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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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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.

    Application Transformation with Data-Driven DevOps

    Application Transformation with Data-Driven DevOps

    While DevOps offers IT organizations the tools required to deliver application transformation, it isn't until you start to incorporate an awareness of "Data" into a DevOps world that the real power to achieve digital transformation can be achieved.


    Host Steve McDowell, senior technology analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, has a wide-ranging conversation with Delphix CEO and founder Jedidiah Yueh about the power of DevOps and why data is the "last automation frontier". They also talk about the intersection of DevOps, machine learning, and MLOps, as well as fostering a culture of innovation.


    00:00 Roll the tape...
    01:01 Jedidah Yueh's path from high-school teacher to Silicon Valley founder
    03:30 Haven't we already solved all the hard DevOps problems?
    04:47 DevOps as part of your cyber-security strategy
    07:58 DevOps and Application Transformation
    10:08 The Delphix Vision
    12:06 Intersection of DevOps and MLOps
    14:00 ML Models are Just Another Kind of Data
    15:50 What's on the horizon in the world of data-driven DevOps?
    17:20 Jed's book "Disrupt or Die" and how to foster a culture of innovation
    20:20 Data is the last automation frontier
    21:27 Wrapping up
    21:44 .. the band plays us out
    Special Guest: Jedidiah Yueh.

    • 21 min
    Data at the Edge with Western Digital

    Data at the Edge with Western Digital

    The AI-enabled edge has fast become a part of nearly every enterprise IT architecture, but the machines that we deploy at the edge don't always look like the equipment in the data center. Edge requires a different way of thinking about IT architecture.


    Scott Hamilton, senior director of product marketing and management at Western Digital, joins hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell to talk about deploying data solutions at the edge. Western Digital recently announced new edge-targeted enhancements to its Ultrastar line: the Western Digital Ultrastar Edge Server and the Western Digital Ultrastar Edge-MR.


    The group talks about what makes edge different before getting into the new platforms from Western Digital.


    00:00 The podcast begins.
    01:06 Introductions with Scott
    02:05 Before talking about the edge, a diversion into composable infrastructure
    03:25 How is edge infrastructure different from traditional IT infrastructure?
    06:20 The impact of AI at the edge
    07:25 Western Digital's new Ultrastar Edge
    08:17 The Ruggedized/Militarized Edge
    11:10 Getting small at the edge
    12:38 Are there verticals or workloads that dominate the edge?
    14:00 How does WD view the future of edge computing?
    15:50 Maneagabilty at the edge
    18:00 Western Digital's differentiation at the edge
    21:54 Matt & Steve digest the conversation, give their thoughts on both edge & Western Digital
    23:30 Matt sings us out
    23:44 The podcast ends.


    This podcast is not sponsored.
    Special Guest: Scott Hamilton.

    • 23 min
    Dell Technologies APEX & the as-a-service Market

    Dell Technologies APEX & the as-a-service Market

    Dell Technologies entered the as-a-service market with full-force earlier this year when it unveiled its APEX portfolio of offerings.


    Adam Glick, senior director of product marketing for Dell Technologies APEX, joins hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell, senior technology analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy, to talk about the trends and drivers that makes as-a-service attractive to IT shops of every size.


    Adam also helps us navigate Dell's APEX offerings, taking us through what's being offered, as well as some of the thinking behind the various services. For Dell, APEX is all out delivering the desired outcomes to IT practitioners, without having to worry so much about the technology.


    Whether you're intestered in Dell APEX, or just want to get a better handle on what as-a-service means to IT, this episode has you covered.


    Topics


    00:00 Opening
    02:30 What's motivating the increasing adoption of as-a-service?
    04:09 Delivering a 'cloud-like' experience, where outcomes out-weigh technology.
    07:10 What is Dell APEX?
    07:55 Dell is Delivering Software and Services on a scale not seen from Dell before
    15:38 APEX and Equinix
    18:15 Is there strong vertical pull for APEX?
    19:45 How does Edge fit into this model?
    25:53 Partner-centric engagement
    28:34 AI/ML and APEX
    31:56 What's Dell's Long-Term Vision in this space?
    37:37 What does As-a-Service really mean to IT?
    40:00 Over-and-Out!
    Special Guest: Adam Glick.

    • 40 min
    Thinking about Cyber-Security

    Thinking about Cyber-Security

    How should IT professionals think about cyber-security in a world where business-impacting ransomware and malware attacks have become a daily occurrence?


    Hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell, senior technology analysts for Moor Insights & Strategy, have a wide-ranging conversation about the current state of cyber-security with Timothy Liu, Senior VP and CTO, as well as a co-founder of Hillstone Networks. HIllstone Networks has been a player in the IT security market since 2006.


    The group hits a broad set of related topics, including:



    Current trends in data protection: breach vs post-breach protection, ransomware, secured access services
    How to think about security differently for cloud, edge, and core.
    Using AI and advanced analytics to detect malware before the time of impact
    What's on the horizon of security defence?


    It's a great and timely discussion.
    Special Guest: Tim Liu.

    • 28 min
    Arm in the Cloud: A Roundtable with Arm, Ampere, and Oracle Cloud

    Arm in the Cloud: A Roundtable with Arm, Ampere, and Oracle Cloud

    It's been a big year for Arm in server. Arm announced its Armv9 architecture and new Neoverse cores. Ampere Computing announced its processor roadmap while delivering Arm-based server technology into the market. Oracle Cloud has announced Ampere-based instances.


    Hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell, senior technology analysts with Moor Insights & Strategy, go deep into all of this with a special roundtable with Arm, Ampere Computing, and Oracle


    Joining the podcast are Leo Leung, Senior Director, Products and Strategy for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure; Jeff Wittich, Chief Product Officer for Ampere Computing; and Eddie Ramirez, Senior Director of Marketing and Ecosystem Development, Infrastructure Line of Business at Arm.
    Special Guests: Eddie Rameriz, Jeff Wittich, and Leo Leung.

    • 48 min
    Dell goes APEX over as-a-service & Ampere rolls out its latest

    Dell goes APEX over as-a-service & Ampere rolls out its latest

    It's an as-a-service world as Dell goes big with Project APEX. APEX delivers storage and HCI as-a-service, plus delivers some custom solutions. Ampere Computing, the ARM-based server player, continues its journey as it unveils its next generation Altra CPUs for the cloud world -- with a few cloud partners up on the stage (including Azure).


    Hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell, senior technology analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy, talk about what it all means.

    • 29 min

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