Speaking in Tech

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST