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The Infosmack on: Designing for VMware

Podcast This week we have another Infosmack Deep Dive, with hosts Nigel Poulton and Chris Evans. With their guests they debate the merits of building new technology form the ground up specifically for VMware, versus taking existing technology and bending and twisting it to work well with VMware. Listen using the Reg media player below …
Drew Cullen, 08 Jul 2011
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Infosmack 101 - Smack down

And on Infosmack this week is an enterprise tech quiz show we call "Smack Down". Special guests this week are Nigel Poulton (our quiz master), Chris M. Evans, Devang Panchigar and Chris Harney. As usual Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley with the Diva of Disruptive Technologies, Christina Weil, are hosting the show. You can listen …
Drew Cullen, 31 May 2011
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Infosmack goes cloudwalking in China

This marks the beginning of another new Infosmack podcast, the Infosmack Ringside podcast, hosted by Marc Farley. His 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. …
Drew Cullen, 29 Jun 2011
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Infosmack LIVE! with Michael Dell

Dell Storage Forum This is a special episode from the Dell Storage Forum 2011 in Orlando, Florida. Andy es, Michael Dell is on the Infosmack, the world's best podcast about enterprise tech. Let's have some show notes: Phil Soren, President of Dell Compellent, on the progress of Compellent's integration with Dell Brian Bell, Executive Director of …
Drew Cullen, 17 Jun 2011
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Infosmack delivers burgers and bullets

A big hello from the Infosmack, the world's best podcast about enterprise tech. Your hosts for episode 102 are Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley with the Diva of Disruptive Technologies, Christina Weil and special guests this week are W. Curtis Preston ("Mr. Backup") of Backup Central Live and David Chapa of ESG. Let's have some …
Drew Cullen, 07 Jun 2011
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Infosmack is 100!

OMG it's Epic! Yes, Infosmack, our favourite enterprise tech podcast, is 100 episodes old today. And hosts Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley, with the Diva of Disruptive Technologies, Christina Weil have pulled out all the stops for a Really Epic show, with special emphasis on Cisco. Special guests this week are Robin Harris of …
Drew Cullen, 24 May 2011
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Infosmack has VDI cake and eats it

And hello to you from Infosmack, here with a brimful of VDI. As per, hosts Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley with the Diva of Disruptive Technologies, Christina Weil, get to do the talking, with special guest Don Bulens, former CEO of Equallogic and current CEO of Unidesk. Episode 98 show notes Don and Marc have a flashback Don …
Drew Cullen, 10 May 2011
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Infosmack gets down and dirty with blades and racks

This is the first Infosmack Deep Dive podcast, hosted by Nigel Poulton, the infrastructure inquisitor, with co-host Rick Vanover and 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 are... …
Drew Cullen, 22 Jun 2011
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Infosmack and geeks on film

Episode 99 A mixed bag this week from the Infosmack guys, presenters of the world's best podcast about Enterprise Tech. Special guest this week is VMWare's John Troyer and the crew get to talk about video going social, lots of cloud stuff and VMware, of course. Show notes: Episode 99 Banter: Episode 100 next week, be sure to tune in …
Drew Cullen, 17 May 2011
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Pat Gelsinger gets the Infosmack treatment

Let's talk a little about this week's Infosmack, the world's best podcast about enterprise technology. Episode 91's big guest is Pat Gelsinger, EMC's second-in-command, and former Intel bigwig. He talks about the transformation of EMC from just another high-end storage company to becoming a player in the Cloud. Pat is talking …
Drew Cullen, 22 Mar 2011
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VDI down under with Infosmack

Episode 93 Infosmack is back and the discussion this week is mostly about VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure). Joining the fray for episode 93 of the world's leading enterprise tech podcast are:Andre Leibovici, senior consultant at VMware and blogger at myvirtualcloud.net, and hosts Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley with the Diva of …
Team Register, 05 Apr 2011
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Here's the crack about Infosmack

Today we start broadcasting Infosmack, easily the best podcast on enterprise tech. The show is produced and presented by Marc Farley and Greg Knieriemen, who are moonlighting from their day jobs at HP, where Marc is a storage God, and Chi Corporation, a big US integrator, where Greg veeps. They are joined on the show by …
Drew Cullen, 08 Mar 2011
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Infosmack and the Storage Brain

Episode 96 Oh Hello. Tune into some podcast magic from the Infosmack team, with hosts Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley with the Diva of Disruptive Technologies, Christina Weil. Special guests this week are Larry Freeman, Technologist for NetApp and author of Evolution of The Storage Brain and W. Curtis Preston of BackupCentralLive.com. You …
Drew Cullen, 26 Apr 2011

HDS boss submits to Infosmack grilling

Episode 94 Each year in April, the storage industry swarms to an American watering hole, some say to breed. Other say they are hanging at Storage Networking World. Who knows what's right? We asked Infosmack hosts Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley and their trusty friend Diva of Disruptive Technologies Christina Weil to investigate. Their …
Drew Cullen, 12 Apr 2011
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Infosmack tackles VMware's Cloud Foundry

Episode 95 Without further ado, it's time for another Infosmack, the world's best podcast about enterprise tech. Special guest this week is Christian Reilly, principal technology architect at a large multinational and "ex-president of the public cloud", but more recently the self anointed "president of the platform cloud", as well as a …
Drew Cullen, 20 Apr 2011
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vSphere 5.0 – up close and virtual

Yesterday VMware boss Paul Maritz launched vSphere 5.0 to an expectant world. Paul Martiz Maritz at vSphere 5.0 launch El Reg covered the gig in San Francisco with the following stories: VMware launches vSphere 5 into the clear blue sky VMware: We will virtualize entire world in six years VMware taxes your virtual memory …
Drew Cullen, 13 Jul 2011
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Nekkid Tech: The Fab Four

Podcast So we used to run episodes of Infosmack, an enterprise storage podcast, on The Reg. But then the founders went their own ways - creative differences or something - and we went ours. Infosmack co-found Greg Knieriemen has returned to the fray with a new show, called Nekkid Tech - it's kinda similar, but with a wider remit that's …
Team Register, 16 Nov 2011
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The Great Amazon Crash of 2011

Podcast And welcome to Infosmack 97, a lovely podcast show in which hosts Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley with the Diva of Disruptive Technologies Christina Weil discuss that Amazon Outage, the first really big Cloud crash since ever. Special guests this week are Jason Hoffman, Founder and Chief Scientist of Joyent and Chris M. Evans, …
Drew Cullen, 03 May 2011
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Ten scatological jokes about storage

And so today we kick off with Infosmack Episode 90, the world's best podcast about enterprise tech bar none. In this week's broadcast - Infosmack's second outing on The Reg we learn that co-hosts Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley have potty mouths. Who knew that big storage offered so many opportunities for scatological tomfoolery …
Drew Cullen, 15 Mar 2011
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Yes, there is life after storage virtualisation

Podcast Did we tell you that Infosmack is the world's best podcast about enterprise technology? And did we tell you that we are syndicating episodes for our beloved readers? No? Then check this out, Episode 92, with Greg Knieriemen on solo hosting duties. This week's show is recorded on location at HDS's European headquarters in Sefton …
Drew Cullen, 29 Mar 2011

HP's David Scott - After the Honeymoon

Last week Nigel hooked up with former podcasting washup deadbeat ass kissing loser old friend and Infosmack legend Greg Knieriemen at HP Discover in Vienna. Nigel and Greg hooked up with Senior VP of HP Storage David Scott to shoot a joint Infosmack/Nekkid Tech podcast. On the show they talk all things storage and all things HP …
Team Register, 07 Dec 2011

Nekkid Tech: Where are the new enterprise bibles?

Podcast The previous Nekkid Tech outing quizzed HP storage bigwig David Scott and discussed changes at the tech titan. Now, back with episode 11, Nekkid Tech host Greg Knieriemen chats to guests Greg Schulz of StorageIO (@storageio) and Gina Minks, storage evangelist at Dell (@gminks). Here's what to expect in today's podcast… Nekkid …
Team Register, 14 Dec 2011
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Nekkid Tech: Vendors don't respond to how we use tech

Podcast Last week, Nekkid Tech host Greg Knieriemen chatted with Greg Schulz of StorageIO and Dell storage evangelist Gina Minks on various topics including the Infosmack mashup mess, how to pitch an ebook and what to do about those pesky IT admins... This week, Greg talks to guests Ed Saipetch, senior technical director for the …
Team Register, 21 Dec 2011
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MoJ shops for ICT provider for Her Majesty's prisons

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is looking for a provider of ICT services for the National Offender Management Service (Noms), as part of a transition towards using its Future ICT Sourcing (Fits) model. It has published a tender for a three-year deal worth up to £300m to provide services for hardware, software and networks. It is …
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NHS staff rapped for gossiping about patients on Facebook

Improper use of social media, especially Facebook, is leading to disciplinary action against staff at a number of English trusts. Figures released to Guardian Healthcare show that 72 separate actions were carried out by 16 trusts against staff who inappropriately used social media between 2008-09 and October 2011. The data, …
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What is Mark Hurd working on?

Blocks and Files Look, this is off the wall, and I'm putting together an absence from the public eye and thoughts from a couple of sources - and maybe wishful thinking - but, here we go; what is Mark Hurd working on at Oracle? The Hurdster has been absent from public engagements for a couple of months it seems. He gets recruited …
Chris Mellor, 16 Mar 2011
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Data Robotics CEO change no big deal

The surprise CEO transition at Data Robotics shouldn't have been a surprise, according to the man who should know - the now ex-CEO Geoff Barrall. Data Robotics abruptly changed its CEO from founder Geoff Barrall to newcomer Tom Buiocchi on Monday last week, in an announcement that left out reasons for the CEO change and omitted …
Chris Mellor, 21 Dec 2009
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Welcome to the Petabyte Club

Hype alert; hype alert; Big Data is coming our way. A new volcano has blasted its way above the surface of the marketing sea, spewing out "big data" messages in enormous flows of thought leader bullshit. What the heck is this big data thing? EMC says it's to do with handling data at the petabyte scale, where things like …
Chris Mellor, 22 Feb 2011