Speaking in Tech

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

Speaking in Tech #134 - LIVE from the OpenStack Summit: OpenStack as a Service or as a Distribution

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg hosts an all-star panel at the OpenStack Summit in Paris to debate the pros and cons of deploying OpenStack as a Service or as a Distribution. The panel includes: Jan Mark Holzer - CTO Office, Red Hat, Kenneth Hui - Business Development Manager, EMC, Caroline McCrory - Sr. Director, Research, Gigaom, Jesse Proudman - CTO and Founder, Blue Box, Manju Ramanathpura, CTO - Intelligent Platforms, HDS and Boris Renski, Co-founder and CMO at Mirantis.

During this panel discussion, we discuss...

  • Panel introductions (0:45)
  • The case for OpenStack as a Service (2:05)
  • The case for OpenStack as a Distribution (4:35)
  • Defining services and distributions… and delivery (6:52)
  • Services at scale and different market segments for OpenStack (10:48)
  • OpenStack: "Still a box of razor blades" (15:17)
  • OpenStack use case focus and goals (18:45)
  • Control of data with service providers (20:17)
  • Work loads in the right place (27:13)
  • Maintaining distros: keeping up with OpenStack (28:05)
  • Avoiding "The Enron Effect" with Platform as a Service (33:30)
  • Adhering to API consistency (36:10)
  • The "unfair advantage" of services (39:55)


Direct download: SiT134.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:11 PM

Speaking in Tech #133 - Equinix

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Sarah is out while Ed and Greg are joined by special guest Sam Johnston, Director of Cloud and IT Services at Equinix.

This week we discus... 

  • Catching up (0:45)
  • Data Center Moats (2:10)
  • An Aussie in Zurich (3:50)
  • More travel woes (5:25)
  • Equinix ramps up (11:40)
  • HDS and Equinix announce cloud partnership (17:10)
  • Data Center evolution and the center of gravity (25:10)
  • Amazon and control of data (29:30)
  • Amazon stock and Fire Phone tank (30:55)
  • Fire Sticks to the rescue (34:30)
  • Microsoft: Get ready to dump billions into the cloud (34:40)
Direct download: SiT133.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:23 AM

Speaking in Tech #132 - It's Complicated

  • Where is Greg? ­Seems to have gone off to Barcelona forgetting that VMworld was last week (0:45)
  • Greg not allowed to go to Mars, he’s too fat (2:23)
  • Coding: WOW! ­(6:40)
  • Dr Who? No thanks.(17:00)
  • New iPads a ripoff, sales of iPads in general not hot. (17:40)
  • Apple Pay, Yosemite and SMS (20:45)
  • Sapphire no gem: Apple’s Sapphire partner GT Advanced Technologies files for bankruptcy (27:40)
  • Blackberry takeover by Lenovo? ­(31:17)
  • EMC buying out Cisco’s stake in VCE (36:40)
Direct download: SiT132.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:34 PM

Speaking in Tech #131 - Delhi Belly

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week it's just the three amigos stiring it up. This week we discus... 

  • Birthdays (0:45)
  • VMworld Barcelona (3:45)
  • What's in McDonalds food? (4:10)
  • Low carb and Delhi Belly (6:00)
  • Headlines (7:00)
  • Splitting Tech (9:05)
  • Spinning off AWS (14:20)
  • Satya steps into it (16:00)
  • Flight attendants sue FAA to ban electronics (25:10)
Direct download: SiT131.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:25 AM

Speaking in Tech #130 - More from SpiceWorld

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg is again out of the country so Ed and Sarah took control of the podcast with a special episode recorded at Spiceworld with special guests Scott Abel, Co-founder and CEO of Spiceworks and David Babbitt, Technical Marketing Manager

This week we discuss...

  • Shark tanked (1:00)
  • Leading Spiceworks (2:30)
  • The startup pitch (5:00)
  • Money in Open Source? (6:25)
  • The social network for IT professionals (9:15)
  • Development methodology (14:05)
  • Big additions to Spiceworks (19:15)
  • The accidental IT guy (39:30)
  • Making money (43:15)
Direct download: SiT130.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:24 PM

Speaking in Tech #129 - XtremChad

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is wandering around Austin while Greg and Eddie are joined by special guest Chad Sakac, Sr. Vice President of Global Systems Engineering at EMC.

This week we discuss...

  • Chadcast (0:45)
  • Eddie in Thailand (1:30)
  • vCyborg technology (3:30)
  • Missing a beat (4:30)
  • Joe a no-go at Oracle OpenWorld (6:40)
  • XtremIO destructive upgrade… and fallout (11:15)
  • HP merging with EMC: "Redonkulous" (32:00)
  • What happens next in enterprise tech? (44:50)
  • Ello becomes the hot social media platform of the day (55:20)
Direct download: SiT129.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:10 AM

Speaking in Tech #128 - LIVE from SpiceWorld

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela… except his week, the show gets hijacked by The Geek Whisperers crew, John Troyer, Amy Lewis and Matt Brender at SpiceWorld in Austin, Texas. No, it's not a Spice Girls reunion. 

This week we discuss…

  • Mutiny on the podcast (1:00)
  • Stump-casting (3:10)
  • EMC doesn't get acquired by HP (4:00)
  • The best kept secret at EMC (10:00)
  • Alibaba's big bang (14:10)
  • Eddie bakes his iPhone 6 in a microwave (18:45)
  • SpiceWorld (27:20)
  • DIY credit repair (28:12)
  • Hey now! (32:40)
Direct download: SiT128.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:29 PM