Steve McDowell is a technologist with over 25 years of deep industry experience in a variety of strategy, engineering, and strategic marketing roles, all with the unifying theme of delivering storage and systems technologies into the enterprise market. Steve most recently led the ground-up development of a hyperconverged storage/compute product at Nimble Storage (an HPE company), where he had also led the storage protocol and fibre channel engineering teams. He has engineered solutions for storage replication, NAS, and storage virtualization with companies such as NCR, Fujitsu-Softek, and Network Engines. Steve also spent eight years at AMD in corporate strategy and strategic marketing roles, where he focused heavily on emerging technologies, helping OEM partners deliver a wide range of innovative solutions to the enterprise market.
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.
Episode | September 25th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 44 mins 12 secs
amd, dell emc, huawei, oracle, pure storage, red hat, servers, storage
A catch-up podcast as Matt & Steve run through a very news-filled September. The guys recap Red Hat Summit, Pure Accelerate, and also hit product announcements from Dell EMC, Oracle, Huawei, and much, much more.
Episode | September 12th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 51 mins 18 secs
coz, enterprise storage, founder, origin story, pure storage
Pure Storage is celebrating its 10th anniversary, in which time it has gone from a seed-stage start-up to a ~$4B publically traded company. It continues to be a disrupter in the storage industry. As we head into Pure Accelerate 2019 in Austin, we thought we'd step back and talk to the man behind the all-flash storage revolution, Pure's Co-Founder and CTO John "Coz" Colgrove. It's a wide-ranging conversation, from the origins of Pure, to current challenges, to the future of storage.
Episode | September 6th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 45 mins 20 secs
cio, composable infrastructure, conference, convergence, datacenter, enterprise, hci, information technology, it, processor, servers, storage, technology, vmware, vmworld
VMworld, which has become ground-zero for talking about deploying IT infrastructure, just wrapped up in San Francisco. Moor Insights & Strategy senior datacenter analysts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell talk about what it all means.
Episode | August 29th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 34 mins 22 secs
data fabric, datacenter, earnings, enterprise, flash, hci, information technology, it, pure storage, storage, technology
What's the secret of Pure Storage's success? Having pushed the industry into the All-Flash era, they now find themselves growing 30%/year and landing alone as the only storage vendor showing growth in this quarter's round of earnings. Pure Storage CEO Charlie Giancarlo joins the DataCentric podcast to talk about both what's behind Pure's current success, and how he envisions a future where "data" is a utility.
Episode | August 21st, 2019 | Season 2019 | 32 mins 25 secs
amd, earnings, epyc, lenovo, processor, server
Moor Insights & Strategy analysts Matt Kimball & Steve McDowell are back from their various summer adventures and are easing back into the podcast saddle by asking the question: Is AMD's new Rome server part really "all that"? Should IT buyers care? And if you do, should you buy a server from Lenovo, who's continuing a stellar run of solid execution? All that, and more, on the newest DataCentric.
Episode | July 10th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 27 mins 27 secs
cloud, ibm, red hat, storage
It's been a big week for IBM. The company closed its acquisition of Red Hat, while also expanding its storage offerings. Matt & Steve give their thoughts on what it all means. We also bring in IBM's Storage group CMO Eric Herzog to tell us all about the new storage offerings. For Eric, it's all about Applications, Workloads, and Use Cases. All that, and more, on this episode of DataCentric.
Episode | July 2nd, 2019 | Season 2019 | 27 mins 29 secs
dell technologies, hci, hewlett packard enterprise, hpe, nutanix, vmware
HCI market share numbers for Q1 2019 are in and, boy, have things changed! Nutanix slides while Dell EMC holds dominance in branded systems, but isn't that part of Nutanix's strategy? Shifting to less branded, more partner/OEM sales? That, plus we recap the big themes from the recent HPE Discover Conference. All that, and more, from Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell, technology analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy.
Episode | June 24th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 18 mins 10 secs
cybersecurity, hewlett packard enterprise, hpe, hpe discover
There are two kinds of commercial computer users, our guest Bob Moore, Director of Server Software and Product Security at HPE, tells us: Those that have been attacked, and those that have been attacked again. This is a great half-hour delving into the devious ways that we're all being targeted, and how the industry (and HPE) reacts to it.