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 | 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.