Speaking in Tech

Speaking in Tech #242 - The really HUUUUGE 2017 Predictions Show

Greg, Ed and Melissa wrap up the year with Brad O'Neill, serial entrepreneur and SVP of Global Sales, Operations & Services at SurveyMonkey and Amy Lewis of Geek Whisperers and NetApp. This week we review last years predictions as well as making even more predictions and bets for next year.

The details…

(0:00) Coming out of the Crypt
(4:10) Digging into Survey Monkey and Expa
(7:45) Predicting elections
(11:37) Oracle chump jumps because of Trump
(21:03) Social media damage control
(25:46) Reviewing 2016 predictions
(32:55) Writing the great history of tech
(45:46) HUUUUGE 2017 predictions from across Silicon Valley
(55:55) Hot seat predictions from the crew

Direct download: SiT242.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:02am EST

Speaking in Tech #241 - Boomerang

This week Mark Twomey (aka Storagezilla) joins Greg, Ed and Peter to discuss cloud boomerangs, Trump, coding schools and mobile markets.

The details…

(0:00) Storagezilla returns!
(1:08) Digging in on big changes at Dell
(6:20) Flight attendants and phones
(9:20) Texts from Ed
(10:48) Tech leaders run to Trump
(14:05) Notification hell
(18:48) Survey: 62% return from cloud
(29:12) Cloud computers… for developers
(35:27) The failure of coding schools
(41:04) Fair Air
(46:18) Zilla’s movie recommendations

Direct download: SiT241.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:48pm EST

Speaking in Tech #240 - Peeping

This week Ed, Greg and Melissa ham it up with Tyler Britten of the Office of the CTO at IBM Cloud Platform to discuss containers, Open Source, AWS, Snapchat, Note 7’s and periodic corporate reorgs. Don’t sweat the tech, everything is awesome.

(0:00) Introducing Tyler Britten, Office of the CTO at IBM Cloud Platform
(4:05) Containers are getting hot
(6:40) More tech please
(8:25) Millage run
(10:06) AWS: Everything is awesome
(12:15) Snowmobile
(16:55) Greengrass
(18:45) Open Source guru: Just join Amazon?
(25:15) Snow Bursting
(19:11) Sextacles
(33:17) Samsung Note 7 got the squeeze
(38:30) Windows 10 under the Christmas tree
(39:50) What was Zuck doing at 12?
(43:00) Reorgs and management consulting scams

Direct download: SiT240.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:40pm EST

Speaking in Tech #239: Drive

This week our Podcast Idols Peter Smallbone and Melissa Gurney join Greg and Ed to talk Black Friday, auto shopping, Android encryption and the big AWS show.

The details…

(0:00) Peter and Melissa assimilate into the podcast
(1:35) Raving and Black Friday
(8:58) Car shopping and retiring Big Data
(17:20) Limitations of Android encryption
(26:44) Google DeepMind invades the NHS
(34:02) DNA testing kits: Finding out you’re from Azerbaijan
(40:36) Sneak peek into AWS re:Invent: PostgreSQL
(44:44) Private Cloud mentions at AWS re:Invent?

Direct download: SiT239.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:17am EST

Speaking in Tech #238 - Loser

This week Greg and Ed are joined by Podcast Idol loser Josh Atwell as they dive into VMware’s new podcast, social hour in the valley, Slack, Life Lock and fall out for the tech industry from the US Presidential election.

The Details…

(0:00) Podcast Idol loser, Josh Atwell
(2:52) VMware’s new SciFi podcast
(7:57) Windows 10 redux
(11:28) Thursday night at the Rosewood Inn
(12:07) Slacking with Melissa and Peter
(16:54) LifeLock gets snapped up by Symantec
(22:40) Post election echo chamber and fake news
(28:00) Implications for tech industry in US
(32:35) Apple kills the AirPort
(39:35) Laptop sizes matter
(41:16) Developer advocacy and revenue

Direct download: SiT238.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:55pm EST

Speaking in Tech #237 - Podcast Idol Results

This week is the BIG Podcast Idol results show as Greg and Ed review each of the candidates to be the next Speaking in Tech podcast co-host. The podcast duo also discuss touch screen laptops from Microsoft and Acer.

The details...

0:00 - Surface Pro 4 quick review: Great hardware can’t save Windows
3:35 - Acer Chromebook r13 quick review: A little big for a convertible
7:45 - Podcast Idol results
9:00 - Role of diversity in tech podcasts
12:11 - The countdown of Podcast Idols #10-#3
20:04 - The final 3
32:10 - And the winner is…
41:00 - Conflict sells

Direct download: SiT237.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:15am EST

Speaking in Tech #236 - Dongled

This week, Greg and Ed are joined by Brian Gracely of Red Hat to discuss KubeCon, Azure, NetSuite and personal laptops. Reminder: Podcast Idol voting begins today!

The details…

(0:00) Gracely wearing a Red Hat
(4:54) Krispy Kreme Challenge update
(8:20) Podcast Idol voting starts
(11:25) KubeCon report
(15:52) The corporate momentum behind Kubernetes
(19:53) Azure to support Kubernetes and other orchestrators
(25:14) DockerCon vs KubeCon
(27:44) World Series blues
(30:22) Lizard vs snakes
(32:57) Larry snags NetSuite
(35:17) Cisco leaking
(36:14) Tim Cook is dongle crazy
(42:45) Decisions: Acer R 13 Chromebook or Surface Pro 4

 

 

Direct download: SiT236.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:50pm EST

Speaking in Tech #235 - ESC

This week Ed Saipetch returns with Greg Knieriemen to discuss Dell EMC World and OpenStack conferences as well as news from CenturyLink, Microsoft and Apple. Melissa Gurney has a field report with game developer Greg Heath of Motiga Games to discuss Gigantic.

The details…

(1:00) Eddie in Lederhosen
(3:13) Dell EMC World recap
(7:50) Word from Sarah
(8:40) Podcast Idol mop up
(9:50) US Elections
(13:15) OpenStack Barcelona recap
(20:40) CenturyLink to make big buy of Level 3
(24:54) Microsoft open sources cloud rack and it’s not hyper-converged
(29:50) Open Compute Project progress
(31:15) Will cloud companies build their own gear?
(33:54) Apple’s Touch Bar vs Microsoft’s Surface Dial
(39:45) USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 nightmare
(46:17) Melissa Gurney’s field report with Greg Heath
(48:16) Complexities of game programming
(50:03) Motiga acquired by Perfect World
(53:10) Gigantic goes BIG

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: SiT235.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

Speaking in Tech #234 - Wham

This week Ed is in Barcelona while Greg and Amy sort out the weeks tech news. The last of the Podcast Idols, Phoummala Schmitt (aka @ExchangeGoddess) and Theresa Miller of The Current Status, join us this week to discuss AWS, lawsuits, Facebook and open source switches.

The details…

(1:00) Tapas and pickpockets in Barcelona
(3:44) Wham Slammed
(7:58) Podcast Idol update
(9:10) Introducing Phoummala Schmitt and Theresa Miller
(12:30) The Current Status… and hostage videos
(24:29) Adrian Cockroft jumps to AWS
(26:40) EMC settles with Pure
(27:50) Exchange on flash
(32:38) Facebook’s OCP switch a threat to Cisco and Arista
(39:12) OpenStack enterprise ready

Direct download: SiT234.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:54pm EST

Speaking in Tech #233 - VMware Cloud

This week Greg and Ed dig into the pros and cons of the VMware Cloud announcement with AWS from last week with Greg Ferro of Packet Pushers. Podcast Idol Peter Smallbone wraps up the podcast with a field report from IT Expo with VMware CTO for EMEA, Joe Baguley.

The details…

(1:00) Podcast Idol mopping up
(3:00) Introducing Greg Ferro
(4:30) Breaking down the AWS-VMware announcement of VMware Cloud
(5:34) AWS doesn’t call it a private cloud
(8:02) Winners and losers in the VMware Cloud deal
(11:28) Is Dell hardware sitting in AWS?
(15:05) Private cloud “marketecture”
(17:50) Impacts to OpenStack
(24:51) VMware Cloud costs to be determined
(31:07) Peter Smallbone’s IT Expo field report interview with Joe Baguley
(32:01) VMware and containers
(39:36) vSphere Integrated Containers and Photon
(44:00) Diving into VMware Horizon

Direct download: SiT233.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

Speaking in tech #232 - Honey

Ed and Greg are back with Podcast Idol candidate James Honey of SolarWinds. His special guest is Laz Vekiarides, CTO and co-founder of ClearSky Data. The nerds put Dell, Cisco, VMware and AWS into the podcast blender this week to spin the week’s enterprise tech news.

The details...

(0:00) Around the world with Ed

(1:10) Cloud Foundry Summit recap

(6:20) Podcast Idol James Honey of SolarWinds

(14:43) Introducing Laz Vekiarides

(17:40) The download on ClearSky Data

(28:45) Dell layoffs begin

(37:45) CTO leaves Cisco

(40:16) Could VMware and AWS team up?

Direct download: SiT232.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:19pm EST

Speaking in Tech #231 - Melissa

This week Ed Saipetch is back this week with Podcast Idol Melissa Gurney from Dell EMC. Our special guest this week is Erin Banks, Big Data & Analytics Marketing Director at Dell EMC. The trio discuss Big Data, Nutanix IPO, FPGA’s, DDOS and other nerd acronyms.

The details:

(0:00) Meeting Melissa

(3:28) Introducing Special Guest Erin Banks

(4:54) Strata + Hadoop World recap

(9:25) Big Data and high school sex

(22:00) Nutanix successful IPO

(26:45) Azure’s hardware-defined cloud

(35:40) IoT hammers DDOS targets

(43:15) The passion of the pups

Direct download: SiT231.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:15pm EST

Speaking in Tech #230 - DevOps

This week, Amy stalks the show again as her and Greg discuss Allo, Cisco love, Twitter suitors and a dive into DevOps. Our Podcast Idol this week is Josh Attwell of NetApp with special guest Gene Kim, author of “The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win” as well as co-founder and former CTO of Tripwire.

The details…

(0:00) Insight from Amy

(1:50) Podcast Idol: Josh Attwell

(5:37) Introducing special guest Gene Kim

(13:01) 50 Shades of DevOps

(14:09) DevOps: Not just for the unicorns

(17:15) The Bimodal Conundrum

(19:51) State of DevOps: The changing roles in IT

(24:45) Allo, the Google messaging train wreck

(32:51) Cisco hearts VCE

(36:30) Twitter: Put some ears on that bird

(38:28) Microsoft Server 2016 now with Docker and Red Hat forks around

(41:16) Azure mashes up with Adobe

(43:33) Krebs gets secured

Direct download: SiT230.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:16pm EST

Speaking in Tech 229 - You don't know Jack!

This week, Ed is back in Asia while Greg hosts the podcast with serial podcaster Amy Lewis. This week our Podcast Idol is Jack Poller of Enterprise Strategy Group. Our special guest this week is Leah Schoeb Technology Business Development at Intel. This week we discuss Intel, Nutanix IPO, public clouds and Big Dell.

 

The details…

(0:00) Amy Yokos Ed

(1:47) Keeping foreign currencies straight

(5:00) Podcast Idol update

(6:20) Introducing Podcast Idol Jack Poller

(11:12) NPR names

(15:30) Introducing Special guest, Leah Schoeb

(20:29) Why does Intel care about open source?

(25:07) Nutanix forced to go IPO

(31:34) Hurd gets polled at Oracle Open World

(40:00) Gartner: Public cloud is exploding

(45:54) Dell sets the record for the biggest ‘D’

(51:30) The future for Dell Technologies

(58:22) Dell vs HPE: The bloody battle for servers or software?

Direct download: SiT229.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:59pm EST

Speaking in Tech #228 - Gabe

This week Ed and Greg are joined by Podcast Idol Gabe Chapman to discuss HP snagging Samsung printers, Dell layoffs and big bangs. Our special guest this week is Mike Dvorkin, Distinguished Engineer at Cisco - Co-founder and Chief Scientist for Insieme Networks.

The details...

(0:00) Strong Open Source and OpenStack interest in the enterprise

(3:48) Podcast Idol: Gabe Chapman

(8:06) Special Guest, Mike Dvorkin

(11:10) Direction for Open Source

(16:39) Will AWS jump into Private Cloud?

(19:10) Tech is moving away from knobs

(23:16) Changes at Cisco

(28:25) Another “cloud visionary” alert

(29:20) HP buys Samsung Printers for a BEEEELION

(32:56) Dell takes a hair cut

(38:54) Ex-EMCers forced to change Apple references in email signature files

(39:54) Data center goes down from loud noise

(43:37) Worst data center disasters

Direct download: SiT228.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:04pm EST

Speaking in Tech #227 - Pete

This week Ed and Greg chat with Podcast Idol contestant Peter Smallbone, an IT architect in the UK. The trio discuss SpaceX, Galaxy Note, smart refrigerators and Apple’s tax problems in Ireland.

The details….

(0:00) Follow up on GTD

(1:10) FinTech Innovation accelerating

(3:42) Podcast Idol: Peter Smallbone

(7:20) SiT field reports

(10:57) Guest, no guest

(12:37) SpaceX blows up Facebook satellite

(15:24) Samsung Galaxy Note problems

(19:30) Windows coming to smart refrigerators

(26:04) Implications for the Apple Tax in Ireland

(36:01) Stalking Pete

Direct download: SiT227.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:50pm EST

Speaking in Tech #226 - Yadin Porter de Leon

This week Greg is in Japan while Ed drives the podcast this week with Yadin Porter de Leon and his special guest, David Allen of “Getting Things Done”. This week the team talks extensively about the GTD methodology, VMworld, Uber and Amazon work hours.

The details…

 

(0:00) Introducing Guest co-host Yadin Porter de Leon

(3:15) Introducing special guest David Allen of Getting Things Done

(9:19) Fast growth vs personal productivity

(15:05) Software planning models

(17:01) GTD mentoring

(19:03) Getting GTD done… now with version 2

(29:22) The kind of person that picks up GTD

(35:09) Ed’s correction: NSA wasn’t hacked

(36:16) VMware: Back to the future

(39:50) Uber burning cash on-demand

(49:40) Amazon experimenting with 30 hour work weeks

Direct download: SiT226.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:18pm EST

Speaking in tech #225 - Datacenter Dude

This week Podcast Idol returns with Nick Howell joining Greg and Ed to host this week’s episode where the boys discuss a new browser, layoffs at Cisco and Powershelgl gets open sourced. Our special guest this week is Brian Clifton, a developer at Brave.

The details…

(0:00) Podcast Idol update

(2:53) The Nick Howell interview

(8:45) Introducing Special Guest Brian Clifton of Brave

(14:46) Brave, the secure, open source ad-blocking browser

(22:04) The moral compass when writing code

(25:20) Big layoffs at Cisco a product strategy?

(30:05) Employee pump-n-dump

(34:17) Microsoft open sources PowerShell

(37:35) Open source fixes a Microsoft engineering problem

(39:23) Financial implications for Microsoft

(40:58) Equation Group hacking

(44:09) Shadow Brokers may be an inside job

Direct download: SiT225.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:55pm EST

Speaking in Tech 224 - DiscoPosse

Greg Ferro of Packet Pushers co-hosts the podcast this week with Greg and Ed to discuss Intel, the death of private clouds, IoT and OpenStack. Our special guest this week is Eric Wright… not the rapper, the dude from VMTurbo…er… now Turbonomic also known as DiscoPosse.

The details…

(0:00) Ferro the TWiT
(2:53) Podcast Idol update
(3:20) Introducing Eric Wright (DiscoPosse)
(6:40) Field report from Intel Developer Forum
(8:00) Intel jumping into ARM fabrication
(12:24) Intel all about avoiding public cloud
(13:44) Private cloud… in a car!
(16:25) Wait, Private cloud dead, again
(17:50) Prediction: AWS will offer Private Cloud
(26:29) Cloud is not a zero sum game
(30:50) Internet of Things as the game changer
(36:40) VC’s optimized for failure
(38:22) Is OpenStack turning into TrumpStack?
(46:30) Making sausage in the open
(49:15) The origin of DiscoPosse

Direct download: SiT224.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:33am EST

Speaking in Tech 223 - Fred

This is the first week of our "Podcast Idol" competition with Fred "Spike" Nix and his special guest, John Williams, President of Reduxio. This week the group discusses Delta's power outage, AWS at the top of Public Cloud and Oracle's data breach.

Here are the details...

(0:00) Podcast Idol, Week 1: Fred Nix
(9:38) Ed’s wedding recap
(12:15) Introducing John Williams, President of Reduxio
(24:08) Delta suffers power outage, where’s the cloud?
(27:40) AWS is the big dog of IaaS Cloud
(29:55) The Gartner game and startups
(32:39) Gartner also tackles Enterprise File Sync-n-Share tools
(36:25) Krebs: Oracle gets hit with data breach
(38:08) Layered security and preventing ransomware

Direct download: SiT223.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

Speaking in Tech #222 - The Goodbye Show

This week Greg returns just as one of the co-hosts has decided it’s time to move on. This week we discuss private equity and HPE, Oracle and NetSuite, being “the man” and some tearful goodbyes.

The details…

(1:00) The bitch is back
(6:35) Podcast feedback
(10:00) Getting hitched
(16:37) Could private equity snag HPE?
(20:12) Oracle scoops up NetSuite
(22:26) Kaspersky wants to make you “the man”
(26:16) XtremIO co-founder making changes
(28:50) Goodbye: One of the hosts is leaving
(34:21) The exit interview
(42:00) Finding a podcast host replacement: Podcast Idol
(44:44) Final goodbyes

Direct download: SiT222.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:21pm EST

Speaking in Tech #221 - Scruffy

This week Sarah, Ed and Amy talk smack about Yahoo, DNC emails and business expenses. Our special guest this week is Sumeet Singh, founder and CEO AppFormix.


The details…

(1:00) Epic road trips: “Anything green helps…”
(5:07) Verizon, where old web sites go to die
(13:41) DNC emails get leaked
(22:00) Biz expenses backfire on some women
(31:12) FLASHBACK: “Scruffy you’re alive!” Yahoo Commercial
(31:29) Introducing Sumeet Singh, founder and CEO AppFormix
(39:08) Adoption of containers in the enterprise
(45:18) The future for AppFormix

Direct download: SiT221.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:17pm EST

Speaking in Tech #220 - Bocanuts

This week Sarah, Ben and Amy dish up Silicon Valley product placements, ARM acquisition and Microsoft’s big quarter. Our special guest this week is Jason Collier, co-founder of Scale.

The details…

(1:00) Scratchy Ben and Aloha Greg
(3:30) HPE hits Silicon Valley
(5:30) SoftBank waves it’s ARM
(9:32) Microsoft discovers Jevons Paradox
(15:44) Yahoo tumbles
(22:30) Blackberry may have a direction
(25:00) Starbucks screws porn surfers
(30:38) FLASHBACK: Dallas, 1978
(31:23) Dragging in Jason Collier
(37:19) Scale ramps
(39:45) The cloud alternative
(47:10) The Cleveland episode… and batteries, bread and knives
(49:00) ARM: Buy low, sell high
(50:13) Inventions don’t make a market
(53:15) The beginning of hyper convergence

Direct download: SiT220.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:09am EST

Speaking in Tech #219 - Cotémon

This week Sarah and Eddie chase down Pokémon, Ashley Madison, Privacy Shield and Theranos. Our special guest this week is Michael Coté, Director of Technical Marketing at Pivotal to jump into the future of Platform as a Service (PaaS).

The details…

(1:00) Coffee with Coté on the coast
(6:30) Hunting down Pokémon
(17:19) Rebranding Ashley Madison with Polly
(21:08) Safe Harbor reboot: Privacy Shield
(25:53) Theranos thrashed
(29:53) Flashing NetApp
(33:00) FLASHBACK: Pokémon Commercial from 1998
(33:30) Coté back in the Dell family
(35:45) Developer advocates at Pivotal
(41:50) The future of PaaS and Containers
(45:49) No one really wants to be called PaaS anymore
(52:02) How PaaS got a bad name
(53:07) Hearing Coté

Direct download: SiT219.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:32pm EST

Speaking in Tech #218 - Open for Business

This week Sarah and Eddie pound the pod to discuss Pernix Data, Google bets and open source communities. Our special guest this week is Jonas Rosland, Developer Advocate and Community Manager at EMC.

(1:00) Speaking in Duets
(3:24) Double dipping
(4:30) Rumour: Nutanix to swallow Pernix
(9:18) Google’s other bets
(15:50) Bezos does Isadora Duncan
(18:53) Gelsinger goes shopping
(22:32) FLASHBACK: IBM 5100 commercial (1977)
(24:32) Introducing Jonas Rosland
(30:17) Dumping IRC for Slack
(32:54) EMC making bets on open source
(39:10) Persistent storage for containers
(43:37) Driving an open source culture
(48:08) Transformation not tools
(49:05) The “Dellephant” in the room

Direct download: SiT218.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:43am EST

Speaking in Tech #217 - Brexit Breath

This week Sarah Vela, Ed Saipetch and Amy Lewis dish on Brexit, Obama and Theranos. Our special guest this week is Mark Thiele from Apcera.

The details...

(1:00) Eddie Spinach returns and Amy bounces back from Dockercon
(4:42) Brexit bananas
(9:33) Lee Caswell leaves NetApp (yawn)
(11:59) Pitching Obama
(16:07) Draper pumps Theranos
(18:13) US Customs: Your Twitter handle please
(21:31) FLASHBACK: 1970’s anti-cable commercial
(22:17) Mark Thiele returns to the podcast
(24:45) Jumping into Apcera and containers in production
(28:11) Nerding out at Dockercon
(34:02) Organizational gaps in IT
(38:38) Bimodal silos
(43:47) Books vs Experience

Direct download: SiT217.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:59pm EST

Speaking in tech #216 - You don’t want Jack

This week Sarah Vela and Ben Kepes carry the podcast to discuss Dockercon, AWS, Musk and Apple headphones. Our special guest this week is Andrew Hillier, CTO and co-founder of Cirba.

(1:00) Ed in Thailand for 104
(2:37) Dockercon wrap
(6:39) AWS is… dead?
(9:00) Musk wants Solar City, Tesla tanks
(11:05) Rumour: Apple to dump headphone jack
(14:21) Dell dumps some software
(17:57) FLASHBACK: Amazon (2009)
(18:27) Introducing Andrew Hillier, CTO and co-founder of Cirba
(23:31) The role for infrastructure in enterprise IT
(28:55) SaaS: Cloud and the enterprise services model
(32:01) Software-defined everything
(34:47) Cloud governance, risk and compliance
(37:12) IT ecosystem coopition
(41:00) The future of containers and micro services

Direct download: SiT216.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:45pm EST

Speaking in Tech #215 - Open, Not Easy

Hosted by Ed Saipetch and Ben Kepes. This week the dynamic duo discuss MPLS, open software, AWS and Bill Gates. Our special guest this week is Stephen Foskett, Organizer in Chief at Tech Field Day.

The details…

(1:00) HPE’s Vegas Vacation
(3:50) OpenStack Israel
(8:06) Cisco MPLS fallout
(11:19) Open software, commodity hardware and burning platforms
(13:07) AWS outage hits down under and pizza riots
(16:50) Bill Gates and a hundred thousand chickens
(20:53) TBL: Decentralize the internet
(26:22) FLASHBACK: The Clapper, 1984
(26:50) Introducing special guest Stephen Foskett, Organizer in Chief at Tech Field Day
(29:32) Media, analyst, blogger, evangelist, influencer or douchebag?
(31:43) Chuck is not John
(38:45) Apple’s WWDC and innovation
(43:50) People want easy, not open

Direct download: SiT215.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:55pm EST

Speaking in Tech #214 - Eddie Spinach

Hosted by Sarah Vela, Amy Lewis and Justin Warren. This week the threesome discuss Bitmoji’s, AWS falls down under, MPLS and more.

The details…

(1:00) Weather woes, Eddie Spinach, DockerCon and BrenderCon
(5:35) NetApp and Dell pimpin
(7:35) Judging Bitmoji
(9:10) AWS Sydney jumps into the sea
(12:46) MPLS resign from Cisco
(16:45) Oracle lawsuits flying
(24:43) Zuck gets hacked
(28:39) Beam me up HPE!

Direct download: SiT214.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:57pm EST

Speaking in Tech #213 - Cloud Foundry

Hosted this week by Ed Saipetch and Ben Kepes. The cloud duo discuses Yahoo, Gawker, Oracle and Salesforce. Our special guest this week is Stormy Peters, VP of Developer Relations at Cloud Foundry Foundation

The details…

(1:00) Ed live at the Indianapolis Raceway
(3:27) Yahoo: The Last Supper
(6:00) Thiel vs Gawker
(10:40) Google beats Oracle
(12:50) Salesforce goes multi-cloud
(17:11) FLASHBACK: Milky The Marvelous Milking Cow (1970’s)
(17:41) Introducing Stormy Peters, VP of Developer Relations at Cloud Foundry Foundation
(20:50) Hedging bets with PaaS
(22:35) End of the PaaS wars?
(26:00) Digging into the Cloud Foundry Foundation
(28:50) The complexity of open source projects
(32:03) Managing conflict in the community
(35:18) Process and momentum for open source projects
(39:10) Benevolent dictators in open source

Direct download: SiT213.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:16pm EST

Speaking in Tech #212 - PaaS the Buck

Hosted by Sarah Vela, Ed Saipetch and Ben Kepes. This week the threesome discuss Cloud Foundry, curry rockets, platforms and tricky windows. Our special guest this week is Mark Twomey (aka Storagezilla) of EMC.

(1:00) Ben and Ed from the cult of Cloud Foundry
(5:28) Pivotal misses CF Summit
(6:50) Curry run: India launches mini space shuttle
(11:50) Windows gets tricky
(13:50) Cisco bets big on subscriptions
(17:28) Battle of the bots
(21:00) Google bets on Caesars casino exec as its new president of enterprise sales
(22:09) Flashback: Reach out and touch someone
(22:39) Zilla is back
(25:49) Google Home and the Star Trek future
(32:27) Siri is a bag of bricks
(36:30) Tim Cook, visionary?
(41:50) Disney kills Infinity
(45:13) PaaS, Pivotal and Cloud Foundry hype

Direct download: SiT212.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:10pm EST

Speaking in Tech #211 - Winter is Coming

Hosted by Sarah Vela, Ed Saipetch and Amy Lewis. This week the trio discuss layoffs, buttons and Twitter links. Our special guest this week is Richard Seroter, Sr., Director of Product at Pivotal.

Here are the details…

(1:00) Yoko Lewis hijacks the podcast
(4:55) Ed is packing… and working technical support
(6:50) Tech layoffs jump in the Bay Area
(13:27) Philly police’s fake Google Maps van
(19:05) The wisdom of IoT buttons
(26:00) Gelsinger is sitting Pat
(29:36) Twitter links won’t stink
(32:55) FLASHBACK: I Want a Snuffy for Christmas
(34:26) Introducing Richard Seroter of Pivotal
(38:17) Infecting tech culture
(42:23) Acquisition lessons: Hitching to stakeholders
(44:00) Pivotal transition: Managing change
(51:29) The role of container orchestration
(55:24) Finding the next ‘thing’: Bots are hot

Direct download: SiT211.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:55pm EST

Speaking in Tech #210 - Science Projects

Hosted by Sarah Vela and Ed Saipetch. This week the dynamic duo discuss Uber, Ford, Twitter, Cisco and more. Our special guest this week is Ben Kepes, technology evangelist, investor, commentator and business adviser.


Here are the details:

(1:00) Uber drama in Austin
(8:13) Ford throws cash at Pivotal
(13:25) Twitter cuts off the snoops
(19:15) Sources: Cisco in talks with Nutanix
(23:05) Will the real inventor of BitCoin please stand up?
(25:35) Flashback: The Singer Sewing Machine with Debbie Reynolds
(26:05) Introducing special guest Ben Kepes
(27:35) OpenStack and Gartner redux
(30:55) Simon Anderson lands at Aptira
(31:50) Product vs Managed Services
(34:07) The future of PaaS and Pivotal
(40:45) Containers as a science project
(44:03) Humanity of tech

Direct download: SiT210.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:47pm EST

Speaking in Tech #209 - Avere

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together to talk about Gartner, Greg’s hiatus, Tucci on a hoverboard and vCloud Air. Our special guest this week is Ron Bianchini, President and CEO of Avere Systems.

Here are the details:


(1:00) Gartner kerfuffle: Mopping up after OpenStack Summit
(5:50) Greg’s 4.0 Upgrade: going on hiatus
(9:21) News from EMC World, Dell’s new name
(12:07) Tucci on a hoverboard
(14:02) Joe gives Michael the keys to the car
(17:10) EMC announcement recap
(26:05) Big exit from vCloud Air
(29:28) FLASHBACK: Hoover Constellation Vacuum Cleaner, 1950’s
(29:55) Introducing special guest, Ron Bianchini, President and CEO of Avere Systems
(34:49) Digging into Avere, flash, video and cloud
(45:55) NetApp, Spinnaker Networks and the Innovators Dilemma
(52:27) The state of the storage market

Direct download: SiT209.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:42pm EST

Speaking in Tech #208 - Ixia

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together to talk about OpenStack, the Samsung S7 edge, Microsoft thumbing and Uber tipping. Our special guest this week is Marie Hattar, Chief Marketing Officer for Ixia.

Here are the details:

(1:00) Ed reports in from OpenStack Summit
(2:00) Gartner discovers OpenStack
(5:16) SolidFire gets a new CTO
(7:14) Greg’s review: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge… the greatest phone ever built
(11:20) Facebook Camera App may be on the way
(15:35) Microsoft’s new iOS one thumb keyboard
(17:39) Tipping is coming to Uber
(21:16) FLASHBACK: Laser Blast for Atari 2600 (1981)
(21:46) Introducing Marie Hattar, Chief Marketing Officer for Ixia
(24:04) The transition from Canada to the Bay Area
(27:40) Ixia’s move to the enterprise
(30:39) From engineering to marketing
(35:56) The technology behind Ixia Visibility portfolio

Direct download: SiT208.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:12pm EST

Speaking in Tech #207 - Apples and Blackberry 

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg is out while Ed and Sarah talk about Theranos, Blackberry, phone hacking and hand dryers. Our special guest this week is Irfan Ahmad, CTO and co-founder of CloudPhysics.

The details:

(1:00) Sarah takes the lead
(2:12) No head on a stick
(8:07) OpenStack around the corner
(9:35) Theranos Investigation
(13:14) Apples & Blackberry
(16:33) Congressional phone hacking
(22:30) Germy hand dryers
(25:42) FLASHBACK: Sharp’s First Handheld Calculator (1971)
(26:42) Solving for X
(27:39) Introducing Irfan Ahmad, CTO and co-founder of CloudPhysics
(28:00) Looking back at Transmeta and VMware
(34:42) Pace of open source innovation
(38:20) Digging into Cloud Physics - IT Operations and Analytics
(42:35) Could Physic’s managing cloud costs

Direct download: SiT207.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:28pm EST

Speaking in Tech #206 - Live from Kennedy Space Center

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg and Sarah are in Cape Canaveral, Florida at the Kennedy Space Center for the launch of SpaceX CRS-8 Dragon. One of the primary goals of the mission is to test the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), an experimental program to test and validate expandable habitat technology. Our very special guests this week are Jason Crusan, Director, Advanced Exploration Systems Division at NASA and Robert Bigelow, Founder and President of Bigelow Aerospace.


(1:00) Interview with special guests Jason Crusan of NASA and Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace

(13:20) Review of Kennedy Space Center visit and thoughts before launch

(19:10) LIVE: Launch of SpaceX CRS-8 Dragon with BEAM module

(20:32) Launch recap and prep for the booster rocket landing on drone boat

(23:38) LIVE: First ever successful SpaceX booster rocket landing on a drone ship in ocean

(25:13) Wrap up from Kennedy Space Center

Direct download: SiT206.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:39pm EST

Speaking in Tech #205 - Server Side

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together to talk about Tesla, Dell and VCE news, Revolv and Infinio. Our special guest this week is Sheryl Koenigsberg (aka @StorageDiva), Senior Director of Marketing at Infinio Systems.

Here are the details:

(1:00) Preparing for launch: Ed’s head on a stick
(3:55) Tesla’s perpetual kickstarter car company
(12:49) Dell re-sells VCE
(20:27) Google/Alphabet/Nest bricks Revolv
(26:00) Google culture of failing fast
(28:50) IoT ecosystems, everyone is going to have them
(30:01) iPhone SE proof of Apple’s lack of innovation?
(30:33) FLASHBACK: The Rascal Electric Scooter (1995)
(32:00) Introducing Sheryl Koenigsberg, Senior Director of Marketing at Infinio Systems
(34:03) Jumping from Dell to a startup
(37:10) Growth of Infinio and server-side storage
(46:52) OpenStack on the whiteboard
(47:32) Infinio v3 details
(50:25) TheTableSpace.com
(53:56) Data driven: Scope of marketing

 

Direct download: SiT205.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

Speaking in Tech #204 - Bush League!

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, it's Ed, Greg and Sarah and no guests... just us discussing listener complaints, Oracle suing Google (again) and Australian bike bells.

Here are the details:

(1:00) Bush League: Mopping up after last week
(7:39) Batman v Superman: The Dawn of Horrible
(10:47) Holiday travel woes pays off
(14:00) Ubering the Republican Convention
(17:00) Vaughn’s bike
(18:10) Australian bike bells
(23:17) What happens when an 18 year old buys a mainframe?
(27:16) Listener complaints
(29:31) FLASHBACK: Lite Brite from 1970’s
(32:16) FBI cracks the iPhone
(37:58) Java Herpes
(40:15) Dell dumps services
(46:03) Crowd sourcing your job

 

Direct download: SiT204.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:38am EST

Speaking in Tech #203 - More Pure Vaughn

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg is out while Sarah and Eddie drive the car talking Uber, Apple and data center pay. Our special guest is Vaughn Stewart of Pure Storage.

The details:

(1:00) Ed does Southern Europe
(4:10) Coming up: NASA SpaceX launch
(7:22) Uber snags Carnegie Mellon
(9:17) Apple goes small
(14:06) FBI now thinks it can break the iPhone
(17:10) Survey: Data Center women get paid MORE
(21:53) FLASHBACK: Apple Iic commercial from 1984
(22:23) Pure Vaughn comes back!
(24:26) Hyperconverged: Up, down and sideways
(28:35) Pure NAS
(33:36) Enabling the future of the enterprise
(38:50) HCI market adoption
(41:46) No Vaughn’s Army
(45:25) OpenStack Summit around the corner
(47:20) Social Vaughn

Direct download: SiT203.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:03am EST

Speaking in Tech #202 - Ditching Cloud

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is sipping wine on the French Riviera while Greg and Sarah discuss SXSW, Dropbox and Data Gravity. Our special guest is Gabe Chapman from NetApp.

The details:

(1:00) POTUS crashes SXSW
(6;23) Airbnb goes big for Republican Convention
(12:11) Dropbox ditches AWS
(19:46) Data Gravity meets reality
(24;10) Chinese hackers demand ransom
(27:57) FLASHBACK: 1997 Dell PC commercial
(28:57) Introducing Gabe Chapman from NetApp
(37:23) Pure gets object, in a pretty box
(42:45) Nutanix jumps into file services
(49:12) Hyper Converged space gets tighter

Direct download: SiT202.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:11pm EST

Speaking in Tech #201 - Streaming on the Edge

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, we discuss Amazon Echo, AT&T streaming and SQL Server on Linux. Our special guest is Dan Sahar, co-founder of video delivery pioneer Qwilt.

The details:

(1:00) Bouncing back with Ed
(2:10) Big layoffs at IBM
(3:10) Dating Alexa
(8:15) Datamation’s cloud panel on Friday
(10:11) AT&T to stream DirecTV
(13:49) Big moves for Survey Monkey
(15:02) Hell freezes over for Microsoft
(19:24) FLASHBACK: Atari 2600, 1982 UK commercial
(19:52) Introducing Dan Sahar, Co-founder of Qwilt
(23:30) Living on the edge
(27:18) Delivering a better video experience
(28:35) Startup scrutiny
(33:48) The real life Pied Piper
(34:14) Market adoption focus
(38:48) The real cord cutters
(45:20) The next generation of video consumption

Direct download: SiT201.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:06pm EST

Speaking in Tech #200 - The Big 4 Year Anniversary Show

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we are joined by a few our our favorite guests to celebrate four years and 200 episodes as we discuss the startup bubble, Cisco gets hyper and EMC’s Quantum leap. Our special guests this week are Chad Sakac, President of VCE, Mark Twomey (AKA Storagezilla) of EMC and Amy Lewis of NetApp and Geek Whisperers podcast.

The details...

(1:00) Big 200th episode
(4:33) VC’s are wising up to the bubble
(10:32) How to value a startup
(13:40) Startup death spiral: Fighting gravity
(19:22) Signs that your startup is about to die
(23:24) Sources: Cisco and Springpath jump into hyper-converged (since confirmed)
(29:40) Is Cisco serious about storage?
(34:32) EMC’s “Quantum Leap”
(41:44) Chad’s big leap to VCE
(50:46) Episode 200: Self indulgent reflections

Direct download: SiT200.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:26pm EST

Speaking in Tech #199 - Simon Anderson

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is missing so Amy Lewis jumps in to take her seat while we talk about private clouds, Ravello and the tech IPO freeze. Our special guest is serial entrepreneur Simon Anderson, Co-Founder & Chairman at Akanda.

The details...

(1:00) NetApp adjusts to Amy
(3:37) True Blue in Vegas for IBM Interconnect
(6:16) vCloudAir and IBM confusion
(10:00) Haters gonna hate Private Cloud
(21:17) Cloud domains unleashed
(22:44) Oracle nabs Ravello
(25:05) Tech IPO freeze
(31:10) Bad time to be looking for a tech job
(32:00) Yapping at Yelp
(38:24) Flashback: Scotch VCR tape head cleaner
(38:44) Special guest Simon Anderson, Co-Founder & Chairman at Akanda
(40:30) The story behind Ceph
(45:16) Sharing the wealth with Inktank sale
(46:50) Swimming the Seine
(49:08) Open Source culture
(51:55) Akanda: open source network orchestration software
(58:26) Getting on the board of the Museum of Science Fiction

Direct download: SiT199.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:54pm EST

Speaking in Tech #198 - Fred & Wade

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, it's just Greg and Ed to dish about iPhone bricks, Deadpool and ransomeware. Our special guests this week are Fred Next and Wade O'Harrow from storage startup Reduxio.

(1:00) Brick your iPhone
(2:25) Kids in Deadpool
(5:30) “State of The Cloud” report
(9:12) India rejects Internet.org
(11:44) Hospital held hostage by ransomware
(13:56) Flashback: IBM and the internet (1997)
(14:22) Special guests Fred Nix and Wade O’Harrow from Reduxio
(16:10) Goodbye to Chad
(19:03) Digging into Reduxio
(28:00) Being a storage startup in 2016
(34:35) Time Bandits
(36:38) Jaegers and a Springsteen concert

 

Direct download: SiT198.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

Speaking in Tech #197 - Jungle Dave

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the team is all together to talk about the death of Twitter, the death of private clouds and the art of tech acquisitions. Our special guest this week is Dave Wright, founder and CEO of SolidFire and now VP and GM at NetApp.

The details...

(1:00) All the tech, in Austin
(2:49) EnterpriseTe.ch progress
(4:50) RIP Twitter
(7:45) Facebook Friend Day
(12:20) Private Cloud is dead (again)
(18:35) “True Public Cloud”
(19:51) ONUG calls for better cloud interoperability
(25:41) Flashback: Wang Net, 1982
(26:11) Special guest Dave Wright VP and GM at NetApp, founder of SolidFire
(31:37) The cultural fit between NetApp and SolidFire
(33:34) Does anybody actually graduate from Stanford?
(38:00) The future for ONTAP
(39:48) The beginning of the end of all flash arrays
(45:10) Public vs Private Cloud

Direct download: SiT197.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:14pm EST

Speaking in Tech #196 - TECHunplugged

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Ed and Sarah are in Austin for TECHunplugged to discuss Apple data centers, Yahoo layoff and Software Defined Storage. Our special guests this week are Stephen Foskett of Tech Field Day, Chris Evans from Architecting.IT and Ray Lucchesi of Silverton Consulting.

The details:

(1:00) Live from TECHunplugged in Austin, Texas
(2:20) Apple going big on data centers
(5:25) Alphabet now bigger than Apple
(6:00) Comcast customer Uses a Raspberry Pi to monitor internet speeds
(10:28) Yahoo stumbles on layoffs
(13:35) Bill Gates’ favorite songs… just because
(16:23) What is Software Defined Storage?
(22:28) Storage futures
(33:15) OpenStack
(37:29) in self-driving cars
(37:29) Tech Field Days

Direct download: SiT196.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:06pm EST

Speaking in Tech #194 - Werner Herzog

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the team is all together to talk about Twitter execs, Peach and Amazon. Our special guests this week are Jim McNiel, Chief Marketing Officer at NetScout as well as Executive Producer for “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World” and Werner Herzog film director, producer, screenwriter, author, actor and opera director. In 2009, Werner was named one of the 100 most influential people on the planet by Time Magazine.

The details...

(1:00) Sarah takes a field day
(2:35) Cheap EnterpriseTe.ch plug
(3:15) Frozen Eddie
(4:20) Executive exodus from Twitter
(7:12) Slick new Peach
(10:15) Facebook hate
(12:38) Amazon wants back into your Android mobile
(14:48) Amazon gets breached
(19:00) Trailer for “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World”
(20:30) Introducing special guests Jim McNiel and Werner Herzog
(24:18) Technology as it interacts with film making
(29:45) Does the internet dream of itself?
(32:03) Digital preservation… and Honey Boo Boo
(40:40) No schnitzel for teenage texters
(44:50) Werner’s book recommendation
(49:25) The kings of bombed out blocks
(51:48) Every grown up man should move a boat over a mountain

Direct download: SiT195.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:27am EST

Speaking in Tech #194 - Passwords

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is out while Ed returns to talk passwords, drones, Google and Diane Greene. Our special guest this week is Jesse Proudman, founder of BlueBox, now an IBM company.

The details...

(1:00) Media briefings: Stump the chump
(3:46) Ed’s drone disaster
(5:57) More Rumor mill, tattoos and podcast pimps
(9:52) Report: Cisco will NOT buy NetApp
(12:39) Bark’N’Borrow app
(14:30) Google and the Cloud
(18:30) 2015 Most popular passwords
(20:39) FLASHBACK: CompuServe, 1989
(21:34) Jesse Proudman, founder of BlueBox
(24:15) Ed’s probationary review and airplane vaping
(26:26) The big party
(28:07) The future for IBM Cloud
(36:00) Raspberry Pi BlueMix weatherman
(40:35) The racing circuit

Direct download: SiT194.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:06am EST

Speaking in Tech #193 - Pimpin

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed is missing so Amy Lewis jumps in to take his seat while we talk about documenteries, podcast pimps, dead phones and adult toys at Amazon.

The details...

(1:00) Amy pinch hits for Ed
(2:00) Werner Herzog’s new documentary to be featured at Sundance
(4:29) Greg’s new project: EnterpriseTe.ch
(5:50) Pimp this podcast #pimpcast
(11:05) Dead LG G4
(15:10) Toddler podcast review
(15:48) Amazonian dildos
(20:37) The worst CEO list
(28:00) Big moves at VCE

 

 

Direct download: SIT193.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:45pm EST

Speaking in Tech #192 - Solid Exit

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed, Sarah and Greg are all together to discuss EMC cuts, Lyft, Zuck's reach around and SolidFire. Special guest this week is Jeramiah Dooley of SolidFire.

The details...

(1:00) Rockin the New Year
(6:43) Remembering Ian Murdock of Debian
(12:43) EMC announces cuts
(13:54) “What would Chad say?”
(16:14) Lyft snags some cash from GM
(19:37) Zuck has a plan to go around Google
(21:38) The Facebook IQ test
(23:18) Flashback: Sega Genesis Commercial "Genesis Does"
(25:10) Jeramiah Dooley of SolidFire
(26:00) SolidFire’s solid exit
(28:49) Mid-podcast hotel delivery service
(29:34) Customer questions
(32:29) Corporate culture
(34:35) Dave Cahill and Skeletons
(37:13) Riding that train…
(39:32) Not a vExpert

Direct download: SiT192.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:35pm EST

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