After discussing a new podcasting network based on annoying listeners as much as possible (one word: walnuts), we discuss the latest in OSS FUD, what Atlassian’s IPO will mean for related tech companies, and Chef’s product portfolio expansion into two new areas.
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- If you like video, see this episodes’ video recording.
- New podcast network, in our minds
- Using wiki for corporate pages
- Atlassian’s fixin to IPO – “average customer generates revenue of $5594 per year”; “grown their customer base from 11,000 customers in 2010 to more than 48,000 today”; “While the median SaaS company spends between 50-100% of their annual revenue of sales and marketing, Atlassian has spent between 12 and 21% of their revenue on customer acquisition in the last three years.”; “Atlassian’s net income as a percentage of revenue has been positive the last three years: 7.2%, 8.8% and 2.1%.”
- “Time to Harden the SDLC” which leads to “10 reasons why OSS is bad for you”
- Chef added 2 new products, Compliance and Delivery – we detail them.
- DockerCon EU – haven’t caught up, will have to check it next week? Here’s the panel Coté was on at last year’s DockerCon EU – it was fun! And, if you want a real deep cut, our episode covering last year’s DockerCon.
- Yelp’s PaaSTA – slowly, “PaaS” is becoming a non-bad word.
- DevOpsDays Detroit. That Matt Stratton guy is a class act. Also, check out the Cloud Anti-patterns talk from Malika, @cloudfoundryart – you can see if this week at DevOpsDays Ohio as well.
BONUS LINKS! Not covered in episode
- New bare metal provisioning project from EMC – Looks good from the outside, I’ll beat the phrase “undifferentiated heavy lifting” into the ground.
- Techpocalypse is coming. Two questions remain: When and who? – More money is going into startups than is coming out
- Brandon: The Song Machine
- Matt: Europa Report, Later That Same Life
- Coté: rare prime rib at Roast in Detroit. I was defeated by this steak. It was cold inside. Respect. (They cook it on charcoal, like they’re Charlie Dickinsin’ it up in the frozen north.)