Speaking in Tech

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with trusty sidekick Ed Saipetch, we are live this week from Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub in London during the Dell Storage Forum

  • We kick off StorageBeers with Chris Evans and Martin Glassborow at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub
  • Dell Storage Forum announcements with Darren "Darth" Thomas, Dell Storage VP & GM and Phil Soran, President, Dell Compellent
  • The path to Object Storage
  • VMware integration
  • Competition
  • Acquisition challenges 
  • Andy Hardy, Managing Director, Dell Compellent International and Liem Nguyen, Director- Global Communications and Social Media, Dell Storage
  • Andy's Party - First event in Europe
  • Liem and Andy clebrating an Anniversary
  • Chellenges in Europe
  • Wrapping up with Gina Minks and Ed Saipetch

Direct download: NT14.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:23pm EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, our guests this week are... trusty sidekick Ed Saipetch, Sr. Technical Director for the America's for Joyent (@edsai), Louis Gray, Product Marketing Manager, Google+ at Google (@LouisGray), Brad O'Neil, CEO of TechValidate (@bradoneill) and John Troyer, Online evangelist at VMware (@JTroyer).

In this week’s episode we discuss…

  • Catching up with Brad O'Neil, Louis Gray and John Troyer
  • Dinner with Brad

Top stories of the year

  • Steve Jobs death
  • The BYOD (Bring your own device) era is here
  • Changes and drama at HP
  • RIM's decline
  • Emergence of Cloud Foundry
  • Fatigue word of the Year: "Big Data"
  • Breakup of AT&T - T-Mobile merger
  • Security issues
  • HDS buys BlueArc

2012 Industry Predictions from Brad O'Neil

Direct download: NT13.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:58pm EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, our guests this week are Ed Saipetch, Sr. Technical Director for the America's for Joyent (@edsai) and J Metz, Product Manager, FCoE at Cisco (@jMichelMetz).

In this week’s episode we discuss…Palms Out

  • VMware releases View for the Kindle Fire
  • Gartner Data Center Summit... and Gartner still sucks
  • J Metz bumps heads with Brocade on FCoE
  • Where's the Cisco Cius?
  • Eddie gets his 1K status
  • Donut bombs, airport security and groping
  • Protecting liberties... and passport numbers
Direct download: NT12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:29am EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, our guests this week are Greg Schulz of StorageIO (@storageio) and Gina Minks, Storage Evangelist at Dell (@gminks).

In this week’s episode we discuss…

  • More Infosmack mashup mess
  • Dell Storage Forum
  • Words with Alec
  • Greg Schulz new book "Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking"
  • The building blocks of tomorrow's IT department
  • How the role of the IT administrator is changing
  • The process of writing a tech book
  • Pitching an audiobook and e-book
  • Being technically bilingual
  • Big New England VMUG coming up in January
Direct download: NT11.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with special co-host, Infosmack's Nigel Poultan. Our special guest this week is David Scott, HP Senior Vice President and General Manager.

In this week’s episode we discuss…

  • David Scott grades himself on HP - 3Par acquisition
  • Changes since Meg Whitman came on board
  • Innovation within HP
  • Backup deduplication
  • Cloud System Matrix and HP's cross division approach to cloud
  • Open virtualized environments
  • Competition with Cisco and building true heterogeneous environments
  • Peer reltionships among competitors
  • What drives David Scott nuts
Direct download: NT10.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:31am EDT

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