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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Speaking in Tech #130 - More from SpiceWorld

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg is again out of the country so Ed and Sarah took control of the podcast with a special episode recorded at Spiceworld with special guests Scott Abel, Co-founder and CEO of Spiceworks and David Babbitt, Technical Marketing Manager

This week we discuss...

  • Shark tanked (1:00)
  • Leading Spiceworks (2:30)
  • The startup pitch (5:00)
  • Money in Open Source? (6:25)
  • The social network for IT professionals (9:15)
  • Development methodology (14:05)
  • Big additions to Spiceworks (19:15)
  • The accidental IT guy (39:30)
  • Making money (43:15)
Direct download: SiT130.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:24pm EST

Speaking in Tech #129 - XtremChad

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is wandering around Austin while Greg and Eddie are joined by special guest Chad Sakac, Sr. Vice President of Global Systems Engineering at EMC.

This week we discuss...

  • Chadcast (0:45)
  • Eddie in Thailand (1:30)
  • vCyborg technology (3:30)
  • Missing a beat (4:30)
  • Joe a no-go at Oracle OpenWorld (6:40)
  • XtremIO destructive upgrade… and fallout (11:15)
  • HP merging with EMC: "Redonkulous" (32:00)
  • What happens next in enterprise tech? (44:50)
  • Ello becomes the hot social media platform of the day (55:20)
Direct download: SiT129.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:10am EST

Speaking in Tech #128 - LIVE from SpiceWorld

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela… except his week, the show gets hijacked by The Geek Whisperers crew, John Troyer, Amy Lewis and Matt Brender at SpiceWorld in Austin, Texas. No, it's not a Spice Girls reunion. 

This week we discuss…

  • Mutiny on the podcast (1:00)
  • Stump-casting (3:10)
  • EMC doesn't get acquired by HP (4:00)
  • The best kept secret at EMC (10:00)
  • Alibaba's big bang (14:10)
  • Eddie bakes his iPhone 6 in a microwave (18:45)
  • SpiceWorld (27:20)
  • DIY credit repair (28:12)
  • Hey now! (32:40)
Direct download: SiT128.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

Speaking in Tech #127 - Eucalyptus 

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed has escaped to Thailand while Greg and Sarah are joined by special guests Marc Farley of Quaddra Software and Aaron Delp of SolidFire.

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie: One Night in Bangkok (:55)
  • OpenStack in the Valley (1:50)
  • Pre-Alpha Quaddra Software (2:25)
  • HP acquires Eucalyptus (3:40)
  • Flashback to Palm (6:40)
  • Whiplash: AWS API's (11:45)
  • Could Azure jump into OpenStack? (15:40)
  • XtremIO disrupts (15:55)
  • Microsoft digs Minecraft (23:40)
  • Another distraction at Microsoft (28:00)
  • iPhone-mania (28:30)
  • Apple will revolutionize healthcare… someday (33:30)
Direct download: SiT127.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:10pm EST

Speaking in Tech #126 - Apple Ga Ga

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Sarah is bear hunting while Ed and Greg are joined by Joe Onisick, Technical Marketing Engineer at Cisco to chew on Apple and Cisco's ACI.

  • Eddie dreams of Apple Watch (1:00)
  • Potty monitoring (2:25)
  • iPhone goes big (4:30)
  • Side-swiping (5:35)
  • Bonus Chinese translation (7:21)
  • Cisco ACI begins to ship (8:50)
  • Pimping at VMworld (10:10)
  • CenturyLink sniffing around RackSpace (15:00)
  • Apple Pay: NFC for real now? (27:35)
  • iPhone Gold bling (29:35)
  • Apple and predictive health analytics (30:30)
  • Content is king (33:00)
  • Home automation (34:50)
Direct download: SiT126.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:42pm EST

Speaking in Tech #125 - Ginger

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, everyone is back together with special guest (and favorite ginger) Josh Atwell of SolidFire.

This week we discuss...

  • VMworld recap and recording problems (1:00)
  • VMworld: EVO:Rail and VMware's OpenStack distribution (4:20)
  • VMware OpenStack an embrace of open source? (8:58)
  • Lady and the Tramp (13:00) 
  • Dropping the mic (15:44)
  • Integrating SolidFire (20:04)
  • Gartner rates flash arrays (20:43)
  • Apple could revolutionize healthcare (24:42)
  • Security and health care data (30:52)
  • Cash, Taxi's and stealing Uber rides (33:00)
  • How Ginger are you? (36:00)
Direct download: SiT125.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:21am EST

Speaking in Tech #124 - LIVE from VMworld! 

This week's episode is live from VMworld with guest co-host Vaughn Stewart, Chief Technology Evangelist of Pure Storage with guests David Siles, VP of Channels and Alliances with Data Gravity and Chad Sakac, Sr. Vice President of Global Systems Engineering at EMC.

NOTE: Due to audio problems from a source who will be called out, dragged and beaten on next week's episode, Chad and David's audio levels are low. Our sincere apologies.

This week we discuss…

  • Introductions (1:00)
  • VMworld keynote discussion (3:55)
  • EVO:Rail gets armed and loaded (6:40)
  • Hyper-convergence, explained (10:00)
  • VMware's OpenStack distribution (19:00)
  • vCheese gets dumped for "vCloud Air" (20:10)
  • DataGravity launches "data-aware storage" (23:10)
  • VMworld takeaways (29:10)
Direct download: SiT124.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:29pm EST

Speaking in Tech #123 - Jeramiah

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is still out on vacation while Eddie and Greg mix it up and speculate with Jeramiah Dooley, Cloud Architect at at SolidFire.

This week we discuss...

  • Dumping Facebook Messenger (1:00)
  • Career tap dance (2:15)
  • Flashing SolidFire (5:45)
  • Versus Vaughn (7:40)
  • Ed slogs it out (8:35)
  • HDS snaps up Sepaton (16:00)
  • Mastering "PR Speak" (19:27)
  • Cisco trims the troops (22:04)
  • The tech companies doing well (25:30)
  • The Thirsty Bear (28:20) 
  • Marvin speculation (31:43)

 

Direct download: SiT123.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:02am EST

Speaking in Tech #122 - Chat heads

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is out on vacation while Eddie returns to mop up the week's tech news.

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie and the beach (1:00)
  • Splitting Facebook (2:00)
  • Annoying Chat heads (4:10)
  • Swarm and splitting babies (6:00)
  • G+ and anonymous names (15:00)
  • Zuck threatened employees with beheadings (15:51)
  • More bad customer service stories (20:03)
  • Viv: A new Siri with artificial intelligence (25:20)
  • Apple guessing (29:47)
  • Apple: easy, simple and elegant getting old (32:15)
Direct download: SiT122a.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:50am EST

Speaking in Tech #121 - Return of Farley

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed has gone missing while Greg and Sarah are joined by Marc Farley of Quaddra Software and long lost podcast host.

This week we discuss...

  • Episcopalian wedding (1:00)
  • Return of Farley (1:45)
  • Farley startup history (6:20)
  • Leaving Microsoft (8:05)
  • Drought-tolerant lawns (9:15)
  • Stealthy Quaddra Software (11:50)
  • How to do startups (15:55)
  • Inside Microsoft (20:15)
  • The Nokia bomb (26:10)
  • Productivity with Surface tablets (27:20)
  • StorSimple inside Microsoft (31:55)
  • Azure and Google vs AWS: Amazon behind on Enterprise (34:47)
  • Cloud Butt (38:45)
  • Checklist for Quaddra (40:40)
Direct download: SiT121.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:43pm EST

Speaking in tech #120 - Tanked

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole crew is together again with special guest Mark Twomey (aka Storagezilla).

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie and Sarah's failed lunch plans (0:50)
  • Zilla explains it all (1:30)
  • Remembering Ruddy (3:00)
  • Activist investor tries to get EMC to spin out VMware (6:00)
  • Why couldn't Oracle buy EMC? (8:40)
  • How about Cisco? Lenovo? (15:55)
  • OSCON party circuit (19:00)
  • Portland as a tech conference hub (23:28)
  • Amazon tanks (27:15)
  • The da Vinci of BS (29:40)
  • Fire Phone needs an ad blocker (32:40)
  • Comparing Microsoft to Amazon (34:00)
  • AWS revenue dropping? (35:30)
  • Shopping for unicorns (40:15)
  • The rise of hybrid clouds (42:28)
  • VMworld and OpenStack plans (46:45)

 

Direct download: SiT120.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:31pm EST

Speaking in Tech #119 - Back to the Future

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole crew is together again to wreck more tech.

This week we discuss...

  • Return of Eddie (:45)
  • Pebble death (4:40)
  • Apple and IBM tap dance (6:30)
  • IBM goes back to the future (8:20)
  • Mobility for verticals (10:57)
  • MDM market blowing up (13:55)
  • iOS backdoors (18:50)
  • Big layoffs at Microsoft (19:50)
  • Can Nokia Windows only phones survive? (21:40)
  • Surface tablets for productivity (23:10)
  • Comcast customer service gone bad (31:50)
  • Greg's dirty little secret (35:25)
  • Customer service in enterprise tech (38:00)
  • What is your worst customer service experience in tech? (40:05)
  • OSCON this week (42:00)
  • VMworld around the corner (43:30)
Direct download: SiT119.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:27pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed is still out but special guest Amy Lewis of Cisco joins us to stir it up this week.

This week we discuss...

  • Catching up with Amy (1:15)
  • Flashback to guided tours on cassette tape (3:05)
  • Swiping cameras in Philly (6:00)
  • Social Amy update (7:00)
  • Cloud Bunnies at VMworld (13:00)
  • Good week for Cleveland (15:15)
  • More Smart Watches, now the LG G Watch (16:35)
  • Big Data hits health care (27:05)
  • Elle profiles Google's “Security Princess” (37:50)
Direct download: SiT118.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:08pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed is out so it's just Sarah and Greg stirring up the week's tech news.

This week we discuss…

  • Revving through San Jose (1:00)
  • Sarah's 4th (3:35)
  • Box gets more money (4:50)
  • Public vs Private cloud for file sharing (8:45)
  • The right to be forgotten (14:20)
  • Sarah meets Michael Dell (17:55)
  • Court says cyber-bullying law violates free speech (19:10)
  • Trigger warnings (22:20)
  • VMworld plans sand big trade shows (28:10)
Direct download: SiT117.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:29am EST

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

This week we discuss…

  • Greg, Sarah and Chad catch up… drinking maple syrup and Caesar's (0:45)
  • Chad's travel tips (5:20)
  • Software-defined everything (8:38)
  • OpenStack adoption spikes (11:23)
  • Debunking the myth of Open Source (13:50)
  • Flash fight (17:36)
  • Hyper-convergence breakdown (19:22)
  • FREAK OUT: Is VMware getting into hardware? (24:35)
  • Mysterious hardware appliances on commodity hardware (29:25)
  • Cramming a megalaunch (34:10)
  • Italians cracking on Canadiens (39:00)
  • Too many OpenStack distributions? (41:25)
Direct download: SiT116.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is off but Eddie and Greg get caught up with the latest tech news.

This week we discus:

  • Whining about travel (0:45)
  • The silent treatment on a plane (4:25)
  • Dell now OEM'ing Nutanix (10:10)
  • FusionIO gets snagged up (15:35)
  • Cisco grabs Tail-F (18:17)
  • Nest building developer program, acquires Dropcam (20:20)
  • Trying to explain the cloud to normal people (27:30)
  • Lost in Hong kong (29:30)

 

Direct download: SiT115.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:13am EST

Speaking in Tech #114 - Tech Trends Asia

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Eddie and Sarah take the week off while Greg is in Singapore with special guests Adrian De Luca, Asia Pacific Chief Technology Officer for HDS and Michael "Heff" Heffernan Infrastructure Specialist for Emerging Technologies at HDS.

This week we discuss…

  • Enterprise tech trends in Asia (2:20)
  • Open Source and real costs (4:50)
  • Cloud Operating Systems (8:00)
  • In Asia, mobile driving app development (11:50)
  • The road to hybrid cloud (14:55)
  • "Burst in" clouds (17:00)
  • Public cloud governance and cost management (19:50)
  • Cloud data, e-Discovery and privacy laws (24:00)
  • Diverse mobile data access (28:00)
  • Bringing solutions to market (29:45)
Direct download: SiT114.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:04pm EST

Speaking in Tech #113 - LIVE from Cloud Foundry Summit

This week Greg and Sarah are off in parts unknown while Eddie hosts the podcast this week. Our special guests this week are Jesse Proudman, CTO and Founder of Bluebox, Caroline McCrory, Sr. Director at GigaOM and Dave McCrory, CTO at Basho.

This week we discuss...

  • Nutanix bro culture (1:10)
  • Update from Cloud Foundry Summit (8:00)
  • Bluebox: private cloud as a service (9:45)
  • CF vs Openstack (11:00)
  • Dave Mcrory's Data Gravity (12:30)
  • PaaS and IaaS adoption and governance (17:50)
  • The hidden cost of public cloud governance (23:15)
  • Cloud ecosystem and partnerships matter (30:10)
  • Cloud Foundry beyond service providers (34:30)
  • Cloud porn (40:00)
  • Dave McCrory's mission at Basho (42:00)

 

Direct download: SiT113.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:53pm EST

Speaking in Tech #112 - LIVE from HDS Summit

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we are live at the Hitachi Data Systems Influencer Summit in Colorado Springs, Colorado with special guests Michael Hay, VP and Chief Engineer at Hitachi Data Systems, Chris Evans of Architeting.IT, Nigel Poulton of Pluralsight and Enrico Signoretti of Juku.IT.

This week we discuss…

  • Catching up with the old gang (0:45)
  • The lack of enterprise API adoption (8:45)
  • Network programing skill shortage (11:23)
  • Need for Development Environments (13:00)
  • IT as a service (16:57)
  • Bridging the API ignorance gap (20:00)
  • Hoody-wearing programers and the generational transition (21:10)
  • Python for kids (24:55)
  • Lessons learned (27:21)
  • Apple releases 4,000 API's (29:23)
Direct download: SiT112.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:23pm EST

Speaking in Tech #111 - More Geek Bling

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole crew is together again to wreck more tech.

This week we discuss...

  • Catching up and housekeeping (:30)
  • Moving markets (2:25)
  • Red Hat and vendor lock-in (5:42)
  • Roll-your-own OpenStack (17:55)
  • Cisco is going to crush VMware… but not really (20:55)
  • Chambers changing his tune (22:37)
  • VCE rumors, hot or not? (25:30)
  • Smart Watches: Pebble vs Sony Smart Watch 2 (30:40)
  • Geek bling (34:00)
Direct download: SiT111.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21am EST

Speaking in Tech #110 – LIVE from Cisco Live!

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week is a special episode live from Cisco Live in San Francisco and Greg is joined by Peder Ulander, Vice President of Marketing for Cisco Collaboration, and Joe Onisick, Technical Marketing Engineer at Cisco.

This week we discuss:

  • Teasers and updates on Cisco ACI (1:50)
  • Big TelePresence launch for Cisco Collaboration (2:49)
  • Cisco in the pocket (5:40)
  • Traction for ACI in the enterprise (6:30)
  • Go to market strategies for open source (9:15)
  • State of Open Source technologies (11:15)
  • Cisco and Google collaboration (12:15)
  • The Cisco culture of innovation (15:10)
  • Cloud development and Cloud Foundry (20:50)
  • The battle for PaaS and the cloud fabric (23:40)
  • A billion on the cloud (27:50)
  • Could Cisco buy Red Hat? (35:00)
  • Is Cisco done with EMC and VCE? (36:50)

 

Direct download: SiT110.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:01pm EST

Speaking in Tech #109 - LIVE from the OpenStack Summit 2014

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week is a special episode live from The OpenStack Summit in Atlanta. Greg hosted a panel discussion titled "Ask the Experts: Storage Considerations for OpenStack" with co-moderator Ken Hui from Rackspace with panelists Brian Gracely from EMC, Manju Ramanathpura from Hitachi Data Systems, John Griffith from SolidFire and PTL for the OpenStack Cinder project, Neil Levine from Inktank/Red Hat and Val Bercovici from NetApp.

This week we discuss:

  • Red Hat's acquisition of Inktank and the future of Ceph (2:45)
  • The state of storage in OpenStack (4:30)
  • OpenStack and the commoditization of storage (5:20)
  • Value of hardware in OpenStack (7:20)
  • General purpose hardware and avoiding vendor lock-in (14:30)
  • Exposing features in OpenStack (19:35)
  • Challenges for storage in OpenStack (22:45)
  • Standards and vendor lock-in (31:05)
Direct download: SiT109-OpenStack_Summit.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:33pm EST

Speaking in Tech OpenStack Summit Special - Day 2

This is a special episode featuring a 10 minute review of highlights from Day 2 of the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta. Greg Knieriemen is joined by Ken Hui, Technology Evangelist from Rackspace and Amy Lewis from Cisco as well as Engineers Unplugged and The Geek Whisperers Podcast.

Direct download: Speaking_in_Tech_-_Special_Episode_from_OpenStack_Summit_Day_2.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:46pm EST

Speaking in Tech OpenStack Summit Special - Day 1

This is a special episode featuring a 10 minute review of highlights from Day 1 of the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta. Greg Knieriemen is joined by Ken Hui, Technology Evangelist from Rackspace and Manju Ramanathpura, CTO for Inteligent Platforms at Hitachi Data Systems.

Direct download: SiT-OpenStack-Special-Day-1.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:12pm EST

Speaking in Tech #108: The Women's Touch
 
This week, Sarah has the car keys as she takes over the podcast and drives with special guests Amy Lewis, Influence Marketing, Cisco, Caroline McCrory, senior director of product development, GigaOm Research and Sarah Novotny, Program Chair for OSCON and Technical Evangelist and Community Leader at NGINX
  • Feminism in tech (2:15)
  • Women vs women (10:45)
  • Jugs and unexamined language (14:25)
  • Booth babes and pretty smart people (19:25)
  • A learning culture (26:40)
  • Nerdy or naughty (30:20)
  • Cisco's Empowered Women Network (32:15)
Direct download: SiT108.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:39pm EST

Speaking in Tech #107 - Clouds of Caroline

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed is pubbing his way around England while Greg and Sarah keep calm on the podcast with special guest, Caroline McCrory, Sr Director, Product Development at Gigaom Research.

This week we discuss...

  • Changes for Caroline (1:30)
  • Quality of of market research (5:40)
  • US court rules that off shore public cloud data subject to search (11:30)
  • Data control is why Private Clouds exist (15:53)
  • Changes at Google risk brand loyalty (20:10)
  • The era of stand alone apps (28:16)
  • Engineer vs user experience design (32:45)
  • A bubble waiting to burst: Bezos loses $2.8B in one day (36:05)
  • Amazon Desktop-as-a-Science-Project (38:12)
  • OpenStack Summit around the corner (47:00)
Direct download: SiT107.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:55pm EST

Speaking in Tech #106 - Hans

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is out but our special guest this week is Hans De Leenheer, Tech Evangelist at-large.

  • American football in Belgium (2:15)
  • Trans-atlantic travel (3:35)
  • Hans: Tech Baller (9:45)
  • Tech disclosure issues pop up again (14:15)
  • Reaction to VSAN and Hyper-converged solutions (24:20)
  • Commoditization of the hypervisor (32:10)
  • Dell / Red Hat partnership (35:45)
  • OpenStack revenue (42:15)
  • McCrory and McCrory job changes (48:00)
Direct download: SiT106.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:24am EST

Speaking in Tech #105 - Let's Get Social

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole crew is together to... get social.

This week we discuss...

  • Ed, Sarah and social hour (0:55)
  • Social media job opening at US Airways (1:50)
  • Ed breaks down Heartbleed SSL security issue (9:55)
  • Amazon to release smart phone… moving along (14:30)
  • Glasshole assaults on the rise (15:00)
  • Google Maps backlash (18:25)
  • More job changes (22:50)
  • Social Media Song rocks the internet (28:10)
  • Gaming social media (33:05)

 

 

Direct download: SiT105.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:35pm EST

Speaking in Tech #104 - Parasite

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole crew is together with special guest Aaron Delp of SolidFire.

This week we discuss…

  • Eddie's roller coaster (0:55)
  • Cloudcast and the Krispy Kreme Challenge (2:00)
  • Aaron busts a move to SolidFire (6:25)
  • Red Hat - Cisco partnership announcement… could an acquisition be next? (14:00)
  • Cloud battle moves to the Platform (22:10)
  • Hating Google... and Kevin Rose is a parasite (25:45)
  • Ed solves San Francisco (35:40)
  • Yet another Google TV (41:55)
  • The content game: Apple should buy Disney (45:25)
Direct download: SiT104.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:06am EST

Speaking in Tech #103 - Virtual Heff

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie the Prodigal Son returns with our special guest Michael Heffernan, Director of Infrastructure Technology for Asia Pacific at Hitachi Data Systems.

This week we discuss…

  • Return of Eddie (0:50)
  • Catching up with "Heff" (2:30)
  • IT advantages in Hong Kong and China (5:20)
  • Enterprise technology and OpenSource adoption in China (8:10)
  • OpenStack maturity (12:20)
  • Snowden in Hong Kong (15:30)
  • Privacy concerns in Asia (20:03)
  • Private cloud adoption driven by data security (23:50)
  • Public cloud prices continue to drop (25:46)
  • Escalation of application development (31:00)

 

Direct download: SiT103.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:44pm EST

Speaking in Tech #102 - Lock It Down

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is still missing so Greg and Sarah are joined by Cisco's J Metz to dig into the new Cisco public cloud and to chew on the tech news of the week.

This week we discuss…

  • Sarah chugs vBeers (1:05)
  • SXSW recovery (2:55)
  • J changes jobs (5:50)
  • Cisco jumps into the public cloud (8:20)
  • Cloudy conflicts (9:30)
  • Customer first, tricky dick second (13:25)
  • Box.net files for an odd IPO (16:50)
  • Anyone remember Xdrive? (20:30)
  • Trusting consumer cloud storage (21:30)
  • The untraceable elite (28:10)
  • GitHub users reveal AWS access keys (28:50)
  • J's new reality show (35:00)

 

 

Direct download: SiT102.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39am EST

Speaking in Tech #101 - Camel Cash

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie and Sarah have bailed on the show so Greg is joined by Cisco's Amy Lewis to chew on the tech news of the week and to dig into Amy's work history.

This week we discuss...

  • Podcasting in Pumps (3:17)
  • Sucked into UberConference (4:31)
  • US to give up naming the web (7:10)
  • Amazon Prime price hike and shameless toilet paper (11:20)
  • Grocery shopping on Amazon (19:00)
  • Peeling Camel Cash (20:00)
  • Greg and Amy's worst jobs (21:15)
  • Google on fire with Play Movies and Chromecast going global (26:10)
  • Android gets wearable (30:35)
  • Google mangles Hangouts while Voice is headed for the trash can (33:10)
  • Is that a prescription drug or a startup? (42:35)
  • QuizUp App and fuzzy logic (43:15)
  • Engineers Unplugged (46:00)
Direct download: SiT101.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:26am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week is our 100th episode which was broadcast through video on Google+ Hangouts. Our special guests this week are John Troyer from VMware, Amy Lewis from Cisco, Chris Evans from Architecting.IT, Mark Twomey (aka Storagezilla) from EMC and Vaughn Stewart from Pure Storage.

This week we discuss… 

  • Introductions (0:45)
  • The worst episode of SiT (5:25)
  • The worst host of SiT (10:55)
  • VMware busy with announcements: VSANs and Desktop as a Service (DaaS) (12:23)
  • VMware noise around VDI (18:39)
  • Challenges for Microsoft (22:50)
  • Chris Evans rumor alert: Project Mystic – EMC & VMware Do Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (27:15)
  • Snowden live at SXSW: Encryption and oversight are key to privacy (29:30)
  • Lena Dunham vs Edward Snowden at SXSW (36:12)
  • Privacy and control of data in the cloud (39:50)
  • Austin cracks down on Uber during SXSW (41:00)
  • Uber is criminal and serial killers on Craigslist (47:20)
  • Future guest requests (50:50)
Direct download: Speaking_in_Tech_Podcast_100th_Episode.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:07pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg, Eddie and Sarah are all together and discuss a wide range of consumer and enterprise tech news and rumors.

This week we discuss...

  • 100th Episode Special next week (1:15) 
  • Eddie harasses United Airlines employees (5:05)
  • Mobile World Congress recap (7:50)
  • Coolest gadget at Mobile World Congress last week? iPhone case with E Ink (9:00)
  • New mobile phones lack wow, Samsung announces Galaxy S5, LG shows off G Flex (10:27)
  • The internet of things, wearable devices and the Pebble (13:10)
  • Tech bubble: Zuckerberg says WhatsApp worth more than $19B (19:45)
  • Mobile monetization of third-world countries (23:10)
  • Oscar selfless, "Travoltify" your name and breaking Twitter (26:10)
  • Over-hyped bacon (30:10)
  • PaaS kerfuffle, Cloud Foundry announces partner ecosystem (31:30)
  • Piston Cloud and RedHat bump heads (36:50)
  • Moshe returns with Infidat, XIV done right which was Symmetrix done right (39:37)
  • Icahn vs Andreessen (44:30)
  • Update on Dell transition (46:16)
  • Enterprise tech vs consumer tech engagement (49:27)
  • Daughter's Facebook post costs dad $80,000 (51:40)
  • Pope drops F-bomb (53:04) 
Direct download: SiT99.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:51pm EST

[UPDATED] Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg is live at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with special guests Jeff Greenwald, HDS Marketing and SME for Communications, Media and Entertainment and Shane Archiquette HDS CTO for Communications, Media and Entertainment.

This week we discuss...

  • Telecommunications and Analytics at Mobile World Congress (0:45)
  • New mobile platform challenges (5:45)
  • Technical ramifications of Net Neutrality (8:10)
  • Data consumption-based pricing and transparency (10:20)
  • Analytics is the solution, not the question (12:30)
  • Shifting landscape of competitors (13:50)
  • Telecoms dramatic shift to infrastructure provisioning (17:00)
  • Wearable technology and connected devices driving network complexity (18:10)
  • Tension between mobile technology developers and network providers (21:10)
  • Personal mobile devices (24:45)
  • Blackberry and Ford partnership (25:50)
Direct download: SiT98-updated.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:29am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg is live at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with special guests Jeff Greenwald, HDS Marketing and SME for Communications, Media and Entertainment and Shane Archiquette HDS CTO for Communications, Media and Entertainment.

This week we discuss...

  • Telecommunications and Analytics at Mobile World Congress (0:45)
  • New mobile platform challenges (5:45)
  • Technical ramifications of Net Neutrality (8:10)
  • Data consumption-based pricing and transparency (10:20)
  • Analytics is the solution, not the question (12:30)
  • Shifting landscape of competitors (13:50)
  • Telecoms dramatic shift to infrastructure provisioning (17:00)
  • Wearable technology and connected devices driving network complexity (18:10)
  • Tension between mobile technology developers and network providers (21:10)
  • Personal mobile devices (24:45)
  • Blackberry and Ford partnership (25:50)
Direct download: SiT98.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:12am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, everyone is here to get the scoop on Data Gravity with special guest David Siles, Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for Data Gravity.

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie in Vegas (0:52)
  • Romantic Helicopters (4:05)
  • Catching up with David Siles (5:05)
  • Data Gravity in stealth (7:50)
  • Partner push and shiny swag (10:10)
  • Apple bar (13:28)
  • Understanding enterprise data (16:30)
  • VMware PEX controversy (17:35)
  • VMware and Google partner on Chromebooks … but why? (23:10)
  • Teasing vSAN's (26:35)
  • VMware leaping ahead in VDI (29:50)
  • VDI is not sexy (33:45)
  • Rich, thick and full of it (37:20)
  • MtGox's frozen bits (41:41)
Direct download: SiT97b.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:01pm EST

Speaking in Tech #96 - Hardware Defined

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is in Vegas so it's Greg and Sarah with our special guest Joe Onisick, Technical Marketing Engineer at Cisco

  • Eddie in Vegas (0:45)
  • Olympics banter (2:15)
  • Sarah explains how figure skating is a sport (4:45)
  • Cisco ACI update (10:30)
  • VMware drama (13:50)
  • Bucking the software defined trend (17:00)
  • NetFlix ISP speed ratings (20:30)
  • Flappy Bird falls down (28:55)
  • Lean back controversy (34:20)
  • Travel advisories (41:00)
Direct download: SiT96.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:40am EST

Speaking in Tech #95 - Cloud Envy

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah takes an extra week our special guest is Ben Kepes, well known technology evangelist, investor, commentator and business adviser. 

  • Sarah and Eddie banter (0:55)
  • Microsoft CEO (3:45)
  • Is a Microsoft breakup inevitable? (8:40)
  • VMware pushes competition out of Partner Exchange (9:40)
  • Implications for Pivotal partnerships (15:55)
  • Cisco and VMware bump heads on SDN (18:45)
  • Duracell gets into cloud (23:20)
  • Transporter Sync testing (29:30)
  • AWS and IBM Cloud envy (37:40)

Direct download: SiT95.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:52am EST

Speaking in Tech #94 - Janice

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the whole gang is together bantering about anything and everything.

This week we discuss...

  • Tweeting Grammys (1:27)
  • Sarah as Janice (5:15)
  • Cloudy influencers (9:15)
  • Rick rolling (11:00)
  • IBM dumps servers (11:45)
  • VMware nabs AirWatch and Chris Wolf (17:00)
  • vCheese - vCHS (23:00)
  • Cisco whips it out (25:15)
  • What's going on with VDI? (32:00)
Direct download: SiT94.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:10pm EST

Speaking in Tech #93 - The Professor

Speaking in Tech #93 - The Professor

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.

  • Live from FurCon
  • Chad's world gets large
  • Playing with vLabs
  • EMC rap videos
  • Punching clouds, literally
  • The world other than AWS
  • Letting workloads dictate cloud decisions
  • AWS not interested in the enterprise?
  • Owning your IT
  • Flash storage armageddon
  • Start-up mechanics
  • Amazon's a bubble
  • Ed reviews The Pebble
Direct download: SiT93.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:37am EST

Speaking in Tech #92 - Father Mark

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah takes an extra week of vacation while Eddie and Greg chum it up with Mark Twomey of EMC, better known as Storagezilla.

This week we discuss...

  • Sarah's holiday dump (1:00)
  • Airline luggage lottery (4:20)
  • Google grabs Nest, search is not enough (9:40)
  • Selling out and scaling out (15:35)
  • Google retail stores (18:00)
  • Why Google acquired Nest (21:42)
  • RSA/NSA scandal spills over to RSA Conference (25:55)
  • NSA impact on U.S. companies (30:25)
  • Public vs Private Cloud - which is better? (38:25)
  • Father Mark preaches cloud acquisition (46:20)
  • Is AWS really growing at the expense of traditional IT? (49:20)
Direct download: SiT92.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:32pm EST

Speaking in Tech #91 - Polar Vortex

Speaking in Tech #91 - Polar Vortex

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah takes an extra week of vacation while Eddie and Greg chum it up with Mark Twomey of EMC, better known as Storagezilla.

This week we discuss...

  • Catching up from the holidays
  • Zilla's holiday book reviews 
  • Netflix content lagging
  • The future of 4K video
  • VMware snags Citrix desktop talent
  • Nimbus Data employee dump
  • Market for flashy startups
  • Blackberry loses tech luminary Alicia Keys
  • Snapchat is heating up
  • Director Michael Bay crash and burns at CES

Direct download: SiT91.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06pm EST

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