049: Marc bringeth the noise

August 20, 2015

Schedules get mixed up, guests leave, and agendas are lost (or never actually created). Still.... MarcRick and Nigel manage to pull something together that almost resembles a podcast worth listening to.


  • Seagate to acquire Dot Hill [Link]
  • An update on 3d x-point memory [this was straight from Marcs brain and I haven't had time to look for a link]
  • Paul Maritz apparently stepping aide as Pivotal CEO [Link]
  • Chris Mellor add some magic to Gartners recent Integrated System MQ [Link]
  • Hackers *expose* Ashley Maddison customers [Link]

048: IPOs and Magic Quadrants

August 13, 2015

This week, Trevor Pott from The Register joins GabrielMarc, and Nigel to discuss the best enterprise tech news from the week.

Tech News

  • What's the point of bloatware? Lenovo caught loading laptops with unremovable crapware [Link]
  • North Korea disappeared off the internet for 4 hours.... anybody notice? [It's sooooo important I can't find the link]
  • Gartner woos the world with a Magic Quadrant for "Integrated Systems"... we think that's pretty much anything remotely converged [Link]

Biz News

  • Google splits amid spat with the EU. Alphabet will be the new holding company [Link]  Marc also mentioned this interesting article during the show [Link
  • Congrats to Pure Storage (PSTG) who announced their intent to IPO [Link]  
  • Symantec dumps Veritas on the Carlyle Group and robs them of $8BN in the process [Link]

047: vDB Takeover

August 6, 2015

This week the show gets taken over by a bunch of vDBs. Gabriel and Marc host the show, with special guests Jason LangerDamian Karlson, and Tim Jabaut. And it's a riot.


  • Tintri loves F'ng - startup raises $125M in series F round of funding, taking their total raised so far to $260M [Link]
  • EMC plans to eat VMware.... or is it the other way around? May be they'll eat each other! [Link]
  • Pernix Data downsizes while apparently taking the market by storm [Link]
  • Something about a burning man and a massive wall around San Francisco Bay ;-)  [Link]