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

  • Scale Computing CEO & Co-Founder Jeff Ready talks HCI

    Episode  |  February 3rd, 2020  |  Season 2020  |  24 mins 55 secs
    edge, hci, interview, scale computing

    Scale Computing is a pioneer in HCI (inventing, in fact, the very term). The company has just come off a record year demonstrating 90% growth. They also recently showed off a full HCI cluster running on an Intel NUC. Scale's CEO and Co-Founder Jeff Ready joins us on this episode of DataCentric.

  • Top 2020 DataCenter Trends

    Episode  |  January 13th, 2020  |  Season 2020  |  35 mins 46 secs
    5g, acquistions, amazon aws, amd, arm, dell, edge, google cloud, hpe, intel, microsoft azure, x86

    It's 2020, and that means a whole new set of predictions for the year! Join Moor Insights & Strategy technology analysts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell as they discuss what they believe will be the most impactful trends impacting data centers and IT architecture over the coming twelve months.

  • Big Trends from 2019

    Episode  |  January 6th, 2020  |  Season 2019  |  21 mins 22 secs
    amazon, amd, arm, consumption-based computing, dell, hpe, intel, it, kubernetes, lenovo, trends

    It's been an eventful year, but largely one setting chess pieces up for what's to come. Moor Insights & Strategy technology analysts Steve McDowell and Matt Kimball each give their top trends of the past year.

  • AWS ReInvent 2019 Wrap-Up

    Episode  |  December 9th, 2019  |  Season 2019  |  33 mins 58 secs
    amazon, arm, aws, cloud, reinvent

    Amazon's massive AWS ReInvent Conference is nearly overwhelming in its breadth and scope, with dozens of announcements spanning numerous areas. Moor Insights & Strategy analysts Matt Kimball & Steve McDowell help clear the path and talk about what the sum of it all really means to IT (and the industry). Listen in.

  • Live with Arm's Mohamed Awad, VP Infrastructure LOB

    Episode  |  November 19th, 2019  |  38 mins 58 secs
    arm, edge, enterprise, interview, sc19, server

    Arm's Mohamed Awad, as VP in ARM's Infrastructure group, is front-and-center in their architecture's invasion into enterprise compute. Nearly every tier-1 OEM has an Arm server offering, every major public cloud vendor offers Arm instances, a Super Computer reference design was announced at SC19 this week, and Arm is finding itself ideally situated to play aggressively in the emerging edge-compute space. It's not about mobile processing anymore. Mohamed joins us to talk about what it all means, and where it's all going.

  • HPE's Container Platform with HPE Cloud Strategist Robert Christiansen

    Episode  |  November 18th, 2019  |  Season 2019  |  27 mins 11 secs
    cloud, containers, edge, hpe, kubernetes

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise launched its bare-metal container platform at KubeCon this week. Matt & Steve are joined by HPE VP & Chief Cloud Strategist Robert Christiansen to talk about how HPE views cloud workloads, and how the power of Kubernetes and containers might just be the right answer for both cloud and edge. A great conversation.

  • November 2019 Event News Roundup: Microsoft Ignite, VMWorld Europe, NVIDIA GTC DC & More!

    Episode  |  November 13th, 2019  |  Season 2019  |  46 mins 43 secs
    ai, amd, arm, edge, ignite, intel, microsoft, nvidia, servers, storage, vmware, vmworld

    It's been a busy few weeks as the fall conference season hits its stride. In this episode, Moor Insights & Strategy analysts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell talk about it all: Microsoft Ignite, VMworld Europe, NVIDIA GTC DC announcements, plus AMD has a stellar quarter, Intel has a benchmark oops, and lots of discussion of ARM and Edge

  • NetApp talks about Cloud Native, Containers, & HCI

    Episode  |  November 7th, 2019  |  Season 2019  |  36 mins 32 secs
    cloud native, containers, hci, insight, interview, kubernetes, netapp

    NetApp is about more than just about on-prem enterprise storage. They are changing with the industry as it embraces HCI, Cloud Native, and Kubernetes as part of the Data Fabric. This is critical to the company's strategy. We had the chance to sit separately with NetApp's SVP & GM of Cloud Native (which includes its Kubernetes/Containers activity) Anthony Lye, as well as NetApp's Chief HCI Architect Adam Carter at the show to hear about how to think about each of those spaces.

  • ARM TechCon 2019 Wrap-Up with Patrick Kennedy from Serve The Home

    Episode  |  October 14th, 2019  |  Season 2019  |  43 mins 40 secs
    amd, arm, edge, hpc, intel, microprocessor, server, techcon

    ARM TechCon 2019 wraps up in San Jose with Patrick Kennedy from Serve the Home joining hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell to talk about what they learned, while providing insight and guidance for how to think about ARM in today's world. This is one for the chip-heads!

  • Talking Data Protection with Arcserve CTO Oussama El-Hilali & VP of Strategic Partnerships Clark Brown

    Episode  |  October 6th, 2019  |  Season 2019  |  30 mins 14 secs
    arcserver, backup, cyber-resilience, data center, data protection, enterprise it

    Data Protection has long stopped being about just backup and recovery. In this age of rampant cyber-attacks, data protection has become a strategic element of every data center's operations plan. Moor Insights & Strategy analysts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell talk about the data protection market with Arcserve CTO Oussama El-Hilali and Arcserve Vice President Clark Brown.

  • News Round-Up: RedHat Summit, Pure Accelerate, Dell's EPYC Server,

    Episode  |  September 25th, 2019  |  Season 2019  |  44 mins 12 secs
    amd, dell emc, huawei, oracle, pure storage, red hat, servers, storage

    A catch-up podcast as Matt & Steve run through a very news-filled September. The guys recap Red Hat Summit, Pure Accelerate, and also hit product announcements from Dell EMC, Oracle, Huawei, and much, much more.

  • Talking with Coz: Pure Origins and the Future of Storage

    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.