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

  • 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.

  • Feb 8 2019: Data Center Trends for 2019

    Episode  |  February 8th, 2019  |  28 mins 8 secs
    amazon, amd, arm, aws, cio, datacenter, enterprise, information technology, intel, it, lenovo, processor, servers, storage, technology

    What's impacting the datacenter in 2019? Hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell, datacenter analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy, talk about it all, from Edge to Cloud to AI and beyond.

  • Dec 19 2018: 2018 Datacenter Trends

    Episode  |  December 19th, 2018  |  Season 2018  |  32 mins 40 secs
    amazon web services, cio, composable infrastructure, convergence, data fabric, datacenter, enterprise, hci, hewlett packard enterprise, information technology, it, microsoft, processor, servers, storage, technology

    This year we saw some existing datacenter trends solidified, while others emerged. China is driving the server market up. Cloud repatriation is leading to the rise of on-prem consumption-based models. Everyone is focused on converged infrastructure. Is hybrid-cloud manageability ripe for disruption? What's it all mean? Matt and Steve talk about it all.

  • Dec 6 2018: Recapping Amazon re:Invent & HPE Discover

    Episode  |  December 6th, 2018  |  Season 2018  |  36 mins 45 secs
    amazon, arm, aws, cloud, composable infrastructure, converged, data center, hci, hpe, information technology, server, storage

    In the inaugural episode of the DataCentric podcast hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell go deep on the large number of datacenter-impacting announcements at Amazon’s premier cloud event re:Invent, including news of Amazon deploying their custom-built ARM parts, bringing cloud on-prem, and more.

    The team also hits the highlights from HPE Discover in Madrid, where the focus was on edge computing, composable infrastructure and intelligent storage.