Speaking in Tech

Speaking in Tech #90 - Year-end Spectacular

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is flyin the coop while Greg and Sarah wrap up the year spectacularly with our very special guests, Brad O'Neill, CEO of TechValidate and Geoff Barrall, CEO and co-founder of Drobo.

This week we discuss...

  • Don Basile gets fired from Violin memory
  • Geoff's dramatic return to Drobo
  • Barrall: Days of enterprise NAS are numbered
  • Top tech stories of 2013
    • Edward Snowden / NSA scandal
    • Dell goes private
    • Microsoft restructuring
  • Recap of 2013 predictions
  • BIG 2014 Predictions
Direct download: SiT90.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:59am EST

Speaking in Tech #89 - LIVE from Dell World

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg disappears as Sarah and Eddie podcast from DellWorld with special guests Justin Warren, Managing Director at PivotNine and George Reese - Executive Director, Cloud Management at Dell.

  • DellWorld recap
  • Cloud in a box with Eucalyptus
  • AWS API's
  • Cloud branding
  • Dell consolidation
  • Elon Musk, boxes and defying logic
  • Cost leader vs value leader
  • Cloud consumption: agility not cost
Direct download: SiT89.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:28pm EST

Speaking in Tech #88 - Sensors

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the whole gang is together and laments the lighter side of tech.

  • High tech bras, big data and emotional over-eating
  • Apple iBeacon in Apple stores
  • Police intercepting mobile data
  • Bangkok protests... and George Clooney supports Ukrainians 
  • Remembering Mandela
  • The cheerleader saves Ukraine
  • Google bus protests
  • Googling Chef
  • Dell geeks out and Michael makes it rain
  • Fast food overseas

Direct download: SiT88.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:51am EST

Speaking in Tech #87 - Eat My Pie

Speaking in Tech #87 - Eat My Pie

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Ed is out on business while Sarah returns with special guest Amy Lewis of Cisco.

This week we discuss...

  • Thanksgiving recovery
  • Amazon Drones won't fly
  • Boomerang drones down under
  • LG Nexus 5 review: Pure Google
  • Twitter app fail and the wisdom of crowds
  • Apple snags Topsy
  • Siri vs Google Now
  • Amy's photo bloat 
  • Plane talking
  • The Elan Gale farce
  • Paleo flyers
  • The "Influence Diet"
Direct download: SiT87.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:53pm EST

Speaking in Tech #86 - AWS vs Private Cloud

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Sarah is out enjoying Thanksgiving while Ed and Greg cook up a podcast with special guest, Brian Gracely, Sr.Director, Global Solutions Marketing at EMC and co-host of The Cloudcast.net.

This week we discuss...

  • Gracely as politician and back at EMC
  • Savvis buys Tier3
  • Eddie's Chromebook review
  • Chromebook apps
  • AWS RE:invent conference recap
  • Amazon and the desktop
  • AWS vs. Private cloud 
  • Donut Run fundraiser
Direct download: SiT86.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:58pm EST

Speaking in Tech #85 - Open Source Smack

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the whole gang is together with special guest Joseph B. George, Director of Cloud and Big Data Solutions at Dell

  • Sarah's word of mouth
  • Jumping from HP to Dell
  • Greg gets called out
  • OpenStack collaboration
  • Openstack and Crowbar
  • Monetizing open software development
  • Enterprise adoption of open source software
  • OpenStack's true competition
  • -Dell's acquisition of Enstratius
Direct download: SiT85.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:18pm EST

Speaking in Tech #84 - Crash Landing

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the whole gang is together and laments the lighter side of tech.

This week we discuss:

  • Eddie, Greg and Sarah catch up
  • Sarah's confession
  • iPad Air Review
  • Blockbuster bites the dust
  • Sarah prefers Redbox
  • Eddie's trophy case
  • Netflix pimping caching boxes
  • Tablets on takeoff
  • Eddie's emergency landing
  • Snapchatting a crash landing
  • Microsoft CEO speculation
  • Amazon beta testing Sunday delivery
  • "Word of Mouth" marketing and Jim Beam
Direct download: SiT84.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:17am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is out while Ed and Greg break news of Cisco's new "spin-in" Insieme with Cisco's Amy Lewis of Cisco and Joe Onisick of Ensieme.

This week we discuss...

  • Cisco officially launches Ensieme
  • Software Defined Networking, but not SDN
  • Cisco vs VMware
  • Going against the software-defined grain
  • Application-centric networking for mid-size and enterprise companies
  • Infrastructure vs Application teams deploying networks
  • Open API's and OpenSource integration for integration
  • Cisco "spin-ns"
  • Industry drama and tap dancing around ENC
  • Driving down costs
  • Leveraging OpenStack, Open vSwitch and OpenDaylight
Direct download: SiT83.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:52am EST

Speaking in Tech #82 - IT Lemmings

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is wining and dining while Sarah and Greg hold court with Mark Twomey of EMC, better known as Storagezilla.

This week we discuss...

  • Oracle's Uncle Larry needs a team
  • The Amazon Bubble
  • AWS tech trap
  • Data classification and public clouds
  • False clouds and IT lemmings
  • LinkedIn taps your email, security heads explode
  • Big Data and LinkedIn
  • EMC sues former employee 
  • Prsopects for flash startups
  • Halloween costumes and chocolate tasting
Direct download: SiT82.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:51pm EST

Speaking in Tech #81 - The Czar

Eddie is flying solo this week while Greg does real work and Sarah is under the weather. This week our special guest is Val Bercovici, Big Data & Cloud Czar at NetApp.

  • Playing with Chromecast
  • Life without Vaughn
  • Transformation of IT trends
  • Hyperscale cloud architectures
  • Big Data and teenage sex
  • 2014, the year of Big Data
  • The promise of OpenStack
  • IaaS vs PaaS
  • Microsoft Hyper-V chipping away at VMware
  • Microsoft tablets, getting it right by version 3
  • Innovation after brand
  • Monetizing OpenStack
Direct download: SiT81.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:37pm EST

Speaking in Tech #80 - Breaking up is hard to do

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is partying in Barcelona while Greg and Sarah hold the ship steady.

In this epsiode, we discuss:

  • Catching up with Sarah
  • Eddie in Barcelona for VMworld
  • Public drinking and party barns
  • VMware buys Desktone, huh?
  • XaaS is here to stay
  • Oracle hates Open Source
  • Creating value from Open Source
  • Hurd cheats again
  • Breaking up Microsoft
  • Picking a phone... and an intern
Direct download: SiT80.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:51pm EST

Speaking in Tech #79 - Open Doorway

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is celebrating her birthday leaving Ed and Greg to fend for themselves. Fortunately Amy Lewis of Cisco steps in to keep the show steady. 

In this epsiode, we discuss:

  • Sarah & Greg's Birthday
  • VMworld Barcelona... and pickpocketing
  • Eddie and the IT Dinosaurs
  • Shiney balls and legacy IT
  • AMD gets into the Verizon Cloud
  • OpenDoorway and THMF architectures
  • Greg's next smartphone
  • Samsung bloatware on Android updates
  • Things you can't do on a tablet
  • Podcast problems
  • Cisco, SAP and Google playing with Blackberry bits
  • Amy on Google Glass
  • "Geek Whisperers" and "Engineers Unplugged"
Direct download: SiT79.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Speaking in Tech #78 - Chad 2.0

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is out so it's just Ed and Greg with special guest Chad Sakac, Sr. Vice President for Global Presales Technical Resources at EMC.

  • Flashback to "the bet"
  • Chad's RIM shot
  • EMC's over-the-top announcemnt 
  • Tech in the movies
  • Punching down, punching up
  • The meat on EMC's announcements
  • Opex vs Capex, consumption models
  • McAfee launches new security device
  • Chad dishes startup advice

Direct download: SiT78.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:35pm EST

Speaking in Tech #77 - Blackburried

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week it's the three amigos and loads of smack talk.

This week we discuss:

  • Eddie in recovery
  • Stewart Vaughn update, Pure poaching
  • Blackberry buys jet, sells the company
  • BBM app gets pulled
  • Cool kids wants iPhone Gold
  • Nirvanix closes up shop, cloud vultures circle
  • Cloudy abstractions and gravity
  • Dude, I got a cloud
  • Crackdown on bogus yogurt reviews
  • RSA's backdoor algorithm
  • LinkedIn getting sued
  • Social condoms
  • Eddie and Sarah gets endorsed
Direct download: SiT77.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

Speaking in Tech #76 - Pure Vaughn

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the podcasdt was recorded from a live Google+ Hangout with our special guest, Vaughn Stewart, formerly of Netapp.

This week we discuss:

  • VMworld recap and best parties
  • Ed's CloudBeat recap
  • Vaughn leaves NetApp for Pure Storage
  • The Gorilla Suit
  • Vaughns mom
  • Chromecast giveaaway
  • VMworld Barcelona
  • StorageBeers in London, 25 September
  • Ed's bed
  • EMC's big announcement
Direct download: SiT75a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:45pm EST

Speaking in Tech #75 - Live from CloudBeat

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg and Sarah are slacking off while Eddie is flying solo at CloudBeat in San Francisco, CA. Our special guests are Justin Pirie, Cloud Strategist at Mimecast, Dave McCrory, SVP of DSP (Platform) Engineering at Warner Music Group and Ben Kepes, well known technology evangelist, investor, commentator and business adviser.

This week we discuss:

  • Dave's Fedora
  • Not just talking cloud, doing cloud
  • More AWS API whining
  • Ugly babies
  • Judging clouds
  • On prem, off prem consistency and vCHS
  • Portability is over-rated
  • Service distinction
  • Jevons paradox in IT
  • The cloud keys: Compliance, management and security
Direct download: SiT75.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:37am EST

Speaking in Tech #74 - More from VMworld

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together again in San Francisco at VMworld with special guests Stephen Spellicy, Senior Director, Product Management, Enterprise Data Protection at HP and Bryan Beal, Director, Cloud and Service Provider Strategy at Brocade.

This week we discuss:

More from VMworld

  • VMworld party recap
  • Nicera and OpenDaylight SDN
  • HP pushing backup to the cloud
  • Evolution of Software Defined Networking
  • Stack orchestration beyond SDN
  • Backup as opex
  • Enterprises running low value workloads in AWS
  • Redefining cloud
  • Paper-defined
  • Rubber Unicorns
Direct download: SiT74.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:07pm EST

Speaking in Tech #73 - Live from VMworld

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together in San Francisco at VMworld with special guest, Michael Hay - Vice President and Chief Engineer at Hitachi Data Systems.

This week we discuss:

  • Recap of Pat Gelsinger's keynote from VMworld
  • How does VMware continue to innovate?
  • Hardware vs Software
  • VMware as orchestration software
  • Leveraging application catelogs
  • The challenge of flash technology 
  • The IT move to services
  • Gelsinger vs Andreessen... and the role of cloud
  • The AWS exageration
  • Balmer's exit and the potential for a Microsoft breakup

Direct download: SiT73.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:57am EST

Speaking in Tech #72 - The Last Podcast

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is back together and making plans for VMworld.

This week we discuss...

  • The last podcast due to NSA scandal
  • Groklaw & Lavabit shutdown... just to stick it to the man
  • VMware's strategy with OpenStack
  • Public cloud a waste of money?
  • Amazon goes down, Sarah can't buy it now
  • Sarah gets fixed
  • VMworld "Post-it Note Challenge"
  • vOdgeball with #TeamBacon
  • VMworld parties
Direct download: SiT72.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:06am EST

Speaking in Tech #71 - Rodney Rogers

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie and Sarah are out so it's just Greg with special guest Rodney Rogers, serial entrepeneur and Chairman and CEO of Virtustream. We take the opportunity to dive into how Rodney built IT companies through some of the worst economic times and the reality of building a public cloud company in the shadow of Amazon Web Services and IBM.

This week we discuss...

  • Rodney's background
  • Building a cloud business and keeping it simple
  • The economics of public, private and virtual clouds
  • Redefining cloud resource metrics: MicroVM (uVM) 
  • The NSA scandal and skepticism of public cloud
  • Transforming internal IT into a service business
  • OpenStack AWS API debate
  • Vurtustream gets into UFC
Direct download: SiT71.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:37pm EST

Speaking in Tech #70 - Swag

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is on vacation while Ed rejoins the team after being away a couple of weeks.

This week we discuss...

  • Vendor swag
  • Eddie pitches a tent
  • Jeff Bezos and the Washington Post... for tax reasons?
  • Crowdsourcing the news
  • NSA shakes up public cloud
  • When clouds are not really clouds
  • Cloud encryption not so simple
  • Yahoo buys Rockmelt
  • VMware makes big hires 
  • -Chuck Hollis mancrush

Direct download: SiT70.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:20am EST

Speaking in Tech #69 - Cloud Clash

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie and Sarah are out and our special guests are Mark Twomey (aka Storagezilla) of EMC and Aaron Delp of Citrix and The Cloudcast.net. 

This week we discuss...

  • The return of Cosmos
  • OpenStack API war breaks out
  • Cloud conspiracy theories
  • Clouderati circle jerk
  • Citrix, CloudStack and opensource development
  • Chromecast puts a dagger in Apple TV
  • App ecosystem around Chromecast to dominate TV's
  • Nexus 7 attractive but is the tablet market saturated?
  • Microsoft Surface on ARM is rough... but it runs Office
  • Kindle suicide
  • Clash of the titans over Dell
  • For Dell, it's personal. For Icahn, it's just a game.
Direct download: SiT69.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:02am EST

Speaking in Tech #68 - Forking Android

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is out and it's just Sarah and Greg.

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie's potty mouth
  • Sarah's broken wing
  • Jumping gears
  • Killing it on Craigslist 
  • Samsung creating it's own developers conference
  • Forking Android?
  • Another smartphone browser
  • Incognito mode
  • Possible new Moto X Phone coming from Google
  • New Nexus 7 around the corner
  • Samsung Note 8 is screaming fast
  • Gadget overload
  • Royal baby names
Direct download: SiT68.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:18pm EST

Speaking in Tech #67 - The Life of Farley

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, our special guest is Marc Farley of Microsoft.

This week we discuss...

  • Catching up with Marc Farley, StorSimple and Microsoft
  • Yosemite in summer
  • Farley's new book
  • Lunch with Sarah
  • Balmer's memo
  • "The business of business is business"
  • VMware ditches Zimbra
  • Is VMware still cool?
  • Apple TV wants to skip advertising
  • Sarah rants about streaming video content
  • TV station gets punked
  • Mr. Bean plays on a Dreamliner and in Heathrow
Direct download: SiT67.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

Speaking in Tech #66 - The Ed Bomb

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, all three are together... again!

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie blows his hand off
  • More Edward Snowden news
  • Slow news week: Missing baby mural in Roswell
  • Summer geek movies bomb
  • Tesla makes it to the NASDAQ 100
  • Execs bail on VMware
  • VMware transitioning 
  • VMware vs Amazon vs Microsoft
  • Big transitions at Microsoft
  • The "Start Button" and "spacial coherence"
  • Sarah's VRTX trouble
  • VMworld pool party
Direct download: SiT66.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

Speaking in Tech #65 - Adieu TechNet

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, all three are together for the forst time in weeks

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie and Greg banter about Cisco Live and Orlando
  • Geek Karaoke
  • Sarah's VRTX
  • Microsoft kills TechNet, Freeloaders revolt
  • Snowden getting the squeeze
  • FalconStor CEO Jim McNiel resigns
  • Twitter fail
  • IT isn't dumping infrastructure for the cloud
  • Benioff and Ellison become strange bedfellows
Direct download: SiT65.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:10pm EST

Speaking in Tech #64 - Cisco Live!

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is recharging while Ed and Greg take on Orlando, Florida at Cisco Live with special guests, Greg Ferro, host of the Packet Pushers podcast and Chief Global Network Architect at Canopy Cloud, Ethan Banks, Network Engineer and prolific blogger, Amy Lewis, Community Cat Herder at Cisco Data Centre and Chris Wahl, Cisco Live blogger.

This week we discuss...

  • Cisco Live in Orlando
  • Ed and Greg catch up
  • Canopy Cloud, VCHS and the public cloud
  • Bridging private and public cloud
  • Amazon not taking business from traditional IT
  • Converged infrastructure takes hold
  • Value of Open Compute 
  • Getting executives to understand technology

Disclosure: Ed and Greg are participating in Cisco Live as guests of Cisco where travel, lodging and some meals were provided.

Direct download: SiT64.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:44pm EST

Speaking in Tech #63 - Fruity Bits

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is hiding so it's just Ed and Greg with special guest, Ben Kepes, well known evangelist, investor, commentator and business advisor.

This week we discuss...

  • Greg and Ed banter about Cisco Live
  • Greg as an opening act to Brian Cox
  • PRISM and the NSA spying program
  • New Zealand gets into spying
  • Hong Kong as a whistle-blower refuge
  • Standards for the Software Defined Data Centre?
  • Savvis acquires AppFog
  • Platform-as-a-Service market
  • Pivotal, CloudFoundry and fruity-bits
  • Sticky PaaS
  • The changing role of the CTO and CIO
Direct download: SiT63.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:21pm EST

Speaking in Tech #62 - Live from Dell Enterprise Forum

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg flees to Germany while Ed and Sarah host a panel session at the Dell Enterprise Forum in San Jose, California. The special guet for the panel include Tim Carroll, Director, Dell Research Computing Group, Drew Schulke, Director, Dell Data Center Solutions, Brian Payne, Executive Director, Dell Servers Solutions and Ganesh Padmanabhan, Director of Products, Dell Converged Infrastructure Solutions

This week we discuss...

  • The attraction of modular datacenters
  • Challenges from white box servers and ODM companies
  • OpenStack, Open Compute and Dell
  • HPC... at an Enterprise Conference?
  • HPC and life sciences
  • Evolution of orchestration 
  • The dirty details on Dell's VRTX
  • The analysts take on Dell servers
  • Breakdown between hyperscale servers and the rack/tower/blades
Direct download: SiT62.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:13pm EST

Speaking in Tech #61 - Facial Recognition

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is hiding so it's just Ed and Greg

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie and Greg catch up
  • Greg gets a Mac
  • Newspaper dumps 28 photographers, trains reporters to take pictures with an iPhone
  • LinkedIn as a skill
  • Google and facial recognition apps on Google Glass
  • Cisco Live at the end of June in Orlando
  • Google Glass stalking and Flip cams
  • Chromebooks rock...except for podcasting
  • 3 more bidders for Hulu
  • Pandora vs Spotify... and no one cares what Ed listens to
  • vExperts... and not vExperts
  • Dell and everyone else's cloud
  • Amazon is going to destroy everything... and then the unicorns will attack
Direct download: SiT61.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:55am EST

Speaking in Tech #60 - Summer Geek Movies

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is on a secret mission so it's just Sarah and Greg with our special guest, Mark Twomey (aka Storagezilla).

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie is AWOL... again
  • Movie spoilers
  • Yahoo tap dances with Hulu
  • Google and Apple still haven't figured out TV
  • Content creation vs digital distribution
  • Could Yahoo overpay for Hulu?
  • BBC, Sherlock and Stark Trek
  • Geek summer movie reviews and trailers
  • Movie scores
  • EMC ViPR
  • The large data problem
Direct download: SiT60.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:23pm EST

Speaking in Tech #58 - Cloud Bubble

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Eddie hosts the show solo at DrupalCon in Portland, Oregon with special guests Joaquin Lippincott, President of Metal Toad Media and Holly Ross, Executive Director of the Drupal Association.

This week, Eddie discusses...

  • Drupal and the Drupal Association
  • Who is using Drupal? Whitehouse.gov, Emmys, Grammys
  • What matters in a CMS? modular, extensibility, arbitrarily create APIs, intersection with Bigdata
  • Drupal adoption (tech guys vs marketing and CMOs)
  • Blogging is the gateway drug to Content Management
  • SaaS vs Hosted Instances
  • Blogs and CMS systems, where all content goes to die
  • Business Units asking for Glitter Dusted Unicorns
  • Drupal and Opensource Governance
  • Commercial involvement, monetization models for contributors
  • Content Management System disrupting commercial markets
Direct download: SiT59.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

Speaking in Tech #58 - Cloud Bubble

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is out with the band so it's just Eddie and Greg.

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie's slide trombone and secret misssions
  • "The Amazon Bubble" and the public interest
  • Cloud as a utility
  • Greg becomes a blogger
  • Software Defined Storage and ViPR
  • Feds secretly get news reporters phone records
  • Eddie makes his own secure email server
Direct download: SiT58.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:03pm EST

Speaking in Tech #57 - Glass

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is on a secret mission so it's just Sarah and Greg.

This week we discuss...

  • Sarah and Greg in pain
  • Eddie on a secret mission
  • Dell's acquisition of Enstratius
  • Adobe bails out of Creative Suite
  • Software as a Service and privacy
  • LinkedIn turns 10
  • Sarah laments about Reid Hoffman in high school 
  • Big Data and social Media
  • Greg endorses Sarah
  • Google Glass and white guys
Direct download: SiT57.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:19pm EST

Speaking in Tech #56 - Topless

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, our very special guests are Chad Sakac, Sr VP Global Systems Engineering at EMC, John Troyer, Director, Social Media Evangelist at VMware, Amy Lewis, Community Evangelist at Cisco, Greg Schulz, THE MAN at StorageIO, Marc Farley, Storage and social media guy for Microsoft.

This week we discuss...

  • Speaking in Tech celebrates our one year anniversary
  • “THE BET” 
  • Sakac goes topless with an EMC hearts HDS' Tattoo on his chest
  • Where Dell goes next? How will it impact customers?
  • Consumerization of IT
  • The big Pivotal launch
  • Maritz's journey to the cloud takes a right turn
  • How does big data and cloud mix?
  • Microsoft is the elephant in the cloud platform room
  • Brands and clouds
  • The big conferencesin the next 6 months

Direct download: SiT56.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:57pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Ed drives the podcast this week with Greg as his sidekick and Cisco's Amy Lewis joins as our special guest this week.

This week we cover:

  • Greg and Amy continue their social media unfeud
  • Ed visits the OpenStack Summit
  • OpenStack and meaningful code contributions
  • How the concept of 'open' has changed in 12 months
  • London StorageBeers recap
  • Cloud Schnitzel
  • Dell still going private
  • Next week, the big Sakac podcast
  • Boston bombings and social media
  • Learning to be cynical on social media
Direct download: SiT55.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:19am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg is in London with very special guests, Chris Evans of Architecting.IT and Martin Glassborow, otherwise known as StorageBod.

This week we discuss...

  • Catching up with Martin and Chris
  • Good British beers
  • StorageBeers TONIGHT in London
  • The challenge of object storage
  • The real cost of public cloud storage
  • Reconciling cloud hype
  • Data rentention in the cloud
  • The evolution of long term archives
  • Data retention, privacy and geography
Direct download: SiT54.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together for an episode of open banter.

To start, we catch up with Eddie and Sarah: 

  • Ed’s Cloud Connect Presentation on “Digital class warfare or information anarchy?” 
  • Sarah’s been focusing on Dell’s Enterprise Forum
  • StorageBeers in London on April 17

This week we discuss...

  • Facebook announces Facebook Home... and no one really cares
  • Twitter is not maturing, ignores user experience and the strength of twitter lists
  • Sarah defends Twitter abuse
  • Facebook is the new AOL
  • Networking vendors launch open-source OpenDaylight Project to standardize SDN
  • “Open” get sexier
  • California court bans checking smartphone maps while driving 
  • Sarah and Eddie play bumper cars
Direct download: SiT53.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:36pm EST

Speaking in Tech #52 - Live from CloudConnect

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed is flying solo live from DeployCon at CloudConnect in Santa Clara, California. Our special guests this week are Margaret Dawson, VP of Product Marketing and Cloud Evangelist at HP and Ben Kepes, well known technology evangelist, invester, commentator and business adviser. 

  • Adoption of Platform as a Service in the Enterprise
  • PaaS resistance in the Enterprise
  • Does PaaS introduce more risk and lock-in?
  • Similarity of evolution of PaaS and IaaS
  • Enterprises adopting PaaS and Opensource
  • Building Bridges between IT and business units
Direct download: SiT52.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:16am EST

Speaking in Tech #51 - Software Defined...

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together again with special guest, Mark Thiele, Executive VP of Data Center Tech at Switch. 

This week we discuss...

Banter:

  • Eddie wrecks a car in Seattle
  • Sarah crashes a wedding

This week:

  • US regulators may loosen rules on electronic devices
  • Google Reader closing, backlash growing 
  • Bidding war for Dell?
  • Digging into Switch
  • Mark’s recent blog post: "Organizational Issues & Opportunities with SDDC"
  • Defining the Software Defined Data Center
  • The “one click” Release To Production (RTP) environment
  • SDDC doesn't solve the "people" problem
Direct download: SiT51.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:30pm EST

Speaking in Tech #50 - Geoff Barrall

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together for the first time in over a month.

First, some banter...

  • Sarah is back and after SXSW, contemplates branding social media “experts”... literally
  • Ed is still employed and plans on speaking at CloudConnect
  • Speaking in Tech announces the first big party for VMworld
  • StorageBeers in London on April 17

Our very special guest this week is Geoff Barrall, CEO of Connected Data and Chairman of Gridstore

  • Geoff traces his startup pedigree
  • Connected Data and the “Transporter”
  • Leveraging Kickstarter to launch a product
  • Learning from Dropbox
  • Reliable file sharing, backup and data repository
  • Lessons from product design, branding and manufacturing
  • Google inspired Gridstore
  • True storage clustering

Direct download: SiT50.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:20am EST

Speaking in Tech #49 - Cloud Chaos

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Sarah is out yet agsain this week enjoying SXSW but we are joined by special guest Brian Gracely, Vice President of Solutions at Virtustream and co-host of The Cloudcast Net.

This week we discuss:

  • Sarah still not back yet
  • Lounge Lizards
  • Cloudcast.net podcast
  • Eat, Run, Vomit
  • The skinny on Virtustream
  • Application workloads on the cloud
  • VMware tweets a leak
  • Chaos and transition at VMware
  • Public cloud workloads
  • Challenge for cloud service providers
Direct download: SiT49.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm EST

Speaking in Tech #48 - Live from las vegas

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we are live in Las Vegas for VMware's Partner Exchange. Ed is flying solo this week with special guests Amy Lewis- Social and Community Engagement at Cisco, Caroline Yap - Director of Strategic Alliances at Service Mesh and Mark Thiele - EVP of Datacenter Technology at Switch

This week we discuss...

  • Marissa Mayer's killing of remote workers and the impact on workers/families
    • Working individuals, moms and the impact on them
    • Culling dead weight
    • Trend towards BYOD
    • Leadership and turning around companies
    • Corporate autonomy from the market
    • Short term corporate gains which affect market opinions
    • Not about "Woman CEO"
  • Cloud Brokers and management tools
    • Service Mesh, Hypervisor-agnostic cloud-agnostic Cloud management tools
    • Policy and Compliance through Cloud management tools
    • Abstraction of IT resources
  • One cloud does not fit all
    • Single provider architectures don't fit the availability model needed for businesses
    • Need for standards in a world of choice
  • Innovation in IT
    • Development for the sake of development
    • Making a difference in business, speeding time to provision of IT resources for businesses
  • The internet went down
  • Twitter streams on a notepad

Direct download: SiT48.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm EST

Speaking in Tech #47 - W. Curtis Preston & David West

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we are live in New York City at CommVault's Data Management Summit with special guests, W. Curtis Preston of "Truth in IT" and David West, VP of Marketing for CommVault. 

This week we discuss...

  • Curtis loses it
  • Movies of the year
  • CommVault announces Simpana 10
  • From backup and disaster recovery to data management
  • API access into retained data
  • Convergence of snapshots, backup and archive
  • Challenges backing up virtualized environments
  • Hyper-V gaining market share against VMware
  • Data protection of cloud apps like Salesforce

Disclosure: Speaking in Tech is independent and does not receive financial support directly or indirectly from vendors or guests and vendor relationships are clearly disclosed on the podcast. Hosts of the podcast do occasionally accept opportunities from vendors to cover special events and vendor announcements where travel, lodging and meals are typically covered. For this podcast, CommVault provided transportation and lodging.

Direct download: SiT47.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:51pm EST

Speaking in Tech #46 - Neil Levine

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is out still... but special guest Neil Levine from Inktank joins us to shed light on how open source is progressing in the enterprise.

This week we discuss...

  • Watered down tech
  • Telsa test drive debacle
  • Catching up on Inktank
  • Open source as a business model
  • Barriers to object storage
  • OpenStack and CloudStack adoption
  • Software defined... by API's
  • Open file systems impact on "Big Data"
  • Open source in the enterprise
  • Legacy data... and the challenge of untapping it
Direct download: SiT46.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51pm EST

Speaking in Tech #45 - VMware Does Storage

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is sick... but Cisco's Amy Lewis drops in to help out with special guest Andy Banta of VMware.

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie and Greg Banter, Sarah is sick... so Amy Lewis jumps in to save the show
  • VMware acquires Virsto Software for software defined storage
  • More Dell news, shareholders challenge buyout\
  • The innovation that came out of Sun
  • Greg gets burned by “Stump the Chump”
  • Defense contractor might have a predictive stalking app
  • More privacy issues creep up
Direct download: SiT45.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:52am EST

Speaking in Tech #44 - Bang

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, there's no guest - we keep it cozy with just the three of us.

This week we discuss...

  • Banter and transcripts
  • Eddie gets a new job
  • Dell to go private, Knieriemen wins the bet
  • HP's snarky press release regarding Dell 
  • Rumors persist about NetApp
  • Facebook Is rumoured to create mobile location-tracking app
  • “Bang with Friends” App Review
  • Privacy issues may creep up 
Direct download: SiT44.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:41am EST

Speaking in Tech #43 - The Enterprise gets ARMed

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Our special guest this week is Ian Ferguson, Vice President, Segment Marketing at ARM.

This week we discuss,

  • Eddie is still burned out
  • ARM in the enterprise
  • Breaking down the ARM ecosystem
  • Managing expectation for ARM
  • VMware reports growth, gets hammered in the financial market
  • Big layoffs, big hires at VMware
  • Dell buyout getting a little quieter

Direct download: SiT43.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:11am EST

Speaking in Tech #42 - Neanderthal Baby

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, there's no guest - we keep it cozy with just the three of us.

This week we discuss...

  • Three Amigos
  • Recapping the “The Big Bet” with Chad Sakac
  • Fighting over OpenStack
  • Open Compute vs OpenStack 
  • Facebook announces a new stalking tool “Social Graph Search”
  • Sarah’s Kindle Fire HD update and more British television reviews
  • Gift requests for Santa Vaughn
  • France considers taxing your big data
  • Sarah wants a neanderthal baby
Direct download: SiT42.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:12am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Our special guest is Chad Sakac, Sr. Vice President of Global Systems Engineering at EMC.

This week we discuss...

  • Sarah’s voice is back
  • Big transitions and organizational change
  • Chadentology
  • OpenStack, EMC and “co-opitition”
  • The maturity of OpenStack
  • The “Software-defined Data Centre”
  • Parsing enterprise technology
  • Sentiment will drive technology in 2013
  • Could Dell really go private?
  • The big bet
  • Aaron Swartz suicide

Direct download: SiT41.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Sarah is out but Eddie and Greg carry on with very special guest George Reese, Co-founder and CTO of enStratus.

This week we discuss...

  • Catching up with Eddie
  • EnStratus evolution
  • Cloud and the barrier to the enterprise
  • Managing multiple clouds at once
  • Netflix fails to own it’s failure, passes the buck to AWS
  • Enterprise IT shouldn’t be trying to boil the ocean
  • Amazon Web Services doesn’t need an enterprise plan
  • Technology buying is broken
  • OpenStack is getting the buzz... but is it gaining customers? 
  • The object storage challenge
  • Home automation and wifi light bulbs
Direct download: SiT40.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:10am EST

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