Speaking in Tech

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

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