In Tech We Trust Podcast
041: Docker Grok’r

041: Docker Grok’r

June 25, 2015


  • Marc has a new job - Evangelista at Tegile! The #Tegilean is born... 
  • Rick's manic travel schedule is calming down for the summer 
  • Nigel released a new course on programming in Go and finished reading "Stranger in a Strange Land". He now Groks... 
  • Tech.UNPLUGGED is coming to Amsterdam on September 24th  

Tech News 

  • The guys discuss the current state of the Docker juggernaut following a wild Dockercon in SF. Open Container Platform and the commoditization of the container runtime
  • Google Cloud Platform suffers three *brown outs* in one day 
  • NetApp unleashes no less than three platforms into the all-flash royal rumble 

Biz News 

  • Red Hat announces solid profits off the back of subscription fees and government deals. Still not making money on OpenStack.... yet. 
  • Komprise announces a $6M Series A round and has its eyes on taming the unstructured data beast 
  • Pure Storage announces Jonathan Martin (formerly of EMC) as new CMO
040: R-rated ONTAP Love Show

040: R-rated ONTAP Love Show

June 18, 2015

This week the guys are joined by special guest Nick Howell formerly of the once-great NetApp... ;-)  

From last weeks show 

This weeks starts off with a continuation of last weeks discussion about where Nutanix is going, as well as a correction about Hedvig's Series A funcding round.  

Tech News 

A slow week for tech news this week

  • Violin SVP for WW sales trash talks the disk drive, so the guys give their opinions on the future of the disk drive [Link
  • VMware increase the number of VMs supported on EVO: RAIL [Link]  
  • VEEAM talks about adding cloud replication for service providers - DR-aaS [Link

Biz News 

  • Rancher formally launched as a company with $10M from Series A [Link]
  • Cohesity comes out of stealth with 70M in its pocket [Link
  • MS Rings the changes with its execs [Link
039: We Hate Everyone

039: We Hate Everyone

June 11, 2015
In our first week without Hans.... RickMarc, and Nigel are joined by Josh De Jong (@Eurobrew) to discuss everything of interest from the previous week in infrastructure tech.

Following on from a previous show, the guys talk about the changes at the top of Cisco, and what this might potentially mean for the future. The term "the new Cisco" gets thrown around.

Tech News

Tech news for the week is dominated by all of the buzz coming out of Nutanix .NEXT in Miami - 

  • Acropolis, a key set of services that form part of the newly announced Nutanix Xtreme Computing Platform (XCP) [Link]
  • Not happy with taking on the might of VMware, apparently Nutanix have NetApp in their sights thanks to a scale-out software-defined file server they're working on [Link]

Biz News

In business news from the week - 

  • Another set of sorry looking results from struggling Violin [Link]
  • Software defined scale-out storage startup Hedvig nets another 18M in a series-B round of funding only weeks after announcing series-A [Link]
  • Chinese cloud giant Aliyun looks to spread its business far and wide with new partnerships to help them in the west. Would you trust your data to a Chinese cloud provider? If not, why not? [Link]
  • And the rumour that refuses to die.... more talk of HP and EMC hooking up and having ugly children [Link]
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038: Reshuffling the Deck

038: Reshuffling the Deck

June 5, 2015
Big news on this weeks show..... Hans leaves the building!

It's true.... Hans has decided to take up a new challenge with Belgian startup D Square and won't have time to keep track of the markets we cover on the weekly show. It's a sad day, but we thank Hans for his massive contributions and dedication to the podcast, and wish him the very best for the future. We're not convinced the IT infrastructure industry has heard the last from him!

Tech News

Biz News

And finally......

Apparently Rickatron guest blogs for  'nuf said!