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64 minutes | Aug 2, 2011
Infosmack Deep Dive: Is Flash a flash in the pan
In this 4th Infosmack Deep Dive podcast, hosts Nigel Poulton and Rick Vanover dig into the past present and future of Flash technology - with a specific focus on it's use in the enterprise and whether it will live up to the hype. The debate also looks at the ways flash can be put to use today as well as the possible next greatest technology that could replace it. Nigel and Rick are joined on the show by two guests with extensive knowledge of the storage industry as well as flash memory; Ray Lucchesi and Dave Wright. Some of the questions posed in this weeks show include – Will flash memory solve all of our storage related performance problems Will flash memory still be around in 5-10 years Should my next PC/laptop have a flash drive Will flash memory allow to write crappier and crappier crapplication code Is flash inspired auto-tiering making our lives easier or harder DON'T MISS AN EPISODE - SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE! Subscribe through iTunes Subscribe through Google (Android users should also install Listen) ...or click to download this podcast
76 minutes | Jul 12, 2011
vSPhere 5.0, Up close and virtual
In this 3rd Infosmack Deep Dive podcast, hosts Nigel Poulton and Rick Vanover go vSphere 5 crazy. Never being happy with the scant technical information that is normally available on the first day of a product release, Nigel and Rick dive deep into the biggest and most important new features in VMwares flagship product, vSphere 5. To help them do this, they are joined on the show by some folks who have been at heavily involved with the development of vSphere 5 - Frank Denneman - consultant Arhitect at VMware Duncan Epping - Principal Architect at VMware Michael Heffernan - Chief Technologist responsible for Hypervisor products at HDS In this show they dive deep into topics such as - ESXi Storage DRS HA VMFS VAAI VASA If you want the low down on the latest and greatest features in vSphere 5, this is the place to be.
32 minutes | Jun 29, 2011
Cloudwalking in China with Roger Strukhoff
Infosmack Ringside, #105; Cloudwalking in China This marks the beginning of another new Infosmack podcast, the Infosmack Ringside podcast, hosted by Marc Farley. Marc's guest on this show is Roger Strukhoff and they talk about the development of cloud infrastructures in China and the unique political and economic forces that are shaping the future of technology in the region. Highlighted topics: Chinese government role in the technology opportunities for western companies Prospects for US software and hardware companies in China Buicks in China Data sovereignty and the cloud in Asia Response to accusations of government sponsored hacking in the RSA case The thirst for power and the geo-political pressures it creates
47 minutes | Jun 21, 2011
The first Infosmack deep dive - blades vs. rack servers
Infosmack 104 - Blades vs. Rack Servers This is the first Infosmack Deep Dive podcast, hosted by Nigel Poulton, the infrastructure inquisitor with co-host Rick Vanover with guests Kevin Houston and Bob Plankers. The idea of the Deep Dive came from Nigel who wanted to hear more in-depth material about specific technologies. We told him, OK, Go! and here we! This week Nigel and his guests discuss: Prevailing assumptions about blade and rack servers I/O capabilities of blades and racks Scalability concerns Management considerations Relative cost of server technologies Wish list for future server products
52 minutes | May 30, 2011
Infosmack 101 - Smack Down!
Infosmack 101 - Smack Down! Hosts Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley with the Diva of Disruptive Technologies, Christina Weil. Our special guests this week are Nigel Poulton, Chris M. Evans, Devang Panchigar and Chris Harney. This week is a special enterprise tech quiz show we call "Smack Down" hosted by Nigel Poulton.
29 minutes | Apr 9, 2011
Infosmack SNW Spring 2011 Special - SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI)
Infosmack SNW Spring 2011 Special - Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI) - Greg Knieriemen of Chi Corporation and Marc Farley of HP with special guest Mark Carlson, Principal Cloud Strategist at Oracle and the chair of SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative. In this special episode from Storage Networking World in Santa Clara, CA, we discuss the goals and progress of CSI.
36 minutes | Apr 9, 2011
Infosmack SNW Spring 2011 Special - SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI)
Infosmack SNW Spring 2011 Special - Solid State Storage Initiative (SSSI) - Greg Knieriemen of Chi Corporation and Marc Farley of HP with special guests SNIA SSSI Members Thomas Coughlin, President of Coughlin Associates and Eden Kim, CEO, Calypso Systems. In this special episode from Storage Networking World in Santa Clara, CA, we discuss the goals of SNIA's SSSI and dig into the challenges and opportunities with solid state storage.
19 minutes | Apr 8, 2011
Infosmack SNW Spring 2011 Special - SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum
Infosmack SNW Spring 2011 Special - SNIA Ethernet Storage Forumee - Greg Knieriemen of Chi Corporation and Marc Farley of HP with special guest Alex MacDonald, from NetApp's Office of the CTO and SNIA's Ethernet Storage Forum. In this special episode from Storage Networking World in Santa Clara, CA, we discuss the goals of SNIA's Ethernet Storage Forum.
48 minutes | Mar 20, 2011
Infosmack 91 - EMC’s Pat Gelsinger
Infosmack 91 – EMC's Pat Gelsinger. Hosts Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley with the Diva of Disruptive Technologies, Christina Weil. Our special guest this week is Pat Gelsinger, President and Chief Operating Officer, EMC Information Infrastructure Products. Marc is on vacation this week. In this week’s episode we discuss… Housekeeping: “Infosmack Live” in London March 24 at "The Golden Fleece" at 6pm in Central London - 8-9 Queen Street, London, EC4N 1SP Infosmack podcasting from SNW in Santa Clara, CA April 4 - 7 Pat Gelsinger's background at Intel as their first Chief Technology Officer and then the move to EMC How does Pat define EMC today? How does VNX and VNXe reposition EMC in the SME’s? The move to the private cloud and VCE EMC's competitive landscape Thoughts on recent industry acquisitions (Engenio, 3PAR, Compellent) Is Oracle vulnerable right now? EMC roadmap "Big Data" EMC World
43 minutes | Mar 13, 2011
Infosmack 90 - Acquisition
Infosmack 90 – Acquisition. Hosts Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley with the Diva of Disruptive Technologies, Christina Weil. Our special guest this week is Greg Schulz of StorageIO. Christina is on vacation this week. In this week’s episode we discuss… Housekeeping: Great article in The Register on Infosmack Save the date: “Infosmack Live” in London March 24 Infosmack podcasting from SNW in Santa Clara, CA April 4 - 7 NetApp buys LSI's Engenio for $480m Uncertainty About NetApp's Engenio Purchase What does this mean for Oracle? Is Oracle now set to buy NetApp? What's the impact for end users since Western Digital picked up HGST for $4 Billion? How does Seagate react?
51 minutes | Mar 6, 2011
Infosmack 89 - Vision, Inc.
Infosmack 89 - Vision, Inc. Hosts Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley with the Diva of Disruptive Technologies, Christina Weil. Our special guest this week is Jim McNiel, CEO of FalconStor Software. In this week's episode we discuss... Catching up with FalconStor CEO Jim McNiel Transition from interim CEO to permanent CEO Building cost-effective solutions Farley becomes @HPsisyphus on Twitter iPad 2 announcement and Apple's philosophy of the marriage hardware and software - does it extend into the enterprise? The future of VDI on the iPad The cloud, virtualization and portable devices change data protection VMware and virtualization still driving disruptive technology IBM's Watson vs. Charlie Sheen in Tic Tac Toe African Pirates and the speed of change in enterprise IT What the VMware ecosystem looks like and where it is going How FalconStor stays ahead of VMware in service oriented data protection McNiel: Snapshots and CDP can completely replace backup software today 410 Big Questions4 with Jim McNiel Vision, Inc.Š
55 minutes | Feb 20, 2011
Infosmack 87 - Big Data Means Nothing
Infosmack 87 - Big Data Means Nothing. Hosts Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley with the Diva of Disruptive Technologies, Christina Weil. Our special guest this week is Steve Duplessie of the Enterprise Strategy Group. In this week's episode we discuss... Catching up with Steve Duplessie and the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Steve's prediction for the next big acquisition Michael Dell's words of wisdom What is the big picture for Dell? The IBM and Dell problem Popping a hole in big data - Why is Everyone so Fired Up About Big Data? It's not about the value of data, it's all about fighting Oracle Master data management Big data means nothing, it's been there for a long time
50 minutes | Feb 6, 2011
Infosmack 85 - Cloudy with a chance of rain
Infosmack 85 - Cloudy with a Chance of Rain. Hosts Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley with the Diva of Disruptive Technologies, Christina Weil. Our guests this week are Brian Gracely, Sr. Manager - Enterprise Cloud with Cisco and Aaron Delp, Aaron Delp, Sr. Manager with VCE. In this week's episode we discuss... Brian and Aaron are running in the Krispy Kreme Challenge ( http://krispykremechallenge.com/ ) Midgets are little people Change of plans for Mozy and Flickr loses data Do failures in consumer cloud services reflect poorly on enterprise cloud services? Time Warner buys Navisite and Verizon buys Terremark Who is providing cloud services? Cisco backs OpenStack cloud platform Does “open” translate into “interoperable”? 2011 beginning to look like “Cloud to the Enterprise” US Federal Gov’t has a “cloud first” policy from the CIO Has cloud turned infrastructure into “tin”, standards based compute, network, storage, and virtualization Management and orchestration could drive internal cloud adaptation PORN SUNDAY!
40 minutes | Jan 23, 2011
Infosmack 83 - One on one with EMC’s Chuck Hollis
Infosmack 81 - On the Couch with Mr. Backup. Hosts Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley with the Diva of Disruptive Technologies, Christina Weil. Special guest this week is EMC's Chuck Hollis, Vice President, Global Marketing CTO. In this week's episode we discuss... New EMC announcements VNXe VNX Role with VMware Data Domain archive features Isilon coming out Records broken Head-to-head vendor comparisons Role of social media in enterprise tech Lessons from the Dog Whisperer Advice for storage admins
40 minutes | Oct 31, 2010
Infosmack 74 - Veeam CEO Ratmir Timashev
Infosmack 74 - Veeam CEO Ratmir Timashev. Greg Knieriemen of Chi Corporation and Marc Farley of 3PAR and Storage Rap with special guest Ratmir Timashev Co-Founder and CEO of Veeam. In this week's episode we discuss... The origin of Veeam, Veeam’s value proposition, How are virtual environments unique in how they are backed up and restored, How the release of vSphere changed how Veeam handles backup and recovery, What makes Veeam unique from other vendors that focus on backup of VM’s, The future for Veeam, Can Veeam make a go of it being just a VMware backup software product,
55 minutes | Oct 24, 2010
Infosmack 73 - Podcast Free For All
Infosmack 73 - Podcast Free For All Greg Knieriemen of Chi Corporation and Marc Farley of 3PAR and Storage Rap with guest Ed Saipetch and Christine Weil LeBlanc from EMC. In this week's episode we banter about... Barcelona Storage Networking World and the analyst game Farley getting carded at bars Broken toes Rumors of Oracle buying NetApp and EMC Rumors of EMC buying Isilon and the value of scale-out NAS Cirtas Cloud services API's The challenge of service providers providing cloud services
0 minutes | Oct 17, 2010
Infosmack 72 - New FalconStor Software CEO Jim McNiel
Infosmack 72 - New FalconStor Software CEO Jim McNiel Greg Knieriemen of Chi Corporation and Marc Farley of 3PAR and Storage Rap with special guests Jim McNiel, New CEO for FalconStor Software, Mike Kresic, Progressive Insurance and Fadi Albatal, VP of Marketing for FalconStor Software from Storage Networking World in Dallas, Texas. In this special episode, we talk with new Falconstor Software CEO Jim McNiel about the challenges of taking over an established company, the adaptation of data protection for virtualized environments, VDI deployment considerations and how FalconStor's unique and adaptable architecture presents unique opportunities for data protection and virtualized storage. Jim McNiel also reveals FalconStor's plans for cloud data mobility. We also dive into Jim McNiel's interesting background and how McAfee almost changed the future of ArcServe and CA as well as the the start of FalconStor Software.
0 minutes | Aug 26, 2010
Infosmack 65 - Belle of the Ball, David Scott - CEO of 3PAR
Infosmack Podcast Episode 65 - Belle of the Ball, David Scott - CEO of 3PAR. Greg Knieriemen of Chi Corporation and Marc Farley of 3Par and StorageRap.com with special co-host Greg Schulz of StorageIO. This week's special guest is David Scott, CEO of 3PAR. In this week's special episode with David, we discuss how 3PAR has suddenly found itself in the middle of a bidding war between the biggest companies in enterprise technology today, what his vision is for 3PAR and how he views the technology landscape... as well as "10 Big Questions".
0 minutes | Aug 8, 2010
Infosmack 62 - Back That Thing Up
Infosmack Podcast Episode 62 - Back That Thing Up. Greg Knieriemen of Chi Corporation and Marc Farley of 3Par and StorageRap.com with guests W. Curtis Preston of TruthInIT.com and Chris Poelker, VP of Enterprise Solutions at FalconStor Software. In this episode, we touch on the Mark Hurd scandal at HP before diving in deep on backup and how traditional backup software contrasts with CDP and snap-based backups for physical and virtual servers.
0 minutes | Aug 1, 2010
Infosmack 61 - Tango in Tokyo
Infosmack Podcast Episode 61 - Tango in Tokyo. Greg Knieriemen of Chi Corporation and Marc Farley of 3Par and StorageRap.com with guests Mary Ann Gallo of HDS, Chris M. Evans, The Storage Architect, Devang Panchigar of StorageNerve and Nigel Pouton of "Technical Deep Dive". In this episode, Greg addresses rumors of a job change, Ocarina and Storwize get acquired, Oracle gets sued by the U.S. government and the group recaps the recent visit to Tokyo as guests of HDS for Hitachi's annual uVallue conference as well as reviewing what was learned about HDS and Hitachi. DISCLOSURE: HDS paid for the travel, lodging and meals of the participants.
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