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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

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 #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

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

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

This week we discuss...

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

Speaking in Tech #139 - Breached 

 

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

 

This week we discuss...

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

Speaking in Tech #138 - Rocket

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

This week we discus... 

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

Speaking in Tech #137 - OpenStack Storage

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. In this episode, Greg hosts a panel discussion from the OpenStack Summit in Paris earlier this month. The panel discusses some of the challenges with OpenStack Storage and the All Star panel includes Mark Twomey (aka Storagezilla), Technical Director in the EMC CTO team, Alex McDonald, NetApp CTO Office, Manju Ramanathpura, CTO, Intelligent Platforms, Hitachi Data Systems, Neil Levine, Director of Product Management at Red Hat and Aaron Delp, Cloud Solutions Architect at SolidFire.

  • OpenStack storage: Open but not neutral (2:30)
  • Vendor-added value to OpenStack (6:30)
  • Embracing neutrality in Open Source (9:05)
  • The missing parts (10:55)
  • Challenges of policy management (18:40)
  • Is SAN an equal citizen to NAS in OpenStack? (23:20)
  • Software-defined storage and legacy vendors (28:20)
  • The role of Fibre Channel in OpenStack (34:35)
Direct download: SiT137.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:30pm EST

Speaking in Tech #136 - The Frost

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah and Eddie are out while Greg is holed up in Paris with special guests Mark Twomey, aka Storagezilla, Technical Director at EMC and Francois Zimmerman, HDS Chief Technologist in EMEA.

This week we discuss... 

  • OpenStack Storage, it's open but is it neutral? (2:30)
  • What isn't Software-defined? (5:10)
  • OpenStack as a vSphere alternative (7:10)
  • How OpenStack adoption is ramping up (11:10)
  • Talking candidly about AWS (13:50)
  • The frost that kills off some tech vendors (16:30)
  • Competing with 11 million servers (19:50)
  • OpenStack not displacing core IT (24:30)
  • VMware in a defensive position (26:35)
Direct download: SiT136.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:47pm EST

Speaking in Tech #135 - LIVE from Dell World 2014

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Greg was slumming it in Paris while Ed and Sarah were at Dell World in Austin, Texas with special guest Matt Baker, Executive Director of Enterprise Strategy at Dell. 

  • Introductions at Dell World in Austin (0:45)
  • Dell's biggest acquisition: Themselves (8:15)
  • Intellectually lazy buzz words (12:15)
  • From VRTX to FX (14:30)
  • Dell building Nutanix and EVO:RAIL boxes (24:45)
  • Server or storage: Who leads who? (28:10)

 

Direct download: SiT135.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:38pm EST

Speaking in Tech #134 - LIVE from the OpenStack Summit: OpenStack as a Service or as a Distribution

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg hosts an all-star panel at the OpenStack Summit in Paris to debate the pros and cons of deploying OpenStack as a Service or as a Distribution. The panel includes: Jan Mark Holzer - CTO Office, Red Hat, Kenneth Hui - Business Development Manager, EMC, Caroline McCrory - Sr. Director, Research, Gigaom, Jesse Proudman - CTO and Founder, Blue Box, Manju Ramanathpura, CTO - Intelligent Platforms, HDS and Boris Renski, Co-founder and CMO at Mirantis.

During this panel discussion, we discuss...

  • Panel introductions (0:45)
  • The case for OpenStack as a Service (2:05)
  • The case for OpenStack as a Distribution (4:35)
  • Defining services and distributions… and delivery (6:52)
  • Services at scale and different market segments for OpenStack (10:48)
  • OpenStack: "Still a box of razor blades" (15:17)
  • OpenStack use case focus and goals (18:45)
  • Control of data with service providers (20:17)
  • Work loads in the right place (27:13)
  • Maintaining distros: keeping up with OpenStack (28:05)
  • Avoiding "The Enron Effect" with Platform as a Service (33:30)
  • Adhering to API consistency (36:10)
  • The "unfair advantage" of services (39:55)

 

Direct download: SiT134.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:11am EST

Speaking in Tech #133 - Equinix

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Sarah is out while Ed and Greg are joined by special guest Sam Johnston, Director of Cloud and IT Services at Equinix.

This week we discus... 

  • Catching up (0:45)
  • Data Center Moats (2:10)
  • An Aussie in Zurich (3:50)
  • More travel woes (5:25)
  • Equinix ramps up (11:40)
  • HDS and Equinix announce cloud partnership (17:10)
  • Data Center evolution and the center of gravity (25:10)
  • Amazon and control of data (29:30)
  • Amazon stock and Fire Phone tank (30:55)
  • Fire Sticks to the rescue (34:30)
  • Microsoft: Get ready to dump billions into the cloud (34:40)
Direct download: SiT133.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:23pm EST

Speaking in Tech #132 - It's Complicated

  • Where is Greg? ­Seems to have gone off to Barcelona forgetting that VMworld was last week (0:45)
  • Greg not allowed to go to Mars, he’s too fat (2:23)
  • Coding: WOW! ­(6:40)
  • Dr Who? No thanks.(17:00)
  • New iPads a ripoff, sales of iPads in general not hot. (17:40)
  • Apple Pay, Yosemite and SMS (20:45)
  • Sapphire no gem: Apple’s Sapphire partner GT Advanced Technologies files for bankruptcy (27:40)
  • Blackberry takeover by Lenovo? ­(31:17)
  • EMC buying out Cisco’s stake in VCE (36:40)
Direct download: SiT132.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

Speaking in Tech #131 - Delhi Belly

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week it's just the three amigos stiring it up. This week we discus... 

  • Birthdays (0:45)
  • VMworld Barcelona (3:45)
  • What's in McDonalds food? (4:10)
  • Low carb and Delhi Belly (6:00)
  • Headlines (7:00)
  • Splitting Tech (9:05)
  • Spinning off AWS (14:20)
  • Satya steps into it (16:00)
  • Flight attendants sue FAA to ban electronics (25:10)
Direct download: SiT131.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:25pm EST