Speaking in Tech

Speaking in Tech #48 - Live from las vegas

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we are live in Las Vegas for VMware's Partner Exchange. Ed is flying solo this week with special guests Amy Lewis- Social and Community Engagement at Cisco, Caroline Yap - Director of Strategic Alliances at Service Mesh and Mark Thiele - EVP of Datacenter Technology at Switch

This week we discuss...

  • Marissa Mayer's killing of remote workers and the impact on workers/families
    • Working individuals, moms and the impact on them
    • Culling dead weight
    • Trend towards BYOD
    • Leadership and turning around companies
    • Corporate autonomy from the market
    • Short term corporate gains which affect market opinions
    • Not about "Woman CEO"
  • Cloud Brokers and management tools
    • Service Mesh, Hypervisor-agnostic cloud-agnostic Cloud management tools
    • Policy and Compliance through Cloud management tools
    • Abstraction of IT resources
  • One cloud does not fit all
    • Single provider architectures don't fit the availability model needed for businesses
    • Need for standards in a world of choice
  • Innovation in IT
    • Development for the sake of development
    • Making a difference in business, speeding time to provision of IT resources for businesses
  • The internet went down
  • Twitter streams on a notepad

Direct download: SiT48.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm 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 #46 - Neil Levine

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is out still... but special guest Neil Levine from Inktank joins us to shed light on how open source is progressing in the enterprise.

This week we discuss...

  • Watered down tech
  • Telsa test drive debacle
  • Catching up on Inktank
  • Open source as a business model
  • Barriers to object storage
  • OpenStack and CloudStack adoption
  • Software defined... by API's
  • Open file systems impact on "Big Data"
  • Open source in the enterprise
  • Legacy data... and the challenge of untapping it
Direct download: SiT46.mp3
Category:general -- 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. Our special guest is Chad Sakac, Sr. Vice President of Global Systems Engineering at EMC.

This week we discuss...

  • Sarah’s voice is back
  • Big transitions and organizational change
  • Chadentology
  • OpenStack, EMC and “co-opitition”
  • The maturity of OpenStack
  • The “Software-defined Data Centre”
  • Parsing enterprise technology
  • Sentiment will drive technology in 2013
  • Could Dell really go private?
  • The big bet
  • Aaron Swartz suicide

Direct download: SiT41.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12am 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