As we’ve discussed all season on Utilizing Edge, innovation is coming from all directions, including hardware, software, and applications. This special crossover episode of the On-Premise IT and Utilizing Tech podcasts features Edge Field Day delegates Brian Knudtson, Ned Bellavance, and Jody Lemoine discussing their perspectives about edge innovation with Stephen Foskett. The primary drivers at the edge are integration, efficiency, and connectivity, as well as the unique needs of the applications there. Starting with hardware, customers are headed in two directions, with more enterprise availability features deployed in some locations and less-capable hardware in others, both in terms of compute and networking. At the software level, most edge infrastructure is hyper-converged, meaning that multiple layers of the stack are integrated in software and managed as one. Although intended as an application platform, Kubernetes is being deployed as a packaging abstraction and distribution solution at the edge.
- Stephen Foskett, Publisher of Gestalt IT and Organizer of Tech Field Day. Find Stephen’s writing at GestaltIT.com and on Twitter at @SFoskett.
- Brian Knudtson, multi-disciplinary technologist and freelance writer. You can connect with Brian on LinkedIn or on Mastodon and read more on his work on his blog.
- Ned Bellavance, Technical Educator and Content Creator. You can connect with Ned on LinkedIn and visit his website to find out more about his content.
- Jody Lemoine, Administrative Officer at Canadian Forces – Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC). You can connect with Jody on LinkedIn and on Twitter.
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