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

  • Cybersecurity in the age of the Intelligent Edge: A conversation with HPE and Aruba

    Episode  |  March 26th, 2020  |  Season 2020  |  52 mins 50 secs
    aruba, cybersecurity, edge, hewlett packard enterprise, hpe, intelligent edge, ot

    Deploying technology at the Intelligent Edge disrupts traditional IT thinking about devices, best practices, and security & compliance. Hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell are joined by Jon Green, VP and Chief Security Technologist and Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Company company, and Tim Ferrell, master cybersecurity architect at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

  • Post-Earnings Enterprise Infrastructure Market, New ARM-based Ampere Server CPUs, & AMD Financial Day

    Episode  |  March 9th, 2020  |  Season 2020  |  48 mins 29 secs
    amd, ampere, arm, cio, dell technologies, earnings, enterprise infrastructure, hci, hpe, it, server, storage, vmware

    Now that we've seen earnings from all of the tier-one infrastructure players, hosts Steve McDowell & Matt Kimball talk about what the flat-to-down quarter means to the overall enterprise infrastructure market. Plus they talk a little HCI, delve into Ampere's new ARM-based monster 80-core server part, and detail some of the happenings out of AMD's recent Financial Analyst Day.

  • Edge Computing: New Announcements from DELL & HPE + News!

    Episode  |  February 25th, 2020  |  Season 2020  |  35 mins 26 secs
    amd, dell technologies, earnings, edge computing, hpe, huawei, lenovo

    Dell Technologies releases new edge products, HPE drops a new micro-server for edge and SMB, and Lenovo announces earnings. What's it all mean? Where's it all fit? Moor Insights & Strategy technology analysts Matt Kimball and Server McDowell try to figure it all out.

  • Storage-made-Simple with IBM's Eric Herzog

    Episode  |  February 17th, 2020  |  Season 2020  |  14 mins 25 secs
    enterprise storage, ibm, ibm storage, interview

    On the heels of a big set of announcements from IBM Storage, Eric Herzog, Chief Marketing Officer and VP of Worldwide Storage Channels for IBM, joins Moor Insights & Strategy senior technology analyst Steve McDowell for a conversation about what's new and different from IBM as the company both simplifies its non-mainframe storage offerings with top-to-bottom FlashSystem products, and continues its efforts to bring that simplicity to a hybrid-multicloud world.

  • Earnings Galore: AMD & Intel + All the Cloud Guys (plus some VMware & Cisco)

    Episode  |  February 6th, 2020  |  Season 2020  |  24 mins 8 secs
    amazon aws, amd, cisco, earnings, google cloud, intel, microsoft azure, vmware

    It's been a busy few weeks on the earnings front, as Intel blows away all estimates, AMD does well enough, and the cloud wars continue to rage with Google Cloud, Amazon AWS, and Microsoft Azure. That, and both VMWare and Cisco are back in the news. What's it all mean? Tune in and find out.

  • 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.