Speaking in Tech

Speaking in Tech #144 - Feeling Blue

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the crew tackles Big Blue, free Windows and the police chasing Waze with special guest Scott Hanson from Cisco.

This week we discuss...

  • 1:00 Dodging snow
  • 2:00 Big changes at Big Blue?
  • 6:35 Doubts about Z-Series and storage
  • 12:40 Free Windows upgrade
  • 20:40 Cops vs Waze
  • 29:19 Scott Hanson from Cisco
  • 31:00 Blue veins
  • 36:23 UCS success
  • 39:50 ACI


Direct download: SiT144.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:15 AM

Speaking in Tech #143 - Solid Delp

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the team is back beating up Google, David Cameron and bad passwords. Special guest Aaron Delp from SolidFire comes off of his podcast suspension to join the crew this week.

This week we discuss...

  • 1:30 - Dumping Google Nexus
  • 4:15 - Android Lollipop less than .1 % adoption rate
  • 4:40 - Sarah jumps on a new iPhone
  • 6:55 - Google takes Glass out to the wood shed
  • 14:25 - Cameron wants to kill encryption
  • 21:15 - Happy hackers
  • 24:18 - Worst passwords of 2014
  • 29:20 - Aaron Delp comes off suspension
  • 30:40 - Training for Krispy Kreme Challenge
  • 32:55 - SolidFire hiring everyone
  • 41:35 - Cloudcast update
  • 44:30 - Cloud acquisitions
Direct download: SiT143.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:10 AM

Speaking in Tech #142 - Fired

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the crew chews on the Fire Phone, the Box IPO and the awful Silicon Valley. Our special guest this week is Nick Weaver, Director of Intel SDI Labs at Intel.

This week we discuss...

  • (1:00) Sarah's Virtualization Field Day
  • (3:10) Bezos burns the Fire Phone
  • (7:10) Less than Dynamic Perspective
  • (11:12) Box announces IPO
  • (14:00) Cheap and dirty exit
  • (17:20) Awful to not be awful
  • (27:47) Nick Weaver from Intel
  • (31:02) Intel as a software company
  • (37:54) Leading by example
Direct download: SiT142.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:23 AM

Speaking in Tech #141 - Whacked

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. The whole crew is together again with special guest Mark Twomey (aka Storagezilla) on the first episode of the New Year.

This week we discuss...

  • New Years Eve is for amateurs (0:50)
  • Sony hack is whacked (3:40)
  • Quick review of "The Interview" (11:30)
  • Hotel WiFi blocking in the US (13:20)
  • Netflix fights proxy pirates (19:50)
  • Storagezilla burns down Project Goliath (27:00)
  • The North Korea connection (32:45)
  • Fragmented broadcasting market (41:00)
Direct download: SiT141.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:20 AM

Speaking in Tech #140 - The BIG BIG 2015 Predictions show

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Sarah has already started the holidays while Ed pontificates on 2015 with our very special guests Brad O'Neil, founding investor of StumbleUpon and CEO of Tech Validate, and Geoff Barrall, CEO of Connected Data and Imation board member.

This week we discuss...

  • The prediction show to end all predictions (1:00)
  • Personal highlights of 2014 (2:20)
  • Scoring last years predictions (9:40)
  • The BIG predictions for 2015 (29:00)
  • Could Twitter be acquired? (30:50)
  • Big valuations for Docker and global recession (34:00)
  • The IT pendulum (40:40)
  • Uber to steamroll to $80 Billion valuation (42:00)
  • A big flame out: Box or AWS? (43:30)
  • Uber to buy Tinder? (53:30)
  • Big changes for SiT in 2015 (58:00)
Direct download: SiT140.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:21 AM

Speaking in Tech #139 - Breached 


Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Ed and Sarah are out while Greg is joined by Adrian DeLuca, APAC CTO of HDS.


This week we discuss...

  • India rewind (1:00)
  • Sony breach goes deep (3:15)
  • Security? Anything is penetrable (5:45)
  • Australia privacy laws (11:15)
  • The breathalyzer for social media (16:05)
  • Machine learning in your pocket (19:00)
  • Cloud Foundry Foundation comes together (23:15)
  • Do platforms matter yet? (28:10)
Direct download: SiT139.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:04 AM

Speaking in Tech #138 - Rocket

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Edis out while Sarah and Greg are joined by special guest Dr. John Troyer of TechReckoning.com.

This week we discus... 

  • Tech Reckoning (1:50)
  • Lollipop turns into Vista (3:47)
  • Google solving problems that don't exist (10:15)
  • CoreOS: Docker fundamentally flawed (14:55)
  • Container wars (20:05)
  • Do you need a college degree to work in IT? (25:05)
Direct download: SiT138.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:09 AM

Speaking in Tech #137 - OpenStack Storage

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. In this episode, Greg hosts a panel discussion from the OpenStack Summit in Paris earlier this month. The panel discusses some of the challenges with OpenStack Storage and the All Star panel includes Mark Twomey (aka Storagezilla), Technical Director in the EMC CTO team, Alex McDonald, NetApp CTO Office, Manju Ramanathpura, CTO, Intelligent Platforms, Hitachi Data Systems, Neil Levine, Director of Product Management at Red Hat and Aaron Delp, Cloud Solutions Architect at SolidFire.

  • OpenStack storage: Open but not neutral (2:30)
  • Vendor-added value to OpenStack (6:30)
  • Embracing neutrality in Open Source (9:05)
  • The missing parts (10:55)
  • Challenges of policy management (18:40)
  • Is SAN an equal citizen to NAS in OpenStack? (23:20)
  • Software-defined storage and legacy vendors (28:20)
  • The role of Fibre Channel in OpenStack (34:35)
Direct download: SiT137.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:30 AM

Speaking in Tech #136 - The Frost

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah and Eddie are out while Greg is holed up in Paris with special guests Mark Twomey, aka Storagezilla, Technical Director at EMC and Francois Zimmerman, HDS Chief Technologist in EMEA.

This week we discuss... 

  • OpenStack Storage, it's open but is it neutral? (2:30)
  • What isn't Software-defined? (5:10)
  • OpenStack as a vSphere alternative (7:10)
  • How OpenStack adoption is ramping up (11:10)
  • Talking candidly about AWS (13:50)
  • The frost that kills off some tech vendors (16:30)
  • Competing with 11 million servers (19:50)
  • OpenStack not displacing core IT (24:30)
  • VMware in a defensive position (26:35)
Direct download: SiT136.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:47 PM

Speaking in Tech #135 - LIVE from Dell World 2014

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Greg was slumming it in Paris while Ed and Sarah were at Dell World in Austin, Texas with special guest Matt Baker, Executive Director of Enterprise Strategy at Dell. 

  • Introductions at Dell World in Austin (0:45)
  • Dell's biggest acquisition: Themselves (8:15)
  • Intellectually lazy buzz words (12:15)
  • From VRTX to FX (14:30)
  • Dell building Nutanix and EVO:RAIL boxes (24:45)
  • Server or storage: Who leads who? (28:10)


Direct download: SiT135.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:38 AM