Speaking in Tech

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

Speaking in Tech #66 - The Ed Bomb

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, all three are together... again!

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie blows his hand off
  • More Edward Snowden news
  • Slow news week: Missing baby mural in Roswell
  • Summer geek movies bomb
  • Tesla makes it to the NASDAQ 100
  • Execs bail on VMware
  • VMware transitioning 
  • VMware vs Amazon vs Microsoft
  • Big transitions at Microsoft
  • The "Start Button" and "spacial coherence"
  • Sarah's VRTX trouble
  • VMworld pool party
Direct download: SiT66.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT