Speaking in Tech (general)

Speaking in Tech #272 - Busted

This week, Ed and Melissa are joined by Lauren Malhoit (@Malhoit) co-host of TechWise TV. Together they dive into blackhat phone prep, Meg Whitman's departure from HP Inc, net neutrality and Russian robots that swipe right or kill you. 

(0:00) Lauren puts Greg in the Trunk
(3:50) Eddie just likes to name drop
(7:30) Phone prep for Blackhat
(12:00) Amazon Landscaping Services
(14:28) Giving HP Inc the bye Felicia
(17:43) Psycho hiring and making large decisions
(21:24) Pouring one out for the ipod
(22:43) How tech giants show they don't care
(28:43) Russian robots that kill you if they don't like you
(29:52) How to put on a tech TV show
(35:50) Normal?
(48:10) Fitbit: Narcing you out
(49:12) Stalking Lauren

Direct download: SiT272.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:48am EST

Speaking in Tech #166 - Chad Contained

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is on vacation while Eddie and Greg slack it off on Sheryl Sandberg, API copyrights and containers. Our special guest this week is Chad Sakac, President, Global Systems Engineering at EMC.

This week we discuss...

(1:00) Ed's getting hitched

(3:05) Slacking with Slack

(8:42) Sheryl Sandberg's words of wisdom

(12:35) Supremes decline to rule on API copyrights

(17:10) FLASHBACK: Intel Pentium I

(18:20) Special guest Chad Sakac

(24:23) DockerCon, containers and buzzwords

(27:53) Containers vs Virtual Machines

(31:05) Containers vs PaaS

(36:25) Flocker fans

(39:00) Facts on refactoring apps

(42:10) Building object stores

(51:00) VMworld plans


Direct download: SiT166.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:48pm EST

Speaking in Tech #111 - More Geek Bling

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, the whole crew is together again to wreck more tech.

This week we discuss...

  • Catching up and housekeeping (:30)
  • Moving markets (2:25)
  • Red Hat and vendor lock-in (5:42)
  • Roll-your-own OpenStack (17:55)
  • Cisco is going to crush VMware… but not really (20:55)
  • Chambers changing his tune (22:37)
  • VCE rumors, hot or not? (25:30)
  • Smart Watches: Pebble vs Sony Smart Watch 2 (30:40)
  • Geek bling (34:00)
Direct download: SiT111.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21am EST

Speaking in Tech #102 - Lock It Down

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie is still missing so Greg and Sarah are joined by Cisco's J Metz to dig into the new Cisco public cloud and to chew on the tech news of the week.

This week we discuss…

  • Sarah chugs vBeers (1:05)
  • SXSW recovery (2:55)
  • J changes jobs (5:50)
  • Cisco jumps into the public cloud (8:20)
  • Cloudy conflicts (9:30)
  • Customer first, tricky dick second (13:25)
  • Box.net files for an odd IPO (16:50)
  • Anyone remember Xdrive? (20:30)
  • Trusting consumer cloud storage (21:30)
  • The untraceable elite (28:10)
  • GitHub users reveal AWS access keys (28:50)
  • J's new reality show (35:00)



Direct download: SiT102.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39am EST

Speaking in Tech #91 - Polar Vortex

Speaking in Tech #91 - Polar Vortex

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah takes an extra week of vacation while Eddie and Greg chum it up with Mark Twomey of EMC, better known as Storagezilla.

This week we discuss...

  • Catching up from the holidays
  • Zilla's holiday book reviews 
  • Netflix content lagging
  • The future of 4K video
  • VMware snags Citrix desktop talent
  • Nimbus Data employee dump
  • Market for flashy startups
  • Blackberry loses tech luminary Alicia Keys
  • Snapchat is heating up
  • Director Michael Bay crash and burns at CES

Direct download: SiT91.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:06pm 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 #66 - The Ed Bomb

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, all three are together... again!

This week we discuss...

  • Eddie blows his hand off
  • More Edward Snowden news
  • Slow news week: Missing baby mural in Roswell
  • Summer geek movies bomb
  • Tesla makes it to the NASDAQ 100
  • Execs bail on VMware
  • VMware transitioning 
  • VMware vs Amazon vs Microsoft
  • Big transitions at Microsoft
  • The "Start Button" and "spacial coherence"
  • Sarah's VRTX trouble
  • VMworld pool party
Direct download: SiT66.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

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 EST

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 EST

Speaking in Tech #46 - Neil Levine

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Sarah is out still... but special guest Neil Levine from Inktank joins us to shed light on how open source is progressing in the enterprise.

This week we discuss...

  • Watered down tech
  • Telsa test drive debacle
  • Catching up on Inktank
  • Open source as a business model
  • Barriers to object storage
  • OpenStack and CloudStack adoption
  • Software defined... by API's
  • Open file systems impact on "Big Data"
  • Open source in the enterprise
  • Legacy data... and the challenge of untapping it
Direct download: SiT46.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51pm EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. Our special guest is Chad Sakac, Sr. Vice President of Global Systems Engineering at EMC.

This week we discuss...

  • Sarah’s voice is back
  • Big transitions and organizational change
  • Chadentology
  • OpenStack, EMC and “co-opitition”
  • The maturity of OpenStack
  • The “Software-defined Data Centre”
  • Parsing enterprise technology
  • Sentiment will drive technology in 2013
  • Could Dell really go private?
  • The big bet
  • Aaron Swartz suicide

Direct download: SiT41.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:12am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. 

This week we discuss...

  • Twitter picks Greg’s next car for him
  • Speaking in Tech will be podcasting from the Dell Storage Forum next week
  • Cisco kills the Cius
  • Kindle Fire sales fall off a cliff
  • IBM and HP make big storage announcements this week
  • Cisco’s future and NetApp
  • Transforming IT and Chargebacks
Direct download: SiT11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:39am EST

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, our guests this week are Ed Saipetch, Sr. Technical Director for the America's for Joyent (@edsai) and J Metz, Product Manager, FCoE at Cisco (@jMichelMetz).

In this week’s episode we discuss…Palms Out

  • VMware releases View for the Kindle Fire
  • Gartner Data Center Summit... and Gartner still sucks
  • J Metz bumps heads with Brocade on FCoE
  • Where's the Cisco Cius?
  • Eddie gets his 1K status
  • Donut bombs, airport security and groping
  • Protecting liberties... and passport numbers
Direct download: NT12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:29am EST