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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.

    Exploring Edge Computing, with Stratus's Jason Andersen.

    Exploring Edge Computing, with Stratus's Jason Andersen.

    It's all about Edge Computing as hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell, principal analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy, welcome Jason Andersen, VP of Strategy and Product Management at Stratus.


    Jason brings Matt & Steve up-to-speed on what’s happening in the world of edge computing in a wide-ranging conversation about standards (or the lack of), the evolution of edge architectures, the fragmented edge market, the colliding worlds of IT & OT, and how Stratus helps its customers navigate through this confusing world.


    There is a whole lot packed into this hour-long discussion, but it's invaluable for anyone working in edge today.


    00:00 Kick-it Off
    01:25 Catching up with Strategy: Product updates, SGH Acquisition
    03:57 Pivoting from Fault-Tolerance to the Edge
    08:48 It’s all about Resilience!
    11:00 How edge is evolving
    13:00 Fragmentation at the edge
    16:21 Containerization & Cloud-Native at the edge
    20:48 Simplifying the edge control-plane while delivering QoS
    23:20 Revisiting 2 Different Worlds as IT & OT Converge
    30:10 Security at the Edge
    37:22 General attitudes impacting edge deployments
    41:14 Where’s Stratus focused in the near-term?
    45:14 Importance of the overall solution stack
    50:11 Wrapping-Up
    50:26 Done
    Special Guest: Jason Andersen.

    • 50 min
    Smart Buildings are a Big Data Problem, with Embue CTO Larry Genovesi

    Smart Buildings are a Big Data Problem, with Embue CTO Larry Genovesi

    Buildings are becoming intelligent in ways that aren't always obvious, but that can make a huge difference to both tenants and property managers alike. Intelligent buildings are the epitome of the modern edge-to-cloud story, blending together process control, SaaS, and big data analytics to solve very practical problems.


    Nobody knows this space better than this week's guest, CTO and co-founder of Embue, Larry Genovesi. Larry, who has a long 20+ year history with hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell, has spent his career solving interesting but non-obvious problems.


    Embue is Larry's latest venture, bringing bottom-line impacting intelligence into multi-tenent real-estate via its air ducts (quite literally). This episode talks about the real-world implications and challenges of solving practical problems at the edge.


    00:00 Spiffy Theme Song & Intro
    03:00 Who is Embue?
    10:53 What's interesting about smart buildings and HVAC systems?
    18:47 Edge is an operational problem, not a data problem.
    26:00 Special considerations for making buildings smart.
    28:22 Not your normal tech market: selling technology into the facilities management space.
    31:14 Challenges of recruiting tech talent into a specialized engineering segment.
    37:13 Intersection of Edge, SaaS, and IT: how do you create a new kind of environment?
    40:41 What's next in this space, and for Embue?
    45:59 Spiffy Outro Music.
    Special Guest: Larry Genovesi.

    • 45 min
    Cyber-Security at the Edge

    Cyber-Security at the Edge

    Nowhere is cybersecurity more critical than at an enterprise's edge, yet that's also an area with multiple owners and different approaches to the problem. It's a complicated environment.


    Gary Cohen, senior editor at CFE Media, joins hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell to give us his perspective. CFE Media focuses heavily on tracking the trends influencing the edge.


    This is a wide-ranging conversation that touches on IT vs OT, cybersecurity, and even a little baseball & Morrissey. Tune in!


    00:00 Kick Off
    01:02 Gary's history with the Chicago Cubs
    05:00 Who is CFE Media?
    07:00 The complexities of Edge: IT and OT
    12:39 Cyber-Security at the Edge
    20:23 Supply Chain Concerns
    24:07 How does CFE Media engage with edge-focused audiences?
    27:40 Cyber-Security Commonalities between IT & OT
    29:25 A Conversation about Morrissey
    31:08 Wrapping up.
    32:44 The end.
    Special Guest: Gary Cohen.

    • 32 min
    Modern Data Architecture: A Look at NoSQL & Couchbase

    Modern Data Architecture: A Look at NoSQL & Couchbase

    Data is more critical, more abundant, and less structured than at any point in history. The attributes and uses of data are shifting, stressing traditional relational database management tools that we've come to rely on. NoSQL promises one answer to modern data management.


    Couchbase's VP of Product & Solution Marketing, Jeff Morris, joins hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell, principal analysts at Moor Insights & Strategy, to talk us through the technology, where its best deployed, and how Couchbase plays in the space.


    00:00 Show Open
    00:03 Matt's Foolishness
    00:45 Let's Talk about NoSQL
    01:20 Introduce CouchBase VP Solutions & Product Marketing, Jeff Morris
    02:46 How has data management evolved over the past decade?
    05:39 Is there a performance hit when moving away from traditional RDMS?
    07:54 Optimal use-cases for NoSQL databases
    15:45 CouchBase Mobile & Devices
    19:53 Is NoSQL a 'big lift' for IT practitioners?
    24:44 Capella: CouchBase-as-a-Service
    30:33 SQL & NoSQL, a Peaceful Co-Existance?
    32:24 Where is CouchBase Focused over the next 12-18 months?
    34:37 Wrapping Up.
    35:43 The End!
    Special Guest: Jeff Morris.

    • 35 min
    The Changing Face of Cyber-Security

    The Changing Face of Cyber-Security

    There is nothing more critical to IT administrators (and their bosses!) than cyber-security and data protection. Old methods of securing our infrastructure are no longer as effective as they once were. Instead, we're moving into an era of AI-based decisions about what data and traffic to let in, and keep out, of our networks.


    Hillstone Networks is a strong innovator in this space. In this episode HIllstone's Tim Liu and Gary Wang join hosts Matt Kimball and Steve McDowell to help us understand the evolving nature of cyber-security.


    00:00 Kick it off
    00:20 Who is Hillstone?
    01:06 Application-aware Security
    02:37 Using AI and Machine Learning to enhance security
    08:05 How has the treat landscape evolved over the past few years?
    10:00 Protecting data in the cloud
    13:30 Security Kubernetes & container-based workflows
    13:58 Who are Hillstone's customers?
    16:33 What's next for Hillstone & cyber-security in general?
    23:00 Evolving threat landscape
    24:54 Wrapping up
    25:19 It's over!
    Special Guests: Gary Wang and Tim Liu.

    • 25 min
    High Performance Storage, with Infinidat's Eric Herzog

    High Performance Storage, with Infinidat's Eric Herzog

    There is (arguably) no faster mainstream storage available than Infinidat's just-launched InfiniBox SSA II array.


    Infinidat CMO Eric Herzog joins host Steve McDowell, principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, to walk us through just how Infinidat is able to increase throughput and IOPs by more than 50% in the new array, while also ensuring a compelling level of data protection and cyber-resilience. The guys also talk about the continuing evolution of storage, with a deep-dive into AIOps and how new workloads (such as cloud-native) impact storage architecture.


    This is a great podcast for anyone interested in high-performance storage.


    This podcast is sponsored by Infinidat.
    Special Guest: Eric Herzog.
    Links:
    Infinidat Infinibox Enterprise Storage — The InfiniBox® enterprise storage system delivers faster than all-flash performance, multi-petabyte capacity, and 100% availability for a broad range of mixed application workloads. Infinite zero-impact snapshots, dependable active/active, synchronous & asynchronous replication, and flexible, software-defined quality of service come standard, with guaranteed reliability and data security.

    • 30 min

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