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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Speaking in Tech #181 - Boom!

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week it's a full house to talk about Dell and EMC but there was also news from AWS re:Invent, Safe Harbor and Apple. Our special guest this week are Stu Miniman, Sr. Analyst at Wikibon and Brian Gracely, Wikibon contributor.

The details:

(1:00) Ed goes Blue while Sarah gets gamed
(7:50) Dell to swallow EMC
(13:30) Sarah’s does the dance
(17:10) Gelsinger’s Mac
(18:40) Safe Harbor gets sunk
(27:13) Apple gets bit by WARF
(32:18) Flashback: WANG from 1983
(32:48) Introducing Stu Miniman and Brian Gracely
(33:55) The vibe from AWS re:Invent
(41:00) Enterprise is really on-boarding to AWS
(45:44) The new Dell effect on tech
(49:50) Condemnation of the public market
(53:40) Dell or EMC brand?
(54:20) Other suitors for EMC: Oracle?

Direct download: SiT181.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:51am EST

Speaking in Tech #180 - Heathers

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Sarah is out but Amy Lewis sits in with Greg and Ed to discuss AWS, Big Data, VMware and cloud app protection.

Here are the details…

(1:00) Trade: Amy sits in for Sarah
(2:31) Ed in transition
(7:55) Aussie “Pubcast” details
(11:30) AWS wants you to ship your Big Data
(16:88) Amazon Big Data… all your data
(19:52) Report: Apple dumps VMware for KVM
(29:12) Peeple: The Heathers app
(38:00) Kaia update
(38:51) Cloud promiscuity: Wrap that app rascal

Direct download: SiT180.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

Speaking in Tech #179 - Live from Spiceworld

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Ed and Sarah are in Austin for Spiceworks annual convention, Spiceworld where they discuss China, Citrix, selfie deaths while digging deep into Spiceworks culture with special guest Scott Able, former CEO, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Spiceworks.

Here are the details…

(1:00) Ed and Sarah spice it up
(1:55) China brings business and hacking to the US
(6:25) Elliott strikes again: Citrix puts up the ‘for sale’ sign
(12:07) Aussie uses robot to stand in line for iPhone
(15:05) Now you know: Selfie deaths outpace shark attacks
(19:05) Flashback: Rock’em Sock’em Robots
(20:05) Special guest Scott Able from Spiceworks
(24:07) The difference in the Spiceworks community
(27:23) Brand and culture
(38:58) Spiceworks product development
(42:45) Scaling human resources
(46:45) Spiceworks IT Concierge Service

Direct download: SiT179.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:30pm EST

Speaking in Tech #178 - Bad Actors

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week it's a full cast as we cover new AWS outage, probes cars and bad executives.

The details:

(1:00) Sarah’s big game show moment
(3:00) Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10.1 review
(5:21) Windows 10 on a small screen
(6:26) Ed hangs out and gets an new iPhone
(9:20) Tinder, Netflix and Airbnb crash with AWS
(12:58) Report: EMC and VMware get probed
(15:15) United CEO gets pinched
(16:32) Apple car is a thing
(20:48) Software eats Volkswagon
(25:10) Bad CEOs
(28:14) Spice World, Dell World and “Pubcast” in Australia

Direct download: SiT178.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:06pm EST

Speaking in Tech #177 - Kaia 

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Sarah is out while Ed and Greg cover Cisco's plans for cloud taxes, Oracle taxes and HP axes. Our special guests this week are Garrett Rysko and Luke Pendergrass to talk about their Kickstarter campaign, Kaia (http://kaia.life).

Here are the details…

(1:00) Keeping up with Eddie

(1:44) Screwing with airline reservations

(6:00) Vanity email addresses

(6:57) Chicago gets sued over cloud tax

(8:57) Oracle squeezes for the cloud

(14:23) HP cutting thousands of positions

(16:30) More crazy rumours

(17:58) FLASHBACK: Digital Equipment Corp., 1984

(19:28) Kickstarting with Kaia

(23:12) Air quality… as a Service

(26:40) Delivering on Kickstarter

(27:54) Air quality API’s

(33:27) The world of anti-counterfeiting 

(38:30) The Kaia Kickstarter party

(40:40) Lessons learned

Direct download: SiT177.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

Speaking in Tech #176 - Rumor Mill

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we are recovering from VMworld but that doesn't mean the news from VMware ended there. In this episode we cover Cisco's plans for VMware, EMC rumors and Google's new logo.

Here are the details:

(1:00) Mopping up after VMworld

(4:30) Photon… Containers, Containers, take a shot, Containers

(5:15) v0dgeball highlights

(7:10) Ed plays with collaboration tools

(11:20) Chambers still has his fingers on Cisco

(14:40) VMware discovers Cisco has shares

(17:45) More EMC rumors

(22:50) Google kills their logo

(32:35) Fantasy Football (American nerd ball)

(38:35) Podcasting downunder in October

Direct download: SiT176.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:05pm EST

Speaking in Tech #175 - Live from The Last VMworld

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we cover Cisco, Apple and, of course, VMworld. Our special guests this week are Chris Wahl from Rubric and Lauren Malhoit from Cisco.

Here are the details…

(1:00) Live from the last VMworld

(3:30) Introducing Chris Wahl from Rubrik

(5:18) Tim Cook crashes Cisco party

(9:15) VMware announces Photon, again

(12:30) Changes ahead for EMC and VMware

(16:10) Talking EVO

(22:15) “2D Chris Wahl” and his new book

(25:00) Cloud Bunnies at v0dgeball

(27:42) Eye rolls at VMworld

(30:32) Sarah’s social media school

(35:48) Lauren Mahouit crashes the podcast

Direct download: SiT175.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:05pm EST

Speaking in Tech #174 - Zilla

 

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we cover Intel, more Ashley Madison fallout, Hangouts, IPO’s and more. Our special guest this week is Mark Twomey (aka Storagezilla).

Here are the details…

(1:00) Eddie line dances

(4:15) VMworld prep

(4:50) Tech Reckoning

(6:09) Intel chips in on Mirantis

(9:30) Ashley Madison, by the numbers

(14:11) Google Hangouts get a face lift

(18:36) FLASHBACK: Radio Shack 8-track tape player

(19:06) Storagezilla returns

(20:15) Looking back at Windows 95… and Minesweeper 

(22:41) Searching Ashley Madison

(24:32) Intel plays defense

(30:15) Tech IPO’s get more challenges

(36:23) Big moves at VMware

(41:05) Renaming the Borg

(44:23) No big surprises at VMworld

Direct download: SiT174_-_Zilla.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:29pm EST

Speaking in Tech #173 - Exposed

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week it's a full cast as we cover new gadgets, Android messaging, tough work and exposed cheaters.

Here are the details:

(1:50) Eddie checks in from LinuxCon: soda, sweets & sessions

(7:00) Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet smackdown

(12:14) LG G4 smack down

(14:02) The 3 most important mobile phone features

(15:10) Google is killing instant messaging on Android

(19:20) Apple manages expectations

(23:00) The Amazon torture chamber

(30:55) Martiz steps away as CEO of Pivotal

(33:50) The BIG bet

(36:33) Ashley Madison exposed

(40:20) Celebrity Exposure Pool

Direct download: SiT173.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:37am EST

Speaking in Tech #172 - Big Exit

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week it's Ed and Greg talking about big moves for Google, EMC and VMware and a bad move for Nutanix. Our special guest this week is Brad O'Neill, co-founder of TechValidate fresh from being acquired by Survey Monkey just last week to talk about his plans and lessons learned.

 

(2:02) Google's alphabet soup

(3:45) Shuffling the EMC and VMware deck chairs

(8:49) Nutanix tanks performance tests

(15:00) FLASHBACK: RCA personal TV from 1956

(16:00) Special guest Brad O'Neill of TechValidate and now part of Survey Monkey

(18:37) The acquisition prediction that wasn't

(20:45) How the TechValidate acquisition came together

(22:45) Survey Monkey in the enterprise

(25:00) The challenges of boot strapping a tech startup

(29:00) The reality of the valley VC bubble

(32:30) What's next 

Direct download: SiT172.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:14pm EST

Speaking in Tech #171 - Thumbed

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, it's a full boat with Ed, Sarah and Greg talking about EMC decisions, fewer internet TV options and a Canadian hitchhiker. Our special guest this week is Rob Peglar from Micron.

 

This week we discuss...

 

(2:07) Spinning VMware

(9:10) Consequences for VMworld

(13:52) Matchstick burns down

(15:12) Dumping Sling TV

(19:11) hitchBOT decapitated, Canada outraged

(22:37) FLASHBACK: 1954 Univac commercial

(23:12) Catching up with Rob Peglar from Micron

(27:30) Flashy Micron storage  

(33:50) Going Hyperscale 

(40:44) Rob's home labs

(42:40) Intrest in Micron

 

Direct download: SiT171.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:21am EST

Speaking in Tech #170 - Whipped

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed, Sarah and Greg review how Google's going cloud native, Cisco shuts down Whiptail and dress codes at HP. Our special guest this week is Matt Brender from Basho to discuss OSCON and developer culture in the enterprise.

This week we discuss...

 

(1:00) OSCON recap

(4:15) Digging into Open Source with SAP, Citrix and StubHub

(11:40) Private cloud smack down

(14:36) Google announces Cloud Native Computing Foundation, WTF?

(21:35) Whiptail gets whipped

(27:20) Don't look cheap at HP

(34:12) FLASHBACK: You too can learn to code!

(36:00) Introducing Matt Brender of Basho

(41:00) Bitchy resting face

(43:45) The next generation of tech shows

(48:32) Austin bound for Riak

 

Direct download: SiT170.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:20pm EST

Speaking in Tech #169 - Ludicrous

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed is back from Thailand while Sarah is out for tea. Ed and Greg discuss Thailand, OSCON, Kubernetes and OpenStack. Our special guest this week is Fred Nix from EMC.

This week we discuss...

(1:00) Ed returns from Thailand

(4:00) Live from OSCON

(4:35) HDS gear for Kubernetes

(9:05) Google jumps into OpenStack

(15:00) Tesla goes ludicrous

(17:40) FLASHBACK: GE clocks from 1955

(18:45) Special guest: Fred Nix from EMC

(21:45) Digging around OSCON

(23:40) VMworld plans

(26:10) Big personnel moves in the industry

Direct download: SiT169.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:47pm EST

Speaking in Tech #168 - True Blue

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed is flying back from Thailand while Sarah and Greg dish on Micron, Adobe Flash and Reddit. Our special guest this week is Jesse Proudman, CTO and co-founder of Blue Box, now an IBM company.

(1:00) Fancy planes 

(2:45) Micron attracts Chinese interest

(6:45) Security expert: Please kill Adobe Flash, now

(9:56) The big private cloud debate

(11:38) Reddit train wreck plods on

(19:08) Flashback: IBM voice recognition, 1986

(20:25) Introducing Jesse Proudman, CTO and co-founder of Blue Box

(21:38) Fastest acquisition in IBM history

(27:40) Private cloud backlash

(29:54) Leveraging IBM 

(31:00) The future for OpenStack

Direct download: SiT168.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:52am EST

Speaking in Tech #167 - Rocket Man

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed is in Thailand while Sarah and Greg talk cloud taxes, hackers, hitching a ride with Google and deep space. Our special guest this week is Jason Crusan, Director of Advanced Exploration Systems Division at NASA.

(1:00) Sarah bounces back from vacation

(3:00) Chicago taxes the cloud

(8:05) The hacker gets hacked

(12:50) Google testing ride sharing app

(18:00) FLASHBACK: 1966 Tang

(19:00) Introducing Jason Crusan, Director of Advanced Exploration Systems Division at NASA

(22:55) The BIG missions NASA is planning

(24:10) Playing with fire in space

(30:22) Heading to Mars

(32:14) Tapping the moon

(34:00) Open Innovation and TCIP in space

(36:40) Lessons for the enterprise from NASA

(38:40) Risk management when things go bad

(40:22) International relations in space

(44:11) Reality in space movies

Direct download: SiT167.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:31am EST

Speaking in Tech #166 - Chad Contained

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is on vacation while Eddie and Greg slack it off on Sheryl Sandberg, API copyrights and containers. Our special guest this week is Chad Sakac, President, Global Systems Engineering at EMC.

This week we discuss...

(1:00) Ed's getting hitched

(3:05) Slacking with Slack

(8:42) Sheryl Sandberg's words of wisdom

(12:35) Supremes decline to rule on API copyrights

(17:10) FLASHBACK: Intel Pentium I

(18:20) Special guest Chad Sakac

(24:23) DockerCon, containers and buzzwords

(27:53) Containers vs Virtual Machines

(31:05) Containers vs PaaS

(36:25) Flocker fans

(39:00) Facts on refactoring apps

(42:10) Building object stores

(51:00) VMworld plans

 

Direct download: SiT166.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm EST

Speaking in Tech #165 - Packet Passionate 

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the crew talk about the Open Container Project, Google get censored and Taylor Swift. Our special guest this week is Jim Mcniel, former VC and CMO of NetScout.

Here are the details:

(1:00) Eddie goes duck boating

(4:55) Open Container Project is not a drinking game

(9:00) Container acquisition game

(9:20) BlueBox Jesse buys a pad

(12:30) Google gagged on Wikileaks

(22:12) Taylor Swift takes a bite out of Apple

(28:24) FLASHBACK: Tecmo Bowl

(30:10) Introducing Jim Mcniel, former VC and CMO of NetScout

(32:08) NetScout suing Gartner over Magic Quadrant 

(36:10) Big acquisitions for NetScout

(43:35) Invisible girlfriend

(44:20) "Connected World" movie with Werner Herzog

(49:50) Guardians of the Connected World

Direct download: SiT165.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:14pm EST

Speaking in Tech #164 - Hacked

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is out while Ed and Greg talk about the LastPass hack, OpenStack training certifications and Facebook privacy concerns in the EU. Our special guest this week is Ashley McNamara, Developer Advocate at Rackspace.

Here are the details:

(1:00) Ed cleans it up

(2:37) Cisco Live recap, Aerosmith and the Royal Machines

(5:48) Private clouds are not dead

(7:45) LastPass Hack means a new password jack

(12:53) Red Hat: OpenStack training certifications eclipse Linux

(18:00) Belgians go after Facebook privacy

(21:50) FLASHBACK: How to use a rotary phone

(22:58) Guest Ashley McNamara, Developer Advocate at Rackspace

(25:05) The tech conference circuit

(30:00) Boutique vs Enterprise developers

(30:45) Rackspace acquisitions

(34:10) Rumor: Microsoft eyeballs Docker

Direct download: SiT164.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

Speaking in Tech #163 - Hans

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg is at Cisco Live while Sarah and Ed drive the podcast this week. This week they review the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, the Apple Watch, Software-defined noise, Cisco and more. Special guest is Hans De Leenheer from TrendMiner.

This week we discuss...

(1:30) WWDC: Where's the code?

(6:14) Ed's Apple Watch review

(9:15) Software-defined storage gets roughed up

(15:35) Cisco secures the internet of everything

(21:55) Ebola scares reality

(28:40) Flashback: RCA Movie discs from the 80's

(29:10) Special guest Hans De Leenheer from TrendMiner

(33:50) Difference in Belgium and U.S. startups

(40:45) Belgium barbecue

Direct download: SiT163.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:39pm EST

Speaking in Tech #162 - Changes

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Ed, Greg and Sarah get together to pick smart watches, debate clouds, review some big changes in IT and finally we get to Sarah's performance review at Dell with her boss.

Here are the details:

 

(1:20) The next smart watches: ASUS ZenWatch and Apple Watch

(3:35) Idiotic Private vs Public Cloud fight

(10:00) EMC snags Virtustream

(15:28) Executive shake up at NetApp and Cisco

(19:30) Cisco loses a Warrior

(21:04) Re/code sells out to Vox

(26:57) Flashback: CDi commercial with Phil Hartman

(27:27) Introducing Jim Hahn, Dell

(29:27) Sarah's performance review

(34:40) Inside the Dell transition 

(42:50) Rebooting the Dell machine

 

 

Direct download: SiT162.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:50pm EST

Speaking in Tech #161 - Brillo

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Ed, Greg and Sarah get together to digest Google's IoT operating system, creepy teddy bears and security extortion. 

Here are the details:

(1:15) Ed rants on Kansas City, cloud and the Internet of Things

(4:45) OpenStack Summit reflections

(11:50) Google's new Brillo OS for the Internet of Things

(14:00) Brillo should be open sourced for success

(18:18) Google patents creepy teddy bear

(21:55) Security extortion 

(25:55) Managing and communicating security risks

(30:00) Hitting the road

Direct download: SiT161.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:38pm EST

Speaking in Tech #160 - OpenStacked

 

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Ed and Greg are in Vancouver, BC for the OpenStack Summit with Amy Lewis filling in for Sarah. This week we talk about the Apple TV, hacked planes, barista DJ's, OpenStack and containers. Our special guest this week is Mark Twomey, better know as "Storagezilla".

This week we discuss...

 

(1:14) Yoko returns

(2:02) OpenStack social update from Eddie

(4:00) SolidFire rockets

(8:12) Flipping the OpenStack demo

(10:50) Apple dumped Apple TV

(14:23) FBI says hacker controlled plane

(17:58) Baristas become DJ's

(22:20) Special guest Mark Twomey (AKA Storagezilla)

(25:10) Open Stack and the Private Cloud

(28:15) "Control of Data" drives private cloud adoption

(32:25) The Year of Containers 

(37:25) Amy's "Pop Up Tech Talks"

Direct download: SiT160.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:53pm EST

Speaking in Tech #159 - Solid State

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we talk Cloud Foundry, the problems with Solid State storage, Microsoft investing in undersea cable. Our special guest this week is Val Bercovici, Cloud Czar at NetApp.

 

(1:15) Ed checks in from Cloud Foundry Summit

(6:00) Head butting a cloud guru

(9:06) Flight attendants hate your gadgets

(12:40) Don't forget to reboot your 787

(13:45) SSD's can lose data without power

(15:17) Microsoft plants underwater cables, outspending AWS

(20:29) Flashback: Vintage Timex Watch commercial

(23:00) Introducing Val Bercovici, NetApp Cloud Czar

(23:50) SSD power issues and data corruption problems

(28:00) Solid state isn't solid

(33:36) The post-SSD world

(37:24) "The state of NAND flash is not healthy"

(38:41) Catching up with NetApp

Direct download: SiT159b.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:41am EST

Speaking in Tech #158 - Tribes

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we tackle the challenge of group think and tribes as well as Periscope winning the fight, Chambers stepping down as CEO and the potential for an EMC - HP mega merger. 

This week we discuss...

 

(1:30) Back from Vegas

(3:30) Dell plus 4

(4:00) Big losses in tech this week: Jeff Omstead and David Goldberg

(9:00) 5 brainwashing tips… and the danger of tribes

(18:00) Twitter steals the big Mayweather fight

(22:30) Doubts about Twitter persist

(26:40) Chambers steps down as Cisco CEO

(29:00) HP and EMC mega-merger inevitable

(32:49) Carly running for President on tech cred

(34:55) What tech leader would make a good President?

 

Direct download: SiT158.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:06pm EST

Speaking in Tech #156 - More Clouds of Caroline 

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Greg has escaped to another tech conference while Sarah and Ed are left to defend themselves to talk about AWS and Microsoft earnings, Comcast dumps big merger and ServiceMesh gets in hot water.

This week we discuss...

(1:10) Vegas Selfies and morehome automation

(3:15) AWS and Microsoft nail earnings

(8:50) Comcast bails on the merger with TWC

(14:07) Service-mooshed

(19:36) Flashback: 1980s Sears electronics ad

(20:06) Introducing Caroline McCrory of Cloudsoft

(21:10) The inside scoop of GigaOm's demise

(29:40) Jumping into Cloudsoft

(33:05) The challenge for application-centric clouds 

(36:35) AWS vs Microsoft

(44:10) AMPing up applicationing management platforms

 

Direct download: SiT157.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:28am EST

Speaking in Tech #156 - Hyperconverged

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we consider a world where Google owns Tesla, hackers on a plane, GE's new tech and innovation television show and finally we tussle on hyperconvergence with special guest, Chuck Hollis, Chief Strategist for VMware Storage.

This week we discuss...

(1:15) Eddie's Wink home automation hub bricks

(7:05) Report: Tesla almost sold to Google to avoid bankruptcy in 2013

(13:00) Hacker gets knocked off a plane for teasing tweets 

(18:30) GE planning tech TV show with Ron Howard

(22:24) Flashback: Leonard Nimoy pimps pagers

(22:55) Introducing Chuck Hollis - Chief Strategist, VMware Storage

(25:14) Hyperconverged head banging: VMware vs Nutanix

(33:00) Hyperconverged market dynamic today

(36:40) EMC World and VMworld teasers

Direct download: SiT156.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:28pm EST

Speaking in Tech #155 - Greg's Review

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we review the Apple Watch, Amazon's machine learning and Nutanix tries to tckle VMware. Our special guest this week is Mary Ann Gallo from Hitachi Data Systems.

 

This week we discuss...

(1:10) Ed delivers a mic and picks up a Drobo

(4:15) Daredevil Netflix binge 

(5:25) Apple watch lands and the reviews are mixed

(13:20) Android watches may be coming to iPhones

(14;20) Google Now could be an Apple killer 

(16:25) Amazon launches Machine Learning As A Service

(18:10) Foo fighting: VMware vs Nutanix 

(23:10) Flashback: 1983 Seiko Sport Tech Watch Commercial

(24:15) Special guest, Mary Ann Gallo, HDS VP of Global Communications

(25:25) What the hell does Greg do?

(27:50) Greg's performance review

(34:15) HDS Connect 2015

Direct download: SiT155.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:53am EST

Speaking in Tech #154 - vStewed

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we jump into Pay Pal and OpenStack, Nebula, Jay-Z's Tidal and Pure IPO speculation. Our special guest this week is Vaughn Stewart from Pure Storage.

This week we discuss...

  • (1:10) New celebrity intro plug and Ed gets punked on April Fools Day 
  • (5:30) Amazon "Home Services" and Dash NOT an April Fools Joke
  • (12:45) Pay Pal goes OpenStack 
  • (17:17) Nebula closes it's doors 
  • (22:20) Jay-Z's Tidal wave 
  • (30:38) Adam Carolla settles the "Lean Back" debate 
  • (33:30) Special guest Vaughn Stewart from Pure Storage
  • (35:00) Pure IPO speculation 
  • (39:00) Employee poaching
  • (46:00) "Beaver Fever"
Direct download: SiT154.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:22am EST

Speaking in Tech #153 - Blue Box Jesse

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we scratch the surface of the Ellen Pao lawsuit, the tech world reaction to Indiana's new law, Amazon's unlimited storage and Pay Pal jumping on OpenStack. This week's guest is Blue Box Founder and CTO, Jesse Proudman.

This week we discuss...

(0:45) Bouncing back from vacation (0:45)

(1:50) Any lessons learned from Pao loses lawsuit?

(4:12) Tech backlash against Indiana grows

(9:00) AWS launches unlimited storage for sync-n-share

(15:05) Flashback: Money 98 Commercial

(15:55) Special guest Jesse Proudman, CTO and Founder of Blue Box

(17:50) Booming Blue Box 

(19:10) Private cloud haters

(23:23) Cloud infinity 

(24:45) OpenStack's dirty little secret?

(27:15) Docker love

(30:00) Implication for PayPal's reported switch to OpenStack

(33:55) Context for cloud spending

(35:40) Jesse's take on Top Gear

 

Direct download: SiT153.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:34pm EST

Speaking in Tech #152 - 3 Year Anniversary Show

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we are celebrating our 3rd anniversary with some of our favorite guests including Mark Twomey (aka "Storagezilla") from EMC, Amy Lewis from SolidFire and Geek Whisperers and Marc Farley from Quaddra Software.

This week we discuss...

(0:45) Diving into the 3rd year of the podcast

(3:30) Yoko Lewis brake cutting

(4:30) Recapping the worst moments of the podcast

(13:40) Ray Lane and the Kleiner Perkins lawsuit

(16:50) VC money boom

(25:05) Enterprise storage eats itself

(27:03) NetApp's Mr. FlashRay goes to Pure

(34:20) The Ginger Mafia

(38:00) Tense politics

(42:00) Team Cloud Bunny

(47:00) Podcast praise

Direct download: SiT152.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:10pm EST

Speaking in Tech #151 - Kayaking

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we jump into Facebook's posting rules, Google's "Nearline" storage, Blackberry tablets and Gold Apple watches. Our special guest this week is tech guru Stephen Foskett from Tech Field Day.

This week we discuss...

(0:50) Ed's backup crashes

(3:30) El Reg's sister pub "The Platform" launches

(5:20) Kicking GigaOM some more

(6:52) Facebook: no nipples and butts

(9:25) The gray area of online rules

(13:50) Google's "Nearline" storage

(19:55) Blackberry busts out a tablet

(24:05) Flashback: AOL commercial from 1995

(26:05) Introducing tech guru Stephen Foskett

(28:15) Fireballed with Apple Gold Watch

(30:48) Stephen's Grail Watch

(35:45) Tech Field Day

(41:30) Qumulo comes out of stealth

(45:45) Legacy vendor transitions

 

Direct download: SiT151.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:07am EST

Speaking in Tech #150 - Popping Bubbles

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we dig into the Apple Watch, the death of GigaOm and Microsoft kills backup software. This week’s special guest is Marc Farley of Quaddra Software.

This week we discuss...

 

(1:00) - Yet another flying story

(5:50) - Apple announces the Apple Watch… again

(7:00) - Foskett Fireballed 

(8:10) - Apple TV and HBO

(9:30) - Gold watch bling

(11:20) - Celebrity watch appeal

(13:00) - The "App-centric" watch

(15:02) - The death of GigaOm

(21:00) - The tech graveyard: Backup is dead

(25:17) - Flashback: 80’s Motorola mobile phone commercial

(26:17) - Special guest, Marc Farley of Quaddra Software

(28:06) - Farley killed backup

(30:40) - Quaddra Software hits the funding trail

(36:00) - Funding infrastructure startups

(42:19) - Tech bubble and size of the IPO market

(44:45) - Background on Quaddra

(46:00) - Another Farley podcast

 

Direct download: SiT150.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:23am EST

Speaking in Tech #149 – Performance Review

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we dig into HP's acquisition of Aruba, Tinder pricing for elders and the prospects for Google+. This week’s special guest is Jared Wray, Chief Technology Officer for CenturyLink Cloud.

This week we discuss…

(1:00) The middle seat dilemma

(2:05) Big Aussie invite

(5:20) HP snags Aruba for 3 bills

(8:22) Tinder Plus surge ricing

(11:30) Sarah's online dating profile

(15:30) Is Google+ breaking up?

(22:10) Sony Walkman commercial

(24:10) Jared Wray, CTO for CenturyLink Cloud

(26:00) The Tier 3 acquisition

(30:55) Ed's performance review

(35:30) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Ed

Direct download: SiT149.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:36pm EST

Speaking in Tech #148 - Magic

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the three amigos jump on HP, Exploding Kittens and Magic. This week's special guest is Bryan Beal, VP, Global Alliances at Brocade.

This week we discuss...

 

(1:00) Crying baby backlash

(1:55) Shakeup at HP Hellion 

(7:17) Exploding Kittens makes it rain

(10:44) Magic explodes overnight

(15:30) Glitter bombs

(17:37) Tech Classic: The IBM Selectric

(19:35) Special guest Bryan Beal - VP, Brocade

(21:16) Making Mensa

(24:17) Mobile wallet patents

(27:50) Defending patent trolls

(33:50) Brocade ramping up for Mobile World Congress

(37:35) Online privacy… for a price

 

Direct download: SiT148.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:52am EST

Speaking in Tech #147 - 99 Problems but Private Clouds ain't one

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the crew tackles Private Cloud deniers, Amazon's drone problem and bit rot. This week's special guest is Jody Tyrus, Sr. Technical Architect, Security at E. & J. Gallo Winery.

 

0:30 The return of Ed

2:00 Banter: Explaining time difference 

6:55 99 Problems but Private Clouds ain't one

14:25 FAA sets drone rules, Amazon is pissed off 

20:20 Wiping bit rot

25:00 Apple Lisa - There Are Two Kinds of People (1983) 

26:35 Jody Tyrus, Sr. Technical Architect, Security at E. & J. Gallo Winery

30:14 The biggest security risk today

38:45 Change of security philosophy

43:14 No such thing as 100% secure

 

 

Direct download: SiT147.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:30am EST

Speaking in Tech #146 - Coté

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Ed is replaced by Amy Lewis and joins Sarah and Greg to talk about Sling, the death of enterprise computing and Apple's Swift programming language. Our special guest this week is Michael Coté of Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

This week we discuss:

  • 1:20 - Organizing digital photos
  • 3:30 - Hitachi acquires Pentaho
  • 6:05 - Sling: Internet cable TV comes to U.S.
  • 11:50 - Adrian Cockroft: Enterprise Computing is dead
  • 17:10 - Apple's Swift catching fire
  • 21:05 - The Vic 20 - "A real computer for the price of a toy"
  • 21:35 - Special guest Michael Coté of Pivotal Cloud Foundry
  • 23:15 - High school sweat shop programming
  • 26:38 - Analyst work on the back end of a career
  • 29:50 - Excel, the database for MBA's
  • 34:10 - The evolution of Middleware 
  • 37:20 - Unicorn and donkey theory explained
  • 41:35 - Mayonnaise on fries
Direct download: SiT146.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

Speaking in Tech #145 - Drive

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week it's just Sarah and Greg talk about Uber and Google stepping on each other's toes, robots learning to cook and more broadband internet access across the US. Our special guest this week is Brian Gracely, Sr.Director, Cloud and Developer Enablement at EMC to chew on the challenges of Open Source in the enterprise.

This week we discuss...

  • (1:00) Sarah live tweets the Super Bowl
  • (1:45) The worst Super Bowl commercial
  • (5:30) Funny Europeans tweeting about the Super Bowl
  • (6:42) Uber researching self driving cars
  • (9:25) …And now Google wants to Uber
  • (13:00) Robots learning to cook from YouTube
  • (16:30) US FCC to loosen rules for municipal broadband
  • (21:10) The Tandy 1000
  • (22:30) First computers
  • (23:40) Gracely goes deep on Open Source at EMC
  • (30:55) Open Source and the enterprise 
  • (34:30) Docker hack days
  • (39:30) Podcast collusion 

 

Direct download: SiT145.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:08pm EST

Speaking in Tech #144 - Feeling Blue

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the crew tackles Big Blue, free Windows and the police chasing Waze with special guest Scott Hanson from Cisco.

This week we discuss...

  • 1:00 Dodging snow
  • 2:00 Big changes at Big Blue?
  • 6:35 Doubts about Z-Series and storage
  • 12:40 Free Windows upgrade
  • 20:40 Cops vs Waze
  • 29:19 Scott Hanson from Cisco
  • 31:00 Blue veins
  • 36:23 UCS success
  • 39:50 ACI

 

Direct download: SiT144.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:15am EST

Speaking in Tech #143 - Solid Delp

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the team is back beating up Google, David Cameron and bad passwords. Special guest Aaron Delp from SolidFire comes off of his podcast suspension to join the crew this week.

This week we discuss...

  • 1:30 - Dumping Google Nexus
  • 4:15 - Android Lollipop less than .1 % adoption rate
  • 4:40 - Sarah jumps on a new iPhone
  • 6:55 - Google takes Glass out to the wood shed
  • 14:25 - Cameron wants to kill encryption
  • 21:15 - Happy hackers
  • 24:18 - Worst passwords of 2014
  • 29:20 - Aaron Delp comes off suspension
  • 30:40 - Training for Krispy Kreme Challenge
  • 32:55 - SolidFire hiring everyone
  • 41:35 - Cloudcast update
  • 44:30 - Cloud acquisitions
Direct download: SiT143.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:10am EST

Speaking in Tech #142 - Fired

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the crew chews on the Fire Phone, the Box IPO and the awful Silicon Valley. Our special guest this week is Nick Weaver, Director of Intel SDI Labs at Intel.

This week we discuss...

  • (1:00) Sarah's Virtualization Field Day
  • (3:10) Bezos burns the Fire Phone
  • (7:10) Less than Dynamic Perspective
  • (11:12) Box announces IPO
  • (14:00) Cheap and dirty exit
  • (17:20) Awful to not be awful
  • (27:47) Nick Weaver from Intel
  • (31:02) Intel as a software company
  • (37:54) Leading by example
Direct download: SiT142.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:23am EST

Speaking in Tech #141 - Whacked

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. The whole crew is together again with special guest Mark Twomey (aka Storagezilla) on the first episode of the New Year.

This week we discuss...

  • New Years Eve is for amateurs (0:50)
  • Sony hack is whacked (3:40)
  • Quick review of "The Interview" (11:30)
  • Hotel WiFi blocking in the US (13:20)
  • Netflix fights proxy pirates (19:50)
  • Storagezilla burns down Project Goliath (27:00)
  • The North Korea connection (32:45)
  • Fragmented broadcasting market (41:00)
Direct download: SiT141.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:20am EST

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