Speaking in Tech

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT