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Speaking in Tech #130 - More from SpiceWorld

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

This week we discuss...

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

Speaking in Tech #129 - XtremChad

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

This week we discuss...

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

Speaking in Tech #128 - LIVE from SpiceWorld

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

This week we discuss…

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

Speaking in Tech #127 - Eucalyptus 

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

This week we discuss...

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

Speaking in Tech #126 - Apple Ga Ga

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

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

Speaking in Tech #125 - Ginger

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

This week we discuss...

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

Speaking in Tech #124 - LIVE from VMworld! 

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

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

This week we discuss…

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

Speaking in Tech #123 - Jeramiah

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

This week we discuss...

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

 

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

Speaking in Tech #122 - Chat heads

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

This week we discuss...

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

Speaking in Tech #121 - Return of Farley

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

This week we discuss...

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

Speaking in tech #120 - Tanked

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

This week we discuss...

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

 

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

Speaking in Tech #119 - Back to the Future

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

This week we discuss...

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

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

This week we discuss...

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

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

This week we discuss…

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

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

This week we discuss…

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

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

This week we discus:

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

 

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

Speaking in Tech #114 - Tech Trends Asia

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

This week we discuss…

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

Speaking in Tech #113 - LIVE from Cloud Foundry Summit

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

This week we discuss...

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

 

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

Speaking in Tech #112 - LIVE from HDS Summit

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

This week we discuss…

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

Speaking in Tech #110 – LIVE from Cisco Live!

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

This week we discuss:

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

 

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

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

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

This week we discuss:

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

Speaking in Tech OpenStack Summit Special - Day 2

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

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

Speaking in Tech OpenStack Summit Special - Day 1

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

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

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

Speaking in Tech #107 - Clouds of Caroline

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

This week we discuss...

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

Speaking in Tech #106 - Hans

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

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

Speaking in Tech #105 - Let's Get Social

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

This week we discuss...

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

 

 

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

Speaking in Tech #104 - Parasite

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

This week we discuss…

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

Speaking in Tech #103 - Virtual Heff

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

This week we discuss…

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

 

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

Speaking in Tech #101 - Camel Cash

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

This week we discuss...

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

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

This week we discuss… 

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

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

This week we discuss...

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

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

This week we discuss...

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

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

This week we discuss...

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

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

This week we discuss...

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

Speaking in Tech #96 - Hardware Defined

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

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

Speaking in Tech #95 - Cloud Envy

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

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

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

Speaking in Tech #94 - Janice

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

This week we discuss...

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

Speaking in Tech #93 - The Professor

Speaking in Tech #93 - The Professor

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

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

Speaking in Tech #92 - Father Mark

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

This week we discuss...

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

Speaking in Tech #90 - Year-end Spectacular

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is flyin the coop while Greg and Sarah wrap up the year spectacularly with our very special guests, Brad O'Neill, CEO of TechValidate and Geoff Barrall, CEO and co-founder of Drobo.

This week we discuss...

  • Don Basile gets fired from Violin memory
  • Geoff's dramatic return to Drobo
  • Barrall: Days of enterprise NAS are numbered
  • Top tech stories of 2013
    • Edward Snowden / NSA scandal
    • Dell goes private
    • Microsoft restructuring
  • Recap of 2013 predictions
  • BIG 2014 Predictions
Direct download: SiT90.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:59am EST

Speaking in Tech #89 - LIVE from Dell World

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg disappears as Sarah and Eddie podcast from DellWorld with special guests Justin Warren, Managing Director at PivotNine and George Reese - Executive Director, Cloud Management at Dell.

  • DellWorld recap
  • Cloud in a box with Eucalyptus
  • AWS API's
  • Cloud branding
  • Dell consolidation
  • Elon Musk, boxes and defying logic
  • Cost leader vs value leader
  • Cloud consumption: agility not cost
Direct download: SiT89.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:28pm EST

Speaking in Tech #88 - Sensors

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the whole gang is together and laments the lighter side of tech.

  • High tech bras, big data and emotional over-eating
  • Apple iBeacon in Apple stores
  • Police intercepting mobile data
  • Bangkok protests... and George Clooney supports Ukrainians 
  • Remembering Mandela
  • The cheerleader saves Ukraine
  • Google bus protests
  • Googling Chef
  • Dell geeks out and Michael makes it rain
  • Fast food overseas

Direct download: SiT88.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:51am EST

Speaking in Tech #87 - Eat My Pie

Speaking in Tech #87 - Eat My Pie

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Ed is out on business while Sarah returns with special guest Amy Lewis of Cisco.

This week we discuss...

  • Thanksgiving recovery
  • Amazon Drones won't fly
  • Boomerang drones down under
  • LG Nexus 5 review: Pure Google
  • Twitter app fail and the wisdom of crowds
  • Apple snags Topsy
  • Siri vs Google Now
  • Amy's photo bloat 
  • Plane talking
  • The Elan Gale farce
  • Paleo flyers
  • The "Influence Diet"
Direct download: SiT87.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:53pm EST

Speaking in Tech #86 - AWS vs Private Cloud

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Sarah is out enjoying Thanksgiving while Ed and Greg cook up a podcast with special guest, Brian Gracely, Sr.Director, Global Solutions Marketing at EMC and co-host of The Cloudcast.net.

This week we discuss...

  • Gracely as politician and back at EMC
  • Savvis buys Tier3
  • Eddie's Chromebook review
  • Chromebook apps
  • AWS RE:invent conference recap
  • Amazon and the desktop
  • AWS vs. Private cloud 
  • Donut Run fundraiser
Direct download: SiT86.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:58pm EST

Speaking in Tech #85 - Open Source Smack

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the whole gang is together with special guest Joseph B. George, Director of Cloud and Big Data Solutions at Dell

  • Sarah's word of mouth
  • Jumping from HP to Dell
  • Greg gets called out
  • OpenStack collaboration
  • Openstack and Crowbar
  • Monetizing open software development
  • Enterprise adoption of open source software
  • OpenStack's true competition
  • -Dell's acquisition of Enstratius
Direct download: SiT85.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:18pm EST

Speaking in Tech #84 - Crash Landing

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the whole gang is together and laments the lighter side of tech.

This week we discuss:

  • Eddie, Greg and Sarah catch up
  • Sarah's confession
  • iPad Air Review
  • Blockbuster bites the dust
  • Sarah prefers Redbox
  • Eddie's trophy case
  • Netflix pimping caching boxes
  • Tablets on takeoff
  • Eddie's emergency landing
  • Snapchatting a crash landing
  • Microsoft CEO speculation
  • Amazon beta testing Sunday delivery
  • "Word of Mouth" marketing and Jim Beam
Direct download: SiT84.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:17am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is out while Ed and Greg break news of Cisco's new "spin-in" Insieme with Cisco's Amy Lewis of Cisco and Joe Onisick of Ensieme.

This week we discuss...

  • Cisco officially launches Ensieme
  • Software Defined Networking, but not SDN
  • Cisco vs VMware
  • Going against the software-defined grain
  • Application-centric networking for mid-size and enterprise companies
  • Infrastructure vs Application teams deploying networks
  • Open API's and OpenSource integration for integration
  • Cisco "spin-ns"
  • Industry drama and tap dancing around ENC
  • Driving down costs
  • Leveraging OpenStack, Open vSwitch and OpenDaylight
Direct download: SiT83.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:52am EST

Speaking in Tech #82 - IT Lemmings

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is wining and dining while Sarah and Greg hold court with Mark Twomey of EMC, better known as Storagezilla.

This week we discuss...

  • Oracle's Uncle Larry needs a team
  • The Amazon Bubble
  • AWS tech trap
  • Data classification and public clouds
  • False clouds and IT lemmings
  • LinkedIn taps your email, security heads explode
  • Big Data and LinkedIn
  • EMC sues former employee 
  • Prsopects for flash startups
  • Halloween costumes and chocolate tasting
Direct download: SiT82.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:51pm EST

Speaking in Tech #81 - The Czar

Eddie is flying solo this week while Greg does real work and Sarah is under the weather. This week our special guest is Val Bercovici, Big Data & Cloud Czar at NetApp.

  • Playing with Chromecast
  • Life without Vaughn
  • Transformation of IT trends
  • Hyperscale cloud architectures
  • Big Data and teenage sex
  • 2014, the year of Big Data
  • The promise of OpenStack
  • IaaS vs PaaS
  • Microsoft Hyper-V chipping away at VMware
  • Microsoft tablets, getting it right by version 3
  • Innovation after brand
  • Monetizing OpenStack
Direct download: SiT81.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:37pm EST

Speaking in Tech #80 - Breaking up is hard to do

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is partying in Barcelona while Greg and Sarah hold the ship steady.

In this epsiode, we discuss:

  • Catching up with Sarah
  • Eddie in Barcelona for VMworld
  • Public drinking and party barns
  • VMware buys Desktone, huh?
  • XaaS is here to stay
  • Oracle hates Open Source
  • Creating value from Open Source
  • Hurd cheats again
  • Breaking up Microsoft
  • Picking a phone... and an intern
Direct download: SiT80.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:51pm EST

Speaking in Tech #79 - Open Doorway

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is celebrating her birthday leaving Ed and Greg to fend for themselves. Fortunately Amy Lewis of Cisco steps in to keep the show steady. 

In this epsiode, we discuss:

  • Sarah & Greg's Birthday
  • VMworld Barcelona... and pickpocketing
  • Eddie and the IT Dinosaurs
  • Shiney balls and legacy IT
  • AMD gets into the Verizon Cloud
  • OpenDoorway and THMF architectures
  • Greg's next smartphone
  • Samsung bloatware on Android updates
  • Things you can't do on a tablet
  • Podcast problems
  • Cisco, SAP and Google playing with Blackberry bits
  • Amy on Google Glass
  • "Geek Whisperers" and "Engineers Unplugged"
Direct download: SiT79.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Speaking in Tech #78 - Chad 2.0

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

  • Flashback to "the bet"
  • Chad's RIM shot
  • EMC's over-the-top announcemnt 
  • Tech in the movies
  • Punching down, punching up
  • The meat on EMC's announcements
  • Opex vs Capex, consumption models
  • McAfee launches new security device
  • Chad dishes startup advice

Direct download: SiT78.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:35pm EST

Speaking in Tech #77 - Blackburried

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week it's the three amigos and loads of smack talk.

This week we discuss:

  • Eddie in recovery
  • Stewart Vaughn update, Pure poaching
  • Blackberry buys jet, sells the company
  • BBM app gets pulled
  • Cool kids wants iPhone Gold
  • Nirvanix closes up shop, cloud vultures circle
  • Cloudy abstractions and gravity
  • Dude, I got a cloud
  • Crackdown on bogus yogurt reviews
  • RSA's backdoor algorithm
  • LinkedIn getting sued
  • Social condoms
  • Eddie and Sarah gets endorsed
Direct download: SiT77.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

Speaking in Tech #75 - Live from CloudBeat

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg and Sarah are slacking off while Eddie is flying solo at CloudBeat in San Francisco, CA. Our special guests are Justin Pirie, Cloud Strategist at Mimecast, Dave McCrory, SVP of DSP (Platform) Engineering at Warner Music Group and Ben Kepes, well known technology evangelist, investor, commentator and business adviser.

This week we discuss:

  • Dave's Fedora
  • Not just talking cloud, doing cloud
  • More AWS API whining
  • Ugly babies
  • Judging clouds
  • On prem, off prem consistency and vCHS
  • Portability is over-rated
  • Service distinction
  • Jevons paradox in IT
  • The cloud keys: Compliance, management and security
Direct download: SiT75.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:37am EST

Speaking in Tech #74 - More from VMworld

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together again in San Francisco at VMworld with special guests Stephen Spellicy, Senior Director, Product Management, Enterprise Data Protection at HP and Bryan Beal, Director, Cloud and Service Provider Strategy at Brocade.

This week we discuss:

More from VMworld

  • VMworld party recap
  • Nicera and OpenDaylight SDN
  • HP pushing backup to the cloud
  • Evolution of Software Defined Networking
  • Stack orchestration beyond SDN
  • Backup as opex
  • Enterprises running low value workloads in AWS
  • Redefining cloud
  • Paper-defined
  • Rubber Unicorns
Direct download: SiT74.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:07pm EST

Speaking in Tech #73 - Live from VMworld

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together in San Francisco at VMworld with special guest, Michael Hay - Vice President and Chief Engineer at Hitachi Data Systems.

This week we discuss:

  • Recap of Pat Gelsinger's keynote from VMworld
  • How does VMware continue to innovate?
  • Hardware vs Software
  • VMware as orchestration software
  • Leveraging application catelogs
  • The challenge of flash technology 
  • The IT move to services
  • Gelsinger vs Andreessen... and the role of cloud
  • The AWS exageration
  • Balmer's exit and the potential for a Microsoft breakup

Direct download: SiT73.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:57am EST

Speaking in Tech #72 - The Last Podcast

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is back together and making plans for VMworld.

This week we discuss...

  • The last podcast due to NSA scandal
  • Groklaw & Lavabit shutdown... just to stick it to the man
  • VMware's strategy with OpenStack
  • Public cloud a waste of money?
  • Amazon goes down, Sarah can't buy it now
  • Sarah gets fixed
  • VMworld "Post-it Note Challenge"
  • vOdgeball with #TeamBacon
  • VMworld parties
Direct download: SiT72.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:06am EST

Speaking in Tech #71 - Rodney Rogers

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie and Sarah are out so it's just Greg with special guest Rodney Rogers, serial entrepeneur and Chairman and CEO of Virtustream. We take the opportunity to dive into how Rodney built IT companies through some of the worst economic times and the reality of building a public cloud company in the shadow of Amazon Web Services and IBM.

This week we discuss...

  • Rodney's background
  • Building a cloud business and keeping it simple
  • The economics of public, private and virtual clouds
  • Redefining cloud resource metrics: MicroVM (uVM) 
  • The NSA scandal and skepticism of public cloud
  • Transforming internal IT into a service business
  • OpenStack AWS API debate
  • Vurtustream gets into UFC
Direct download: SiT71.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:37pm EST

Speaking in Tech #70 - Swag

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is on vacation while Ed rejoins the team after being away a couple of weeks.

This week we discuss...

  • Vendor swag
  • Eddie pitches a tent
  • Jeff Bezos and the Washington Post... for tax reasons?
  • Crowdsourcing the news
  • NSA shakes up public cloud
  • When clouds are not really clouds
  • Cloud encryption not so simple
  • Yahoo buys Rockmelt
  • VMware makes big hires 
  • -Chuck Hollis mancrush

Direct download: SiT70.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:20am EST

Speaking in Tech #69 - Cloud Clash

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie and Sarah are out and our special guests are Mark Twomey (aka Storagezilla) of EMC and Aaron Delp of Citrix and The Cloudcast.net. 

This week we discuss...

  • The return of Cosmos
  • OpenStack API war breaks out
  • Cloud conspiracy theories
  • Clouderati circle jerk
  • Citrix, CloudStack and opensource development
  • Chromecast puts a dagger in Apple TV
  • App ecosystem around Chromecast to dominate TV's
  • Nexus 7 attractive but is the tablet market saturated?
  • Microsoft Surface on ARM is rough... but it runs Office
  • Kindle suicide
  • Clash of the titans over Dell
  • For Dell, it's personal. For Icahn, it's just a game.
Direct download: SiT69.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:02am EST

Speaking in Tech #68 - Forking Android

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is out and it's just Sarah and Greg.

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie's potty mouth
  • Sarah's broken wing
  • Jumping gears
  • Killing it on Craigslist 
  • Samsung creating it's own developers conference
  • Forking Android?
  • Another smartphone browser
  • Incognito mode
  • Possible new Moto X Phone coming from Google
  • New Nexus 7 around the corner
  • Samsung Note 8 is screaming fast
  • Gadget overload
  • Royal baby names
Direct download: SiT68.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:18pm EST

Speaking in Tech #67 - The Life of Farley

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, our special guest is Marc Farley of Microsoft.

This week we discuss...

  • Catching up with Marc Farley, StorSimple and Microsoft
  • Yosemite in summer
  • Farley's new book
  • Lunch with Sarah
  • Balmer's memo
  • "The business of business is business"
  • VMware ditches Zimbra
  • Is VMware still cool?
  • Apple TV wants to skip advertising
  • Sarah rants about streaming video content
  • TV station gets punked
  • Mr. Bean plays on a Dreamliner and in Heathrow
Direct download: SiT67.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

Speaking in Tech #65 - Adieu TechNet

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, all three are together for the forst time in weeks

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie and Greg banter about Cisco Live and Orlando
  • Geek Karaoke
  • Sarah's VRTX
  • Microsoft kills TechNet, Freeloaders revolt
  • Snowden getting the squeeze
  • FalconStor CEO Jim McNiel resigns
  • Twitter fail
  • IT isn't dumping infrastructure for the cloud
  • Benioff and Ellison become strange bedfellows
Direct download: SiT65.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:10pm EST

Speaking in Tech #64 - Cisco Live!

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is recharging while Ed and Greg take on Orlando, Florida at Cisco Live with special guests, Greg Ferro, host of the Packet Pushers podcast and Chief Global Network Architect at Canopy Cloud, Ethan Banks, Network Engineer and prolific blogger, Amy Lewis, Community Cat Herder at Cisco Data Centre and Chris Wahl, Cisco Live blogger.

This week we discuss...

  • Cisco Live in Orlando
  • Ed and Greg catch up
  • Canopy Cloud, VCHS and the public cloud
  • Bridging private and public cloud
  • Amazon not taking business from traditional IT
  • Converged infrastructure takes hold
  • Value of Open Compute 
  • Getting executives to understand technology

Disclosure: Ed and Greg are participating in Cisco Live as guests of Cisco where travel, lodging and some meals were provided.

Direct download: SiT64.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:44pm EST

Speaking in Tech #63 - Fruity Bits

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is hiding so it's just Ed and Greg with special guest, Ben Kepes, well known evangelist, investor, commentator and business advisor.

This week we discuss...

  • Greg and Ed banter about Cisco Live
  • Greg as an opening act to Brian Cox
  • PRISM and the NSA spying program
  • New Zealand gets into spying
  • Hong Kong as a whistle-blower refuge
  • Standards for the Software Defined Data Centre?
  • Savvis acquires AppFog
  • Platform-as-a-Service market
  • Pivotal, CloudFoundry and fruity-bits
  • Sticky PaaS
  • The changing role of the CTO and CIO
Direct download: SiT63.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:21pm EST

Speaking in Tech #62 - Live from Dell Enterprise Forum

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg flees to Germany while Ed and Sarah host a panel session at the Dell Enterprise Forum in San Jose, California. The special guet for the panel include Tim Carroll, Director, Dell Research Computing Group, Drew Schulke, Director, Dell Data Center Solutions, Brian Payne, Executive Director, Dell Servers Solutions and Ganesh Padmanabhan, Director of Products, Dell Converged Infrastructure Solutions

This week we discuss...

  • The attraction of modular datacenters
  • Challenges from white box servers and ODM companies
  • OpenStack, Open Compute and Dell
  • HPC... at an Enterprise Conference?
  • HPC and life sciences
  • Evolution of orchestration 
  • The dirty details on Dell's VRTX
  • The analysts take on Dell servers
  • Breakdown between hyperscale servers and the rack/tower/blades
Direct download: SiT62.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:13pm EST

Speaking in Tech #61 - Facial Recognition

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is hiding so it's just Ed and Greg

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie and Greg catch up
  • Greg gets a Mac
  • Newspaper dumps 28 photographers, trains reporters to take pictures with an iPhone
  • LinkedIn as a skill
  • Google and facial recognition apps on Google Glass
  • Cisco Live at the end of June in Orlando
  • Google Glass stalking and Flip cams
  • Chromebooks rock...except for podcasting
  • 3 more bidders for Hulu
  • Pandora vs Spotify... and no one cares what Ed listens to
  • vExperts... and not vExperts
  • Dell and everyone else's cloud
  • Amazon is going to destroy everything... and then the unicorns will attack
Direct download: SiT61.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:55am EST

Speaking in Tech #60 - Summer Geek Movies

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is on a secret mission so it's just Sarah and Greg with our special guest, Mark Twomey (aka Storagezilla).

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie is AWOL... again
  • Movie spoilers
  • Yahoo tap dances with Hulu
  • Google and Apple still haven't figured out TV
  • Content creation vs digital distribution
  • Could Yahoo overpay for Hulu?
  • BBC, Sherlock and Stark Trek
  • Geek summer movie reviews and trailers
  • Movie scores
  • EMC ViPR
  • The large data problem
Direct download: SiT60.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:23pm EST

Speaking in Tech #58 - Cloud Bubble

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Eddie hosts the show solo at DrupalCon in Portland, Oregon with special guests Joaquin Lippincott, President of Metal Toad Media and Holly Ross, Executive Director of the Drupal Association.

This week, Eddie discusses...

  • Drupal and the Drupal Association
  • Who is using Drupal? Whitehouse.gov, Emmys, Grammys
  • What matters in a CMS? modular, extensibility, arbitrarily create APIs, intersection with Bigdata
  • Drupal adoption (tech guys vs marketing and CMOs)
  • Blogging is the gateway drug to Content Management
  • SaaS vs Hosted Instances
  • Blogs and CMS systems, where all content goes to die
  • Business Units asking for Glitter Dusted Unicorns
  • Drupal and Opensource Governance
  • Commercial involvement, monetization models for contributors
  • Content Management System disrupting commercial markets
Direct download: SiT59.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

Speaking in Tech #58 - Cloud Bubble

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is out with the band so it's just Eddie and Greg.

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie's slide trombone and secret misssions
  • "The Amazon Bubble" and the public interest
  • Cloud as a utility
  • Greg becomes a blogger
  • Software Defined Storage and ViPR
  • Feds secretly get news reporters phone records
  • Eddie makes his own secure email server
Direct download: SiT58.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:03pm EST

Speaking in Tech #57 - Glass

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is on a secret mission so it's just Sarah and Greg.

This week we discuss...

  • Sarah and Greg in pain
  • Eddie on a secret mission
  • Dell's acquisition of Enstratius
  • Adobe bails out of Creative Suite
  • Software as a Service and privacy
  • LinkedIn turns 10
  • Sarah laments about Reid Hoffman in high school 
  • Big Data and social Media
  • Greg endorses Sarah
  • Google Glass and white guys
Direct download: SiT57.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:19pm EST

Speaking in Tech #56 - Topless

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, our very special guests are Chad Sakac, Sr VP Global Systems Engineering at EMC, John Troyer, Director, Social Media Evangelist at VMware, Amy Lewis, Community Evangelist at Cisco, Greg Schulz, THE MAN at StorageIO, Marc Farley, Storage and social media guy for Microsoft.

This week we discuss...

  • Speaking in Tech celebrates our one year anniversary
  • “THE BET” 
  • Sakac goes topless with an EMC hearts HDS' Tattoo on his chest
  • Where Dell goes next? How will it impact customers?
  • Consumerization of IT
  • The big Pivotal launch
  • Maritz's journey to the cloud takes a right turn
  • How does big data and cloud mix?
  • Microsoft is the elephant in the cloud platform room
  • Brands and clouds
  • The big conferencesin the next 6 months

Direct download: SiT56.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:57pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Ed drives the podcast this week with Greg as his sidekick and Cisco's Amy Lewis joins as our special guest this week.

This week we cover:

  • Greg and Amy continue their social media unfeud
  • Ed visits the OpenStack Summit
  • OpenStack and meaningful code contributions
  • How the concept of 'open' has changed in 12 months
  • London StorageBeers recap
  • Cloud Schnitzel
  • Dell still going private
  • Next week, the big Sakac podcast
  • Boston bombings and social media
  • Learning to be cynical on social media
Direct download: SiT55.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:19am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg is in London with very special guests, Chris Evans of Architecting.IT and Martin Glassborow, otherwise known as StorageBod.

This week we discuss...

  • Catching up with Martin and Chris
  • Good British beers
  • StorageBeers TONIGHT in London
  • The challenge of object storage
  • The real cost of public cloud storage
  • Reconciling cloud hype
  • Data rentention in the cloud
  • The evolution of long term archives
  • Data retention, privacy and geography
Direct download: SiT54.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together for an episode of open banter.

To start, we catch up with Eddie and Sarah: 

  • Ed’s Cloud Connect Presentation on “Digital class warfare or information anarchy?” 
  • Sarah’s been focusing on Dell’s Enterprise Forum
  • StorageBeers in London on April 17

This week we discuss...

  • Facebook announces Facebook Home... and no one really cares
  • Twitter is not maturing, ignores user experience and the strength of twitter lists
  • Sarah defends Twitter abuse
  • Facebook is the new AOL
  • Networking vendors launch open-source OpenDaylight Project to standardize SDN
  • “Open” get sexier
  • California court bans checking smartphone maps while driving 
  • Sarah and Eddie play bumper cars
Direct download: SiT53.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:36pm EST

Speaking in Tech #52 - Live from CloudConnect

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed is flying solo live from DeployCon at CloudConnect in Santa Clara, California. Our special guests this week are Margaret Dawson, VP of Product Marketing and Cloud Evangelist at HP and Ben Kepes, well known technology evangelist, invester, commentator and business adviser. 

  • Adoption of Platform as a Service in the Enterprise
  • PaaS resistance in the Enterprise
  • Does PaaS introduce more risk and lock-in?
  • Similarity of evolution of PaaS and IaaS
  • Enterprises adopting PaaS and Opensource
  • Building Bridges between IT and business units
Direct download: SiT52.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:16am EST

Speaking in Tech #51 - Software Defined...

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together again with special guest, Mark Thiele, Executive VP of Data Center Tech at Switch. 

This week we discuss...

Banter:

  • Eddie wrecks a car in Seattle
  • Sarah crashes a wedding

This week:

  • US regulators may loosen rules on electronic devices
  • Google Reader closing, backlash growing 
  • Bidding war for Dell?
  • Digging into Switch
  • Mark’s recent blog post: "Organizational Issues & Opportunities with SDDC"
  • Defining the Software Defined Data Center
  • The “one click” Release To Production (RTP) environment
  • SDDC doesn't solve the "people" problem
Direct download: SiT51.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:30pm EST

Speaking in Tech #50 - Geoff Barrall

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together for the first time in over a month.

First, some banter...

  • Sarah is back and after SXSW, contemplates branding social media “experts”... literally
  • Ed is still employed and plans on speaking at CloudConnect
  • Speaking in Tech announces the first big party for VMworld
  • StorageBeers in London on April 17

Our very special guest this week is Geoff Barrall, CEO of Connected Data and Chairman of Gridstore

  • Geoff traces his startup pedigree
  • Connected Data and the “Transporter”
  • Leveraging Kickstarter to launch a product
  • Learning from Dropbox
  • Reliable file sharing, backup and data repository
  • Lessons from product design, branding and manufacturing
  • Google inspired Gridstore
  • True storage clustering

Direct download: SiT50.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:20am EST

Speaking in Tech #47 - W. Curtis Preston & David West

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we are live in New York City at CommVault's Data Management Summit with special guests, W. Curtis Preston of "Truth in IT" and David West, VP of Marketing for CommVault. 

This week we discuss...

  • Curtis loses it
  • Movies of the year
  • CommVault announces Simpana 10
  • From backup and disaster recovery to data management
  • API access into retained data
  • Convergence of snapshots, backup and archive
  • Challenges backing up virtualized environments
  • Hyper-V gaining market share against VMware
  • Data protection of cloud apps like Salesforce

Disclosure: Speaking in Tech is independent and does not receive financial support directly or indirectly from vendors or guests and vendor relationships are clearly disclosed on the podcast. Hosts of the podcast do occasionally accept opportunities from vendors to cover special events and vendor announcements where travel, lodging and meals are typically covered. For this podcast, CommVault provided transportation and lodging.

Direct download: SiT47.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:51pm EST

Speaking in Tech #45 - VMware Does Storage

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is sick... but Cisco's Amy Lewis drops in to help out with special guest Andy Banta of VMware.

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie and Greg Banter, Sarah is sick... so Amy Lewis jumps in to save the show
  • VMware acquires Virsto Software for software defined storage
  • More Dell news, shareholders challenge buyout\
  • The innovation that came out of Sun
  • Greg gets burned by “Stump the Chump”
  • Defense contractor might have a predictive stalking app
  • More privacy issues creep up
Direct download: SiT45.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:52am EST

Speaking in Tech #44 - Bang

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, there's no guest - we keep it cozy with just the three of us.

This week we discuss...

  • Banter and transcripts
  • Eddie gets a new job
  • Dell to go private, Knieriemen wins the bet
  • HP's snarky press release regarding Dell 
  • Rumors persist about NetApp
  • Facebook Is rumoured to create mobile location-tracking app
  • “Bang with Friends” App Review
  • Privacy issues may creep up 
Direct download: SiT44.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:41am EST

Speaking in Tech #43 - The Enterprise gets ARMed

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Our special guest this week is Ian Ferguson, Vice President, Segment Marketing at ARM.

This week we discuss,

  • Eddie is still burned out
  • ARM in the enterprise
  • Breaking down the ARM ecosystem
  • Managing expectation for ARM
  • VMware reports growth, gets hammered in the financial market
  • Big layoffs, big hires at VMware
  • Dell buyout getting a little quieter

Direct download: SiT43.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:11am EST

Speaking in Tech #42 - Neanderthal Baby

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, there's no guest - we keep it cozy with just the three of us.

This week we discuss...

  • Three Amigos
  • Recapping the “The Big Bet” with Chad Sakac
  • Fighting over OpenStack
  • Open Compute vs OpenStack 
  • Facebook announces a new stalking tool “Social Graph Search”
  • Sarah’s Kindle Fire HD update and more British television reviews
  • Gift requests for Santa Vaughn
  • France considers taxing your big data
  • Sarah wants a neanderthal baby
Direct download: SiT42.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:12am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Sarah is out but Eddie and Greg carry on with very special guest George Reese, Co-founder and CTO of enStratus.

This week we discuss...

  • Catching up with Eddie
  • EnStratus evolution
  • Cloud and the barrier to the enterprise
  • Managing multiple clouds at once
  • Netflix fails to own it’s failure, passes the buck to AWS
  • Enterprise IT shouldn’t be trying to boil the ocean
  • Amazon Web Services doesn’t need an enterprise plan
  • Technology buying is broken
  • OpenStack is getting the buzz... but is it gaining customers? 
  • The object storage challenge
  • Home automation and wifi light bulbs
Direct download: SiT40.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:10am EST

Speaking in Tech #39

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week is our year-end podcast spectacular as we review the year in tech with some predictions for next year. Ed, Sarah and Greg are all back together with very special guests Brad O’Neill, CEO of TechValidate Software and Peter Bell, General Partner of Highland Capital Partners.

This week we discuss…

  • Ed and Sarah tie off Dell World
  • New Google+ community for Speaking in Tech launches
  • TechValidate continues to grow
  • Party of the year: Bhava Communications / TechValidate VMworld Party
  • The climate for venture capital and Highland Capital Partners in 2012
  • The top tech stories of the year:

McAfee
Facebook IPO
Apple/Google product launches
Nicira acquisition by VMware - SDN became the instant buzz phrase
Steve Jobs legacy 
HP’s recovery and Autonomy

  • The fatigue phrase of the year
  • Review of last year’s predictions
  • Big 2013 Predictions

Direct download: SiT39.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:41pm EST

Speaking in Tech #38

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed and Sarah take over the podcast live at Dell World 2012 in Austin while Greg takes a week off. Our special guests this week are Stephen Foskett of Tech Field Day, Stephen Spector, Cloud Evangelist at Dell and Justin Warren, Managing Director at PivotNine.

This week we discuss...

  • Dell World wrap up
  • Bolt-on acquisitions
  • The evolution of Dell
  • The language of tech
  • The new role of the CIO
  • IT vs Public cloud
  • Buzz word bingo
  • OpenStack vs OpenStack

Disclosure Statement: Speaking in Tech is independent and does not receive financial support directly or indirectly from vendors or guests and vendor relationships are clearly disclosed on the podcast. Hosts of the podcast do occasionally accept opportunities from vendors to cover special events and vendor announcements where travel, lodging  and meals are typically covered and is clearly disclosed on the podcast. For this podcast, Dell provided Ed Saipetch transportation, lodging and admission to VMworld.

Direct download: SiT38.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:21pm EST

Speaking in Tech #37

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed has taken over the podcast with this special (and shorter) episode from Structure Europe 2012 in Amsterdam. Our special guests this week are Sam Johnston, Director of Cloud and IT Services at Equinix and Lane Patterson, CTO at Equinix.

This week we discuss...

  • Equinix opens new data center, with moat, in Amsterdam
  • Power efficiences and building a data center under sea level
  • The real market for Software Defined Networking
  • Extending cloud access through a WAN
  • The center of data gravity for IT

Direct download: SiT37.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:12pm EST

Speaking in Tech #36

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed is on another secret mission while Sarah is back and refreshed from her vacation. Our special guest is Greg Ferro of the Packet Pushers Podcast and EtherealMind.com.

This week we discuss…

  • Sarah's back from vacation
  • Catching up with Ferro
  • Cisco's Acquisition of Meraki and premature blog posting
  • Defining Software Defined Networking
  • Xsigo and Vyatta's SDN washing
  • OpenStack as orchestration for SDN
  • Big Switch vs Nicira
  • Cisco's SDN play
  • Nicira and SDN - not for the Enterprise
Direct download: SiT36.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:16pm EST

Speaking in Tech #35

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed returns from his secret mission while Sarah is on a vision quest in New Mexico. This week our special guest is the infamous Marc Farley from Microsoft.

This week we discuss...

  • Ed, the not-so-man of mystery
  • Farley reflects on being swallowed by Microsoft
  • Larry Cakes
  • Greg joins the dark side
  • Ed's still burned out and his trail of destruction
  • vendor battles in social media
  • HP says it got skunked by Autonomy
  • Farley denies culpability in Autonomy deal
  • Microsoft dives into storage

Direct download: SiT35.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:49pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed is out on a secret mission so it’s Greg and Sarah in a duet.

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie, the international man of mystery
  • Sarah, out next week -- Santa Fe! Again!
  • Remembering Carter George, one of the good guys

It’s a week full crazy...

  • Low tech busts the top spy
  • Gmail as a cheaters tool
  • John McAfee- buff, bath salts in Belize
  • Too much money, too much free time
  • Sinofsky bolts from Microsoft
  • Future of Windows is thrown into question
  • Speculation rages that AMD may be sold or broken up
  • Why couldn’t Apple acquire AMD?

Direct download: SiT34.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:12am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed is out on a secret mission so it's Greg and Sarah with special guest J Metz (@DrJMetz), Strategic Product Manager, Storage and Unified Fabric at Cisco Systems.

This week we discuss...

  • Happy Sarah
  • Ed Saipetch, international man of mystery
  • Catching up with J Metz
  • The State of FCoE
  • FCoE vs iSCSI
  • FCoE vs Fibre Channel
  • Brocade buys Vyatta, Software Defined Networking (SDN) keeps making waves
  • SDN hype - the scale of networks
  • The enterprise and social media rockstars
  • Social media split personality disorder
Direct download: SiT33.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:06am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed is out so it's Greg and Sarah with special guest Mark Twomey (@Storagezilla) from EMC.

This week we cover...

  • Mark recalls meeting Brent Spiner at VMworld
  • The overseas view of the American election... and election predictions
  • Hurricane Sandy... and the worst of Twitter
  • EMC acquires Silver Tail Systems
  • Uncle Larry’s evil empire and trash talk
  • AMD to sell ARM-based server chips 
  • The Samsung Chromebook: an outstanding laptop for your mom
  • Chromebook as a VDI client... or not
  • Big Apple shakeup: Forstall out, Ives up
Direct download: SiT32.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:05am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is playing out so it's Greg and Ed with special guest Greg Schulz (@StorageIO) from StorageIO.

This week we cover...

  • Catching up with Eddie, Structure Europe 2012 and disaster at home
  • StorSimple's Marc Farley comments on Microsoft acquisition last week
  • Farley is now 3 for 3 on big startup acquisitions
  • Greg Schulz provides an update on Strorage Networking World
  • Speculation that Amazon Glacier is running on tape
  • OpenStack chatter continues
  • Amazon usabilty zones in Europe
  • Stack fragmnetation concerns
  • Greg and Ed's upcoming European travels
  • The new Google Chromebook get's announced - Could Chromebook's be a viable client in the enterprise?
  • Trade show junk
  • The worst in tech
  • Review of Greg Schulz book, "Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking"
Direct download: SiT31.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:30pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is in Amsterdam for Structure Europe 2012. Our special guests this week are Derrick Harris - Co-chair of Structure Europe and Senior writer at GigaOm, Sam Johnston - Director of Cloud and IT Services at Equinix, Joe Baguley - CTO for VMware in EMEA andTony Lucas - Founder and SVP of Product Flexiant.

This week we discuss...

  • Structure Europe 2012
  • The momentum (or lack of) behind CloudStack and OpenStack
  • Cloud services vs products
  • C-level perception of cloud
  • Open source paranoia
  • Telcos are the worst providers of cloud service
  • The process problem
  • IT hoarders
  • Data center transition and the business value automation
  • Dynamic Ops and the future of vCloud Director
  • Software Defined Bullshit
  • Calling it a cloud doesn't make it so
Direct download: SiT30.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:27am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is playing hookie so it's just Greg and Sarah.

This week we cover...

  • Eddie's connectivity
  • Sarah's Birthday
  • Huawei get hammered in the U.S.
  • No one is defending Huawei 
  • The worst PR in the tech industry
  • Cultural gaps
  • The iPad Mini is for real
  • Bad apps and web browsing on tablets
  • Google goes the opposite direction with a 10 inch screen
  • Tablet photography
  • Next week, Eddie records from Amsterdam
Direct download: SiT29.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:19pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, it's just the three of us again as we toss around the tech.

This week we cover...

  • Downton Abbey fallout and other bad television reviews
  • Oracle Open World... less buzz, more cloud
  • Oracle vs. Salesforce
  • The Oracle culture
  • Cisco's new Nexus 1000V Free-mium Pricing 
  • The Cisco and VMware tapdance
  • GoDaddy kills their cloud... GoDaddy had a cloud?
  • Hosting providers and the cloud
  • Sarah sings to Greg
  • Eddie reflects on his young podcasting career
Direct download: SiT28.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:35pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, we slow it down with everyone together for the first time in weeks.

This week we cover...

  • Adventures with Ed on the road
  • Storage Developer Conference and the focus on file systems
  • Kindle Fire fights
  • Kindle Fire HD and Downton Abbey 
  • Apple 5 and maps 
  • Another Apple conspiracy
  • 7 inch iPad speculation
  • The New York Times data center
  • Efficiency vs Consolidation
  • MySpace, Part 2
Direct download: SiT27.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela but this week, Sarah has the week off while Ed and Greg are live at HDS Day in Santa Clara, CA. Our special guests this week are Ken Wood, Director of Technology and Strategy At Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and Chris Evans, The Storage Architect.

  • Ken Wood and the greatest tech job in the world
  • HDS Skunkworks
  • The growth and value in content and unstructured data
  • video and images and data extraction
  • Real time meta data generation
  • Business value of data
  • Log file analystics
  • Enriched custom meta deta
  • The scale of content and unstructured data
  • Monetizing and predicting the value of innnovation
  • The crystal ball of product development
  • The value of failure

Disclosure Statement: Speaking in Tech is independent and does not receive financial support directly or indirectly from vendors or guests and vendor relationships are clearly disclosed on the podcast. Hosts of the podcast do occasionally accept opportunities from vendors to cover special events and vendor announcements where travel, lodging  and meals are typically covered and  is clearly disclosed on the podcast. For this podcast, HDS provided transportation and lodging to HDS Day.

Direct download: SiT26.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:35pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela but this week, Eddie is driving the ship live from Cloud Connect Chicago while Greg and Sarah take the week off. Our special guests this week are Mark Thiele - Executive Vice President of Datacenter Technologies, Margaret Dawson - Vice President of Product at Symform, James Duncan - Chief Technology Officer at Inktank and Gina Minks - Director of Training and Certification at Inktank.

This week we discuss...

  • VMware and the Openstack ecosystem
  • Open source cloud and the standards problem
  • CloudStack and OpenStack ahead of the enterprise
  • Cloud and the real world and real companies
  • VMware, lock-in and cloud strategy
  • Building the future on legacy IT
  • Cloud and the people problem 
  • Big data and centralization vs decentralization
  • IT and competitive advantages
  • The falacy of "best practices"

Direct download: SiT25.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:15pm EST