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DevOps Cafe Episode 52 - Matt Ho with Alex Honor

From "just get it done" to "getting it done".

Matt Ho (Loyal3) and Alex Honor (DTO Solutions and SimplifyOps) joins John and Damon to chat about how financial services startup Loyal3 got through the early growing pains and transformed into a nimble and scalable organization... all in the face of tight regulatory and compliance concerns. Lots of Lean thinking and smart use of off-the-shelf tooling. A valuable story for startups and enterprises alike. 

Featured Guest: Matt Ho

With Special Guest: Alex Honor



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Hey team,

Love the podcast, keep up the great work! If it's not too much trouble, I'd really appreciate a mention of DevOps Days Toronto coming up on Sept 12/13th. It's our first, but we've got a killer program and we really want to knock it out of the park - the more listeners we can get to join, the better.

August 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Pereira

Great podcast guys. Keep up the great work.

During this episode, Matt was talking about how they went from creating developer environments using Vagrant (and VMs?) to developer environments made up of Containers. (This discussion was around 18:10). Our team develops real time signal processing software using C++. I'm currently trying to develop workflows, tools, and environments to allow the team to automate setting up developer environments (ala Vagrant) and make them configuration manged to allow them to test the software build and use tests against a new linux kernel, drivers, compiler, libraries, etc. The ability to do this would be great to help us move with confidence to the next OS or compiler without getting stuck on one that's 10 years old because everyone is too scared to touch anything.

At around 18:10 in the recording, Matt talked about how they were first using Vagrant and AWS and then went to containers to allow them to have an On Premesis environment that was essentially the same as the AWS environment. I'm trying to understand his comments and how this might apply to us. (Since I don't know Matt's product, it's difficult to tell if his comments also apply to what we are trying to do.)


September 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterScott

Nice posts . Thanks for sharing

December 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterZuhra

Great episode with some excellent content. It's a shame the audio quality is so bad, a lot of what was being said was unintelligible and very frustrating to listen to :(

March 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMark

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