About the show

Each episode of the DataCentric podcast delves into the latest happenings in information technology, with an eye towards understanding how it all fits together. This isn't a geeky nuts-and-bolts podcast of how to implement IT, but rather a discussion and dissection of how and where the industry is moving.

Hosted by leading industry analysts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell, senior analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy, the DataCentric podcast covers new technologies, the trends they influence, and even gets a little "inside baseball" in discussing how the technology industry is moving forward.

Moor Insights & Strategy is a global technology analyst and advisory firm with actual industry experience. The markets we address span the Internet of Things (IoT), client computing, cloud, the software-defined datacenter, and semiconductors.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Trends to Watch in 2022

    Episode  |  January 21st, 2022  |  Season 2022  |  38 mins 26 secs
    amd, ampere computing, arm, ces, cio, data center, datacenter, enterprise, information technology, intel, it, pcie, processor, semiconductors, servers, storage

    Hosts Matt Kimball & Steve McDowell kick off 2022 with a discussion on what to watch in the world of enterprise infrastructure during 2022. This is a wide-ranging conversation covering everything from AMD and ARM in the server market, to PCIe 4.0, and even some of the goings-on at this month's Consumer Electronics Show. Tune in!

  • Delivering Database-as-a-Service with Nutanix Era & HPE GreenLake

    Episode  |  November 3rd, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  25 mins 57 secs
    aas, cio, database, database-as-a-service, greenlake, hpe, nutanix

    There is a trend in IT towards simplifying the IT experience, both technologies and IT services. Nowhere is this more evident than in how IT organizations deliver services, such as database services, to the broader enterprise. Nutanix and HPE sit at the forefront of this trend, and we talk to them both on this edition of DataCentric.

  • Overcoming the Challenges of Multi-Cloud with HCI

    Episode  |  October 24th, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  26 mins 14 secs
    cio, composable infrastructure, convergence, data fabric, datacenter, enterprise, hci, information technology, it, processor, servers, storage, technology

    Hybrid multi-cloud has become a standard part of nearly every enterprise's IT infrastructure, yet it often remains a disjointed element with complexities that are different from those faced in the traditional data center. This episode brings Nutanix and Lenovo together to talk about how HCI can be a great way to address these challenges.

  • Application Transformation with Data-Driven DevOps

    Episode  |  August 19th, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  21 mins 45 secs
    cio, cybersecurity, data, data protection, datacenter, delphix, devops, enterprise, information technology, it, mlops, technology

    While DevOps offers IT organizations the tools required to deliver application transformation, it isn't until you start to incorporate an awareness of "Data" into a DevOps world that the real power to achieve digital transformation can be achieved. Delphix CEO and founder Jedidiah Yueh joins the podcast to talk about the power of DevOps and why data is the "last automation frontier".

  • Data at the Edge with Western Digital

    Episode  |  August 12th, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  23 mins 44 secs
    edge, enterprise, information technology, it, servers, storage, technology, western digital

    The AI-enabled edge has fast become a part of nearly every enterprise IT architecture, but the machines that we deploy at the edge don't always look like the equipment in the data center. Edge requires a different way of thinking about IT architecture. Scott Hamilton, senior director of product marketing and management at Western Digital, joins the podcast to talk about deploying data solutions at the edge.

  • Dell Technologies APEX & the as-a-service Market

    Episode  |  August 4th, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  40 mins
    ai, as-a-service, cloud, dell technologies, dell apex, edge

    Dell Technologies entered the as-a-service market with full-force earlier this year when it unveiled its APEX portfolio of offerings. Dell's Adam Glick joins the podcast to talk about the trends and drivers that makes as-a-service attractive to IT shops of every size, as well as taking us through the details of Dell's APEX offerings.

  • Thinking about Cyber-Security

    Episode  |  July 12th, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  28 mins 40 secs
    cio, cybersecurity, datacenter, information technology, it, ransomware, security

    How should IT professionals think about cyber-security in a world where business-impacting ransomware and malware attacks have become a daily occurrence? Matt & Steve talk to Tim Liu, the CTO and co-founder of Hillstone Networks, a long-time player in the IT security market. It's a wide-ranging conversation touching on current trends in data protection; thinking about security for cloud, edge, and core; and even using AI and advanced analytics to detect malware before it impacts your business. This is a great and timely discussion.

  • Arm in the Cloud: A Roundtable with Arm, Ampere, and Oracle Cloud

    Episode  |  June 23rd, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  48 mins 28 secs
    cio, composable infrastructure, convergence, data fabric, datacenter, enterprise, hci, information technology, it, processor, servers, storage, technology

    It's been a big year for Arm in server. Earlier this year, Arm announced its Armv9 architecture and new Neoverse cores. Ampere Computing recently announced its new processor roadmap while also delivering Arm-based server technology into the market. Oracle Cloud has announced Ampere-based instances. We go deep into all of this with a special roundtable discussion with Arm, Ampere, and Oracle.

  • Dell goes APEX over as-a-service & Ampere rolls out its latest

    Episode  |  May 27th, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  29 mins 51 secs
    ampere, arm, as-a-service, dell apex, dell technologies, hpe greenlake, it, it infrastructure

    It's an as-a-service world as Dell goes big with Project APEX. APEX delivers storage and HCI as-a-service, plus delivers some custom solutions. Ampere Computing, the ARM-based server player, continues its journey as it unveils its next generation Altra CPUs for the cloud world -- with a few cloud partners up on the stage (including Azure). Matt & Steve talk about it all on this episode of DataCentric.

  • Digital Transformation in today's Cloud-Native Data-First World

    Episode  |  May 13th, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  29 mins 4 secs
    cio, datacenter, digital transformation, enterprise, information technology, it

    Investment in Digital Transformation projects continues to accelerate. The move to cloud-native and data-first architectures bring new challenges and considerations for IT practitioners undertaking digital transformation projects. Rajan Sethuraman, the CEO of LatentView Analytics, joins Matt and Steve to talk about these challenges, as well as what IT organizations can do to help smooth the path to a successful digital transformation project.

  • Inside Arm Neoverse & Arm9 with Arm's Brian Jeff

    Episode  |  May 4th, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  53 mins 20 secs
    amd, arm, arm9, cloud, datacenter, enterprise, information technology, intel, it, neoverse, processor, servers, technology

    Arm9 is Arm's first major architectural update in nearly a decade. Neoverse enables Arm's ecosystem of partners to bring the new Arm9 architecture into the data center. This episode goes deep into the value that Arm9 and Neoverse bring to data center workloads, as Matt & Steve talk with Arm's Brian Jeff, Senior Director of Product Management for Arm's infrastructure business.

  • The Impact of AI on Enterprise IT Architecture

    Episode  |  April 22nd, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  19 mins 12 secs
    ai, cio, datacenter, dgx, enterprise, gpu, information technology, it, machine learning, servers, storage, technology

    AI and Machine Learning have become mainstream enterprise workloads. At the same time, these technologies force us to rethink IT architecture. NVIDIA's Tony Paikeday and IBM Storage's Doug O'Flaherty join the podcast to talk about how to think about the unique placed on the infrastructure by machine learning workloads.