About the show

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.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Modern Data Architecture: A Look at NoSQL & Couchbase

    Episode  |  May 16th, 2022  |  Season 2022  |  35 mins 42 secs
    cio, couchbase, database, datacenter, enterprise, information technology, nosql, technology

    Data is more critical, more abundant, and less structured than at any point in history. The attributes and uses of data are shifting, stressing traditional relational database management tools that we've come to rely on. NoSQL promises one answer to modern data management. Couchbase's VP of Product & Solution Marketing, Jeff Morris, joins to the podcast to talk us through what's happening.

  • The Changing Face of Cyber-Security

    Episode  |  May 5th, 2022  |  Season 2022  |  25 mins 19 secs
    cio, cyber-security, data protection, datacenter, enterprise, information technology, infrastructure, it, technology

    There is nothing more critical to IT administrators (and their bosses!) than cyber-security and data protection. Old methods of securing our infrastructure are no longer as effective as they once were. Instead, we're moving into an era of AI-based decisions about what data and traffic to let in, and keep out, of our networks. Hillstone Networks is a strong innovator in this space, and in this episode HIllstone's Tim Liu and Gary Wang help us understand cyber-security.

  • High Performance Storage, with Infinidat's Eric Herzog

    Episode  |  April 29th, 2022  |  Season 2022  |  30 mins 24 secs
    cio, cyber-resilience, cyber-security, datacenter, enterprise, flash, information technology, it, storage, technology

    There is (arguably) no faster mainstream storage available than Infinidat's just-launched InfiniBox SSA II array. Infinidat CMO Eric Herzog walks us through just how Infinidat is able to increase throughput and IOPs by more than 50% in the new array, while also ensuring a compelling level of data protection and cyber-resilience.

  • The Data Center is Changing: Are You Ready?

    Episode  |  April 21st, 2022  |  Season 2022  |  39 mins 8 secs
    cio, cloud, datacenter, enterprise, equinix, hci, hyperscale, information technology, it, servers

    The Data Center is changing, becoming more virtual, fungible, ephemeral... a whole load of adjectives that describe flexible infrastructure, whether delivered via the public cloud, an on-prem consumption-based model, or even a hyper-scale data center provider like Equinix, and its Equnix Metal offerings. Matt & Steve are joined by an expert in this field, Zac Smith, co-founder of Packet, and the current head of Edge and Metal Infrastructure at Equinix.

  • Intelligently Managing Multi-Cloud Environments

    Episode  |  April 4th, 2022  |  Season 2022  |  39 mins 50 secs
    cio, cisco, cloud, hci, hybrid-cloud, hyperconverged, hyperflex, it

    It can be painful deploying IT services into the "messy middle" between on-prem and cloud. This episode of DataCentric finds Matt & Steve talking with Cisco's Todd Brannon about how Cisco views this space, the value that Cisco Intersight brings to IT, composable systems, and

  • A Look Inside VAST Data's Growing Momentum

    Episode  |  March 2nd, 2022  |  Season 2022  |  28 mins 34 secs
    ai, cdatacenter, cio, enterprise, information technology, machine learning, storage, technology

    VAST Data's pursuit of solving some of the world's hardest data problems is resonating with customers, as VAST demonstrates with released momentum numbers. VAST CMO and co-founder Jeff Denworth joins the podcast to tell us who VAST is, and who it might become.

  • Going Cloud Native with NetApp Astra

    Episode  |  February 25th, 2022  |  Season 2022  |  29 mins 25 secs
    cio, composable infrastructure, convergence, data fabric, datacenter, enterprise, hci, information technology, it, processor, servers, storage, technology

    Cloud Native is fast becoming the go-to model for deploying applications in the enterprise. Making containers production-ready requires more than just installing Kubernetes, as we find out from NetApp's Eric Han, Vice President of product management for NetApp Astra.

  • Inside PCIe 6.0 with PCI SIG president Al Yanes + Inside AMD & Intel Earnings

    Episode  |  February 3rd, 2022  |  Season 2022  |  35 mins 48 secs
    datacenter, earnings, enterprise, information technology, it, pci sig, pcie, processor, servers, storage

    It's all about silicon as Matt & Steve go deep into the new PCIe 6.0 specification with PCI SIG president Al Yanes + the guys (minus Al) talk about the latest quarterly earnings from AMD & Intel to understand what the impact might be for enterprise infrastructure.

  • Trends to Watch in 2022

    Episode  |  January 21st, 2022  |  Season 2022  |  38 mins 26 secs
    amd, ampere computing, arm, ces, cio, data center, datacenter, enterprise, information technology, intel, it, pcie, processor, semiconductors, servers, storage

    Hosts Matt Kimball & Steve McDowell kick off 2022 with a discussion on what to watch in the world of enterprise infrastructure during 2022. This is a wide-ranging conversation covering everything from AMD and ARM in the server market, to PCIe 4.0, and even some of the goings-on at this month's Consumer Electronics Show. Tune in!

  • Delivering Database-as-a-Service with Nutanix Era & HPE GreenLake

    Episode  |  November 3rd, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  25 mins 57 secs
    aas, cio, database, database-as-a-service, greenlake, hpe, nutanix

    There is a trend in IT towards simplifying the IT experience, both technologies and IT services. Nowhere is this more evident than in how IT organizations deliver services, such as database services, to the broader enterprise. Nutanix and HPE sit at the forefront of this trend, and we talk to them both on this edition of DataCentric.

  • Overcoming the Challenges of Multi-Cloud with HCI

    Episode  |  October 24th, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  26 mins 14 secs
    cio, composable infrastructure, convergence, data fabric, datacenter, enterprise, hci, information technology, it, processor, servers, storage, technology

    Hybrid multi-cloud has become a standard part of nearly every enterprise's IT infrastructure, yet it often remains a disjointed element with complexities that are different from those faced in the traditional data center. This episode brings Nutanix and Lenovo together to talk about how HCI can be a great way to address these challenges.

  • Application Transformation with Data-Driven DevOps

    Episode  |  August 19th, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  21 mins 45 secs
    cio, cybersecurity, data, data protection, datacenter, delphix, devops, enterprise, information technology, it, mlops, technology

    While DevOps offers IT organizations the tools required to deliver application transformation, it isn't until you start to incorporate an awareness of "Data" into a DevOps world that the real power to achieve digital transformation can be achieved. Delphix CEO and founder Jedidiah Yueh joins the podcast to talk about the power of DevOps and why data is the "last automation frontier".