Speaking in Tech

Speaking in Tech #239: Drive

This week our Podcast Idols Peter Smallbone and Melissa Gurney join Greg and Ed to talk Black Friday, auto shopping, Android encryption and the big AWS show.

The details…

(0:00) Peter and Melissa assimilate into the podcast
(1:35) Raving and Black Friday
(8:58) Car shopping and retiring Big Data
(17:20) Limitations of Android encryption
(26:44) Google DeepMind invades the NHS
(34:02) DNA testing kits: Finding out you’re from Azerbaijan
(40:36) Sneak peek into AWS re:Invent: PostgreSQL
(44:44) Private Cloud mentions at AWS re:Invent?

Direct download: SiT239.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:17am EST

Speaking in Tech #238 - Loser

This week Greg and Ed are joined by Podcast Idol loser Josh Atwell as they dive into VMware’s new podcast, social hour in the valley, Slack, Life Lock and fall out for the tech industry from the US Presidential election.

The Details…

(0:00) Podcast Idol loser, Josh Atwell
(2:52) VMware’s new SciFi podcast
(7:57) Windows 10 redux
(11:28) Thursday night at the Rosewood Inn
(12:07) Slacking with Melissa and Peter
(16:54) LifeLock gets snapped up by Symantec
(22:40) Post election echo chamber and fake news
(28:00) Implications for tech industry in US
(32:35) Apple kills the AirPort
(39:35) Laptop sizes matter
(41:16) Developer advocacy and revenue

Direct download: SiT238.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:55pm EST

Speaking in Tech #237 - Podcast Idol Results

This week is the BIG Podcast Idol results show as Greg and Ed review each of the candidates to be the next Speaking in Tech podcast co-host. The podcast duo also discuss touch screen laptops from Microsoft and Acer.

The details...

0:00 - Surface Pro 4 quick review: Great hardware can’t save Windows
3:35 - Acer Chromebook r13 quick review: A little big for a convertible
7:45 - Podcast Idol results
9:00 - Role of diversity in tech podcasts
12:11 - The countdown of Podcast Idols #10-#3
20:04 - The final 3
32:10 - And the winner is…
41:00 - Conflict sells

Direct download: SiT237.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:15am EST

Speaking in Tech #236 - Dongled

This week, Greg and Ed are joined by Brian Gracely of Red Hat to discuss KubeCon, Azure, NetSuite and personal laptops. Reminder: Podcast Idol voting begins today!

The details…

(0:00) Gracely wearing a Red Hat
(4:54) Krispy Kreme Challenge update
(8:20) Podcast Idol voting starts
(11:25) KubeCon report
(15:52) The corporate momentum behind Kubernetes
(19:53) Azure to support Kubernetes and other orchestrators
(25:14) DockerCon vs KubeCon
(27:44) World Series blues
(30:22) Lizard vs snakes
(32:57) Larry snags NetSuite
(35:17) Cisco leaking
(36:14) Tim Cook is dongle crazy
(42:45) Decisions: Acer R 13 Chromebook or Surface Pro 4

 

 

Direct download: SiT236.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:50pm EST

Speaking in Tech #235 - ESC

This week Ed Saipetch returns with Greg Knieriemen to discuss Dell EMC World and OpenStack conferences as well as news from CenturyLink, Microsoft and Apple. Melissa Gurney has a field report with game developer Greg Heath of Motiga Games to discuss Gigantic.

The details…

(1:00) Eddie in Lederhosen
(3:13) Dell EMC World recap
(7:50) Word from Sarah
(8:40) Podcast Idol mop up
(9:50) US Elections
(13:15) OpenStack Barcelona recap
(20:40) CenturyLink to make big buy of Level 3
(24:54) Microsoft open sources cloud rack and it’s not hyper-converged
(29:50) Open Compute Project progress
(31:15) Will cloud companies build their own gear?
(33:54) Apple’s Touch Bar vs Microsoft’s Surface Dial
(39:45) USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 nightmare
(46:17) Melissa Gurney’s field report with Greg Heath
(48:16) Complexities of game programming
(50:03) Motiga acquired by Perfect World
(53:10) Gigantic goes BIG

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: SiT235.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

Speaking in Tech #234 - Wham

This week Ed is in Barcelona while Greg and Amy sort out the weeks tech news. The last of the Podcast Idols, Phoummala Schmitt (aka @ExchangeGoddess) and Theresa Miller of The Current Status, join us this week to discuss AWS, lawsuits, Facebook and open source switches.

The details…

(1:00) Tapas and pickpockets in Barcelona
(3:44) Wham Slammed
(7:58) Podcast Idol update
(9:10) Introducing Phoummala Schmitt and Theresa Miller
(12:30) The Current Status… and hostage videos
(24:29) Adrian Cockroft jumps to AWS
(26:40) EMC settles with Pure
(27:50) Exchange on flash
(32:38) Facebook’s OCP switch a threat to Cisco and Arista
(39:12) OpenStack enterprise ready

Direct download: SiT234.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:54pm EST

Speaking in Tech #233 - VMware Cloud

This week Greg and Ed dig into the pros and cons of the VMware Cloud announcement with AWS from last week with Greg Ferro of Packet Pushers. Podcast Idol Peter Smallbone wraps up the podcast with a field report from IT Expo with VMware CTO for EMEA, Joe Baguley.

The details…

(1:00) Podcast Idol mopping up
(3:00) Introducing Greg Ferro
(4:30) Breaking down the AWS-VMware announcement of VMware Cloud
(5:34) AWS doesn’t call it a private cloud
(8:02) Winners and losers in the VMware Cloud deal
(11:28) Is Dell hardware sitting in AWS?
(15:05) Private cloud “marketecture”
(17:50) Impacts to OpenStack
(24:51) VMware Cloud costs to be determined
(31:07) Peter Smallbone’s IT Expo field report interview with Joe Baguley
(32:01) VMware and containers
(39:36) vSphere Integrated Containers and Photon
(44:00) Diving into VMware Horizon

Direct download: SiT233.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

Speaking in tech #232 - Honey

Ed and Greg are back with Podcast Idol candidate James Honey of SolarWinds. His special guest is Laz Vekiarides, CTO and co-founder of ClearSky Data. The nerds put Dell, Cisco, VMware and AWS into the podcast blender this week to spin the week’s enterprise tech news.

The details...

(0:00) Around the world with Ed

(1:10) Cloud Foundry Summit recap

(6:20) Podcast Idol James Honey of SolarWinds

(14:43) Introducing Laz Vekiarides

(17:40) The download on ClearSky Data

(28:45) Dell layoffs begin

(37:45) CTO leaves Cisco

(40:16) Could VMware and AWS team up?

Direct download: SiT232.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:19pm EST

Speaking in Tech #231 - Melissa

This week Ed Saipetch is back this week with Podcast Idol Melissa Gurney from Dell EMC. Our special guest this week is Erin Banks, Big Data & Analytics Marketing Director at Dell EMC. The trio discuss Big Data, Nutanix IPO, FPGA’s, DDOS and other nerd acronyms.

The details:

(0:00) Meeting Melissa

(3:28) Introducing Special Guest Erin Banks

(4:54) Strata + Hadoop World recap

(9:25) Big Data and high school sex

(22:00) Nutanix successful IPO

(26:45) Azure’s hardware-defined cloud

(35:40) IoT hammers DDOS targets

(43:15) The passion of the pups

Direct download: SiT231.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:15pm EST

Speaking in Tech #230 - DevOps

This week, Amy stalks the show again as her and Greg discuss Allo, Cisco love, Twitter suitors and a dive into DevOps. Our Podcast Idol this week is Josh Attwell of NetApp with special guest Gene Kim, author of “The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win” as well as co-founder and former CTO of Tripwire.

The details…

(0:00) Insight from Amy

(1:50) Podcast Idol: Josh Attwell

(5:37) Introducing special guest Gene Kim

(13:01) 50 Shades of DevOps

(14:09) DevOps: Not just for the unicorns

(17:15) The Bimodal Conundrum

(19:51) State of DevOps: The changing roles in IT

(24:45) Allo, the Google messaging train wreck

(32:51) Cisco hearts VCE

(36:30) Twitter: Put some ears on that bird

(38:28) Microsoft Server 2016 now with Docker and Red Hat forks around

(41:16) Azure mashes up with Adobe

(43:33) Krebs gets secured

Direct download: SiT230.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:16pm EST