Each episode of the DataCentric podcast delves into the latest happenings in information technology, with an eye towards understanding how it all fits together. This isn't a geeky nuts-and-bolts podcast of how to implement IT, but rather a discussion and dissection of how and where the industry is moving.
Hosted by leading industry analysts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell, senior analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy, the DataCentric podcast covers new technologies, the trends they influence, and even gets a little "inside baseball" in discussing how the technology industry is moving forward.
Moor Insights & Strategy is a global technology analyst and advisory firm with actual industry experience. The markets we address span the Internet of Things (IoT), client computing, cloud, the software-defined datacenter, and semiconductors.
Episode | February 17th, 2020 | Season 2020 | 14 mins 25 secs
enterprise storage, ibm, ibm storage, interview
On the heels of a big set of announcements from IBM Storage, Eric Herzog, Chief Marketing Officer and VP of Worldwide Storage Channels for IBM, joins Moor Insights & Strategy senior technology analyst Steve McDowell for a conversation about what's new and different from IBM as the company both simplifies its non-mainframe storage offerings with top-to-bottom FlashSystem products, and continues its efforts to bring that simplicity to a hybrid-multicloud world.
Episode | February 6th, 2020 | Season 2020 | 24 mins 8 secs
amazon aws, amd, cisco, earnings, google cloud, intel, microsoft azure, vmware
It's been a busy few weeks on the earnings front, as Intel blows away all estimates, AMD does well enough, and the cloud wars continue to rage with Google Cloud, Amazon AWS, and Microsoft Azure. That, and both VMWare and Cisco are back in the news. What's it all mean? Tune in and find out.
Episode | February 3rd, 2020 | Season 2020 | 24 mins 55 secs
edge, hci, interview, scale computing
Scale Computing is a pioneer in HCI (inventing, in fact, the very term). The company has just come off a record year demonstrating 90% growth. They also recently showed off a full HCI cluster running on an Intel NUC. Scale's CEO and Co-Founder Jeff Ready joins us on this episode of DataCentric.
Episode | January 13th, 2020 | Season 2020 | 35 mins 46 secs
5g, acquistions, amazon aws, amd, arm, dell, edge, google cloud, hpe, intel, microsoft azure, x86
It's 2020, and that means a whole new set of predictions for the year! Join Moor Insights & Strategy technology analysts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell as they discuss what they believe will be the most impactful trends impacting data centers and IT architecture over the coming twelve months.
Episode | January 6th, 2020 | Season 2019 | 21 mins 22 secs
amazon, amd, arm, consumption-based computing, dell, hpe, intel, it, kubernetes, lenovo, trends
It's been an eventful year, but largely one setting chess pieces up for what's to come. Moor Insights & Strategy technology analysts Steve McDowell and Matt Kimball each give their top trends of the past year.
Episode | December 9th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 33 mins 58 secs
amazon, arm, aws, cloud, reinvent
Amazon's massive AWS ReInvent Conference is nearly overwhelming in its breadth and scope, with dozens of announcements spanning numerous areas. Moor Insights & Strategy analysts Matt Kimball & Steve McDowell help clear the path and talk about what the sum of it all really means to IT (and the industry). Listen in.
Episode | November 19th, 2019 | 38 mins 58 secs
arm, edge, enterprise, interview, sc19, server
Arm's Mohamed Awad, as VP in ARM's Infrastructure group, is front-and-center in their architecture's invasion into enterprise compute. Nearly every tier-1 OEM has an Arm server offering, every major public cloud vendor offers Arm instances, a Super Computer reference design was announced at SC19 this week, and Arm is finding itself ideally situated to play aggressively in the emerging edge-compute space. It's not about mobile processing anymore. Mohamed joins us to talk about what it all means, and where it's all going.
Episode | November 18th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 27 mins 11 secs
cloud, containers, edge, hpe, kubernetes
Hewlett Packard Enterprise launched its bare-metal container platform at KubeCon this week. Matt & Steve are joined by HPE VP & Chief Cloud Strategist Robert Christiansen to talk about how HPE views cloud workloads, and how the power of Kubernetes and containers might just be the right answer for both cloud and edge. A great conversation.
Episode | November 13th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 46 mins 43 secs
ai, amd, arm, edge, ignite, intel, microsoft, nvidia, servers, storage, vmware, vmworld
It's been a busy few weeks as the fall conference season hits its stride. In this episode, Moor Insights & Strategy analysts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell talk about it all: Microsoft Ignite, VMworld Europe, NVIDIA GTC DC announcements, plus AMD has a stellar quarter, Intel has a benchmark oops, and lots of discussion of ARM and Edge
Episode | November 7th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 36 mins 32 secs
cloud native, containers, hci, insight, interview, kubernetes, netapp
NetApp is about more than just about on-prem enterprise storage. They are changing with the industry as it embraces HCI, Cloud Native, and Kubernetes as part of the Data Fabric. This is critical to the company's strategy. We had the chance to sit separately with NetApp's SVP & GM of Cloud Native (which includes its Kubernetes/Containers activity) Anthony Lye, as well as NetApp's Chief HCI Architect Adam Carter at the show to hear about how to think about each of those spaces.
Episode | October 14th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 43 mins 40 secs
amd, arm, edge, hpc, intel, microprocessor, server, techcon
ARM TechCon 2019 wraps up in San Jose with Patrick Kennedy from Serve the Home joining hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell to talk about what they learned, while providing insight and guidance for how to think about ARM in today's world. This is one for the chip-heads!
Talking Data Protection with Arcserve CTO Oussama El-Hilali & VP of Strategic Partnerships Clark Brown
Episode | October 6th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 30 mins 14 secs
arcserver, backup, cyber-resilience, data center, data protection, enterprise it
Data Protection has long stopped being about just backup and recovery. In this age of rampant cyber-attacks, data protection has become a strategic element of every data center's operations plan. Moor Insights & Strategy analysts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell talk about the data protection market with Arcserve CTO Oussama El-Hilali and Arcserve Vice President Clark Brown.