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
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.
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.
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Special Guest: Scott Hamilton.
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.
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?
Special Guest: Adam Glick.
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.
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.
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.
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