Tanzu Talk

All things IT modernization and digital transformation, from the VMware Tanzu community.

About the show

A collection of podcasts from VMware Tanzu, covering IT modernization and digital transformation from every angle. Michael Coté and Rita Manachi host the eponymous Tanzu Talk. Danielle Burrow and Derrick Harris host Cloud & Culture. Guests range from engineers in the weeds of cloud native technology to customer executives pushing change within their organizations. Listen and learn!


  • The Best of Cloud & Culture

    October 5th, 2021  |  42 mins 10 secs
    modernization, tanzu labs, technology

    Highlights from each Cloud & Culture episode so far, on topics ranging from build startup products to scaling Kubernetes in large companies.

  • Kubernetes: When You Need It and How to Scale It (from Sept. 14, 2020)

    September 15th, 2021  |  36 mins 37 secs
  • Reinventing Finance with Customer Experience, with Henri van den Bulk

    August 17th, 2021  |  40 mins 42 secs

    Among other things, the banking world is looking for new revenue and ways to retain customers. Focusing on customer experience is one way to get there. Shifting to a product-centric way of thinking results in dreaming up new types of “features” and even products to offer existing customers and help retain them - maybe even garnering new customers above the humming churn rate. In this episode, Coté talks with Henri van den Bulk about these drivers and some examples of that product-centric thinking in action.

  • Modernizing Retail Apps: Deceptively Complex and Incredibly Valuable

    July 21st, 2021  |  46 mins 9 secs
    business, digital transformation, enterprise it, technology

    Experts from VMware Tanzu Labs

  • Find Customer Friction, with Bernard Golden and Jesse Bean

    July 19th, 2021  |  34 mins 41 secs

    Coté is joined by Bernard Golden and Jesse Bean to talk about how companies they’re talking with are thinking through and approaching digital transformation and modernizing their software strategy.

  • Opening up healthcare with FHIR & other healthcare innovations

    July 12th, 2021  |  24 mins 11 secs

    Right now there’s no end of possibilities for technology-driven innovation in healthcare. Coté and JT Perry discussed this state in part one of the conversation, and it part two they go over examples of those innovations. First, they discuss what FHIR (in the US) is and how it creates new opportunities for better patient care. Also, discussed: the software development tool-chain for more innovation in healthcare, at-home devices to reduce hospital stays, and API implementation and management.

  • Now is the time for innovation in healthcare, with JT Perry

    July 5th, 2021  |  22 mins 51 secs

    The US healthcare industry will likely see a lot of changes in the next five years - there's already a lot going on with mergers and new services forced by the pandemic. In this episode, fresh from working in the healthcare industry, JT Perry talks with Coté about all that horizon 2 and 3 stuff. The recent introduction of APIs and data interoperability is one of the more interesting topics. This is part one - in part two, we'll discuss the tools and practices companies can use to be part of this innovation.

  • Mainframes, Microservices, and Money: Modernizing Apps in Financial Services

    June 28th, 2021  |  38 mins 49 secs
    digital transformation, enterprise it, software development, swift, vmware tanzu labs

    How and why financial services firms are modernizing their applications and building new ones. And, yes, that mainframe can stick around.

  • Moving from project to product at Yapı Kredi Bank, with Taylan Güney

    June 28th, 2021  |  31 mins 33 secs

    We discuss how Yapı Kredi Bank has been moving their approach to software from a project mindset to a product mindset. Part of this re-organizing around product lines. To do this, the team analyzed their portfolio of 300+ apps and to define the products. As IT has been evolving, they're now working on transforming their relationship with the business side as well. We also discuss building up bi-directional trust between management and staff, banking security and regulations, and so much more. Enjoy!

  • Secure Supply Chain, with Henri van den Bulk

    June 24th, 2021  |  32 mins 28 secs

    Coté talks with Henri van den Bulk about the ideas of a “secure software supply chain.” When you’re building, running, and managing your own software, how you secure your software goes all the way back to development - it shifts left! Henri goes what it means do security governance needed in the development phase through deploying to production. We also discuss thinking about “risk management” in security, a sort of obtuse topic for those of us who aren’t security-heads.

  • App Modernization 101: Intro to the Swift Method

    June 10th, 2021  |  40 mins 20 secs
    microservices, software development, swift

    Shaun Anderson explains the Swift method for modernizing applications, which helps organizations determine what they really want to accomplish and the optimal approach for doing it.

  • Find Customer Friction, with Bernard Golden and Jesse Bean

    June 9th, 2021  |  34 mins 41 secs

    Coté is joined by Bernard Golden and Jesse Bean to talk about how companies they’re talking with are thinking through and approaching digital transformation and modernizing their software strategy.

  • Spring Cloud Gateway, Services Mesh uses with Chris Sterling

    May 31st, 2021  |  32 mins 25 secs

    What’s the difference between an API Gateway and a Service Mesh? How do they work together? Why would you use either? Christ Sterling joins Rita and Coté to discuss all that.

  • Shopify VP on Innovation, Culture, and Remote Work

    May 26th, 2021  |  42 mins 13 secs
    cloud computing, cloud native, enterprise it, programming, remote work, software development, vmware tanzu

    Shopify VP of Engineering Farhan Thawar shares his thoughts on a variety of topics related to managing software teams. He's joined by guest hosts Saad Ahmed and Joe Moore of VMware Tanzu Labs, who also offer their perspectives on what they're seeing in the field.

  • It’s always been about developer productivity, SOA to DevSecOps, with Ajay Patel

    May 18th, 2021  |  29 mins 38 secs

    VMware Tanzu’s Ajay Patel talks with Rita and Coté about the history of app servers, SOA, and how we got there to our current cloud native stacks. And, Ajay also lays out the what enterprises are asking for in their app and kubernetes stack and the product strategy Tanzu is putting in place to solve those problems. Plus, we walk down BPE Lane.

  • How State Farm Teaches Developers New Tricks

    April 20th, 2021  |  32 mins 41 secs

    State Farm's Jeff Anderson discusses how he's helping the insurance leader's developers get up to speed on cloud, Kubernetes, PaaS, and other new development environments. He also shares his story of helping modernize State Farm's web platforms, and insights into how the company decides which apps to run where.