Speaking in Tech

Speaking in Tech #156 - Hyperconverged

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we consider a world where Google owns Tesla, hackers on a plane, GE's new tech and innovation television show and finally we tussle on hyperconvergence with special guest, Chuck Hollis, Chief Strategist for VMware Storage.

This week we discuss...

(1:15) Eddie's Wink home automation hub bricks

(7:05) Report: Tesla almost sold to Google to avoid bankruptcy in 2013

(13:00) Hacker gets knocked off a plane for teasing tweets 

(18:30) GE planning tech TV show with Ron Howard

(22:24) Flashback: Leonard Nimoy pimps pagers

(22:55) Introducing Chuck Hollis - Chief Strategist, VMware Storage

(25:14) Hyperconverged head banging: VMware vs Nutanix

(33:00) Hyperconverged market dynamic today

(36:40) EMC World and VMworld teasers

Direct download: SiT156.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:28 PM

Speaking in Tech #155 - Greg's Review

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we review the Apple Watch, Amazon's machine learning and Nutanix tries to tckle VMware. Our special guest this week is Mary Ann Gallo from Hitachi Data Systems.

 

This week we discuss...

(1:10) Ed delivers a mic and picks up a Drobo

(4:15) Daredevil Netflix binge 

(5:25) Apple watch lands and the reviews are mixed

(13:20) Android watches may be coming to iPhones

(14;20) Google Now could be an Apple killer 

(16:25) Amazon launches Machine Learning As A Service

(18:10) Foo fighting: VMware vs Nutanix 

(23:10) Flashback: 1983 Seiko Sport Tech Watch Commercial

(24:15) Special guest, Mary Ann Gallo, HDS VP of Global Communications

(25:25) What the hell does Greg do?

(27:50) Greg's performance review

(34:15) HDS Connect 2015

Direct download: SiT155.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:53 PM

Speaking in Tech #154 - vStewed

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we jump into Pay Pal and OpenStack, Nebula, Jay-Z's Tidal and Pure IPO speculation. Our special guest this week is Vaughn Stewart from Pure Storage.

This week we discuss...

  • (1:10) New celebrity intro plug and Ed gets punked on April Fools Day 
  • (5:30) Amazon "Home Services" and Dash NOT an April Fools Joke
  • (12:45) Pay Pal goes OpenStack 
  • (17:17) Nebula closes it's doors 
  • (22:20) Jay-Z's Tidal wave 
  • (30:38) Adam Carolla settles the "Lean Back" debate 
  • (33:30) Special guest Vaughn Stewart from Pure Storage
  • (35:00) Pure IPO speculation 
  • (39:00) Employee poaching
  • (46:00) "Beaver Fever"
Direct download: SiT154.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:22 AM

Speaking in Tech #153 - Blue Box Jesse

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we scratch the surface of the Ellen Pao lawsuit, the tech world reaction to Indiana's new law, Amazon's unlimited storage and Pay Pal jumping on OpenStack. This week's guest is Blue Box Founder and CTO, Jesse Proudman.

This week we discuss...

(0:45) Bouncing back from vacation (0:45)

(1:50) Any lessons learned from Pao loses lawsuit?

(4:12) Tech backlash against Indiana grows

(9:00) AWS launches unlimited storage for sync-n-share

(15:05) Flashback: Money 98 Commercial

(15:55) Special guest Jesse Proudman, CTO and Founder of Blue Box

(17:50) Booming Blue Box 

(19:10) Private cloud haters

(23:23) Cloud infinity 

(24:45) OpenStack's dirty little secret?

(27:15) Docker love

(30:00) Implication for PayPal's reported switch to OpenStack

(33:55) Context for cloud spending

(35:40) Jesse's take on Top Gear

 

Direct download: SiT153.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:34 PM

Speaking in Tech #152 - 3 Year Anniversary Show

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we are celebrating our 3rd anniversary with some of our favorite guests including Mark Twomey (aka "Storagezilla") from EMC, Amy Lewis from SolidFire and Geek Whisperers and Marc Farley from Quaddra Software.

This week we discuss...

(0:45) Diving into the 3rd year of the podcast

(3:30) Yoko Lewis brake cutting

(4:30) Recapping the worst moments of the podcast

(13:40) Ray Lane and the Kleiner Perkins lawsuit

(16:50) VC money boom

(25:05) Enterprise storage eats itself

(27:03) NetApp's Mr. FlashRay goes to Pure

(34:20) The Ginger Mafia

(38:00) Tense politics

(42:00) Team Cloud Bunny

(47:00) Podcast praise

Direct download: SiT152.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:10 PM

Speaking in Tech #151 - Kayaking

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we jump into Facebook's posting rules, Google's "Nearline" storage, Blackberry tablets and Gold Apple watches. Our special guest this week is tech guru Stephen Foskett from Tech Field Day.

This week we discuss...

(0:50) Ed's backup crashes

(3:30) El Reg's sister pub "The Platform" launches

(5:20) Kicking GigaOM some more

(6:52) Facebook: no nipples and butts

(9:25) The gray area of online rules

(13:50) Google's "Nearline" storage

(19:55) Blackberry busts out a tablet

(24:05) Flashback: AOL commercial from 1995

(26:05) Introducing tech guru Stephen Foskett

(28:15) Fireballed with Apple Gold Watch

(30:48) Stephen's Grail Watch

(35:45) Tech Field Day

(41:30) Qumulo comes out of stealth

(45:45) Legacy vendor transitions

 

Direct download: SiT151.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:07 AM

Speaking in Tech #150 - Popping Bubbles

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we dig into the Apple Watch, the death of GigaOm and Microsoft kills backup software. This week’s special guest is Marc Farley of Quaddra Software.

This week we discuss...

 

(1:00) - Yet another flying story

(5:50) - Apple announces the Apple Watch… again

(7:00) - Foskett Fireballed 

(8:10) - Apple TV and HBO

(9:30) - Gold watch bling

(11:20) - Celebrity watch appeal

(13:00) - The "App-centric" watch

(15:02) - The death of GigaOm

(21:00) - The tech graveyard: Backup is dead

(25:17) - Flashback: 80’s Motorola mobile phone commercial

(26:17) - Special guest, Marc Farley of Quaddra Software

(28:06) - Farley killed backup

(30:40) - Quaddra Software hits the funding trail

(36:00) - Funding infrastructure startups

(42:19) - Tech bubble and size of the IPO market

(44:45) - Background on Quaddra

(46:00) - Another Farley podcast

 

Direct download: SiT150.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:23 AM

Speaking in Tech #149 – Performance Review

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we dig into HP's acquisition of Aruba, Tinder pricing for elders and the prospects for Google+. This week’s special guest is Jared Wray, Chief Technology Officer for CenturyLink Cloud.

This week we discuss…

(1:00) The middle seat dilemma

(2:05) Big Aussie invite

(5:20) HP snags Aruba for 3 bills

(8:22) Tinder Plus surge ricing

(11:30) Sarah's online dating profile

(15:30) Is Google+ breaking up?

(22:10) Sony Walkman commercial

(24:10) Jared Wray, CTO for CenturyLink Cloud

(26:00) The Tier 3 acquisition

(30:55) Ed's performance review

(35:30) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Ed

Direct download: SiT149.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:36 PM

Speaking in Tech #148 - Magic

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the three amigos jump on HP, Exploding Kittens and Magic. This week's special guest is Bryan Beal, VP, Global Alliances at Brocade.

This week we discuss...

 

(1:00) Crying baby backlash

(1:55) Shakeup at HP Hellion 

(7:17) Exploding Kittens makes it rain

(10:44) Magic explodes overnight

(15:30) Glitter bombs

(17:37) Tech Classic: The IBM Selectric

(19:35) Special guest Bryan Beal - VP, Brocade

(21:16) Making Mensa

(24:17) Mobile wallet patents

(27:50) Defending patent trolls

(33:50) Brocade ramping up for Mobile World Congress

(37:35) Online privacy… for a price

 

Direct download: SiT148.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:52 PM

Speaking in Tech #147 - 99 Problems but Private Clouds ain't one

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the crew tackles Private Cloud deniers, Amazon's drone problem and bit rot. This week's special guest is Jody Tyrus, Sr. Technical Architect, Security at E. & J. Gallo Winery.

 

0:30 The return of Ed

2:00 Banter: Explaining time difference 

6:55 99 Problems but Private Clouds ain't one

14:25 FAA sets drone rules, Amazon is pissed off 

20:20 Wiping bit rot

25:00 Apple Lisa - There Are Two Kinds of People (1983) 

26:35 Jody Tyrus, Sr. Technical Architect, Security at E. & J. Gallo Winery

30:14 The biggest security risk today

38:45 Change of security philosophy

43:14 No such thing as 100% secure

 

 

Direct download: SiT147.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:30 AM