Tanzu Talk

A collection of podcasts from VMware Tanzu, covering IT modernization and digital transformation from every angle. We cover the week’s news, talk with guests, and have the occasional oddball thing. Topics range from engineers in the weeds of cloud, developers, to executives pushing change within their organizations.

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7 days ago

The three of us are back to discuss what a service mesh is and why it exists as a stand-alone thing. The result we come to is that you want this kind of network control and management as its own layer, not something that’s built into the stack.
Check out the video if you prefer that.
Come see us at:
VMware Explore EU, Nov, 2023.
SpringOne Tour Amsterdam, Oct 9th, 2023.
SpringOne Tour London, Oct 12th.
Gartner’s overview: Market Guide for Service Mesh.
GigaOm’s Service mesh radar.

Tuesday Aug 15, 2023

What does a car manufacture need to do to speed up their software delivery cycle? Manufacturing is often finely tuned following lean and other principles, but the software development and delivery process, oddly, is not. In this episode, we talk about he last five years of software transformation at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR).
We discuss the type of software JLR creates for itself, the need to change to transform (driven by quality and speed of delivery), putting CI/CD in place, challenges to change management (mostly about people), and the mismatch between finance and software.
Check out Mike in LinkedIn.
Also, you can watch the video of this episode here, if you like that kind of thing.

Friday Aug 04, 2023

Coté talks with Bryan Ross about fitting Kubernetes (and it's use) into the business strategy.
Check out Bryan's YouTube channel for more Bryan.

Friday Jul 28, 2023

"75% of IT and business executives say that their companies’ ability to compete is directly related to their ability to release quality software quickly" reads a recent Forrester Consulting report. If that’s the case, why are so many developer in large organizations have a bad developer experience? Paul Kelly wrote up the case for good DevEx and what it looks like for developers on the VMware Tanzu blog recently. In this episode, Cora and Coté talk with him about the blog. Paul also wrote two books on Visual COBOL so, naturally, we open up by talking about COBOL. Why did we ever need more?
You can watch the original, streamed video if you like that kind of thing.
A Developer Perspective on Developer Experience, the blog in question.
Paul on CI/CD.
More article from Paul.
Paul’s books: Visual COBOL: A Developer's Guide to Modern COBOL and Visual COBOL: New Application Modernization Tools for the Java Developer.
Paul in LinkedIn.

Friday Jul 21, 2023

In this episode, Coté talks with Corey Dinkens about Tanzu Mission Control. The most recent version can now run on-premises, meaning those who can't run it as a public SaaS now can run Tanzu Mission Control where ever they like, on or off the Internet. We also discuss Tanzu Mission Control in general and some other new features.
Learn more about Tanzu Mission Control:
- More about the new release here.- Corey's quick demo of Tanzu Mission Control.- More about all of Tanzu Mission Control here.

Friday Jul 14, 2023

So you've built an app platform. And those pesky developers aren’t showing up to use. Or, worse, they grumble about it! Did you remember to tell anyone about it, to convince them to use it? You know: marketing! Also, they'll need to know how to use it. And you know what that means! Documentation. 
In this episode, Coté and Ben talk about the basics platform marketing: brand, principles, advocacy, internal conferences, and more. They also discuss the role of Backstage in making platforms better, as well as everyday developer life.
You can also watch the video of this episode, if you prefer that kind of thing.
Be sure to check out VMware’s platforms:
For the Kubernetes fans out there: Tanzu Application Platform.
And for the PaaS fans: The Tanzu Application Service (based on Cloud Foundry).

Friday Jun 30, 2023

This week, Ben and Ed try to help Coté understand what the changes in RHEL open source development mean. We don't figure it out completely, but get close enough. Also, Ed tells us what Crossplane is. Finally, we briefly discuss two new reports from Gartner and Forrester that seek to define the cloud native application stack.

Cloud Foundry Day 2023

Friday Jun 23, 2023

Friday Jun 23, 2023

Right after Cloud Foundry Day 2023, Nick and Coté do a quick re-cap of the day. Taking place in Germany, there were many people from the German community, and elsewhere of course. Nick goes over his little talk which focused on Cloud Foundry usage and metrics. His recent post on The New Stack includes a lot of the same content. Keep an eye on the Cloud Foundry YouTube channel for recordings of all the talks, including Nick’s and Coté’s.

Tuesday Jun 13, 2023

Cloud Foundry is one of the most mature, most proven platform as a service stacks. And it's open source! Ahead of CF Day on June 21st, 2023 (in person and live), Coté catches up with Ram Iyengar, Chief Evangelist at Cloud Foundry Foundation. They discuss Cloud Foundry's integrations with Kubernetes and related projects, organizations that use and contribute to Cloud Foundry, how Cloud Foundry fits into platform engineering think (and doesn't), the Cloud Foundry Foundation, and how Ram ended up being a developer advocate.
Cloud Foundry Day is on June 21st, 2023 in Heidelberg, Germany. It's in person and online, so you can attend whether you're in person, or cozy at home. It's free to attend online.
Register for Cloud Foundry Day here.
Cloud Foundry.
Ram in Twitter.
Ram in LinkedIn.
Also, check out VMware's Cloud Foundry distro, the Tanzu Application Service (formally Pivotal Cloud Foundry).

Wednesday Jun 07, 2023

In this episode, Cora and Coté talk with Abby Bangser about the platform maturity model draft that the platform working group at the CNCF has been working on. While the draft is a work in progress, the model the team is developed is extremely useful for thinking about how you build and run your platform team. Check out the interview, and if you’re interested in more, take a look at the draft paper. If you’re really full of beans, you can also contribute.
You can also watch the video of this episode if you prefer.
As Abby mentioned, you can find her by searching for Abby Bangser in most social and web places. She’s @a_bangser in Twitter, @abangser.bsky.social in Bluesky, @abangser in Mastodon, and, of course, in LinkedIn.


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