Speaking in Tech

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

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is playing out so it's Greg and Ed with special guest Greg Schulz (@StorageIO) from StorageIO.

This week we cover...

  • Catching up with Eddie, Structure Europe 2012 and disaster at home
  • StorSimple's Marc Farley comments on Microsoft acquisition last week
  • Farley is now 3 for 3 on big startup acquisitions
  • Greg Schulz provides an update on Strorage Networking World
  • Speculation that Amazon Glacier is running on tape
  • OpenStack chatter continues
  • Amazon usabilty zones in Europe
  • Stack fragmnetation concerns
  • Greg and Ed's upcoming European travels
  • The new Google Chromebook get's announced - Could Chromebook's be a viable client in the enterprise?
  • Trade show junk
  • The worst in tech
  • Review of Greg Schulz book, "Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking"
Direct download: SiT31.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:30pm EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is in Amsterdam for Structure Europe 2012. Our special guests this week are Derrick Harris - Co-chair of Structure Europe and Senior writer at GigaOm, Sam Johnston - Director of Cloud and IT Services at Equinix, Joe Baguley - CTO for VMware in EMEA andTony Lucas - Founder and SVP of Product Flexiant.

This week we discuss...

  • Structure Europe 2012
  • The momentum (or lack of) behind CloudStack and OpenStack
  • Cloud services vs products
  • C-level perception of cloud
  • Open source paranoia
  • Telcos are the worst providers of cloud service
  • The process problem
  • IT hoarders
  • Data center transition and the business value automation
  • Dynamic Ops and the future of vCloud Director
  • Software Defined Bullshit
  • Calling it a cloud doesn't make it so
Direct download: SiT30.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:27am EDT

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

This week we cover...

  • Eddie's connectivity
  • Sarah's Birthday
  • Huawei get hammered in the U.S.
  • No one is defending Huawei 
  • The worst PR in the tech industry
  • Cultural gaps
  • The iPad Mini is for real
  • Bad apps and web browsing on tablets
  • Google goes the opposite direction with a 10 inch screen
  • Tablet photography
  • Next week, Eddie records from Amsterdam
Direct download: SiT29.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:19pm EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT