Speaking in Tech

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, our guests this week are Chris Fricke, Sr. IT Administrator - Clackamas County, Oregon (@sysgeekguy), Ed Saipetch, Sr. Technical Director for the America's for Joyent (@edsai) and Gina Minks, Storage Evangelist at Dell (@gminks).

In this week’s episode we discuss…

  • Open letter to Jeff Bezos... and the backlash
  • Review of the Kindle Fire
  • Who controls your user experience and who cares
  • Video quality on the Kindle Fire
  • Amazon Prime and Amazon content
  • Is there room for more players in the Android ecosystem?
  • Beaujolais Nouveau Day
  • Cloud Expo
  • Cloud start-ups look the same
  • Dell Storage Forum, UK in January
  • Nutanix, Tintri and Nimble arrays
Direct download: NT9.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:29am EDT

Nekkid Tech Episode 8 - "The Fab Four"

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, our guests this week are Devang Panchigar (@StorageNerve). Chris Evans (@ChrisMEvans) and Nigel Poulton (@NigelPoulton).

In this week’s episode we discuss…

  • The Fab Four Reunion
  • Nigel explains how he stole Infosmack
  • HDS Influencer Summit
  • Is the disk drive shortage really going to have an impact on the enterprise?
  • Adobe Flash leaves the mobile market
  • Watching porn on an iPad
  • Amazon Kindle Fire shipping this week
  • Speed of change in the mobile industry
  • Prospects for Apple TV
  • Steve Jobs cracks the code
  • BestBuy closing down in the UK
Direct download: NT8.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:20pm EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, our guest this week is Ed Saipetch, Sr. Technical Director for the America's for Joyent (@edsai) 

In this week’s episode we discuss…

  • Race and Silicon Valley
  • Flooding in Thailand impact hard drive prices
  • Ed goes deep on Thailand
  • Cafinated beef jerky
  • Red Bull in the data center
  • Popularity of VMware Users Groups
  • Facebook's Open Compute Summit and OpenStack movements
  • Ubuntu to dive into the tablet market
  • Demise of RIM
  • Eddie's Halloween
Direct download: NT7a.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, our guests this week are Matthew Yeager, Chief Technologist at Colt Technology Services (@mpyeager) and Gina Minks, Storage Evangelist at Dell (@gminks)

In this week’s episode we discuss…

  • Curry in London, cheeseburgers in Tokyo
  • Job changes for Matthew
  • Highlights from VMworld in Copenhagen
  • Cloud regulations across Europe
  • Cloud Washing
  • Email problems fro The Register
  • NetFlix loses 800,000 customers
  • Amazon will change movie industry like Apple changed music industry
  • Toilet paper is Amazon's secret
  • HP and Cisco start cooperating... sorta
Direct download: NT6.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:09pm EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, our guests this week are Steve Duplessie, founder of the Enterprise Strategy Group (@SteveDupe), Ed Saipetch, Sr. Technical Director for the America's for Joyent (@edsai) and Christina Weil of Centre Technologies (@c_weil).

In this week’s episode we discuss…

  • Enterprise Strategy Group
  • Storage Networking World videos
  • Steve's trip to Australia
  • Flashback: Steve Duplessie’s blog from January, 2010  “Why the Cloud will Vaporize”
  • Nirvanix announces partnership with IBM
  • VDI is takes a beating from the “Cloudnorati” 
  • Dell and EMC officially break up
  • "Christina Rants": Apple and AT&T
  • More "Christina Rants": Parking garage refuses to give her change

Direct download: NT5.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:41pm EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, our guests this week are Christofer Hoff, Sr. Director and Security Architect at Juniper Networks (@Beaker) and Martin Glassborow, Broadcast Storage Manager at Sky (@Storagebod).

In this week’s episode we discuss…

Direct download: NT4.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:59am EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, our guests this week are Chris M. Evans of Langton Blue, Chris Fricke, Sr. IT Administrator - Clackamas County (Oregon) and Enterprise Tech Guru, Stephen Foskett.

In this week’s episode we discuss…

  • Meg Whitman in charge at HP now... when will Oracle and HP finally merge?
  • Oracle OpenWorld drama
  • Oracle getting ugly over Autonomy
  • Amazon Kindle Fire
  • What does the Amazon Kindle Fire mean for Apple and Google/Android?
  • Business Tablet: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is out
  • Chris Evans Blog: “VAAI Follow Up – VMware Recommends Disabling Thin Reclaim”

Producer: "Super John" Corlett

Direct download: NT3.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:18am EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, our guests this week are Ken Rumer and Rich Haase, Sr. Infrastructure Engineers at Level3 as well as Ed Saipetch of Joyent.

In this week’s episode we discuss…

  • How Ed spent his summer
  • Back to the Future
  • Background of Level3's home baked cloud
  • Level3's IaaS
  • Orchestration is the secret sauce
  • cloud stacks: Build vs buy?
  • "Open" in the cloud doesn't always mean "open"
  • Early adopters of virtualization
  • "Lock in" avoidance is a priority
  • Build vs buy extends to PaaS decisions
  • Defining "Big Data"
  • Practicial "Big Data" applications
  • Hadoop utilization
  • Can private cloud development be commercialized?
  • The slow path to cloud adoption

Direct download: NT2.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:34am EDT

Disccusion with Robert Scoble (Scobleizer.com), Thomas Hawk (ThomasHawk.com) and Chris Chabot (Google) following the Austin Photowalk on September 17, 2011.

In the discussion, we talk about:

  • Identity services in social networks
  • Real names issues in Google+
  • Facebook privacy "by the post"
  • How Quora handles real names
  • Noise control
  • Thomas Hawk on Robert Scoble
  • Robert Scoble on "Transactional scores"
  • Robert Scoble on "Reality scores"
  • "The Game of Games"
Direct download: Game_of_Games_discussion_with_Robert_Scoble.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:37am EDT

Nekkid Tech - Episode 1 "Space Bacon"

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, our guests this week are Jason Crusan, Chief Technologist for Human Exploration and Operations at NASA and Mark Twomey (aka "Storagezilla")

In this week's episode we discuss...

  • Mark thought he came to play video games
  • Why don't we have a Jetson aerocar yet?
  • Why is the podcast listed as "explicit" on iTunes? 
  • What happened with Infosmack?
  • Austin City Limits Music Festival and Dell workstations for video production
  • Apple's abandonment of video professionals
  • Jason and Greg's history in college as fraternity brothers
  • Jason's background at NASA
  • NASA's commercial partnerships with Yahoo, Disney and pharmaceutical companies
  • Accelerated vaccine development in space
  • How the International Space Station is managed
  • The private sector race to space and the commoditization of low earth orbit
  • The future of nuclear powered space travel
  • NASA's use of the OpenStack cloud for internal and external IT needs
  • NASA's application development through crowd sourcing, open innovation and public challenges (NASA Tournament Labs)
  • Space Bacon!

Disclosure: Nekkid Tech does not receive support directly or indirectly from vendors or guests. Vendor relationships are disclosed on the podcast.

Direct download: NT1.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00am EDT