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

  • Edge Computing: IT meets Industry

    Episode  |  June 29th, 2020  |  Season 2020  |  51 mins 30 secs
    edge computing, it, ot, stratus

    Enterprise IT is rapidly moving towards the edge, but what does that really mean? There are extremes to what defines edge. Edge can describe the safe environment of a remote branch office, or maybe the air-conditioned cushiness of a remote telco hut. Then there's the extreme edge, where the lines between IT and OT blur, and anything can go. Jason Andersen, vice president of business line management at Stratus Technologies, joins Matt & Steve to talk about what edge computing can really mean.

  • Q1 2020: All About Software-Defined and As-a-Service

    Episode  |  June 12th, 2020  |  Season 2020  |  21 mins 18 secs
    dell technologies, earnings, hci, hewlett packard enterprise, nutanix, trends, vmware

    What did we learn about datacenter infrastructure from the latest batch of earnings? That’s it all about software-defined and as-a-service. Industry analysts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell talk about what it all means on this episode of the DataCentric podcast.

  • Securing the Infrastructure Supply Chain

    Episode  |  June 2nd, 2020  |  Season 2020  |  42 mins 50 secs
    cybersecurity, hewlett packard enterprise, supply chain

    You don't always think about the security of your vendor's supply chain as a part of your organization's cybersecurity and compliance efforts -- but you should. Everything from ensuring the authenticity of components, all the way through the potential exploitation of systems & subsystems in-transit can cause enterprise's damage. This week we talk with John Grosso, Hewlett Packard Enterprise's vice president, global supply chain, about what these issues are, and how technology providers like HPE are addressing them.

  • Infrastructure Earnings during a Pandemic + AMD EPYC's Continued Traction

    Episode  |  May 27th, 2020  |  Season 2020  |  30 mins 54 secs
    amd, earnings, enteprise it, hpe, lenovo, nvidia, server

    It's a strange time for infrastructure companies as we start seeing the first full-quarter earnings in this COVID-19 world. Hewlett Packard Enterprise & Lenovo are first up, and we're learning from them how to think about this market. At the same time, AMD's EPYC server CPU continues to gain traction, with new wins in HCI and Deep Learning. Join Matt & Steve as they digest it all.

  • Inside the new Dell EMC PowerStore Mid-Range Storage Solution w/ Dell's Caitlin Gordon

    Episode  |  May 5th, 2020  |  Season 2020  |  22 mins 26 secs
    annoucement, dell emc, dell technologies, powerstore, storage

    Dell Technologies shakes up the hot midrange storage market with the introduction of its long-anticipated offering: the Dell EMC PowerStore. Dell's Caitlin Gordon joins Matt Kimball & Steve McDowell to talk through the vision of the new offering, as well as offering insights into some of the things that make this one unique -- things like an embedded hypervisor, in-the-box AI, new upgrade options, and much, much more.

  • Infrastructure Management & Deployment in a Quarantined World, with Pure Storage's Shawn Rosemarin

    Episode  |  April 27th, 2020  |  Season 2020  |  34 mins 27 secs
    iaas, it operations, management, pure storage

    Critical infrastructure needs maintenance, and, as we reconfigure for a remote workforce, it needs critical expansion. What does it take to deploy and maintain infrastructure in a world where social distancing has become the norm? Pure Storage's VP of of World Wide Systems Engineering joins Matt & Steve to talk about this, as well as what Pure is doing to help out.

  • HCI & vSAN with VMWare's Lee Caswell

    Episode  |  April 13th, 2020  |  Season 2020  |  42 mins 24 secs
    enterprise, hci, interview, vmware, vsan

    HCI continues to demonstrate exceptional growth, and there's no technology company doing more to fuel that growth than VMWare, with its leading VSAN solution. The face of VSAN for VMWare is Lee Caswell, and this week Lee joins Matt & Steve to talk about what's behind the growth of HCI as a technology, what's happening in that world today, and where it's all heading.

  • 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.