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

  • Professional Services for Modern Enterprise IT

    Episode  |  March 8th, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  30 mins 18 secs
    cio, data migration, digital transformation, enterprise it, it, it modernization, professional services, storage

    Professional Services teams can bring tremendous value to an IT organization. A professional services engagement brings a trusted advisor into your organization, supplementing targeted expertise to help increase both the momentum and success rates for digital transformation and IT modernization projects. Joining the DataCentric crew this week are a couple of seasoned professional services experts:

  • Is the Enterprise Infrastructure Market Rebouding?

    Episode  |  March 5th, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  22 mins 20 secs
    cio, composable infrastructure, datacenter, dell, dell technologies, earnings, enterprise, hpe, information technology, it, netapp, pure storage, servers, storage, technology

    Earning's season for 4Q has come to a close, giving us some idea of how healthy the enterprise storage & server markets are as we leave 2020. The news is actually pretty good. Matt & Steve talk about it all on this edition of DataCentric.

  • Commvault CEO Sanjay Mirchandani

    Episode  |  February 22nd, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  38 mins 10 secs
    cio, data management, data protection, datacenter, enterprise

    Commvault is having a great run in the white-hot data management and data protection space. It's most recent quarter set records for the quarter-century old organization. Credit for its revitalization and success falls directly in the lap of its CEO, Sanjay Mirchandani, who took the reins in early 2019. This edition of the DataPodcast podcast goes one-on-one with Sanjay to get his unique perspective on the data management and data protection market, and how Commvault's strategy aligns with that vision.

  • Inside Pure Storage's FlashBlade and FlashArray Announcements

    Episode  |  February 16th, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  31 mins 48 secs
    all flash storage, enterprise storage, flasharray, flashblade, pure storage, qlc

    Pure Storage, one of the original pioneers of all-flash storage, has released a slew of updates to the software behind both its FlashArray and FlashBlade products. We talk to Pure Storage vice presidents Amy Fowler and Scott Baker about what's happening in enterprise storage, and what's changing with Pure's latest release.

  • AMD & Intel Earnings: What's it mean for the server market?

    Episode  |  January 29th, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  24 mins 17 secs
    advanced micro devices, amd, data center, earnings, intel, server

    Both Intel and AMD released earnings last week, with Intel's Data Center Group sliding a little bit, while AMD's server fortunes rise. What's it mean for the enterprise server market overall? And how is 2021 starting to shape up? Hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell talk about it on this episode of DataCentric.

  • Data Center Predictions for 2021

    Episode  |  January 18th, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  40 mins 54 secs
    amd, arm, as a service, aws, azure, cloud, hpe, ibm, intel, micron, microsoft, nutanix, nvidia, predictions, servers, storage

    It's a new year, which can only mean one thing: Predictions! Matt & Steve go through their top predictions of what will be most impactful to the data center world in 2021. There's Arm, cloud, Optane, Micron, Intel, as-a-service, Nutanix, trends, acquisitions, and so much more. Turn on & tune in.