Speaking in Tech

Speaking in Tech #209 - Avere

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together to talk about Gartner, Greg’s hiatus, Tucci on a hoverboard and vCloud Air. Our special guest this week is Ron Bianchini, President and CEO of Avere Systems.

Here are the details:


(1:00) Gartner kerfuffle: Mopping up after OpenStack Summit
(5:50) Greg’s 4.0 Upgrade: going on hiatus
(9:21) News from EMC World, Dell’s new name
(12:07) Tucci on a hoverboard
(14:02) Joe gives Michael the keys to the car
(17:10) EMC announcement recap
(26:05) Big exit from vCloud Air
(29:28) FLASHBACK: Hoover Constellation Vacuum Cleaner, 1950’s
(29:55) Introducing special guest, Ron Bianchini, President and CEO of Avere Systems
(34:49) Digging into Avere, flash, video and cloud
(45:55) NetApp, Spinnaker Networks and the Innovators Dilemma
(52:27) The state of the storage market

Direct download: SiT209.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #208 - Ixia

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together to talk about OpenStack, the Samsung S7 edge, Microsoft thumbing and Uber tipping. Our special guest this week is Marie Hattar, Chief Marketing Officer for Ixia.

Here are the details:

(1:00) Ed reports in from OpenStack Summit
(2:00) Gartner discovers OpenStack
(5:16) SolidFire gets a new CTO
(7:14) Greg’s review: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge… the greatest phone ever built
(11:20) Facebook Camera App may be on the way
(15:35) Microsoft’s new iOS one thumb keyboard
(17:39) Tipping is coming to Uber
(21:16) FLASHBACK: Laser Blast for Atari 2600 (1981)
(21:46) Introducing Marie Hattar, Chief Marketing Officer for Ixia
(24:04) The transition from Canada to the Bay Area
(27:40) Ixia’s move to the enterprise
(30:39) From engineering to marketing
(35:56) The technology behind Ixia Visibility portfolio

Direct download: SiT208.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #207 - Apples and Blackberry 

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg is out while Ed and Sarah talk about Theranos, Blackberry, phone hacking and hand dryers. Our special guest this week is Irfan Ahmad, CTO and co-founder of CloudPhysics.

The details:

(1:00) Sarah takes the lead
(2:12) No head on a stick
(8:07) OpenStack around the corner
(9:35) Theranos Investigation
(13:14) Apples & Blackberry
(16:33) Congressional phone hacking
(22:30) Germy hand dryers
(25:42) FLASHBACK: Sharp’s First Handheld Calculator (1971)
(26:42) Solving for X
(27:39) Introducing Irfan Ahmad, CTO and co-founder of CloudPhysics
(28:00) Looking back at Transmeta and VMware
(34:42) Pace of open source innovation
(38:20) Digging into Cloud Physics - IT Operations and Analytics
(42:35) Could Physic’s managing cloud costs

Direct download: SiT207.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:28pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #206 - Live from Kennedy Space Center

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg and Sarah are in Cape Canaveral, Florida at the Kennedy Space Center for the launch of SpaceX CRS-8 Dragon. One of the primary goals of the mission is to test the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), an experimental program to test and validate expandable habitat technology. Our very special guests this week are Jason Crusan, Director, Advanced Exploration Systems Division at NASA and Robert Bigelow, Founder and President of Bigelow Aerospace.


(1:00) Interview with special guests Jason Crusan of NASA and Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace

(13:20) Review of Kennedy Space Center visit and thoughts before launch

(19:10) LIVE: Launch of SpaceX CRS-8 Dragon with BEAM module

(20:32) Launch recap and prep for the booster rocket landing on drone boat

(23:38) LIVE: First ever successful SpaceX booster rocket landing on a drone ship in ocean

(25:13) Wrap up from Kennedy Space Center

Direct download: SiT206.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:39pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #205 - Server Side

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together to talk about Tesla, Dell and VCE news, Revolv and Infinio. Our special guest this week is Sheryl Koenigsberg (aka @StorageDiva), Senior Director of Marketing at Infinio Systems.

Here are the details:

(1:00) Preparing for launch: Ed’s head on a stick
(3:55) Tesla’s perpetual kickstarter car company
(12:49) Dell re-sells VCE
(20:27) Google/Alphabet/Nest bricks Revolv
(26:00) Google culture of failing fast
(28:50) IoT ecosystems, everyone is going to have them
(30:01) iPhone SE proof of Apple’s lack of innovation?
(30:33) FLASHBACK: The Rascal Electric Scooter (1995)
(32:00) Introducing Sheryl Koenigsberg, Senior Director of Marketing at Infinio Systems
(34:03) Jumping from Dell to a startup
(37:10) Growth of Infinio and server-side storage
(46:52) OpenStack on the whiteboard
(47:32) Infinio v3 details
(50:25) TheTableSpace.com
(53:56) Data driven: Scope of marketing

 

Direct download: SiT205.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:57pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #204 - Bush League!

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, it's Ed, Greg and Sarah and no guests... just us discussing listener complaints, Oracle suing Google (again) and Australian bike bells.

Here are the details:

(1:00) Bush League: Mopping up after last week
(7:39) Batman v Superman: The Dawn of Horrible
(10:47) Holiday travel woes pays off
(14:00) Ubering the Republican Convention
(17:00) Vaughn’s bike
(18:10) Australian bike bells
(23:17) What happens when an 18 year old buys a mainframe?
(27:16) Listener complaints
(29:31) FLASHBACK: Lite Brite from 1970’s
(32:16) FBI cracks the iPhone
(37:58) Java Herpes
(40:15) Dell dumps services
(46:03) Crowd sourcing your job

 

Direct download: SiT204.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:38am EDT

Speaking in Tech #203 - More Pure Vaughn

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg is out while Sarah and Eddie drive the car talking Uber, Apple and data center pay. Our special guest is Vaughn Stewart of Pure Storage.

The details:

(1:00) Ed does Southern Europe
(4:10) Coming up: NASA SpaceX launch
(7:22) Uber snags Carnegie Mellon
(9:17) Apple goes small
(14:06) FBI now thinks it can break the iPhone
(17:10) Survey: Data Center women get paid MORE
(21:53) FLASHBACK: Apple Iic commercial from 1984
(22:23) Pure Vaughn comes back!
(24:26) Hyperconverged: Up, down and sideways
(28:35) Pure NAS
(33:36) Enabling the future of the enterprise
(38:50) HCI market adoption
(41:46) No Vaughn’s Army
(45:25) OpenStack Summit around the corner
(47:20) Social Vaughn

Direct download: SiT203.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:03am EDT

Speaking in Tech #202 - Ditching Cloud

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is sipping wine on the French Riviera while Greg and Sarah discuss SXSW, Dropbox and Data Gravity. Our special guest is Gabe Chapman from NetApp.

The details:

(1:00) POTUS crashes SXSW
(6;23) Airbnb goes big for Republican Convention
(12:11) Dropbox ditches AWS
(19:46) Data Gravity meets reality
(24;10) Chinese hackers demand ransom
(27:57) FLASHBACK: 1997 Dell PC commercial
(28:57) Introducing Gabe Chapman from NetApp
(37:23) Pure gets object, in a pretty box
(42:45) Nutanix jumps into file services
(49:12) Hyper Converged space gets tighter

Direct download: SiT202.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:11pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #201 - Streaming on the Edge

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, we discuss Amazon Echo, AT&T streaming and SQL Server on Linux. Our special guest is Dan Sahar, co-founder of video delivery pioneer Qwilt.

The details:

(1:00) Bouncing back with Ed
(2:10) Big layoffs at IBM
(3:10) Dating Alexa
(8:15) Datamation’s cloud panel on Friday
(10:11) AT&T to stream DirecTV
(13:49) Big moves for Survey Monkey
(15:02) Hell freezes over for Microsoft
(19:24) FLASHBACK: Atari 2600, 1982 UK commercial
(19:52) Introducing Dan Sahar, Co-founder of Qwilt
(23:30) Living on the edge
(27:18) Delivering a better video experience
(28:35) Startup scrutiny
(33:48) The real life Pied Piper
(34:14) Market adoption focus
(38:48) The real cord cutters
(45:20) The next generation of video consumption

Direct download: SiT201.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #200 - The Big 4 Year Anniversary Show

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we are joined by a few our our favorite guests to celebrate four years and 200 episodes as we discuss the startup bubble, Cisco gets hyper and EMC’s Quantum leap. Our special guests this week are Chad Sakac, President of VCE, Mark Twomey (AKA Storagezilla) of EMC and Amy Lewis of NetApp and Geek Whisperers podcast.

The details...

(1:00) Big 200th episode
(4:33) VC’s are wising up to the bubble
(10:32) How to value a startup
(13:40) Startup death spiral: Fighting gravity
(19:22) Signs that your startup is about to die
(23:24) Sources: Cisco and Springpath jump into hyper-converged (since confirmed)
(29:40) Is Cisco serious about storage?
(34:32) EMC’s “Quantum Leap”
(41:44) Chad’s big leap to VCE
(50:46) Episode 200: Self indulgent reflections

Direct download: SiT200.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT