DataCentric Podcast

DataCentric Podcast

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Data Center Trends and Technologies from Moor Insights & Strategy


Cybersecurity in the age of the Intelligent Edge: A conversation with HPE and Aruba
Mar 26 • 52 min
The Intelligent Edge, encompassing "devices that aren't in the datacenter", is growing at a nearly exponential rate. This challenges how traditional IT thinks about managing intelligent infrastructure, especially at the intersection of IT and OT, forcing…
Post-Earnings Enterprise Infrastructure Market, New ARM-based Ampere Server CPUs, & AMD Financial Day
Mar 9 • 48 min
Now that we've seen earnings from all of the tier-one infrastructure players, hosts Steve McDowell & Matt Kimball talk about what the flat-to-down quarter means to the overall enterprise infrastructure market. There are earnings from Dell Technologies,…
Edge Computing: New Announcements from DELL & HPE + News!
Feb 25 • 35 min
Dell Technologies releases new edge products, HPE drops a new micro-server for edge and SMB, and Lenovo announces earnings. What's it all mean? Where's it all fit? Moor Insights & Strategy technology analysts Matt Kimball and Server McDowell try to figure…
Storage-made-Simple with IBM’s Eric Herzog
Feb 17 • 14 min
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…
Earnings Galore: AMD & Intel + All the Cloud Guys (plus some VMware & Cisco)
Feb 6 • 24 min
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…
Scale Computing CEO & Co-Founder Jeff Ready talks HCI
Feb 3 • 24 min
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…
Top 2020 DataCenter Trends
Jan 13 • 35 min
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…
Big Trends from 2019
Jan 6 • 21 min
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…
AWS ReInvent 2019 Wrap-Up
Dec 9, 2019 • 33 min
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…
Live with Arm’s Mohamed Awad, VP Infrastructure LOB
Nov 19, 2019 • 38 min
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…
HPE’s Container Platform with HPE Cloud Strategist Robert Christiansen
Nov 18, 2019 • 27 min
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…
November 2019 Event News Roundup: Microsoft Ignite, VMWorld Europe, NVIDIA GTC DC & More!
Nov 13, 2019 • 46 min
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…
NetApp talks about Cloud Native, Containers, & HCI
Nov 7, 2019 • 36 min
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…
ARM TechCon 2019 Wrap-Up with Patrick Kennedy from Serve The Home
Oct 14, 2019 • 43 min
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…
Talking Data Protection with Arcserve CTO Oussama El-Hilali & VP of Strategic Partnerships Clark Brown
Oct 6, 2019 • 30 min
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…
News Round-Up: RedHat Summit, Pure Accelerate, Dell’s EPYC Server,
Sep 25, 2019 • 44 min
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,…
Talking with Coz: Pure Origins and the Future of Storage
Sep 12, 2019 • 51 min
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…
VMWorld 2019 Wrap-Up
Sep 6, 2019 • 45 min
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…
Talking with Pure Storage CEO Charlie Giancarlo
Aug 29, 2019 • 34 min
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…
AMD Releases an Epyc ROME while Lenovo delivers very nice earnings
Aug 21, 2019 • 32 min
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…
IBM Closes Red Hat Acquisition + Releases New Storage Offerings
Jul 10, 2019 • 27 min
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,…
July 2 2019: HCI Market Share Numbers + Wrapping up HPE Discover
Jul 2, 2019 • 27 min
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…
Cyber-Security with HPE’s Bob Moore: Live from HPE Discover
Jun 24, 2019 • 18 min
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…
Converged Infrastructure with HPE’s Gary Thome: Live from HPE Discover
Jun 19, 2019 • 17 min
Joining the podcast this week is Gary Thome, HPE's vice president and chief engineer within the Converged Datacenter Infrastructure business. Moor Insights & Strategy analysts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell talk to Gary to gain a deeper understanding of…
Live from HPE Discover: Announcements! Themes! Fun in Las Vegas with HPE!
Jun 19, 2019 • 19 min
HPE Discover kicks off with an overwhelming list of themes focused around software-defined, multi-cloud, intelligent edge, and, of course, the stars of the show: Storage and HCI. Hosts Matt Kimball & Steve McDowell provide a high-level recap of all the…
June 10, 2019: Quarterly Server Numbers! Dell Tech Earnings! What’s happening at Nutanix? And Computex!
Jun 10, 2019 • 41 min
It's been a newsworthy week in the world of data center. IDC released server numbers that validate what the recent spate of earnings has told us. The market's down from last year, but there are still winners and losers, and you don't want to get caught on…
Inside IBM Storage with Eric Herzog, CMO & VP WW Storage Channels
Jun 3, 2019 • 38 min
This episode of the DataCentric Podcast has co-host Steve McDowell talking with Eric Herzog. Eric, a long-time veteran of the storage world, is the Chief Marketing Officer and VP WW Storage Channels for IBM Storage. In a wide-ranging conversation, Eric…
May 28, 2019: Earnings Extravaganza! HPE! Pure Storage! NetApp! Plus China, Huawei, Lenovo, and More!
May 28, 2019 • 42 min
Last week was a big week for earnings, with Hewlett Packard Enterprise beating the street and providing some intriguing commentary in their conference call, Pure Storage misses its number while putting up great growth numbers, and NetApp is clearly…
May 23, 2019: Recapping Lenovo Accelerate
May 23, 2019 • 55 min
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
May 14, 2019 • 19 min
We're podcasting live from Lenovo Accelerate in Orlando, and there are special guests! Shekhar Mishra, Director of Product Marketing for Software Defined Datacenter at Lenovo, and Patrick Moorhead, founder and principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy…
Lenovo Accelerate Day 1: Lenovo Enters with Strong Momentum
May 14, 2019 • 12 min
Lenovo's data center group, under the leadership of Kirk Skaugen, is on fire, outgrowing the market. The company is exhibiting stellar growth in server, top-tier peformanance in HPC, disrupting the capacity-on-demand market, innovating in client, and is…
Nutanix .NEXT Day 2: The Customer Experience
May 10, 2019 • 40 min
Nutanix .NEXT hosted nearly 7,000 IT professionals — Matt & Steve managed to get one to talk about his experiences deploying Nutanix HCI in an enterprise environment. Join hosts Matt Kimball, Steve McDowell as they talk to special guest Drew Harris, who…
Nutanix .NEXT Day 1 Recap: All About the Announcements
May 8, 2019 • 19 min
Nutanix .NEXT 2019 kicks off in Anaheim CA, where nearly 7,000 IT professionals gather to hear Nutanix's vision of software-defined multi-cloud world. Included in that 7,000 are hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell, analysts with Moor Insights &…
Special Dell Tech World Day 3 Recap: What’d we Learn?
May 1, 2019 • 12 min
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. Storage. Servers. Edge. VMWare. HCI/CI. And much, much more.
Special Dell Tech World Day 2 Recap: Storage, Data, and a Server
Apr 30, 2019 • 23 min
Dell EMC released a flurry of product announcements targeted at the enterprise. New Midrange Storage. New PowerMax storage. Dell joins the Storage-on-Demand world with offerings that span on- and off-prem. Add to that new Dell Latitude laptops, networking…
Special Dell Tech World Day 1 Recap: All About that Cloud!
Apr 29, 2019 • 14 min
Day one of Dell Technologies World 2019 has just concluded, and Matt & Steve from Moor Insights & Strategy provide a quick recap of the day's events, from serving humanity to VMWare everywhere. The first day of Dell Tech World usually lays out the major…
April 11, 2019: Intel Throws a Party + Storage News + More!
Apr 11, 2019 • 50 min
In this episode of the DataCentric podcast, hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell (both from Moor Insights & Strategy) go deep on Intel's DataCentric Innovation Day, where Intel formally launches its new Cascade Lake Xeons, while also opening the kimono…
April 2, 2019: NVIDIA in the DataCenter, Nutanix Everywhere, Open Compute, & more on Huawei
Apr 2, 2019 • 44 min
This week Matt & Steve talk through some of what they learned at recent industry events, including the moves that NVIDIA is making into the data center, some discussion of containers in the enterprise, a brief wrap-up from Nutanix's investor conference in…
March 18 2019: Inside the latest Server & Storage Numbers + Recent DataCenter News
Mar 18, 2019 • 41 min
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…
March 7 2019: IBM Think! Plus earnings wrap-up for Lenovo and HPE
Mar 7, 2019 • 43 min
Steve McDowell and Matt Kimball, senior datacenter analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy, leave their impressions from IBM's recent Think event, where IBM demonstrated impressive infrastructure while delivering a message focused on enterprise class…
Feb 8 2019: Data Center Trends for 2019
Feb 8, 2019 • 28 min
This year is shaping up to be a huge year for IT and enterprise datacenter architecture. Matt and Steve talk about what they see as the big trends in 2019 that are most impactful, as well as some anti-trends. It's an insightful 28 minutes! 00:46 News:…
Dec 19 2018: 2018 Datacenter Trends
Dec 19, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode of the DataCentric podcast, hosts Matt and Steve from Moor Insights & Strategy discuss the trends that drove the past year in enterprise compute. They touch on the just-released market numbers for enterprise server and storage, talk about…
Dec 6 2018: Recapping Amazon re:Invent & HPE Discover
Dec 6, 2018 • 36 min
In this episode of the DataCentric podcast, hosts Matt and Steve discuss 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…