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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Episode | September 6th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 45 mins 20 secs
cio, composable infrastructure, conference, convergence, datacenter, enterprise, hci, information technology, it, processor, servers, storage, technology, vmware, vmworld
VMworld, which has become ground-zero for talking about deploying IT infrastructure, just wrapped up in San Francisco. Moor Insights & Strategy senior datacenter analysts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell talk about what it all means.
Episode | August 29th, 2019 | Season 2019 | 34 mins 22 secs
data fabric, datacenter, earnings, enterprise, flash, hci, information technology, it, pure storage, storage, technology
What's the secret of Pure Storage's success? Having pushed the industry into the All-Flash era, they now find themselves growing 30%/year and landing alone as the only storage vendor showing growth in this quarter's round of earnings. Pure Storage CEO Charlie Giancarlo joins the DataCentric podcast to talk about both what's behind Pure's current success, and how he envisions a future where "data" is a utility.
Episode | August 21st, 2019 | Season 2019 | 32 mins 25 secs
amd, earnings, epyc, lenovo, processor, server
Moor Insights & Strategy analysts Matt Kimball & Steve McDowell are back from their various summer adventures and are easing back into the podcast saddle by asking the question: Is AMD's new Rome server part really "all that"? Should IT buyers care? And if you do, should you buy a server from Lenovo, who's continuing a stellar run of solid execution? All that, and more, on the newest DataCentric.