Speaking in Tech

Speaking in Tech #133 - Equinix

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Sarah is out while Ed and Greg are joined by special guest Sam Johnston, Director of Cloud and IT Services at Equinix.

This week we discus... 

  • Catching up (0:45)
  • Data Center Moats (2:10)
  • An Aussie in Zurich (3:50)
  • More travel woes (5:25)
  • Equinix ramps up (11:40)
  • HDS and Equinix announce cloud partnership (17:10)
  • Data Center evolution and the center of gravity (25:10)
  • Amazon and control of data (29:30)
  • Amazon stock and Fire Phone tank (30:55)
  • Fire Sticks to the rescue (34:30)
  • Microsoft: Get ready to dump billions into the cloud (34:40)
Direct download: SiT133.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:23 AM

Speaking in Tech #132 - It's Complicated

  • Where is Greg? ­Seems to have gone off to Barcelona forgetting that VMworld was last week (0:45)
  • Greg not allowed to go to Mars, he’s too fat (2:23)
  • Coding: WOW! ­(6:40)
  • Dr Who? No thanks.(17:00)
  • New iPads a ripoff, sales of iPads in general not hot. (17:40)
  • Apple Pay, Yosemite and SMS (20:45)
  • Sapphire no gem: Apple’s Sapphire partner GT Advanced Technologies files for bankruptcy (27:40)
  • Blackberry takeover by Lenovo? ­(31:17)
  • EMC buying out Cisco’s stake in VCE (36:40)
Direct download: SiT132.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:34 PM

Speaking in Tech #131 - Delhi Belly

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week it's just the three amigos stiring it up. This week we discus... 

  • Birthdays (0:45)
  • VMworld Barcelona (3:45)
  • What's in McDonalds food? (4:10)
  • Low carb and Delhi Belly (6:00)
  • Headlines (7:00)
  • Splitting Tech (9:05)
  • Spinning off AWS (14:20)
  • Satya steps into it (16:00)
  • Flight attendants sue FAA to ban electronics (25:10)
Direct download: SiT131.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:25 AM

Speaking in Tech #130 - More from SpiceWorld

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg is again out of the country so Ed and Sarah took control of the podcast with a special episode recorded at Spiceworld with special guests Scott Abel, Co-founder and CEO of Spiceworks and David Babbitt, Technical Marketing Manager

This week we discuss...

  • Shark tanked (1:00)
  • Leading Spiceworks (2:30)
  • The startup pitch (5:00)
  • Money in Open Source? (6:25)
  • The social network for IT professionals (9:15)
  • Development methodology (14:05)
  • Big additions to Spiceworks (19:15)
  • The accidental IT guy (39:30)
  • Making money (43:15)
Direct download: SiT130.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:24 PM

Speaking in Tech #129 - XtremChad

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is wandering around Austin while Greg and Eddie are joined by special guest Chad Sakac, Sr. Vice President of Global Systems Engineering at EMC.

This week we discuss...

  • Chadcast (0:45)
  • Eddie in Thailand (1:30)
  • vCyborg technology (3:30)
  • Missing a beat (4:30)
  • Joe a no-go at Oracle OpenWorld (6:40)
  • XtremIO destructive upgrade… and fallout (11:15)
  • HP merging with EMC: "Redonkulous" (32:00)
  • What happens next in enterprise tech? (44:50)
  • Ello becomes the hot social media platform of the day (55:20)
Direct download: SiT129.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:10 AM

Speaking in Tech #128 - LIVE from SpiceWorld

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela… except his week, the show gets hijacked by The Geek Whisperers crew, John Troyer, Amy Lewis and Matt Brender at SpiceWorld in Austin, Texas. No, it's not a Spice Girls reunion. 

This week we discuss…

  • Mutiny on the podcast (1:00)
  • Stump-casting (3:10)
  • EMC doesn't get acquired by HP (4:00)
  • The best kept secret at EMC (10:00)
  • Alibaba's big bang (14:10)
  • Eddie bakes his iPhone 6 in a microwave (18:45)
  • SpiceWorld (27:20)
  • DIY credit repair (28:12)
  • Hey now! (32:40)
Direct download: SiT128.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:29 PM

Speaking in Tech #127 - Eucalyptus 

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed has escaped to Thailand while Greg and Sarah are joined by special guests Marc Farley of Quaddra Software and Aaron Delp of SolidFire.

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie: One Night in Bangkok (:55)
  • OpenStack in the Valley (1:50)
  • Pre-Alpha Quaddra Software (2:25)
  • HP acquires Eucalyptus (3:40)
  • Flashback to Palm (6:40)
  • Whiplash: AWS API's (11:45)
  • Could Azure jump into OpenStack? (15:40)
  • XtremIO disrupts (15:55)
  • Microsoft digs Minecraft (23:40)
  • Another distraction at Microsoft (28:00)
  • iPhone-mania (28:30)
  • Apple will revolutionize healthcare… someday (33:30)
Direct download: SiT127.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:10 PM

Speaking in Tech #126 - Apple Ga Ga

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Sarah is bear hunting while Ed and Greg are joined by Joe Onisick, Technical Marketing Engineer at Cisco to chew on Apple and Cisco's ACI.

  • Eddie dreams of Apple Watch (1:00)
  • Potty monitoring (2:25)
  • iPhone goes big (4:30)
  • Side-swiping (5:35)
  • Bonus Chinese translation (7:21)
  • Cisco ACI begins to ship (8:50)
  • Pimping at VMworld (10:10)
  • CenturyLink sniffing around RackSpace (15:00)
  • Apple Pay: NFC for real now? (27:35)
  • iPhone Gold bling (29:35)
  • Apple and predictive health analytics (30:30)
  • Content is king (33:00)
  • Home automation (34:50)
Direct download: SiT126.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:42 AM

Speaking in Tech #125 - Ginger

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, everyone is back together with special guest (and favorite ginger) Josh Atwell of SolidFire.

This week we discuss...

  • VMworld recap and recording problems (1:00)
  • VMworld: EVO:Rail and VMware's OpenStack distribution (4:20)
  • VMware OpenStack an embrace of open source? (8:58)
  • Lady and the Tramp (13:00) 
  • Dropping the mic (15:44)
  • Integrating SolidFire (20:04)
  • Gartner rates flash arrays (20:43)
  • Apple could revolutionize healthcare (24:42)
  • Security and health care data (30:52)
  • Cash, Taxi's and stealing Uber rides (33:00)
  • How Ginger are you? (36:00)
Direct download: SiT125.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:21 AM

Speaking in Tech #124 - LIVE from VMworld! 

This week's episode is live from VMworld with guest co-host Vaughn Stewart, Chief Technology Evangelist of Pure Storage with guests David Siles, VP of Channels and Alliances with Data Gravity and Chad Sakac, Sr. Vice President of Global Systems Engineering at EMC.

NOTE: Due to audio problems from a source who will be called out, dragged and beaten on next week's episode, Chad and David's audio levels are low. Our sincere apologies.

This week we discuss…

  • Introductions (1:00)
  • VMworld keynote discussion (3:55)
  • EVO:Rail gets armed and loaded (6:40)
  • Hyper-convergence, explained (10:00)
  • VMware's OpenStack distribution (19:00)
  • vCheese gets dumped for "vCloud Air" (20:10)
  • DataGravity launches "data-aware storage" (23:10)
  • VMworld takeaways (29:10)
Direct download: SiT124.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:29 AM