Speaking in Tech

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, it's just the three of us again as we toss around the tech.

This week we cover...

  • Downton Abbey fallout and other bad television reviews
  • Oracle Open World... less buzz, more cloud
  • Oracle vs. Salesforce
  • The Oracle culture
  • Cisco's new Nexus 1000V Free-mium Pricing 
  • The Cisco and VMware tapdance
  • GoDaddy kills their cloud... GoDaddy had a cloud?
  • Hosting providers and the cloud
  • Sarah sings to Greg
  • Eddie reflects on his young podcasting career
Direct download: SiT28.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:35pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, we slow it down with everyone together for the first time in weeks.

This week we cover...

  • Adventures with Ed on the road
  • Storage Developer Conference and the focus on file systems
  • Kindle Fire fights
  • Kindle Fire HD and Downton Abbey 
  • Apple 5 and maps 
  • Another Apple conspiracy
  • 7 inch iPad speculation
  • The New York Times data center
  • Efficiency vs Consolidation
  • MySpace, Part 2
Direct download: SiT27.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela but this week, Sarah has the week off while Ed and Greg are live at HDS Day in Santa Clara, CA. Our special guests this week are Ken Wood, Director of Technology and Strategy At Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and Chris Evans, The Storage Architect.

  • Ken Wood and the greatest tech job in the world
  • HDS Skunkworks
  • The growth and value in content and unstructured data
  • video and images and data extraction
  • Real time meta data generation
  • Business value of data
  • Log file analystics
  • Enriched custom meta deta
  • The scale of content and unstructured data
  • Monetizing and predicting the value of innnovation
  • The crystal ball of product development
  • The value of failure

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, HDS provided transportation and lodging to HDS Day.

Direct download: SiT26.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:35pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela but this week, Eddie is driving the ship live from Cloud Connect Chicago while Greg and Sarah take the week off. Our special guests this week are Mark Thiele - Executive Vice President of Datacenter Technologies, Margaret Dawson - Vice President of Product at Symform, James Duncan - Chief Technology Officer at Inktank and Gina Minks - Director of Training and Certification at Inktank.

This week we discuss...

  • VMware and the Openstack ecosystem
  • Open source cloud and the standards problem
  • CloudStack and OpenStack ahead of the enterprise
  • Cloud and the real world and real companies
  • VMware, lock-in and cloud strategy
  • Building the future on legacy IT
  • Cloud and the people problem 
  • Big data and centralization vs decentralization
  • IT and competitive advantages
  • The falacy of "best practices"

Direct download: SiT25.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:15pm EST

Speaking in Tech #24

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Our special guest this week is Michael Hay, Vice President and Chief Engineer at HDS.

  • Ed and Greg recap VMworld 
  • Dice bars in San Francisco
  • vOdgeball Tournament won by Arista Networks
  • Goodbye Paul Maritz
  • Greg is still convinced VMware is almost done building the Death Star
  • More discussion on multi-hypervisor environments than in the past
  • Our special guest is Michael Hay, Vice President and Chief Engineer at HDS
  • Life in Japan and coming back to the US
  • The global brand of Hitachi 
  • Unified and converged - HDS’ Unified Compute Platform
  • Cloud: Public vs Private
  • Global compliance issues for public and private clouds
  • Litigation may ultimately shape global compliance, privacy and eDiscovery in the cloud
  • HDS’ management pedigree is rooted in Storage Networks
Direct download: SiT24.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:18am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen and Ed Saipetch while Sarah Vela is taking a break this week. Live from VMworld, we crash HP's customer appreciation recpetion. Our special guests Brady Wilson, CTO Opus Interactive, Shahin Pirooz, CTO CenterBeam, Bethany Mayer, Sr VP & GM HP Networking, David Scott, Sr. VP HP Storage and Stephen Dewitt, VP Marketing, Enterprise Group

  • -VMworld recap
  • -Opus Interactive overview
  • -CenterBeam overview
  • -End-user utlization of Software Defined Networking
  • -The promise of Software Defined Networking
  • -HP and open standards
  • -David Scott reflects on HP storage's growth
  • -Vendor innovation vs acquistion
  • -the Software Defined Data Center
  • -Evolving It business models and utility billing
  • -VMware's independance

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, HP provided transportation, lodging and admission to VMworld.

Direct download: SiT23.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:01am EST

Speaking in Tech #22

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Our special guest this week is Special guest Vaughn Stewart, Director, Cloud Computing and Virtualization Evangelist at NetApp

  • Sarah... back from vacation
  • Ed and Greg will be podcasting at VMworld
  • vmOVERground at VMworld (11pm PST Sunday night at Dave’s near Moscone in San Francisco)
  • Sarah’s voice of conscious
  • Special guest Vaughn Stewart, Director of Cloud Computing and Virtualization Evangelist at NetApp
  • Expectations for VMworld 
  • vOdgeball odds for NetApp this year
  • NetApp’s plans for VMworld
  • NetApp releasing VSA
  • Vaughn recounts meeting Ed at VMworld 2008
  • Rumor: VMware killing vRam entitlements licensing
  • Ten Big Questions for Vaughn Stewart
Direct download: SiT22.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:41am EST

Speaking in Tech #21 - Cloud backup

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Our special guest this week is Stephen Spellicy, Director - Enterprise Data Protection, HP Information Management. 

  • Sarah is out but Eddie is in!
  • Ed recaps vCoffee with VMware’s John Troyer in Indianapolis with vNerds
  • Greg whines about people who bring infants on planes
  • Catching up with Stephen Spellicy... from Virtensys to HP
  • Autonomy’s internal transition within HP
  • The market for cloud-based backup
  • The economics of cloud-based backup
  • OpenStack noise grows as Red Hat gets in the game
  • “VMoverground” party is coming to VMworld


Direct download: SiT21.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:18am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This is part two with our special guest Chad Sakac, Senior Vice President, Global SE at EMC.

  • VMworld 2012 Preview
  • Chad is going to be a little busy, again, for VMworld
    • Ask-the-expert vBlogger session
    • vOdgeball to benefit Wounded Warrior Project
    • VMunderground
    • Paul Maritz keynote
    • Vaughn & Chad Storage Best Practices
    • Geekfest - who do Ed and I have to bribe to get in?
    • Gelsinger Keynote 
    • Chad’s “IT Transformation” session
  • One thing I noticed, we are going to hear more about XtremeIO
    • Chad - Give us a cliff notes version of what we might see
  • Hands on Labs
    • We will we see, what can we crash?

10 BIG QUESTIONS WITH CHAD SAKAC!

Direct download: SiT20.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:26pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Our special guest this week is Chad Sakac, Senior Vice President, Global SE at EMC

  • Catching up with Chad
    • New promotion, new responsibilities
  • Oracle buys Xsigo
    • Oracle PR spins it as Software Defined Networking
    • “Sorry Oracle, Xsigo IS NOT Software Defined Networking” 
    • Looks like a reaction to VMware buying Nicira
      • VMware’s boldest move yet
      • This is the advent of virtual networking... with virtual servers combined with vSphere’s storage virtualization... VMware is building the virtual stack
      • How does the landscape change now for VMware, EMC and their competitors?
      • Enterprise deployment of SDN’s
      • How does EMC and VMware keep the VMware lovefest going?
  • Big changes at EMC and VMware
    • EMC’s President Pat Gelsinger is now the CEO of VMware, Paul Maritz is Vice Chairman at EMC
      • How does Pat manage VMware’s ecosystem partners having come directly from EMC?
    • What’s next for CloudFoundry?

Direct download: SiT19.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:33am EST