Speaking in Tech

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, we slow it down with everyone together for the first time in weeks.

This week we cover...

  • Adventures with Ed on the road
  • Storage Developer Conference and the focus on file systems
  • Kindle Fire fights
  • Kindle Fire HD and Downton Abbey 
  • Apple 5 and maps 
  • Another Apple conspiracy
  • 7 inch iPad speculation
  • The New York Times data center
  • Efficiency vs Consolidation
  • MySpace, Part 2
Direct download: SiT27.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela but this week, Sarah has the week off while Ed and Greg are live at HDS Day in Santa Clara, CA. Our special guests this week are Ken Wood, Director of Technology and Strategy At Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and Chris Evans, The Storage Architect.

  • Ken Wood and the greatest tech job in the world
  • HDS Skunkworks
  • The growth and value in content and unstructured data
  • video and images and data extraction
  • Real time meta data generation
  • Business value of data
  • Log file analystics
  • Enriched custom meta deta
  • The scale of content and unstructured data
  • Monetizing and predicting the value of innnovation
  • The crystal ball of product development
  • The value of failure

Disclosure Statement: Speaking in Tech is independent and does not receive financial support directly or indirectly from vendors or guests and vendor relationships are clearly disclosed on the podcast. Hosts of the podcast do occasionally accept opportunities from vendors to cover special events and vendor announcements where travel, lodging  and meals are typically covered and  is clearly disclosed on the podcast. For this podcast, HDS provided transportation and lodging to HDS Day.

Direct download: SiT26.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:35pm EDT

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela but this week, Eddie is driving the ship live from Cloud Connect Chicago while Greg and Sarah take the week off. Our special guests this week are Mark Thiele - Executive Vice President of Datacenter Technologies, Margaret Dawson - Vice President of Product at Symform, James Duncan - Chief Technology Officer at Inktank and Gina Minks - Director of Training and Certification at Inktank.

This week we discuss...

  • VMware and the Openstack ecosystem
  • Open source cloud and the standards problem
  • CloudStack and OpenStack ahead of the enterprise
  • Cloud and the real world and real companies
  • VMware, lock-in and cloud strategy
  • Building the future on legacy IT
  • Cloud and the people problem 
  • Big data and centralization vs decentralization
  • IT and competitive advantages
  • The falacy of "best practices"

Direct download: SiT25.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #24

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Our special guest this week is Michael Hay, Vice President and Chief Engineer at HDS.

  • Ed and Greg recap VMworld 
  • Dice bars in San Francisco
  • vOdgeball Tournament won by Arista Networks
  • Goodbye Paul Maritz
  • Greg is still convinced VMware is almost done building the Death Star
  • More discussion on multi-hypervisor environments than in the past
  • Our special guest is Michael Hay, Vice President and Chief Engineer at HDS
  • Life in Japan and coming back to the US
  • The global brand of Hitachi 
  • Unified and converged - HDS’ Unified Compute Platform
  • Cloud: Public vs Private
  • Global compliance issues for public and private clouds
  • Litigation may ultimately shape global compliance, privacy and eDiscovery in the cloud
  • HDS’ management pedigree is rooted in Storage Networks
Direct download: SiT24.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 1:18am EDT