Speaking in Tech

Speaking in Tech #60 - Summer Geek Movies

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is on a secret mission so it's just Sarah and Greg with our special guest, Mark Twomey (aka Storagezilla).

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie is AWOL... again
  • Movie spoilers
  • Yahoo tap dances with Hulu
  • Google and Apple still haven't figured out TV
  • Content creation vs digital distribution
  • Could Yahoo overpay for Hulu?
  • BBC, Sherlock and Stark Trek
  • Geek summer movie reviews and trailers
  • Movie scores
  • EMC ViPR
  • The large data problem
Direct download: SiT60.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:23pm EST

Speaking in Tech #58 - Cloud Bubble

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week Eddie hosts the show solo at DrupalCon in Portland, Oregon with special guests Joaquin Lippincott, President of Metal Toad Media and Holly Ross, Executive Director of the Drupal Association.

This week, Eddie discusses...

  • Drupal and the Drupal Association
  • Who is using Drupal? Whitehouse.gov, Emmys, Grammys
  • What matters in a CMS? modular, extensibility, arbitrarily create APIs, intersection with Bigdata
  • Drupal adoption (tech guys vs marketing and CMOs)
  • Blogging is the gateway drug to Content Management
  • SaaS vs Hosted Instances
  • Blogs and CMS systems, where all content goes to die
  • Business Units asking for Glitter Dusted Unicorns
  • Drupal and Opensource Governance
  • Commercial involvement, monetization models for contributors
  • Content Management System disrupting commercial markets
Direct download: SiT59.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

Speaking in Tech #58 - Cloud Bubble

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is out with the band so it's just Eddie and Greg.

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie's slide trombone and secret misssions
  • "The Amazon Bubble" and the public interest
  • Cloud as a utility
  • Greg becomes a blogger
  • Software Defined Storage and ViPR
  • Feds secretly get news reporters phone records
  • Eddie makes his own secure email server
Direct download: SiT58.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:03pm EST

Speaking in Tech #57 - Glass

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is on a secret mission so it's just Sarah and Greg.

This week we discuss...

  • Sarah and Greg in pain
  • Eddie on a secret mission
  • Dell's acquisition of Enstratius
  • Adobe bails out of Creative Suite
  • Software as a Service and privacy
  • LinkedIn turns 10
  • Sarah laments about Reid Hoffman in high school 
  • Big Data and social Media
  • Greg endorses Sarah
  • Google Glass and white guys
Direct download: SiT57.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:19pm EST

Speaking in Tech #56 - Topless

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, our very special guests are Chad Sakac, Sr VP Global Systems Engineering at EMC, John Troyer, Director, Social Media Evangelist at VMware, Amy Lewis, Community Evangelist at Cisco, Greg Schulz, THE MAN at StorageIO, Marc Farley, Storage and social media guy for Microsoft.

This week we discuss...

  • Speaking in Tech celebrates our one year anniversary
  • “THE BET” 
  • Sakac goes topless with an EMC hearts HDS' Tattoo on his chest
  • Where Dell goes next? How will it impact customers?
  • Consumerization of IT
  • The big Pivotal launch
  • Maritz's journey to the cloud takes a right turn
  • How does big data and cloud mix?
  • Microsoft is the elephant in the cloud platform room
  • Brands and clouds
  • The big conferencesin the next 6 months

Direct download: SiT56.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:57pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Ed drives the podcast this week with Greg as his sidekick and Cisco's Amy Lewis joins as our special guest this week.

This week we cover:

  • Greg and Amy continue their social media unfeud
  • Ed visits the OpenStack Summit
  • OpenStack and meaningful code contributions
  • How the concept of 'open' has changed in 12 months
  • London StorageBeers recap
  • Cloud Schnitzel
  • Dell still going private
  • Next week, the big Sakac podcast
  • Boston bombings and social media
  • Learning to be cynical on social media
Direct download: SiT55.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:19am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Greg is in London with very special guests, Chris Evans of Architecting.IT and Martin Glassborow, otherwise known as StorageBod.

This week we discuss...

  • Catching up with Martin and Chris
  • Good British beers
  • StorageBeers TONIGHT in London
  • The challenge of object storage
  • The real cost of public cloud storage
  • Reconciling cloud hype
  • Data rentention in the cloud
  • The evolution of long term archives
  • Data retention, privacy and geography
Direct download: SiT54.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together for an episode of open banter.

To start, we catch up with Eddie and Sarah: 

  • Ed’s Cloud Connect Presentation on “Digital class warfare or information anarchy?” 
  • Sarah’s been focusing on Dell’s Enterprise Forum
  • StorageBeers in London on April 17

This week we discuss...

  • Facebook announces Facebook Home... and no one really cares
  • Twitter is not maturing, ignores user experience and the strength of twitter lists
  • Sarah defends Twitter abuse
  • Facebook is the new AOL
  • Networking vendors launch open-source OpenDaylight Project to standardize SDN
  • “Open” get sexier
  • California court bans checking smartphone maps while driving 
  • Sarah and Eddie play bumper cars
Direct download: SiT53.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:36pm EST

Speaking in Tech #52 - Live from CloudConnect

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Ed is flying solo live from DeployCon at CloudConnect in Santa Clara, California. Our special guests this week are Margaret Dawson, VP of Product Marketing and Cloud Evangelist at HP and Ben Kepes, well known technology evangelist, invester, commentator and business adviser. 

  • Adoption of Platform as a Service in the Enterprise
  • PaaS resistance in the Enterprise
  • Does PaaS introduce more risk and lock-in?
  • Similarity of evolution of PaaS and IaaS
  • Enterprises adopting PaaS and Opensource
  • Building Bridges between IT and business units
Direct download: SiT52.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:16am EST

Speaking in Tech #51 - Software Defined...

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together again with special guest, Mark Thiele, Executive VP of Data Center Tech at Switch. 

This week we discuss...

Banter:

  • Eddie wrecks a car in Seattle
  • Sarah crashes a wedding

This week:

  • US regulators may loosen rules on electronic devices
  • Google Reader closing, backlash growing 
  • Bidding war for Dell?
  • Digging into Switch
  • Mark’s recent blog post: "Organizational Issues & Opportunities with SDDC"
  • Defining the Software Defined Data Center
  • The “one click” Release To Production (RTP) environment
  • SDDC doesn't solve the "people" problem
Direct download: SiT51.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:30pm EST