The Data Stack – July 2014 Intel® Chip Chat and Digital Nibbles Podcast Round-up

In July, Digital Nibbles was on hiatus, but Intel® Chip Chat had an episode on the launch of the Intel® SSD Data Center P3700 series and an archived episode from Mobile World Congress on security, tablets, and wearables. Also in July, there was an episode on how Amartus is using SDN and NFV to provide an end to end cloud based delivery model. There were also episodes on security in the data center as well as an episode on using software to deliver automation and control of network services. If you have a topic you’d like to see covered in an upcoming podcast, feel free to leave a comment on this post!

Intel® Chip Chat:

  • High Performance and Low Latency with Intel® SSDs – Intel® Chip Chat episode 321: Greg Matson, the director of SSD Strategic Planning and Product Marketing at Intel, discusses the launch of the Intel® Solid-State Drive Data Center P3700 series, which offer extremely high performance (6 traditional hard drives = 1 SSD) for apps like big data workloads. It’s also the first set of PCI Express based SSDs with NVM Express technology, an interface for IO that’s been designed specifically for Non-Volatile Memory rather than spinning discs. Learn more at
  • Live from MWC: Mobile, Tablet and Wearables Update – Intel® Chip Chat episode 322: In this archive of a livecast from Mobile World Congress, Nicole Scott (editor, and Chippy AKA Steve Paine (editor,, stop by to talk about trends in the mobile/tablet space. They talk about the evolution of the mobile OS into the productivity space, the emergence of various security solutions for the mobile and tablet devices, what’s coming up in the wearables market, and as well as touching on the maker movement and where the Intel® Galileo board might take us.
  • Software-Defined Service Orchestration with Amartus – Intel® Chip Chat episode 323: Michael Kearns, the founder and CEO of Amartus, stops by to talk about automating the delivery of services on provider networks and building capabilities around SDN (software defined networking) and NFV (network function virtualization) for a truly elastic/on-demand model, not only for current cloud workloads but also network functions and services. For more information, visit
  • Securing the Data Center – Intel® Chip Chat episode 324: Jim Greene, a product marketing engineer focused on server security technologies at Intel, stops by to talk about his book: Intel Trusted Execution Technology for Server Platforms: A Guide to More Secure Datacenters. Jim has agreed to give away autographed copies of the book to the first 5 people that follow @techallyson on Twitter and tweet her for a copy. Jim also discusses how to stay ahead of emerging threats: 1. Increase your ability to detect attacks (be it on the networks or malware) via sensors and analytics? 2. Increase your protections to protect data and harden the platform. 3. Innovate for recovery – how do we manage the mayhem? For more information, visit
  • Virtualizing a Network Operating System with Brocade – Intel® Chip Chat episode 325: Robert McBride, the Senior Product Manager of Emerging Technologies Software Networking at Brocade, chats about the Vyatta 5600 vRouter and using software to deliver automation and control of network services resulting in lower costs and an improved end-user experience. He also discusses the Intel® Network Builders program and working with the Intel® Data Plane Development Kit. For more information, visit