Speaking in Tech

Speaking in Tech #80 - Breaking up is hard to do

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is partying in Barcelona while Greg and Sarah hold the ship steady.

In this epsiode, we discuss:

  • Catching up with Sarah
  • Eddie in Barcelona for VMworld
  • Public drinking and party barns
  • VMware buys Desktone, huh?
  • XaaS is here to stay
  • Oracle hates Open Source
  • Creating value from Open Source
  • Hurd cheats again
  • Breaking up Microsoft
  • Picking a phone... and an intern
Direct download: SiT80.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:51pm EST

Speaking in Tech #79 - Open Doorway

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is celebrating her birthday leaving Ed and Greg to fend for themselves. Fortunately Amy Lewis of Cisco steps in to keep the show steady. 

In this epsiode, we discuss:

  • Sarah & Greg's Birthday
  • VMworld Barcelona... and pickpocketing
  • Eddie and the IT Dinosaurs
  • Shiney balls and legacy IT
  • AMD gets into the Verizon Cloud
  • OpenDoorway and THMF architectures
  • Greg's next smartphone
  • Samsung bloatware on Android updates
  • Things you can't do on a tablet
  • Podcast problems
  • Cisco, SAP and Google playing with Blackberry bits
  • Amy on Google Glass
  • "Geek Whisperers" and "Engineers Unplugged"
Direct download: SiT79.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:30am EST

Speaking in Tech #78 - Chad 2.0

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is out so it's just Ed and Greg with special guest Chad Sakac, Sr. Vice President for Global Presales Technical Resources at EMC.

  • Flashback to "the bet"
  • Chad's RIM shot
  • EMC's over-the-top announcemnt 
  • Tech in the movies
  • Punching down, punching up
  • The meat on EMC's announcements
  • Opex vs Capex, consumption models
  • McAfee launches new security device
  • Chad dishes startup advice

Direct download: SiT78.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:35pm EST

Speaking in Tech #77 - Blackburried

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week it's the three amigos and loads of smack talk.

This week we discuss:

  • Eddie in recovery
  • Stewart Vaughn update, Pure poaching
  • Blackberry buys jet, sells the company
  • BBM app gets pulled
  • Cool kids wants iPhone Gold
  • Nirvanix closes up shop, cloud vultures circle
  • Cloudy abstractions and gravity
  • Dude, I got a cloud
  • Crackdown on bogus yogurt reviews
  • RSA's backdoor algorithm
  • LinkedIn getting sued
  • Social condoms
  • Eddie and Sarah gets endorsed
Direct download: SiT77.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

Speaking in Tech #76 - Pure Vaughn

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week the podcasdt was recorded from a live Google+ Hangout with our special guest, Vaughn Stewart, formerly of Netapp.

This week we discuss:

  • VMworld recap and best parties
  • Ed's CloudBeat recap
  • Vaughn leaves NetApp for Pure Storage
  • The Gorilla Suit
  • Vaughns mom
  • Chromecast giveaaway
  • VMworld Barcelona
  • StorageBeers in London, 25 September
  • Ed's bed
  • EMC's big announcement
Direct download: SiT75a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:45pm EST

Speaking in Tech #75 - Live from CloudBeat

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg and Sarah are slacking off while Eddie is flying solo at CloudBeat in San Francisco, CA. Our special guests are Justin Pirie, Cloud Strategist at Mimecast, Dave McCrory, SVP of DSP (Platform) Engineering at Warner Music Group and Ben Kepes, well known technology evangelist, investor, commentator and business adviser.

This week we discuss:

  • Dave's Fedora
  • Not just talking cloud, doing cloud
  • More AWS API whining
  • Ugly babies
  • Judging clouds
  • On prem, off prem consistency and vCHS
  • Portability is over-rated
  • Service distinction
  • Jevons paradox in IT
  • The cloud keys: Compliance, management and security
Direct download: SiT75.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:37am EST

Speaking in Tech #74 - More from VMworld

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together again in San Francisco at VMworld with special guests Stephen Spellicy, Senior Director, Product Management, Enterprise Data Protection at HP and Bryan Beal, Director, Cloud and Service Provider Strategy at Brocade.

This week we discuss:

More from VMworld

  • VMworld party recap
  • Nicera and OpenDaylight SDN
  • HP pushing backup to the cloud
  • Evolution of Software Defined Networking
  • Stack orchestration beyond SDN
  • Backup as opex
  • Enterprises running low value workloads in AWS
  • Redefining cloud
  • Paper-defined
  • Rubber Unicorns
Direct download: SiT74.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:07pm EST

Speaking in Tech #73 - Live from VMworld

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together in San Francisco at VMworld with special guest, Michael Hay - Vice President and Chief Engineer at Hitachi Data Systems.

This week we discuss:

  • Recap of Pat Gelsinger's keynote from VMworld
  • How does VMware continue to innovate?
  • Hardware vs Software
  • VMware as orchestration software
  • Leveraging application catelogs
  • The challenge of flash technology 
  • The IT move to services
  • Gelsinger vs Andreessen... and the role of cloud
  • The AWS exageration
  • Balmer's exit and the potential for a Microsoft breakup

Direct download: SiT73.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:57am EST

Speaking in Tech #72 - The Last Podcast

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is back together and making plans for VMworld.

This week we discuss...

  • The last podcast due to NSA scandal
  • Groklaw & Lavabit shutdown... just to stick it to the man
  • VMware's strategy with OpenStack
  • Public cloud a waste of money?
  • Amazon goes down, Sarah can't buy it now
  • Sarah gets fixed
  • VMworld "Post-it Note Challenge"
  • vOdgeball with #TeamBacon
  • VMworld parties
Direct download: SiT72.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:06am EST

Speaking in Tech #71 - Rodney Rogers

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie and Sarah are out so it's just Greg with special guest Rodney Rogers, serial entrepeneur and Chairman and CEO of Virtustream. We take the opportunity to dive into how Rodney built IT companies through some of the worst economic times and the reality of building a public cloud company in the shadow of Amazon Web Services and IBM.

This week we discuss...

  • Rodney's background
  • Building a cloud business and keeping it simple
  • The economics of public, private and virtual clouds
  • Redefining cloud resource metrics: MicroVM (uVM) 
  • The NSA scandal and skepticism of public cloud
  • Transforming internal IT into a service business
  • OpenStack AWS API debate
  • Vurtustream gets into UFC
Direct download: SiT71.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:37pm EST