Speaking in Tech

Speaking in Tech #63 - Fruity Bits

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is hiding so it's just Ed and Greg with special guest, Ben Kepes, well known evangelist, investor, commentator and business advisor.

This week we discuss...

  • Greg and Ed banter about Cisco Live
  • Greg as an opening act to Brian Cox
  • PRISM and the NSA spying program
  • New Zealand gets into spying
  • Hong Kong as a whistle-blower refuge
  • Standards for the Software Defined Data Centre?
  • Savvis acquires AppFog
  • Platform-as-a-Service market
  • Pivotal, CloudFoundry and fruity-bits
  • Sticky PaaS
  • The changing role of the CTO and CIO
Direct download: SiT63.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #62 - Live from Dell Enterprise Forum

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg flees to Germany while Ed and Sarah host a panel session at the Dell Enterprise Forum in San Jose, California. The special guet for the panel include Tim Carroll, Director, Dell Research Computing Group, Drew Schulke, Director, Dell Data Center Solutions, Brian Payne, Executive Director, Dell Servers Solutions and Ganesh Padmanabhan, Director of Products, Dell Converged Infrastructure Solutions

This week we discuss...

  • The attraction of modular datacenters
  • Challenges from white box servers and ODM companies
  • OpenStack, Open Compute and Dell
  • HPC... at an Enterprise Conference?
  • HPC and life sciences
  • Evolution of orchestration 
  • The dirty details on Dell's VRTX
  • The analysts take on Dell servers
  • Breakdown between hyperscale servers and the rack/tower/blades
Direct download: SiT62.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:13pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #61 - Facial Recognition

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is hiding so it's just Ed and Greg

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie and Greg catch up
  • Greg gets a Mac
  • Newspaper dumps 28 photographers, trains reporters to take pictures with an iPhone
  • LinkedIn as a skill
  • Google and facial recognition apps on Google Glass
  • Cisco Live at the end of June in Orlando
  • Google Glass stalking and Flip cams
  • Chromebooks rock...except for podcasting
  • 3 more bidders for Hulu
  • Pandora vs Spotify... and no one cares what Ed listens to
  • vExperts... and not vExperts
  • Dell and everyone else's cloud
  • Amazon is going to destroy everything... and then the unicorns will attack
Direct download: SiT61.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:55am EDT

Speaking in Tech #60 - Summer Geek Movies

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is on a secret mission so it's just Sarah and Greg with our special guest, Mark Twomey (aka Storagezilla).

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie is AWOL... again
  • Movie spoilers
  • Yahoo tap dances with Hulu
  • Google and Apple still haven't figured out TV
  • Content creation vs digital distribution
  • Could Yahoo overpay for Hulu?
  • BBC, Sherlock and Stark Trek
  • Geek summer movie reviews and trailers
  • Movie scores
  • EMC ViPR
  • The large data problem
Direct download: SiT60.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:23pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #58 - Cloud Bubble

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Eddie hosts the show solo at DrupalCon in Portland, Oregon with special guests Joaquin Lippincott, President of Metal Toad Media and Holly Ross, Executive Director of the Drupal Association.

This week, Eddie discusses...

  • Drupal and the Drupal Association
  • Who is using Drupal? Whitehouse.gov, Emmys, Grammys
  • What matters in a CMS? modular, extensibility, arbitrarily create APIs, intersection with Bigdata
  • Drupal adoption (tech guys vs marketing and CMOs)
  • Blogging is the gateway drug to Content Management
  • SaaS vs Hosted Instances
  • Blogs and CMS systems, where all content goes to die
  • Business Units asking for Glitter Dusted Unicorns
  • Drupal and Opensource Governance
  • Commercial involvement, monetization models for contributors
  • Content Management System disrupting commercial markets
Direct download: SiT59.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:41pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #58 - Cloud Bubble

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is out with the band so it's just Eddie and Greg.

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie's slide trombone and secret misssions
  • "The Amazon Bubble" and the public interest
  • Cloud as a utility
  • Greg becomes a blogger
  • Software Defined Storage and ViPR
  • Feds secretly get news reporters phone records
  • Eddie makes his own secure email server
Direct download: SiT58.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #57 - Glass

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is on a secret mission so it's just Sarah and Greg.

This week we discuss...

  • Sarah and Greg in pain
  • Eddie on a secret mission
  • Dell's acquisition of Enstratius
  • Adobe bails out of Creative Suite
  • Software as a Service and privacy
  • LinkedIn turns 10
  • Sarah laments about Reid Hoffman in high school 
  • Big Data and social Media
  • Greg endorses Sarah
  • Google Glass and white guys
Direct download: SiT57.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #56 - Topless

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, our very special guests are Chad Sakac, Sr VP Global Systems Engineering at EMC, John Troyer, Director, Social Media Evangelist at VMware, Amy Lewis, Community Evangelist at Cisco, Greg Schulz, THE MAN at StorageIO, Marc Farley, Storage and social media guy for Microsoft.

This week we discuss...

  • Speaking in Tech celebrates our one year anniversary
  • “THE BET” 
  • Sakac goes topless with an EMC hearts HDS' Tattoo on his chest
  • Where Dell goes next? How will it impact customers?
  • Consumerization of IT
  • The big Pivotal launch
  • Maritz's journey to the cloud takes a right turn
  • How does big data and cloud mix?
  • Microsoft is the elephant in the cloud platform room
  • Brands and clouds
  • The big conferencesin the next 6 months

Direct download: SiT56.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Ed drives the podcast this week with Greg as his sidekick and Cisco's Amy Lewis joins as our special guest this week.

This week we cover:

  • Greg and Amy continue their social media unfeud
  • Ed visits the OpenStack Summit
  • OpenStack and meaningful code contributions
  • How the concept of 'open' has changed in 12 months
  • London StorageBeers recap
  • Cloud Schnitzel
  • Dell still going private
  • Next week, the big Sakac podcast
  • Boston bombings and social media
  • Learning to be cynical on social media
Direct download: SiT55.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:19am EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg is in London with very special guests, Chris Evans of Architecting.IT and Martin Glassborow, otherwise known as StorageBod.

This week we discuss...

  • Catching up with Martin and Chris
  • Good British beers
  • StorageBeers TONIGHT in London
  • The challenge of object storage
  • The real cost of public cloud storage
  • Reconciling cloud hype
  • Data rentention in the cloud
  • The evolution of long term archives
  • Data retention, privacy and geography
Direct download: SiT54.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:49pm EDT