Cloud and infrastructure
Just what it sounds like. Maybe it's just grasping at straws, but Intel has been very busy buying companies the past couple of years, while its rivals have been pretty quiet. I'm not sure when we'll actually see whether that approach has paid off.
With tools for continuous deployment, code repositories, and more. Microsoft is not giving up on winning over developers, especially as its traditional enterprise customer base gets on board with cloud.
Yeah, Amazon is not doing itself any favors in the cloud by spreading its wings into every other business. I don't know if that spinoff will ever happen, but it seems like it would help prevent an AWS revenue plateau as users start looking more at its rivals.
More on the recent decision by Redis to change its open source license. This also ties back to AWS, as a driving factor behind why open source companies feel compelled to experiment with new models (because cloud providers sometimes eat their lunch). There's a good argument in here about how the license isn't really the thing that matters, though, as much as giving customers what they want is what matters.
It absolutely is not, unless everyone suddenly stops caring about stateful applications and operations, and is content running everything as a public cloud service. But assuming those things don't happen, containers will continue to be very important right alongside (or underneath) serverless functions.
I'm not too concerned with new New Relic features, to be honest, but I am impressed by how involved Lew Cirne continues to be as CEO of what's now a successful public company,