Speaking in Tech

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 EDT

Disccusion with Robert Scoble (Scobleizer.com), Thomas Hawk (ThomasHawk.com) and Chris Chabot (Google) following the Austin Photowalk on September 17, 2011.

In the discussion, we talk about:

  • Identity services in social networks
  • Real names issues in Google+
  • Facebook privacy "by the post"
  • How Quora handles real names
  • Noise control
  • Thomas Hawk on Robert Scoble
  • Robert Scoble on "Transactional scores"
  • Robert Scoble on "Reality scores"
  • "The Game of Games"
Direct download: Game_of_Games_discussion_with_Robert_Scoble.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:37am EDT

Nekkid Tech - Episode 1 "Space Bacon"

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, our guests this week are Jason Crusan, Chief Technologist for Human Exploration and Operations at NASA and Mark Twomey (aka "Storagezilla")

In this week's episode we discuss...

  • Mark thought he came to play video games
  • Why don't we have a Jetson aerocar yet?
  • Why is the podcast listed as "explicit" on iTunes? 
  • What happened with Infosmack?
  • Austin City Limits Music Festival and Dell workstations for video production
  • Apple's abandonment of video professionals
  • Jason and Greg's history in college as fraternity brothers
  • Jason's background at NASA
  • NASA's commercial partnerships with Yahoo, Disney and pharmaceutical companies
  • Accelerated vaccine development in space
  • How the International Space Station is managed
  • The private sector race to space and the commoditization of low earth orbit
  • The future of nuclear powered space travel
  • NASA's use of the OpenStack cloud for internal and external IT needs
  • NASA's application development through crowd sourcing, open innovation and public challenges (NASA Tournament Labs)
  • Space Bacon!

Disclosure: Nekkid Tech does not receive support directly or indirectly from vendors or guests. Vendor relationships are disclosed on the podcast.

Direct download: NT1.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00am EDT