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 | May 14th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 19 mins 41 secs
cloud, hci, lenovo, lenovo accelerate, sdi
We're podcasting live from Lenovo Accelerate in Orlando. Today Matt and Steve are joined by Shekhar Mishra, Director of Product Marketing for Software Defined Datacenter at Lenovo, and Patrick Moorhead, founder and principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. The group talks about the impact of software-defined infrastructure, HCI, and cloud on enterprise IT.
Episode | May 14th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 12 mins 13 secs
conference, lenovo, lenovo data center
Lenovo's data center group is on fire, outgrowing the market. Lenovo Accelerate is the company's premier event for its enterprise customers -- hosts Steve McDowell and Matt Kimball from Moor Insights & Strategy talk about what they learned at the kick-off, and what they hope to learn over their next three days in Orlando.
Episode | May 10th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 40 mins 10 secs
.next, customer experience, hci, nutanix
Nutanix .NEXT hosted nearly 7,000 IT professionals, and we managed to get one to talk about his experiences deploying Nutanix HCI in an enterprise environment. Join Matt, Steve, and special guest Drew Harris from the Cosmopolitan Casino to hear the reality of modern IT colliding with HCI.
Episode | May 8th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 19 mins 8 secs
.next, conference, hci, nutanix
The first day of Nutanix .NEXT has come and (nearly) gone. Matt & Steve talk about their impressions of the day, Nutanix's place in the software-defined world, and the amazing energy flowing through the convention center.
Episode | May 1st, 2019 | Season 2019 | 12 mins 40 secs
data center, dell emc, dell technologies, servers, storage
Dell Tech World day 3 was a day of closure, better coffee, and smuggled bacon. Hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell talk about their key takeaways in this short recap of what was a great event.
Episode | April 30th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 23 mins 42 secs
conference, dell emc, dell technologies, dell technologies world, will.i.am
Day 2 of Dell Technologies World saw a flurry of product announces in storage, data protection, HCI, VMWare, and even a new server. Hear all about that, and Matt & Steve's experiences on the show floor.
Episode | April 29th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 14 mins 52 secs
azure, conference, dell emc, dell tech world, microsoft, vmware
Day one of Dell Technologies World 2019 has just concluded, and Matt & Steve provide a quick recap of the day's events, from serving humanity to VMWare everywhere.
Episode | April 11th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 50 mins
cascade lake, datacenter, enterprise, information technology, intel, it, lenovo, optane, processor, pure storage, servers, storage, xeon
Intel throws a coming-out party for it's new Cascade Lake Xeons and Optane DC Persistent Memory, enabling a whole new slew of high-performance servers, while also setting the stage for a disruption in storage and in-memory compute. Where does AMD fit into this new world? Is there other data center news? Of course! Excelero partners with Lenovo, Pure acquires NAS technology, and Matt contemplates trading in his Windows laptop for a Macbook.
Episode | April 2nd, 2019 | Season 2019 | 44 mins 44 secs
cloud, containers, data center, hci, huawei, hybrid-cloud, it, nutanix, nvidia, ocp, open compute
This week Matt & Steve talk about the moves that NVIDIA is making into the data center,a brief wrap-up from Nutanix's investor conference in New York, some light thinking following Matt's first missed Open Compute Summit in a decade, and some non-political discussion on Huawei.
Episode | March 18th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 41 mins 6 secs
cio, composable infrastructure, convergence, data fabric, datacenter, enterprise, hci, hitachi, huawei, hyperscale, idc, information technology, intel, it, lenovo, nvidia, processor, pure storage, servers, storage, technology
The latest server and storage market numbers are out, and there are some big winners. And some big losers. Matt & Steve go all "inside-baseball" and talk about what it all means. They also touch on recent news around NVIDIA's Mellanox acquisition, Intel's CXL consortium, and the momentum of the Chinese technology providers.
Episode | March 7th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 43 mins 58 secs
arm, cio, composable infrastructure, convergence, data fabric, datacenter, enterprise, hci, hpe, ibm, information technology, it, lenovo, processor, servers, storage, technology
Steve & Matt leave their impressions from IBM's recent Think event, plus they talk about the latest earnings from Lenovo and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. There's also coverage of ARM's new server core architecture, and the analysts continue their long-running conversation about multi-cloud in the enterprise.
Episode | February 8th, 2019 | 28 mins 8 secs
amazon, amd, arm, aws, cio, datacenter, enterprise, information technology, intel, it, lenovo, processor, servers, storage, technology
What's impacting the datacenter in 2019? Hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell, datacenter analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy, talk about it all, from Edge to Cloud to AI and beyond.