Speaking in Tech

Speaking in Tech #140 - The BIG BIG 2015 Predictions show

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Sarah has already started the holidays while Ed pontificates on 2015 with our very special guests Brad O'Neil, founding investor of StumbleUpon and CEO of Tech Validate, and Geoff Barrall, CEO of Connected Data and Imation board member.

This week we discuss...

  • The prediction show to end all predictions (1:00)
  • Personal highlights of 2014 (2:20)
  • Scoring last years predictions (9:40)
  • The BIG predictions for 2015 (29:00)
  • Could Twitter be acquired? (30:50)
  • Big valuations for Docker and global recession (34:00)
  • The IT pendulum (40:40)
  • Uber to steamroll to $80 Billion valuation (42:00)
  • A big flame out: Box or AWS? (43:30)
  • Uber to buy Tinder? (53:30)
  • Big changes for SiT in 2015 (58:00)
Direct download: SiT140.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:21am EDT

Speaking in Tech #139 - Breached 


Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Ed and Sarah are out while Greg is joined by Adrian DeLuca, APAC CTO of HDS.


This week we discuss...

  • India rewind (1:00)
  • Sony breach goes deep (3:15)
  • Security? Anything is penetrable (5:45)
  • Australia privacy laws (11:15)
  • The breathalyzer for social media (16:05)
  • Machine learning in your pocket (19:00)
  • Cloud Foundry Foundation comes together (23:15)
  • Do platforms matter yet? (28:10)
Direct download: SiT139.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:04pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #138 - Rocket

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Edis out while Sarah and Greg are joined by special guest Dr. John Troyer of TechReckoning.com.

This week we discus... 

  • Tech Reckoning (1:50)
  • Lollipop turns into Vista (3:47)
  • Google solving problems that don't exist (10:15)
  • CoreOS: Docker fundamentally flawed (14:55)
  • Container wars (20:05)
  • Do you need a college degree to work in IT? (25:05)
Direct download: SiT138.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:09am EDT

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: 8:30pm EDT

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: 3:47pm EDT

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: 8:38pm EDT

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: 9:11am EDT

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: 10:23pm EDT

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: 12:34pm EDT

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: 11:25pm EDT