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

  • May 23, 2019: Recapping Lenovo Accelerate

    Episode  |  May 23rd, 2019  |  Season 2019  |  55 mins 38 secs
    conference, lenovo, lenovo data center

    Recorded live from Lenovo Accelerate in Orlando, FLA, hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell wrap up their coverage of the event. They talk servers, storage, edge, networking, Lenovo's place in the world, and touch on the overall vibe of the event.

  • Lenovo Accelerate Day 2: Talking HCI & Software Defined with Lenovo

    Episode  |  May 14th, 2019  |  Season 2019  |  19 mins 41 secs
    cloud, hci, lenovo, lenovo accelerate, sdi

    We're podcasting live from Lenovo Accelerate in Orlando. Today Matt and Steve are joined by Shekhar Mishra, Director of Product Marketing for Software Defined Datacenter at Lenovo, and Patrick Moorhead, founder and principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. The group talks about the impact of software-defined infrastructure, HCI, and cloud on enterprise IT.

  • Lenovo Accelerate Day 1: Lenovo Enters with Strong Momentum

    Episode  |  May 14th, 2019  |  Season 2019  |  12 mins 13 secs
    conference, lenovo, lenovo data center

    Lenovo's data center group is on fire, outgrowing the market. Lenovo Accelerate is the company's premier event for its enterprise customers -- hosts Steve McDowell and Matt Kimball from Moor Insights & Strategy talk about what they learned at the kick-off, and what they hope to learn over their next three days in Orlando.

  • Nutanix .NEXT Day 2: The Customer Experience

    Episode  |  May 10th, 2019  |  Season 2019  |  40 mins 10 secs
    .next, customer experience, hci, nutanix

    Nutanix .NEXT hosted nearly 7,000 IT professionals, and we managed to get one to talk about his experiences deploying Nutanix HCI in an enterprise environment. Join Matt, Steve, and special guest Drew Harris from the Cosmopolitan Casino to hear the reality of modern IT colliding with HCI.

  • Nutanix .NEXT Day 1 Recap: All About the Announcements

    Episode  |  May 8th, 2019  |  Season 2019  |  19 mins 8 secs
    .next, conference, hci, nutanix

    The first day of Nutanix .NEXT has come and (nearly) gone. Matt & Steve talk about their impressions of the day, Nutanix's place in the software-defined world, and the amazing energy flowing through the convention center.

  • Special Dell Tech World Day 3 Recap: What'd we Learn?

    Episode  |  May 1st, 2019  |  Season 2019  |  12 mins 40 secs
    data center, dell emc, dell technologies, servers, storage

    Dell Tech World day 3 was a day of closure, better coffee, and smuggled bacon. Hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell talk about their key takeaways in this short recap of what was a great event.

  • Special Dell Tech World Day 2 Recap: Storage, Data, and a Server

    Episode  |  April 30th, 2019  |  Season 2019  |  23 mins 42 secs
    conference, dell emc, dell technologies, dell technologies world, will.i.am

    Day 2 of Dell Technologies World saw a flurry of product announces in storage, data protection, HCI, VMWare, and even a new server. Hear all about that, and Matt & Steve's experiences on the show floor.

  • Special Dell Tech World Day 1 Recap: All About that Cloud!

    Episode  |  April 29th, 2019  |  Season 2019  |  14 mins 52 secs
    azure, conference, dell emc, dell tech world, microsoft, vmware

    Day one of Dell Technologies World 2019 has just concluded, and Matt & Steve provide a quick recap of the day's events, from serving humanity to VMWare everywhere.

  • April 11, 2019: Intel Throws a Party + Storage News + More!

    Episode  |  April 11th, 2019  |  Season 2019  |  50 mins
    cascade lake, datacenter, enterprise, information technology, intel, it, lenovo, optane, processor, pure storage, servers, storage, xeon

    Intel throws a coming-out party for it's new Cascade Lake Xeons and Optane DC Persistent Memory, enabling a whole new slew of high-performance servers, while also setting the stage for a disruption in storage and in-memory compute. Where does AMD fit into this new world? Is there other data center news? Of course! Excelero partners with Lenovo, Pure acquires NAS technology, and Matt contemplates trading in his Windows laptop for a Macbook.

  • April 2, 2019: NVIDIA in the DataCenter, Nutanix Everywhere, Open Compute, & more on Huawei

    Episode  |  April 2nd, 2019  |  Season 2019  |  44 mins 44 secs
    cloud, containers, data center, hci, huawei, hybrid-cloud, it, nutanix, nvidia, ocp, open compute

    This week Matt & Steve talk about the moves that NVIDIA is making into the data center,a brief wrap-up from Nutanix's investor conference in New York, some light thinking following Matt's first missed Open Compute Summit in a decade, and some non-political discussion on Huawei.

  • March 18 2019: Inside the latest Server & Storage Numbers + Recent DataCenter News

    Episode  |  March 18th, 2019  |  Season 2019  |  41 mins 6 secs
    cio, composable infrastructure, convergence, data fabric, datacenter, enterprise, hci, hitachi, huawei, hyperscale, idc, information technology, intel, it, lenovo, nvidia, processor, pure storage, servers, storage, technology

    The latest server and storage market numbers are out, and there are some big winners. And some big losers. Matt & Steve go all "inside-baseball" and talk about what it all means. They also touch on recent news around NVIDIA's Mellanox acquisition, Intel's CXL consortium, and the momentum of the Chinese technology providers.

  • March 7 2019: IBM Think! Plus earnings wrap-up for Lenovo and HPE

    Episode  |  March 7th, 2019  |  Season 2019  |  43 mins 58 secs
    arm, cio, composable infrastructure, convergence, data fabric, datacenter, enterprise, hci, hpe, ibm, information technology, it, lenovo, processor, servers, storage, technology

    Steve & Matt leave their impressions from IBM's recent Think event, plus they talk about the latest earnings from Lenovo and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. There's also coverage of ARM's new server core architecture, and the analysts continue their long-running conversation about multi-cloud in the enterprise.