Speaking in Tech

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

Speaking in Tech 229 - You don't know Jack!

This week, Ed is back in Asia while Greg hosts the podcast with serial podcaster Amy Lewis. This week our Podcast Idol is Jack Poller of Enterprise Strategy Group. Our special guest this week is Leah Schoeb Technology Business Development at Intel. This week we discuss Intel, Nutanix IPO, public clouds and Big Dell.


The details…

(0:00) Amy Yokos Ed

(1:47) Keeping foreign currencies straight

(5:00) Podcast Idol update

(6:20) Introducing Podcast Idol Jack Poller

(11:12) NPR names

(15:30) Introducing Special guest, Leah Schoeb

(20:29) Why does Intel care about open source?

(25:07) Nutanix forced to go IPO

(31:34) Hurd gets polled at Oracle Open World

(40:00) Gartner: Public cloud is exploding

(45:54) Dell sets the record for the biggest ‘D’

(51:30) The future for Dell Technologies

(58:22) Dell vs HPE: The bloody battle for servers or software?

Direct download: SiT229.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #228 - Gabe

This week Ed and Greg are joined by Podcast Idol Gabe Chapman to discuss HP snagging Samsung printers, Dell layoffs and big bangs. Our special guest this week is Mike Dvorkin, Distinguished Engineer at Cisco - Co-founder and Chief Scientist for Insieme Networks.

The details...

(0:00) Strong Open Source and OpenStack interest in the enterprise

(3:48) Podcast Idol: Gabe Chapman

(8:06) Special Guest, Mike Dvorkin

(11:10) Direction for Open Source

(16:39) Will AWS jump into Private Cloud?

(19:10) Tech is moving away from knobs

(23:16) Changes at Cisco

(28:25) Another “cloud visionary” alert

(29:20) HP buys Samsung Printers for a BEEEELION

(32:56) Dell takes a hair cut

(38:54) Ex-EMCers forced to change Apple references in email signature files

(39:54) Data center goes down from loud noise

(43:37) Worst data center disasters

Direct download: SiT228.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:04pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #227 - Pete

This week Ed and Greg chat with Podcast Idol contestant Peter Smallbone, an IT architect in the UK. The trio discuss SpaceX, Galaxy Note, smart refrigerators and Apple’s tax problems in Ireland.

The details….

(0:00) Follow up on GTD

(1:10) FinTech Innovation accelerating

(3:42) Podcast Idol: Peter Smallbone

(7:20) SiT field reports

(10:57) Guest, no guest

(12:37) SpaceX blows up Facebook satellite

(15:24) Samsung Galaxy Note problems

(19:30) Windows coming to smart refrigerators

(26:04) Implications for the Apple Tax in Ireland

(36:01) Stalking Pete

Direct download: SiT227.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #226 - Yadin Porter de Leon

This week Greg is in Japan while Ed drives the podcast this week with Yadin Porter de Leon and his special guest, David Allen of “Getting Things Done”. This week the team talks extensively about the GTD methodology, VMworld, Uber and Amazon work hours.

The details…


(0:00) Introducing Guest co-host Yadin Porter de Leon

(3:15) Introducing special guest David Allen of Getting Things Done

(9:19) Fast growth vs personal productivity

(15:05) Software planning models

(17:01) GTD mentoring

(19:03) Getting GTD done… now with version 2

(29:22) The kind of person that picks up GTD

(35:09) Ed’s correction: NSA wasn’t hacked

(36:16) VMware: Back to the future

(39:50) Uber burning cash on-demand

(49:40) Amazon experimenting with 30 hour work weeks

Direct download: SiT226.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT

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