Speaking in Tech

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...


  • 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 EDT

Speaking in Tech #50 - Geoff Barrall

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole gang is together for the first time in over a month.

First, some banter...

  • Sarah is back and after SXSW, contemplates branding social media “experts”... literally
  • Ed is still employed and plans on speaking at CloudConnect
  • Speaking in Tech announces the first big party for VMworld
  • StorageBeers in London on April 17

Our very special guest this week is Geoff Barrall, CEO of Connected Data and Chairman of Gridstore

  • Geoff traces his startup pedigree
  • Connected Data and the “Transporter”
  • Leveraging Kickstarter to launch a product
  • Learning from Dropbox
  • Reliable file sharing, backup and data repository
  • Lessons from product design, branding and manufacturing
  • Google inspired Gridstore
  • True storage clustering

Direct download: SiT50.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:20am EDT

Speaking in Tech #49 - Cloud Chaos

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Sarah is out yet agsain this week enjoying SXSW but we are joined by special guest Brian Gracely, Vice President of Solutions at Virtustream and co-host of The Cloudcast Net.

This week we discuss:

  • Sarah still not back yet
  • Lounge Lizards
  • Cloudcast.net podcast
  • Eat, Run, Vomit
  • The skinny on Virtustream
  • Application workloads on the cloud
  • VMware tweets a leak
  • Chaos and transition at VMware
  • Public cloud workloads
  • Challenge for cloud service providers
Direct download: SiT49.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #48 - Live from las vegas

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we are live in Las Vegas for VMware's Partner Exchange. Ed is flying solo this week with special guests Amy Lewis- Social and Community Engagement at Cisco, Caroline Yap - Director of Strategic Alliances at Service Mesh and Mark Thiele - EVP of Datacenter Technology at Switch

This week we discuss...

  • Marissa Mayer's killing of remote workers and the impact on workers/families
    • Working individuals, moms and the impact on them
    • Culling dead weight
    • Trend towards BYOD
    • Leadership and turning around companies
    • Corporate autonomy from the market
    • Short term corporate gains which affect market opinions
    • Not about "Woman CEO"
  • Cloud Brokers and management tools
    • Service Mesh, Hypervisor-agnostic cloud-agnostic Cloud management tools
    • Policy and Compliance through Cloud management tools
    • Abstraction of IT resources
  • One cloud does not fit all
    • Single provider architectures don't fit the availability model needed for businesses
    • Need for standards in a world of choice
  • Innovation in IT
    • Development for the sake of development
    • Making a difference in business, speeding time to provision of IT resources for businesses
  • The internet went down
  • Twitter streams on a notepad

Direct download: SiT48.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT