054: Live from TECH.UNPLUGGED

September 25, 2015
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This week Marc and Nigel record the show live from TECH.UNPLUGGED Amsterdam. On the show they're joined by Enrico Sgnoretti, Chris Mellor, Howard Marks, and a secret special guest....

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Topics of conversation this week include:
@00:00 The AWS mega outage.... hope nobody needed to watch Netflix over the weekend!http:
@11:00 It's patent war time in the hyperconverged world... with Simplivity spending their cash dragging Springpath through the courts
@17:00 Nexenta whips VSAN and Nutanix on the storage front... but who wouldn't with shiny STEC Zeus RAM caching device on the front!?
@21:30 NVMe fabrics again.... some of our guests seem to think they're viable as the high-speed storage interconnect of the future

053: DevOps is coming!

September 17, 2015
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This week it's MarcGabriel and Nigel cutting through the important tech news and views of the week.

And can you believe it....... we've been doing the podcast for more than a year!  Woot!

@04:30 Marc gives us the low down on the recent Teh Reckoning 2015 tech careers show 
@13:00 EMC announces a pre-validated SDS config based on SCaleIO..... Is ScaleIO the bastard brother of VSAN?
@18:35 Give us a shout if you've got any numbers or stories about real world production deployments of NSX and VSAN
@19:50 HP to cull another 30,000 jobs when they finally split the company in two
@24:50 QLogic laying more staff off....  
@29:50 Chef lands $40M in 6th round of funding to take them to 136M. DevOps is real!
@35:50 Marc lowers the tone of his neighbourhood with mounds out dirt on the front lawn 

052: Mobile Shmobile!

September 10, 2015
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This week Marc and Nigel are joined by special guest Enrico Signoretti - prolific blogger and organizer of the TECH.unplugged events.

In week distinctly lacking in true infrastructure tech news, the guys mix a bit of consumer/office tech into the mix - 

  • 00:00 - In Tech We Trust is nearly a year old.... and where have the Secret Windows Phone Apps and Captain Dogger tales gone?
  • 04:00 - What's the value of small tech events?
  • 17:45 - Tech news round-up
  • 19:00 - We reckon the iPad Pro's gonna suck And we reckon the Microsoft Surface Pro is a better device. Also..... can tablets and mobile devices ever be true productivity devices - especially if they run an OS like IOS? 
  • 30:00 - Privacy on Windows 10.... oh and Android and the rest
  • 33:00 - IDC says the enterprise HW market is strong. Enrico's experience with customer adoption of public cloud in Italiy.
  • 41:00 - Are mobile apps gonna drive the public cloud and will we ever be productive on mobile platforms?
  • 46:30 - Is the SSD form factor for flash on its way out? Is it risky to go the proprietary route for flash form factors? 

051: It’s a VM World

September 3, 2015
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This week the guys are joined by Greg Ferro of Packet Pushers fame as they roundup the interesting stuff from VMworld, including:

  • VSAN 6.1
  • VVOLs
  • NSX
  • Photon and containers
  • SDDC
Other topics covered include high capacity flash-based storage systems, talk of the 8TB Seagate monster drive, and the potential need for NVMe based fabrics...