About the show

Welcome to the DataCentric podcast, where we delve into the latest developments in information technology, offering insights into its intricate workings and broader implications.

Hosted by Steve McDowell, Senior Analyst at NAND Research, our podcast explores new technologies, influential trends, and provides expert commentary on the forward trajectory of the technology industry.

Join us as we navigate the complex landscape of IT. Whether you're an industry professional or simply curious about the future of technology, DataCentric is your trusted source for informed discourse and forward-thinking analysis.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • 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.

  • AMD Launches its EPYC New Server CPU

    Episode  |  March 18th, 2021  |  Season 2021  |  25 mins 12 secs
    amd, dell technologies, epyc, hewlett packard enterprises, hpe, launch, processor, server

    AMD continues its impressive run at conquering the server market as it introduces its latest generation EPYC processor, "Milan". Hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell talk about what it all means. The guys also find time to talk about the latest infrastructure market numbers. On the latest DataCentric podcast.

  • 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.

  • Digital Transformation during an Uncertain Time

    Episode  |  December 22nd, 2020  |  Season 2020  |  42 mins 3 secs
    cio, digital transformation, enterprise, it

    Jumping into the world of digital transformation, hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell (senior technology analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy) welcome Bipin Sahni, an expert in digital transformation. This is a fascinating and wide-ranging conversation touching on everything from IT in the time in the time of COVID, data migration, stack modernization, hybrid-cloud and as-a-service adoption, and the emergence of AI in the enterprise.