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 | 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.
Episode | December 19th, 2018 | Season 2018 | 32 mins 40 secs
amazon web services, cio, composable infrastructure, convergence, data fabric, datacenter, enterprise, hci, hewlett packard enterprise, information technology, it, microsoft, processor, servers, storage, technology
This year we saw some existing datacenter trends solidified, while others emerged. China is driving the server market up. Cloud repatriation is leading to the rise of on-prem consumption-based models. Everyone is focused on converged infrastructure. Is hybrid-cloud manageability ripe for disruption? What's it all mean? Matt and Steve talk about it all.
Episode | December 6th, 2018 | Season 2018 | 36 mins 45 secs
amazon, arm, aws, cloud, composable infrastructure, converged, data center, hci, hpe, information technology, server, storage
In the inaugural episode of the DataCentric podcast hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell go deep on the large number of datacenter-impacting announcements at Amazon’s premier cloud event re:Invent, including news of Amazon deploying their custom-built ARM parts, bringing cloud on-prem, and more.
The team also hits the highlights from HPE Discover in Madrid, where the focus was on edge computing, composable infrastructure and intelligent storage.