Speaking in Tech (technology)

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with trusty sidekicks Ed Saipetch (@edasi),  Sarah Vela (@orchid8) and our gurest, Tom Petrocelli (@tompetrocelli).

This week we discuss...

  • SXSW Recap, Spring Break for Silicon Valley
  • Emergence of the "Social Enterprise"?
  • "Social Enterprise" tools
  • Tom and Greg bump heads on quality and timing of Forrester research
  • Heads in the sand on Google privacy
Direct download: NT23.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:44pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with trusty sidekick Ed Saipetch (@edasi), our guests this week, Gina Minks (@gminks) with special guest Alistair Croll (@acroll).

This week we discuss...

  • Ed and Gina head to SXSW
  • Bitnorth Conference
  • Dropbox and Box all over the media
  • Double billing on consumer cloud storage
  • Google privacy policy changes
  • Big Data and privacy
  • Three postures for computing
Direct download: NT22.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:41am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with trusty sidekick Ed Saipetch (@edasi), our guests this week, Gina Minks (@gminks) and Nekkid Tech virgin, Sarah Vela (@orchid8).

This week we discuss...

  • AT&T wants to make app makers pay for subscribers' data use
  • Large majorty of Verizon customers don't use LTE
  • Eddies driving habits
  • Dell isn't a PC company anymore?
  • Dell and Open Stack
  • Defining "cloud" and defining "open"
  • SXSW 2012
Direct download: NT21.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:24am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with trusty sidekick Ed Saipetch (@edasi), our special guest this week is Steve Kaplan, Vice President Data Center Virtualization Practice at Presidio (@ROIdude)

This week we discuss...

  • Fred Nix takes a spill
  • VMware Partner Exchange recap
  • Possible VMware licensing changes
  • VMware's push to the cloud
  • VMware vs. Amazon
  • VMware social media presence is growing
  • Symantec suing Veeam and Acronis
  • System integrators moving to software architecture
Direct download: NT20.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:59pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with trusty sidekick Ed Saipetch (@edasi), our guests this week, Gina Minks (@gminks) and Christina Weil (@c_weil).

This week we discuss...

  • Christina's corporate apartment in New Orleans
  • Cloud Connect conference, customers and expectations
  • Crystal the Unicorn
  • Cost of hosting with Amazon or in house
  • Cloud bandwidth costs and constraints
  • Big data failures
  • Christina's Mardi Gras outfit
  • Whitney
Direct download: NT19.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:10pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with special guest, Jim McNiel, CEO of FalconStor Software (@jimmcniel).

This week we discuss...

  • Technology, vision and adoption of clouds
  • The role of the cloud in backup and disaster recovery
  • Backup software lock-in
  • Tape is not a backup solution
  • Challenges of VMware's ecosystem for data protection
  • Replication efficiency
  • Toppling the backup industry
  • The "Blusestone" revolution
  • Convergence of backup
Direct download: NT18.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:13am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with trusty sidekick Ed Saipetch (@edsai), our guests this week are Mark Twomey (@storagezilla), Greg Schulz from StorageIO (@StorageIO) and special guest, the recently unemployed Marc Farley (@3ParFarley)

This week we discuss...

  • Farley / Knieriemen reunion
  • Farley makes a job change
  • New twitter handles for Farley
  • When does Dell buy Farley's new company?
  • Amazon announces a cloud storage gateway
  • Clouds in the enterprise
  • Appliance standards for cloud vs. Storage standards for cloud
  • Cloud management architectures and shared responsibilities 
Direct download: NT17.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with our guests... Chris Harney, Founder of the New England VMUG (@csharney), Taya Wyss from The Enterprise Strategy Group (@TayaWyss) and Erin Banks, vSpecialist with EMC (@banksek).

This week we discuss...

  • Recap of New England VMUG, the largest VMUG in the world with over 1,000 attendees live at Gillette Stadium
  • Big topic among end-users: VDI / Virtual Desktop
  • EMC's hands-on labs testing VAAI plugins
  • The challenges and opportunities for women in tech
  • How the New England VMUG has grown
  • Taya's upcoming appearance on US television show "Say Yes to the Dress"
  • Superbowl flashback with Duran Duran's Simon LeBon
  • VMware Labs and demos in the cloud
Direct download: NT16.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:22pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with trusty sidekick Ed Saipetch, our guests this week are Mark Twomey (aka 'StorageZilla') and Christina Weil.

This week we discuss...

  • Ed and Greg figure out data plans in Europe
  • Thai Massage Parlors in Soho
  • Spotify vs. Pandora
  • Fat Boy Slim's subliminal Apple Server message
  • Diane Greene gets appointed to Google's board of directors
  • Installing Kindle Fire Android ROMs
  • Amazon becomes the crack dealer of cloud
  • Another Silicon Valley web site covering startups
  • Proliferation of storage startups
Direct download: NT15.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:12am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with trusty sidekick Ed Saipetch, we are live this week from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub in London during the Dell Storage Forum

  • We kick off StorageBeers with Chris Evans and Martin Glassborow at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub
  • Dell Storage Forum announcements with Darren "Darth" Thomas, Dell Storage VP & GM and Phil Soran, President, Dell Compellent
  • The path to Object Storage
  • VMware integration
  • Competition
  • Acquisition challenges 
  • Andy Hardy, Managing Director, Dell Compellent International and Liem Nguyen, Director- Global Communications and Social Media, Dell Storage
  • Andy's Party - First event in Europe
  • Liem and Andy clebrating an Anniversary
  • Chellenges in Europe
  • Wrapping up with Gina Minks and Ed Saipetch

Direct download: NT14.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:23pm EST