2016/09/15: Real Cloud Summit 2016: Day 2

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2016/09/15: Real Cloud Summit 2016: Day 2

Up: Gabriel Chapman, Principal Architect, SolidFire Office of the CTO (@baconisking) (hi @josh_atwell :)

  • @RealGeneKim: #realcloud2016 @BaconIsKing some of the stunning stats on Pokemon Go https://t.co/LwwKCojLSY
  • @baconisking: "@SolidFire was acquired by NetApp for $870 million; we had 200+ people, but only 1 IT person, who provisioned laptops"
  • @baconisking: quoting @adrianco: "The Netflix AWS bill has 700 million line items" (holy cow. how long does it take to print?)
  • @RealGeneKim: #realcloud2016 @BaconIsKing https://t.co/3kbNqIv0xg
  • @baconisking:
  • @RealGeneKim: #realcloud2016 @BaconIsKing Container download counts up 18,000% YOY. https://t.co/rxWm3Dr8sZ
  • @RealGeneKim: #realcloud2016 @BaconIsKing: https://t.co/nT9SIp0wiQ
  • @RealGeneKim: #realcloud2016 @BaconIsKing: Showing neat diagram of the services to render an Amazon product page https://t.co/PVH4y8skCH
  • @baconisking: recommending book "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos & the Age of Amazon" on their tech transformation; just bought it
  • Funny. @baconisking: "How many of you read The Joy of Menial Tasks. Yeah. That book doesn't exist."
  • @RealGeneKim: #realcloud2016 @BaconIsKing recommended podcasts and books https://t.co/dJJtjtrlqX

  • OH: on capacity planning: "models include charge back, show back, and 'shame back'" Ha!

Up: My Agile Journey: Darren Clark

  • career: EY, Sprit, idealab, Overture: "hey man, your gannt charts are lies, man..."
  • Clark: "believe it or not, the printed Yellow Pages business (YP) is a $1.5 billion business"
  • Clark: "At AT&T, the entire culture is all about CapEx: expensive cell towers, etc.; led to risk averse culture
  • Clark: "AT&T: 120K employees; $120 billion revenue; CapEx driven biz (expensive cell phone towers), used to spending months analyzing risks

- Clark describing working with private equity firms as part of the YP/AT&T spinoff; hilarious (but not actually hilarious)

Up: Aarom Sweemer, Director of Field Strategy, VMware Cloud Foundations (@asweemer)