This is, sadly, the final episode of the Datanauts podcast. Chris Wahl and I had an extraordinary adventure busting IT silos, comparing notes, lobbing things over the wall at each other, and trying to sort out what the new IT stack looks like. Why? We’ll get there. Read on.
But There Was So Much More To Talk About!
For all of us in IT, the changes over the last five years have complicated our lives and introduced us to new tradeoffs.
- Automation abstracts away important details while speeding configuration.
- Orchestration enables application elasticity, but only if the app has been architected to function that way.
- Cloud postulates that you don’t need infrastructure design anymore, but very public outages, along with common sense, have busted the #noops myth.
In other words, we’re still figuring it out. All of us. Engineers. Architects. Developers. End users. Vendors. Open source groups. Standards bodies. Consortiums. Training companies. Resellers. The Datanauts mission isn’t really over, at least not in principle. Chris and I could keep podcasting indefinitely, having great conversations with people from all over the industry. There is much silo busting yet to be done.
Reality’s Cold, Fishy Slap To The Face
Reality sometimes gets in the way of what we’d like to do, though. That reality has, in the best possible way, intruded on Chris’ world. He’s got new opportunities both personal and professional that make it impossible for him to keep going as the Datanauts co-host.
And so, that’s it. We’re aiming our infrastructure rocket into the IT universe and heading “out there.” That-a-way. Chris explains more in the recording for those who want the details.
Filling The Void In Your Heart
Over the years, many of you told us that Datanauts was a favorite. And now, we’re taking that favorite away from you. Perhaps you’re angry…or weeping uncontrollably. Maybe you just threatened a pet. A coworker cubicles away might have felt your stress ball land on their head as you hurled it over the top.
Don’t be like that. Sure, Datanauts is leaving a void in your heart, but we hope to fill that void with the Day Two Cloud podcast. Author and PluralSight course creator Ned Bellavance has been running this show on the Packet Pushers network since the start of 2019, and I have now joined him as co-host.
Day Two Cloud will be a weekly podcast starting in November 2019, and we’re covering cloud operations of all kinds. Private. Hybrid. Multi. And of course, public. IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, serverless. Automation. Orchestration. Security. Conversations with vendors, engineers, and industry friends–all with a healthy dose of humor and cynicism.
We won’t be taking the catalog of Datanauts shows away. The archive of published shows will remain available here. And of course, Chris is still a social human you can interact with! If you want to keep up with Chris, you can follow him on Twitter or check out his blog at Wahl Network.
Our deepest thanks to all of you that subscribed and listened. Datanauts was one of the most downloaded channels on the Packet Pushers podcast network. We’ll miss it as much as you will.