All Tech Field Day Podcast

The Edge is a Real Place

Although the Utilizing Edge podcast dives deep into the topic of edge computing, it’s worth considering the topic from other perspectives. This episode of the On-Premise IT podcast features Andy Banta, Jim Jones, and Gina Rosenthal discussing the reality of edge with Stephen Foskett, host of Utilizing Edge. After a quick consideration of the various devices that could be considered edge, from mobile phones to 5G base stations to software to Intel NUCs, we discuss the requirements and demands of edge computing. But there are many similarities with datacenter and cloud, including virtual machines and containers, Kubernetes and firewalls, hyper-converged infrastructure and SD-WAN.

On-Premises for Today’s Podcast:


Andy Banta

Jim Jones

Gina Rosenthal


Stephen Foskett

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About the author

Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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