Speaking in Tech

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

Speaking in Tech #123 - Jeramiah

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is still out on vacation while Eddie and Greg mix it up and speculate with Jeramiah Dooley, Cloud Architect at at SolidFire.

This week we discuss...

  • Dumping Facebook Messenger (1:00)
  • Career tap dance (2:15)
  • Flashing SolidFire (5:45)
  • Versus Vaughn (7:40)
  • Ed slogs it out (8:35)
  • HDS snaps up Sepaton (16:00)
  • Mastering "PR Speak" (19:27)
  • Cisco trims the troops (22:04)
  • The tech companies doing well (25:30)
  • The Thirsty Bear (28:20) 
  • Marvin speculation (31:43)

 

Direct download: SiT123.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:02 AM

Speaking in Tech #122 - Chat heads

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is out on vacation while Eddie returns to mop up the week's tech news.

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie and the beach (1:00)
  • Splitting Facebook (2:00)
  • Annoying Chat heads (4:10)
  • Swarm and splitting babies (6:00)
  • G+ and anonymous names (15:00)
  • Zuck threatened employees with beheadings (15:51)
  • More bad customer service stories (20:03)
  • Viv: A new Siri with artificial intelligence (25:20)
  • Apple guessing (29:47)
  • Apple: easy, simple and elegant getting old (32:15)
Direct download: SiT122a.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:50 PM

Speaking in Tech #121 - Return of Farley

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed has gone missing while Greg and Sarah are joined by Marc Farley of Quaddra Software and long lost podcast host.

This week we discuss...

  • Episcopalian wedding (1:00)
  • Return of Farley (1:45)
  • Farley startup history (6:20)
  • Leaving Microsoft (8:05)
  • Drought-tolerant lawns (9:15)
  • Stealthy Quaddra Software (11:50)
  • How to do startups (15:55)
  • Inside Microsoft (20:15)
  • The Nokia bomb (26:10)
  • Productivity with Surface tablets (27:20)
  • StorSimple inside Microsoft (31:55)
  • Azure and Google vs AWS: Amazon behind on Enterprise (34:47)
  • Cloud Butt (38:45)
  • Checklist for Quaddra (40:40)
Direct download: SiT121.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:43 AM

Speaking in tech #120 - Tanked

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole crew is together again with special guest Mark Twomey (aka Storagezilla).

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie and Sarah's failed lunch plans (0:50)
  • Zilla explains it all (1:30)
  • Remembering Ruddy (3:00)
  • Activist investor tries to get EMC to spin out VMware (6:00)
  • Why couldn't Oracle buy EMC? (8:40)
  • How about Cisco? Lenovo? (15:55)
  • OSCON party circuit (19:00)
  • Portland as a tech conference hub (23:28)
  • Amazon tanks (27:15)
  • The da Vinci of BS (29:40)
  • Fire Phone needs an ad blocker (32:40)
  • Comparing Microsoft to Amazon (34:00)
  • AWS revenue dropping? (35:30)
  • Shopping for unicorns (40:15)
  • The rise of hybrid clouds (42:28)
  • VMworld and OpenStack plans (46:45)

 

Direct download: SiT120.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:31 AM

Speaking in Tech #119 - Back to the Future

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole crew is together again to wreck more tech.

This week we discuss...

  • Return of Eddie (:45)
  • Pebble death (4:40)
  • Apple and IBM tap dance (6:30)
  • IBM goes back to the future (8:20)
  • Mobility for verticals (10:57)
  • MDM market blowing up (13:55)
  • iOS backdoors (18:50)
  • Big layoffs at Microsoft (19:50)
  • Can Nokia Windows only phones survive? (21:40)
  • Surface tablets for productivity (23:10)
  • Comcast customer service gone bad (31:50)
  • Greg's dirty little secret (35:25)
  • Customer service in enterprise tech (38:00)
  • What is your worst customer service experience in tech? (40:05)
  • OSCON this week (42:00)
  • VMworld around the corner (43:30)
Direct download: SiT119.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:27 PM

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed is still out but special guest Amy Lewis of Cisco joins us to stir it up this week.

This week we discuss...

  • Catching up with Amy (1:15)
  • Flashback to guided tours on cassette tape (3:05)
  • Swiping cameras in Philly (6:00)
  • Social Amy update (7:00)
  • Cloud Bunnies at VMworld (13:00)
  • Good week for Cleveland (15:15)
  • More Smart Watches, now the LG G Watch (16:35)
  • Big Data hits health care (27:05)
  • Elle profiles Google's “Security Princess” (37:50)
Direct download: SiT118.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:08 PM