025: Live Long and Prosper

March 5, 2015
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Intros

Hans, Marc, and Nigel host this weeks show. 

We start the show off paying respects to Leonard Nimoy, an absolute legend and friend to science and technology.  We share some stories about Spock and Star Trek and how they influenced some of our lives.
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Hans is struggling with an ailing MacBook, Marc is brewing more beer, and Nigel is getting carried away with a new breed of Linux servers like RancherOS from the guys at Rancher Labs.

We make a call out to the vSphere-land.com Top vBlog 2015 survey.  Apparently we're listed among the podcasts and would love your vote. Hell.... it's hard work making these podcasts and we sweat blood and tears for you guys the listeners ;-)

We're also running a mini-survey to find out what you might want to hear more of on the show etc.....

Following on from last week....

We pick up the "making money from open source" discussion again, referencing a recent Linux Insider article where Marten Mikos states that "open source" itself is not a business model. And we pick up on the statement that while at MySQL, they had ~15 million users but only ~15 thousand paying customers!

Tech News

In tech news of the week, we try and decipher what SanDisk is up to with its InfiniFlash and InteliFlash products. Are they getting into the the AFA business, or just building backend components such as JBODs?

Business News

HP continue to throw cash at their networking portfolio with their intent to acquire Aruba Networks for ~$3BN. How will this affect OEMs like Dell, Brocade and Juniper. And why oh why can't HP save themselves a few billion dollars in M&A spend by investing in their staff and existing products..... why the need for R&D through M&A?


Sketch

In this weeks end-of-show  sketch Captain Dogger recounts a mission to put containers in the cloud. You'll need to have your OpenStack head on to keep up with all the OpenStack tech references (we count 10 references to OpenStack technology, plus some Chef and Puppet action too).

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