Edge: It’s the potential, the power, and the future of IT

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

What does the future of IT look like? Look to the edge to find out more. Edge may still be hard to define, but, it's a powerful technology that is quickly shaping the future of IT, and many organizations may look to deploy edge to help create more value for their customers.

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Living on the edge: It's what the future of IT looks like

Edge computing has the potential to revolutionize IT—especially the way organizations interact with customers. But the edge space is still somewhat of a wild west, and there are competing theories of where it should go and how it can be utilized most effectively. There are even competing definitions of what “edge” truly is. In this episode of the podcast, David Linthicum and Edgevana CEO Mark Thiele break down edge computing—what it is, and isn’t, and ways companies can leverage it to help create better value for customers. Mark also gives his take on what an edge-enabled future would look like, and he gives some pointers on how organizations can build a path to get there.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services) and “Google” refers to GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

When you're talking to someone about edge, not only do you have to have some relative clarity for what edge you're actually talking about, but you have to understand what perspective the person you're talking to is.Mark Thiele is the CEO and founder of Edgevana, a startup providing IT services to the buy side and sell side of IT services for data center, ICT and cloud.

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How is edge computing helping shape the future of IT?

Edge computing is often difficult to define, but what it's really about is better connections, less latency, and increased responsiveness.

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Edge, cloud, or both?

The cloud has revolutionized IT and analytics, but it's not always the best choice when action has to occur quickly and close to the event. In those cases, edge computing may be the right way to go.

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Unbundling the cloud with the intelligent edge

Explore how edge computing, AI, and advanced connectivity are enabling enterprises to become more responsive to a fast-moving world.

Put Cloud in context with the future of business and technology

Because cloud is never just about cloud, a podcast about cloud isn’t either. Our two hosts deliver two unique perspectives to help bring you closer to achieving what matters most—your possible.

For Cloud Professionals, hosted by David Linthicum, provides an enterprise-level, strategic look at key issues impacting clients’ businesses. David, ranked as the #1 cloud influencer in a recent Apollo Research report, has published 13 books on computing, written over 5,000 published articles and performed over 500 conference presentations, making his specialization in the power of cloud simply undeniable.

As a pioneer in cloud computing, Mike Kavis leads Architecting the Cloud, which offers insights from the POV of those who’ve had hands-on experience with cloud technology. Mike’s personal cloud journey includes leading the team that built the world's first high-speed transaction network in Amazon's public cloud—a project that ultimately won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge.

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