydrant is a purpose-built tool for reliability. With FireHydrant, businesses can better manage and learn from incidents, work with their legal and marketing teams, and all the way through customer service. This is a tool for the entire reliability lifecycle.By TFiR Media LLC
 
Guest: Cole PotrockyCompany: KintabaShow: Let's TalkCole Potrocky, CTO and co-founder of Kintaba, talks with Swapnil Bhartiya about incident management.Kintaba is dedicated to modern incident management, enabling companies to better respond to major incidents and outages. The company got into this space because they considered it a learning problem…
 
In this episode of Dirk & Swap: Conversations on Open Source, we talk about Open Core. What is it? How different is it from Open Source or Closed Source software? What are the pros and cons of Open Core? Is it better than proprietary software as at least something is open there? How to do Open Core in the right way (if there is one)... We tackle ma…
 
Cassandra Database reaches 4.0.Nearly six years on from the release of Apache Cassandra 3.0, the community behind the popular open-source distributed database has announced the release of v4.0 of Apache Cassandra. Patrick McFadin, VP of Developer Relations at DataStax, and Ben Bromhead, CTO of Instaclustr, are with Swapnil Bhartiya to talk about it…
 
How the Change to CentOS Affects the CommunityThis past year, Red Hat made some changes to how CentOS is developed and released. With CentOS's strong following, the change came as a big surprise to the community, the user base, and enterprise companies. To that, Rob Hirschfeld, CEO and Co-founder of RackN (https://tinyurl.com/458kbjpd), had this to…
 
Contributing to an open-source project isn't only about coding.Dirk Hohndel, VP and Chief Open Source officer at VMware, and Swapnil Bhartiya, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TFiR, discuss various ways in which people can contribute to open-source projects. Hohndel starts off with an idea that has been at play with the open-source community for year…
 
Observability is key to your cloud strategyAccording to anynines, observability is defined as The value for how well the internal state of a system can be derived from external sources. Although monitoring can warn you of failure, observability can help you discover why something failed.Patrick Hartz, Sales Engineer at anynines, starts off by remem…
 
"How Self Service is All About Empowering Developers"DigitalOcean is a cloud infrastructure provider which empowers developers with cloud services to help them deploy and scale their applications. Raman Sharma, VP of Product Marketing at DigitalOcean, talks about how their self-service model is all about optimizing the path of a developer. Sharma s…
 
As companies rush to embark on their cloud-native journey, it is becoming increasingly important to have visibility into their stack. In this interview, Richard Hartmann, Director of Community at Grafana Labs, talks about the importance of observability and why companies have it as a core requirement. In addition to understanding observability, we …
 
Automation is one of the driving forces behind digital transformation and cloud-native adoption. There are many flavors of automation and RPA or Robotic Process Automation is one of those flavors. Robocorp is a fast-growing start-up based out of Helsinki and San Francisco that’s building RPA solutions on top of open-source technologies to help RPA …
 
We all love to talk about our ‘multi-cloud’ stories and strategies, but the fact is most organizations go ‘multi-cloud’ by accident. Different teams within an organization pick their own cloud and they end up with ‘accidental’ multi-cloud, which leads to more complexities and problems. In this episode of Let’s Talk, Tim Wagner, CEO of Vendia, talks…
 
Learn more: https://www.leostream.com In this episode of Let’s Talk, we sat down with Karen Gondoly, CEO at Leostream, a company that leverages open-source technologies to offer vendor-neutral VDI solutions to organizations of all sizes. The pandemic has created a massive demand for remote access to application environments so users can continue to…
 
In this episode of TFiR Let’s Talk (which was recorded a while back), Sylvia Hooks, Vice President (Portfolio Marketing & Enablement) - Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, talks about one of the recent surveys by Aruba to better understand how IT leaders recognize that the ability of organizations to realize business value from data increa…
 
In this episode of TFiR Let’s Talk, we invited Navya Dwarakanath, Solutions Engineer at Catchpoint, to talk about the importance of observability and SLOs as more and more companies are rushing towards digital transformation and embracing cloud-native technologies. We started off our discussion with learning a bit more about Catchpoint, a digital e…
 
Register now: https://bit.ly/3z56C65Cloud Foundry Foundation will be hosting the next Cloud Foundry Summit Virtual in July this year. We sat down with Chip Childers, Executive Director of the Foundation, to talk about the format of the event and what are some themes and topics we should be looking forward to. Essentially, there will be three tracks…
 
Learn more about VMware Tanzu: https://bit.ly/3zdsKLuIn 2020, we saw an uptake in the adoption of digital transformation and cloud-native technologies. Fast forward to 2021: As these adoptions are maturing, there has been a shift of focus towards Day 2 challenges and, more importantly, security. Security, as we all know, is no longer an afterthough…
 
Upbound, the creator of open source Crossplane — the modern, cloud-native alternative to Infrastructure as Code (IaC), has announced an enterprise-grade distribution of Crossplane called Upbound Universal Crossplane (UXP). The company also took two core products - Upbound Cloud and Upbound Registry - out of beta and announced their general availabi…
 
Replicated is the modern way to ship on-prem software. Replicated gives software vendors a container-based platform for easily deploying cloud-native applications inside customers' environments to provide greater security and control. We invited Replicated CEO and Co-Founder Grant Miller to talk about the state of software delivery in the Kubernete…
 
Learn more: https://fauna.com/featuresFauna is the creator of FaunaDB — a disruptive, global serverless database that makes modern applications possible with rich clients and serverless backends. The founders of the company come from global tech giants like Twitter. In this episode of Let’s Talk, I sat down with Evan Weaver, Co-Founder and CTO of F…
 
RackN has announced the release of RackN Digital Rebar v4.6, which introduces a load of new features including continuous provisioning automation with self-contained high availability and multi-platform universal workflow. In this episode of Let’s Talk, RackN CEO and Co-Founder Rob Hirschfeld joined us to tell us more about what’s new in v4.6 and a…
 
Learn more about Puppet Relay: https://puppet.com/products/relay/Puppet announced the general availability of Relay recently. We hosted Deepak Giridharagopal, CTO of Puppet to learn more about the project. He said that Relay is based on a couple of core hypotheses. If you are an ops type of person, you would find that automation in this kind of mod…
 
“SIOS provides clustering software that offers high availability for mission-critical applications, particularly when they're in the cloud. We protect them both on-premises in the cloud and in hybrid environments,” - Margaret Hoagland.Hoagland was recently promoted as the Vice President of Global Marketing at SIOS Technologies. We invited her to ou…
 
“Open Policy Agent or OPA was designed to be a policy engine that enables users to have a unified solution to authorization and policies that are across that Cloud Native stack. That’s super important because when you start thinking about putting policies in place for different applications running in different clouds, or different platforms using …
 
Lens is celebrating its first birthday this month. As companies accelerated their digital transformation and cloud-native journeys, Lens became an integral part of Kubernetes experience. Lens enjoyed wide-spread adoption within the Kubernetes ecosystem.In this episode of TFiR INSIGHTS, Miska Kaipiainen, Senior Director Of Engineering at Mirantis, j…
 
Scarf helps open-source developers distribute their software more effectively and with better observability. They believe that the open-source community as a whole should not only be sharing source code, but also data about that source code and how it is used. Scarf is creating a world where open-source maintainers can proactively make data-informe…
 
Lin Sun recently joined Solo.io from IBM, where she focussed on Istio. When asked what attracted her towards Solo.io, a fairly new startup, Sun said, “I’m always impressed with Solo.io as a company as how fast they innovate. And they build those interesting solutions. On top of open source projects like Istio and Envoy, I would say Solo.io is reall…
 
Register for PrestoCon Day: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/prestocon/In this special episode of TFiR Insights for PrestoCon Day 2021, we talked to Vinoth Chandar, Creator of Apache Hudi. Apache Hudi came into existence when Chandar was working at Uber, designing its overall data architecture. His team ran into a lot of foundational gaps with th…
 
Inspired by the success of PrestoCon 2020, the Linux Foundation is hosting a special half-day event for the PrestoDB community called PrestoCon Day on March 24.We are covering the event remotely and hosting a series of interviews and panel discussions for the event in which we will talk to some of the core members of the PrestoDB community. In this…
 
Recommendation engines are quite popular in the consumer space, but they are even more effective and essential in the enterprise space. Robin Purohit, Co-founder and CEO of Peritus.ai (https://peritus.ai/) compares them with Grammarly that we all use in our work life to help write better, Peritus.ai recommendation engine does the same for DevOps en…
 
Further democratizing Apache Cassandra, DataStax (https://www.datastax.com) has announced a serverless option for Cassandra via DataStax Astra, its Cassandra-as-a-Service offering. “You can now deploy Cassandra without having to think about capacity,” said Patrick McFadin, VP, Developer Relations at DataStax. “It’s a huge shift for Cassandra as dev…
 
Codefresh (https://codefresh.io/) recently appointed Dan Garfield as Chief Open Source Officer. Garfield is a regular guest on TFiR Insights so we hosted him again to learn more about this new role and what it means to Codefresh and open source projects that the company is involved with. It does further prove the commitment the company has towards …
 
Learn more about Polyverse: https://polyverse.com/In this episode of TFiR Secure IT, we discussed three major cybersecurity stories — Windows Exchange hack, Senate’s hearing on SolarWinds hack and NSA’s recommendations on zero trust. We were joined by Ron Nixon, Vice President at Polyverse, to deep dive into these stories and also discuss how Polyv…
 
Airbyte (https://airbyte.io/) is a promising, cloud based open-source data integration alternative to sync data from any applications, APIs, and databases to data warehouses, data lakes, and other destinations. Airbyte was co-founded by Michel Tricot (former director of engineering and head of integrations at Liveramp and RideOS) and John Lafleur (…
 
As much as we want to think that companies are prioritizing security in the cloud-native world, that is not the case. According to Karsten Samaschke, CEO of Cloudical, “Companies plan for security when pretty much everything is deployed, but that’s too late in the cloud and cloud-native environments.”Misconfigurations and bugs are primary causes of…
 
“Security is one of those things where it's like a chain, if you have one weak link, it doesn't matter how strong the other links are, the chain as a whole is weak,” said William Morgan, CEO of Buoyant. Morgan believes that security has to be in place for every aspect of a business to be successful. It’s like an airbag in a car, or a parachute in a…
 
Linode is doing extensive work on improving the cloud experience for its users by improving the network. It's all open-source, software-defined network replacing proprietary black boxes with commodity hardware and open-source software. Linode has created its own Linux-based operating system called LNOS (Linode Network Operating System) which runs L…
 
Duena Blomstrom is Co-Founder and CEO of PeopleNotTech, a company that brings back focus on people from tech. Psychological health and safety is a key indicator of high performing organizations. Especially in the age of the hybrid workforce, companies need to pay attention to the psychological aspects of their employees. Blomstrom will be deliverin…
 
This is a conversation with Archis Gore, CTO of Polyverse. Polyverse recently joined the newly announced Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF), a Linux Foundation project.Gore argues that Open Source software is built collaboratively. It doesn’t have a single ‘owner’ or a vendor. The community as a whole is the owner. What it means is that when…
 
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