The Eigencast 019: DigitalOcean

The Eigencast

Ben Uretsky, CEO and Co-Founder of DigitalOcean

Ben Uretsky, CEO and Co-Founder of DigitalOcean

Justin talks to Ben Uretsky, CEO and Co-Founder of DigitalOcean.

They talk about how DigitalOcean is one of the only pure play cloud providers in the world, and how it wants to be the default provider for Software-as-a-Service companies worldwide.

They discuss containers, and how we’re about to make a bunch of mistakes with them. “If we thought that VM sprawl was bad,” Uretsky says, “now container sprawl is even worse.”

They also cover how maybe servers and storage, and maybe even network, is possibly an out-of-date way of thinking about how to build applications. Maybe service composition is the way of the future? But then, what do the services run on?

Finally they cover the world of Open Source, and what it takes to make money when you give away your code for free.


  • 00:00:00.000 Intro
  • 00:00:15.856 Episode Intro
  • 00:02:50.933 Interview
  • 00:07:16.121 Why Add Block Storage?
  • 00:13:43.070 What Makes Your Community Special?
  • 00:17:53.211 Word Of Mouth
  • 00:20:25.081 Software Defined Control
  • 00:22:36.419 Autonomous Systems Are The Future
  • 00:25:28.662 Levels of Abstraction
  • 00:30:01.912 Open Source World
  • 00:33:25.127 Community
  • 00:36:14.179 Google Platform For All?
  • 00:38:43.855 Closing Remarks
  • 00:39:45.916 Outtakes




This episode of The Eigencast was sponsored by PivotNine. Research, analysis, advice.



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