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Cloud Native Apps Panel | VMworld 2015





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Published on Sep 2, 2015

01. Matt Stine, Pivotal, Visits #theCUBE!. (01:03)
02. Radesh Balakrishnan, Red Hat, Visits #theCUBE!. (01:52)
03. Keven Fishner, Hashicorp, Visits #theCUBE!. (02:33)
04. What Do The Modern Day Apps Look Like. (02:54)
05. What Does These New Applications Mean When Talking About Software Structure. (05:24)
06. Is It Taking Those New Business Model And Make It More Software Centric. (07:05)
07. How Are Users Feedback Helping Excelerate How You're Building Technology. (07:29)
08. How Do You Explain Your Platform To People. (09:37)
09. What Is A Core Customer For Hashicorp. (11:29)
10. Why Would A Customer Care About Opinionated Or Non Opinionated Platforms. (12:51)
11. How Do You Get Started Getting A Customer From A to B. (16:45)
12. What's The Best Way To Get That First Win With Cloud Native Application. (19:20)

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Companies find niche in the cloud-native app market | #VMworld
by Elizabeth Kays | Nov 17, 2015

A big topic at VMworld 2015 was the state of modern applications and how they are changing computing. Brian Gracely, cloud computing analyst at Wikibon and cohost of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, hosted a panel during VMworld 2015 about the wide variety of customers that are using the cloud and taking the next step in their infrastructure.

Creating cloud-native architecture

Matt Stine, senior product manager at Pivotal Software, Inc., works closely with customers on cloud-native architecture. He said his company focuses on helping customers differentiate from their competitors.

“I could spend my time stitching together and customizing and building a platform that I think is going to meet my needs, or I could just embrace a set of opinions that exist … and get back to the business of actually developing software,” Stine said.

Simply delivering the software isn’t a differentiator anymore.

“We’ve just doubled down on that idea that hey, we want you to focus on the thing that makes you different and that thing that’s actually going to help you win, and we’ll give you the tools you need to do that,” he said.

Emphasizing the workflows

Radhesh Balakrishnan, GM of OpenStack at Red Hat, Inc., said his company tries to provide a menu of options to appeal to a wider base of customers.

“We believe choice is a great thing,” he said. “There is a set of customers with inherent resources internally, within their firewall, that they can do the DIY approach, and some customers want more of an opinionated offering. So we try to address both spaces in the market.”

For Kevin Fishner, director of customer success at HashiCorp, it’s really not about a particular technology at all.

“We have only really emphasized the workflows,” he said. “I think with operations, we see a lot of technologies changing, and we might lose sight of the end goal a little bit. The end goal is to safely move an application from development to production. And the technologies within that workflow are prone to change, but the workflow itself is consistent.”

HashiCorp tends to work with customers who want to move through those workflows quickly in an automated way that reduces human error, covering yet another segment of the cloud-native app market.



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