Speaking in Tech

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

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