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Day Two Cloud 066: Cloud Computing At The Edge(s)

The “edge” is one of the latest buzzwords to emerge in IT. Like “cloud” before it, edge can mean a lot of things depending on who’s trying to sell you something: a branch office; the base station of a cell tower; an IoT sensor; a cloud or telco outpost of compute, storage, and networking.

On today’s Day Two Cloud we try to get our arms around the edge and what it means for your IT  infrastructure, your operations, and your business.

Our guest is Mark Thiele, CEO and founder of Edgevana.

We discuss:

  • What “edge” really is and why it’s distinct
  • The growth potential and opportunities in edge computing
  • Compute, storage, and networking challenges
  • Operational issues in deploying and supporting edge infrastructure
  • More

Takeaways:

  1. There is an Edge for most every enterprise
  2. Differentiation with the customer is key and it can come from unusual places
  3. There isn’t one provider that will solve all you edge requirements and even within the enterprise there is unlikely to be just one deployment/business model for Edge

Sponsor: VMworld

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Sponsor: HexaBuild

Started by IPv6 experts who literally wrote the books on IPv6, HexaBuild is the premiere IT training, education, and consulting company. If your projects include cloud, IoT, security, or networking, you’ll need IPv6. HexaBuild is here to help you deploy and manage IPv6 successfully. Find out more at hexabuild.io to learn more.

Show Links:

Edgevana

Edgevana Blog

Edge Industry Review – EdgeIR.com

The Cloud 2030

Linux Foundation Edge – Linux Foundation

Mark Thiele on LinkedIn

Mark Thiele’s LinkedIn Blog

@mthiele10 – Mark Thiele on Twitter

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