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The Cloudcast #234 - 2015 WrapUp + 2016 Predictions
Published December 31, 2015
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    Aaron and Brian do their annual 2015 WrapUp show. They look at the most interesting shows, trends and topics from 2015, as well as making predictions for 2016.

    Show Notes:
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    • Topic 1 - Is Public Cloud making any money?
    • Topic 2 - Is Open Source Software making any money
    • Topic 3 - Everything is becoming an integrated solution.
    • Topic 4 - Bi-Modal vs. Tri-Modal IT
    • Topic 5 - The continued rise of SaaS applications (and who manages them)
    • Topic 6 - The continued rise of non-vendor companies recruiting developers
    Show Stats and Interesting Facts 

    • 60 Shows
 
    • Official Podcast at Cloud Foundry Summit, MesosCon, LinuxCon, DockerCon, VelocityConf, OSCON
 
    • Went over $5B in VC + M&A Funding for Guests
 


    Most Popular Show(s) of 2015:

    • Eps.200 (Future of Connected Cloud; Christian Reilly) 
 
    • Eps.199 (Docker Security; Diogo & Nathan) 
    • Eps.208 (DevOps; Nathan Harvey)
 


    Aaron’s 2015 Predictions - From 2014 show 

    • Container ecosystem is beginning to mature
 
    • Docker needs to go through Trough of Disillusionment
 
    • Skill Sets Changing - Blogging will become a lost art
 
    • GitHub or “GetOut” - people need to learn GitHub - see 30 Days of Commitmas (GitHub learning)
 
    • Existence of Bi-Modal IT - There is no migration path between the two.
 
    • “Infrastructure as a Code” replaces “Software-Defined” terminology
 Infrastructure jobs will become the operations portion of DevOps (automate everything)
 


    Brian’s 2015 Predictions - From 2014 show

    • Containers, Containers, Containers - competition for Docker in containers (VMware, CoreOS, etc.)? Moved from Containers to Systems.

    • Containers/Docker were mentioned everywhere (AWS, Tutum, Microsoft, DigitalOcean)
 
    • VMware pushes that “containers need VMs”
 
    • AWS is finally starting to understand the Enterprise; bundling/integrating services
 
    • Nobody values Cloud Management software
 
    • How do the VCs justify all this investment in companies that drive open-source projects?
 
    • What happens to all the SaaS tools platforms on AWS, can they survive economically?
 


    Our Grades on Various Topics/Companies/Themes

    • OpenStack
 
    • AWS
 
    • Azure
 
    • Google
 
    • Cisco
 
    • Other Public Clouds
 
    • Private Cloud or Hybrid Cloud
 
    • VMware
 
    • Docker
 
    • Cloud Foundry
 
    • Open Source centric companies (CoreOS, Hashicorp, Mesosphere)
  
    • Cluster-Management and Schedulers (Kubernetes, Mesos, Swarm)
 
    • SaaS Applications
 


    Brian’s 2016 Prediction Notes:

    • We’ll continue to see big bets (legacy vendors) and big failures 
    • Very curious to watch the open-source VMware-replacements (Hashicorp, CoreOS, Docker, etc.) monetize their business
 
    • We’ll begin to hear about some IoT success stories
 


    Aaron’s 2016 Prediction Notes: 
    Industry Predictions:


    • Docker Trough of Disillusionment will happen (push from last year) in favor of Open Standards
 
    • We will consolidate down to a handful of large hardware and software vendors in one (Oracle, Cisco, Dell) and pr
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