Speaking in Tech

Speaking in tech #225 - Datacenter Dude

This week Podcast Idol returns with Nick Howell joining Greg and Ed to host this week’s episode where the boys discuss a new browser, layoffs at Cisco and Powershelgl gets open sourced. Our special guest this week is Brian Clifton, a developer at Brave.

The details…

(0:00) Podcast Idol update

(2:53) The Nick Howell interview

(8:45) Introducing Special Guest Brian Clifton of Brave

(14:46) Brave, the secure, open source ad-blocking browser

(22:04) The moral compass when writing code

(25:20) Big layoffs at Cisco a product strategy?

(30:05) Employee pump-n-dump

(34:17) Microsoft open sources PowerShell

(37:35) Open source fixes a Microsoft engineering problem

(39:23) Financial implications for Microsoft

(40:58) Equation Group hacking

(44:09) Shadow Brokers may be an inside job

Direct download: SiT225.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT

Speaking in Tech 224 - DiscoPosse

Greg Ferro of Packet Pushers co-hosts the podcast this week with Greg and Ed to discuss Intel, the death of private clouds, IoT and OpenStack. Our special guest this week is Eric Wright… not the rapper, the dude from VMTurbo…er… now Turbonomic also known as DiscoPosse.

The details…

(0:00) Ferro the TWiT
(2:53) Podcast Idol update
(3:20) Introducing Eric Wright (DiscoPosse)
(6:40) Field report from Intel Developer Forum
(8:00) Intel jumping into ARM fabrication
(12:24) Intel all about avoiding public cloud
(13:44) Private cloud… in a car!
(16:25) Wait, Private cloud dead, again
(17:50) Prediction: AWS will offer Private Cloud
(26:29) Cloud is not a zero sum game
(30:50) Internet of Things as the game changer
(36:40) VC’s optimized for failure
(38:22) Is OpenStack turning into TrumpStack?
(46:30) Making sausage in the open
(49:15) The origin of DiscoPosse

Direct download: SiT224.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:33am EDT

Speaking in Tech 223 - Fred

This is the first week of our "Podcast Idol" competition with Fred "Spike" Nix and his special guest, John Williams, President of Reduxio. This week the group discusses Delta's power outage, AWS at the top of Public Cloud and Oracle's data breach.

Here are the details...

(0:00) Podcast Idol, Week 1: Fred Nix
(9:38) Ed’s wedding recap
(12:15) Introducing John Williams, President of Reduxio
(24:08) Delta suffers power outage, where’s the cloud?
(27:40) AWS is the big dog of IaaS Cloud
(29:55) The Gartner game and startups
(32:39) Gartner also tackles Enterprise File Sync-n-Share tools
(36:25) Krebs: Oracle gets hit with data breach
(38:08) Layered security and preventing ransomware

Direct download: SiT223.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #222 - The Goodbye Show

This week Greg returns just as one of the co-hosts has decided it’s time to move on. This week we discuss private equity and HPE, Oracle and NetSuite, being “the man” and some tearful goodbyes.

The details…

(1:00) The bitch is back
(6:35) Podcast feedback
(10:00) Getting hitched
(16:37) Could private equity snag HPE?
(20:12) Oracle scoops up NetSuite
(22:26) Kaspersky wants to make you “the man”
(26:16) XtremIO co-founder making changes
(28:50) Goodbye: One of the hosts is leaving
(34:21) The exit interview
(42:00) Finding a podcast host replacement: Podcast Idol
(44:44) Final goodbyes

Direct download: SiT222.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #221 - Scruffy

This week Sarah, Ed and Amy talk smack about Yahoo, DNC emails and business expenses. Our special guest this week is Sumeet Singh, founder and CEO AppFormix.


The details…

(1:00) Epic road trips: “Anything green helps…”
(5:07) Verizon, where old web sites go to die
(13:41) DNC emails get leaked
(22:00) Biz expenses backfire on some women
(31:12) FLASHBACK: “Scruffy you’re alive!” Yahoo Commercial
(31:29) Introducing Sumeet Singh, founder and CEO AppFormix
(39:08) Adoption of containers in the enterprise
(45:18) The future for AppFormix

Direct download: SiT221.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:17pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #220 - Bocanuts

This week Sarah, Ben and Amy dish up Silicon Valley product placements, ARM acquisition and Microsoft’s big quarter. Our special guest this week is Jason Collier, co-founder of Scale.

The details…

(1:00) Scratchy Ben and Aloha Greg
(3:30) HPE hits Silicon Valley
(5:30) SoftBank waves it’s ARM
(9:32) Microsoft discovers Jevons Paradox
(15:44) Yahoo tumbles
(22:30) Blackberry may have a direction
(25:00) Starbucks screws porn surfers
(30:38) FLASHBACK: Dallas, 1978
(31:23) Dragging in Jason Collier
(37:19) Scale ramps
(39:45) The cloud alternative
(47:10) The Cleveland episode… and batteries, bread and knives
(49:00) ARM: Buy low, sell high
(50:13) Inventions don’t make a market
(53:15) The beginning of hyper convergence

Direct download: SiT220.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:09am EDT

Speaking in Tech #219 - Cotémon

This week Sarah and Eddie chase down Pokémon, Ashley Madison, Privacy Shield and Theranos. Our special guest this week is Michael Coté, Director of Technical Marketing at Pivotal to jump into the future of Platform as a Service (PaaS).

The details…

(1:00) Coffee with Coté on the coast
(6:30) Hunting down Pokémon
(17:19) Rebranding Ashley Madison with Polly
(21:08) Safe Harbor reboot: Privacy Shield
(25:53) Theranos thrashed
(29:53) Flashing NetApp
(33:00) FLASHBACK: Pokémon Commercial from 1998
(33:30) Coté back in the Dell family
(35:45) Developer advocates at Pivotal
(41:50) The future of PaaS and Containers
(45:49) No one really wants to be called PaaS anymore
(52:02) How PaaS got a bad name
(53:07) Hearing Coté

Direct download: SiT219.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:32pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #218 - Open for Business

This week Sarah and Eddie pound the pod to discuss Pernix Data, Google bets and open source communities. Our special guest this week is Jonas Rosland, Developer Advocate and Community Manager at EMC.

(1:00) Speaking in Duets
(3:24) Double dipping
(4:30) Rumour: Nutanix to swallow Pernix
(9:18) Google’s other bets
(15:50) Bezos does Isadora Duncan
(18:53) Gelsinger goes shopping
(22:32) FLASHBACK: IBM 5100 commercial (1977)
(24:32) Introducing Jonas Rosland
(30:17) Dumping IRC for Slack
(32:54) EMC making bets on open source
(39:10) Persistent storage for containers
(43:37) Driving an open source culture
(48:08) Transformation not tools
(49:05) The “Dellephant” in the room

Direct download: SiT218.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:43am EDT

Speaking in Tech #217 - Brexit Breath

This week Sarah Vela, Ed Saipetch and Amy Lewis dish on Brexit, Obama and Theranos. Our special guest this week is Mark Thiele from Apcera.

The details...

(1:00) Eddie Spinach returns and Amy bounces back from Dockercon
(4:42) Brexit bananas
(9:33) Lee Caswell leaves NetApp (yawn)
(11:59) Pitching Obama
(16:07) Draper pumps Theranos
(18:13) US Customs: Your Twitter handle please
(21:31) FLASHBACK: 1970’s anti-cable commercial
(22:17) Mark Thiele returns to the podcast
(24:45) Jumping into Apcera and containers in production
(28:11) Nerding out at Dockercon
(34:02) Organizational gaps in IT
(38:38) Bimodal silos
(43:47) Books vs Experience

Direct download: SiT217.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:59pm EDT

Speaking in tech #216 - You don’t want Jack

This week Sarah Vela and Ben Kepes carry the podcast to discuss Dockercon, AWS, Musk and Apple headphones. Our special guest this week is Andrew Hillier, CTO and co-founder of Cirba.

(1:00) Ed in Thailand for 104
(2:37) Dockercon wrap
(6:39) AWS is… dead?
(9:00) Musk wants Solar City, Tesla tanks
(11:05) Rumour: Apple to dump headphone jack
(14:21) Dell dumps some software
(17:57) FLASHBACK: Amazon (2009)
(18:27) Introducing Andrew Hillier, CTO and co-founder of Cirba
(23:31) The role for infrastructure in enterprise IT
(28:55) SaaS: Cloud and the enterprise services model
(32:01) Software-defined everything
(34:47) Cloud governance, risk and compliance
(37:12) IT ecosystem coopition
(41:00) The future of containers and micro services

Direct download: SiT216.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:45pm EDT