Take a Network Break! Guest Brad Casemore, Director of Data Center Networking at IDC, joins us to talk about the latest IT news.
We start with the car hacking stunt that demonstrated a research duo’s ability to remotely disable a Jeep’s transmission–while the car was driving on a highway. Was it attention-getting? Absolutely. Was it a smart thing to do? Not so much. Also, we’re all doomed.
We delve into the launch of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a Google-driven open source project to further the development of container orchestration, with Kubernetes as the proposed project seed.
We analyze the latest Cisco news (its selling its set-top box division and rolling out a new ASIC) and check the box on Chuck Robbins’ penultimate blog before he takes the reins as CEO.
Venture capital went bananas in the second quarter, and we read the tea leaves of VMware’s most recent financial results. Last but not least, we check in on a Chrome project around the Physical Web, which lets mobile devices interact with physical objects. Links to all the stories we discussed are below.
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Did The Car Hacking Stunt Take Needless Risks?
Going Too Far to Prove a Point – TaoSecurity
Hackers are not entitled to jeopardize the lives of innocent people in order to make a point. They can prove their discoveries without putting others, who have not consented to be guinea pigs, at risk.”
Cloud Native Computing Foundation Launches
The initial focus of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation will be integrating the orchestration layer of the container ecosystem. Kubernetes has been offered as a seed technology, and will be harmonized with the broader Mesos ecosystem and the Mesosphere DCOS.
During the formative days, the founding members will also assemble a set of candidate projects that are well aligned with the mission, and establish a plan to integrate and harmonize. Joyent, CoreOS, IBM, VMWare, Cisco, Weaveworks and others have all offered up relevant technology and we look forward to working closely as a group to bring the disparate projects together cleanly.”
What’s behind Linux’s new Cloud Native Computing Foundation? – Network World
Cisco Sells Set-Top Box Biz for $600 Million
Cisco quits set-top box market, sells business to Technicolor – Network World
Cisco’s Latest ASIC
Chuck Robbins Turns The Page At Cisco
Preparing for Cisco’s Next Chapter – Cisco blog
We have an incredible foundation to build upon, and we will combine the best of today with new innovation and investments to build the best future for Cisco, our partners and our customers. Given how quickly we and our markets are moving, I am committed to sharing openly and transparently what I am seeing and where we are going. As I officially assume the CEO role on Monday, I’ll share more detail on why I’m more confident than ever in our future. We are going to lead the market and it is going to be a fantastic ride.”
Venture Funding: OMG
The amount of money VCs are raising right now is insane – The Next Web
Global venture capital database CB Insights has released its quarterly report on venture funding for the second quarter of 2015, and it’s staggering — more than $32 billion was raised worldwide in the quarter alone, across 1,819 deals. That pushed the dealflow in the year so far to $60 billion — nearly three-quarters of 2014’s $80 billion year.”
The Web Gets Physical
Exploring the Physical Web with Chrome for iOS – Chromium blog
It’s easy to make your content discoverable via the Physical Web using Eddystone, an open Bluetooth Low Energy beacon format announced last week. Eddystone supports multiple frame types for different use cases. The Physical Web displays content that is broadcasted using Eddystone-URL, the beacon frame type designed to convey compressed URLs. You can add your content to the Physical Web by simply configuring a beacon that supports Eddystone-URL to transmit your URL of choice.
When users who have enabled the Physical Web open the Today view, the Chrome widget scans for broadcasted URLs and displays these results, using estimated proximity of the beacons to rank the content. You can learn more about the types of user experiences that the Physical Web enables by visiting our cookbook and joining the open source community on GitHub.”