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Each episode of the DataCentric podcast delves into the latest happens 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.

Each episode of the DataCentric podcast delves into the latest happens 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.

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Each episode of the DataCentric podcast delves into the latest happens 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.

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English


Episodes

Storage-made-Simple with IBM's Eric Herzog

2/17/2020
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. Matt Kimball is away this week...

Duration:00:10:54

Earnings Galore: AMD & Intel + All the Cloud Guys (plus some VMware & Cisco)

2/6/2020
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. 01:50 Is the VMWare multi-core license change really a big deal? 06:40 Intel Earnings recap 09:30 AMD Earnings 11:35 Lisa Su joins Cisco's board + what's going on with Cisco's server business? 16;42 What...

Duration:00:31:04

Scale Computing CEO & Co-Founder Jeff Ready talks HCI

2/3/2020
Scale Computing is a pioneer in HCI (inventing, in fact, the very term). The company has just come off a record year demonstrating 90% growth. They also recently showed off a full HCI cluster running on an Intel NUC. Scale's CEO and Co-Founder Jeff Ready joins us on this episode of DataCentric, where we talk about: The origins of Scale Computing, and HCI Where HCI fits into enteprise architecture Why HCI is a great fit for the edge, both as it exists today (ROBO, etc), as well as what will...

Duration:00:20:55

Top 2020 DataCenter Trends

1/13/2020
It's 2020, and that means a whole new set of predictions for the year! Join Moor Insights & Strategy technology analysts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell as they discuss what they believe will be the most impactful trends impacting data centers and IT architecture over the coming twelve months. 02:21 Silicon Architecture is no longer a buying critera for servers -- it's all about matching capabilities to workloads (whether x86 or ARM) 09:50 The Public Cloud providers will begin a cycle of...

Duration:00:41:43

Big Trends from 2019

1/6/2020
It's been an eventful year, but largely one setting chess pieces up for what's to come. Moor Insights & Strategy technology analysts Steve McDowell and Matt Kimball each give their top trends of the past year. Not to spoil it, but you can jump directly to the topics from the timeline below: 00:50 Silicon is Sexy Again! Whether we're talking about AMD, ARM, Ampere, NVIDIA, Intel, or one of the emerging players, we're talking about chips. 03:13 The Year of AI Enablement, both applications &...

Duration:00:21:21

AWS ReInvent 2019 Wrap-Up

12/9/2019
Amazon's massive AWS ReInvent Conference is nearly overwhelming in its breadth and scope, with dozens of announcements spanning numerous areas, from ARM to AI to on-premises Outpost. Moor Insights & Strategy senior analysts Matt Kimball & Steve McDowell help clear the path and talk about what the sum of it all really means to IT, as well as the rest of the technology industry.

Duration:00:33:58

Live with Arm's Mohamed Awad, VP Infrastructure LOB

11/19/2019
Arm's Mohamed Awad, as VP in Arm's Infrastructure group, is front-and-center in their architecture's invasion into enterprise compute. Let's look at where ARM stands in the enterprise today: Nearly every tier-1 OEM has an Arm server offering Every major public cloud vendor offers Arm instances NVIDIA, Marvell, Fujitsu, & Ampere jointed announced an Arm-based Super Computer reference platform at SC19 this week As we look forward towards a 5G-enabled edge, Arm is finding itself ideally...

Duration:00:38:58

HPE's Container Platform with HPE Cloud Strategist Robert Christiansen

11/18/2019
As Hewlett Packard Enterprise launches its bare-metal container platform at KubeCon this week, Moor Insights & Strategy analysts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell have a conversation with HPE VP and Chief Cloud Strategist Robert Christiansen. The guys 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. It's a great conversation with unexpected insight about the long-term impact of Kubernetes on IT...

Duration:00:27:10

November 2019 Event News Roundup: Microsoft Ignite, VMWorld Europe, NVIDIA GTC DC & More!

11/13/2019
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. There's also chip news as AMD delivers a stellar quarter, Intel has a benchmark oops (and then recovers), and lots of discussion of ARM and Edge. Join us for our unique perspective. Times: 00:00 Microsoft Ignite: Azure News 13:24 AMD’s stellar quarter 19:00...

Duration:00:46:43

NetApp talks about Cloud Native, Containers, & HCI

11/7/2019
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 to talk about how NetApp and its enterprise customers view that space, as well as how they are evolving from an "on-prem first" storage...

Duration:00:36:31

ARM TechCon 2019 Wrap-Up with Patrick Kennedy from Serve The Home

10/14/2019
As ARM TechCon 2019 wraps up in San Jose, hosts Steve McDowell and Matt Kimball from Moor Insights & Strategy are joined by Patrick Kennedy of Serve the Home in a wide-ranging discussion of the entire microprocessor market, and where ARM fits in. Here's a general timeline for the discussion, though the topics overlap, so you owe it to yourself to listent to the entire thing. 00:00 Intros 02:20 Big Themes & Announcements from TechCon 03:50 Patrick's views of TechCon from a server, storage,...

Duration:00:43:40

Talking Data Protection with Arcserve CTO Oussama El-Hilali & VP of Strategic Partnerships Clark Brown

10/6/2019
In the data era, data protection is everything. Cyber resilience can mean life and death for companies that rely on intelligence to drive business. So what’s more important? Securing your organization? Or being able to quickly recover from cyberattacks without having to pay ridiculous ransom amounts to a group of hackers in Eastern Europe? The answer is “both.” In this Datacentric podcast, Steve and Matt speak with Arcserve about its partnership with Sophos and how this integrated solution...

Duration:00:32:06

News Round-Up: RedHat Summit, Pure Accelerate, Dell's EPYC Server,

9/25/2019
A catch-up podcast as Moor Insights & Strategy technology analysts Matt Kimball & Steve McDowell run through a very news-filled September. The guys recap Red Hat Summit, Pure Accelerate, and also hit product announcements from Dell EMC, IBM, and Huawei, bemoan the dwindling quality of conference SWAG, and more. Much, much, more: Red Hat might be owned by IBM, but its about helping enterprises manage digital transformation, focused on where "opportunity and innovation intersect". Steve's a...

Duration:00:44:11

Talking with Coz: Pure Origins and the Future of Storage

9/12/2019
Want to hear a good origin story? Or about the future of data? You're in luck. As Pure Storage heads into its annual Pure Accelerate Conference in Austin next week, it's looking to celebrate its 10th anniversary. 10 years in which Pure has grown from a seed-stage start-up to a ~$4B publically traded company. And Pure continues to be a disrupter in the storage industry. Given this milestone, we thought we'd step back and talk to the man behind the all-flash storage revolution, Pure's...

Duration:00:51:18

VMWorld 2019 Wrap-Up

9/6/2019
VMworld, which has become ground-zero for setting the direction for IT infrastructure, just wrapped up in San Francisco. Attended by over 21,000(!) people, it's become one the largest tech conferences in the world. This year the dominant themes were all about Containers and Clouds, with product announcements touching every aspect of the edge-to-core-to-cloud world. Tune in as Moor Insights & Strategy senior datacenter analysts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell talk how VMware has become the...

Duration:00:45:19

Talking with Pure Storage CEO Charlie Giancarlo

8/29/2019
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. Charlie gives us his insight on: What fuels Pure's current success. Where Pure is...

Duration:00:34:21

AMD Releases an Epyc ROME while Lenovo delivers very nice earnings

8/21/2019
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. 00:00 AMD's EPYC Rome server launch: How does it stack up? Is Intel really being threatened?...

Duration:00:32:24

IBM Closes Red Hat Acquisition + Releases New Storage Offerings

7/10/2019
It's been a big week for IBM. The company closed its acquisition of Red Hat, while also expanding its storage offerings. We bring in IBM's Storage group CMO Eric Herzog to tell us all about the new storage offerings. For Eric, it's all about Applications, Workloads, and Use Cases, but with a strong focus on data protection and Big Data/AI. Keeping with that theme, IBM Storage releases a massive update to its Spectrum Discover tool for big data and AI, which now supports a broad swath of...

Duration:00:27:26

July 2 2019: HCI Market Share Numbers + Wrapping up HPE Discover

7/2/2019
HCI market share numbers for Q1 2019 are in and, boy, have things changed! Nutanix slides while Dell EMC holds dominance in branded systems, but isn't that part of Nutanix's strategy? Shifting to less branded, more partner/OEM sales? That, plus we recap the big themes from the recent HPE Discover Conference. All that, and more, from Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell, technology analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy. 3:26 HPE Discover recap -- it's Everything-as-a-Service 16:00 HCI Market...

Duration:00:27:29

Cyber-Security with HPE's Bob Moore: Live from HPE Discover

6/24/2019
During this wide-ranging half-hour discussion recorded live at the 2019 HPE Discover in Las Vegas, hosts Steve McDowell and Matt Kimball talk to HPE's Director of Server Software and Product Security, Bob Moore, about the insidious attack vectors that are emerging. This covers everything from firmware attacks to supply chain interceptions, along with the growth of mafia-like organizations that are driving attacks at an unprecedented scale. We also talk about how the industry is helping IT...

Duration:00:18:10