We reflected on 2021 and our four key panelists talked through what’s coming for 2022. Instead of making broad predictions, we focused on the needs of the market. We felt there were many immediate needs around cloud outages and security challenges.
Of course, we also discuss how the edge is coming up along with more physical integrations like for automotive, healthcare, and energy creation and storage. All are very big topics that are local presence related computing.
How do we make data centers green because, fundamentally, they are going to use electricity. But the sources of that electricity, how we respond to shortages of electricity and cost signals about that electricity are all critical to consider. These are the questions that lead us to how a green data center or green infrastructure gets created.
Our discussion also includes how infrastructure at the edge can play a role. Overall, there are A LOT of the factors that go into building and creating green infrastructure, including the motivations and signals that will hopefully change the market.
Serverless at the edge, part one. This is a dynamic and engaged conversation with key questions like:
What is serverless? Do we need serverless? How is edge serverless different than cloud serverless?
We see edge environments as collecting data from sensors that needs to be heterogeneous, multi vendor, dynamic and centralized. But where centralized?
I think that the serverless aspect of this really drives home the idea that we need to be able to make small, quick, easy updates into an edge environment into a sensor environment. But how we accomplish that is still to be defined.
Edge networking is hard! Because before we can talk about edge networking, we actually have to talk about edge management and edge control, and what it takes to build resilient infrastructure and train people to use it.
In the first half, we’re talking about the challenges of managing infrastructure, using the Facebook outage of the week we recorded as a starting point for how challenging it is to build resilient infrastructure.
In the second, we talk about edge networking with solid insights about how challenging edge networking really is not just creating networks in edge locations, but what does it take to sustain an edge network and the integration and technologies over the course of multiple technology generations?
Building an edge control plane is challenging! It’s not clear even what is currently available. As always, data, data pipelines, data orchestration, and data choreography are all influential for edge infrastructure.
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We talk about Digital Twins and the Edge with Simon Crosby from Swim.AI. They are literally building digital twins in edge locations so he has a lot to share.
We work to expand and understand how Simon’s experience translates into general cases and what we’re seeing in the edge. The systems that we’re trying to build are at the intersection of models and “connectedness” of all the components for the edge.
These designs don’t fit traditional models and it is what makes edge unique. Edge is not a single application, but a connected system that going to have to emerge to make all this work together.
Joining us this week is Gideon Rottem, CEO and Founder of Deeyook.
Deeyook seeks to redefine location technology through its patented, wireless-based firmware solution. The firmware can be installed in any WIFI/4G/5G radio access technology and it works by measuring angles of wireless transmissions, a first of its kind in the world of wireless tracking technology.
Swim was founded in 2015 by the creators of the open source swimOS platform. We developed the Swim platform as the best way to build intelligent real-time apps, without worrying about distributed hardware infrastructure and constantly wrangling distributed state. Swim is based in Campbell, CA and also has offices in Cambridge, UK.
Joining us this week is Andrew Wertkin, Chief Strategy Officer at BlueCat.
BlueCat is the Adaptive DNS™ company. The company’s mission is to help the world’s largest organizations thrive on network complexity, from the edge to the core. To do this, BlueCat re-imagined DNS. The result – Adaptive DNS™ – is a dynamic, open, secure, scalable, and automated resource that supports the most challenging digital transformation initiatives, like adoption of hybrid cloud and rapid application development.