Speaking in Tech

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with trusty sidekick Ed Saipetch (@edasi), our special guest this week is Steve Kaplan, Vice President Data Center Virtualization Practice at Presidio (@ROIdude)

This week we discuss...

  • Fred Nix takes a spill
  • VMware Partner Exchange recap
  • Possible VMware licensing changes
  • VMware's push to the cloud
  • VMware vs. Amazon
  • VMware social media presence is growing
  • Symantec suing Veeam and Acronis
  • System integrators moving to software architecture
Direct download: NT20.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:59pm EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with trusty sidekick Ed Saipetch (@edasi), our guests this week, Gina Minks (@gminks) and Christina Weil (@c_weil).

This week we discuss...

  • Christina's corporate apartment in New Orleans
  • Cloud Connect conference, customers and expectations
  • Crystal the Unicorn
  • Cost of hosting with Amazon or in house
  • Cloud bandwidth costs and constraints
  • Big data failures
  • Christina's Mardi Gras outfit
  • Whitney
Direct download: NT19.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with special guest, Jim McNiel, CEO of FalconStor Software (@jimmcniel).

This week we discuss...

  • Technology, vision and adoption of clouds
  • The role of the cloud in backup and disaster recovery
  • Backup software lock-in
  • Tape is not a backup solution
  • Challenges of VMware's ecosystem for data protection
  • Replication efficiency
  • Toppling the backup industry
  • The "Blusestone" revolution
  • Convergence of backup
Direct download: NT18.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:13am EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with trusty sidekick Ed Saipetch (@edsai), our guests this week are Mark Twomey (@storagezilla), Greg Schulz from StorageIO (@StorageIO) and special guest, the recently unemployed Marc Farley (@3ParFarley)

This week we discuss...

  • Farley / Knieriemen reunion
  • Farley makes a job change
  • New twitter handles for Farley
  • When does Dell buy Farley's new company?
  • Amazon announces a cloud storage gateway
  • Clouds in the enterprise
  • Appliance standards for cloud vs. Storage standards for cloud
  • Cloud management architectures and shared responsibilities 
Direct download: NT17.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:29pm EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with our guests... Chris Harney, Founder of the New England VMUG (@csharney), Taya Wyss from The Enterprise Strategy Group (@TayaWyss) and Erin Banks, vSpecialist with EMC (@banksek).

This week we discuss...

  • Recap of New England VMUG, the largest VMUG in the world with over 1,000 attendees live at Gillette Stadium
  • Big topic among end-users: VDI / Virtual Desktop
  • EMC's hands-on labs testing VAAI plugins
  • The challenges and opportunities for women in tech
  • How the New England VMUG has grown
  • Taya's upcoming appearance on US television show "Say Yes to the Dress"
  • Superbowl flashback with Duran Duran's Simon LeBon
  • VMware Labs and demos in the cloud
Direct download: NT16.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:22pm EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen with trusty sidekick Ed Saipetch, our guests this week are Mark Twomey (aka 'StorageZilla') and Christina Weil.

This week we discuss...

  • Ed and Greg figure out data plans in Europe
  • Thai Massage Parlors in Soho
  • Spotify vs. Pandora
  • Fat Boy Slim's subliminal Apple Server message
  • Diane Greene gets appointed to Google's board of directors
  • Installing Kindle Fire Android ROMs
  • Amazon becomes the crack dealer of cloud
  • Another Silicon Valley web site covering startups
  • Proliferation of storage startups
Direct download: NT15.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:12am EDT

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