Speaking in Tech

Speaking in Tech #191 - The BIG BIG 2016 Predictions Show

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. What’s the future hold for Hadoop, Apple TV, Netflix, HP, NetApp, Cisco, Trump, on-prem data centre’s, “bio-life streams” and “automation of the planet”? We break it all down this week in our annual predictions podcast. Brad O'Neill of SurveyMonkey returns with special guest Asim Zaheer, Chief Marketing Officer for HDS.

The details...

(1:00) Not the wisdom you are looking for
(2:00) Circular cloud definitions: Chargebacks
(4:30) NetApp snags SolidFire
(8:05) Breaking down Nutanix IPO offering
(9:58) Bezos head butts Musk
(11:15) BIG Prediction Guests Brad O’Neill (SurveyMonkey) and Asim Zaheer (HDS)
(15:00) Grading the big predictions from last year
(16:00) The not-so-transformational Apple Watch
(19:22) Recapping external predictions from industry leaders
(19:00) Reviewing our own predictions from last year
(33:04) The BIG tech predictions for 2016 from industry leaders
(46:30) Our BIG 2016 predictions





Direct download: SiT191.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:15am EDT

Speaking in Tech #190 - Switch

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed, Sarah and Greg are all together to discuss SolidFire, Virtustream, VMware and “Personal conduct matters”. Special guest this week is Mark Thiele, Executive Vice President, Switch.

The details...

(1:30) Worthless predictions coming soon
(4:05) Rumors: NetApp to snag up SolidFire
(8:25) Legacy vendor acquisitions
(12:27) Virtustream jumping out of VMware
(17:38) Rumor 2: Dell putting Perot Systems on the market
(20:30) LinkedIN skills: “Personal conduct matters”
(23:48) FLASHBACK: Sony Betamax (1979)
(24:14) Introducing Mark Thiele, Executive Vice President, Switch
(27:35) Colocation with Switch and the technology ecosystem
(31:34) The big pyramid data center… in Grand Rapids
(36:00) The über evangelist
(37:40) Data center management
(49:12) Shameless M&A speculation

Direct download: SiT190.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:11pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #189 - Spike

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Brian Gracely steps in to join Sarah and Greg to talk Pure Storage, hacking ISIS, hair dryers and even more Dell EMC. Our special guest this week is Chad Sakac, President for Global Systems Engineering for EMC with support from Fred “Spike” Nix.

The details...

(1:00) Brian Gracely does his best Ed
(2:49) Pure bounces back
(5:57) Hillary wants Silicon Valley to disrupt ISIS
(11:16) VMware may need to buy back stock
(13:53) IBM hacks a hairdryer
(21:10) FLASHBACK: HP laser jet printers (1995)
(21:40) El Presidente, Chad Sakac
(26:05) First reactions to Dell EMC
(33:03) Managing uncertainty
(40:17) Private vs Public tech companies
(42:30) The push to Open Source
(46:55) Photon OS, cloud native applications and CoprHD
(55:39) Building cloud native stacks
(56:50) Chad’s mid-life crisis

Direct download: SiT189.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:41pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #188 - Dropping

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah returns to join Eddie and Greg to talk SDI, LSD, and the FBI.

The details…

(1:00) Sarah returns, Amy stalks
(2:00) SDI Conference and Texas floods
(5:37) Silicon Valley is dropping LSD
(10:00) Facebook patents method to assess credit worthiness
(17:35) Feds can get web history, phone location data without a warrant
(23:09) Less cloudy “stuff” going on at CenturyLink
(31:12) Simon Anderson to leave Dreamhost
(32:50) Swimming the Seine

Direct download: SiT188.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:46pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #187 - Dell'd

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Amy Lewis joins Eddie and Greg to talk Dell/EMC, storage stocks and bad certificates. Our special guest this week is Chuck Hollis, SVP at Oracle.

The details...

(1:00) Amy stalks the show
(2:28) Dell / EMC acquisition looks “fragile”
(5:45) What if the deal falls through?
(7:48) Flash stumble: Nimble and Pure stocks get hammered
(14:40) Dell privacy woes
(19:11) Flashback: TRS 80
(19:40) Introducing Chuck Hollis, SVP at Oracle
(23:50) The inevitability of Dell EMC
(28:47) Oracle focus: Databases and applications
(30:40) The grim view of IT infrastructure… and hypervisors
(35:12) Oracle’s engineered systems
(37:09) Buyers and sellers in enterprise tech
(41:10) The leap from the EMC Federation to Oracle


Direct download: SiT187.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:01pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #186 - Cloud RAID

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie and Greg talk Netflix, net neutrality, Anonymous, Open Source and more. Our special guest this week is Justin Warren of PivotNine.

The details:

(1:00) Eddie in Indy
(2:40) Netflix open sources multi-cloud tools
(6:05) T-Mobile teases net neutrality
(11:20) Anonymous declares “total war” on ISIS
(14:09) Spooks smack encryption to fight terror
(16:08) Flashback: Cingular “Stop the cat box”
(16:38) Introducing Justin Warren of PivotNine
(18:18) Cloud Raid
(20:30) Netflix Open Source strategy
(22:42) Cloud broker biz and the future cloud derivative market
(26:00) Dissecting Dell’s cloud strategy
(32:42) vExperts and social engagement

Direct download: SiT186.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:56pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #185 - Snapped

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, everyone is back to talk about Cisco, over-priced watches, Snapchat porn and more. Our special guest this week is Mark Twomey (AKA Storagezilla).

Here are the details:

(1:00) Eddie, the Forbidden City, travel snobs and the Open Stack Summit
(5:15) Sarah goes over to the dark side
(9:45) Cisco is in the bag with Ericsson
(11:45) Two laptops, a tablet and a phone
(15:15) Cisco acquisitions: Stalking mode
(17:45) TAG Heuer’s $1,500 Android watch… for eternity
(22:45) Snapchat up to 6 Billion daily views and marketers melt
(25:45) Flashback: Cisco Cius
(27:40) Back into the fray with Storagezilla and a Bob Ross marathon
(29:26) Snapchat is porn
(30:45) More Dell EMC reactions
(36:10) The IT shift: consolidate or die
(41:00) Hewlett Packard Enterprise into the hole
(49:05) Larry and the cloud
(54:50) Zilla is back to school

Direct download: SiT185.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #184 - Troyer

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Eddie is wandering around Germany while Sarah and Greg talk about Australia, Oracle, Microsoft's limited storage and Twitter hearts. Our special guest this week is John Troyer of Tech Reckoning.

Here are the details:

(1:00) Back from down under
(7:12) Post Dell World hangover
(10:02) Larry not bidding on EMC
(12:20) Microsoft One Drive storage not so unlimited
(17:09) Don’t dare call it HP Enterprise!
(23:27) Twitter: Stars vs Hearts
(27:49) Introducing John Troyer from Tech Reckoning
(29:50) The big TR Newsletter
(32:50) The end of enterprise public cloud?
(40:50) Troyer’s new podcast
(45:30) More digging on Dell EMC


Direct download: SiT184.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:48pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #183 - Pubcast Down Under

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Greg is live in Gold Coast Australia with an all star panel to talk more about Dell, data retention, cloud washing and Virtuestream. Our special guests are Sam Johnston, CTO, CSC ANZ; Ben Di Qual, Azure Global Blackbelt, Microsoft; Matthew Zwolenski, CTO, EMC Australia & NZ; Simon Sharwood, APAC Editor, The Register; Andrew Birmingham, Publisher, Which50 and Andrew McGee, HDS ANZ CTO.

Here are the details…

(1:00) Pubcast Down Under
(1:30) Dude, it’s Dell
(4:15) The Walking Dead in tech
(5:40) OpenStack trending
(8:50) Panel rundown
(10:13) Australian data detention laws kick in
(20:40) Cloud: Public vs Private vs Hybrid
(33:52) Nesting Virtustream
(39:45) State of tech in Australia

Direct download: SiT183.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:07am EDT

Speaking in Tech #182 - Live from Dell World 2015!

This week Greg is flying across the globe and Ed goes absent so Sarah is joined by special guest co-hosts Julia Weatherby and Amy Lewis with special guest from Down Under, Justin Warren of PivotNine to discuss IBM, nerd fights, outsourcing and changes at Dell.

Here are the details:

(1:00) Who is Eddie?
(3:30) IBM revs on the slide
(8:08) Digital divide: Hawking vs Andreessen
(15:48) The outsourcing economy
(21:42) Flashback: Dude, it’s a Dell
(22:24) Justin Warren jumps back in for bbq
(25:40) Sharing sausage
(26:43) Dell launches Data Center Scalable Solutions
(30:09) Cloud winning, utility data, derivatives and disaster
(34:40) Dell’s strategy going forward
(46:15) Who want to live in the valley?

Direct download: SiT182.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:49pm EDT