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 | 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.
Episode | June 19th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 17 mins 59 secs
composable infrastructure, converged infrastructure, hci, hewlett packard enterprise, hpe, software defined infrastructure
Joining the podcast this week is Gary Thome, HPE's vice president and chief engineer within the Converged Datacenter Infrastructure business. Moor Insights & Strategy analysts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell talk to Gary to gain a deeper understanding of what converged infrastructure is, and how it fits into modern IT architecture.
Episode | June 19th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 19 mins 28 secs
composable infrastructure, discover, hci, hewlett packard enterprise, hpe, simplivity, storage
HPE Discover kicks off with an overwhelming list of themes focused around software-defined, multi-cloud, intelligent edge, and, of course, the stars of the show: Storage and HCI. Hosts Matt Kimball & Steve McDowell provide a high-level recap of all the happenings, while also providing context for the announcements. You won't want to miss it!
June 10, 2019: Quarterly Server Numbers! Dell Tech Earnings! What's happening at Nutanix? And Computex!
Episode | June 10th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 41 mins 10 secs
amd, computex, dell technologies, earnings, intel, nutanix
It's been a newsworthy week in the world of data center. IDC released server numbers that validate what the recent spate of earnings has told us. Dell Technologies released positive earnings. Is Nutanix heading towards the rocks, or just experiencing natural transition pains? And was there anything newsworthy out of Computex for the data center crowd (hint: yes)? Hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell delve into it all.
Episode | June 3rd, 2019 | Season 2019 | 38 mins 34 secs
ibm, ibm storage
Eric Herzog is chief marketing officer and vice president of worldwide storage channels for IBM's storage group. In a wide-ranging conversation, Eric offers up IBM's vision of what's important in storage. Not to give away the game, but it's all about applications, workloads, and use-cases.
May 28, 2019: Earnings Extravaganza! HPE! Pure Storage! NetApp! Plus China, Huawei, Lenovo, and More!
Episode | May 28th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 42 mins 16 secs
earnings, hewlett packard enterprise, hpe, lenovo, netapp, pure storage
Last week was a big week for earnings, with Hewlett Packard Enterprise beating the street and providing some intriguing commentary in their conference call, Pure Storage misses its number while putting up great growth, and NetApp is clearly struggling. All that, and discussion of China, Lenovo, Huawei, and more.