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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.

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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United States

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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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English


Episodes

Professional Services for Modern Enterprise IT

3/8/2021
Professional Services teams can bring tremendous value to an IT organization. A professional services engagement brings a trusted advisor into your organization, one who can bring targeted expertise to help increase both the momentum and success rates for digital transformation and IT modernization projects. Joining hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell, senior technology analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy, tare a couple of seasoned professional services experts. Tom Schroeder, vice...

Duration:00:30:47

Is the Enterprise Infrastructure Market Rebouding?

3/5/2021
Earning's season for 4Q has come to a close, with Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), NetApp, and Pure Storage all annouceing over the past two weeks. This is enough to giving us an idea of how healthy the enterprise storage & server markets are as we leave 2020. The news is actually pretty good. Hosts Matt Kimball & Steve McDowell, both senior technology analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy, talk about it on this DataCentric.

Duration:00:22:20

Commvault CEO Sanjay Mirchandani

2/22/2021
Commvault is having a great run in the white-hot data management and data protection space. It's most recent quarter set records for the quarter-century old organization. Credit for its revitalization and success falls directly in the lap of its CEO, Sanjay Mirchandani, who took the reins in early 2019. On this edition of the DataPodcast podcast, Steve McDowell of Moor Insights & Strategy goes one-on-one with Sanjay to get his unique perspective on the data management and data protection...

Duration:00:38:09

Inside Pure Storage's FlashBlade and FlashArray Announcements

2/16/2021
Pure Storage, one of the original pioneers of all-flash storage, has released a slew of updates to the software behind both its FlashArray and FlashBlade products. In this episode of DataCentric, the gang goes into what's happening in storage today, before talking about how Pure's latest announcements move the ball foward, for Pure Storage and, more importantly, its customers. Host Steve McDowell talks with Pure Storage vice presidents Amy Fowler and Scott Baker about what's happening in...

Duration:00:31:47

AMD & Intel Earnings: What's it mean for the server market?

1/29/2021
Both Intel and AMD released earnings last week, with Intel's Data Center Group sliding a little bit, while AMD's server fortunes rise. What's it mean for the enterprise server market overall? And how is 2021 starting to shape up? Hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell talk about it on this episode of DataCentric.

Duration:00:24:17

Data Center Predictions for 2021

1/18/2021
It's a new year (2021!), which can only mean one thing: Predictions! Hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell, both senior analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy, turn their datacentric focus to the future of the data center and the trends that will be most impactful in 2021. 00:00 Let's start 03:01 Arm-based processors in the cloud: where's it going? Does it impact Arm server adoption? Will there be Arm-based general purpose servers? 14:15 Forget about Arm, what about AMD? Will they hit 15%...

Duration:00:40:53

Digital Transformation during an Uncertain Time

12/22/2020
Digital Transformation is always front and center of every IT organization, but at no point has digital transformation been more critical than now, as we navigate uncertainty on a global scale. To help us understand how IT organizations are treating digital transformation projects as we exit 2020 and enter a new year, hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell (senior technology analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy) welcome an expert in digital transformation. Bipin Sahni is the chief strategy...

Duration:00:42:02

Catching up on the IoT Edge

11/25/2020
You can't escape the Edge, but what does it really mean for IT? This is a world where there are limited standards and no "one true way" to deliver solutions, so IT practitioners look to middleware and common tooling to help mangage the complexity. What's working? What isn't? And is there a turf war brewing between IT and OT teams within the enterprise? This episode finds hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell talking to Jim White, the CTO of IOTech Systems, about the trends and technologies...

Duration:00:44:00

Catching up on High Performance Computing, with Penguin Computing

11/23/2020
As SuperComputing 2020 wraps up, it's a great time to catch up on everything happening in the HPC world. Nobody knows HPC better than Penguin Computing. In this episode of the DataCentric podcast, hosts Matt and Steve are joined by Penguin Computing's Chief Strategy Officer Matt Jacobs, and Penguin's Senior Vice President, Strategic Solutions Group, Kevin Tubbs. The gang talks about hardware abstraction in HPC, hardware complexity and specialization, software-defined architectures,...

Duration:00:34:19

Cloud-Native Data Protection, Commvault Style

11/17/2020
It's KubeCon week, which means that we're all thinking about containers! Containers require a different way of thinking about persistent data, which deeply influences how data protection operates in a cloud-native world. It's really all about intelligent data management. And nobody understands intelligent data management quite like CommVault. CommVault's Global VP of Sales Engineering Don Foster joins hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell to talk about the intersection of data protection and...

Duration:00:33:23

Inside Modern Flash Storage Technologies

11/8/2020
Flash storage continues to evolve, with that evolution triggering changes in how we think about and deliver enterprise storage. Andy Walls, IBM Fellow and IBM's CTO for its flash storage products, takes us through the big impactors affecting the flash storage industry, We hit on everything: QLC, NVMe-over-fabric, Server-Class Memory, and much more. 00:00 Introductions 02:07 The role of QLC flash in enterprise storage & overcoming its inherent limitations 12:55 Where does Server Class Memory...

Duration:00:35:06

Architecting a Flexible & Resilient Data Center

11/8/2020
The events of the past year have taught us a valuable lesson: unexpected change is going to happen, and that change requires IT organizations to quickly respond. Data centers built on a solid foundation of fast, flexible, secure, and resilient infrastructure are the ones poised to adapt and keep the business moving forward. In this episode, Moor Insights & Strategy technology analyst Steve McDowell is joined by a group of storage infrastructure experts to talk about the fundamentals of a...

Duration:00:49:12

Bringing Cloud-Native to IoT, with Arm's Mohamed Awad

10/30/2020
Cloud-native techniques provide a natural way for deliver functionality to the edge and IoT, delivering IT agility where it's needed the most. Arm's Project Cassini brings the IoT industry together with open, collaborative, standards-based initiative to deliver a cloud-native software experience across a secure Arm edge ecosystem. Arm's Vice President of Marketing for IoT, Mohamed Awad, joins hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell to talk about the power of standardized software at the...

Duration:00:37:47

Inside the latest IBM Storage Announcements - Live from IBM Tech U

10/27/2020
It's all about cloud-native and containers as IBM announces a slew of new features and offerings at its annual IBM Tech U event. The announcements included: Spectrum Protect Plus enhancements for containers in production. Spectrum Scale container-native storage access for Red Hat OpenShift. Spectrum Discover now has deeper integration with Red Hat Openshift Container Storage & IBMB Cloud Digest Storage File Access Vmware vSphere 7 support for end-to-end NVMe Increased capacity for SCM in the...

Duration:00:29:35

Accelerating the Kubernetes Container Experience

10/22/2020
Containers have been embraced by IT organizations across the board. No longer strictly limited to dev ops and non-production environments, we're starting to see production enterprise applications being deployed into Kubernetes-managed containers. These deployments quickly expose the limitations of the technology. Joining hosts Matt Kimball & Steve McDowell (both analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy) is Diamanti's vice present of product, Brian Walden. Diamanti delivers innovative solutions...

Duration:00:44:18

Inside the Hyper-Scale Server Market & the Future of the Data Center

10/19/2020
The hyper-scale market is often a leading indicator of broader enterprise data center trends. This is true of software to manage scalability, autonomous management, security, disaggregated storage, and AI/ML. Jay Shenoy, vice president of technology for Hyve, joins hosts Matt Kimball & Steve McDowell (each a senior technology analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy) to talk about what he's seeing in this space. This wide-ranging conversation touches on seemingly everything: an overview of the...

Duration:00:46:15

Inside the Server Market with Dell Technologies' Jonathan Seckler

10/13/2020
Our old friend Jonathan Seckler, Dell Technologies Director of Server Marketing, joins hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell (both senior analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy) to talk about the current state of the server market. Jonathan brings us up to speed on the most recent server announcments from Dell, including the the massive storage-centric PowerEdge XE7100 and updates to Dell's OpenManage software. Beyond hardware, the discussion very quickly evolves into the what's driving the...

Duration:00:41:33

It's Cyber-Security Month and HPE has a Unique New Server Offering

10/1/2020
Securing the supply chain for enterprise infrastructure is a key element to any comprehensive cyber-security strategy. As cyber-security month kicks off, Hewlett Packard Enterprise announces a new "country of origin" server program that takes things to the next level. John Grosso, who leads the HPE's Global Operations Engineering organization, joins hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell to talk through cyber-security, the criticality of securing the supply chain, and how HPE is stepping up...

Duration:00:43:04

Inside the HCI Market with Hewlett Packard Enterprise

9/28/2020
What is it about HCI that enterprise IT likes so much? On this episode David Wang, HPE's director of storage marketing, drops in to talk to hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell about why HCI is compelling, and how the different flavors of HCI address a range of needs in the enterprise, whether on the edge or in the core. HPE is in an interesting place with HCI. The company has two in-house HCI solutions, dHCI and SimpliVity, and is a major mover of both Nutanix and Vmware VSAN software. How...

Duration:00:43:43

Supercomputing Invades the Enterprise

9/10/2020
Supercomputing has left the lab and is fast becoming a mainstream enterprise IT capability, whether we're talking about a dedicated compute cluster, or HPC-as-a-service. These capabilities are driving everything from COVID-19 modelling to video-analytics at the retail edge to deliver "frictionless retail". There's nobody better to talk to us about this market than Penguin Computing. Penguin's SVP of Strategic Solutions Kevin Tubbs joins DataCentric hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell to...

Duration:00:47:15