Podcast – Antonio Pellegrino on Infrastructure as Software at the Edge

Joining us this week is Antonio Pellegrino, Founder & CEO at Mutable.

About Mutable
Mutable helps software developers create scalable and fast web services by automating DevOps and providing edge technology all around the world.

 Highlights

  • 0 min 35 sec: Introduction of Guest
  • 1 min 09 sec: Are you products edge-focused or just a market to promote to?
    • Building products to meet customers need for containers including edge
  • 2 min 58 sec: Sounds like a platform?
    • Developers create policies on latency, hardware needs, etc
  • 5 min 51 sec: Be aware of the location and structure of deployment hardware
    • Includes management and tracking of network traffic
    • Services see everything as one network even though it isn’t
  • 7 min 49 sec: Why not Kubernetes instead?
    • Kubernetes built for single network
  • 9 min 16 sec: Edge vs Core
    • Temporary services is a big factor in edge
    • HBO and Games of Throne example for supporting access to the feed
  • 13 min 45 sec: Edge is not infinitely elastic
    • Facial recognition example on iPhone
  • 17 min 53 sec: Algorithm to spin up services when needed not always available
  • 19 min 52 sec: How does software learn what to spin up and down
  • 21 min 22 sec: How do you manage storage?
    • Follows standard S3 storage model
  • 24 min 15 sec: NiCs are a core component ~ language for packet management
    • Sounds like a micro-kernel
    • Why people don’t leverage this concept more often?
  • 28 min 32 sec: Manipulate and manage networking at application layer
    • Mutable is building a full stack
    • Operator approach vs developer approach on networking
  • 33 min 21 sec: Control Plane challenges
  • 34 min 27 sec: What is the starting experience with Mutable like?
  • 35 min 55 sec: How is cable industry responding to edge computing?
    • Opportunity to deploy 5G
  • 39 min 23 sec: Wrap-Up

Podcast Guest: Antonio Pellegrino, CEO and founder if Mutable

Antonio is the CEO and founder of Mutable, the next generation platform as a service for microservices and distributed computing. He is a serial entrepreneur, and ran one of the largest e-sports streaming companies of its time. Antonio has built startups centered around developer tools for the past 8 years, saving their customers millions of dollars. Mutable has been a driver in microservices while distributed computing as we now it, allowing developers to push the application to the edge.

Podcast – Syed Zaaem Hosain on Edge, IoT, and Reality

Joining us this week is Syed Zaeem Hosain, CTO and Founder of Aeris from the KeyBanc Emerging Tech Summit.

About Aeris
Aeris is a technology partner with a proven history of helping companies unlock the value of IoT. For more than a decade, we’ve powered critical projects for some of the most demanding customers of IoT services. Aeris strives to fundamentally improve businesses by dramatically reducing costs, accelerating time-to-market, and enabling new revenue streams. Built from the ground up for IoT and globally tested at scale, Aeris IoT Services are based on the broadest technology stack in the industry, spanning connectivity up to vertical solutions. As veterans of the industry, we know that implementing an IoT solution can be complex, and we pride ourselves on making it simpler.

Highlights

  • 0 min 48 sec: Introduction of Guest
  • 1 min 27 sec: Edge is already here for Aeris – Mobile Data Presence
    • Support customers who have a need for long distance data transport over cellular
    • Focused on device connectivity
    • Edge devices will have processing power of their own
  • 4 min 31 sec: Car as Edge Data Center Issues
    • Better to move processing off the car? Cost issue for sending data via cellular
    • Tire Pressure System Example
    • 5G Cost may not be dramatically lower as people expect
  • 7 min 24sec: Can’t Send all Data Back ~ Need Local Machine Learning
    • Great deal of irrelevant data (e.g. Tire pressure)
    • Can send lots of data to train models as well – Airplane example
  • 12 min 04 sec: Dave McCrory Podcast on Airplane Use Case / Data Gravity
    • Security in Data Gathering Algorithms – Must validate the source of data
    • Use of aggregated data to monitor data validity
  • 17 min 11 sec: Sharing of Data in Edge Models
    • Issues with Security, Ownership, etc of data
    • Windshield wipers on cars for weather info
    • Source of data – how participate in money chain?
  • 21 min 45 sec: Billing for Pennies is a Problem
    • Billing systems are in issue to track revenue
    • ROI in IoT space is an open issue
  • 23 min 36 sec: Blockchain can help here?
  • 25 min 21 sec: What is the ROI for adding more devices into IoT model
    • Medical sensors (skin monitoring, pressure points in eye for monitoring)
    • Human privacy is a massive issue in this space
  • 34 min 02 sec: BOOK – Definitive Guide to IoT for Business (Free)
  • 35 min 37 sec: Wrap-Up

Podcast Guest: Syed Zaeem Hosain, CTO and Founder of Aeris

Mr. Hosain is responsible for the architecture and future direction of Aeris’ networks and technology strategy. He joined Aeris in 1996 as Vice President, Engineering and is a member of the founding executive team of Aeris. Mr. Hosain has more than 38 years of experience in the semiconductor, computer, and telecommunications industries, including product development, architecture design, and technical management. Prior to joining Aeris, he held senior engineering and management positions at Analog Devices, Cypress Semiconductor, CAD National, and ESS Technology. Mr. Hosain is Chairman of the International Forum on ANSI‐41 Standards Technology (IFAST) and Chairman of the IoT M2M Council (IMC). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

Podcast – Ian Rae talks Cloud, Innovation, and Updates from Google Next 2018

Joining us this week is Ian Rae, CEO and Founder CloudOps who recorded the podcast during the Google Next conference in 2018.

Highlights

  • 1 min 55 sec: Define Cloud from a CloudOps perspective
    • Business Model and an Operations Model
  • 3 min 59 sec: Update from Google Next 2018 event
    • Google is the “Engineer’s Cloud”
    • Google’s approach vs Amazon approach in feature design/release
  • 9 min 55 sec: Early Amazon ~ no easy button
    • Amazon educated the market as industry leader
  • 12 min04 sec: What is the state of Hybrid? Do we need it?
    • Complexity of systems leads to private, public as well as multiple cloud providers
    • Open source enabled workloads to run on various clouds even if the cloud was not designed to support a type of workload
    • Google’s strategy is around open source in the cloud
  • 14 min 12 sec: IBM visibility in open source and cloud market
    • Didn’t build cloud services (e.g. open a ticket to remap a VLAN)
  • 16 min 40 sec: OpenStack tied to compete on service components
    • Couldn’t compete without Product Managers to guide developers
    • Missed last mile between technology and customer
    • Didn’t want to take on the operational aspects of the customer
  • 19 min 31 sec: Is innovation driven from listening to customers vs developers doing what they think is best?
    • OpenStack is seen as legacy as customers look for Cloud Native Infrastructure
    • OpenStack vs Kubernetes install time significance
  • 22 min 44 sec: Google announcement of GKE for on-premises infrastructure
    • Not really On-premise; more like Platform9 for OpenStack
    • GKE solve end user experience and operational challenges to deliver it
  • 26 min 07 sec: Edge IT replaces what is On-Premises IT
    • Bullish on the future with Edge computing
    • 27 min 27 sec: Who delivers control plane for edge?
      • Recommends Open Source in control plan
  • 28 min 29 sec: Current tech hides the infrastructure problems
    • Someone still has to deal with the physical hardware
  • 30 min 53 sec: Commercial driver for rapid Edge adoption
  • 32 min 20 sec: CloudOps building software / next generation of BSS or OSS for telco
    • Meet the needs of the cloud provider for flexibility in generating services with the ability to change the service backend provider
    • Amazon is the new Win32
  • 38 min 07 sec: Can customers install their own software? Will people buy software anymore?
    • Compare payment models from Salesforce and Slack
    • Google allowing customers to run their technology themselves of allow Google to manage it for you
  • 40 min 43 sec: Wrap-Up

Podcast Guest: Ian Rae, CEO and Founder CloudOps

Ian Rae is the founder and CEO of CloudOps, a cloud computing consulting firm that provides multi-cloud solutions for software companies, enterprises and telecommunications providers. Ian is also the founder of cloud.ca, a Canadian cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) focused on data residency, privacy and security requirements. He is a partner at Year One Labs, a lean startup incubator, and is the founder of the Centre cloud.ca in Montreal. Prior to clouds, Ian was responsible for engineering at Coradiant, a leader in application performance management.

Podcast – Jason Hoffman on Edge and Joyent Reflections

Joining us this week is Jason Hoffman, CEO MobiledgeX, a startup “creating a global marketplace for organizations to deliver and drive the business of these edge enabled services and products.”

Highlights

  • Joyent – Cloud Computing’s Amiga
  • Technology for You vs Technology for Customer
  • How we Got Here and will Get to Edge
  • Anchoring Edge into Current Needs
  • Humans and Machines Integration – Computer Vision
  • Software and Hardware Support and Aging Issues in House
  • Mixed Reality solves Social issues of Smartphones
  • Reality of Physics in Building the Edge ~ Battery Life is Killer App
  • Network to Data Centric View Switch ~ Edge Data is the S3 of Cloud
  • Lack of Understanding in Early Web Infrastructure vs Email Understanding
  • Lack of Evolution in Hardware Provisioning – Evil Firmware
  • Horrible Parenting Advice

Topic Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction 0.0 – 1.55

Quick History on Joyent 1.55 – 2.54

Is Edge too Early or Right on Time 2.44 – 5.04

How to Jump Start an Edge Market 5.04 – 8.32

Does Edge have its Simple Product Available? 8.32 – 11.13

Understating the Scale of Edge 11.13 – 14.16

Humans and Machines 14.16 – 20.20

Edge Ecosystems in the Home 20.20 – 30.07

Solve Problems with Today’s Tech 30.07 – 32.52

Is Network Everything? 32.52 – 34.27

Reflections on Amazon and Cloud for Edge Creation 34.27 – 39.57

Hardware Remains Stuck in the 80’s 39.57 – 43.19

Wrap Up 43.19 – END

Podcast Guest: Jason Hoffman, CEO MobiledgeX

Jason Hoffman is the Chairman and CEO of MobiledgeX, a Deutsche Telekom subsidiary focused on edge computing. Previously he was a CTO at Ericsson AB and was P&L responsible for their cloud and datacenter infrastructure business. While at Ericsson his group created the world’s first hyperscale, disaggregated system and led the market in the modernization of telecom infrastructure. Prior to Ericsson, he was a founder and the CTO at Joyent (now owned by Samsung), a pioneering high performance cloud IaaS and software provider, where he ran product, engineering, operations and commercial management for a decade. Joyent launched the world’s first container-as-a-service offering in 2004, the most popular asynchronous runtime (node.js) in 2009, the most secure KVM-based VMs in 2009 and the world’s first serverless offering in 2013. He is considered to be one the pioneers of large scale cloud computing, in particular the use of container technologies, asynchronous, high concurrency runtimes and converged server, storage and networking systems. Jason is also an angel investor, strategy and execution advisor, venture and private equity advisor and has served on the boards of companies and foundations.

Jason has a BS and MS from UCLA and a PhD from UCSD. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and children.

Podcast – Yves Boudreau on State of Edge Report and Edge vs Cloud

Joining us this week is Yves Boudreau from Ericsson for his 2nd Podcast appearance (1st Podcast) to talk about the new State of the Edge Report and the latest happenings in the Edge community.

Highlights

  • Edge as an accelerant not having to wait until Edge is built completely
  • Opportunity Cost using Edge as is; no time to wait
  • Be Specific when Requesting Services
  • Internet and Networks are Not Unlimited Pipes
  • Interesting Use Cases for Edge – Augmented Reality, Drone, Cars, Batteries
  • Cost savings of where the data processing is done
  • Open Source software communities at the Edge

Topic                                                                                    Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Intro                                                                                             0.0 – 1.22
State of the Edge Report                                                         1.22 – 5.22 (STE Podcast)  (https://www.stateoftheedge.com/)
Accessible Edge Environments                                              5.22 – 10.50 (Bulgaria)
Opportunity Cost and Missing Killer App                             10.50 – 12.04
Edge Infrastructure as Cloud Development Paradigm      12.04 – 14.29
Elasticity Issues b/w Cloud and Edge                                  14.29 – 21.45
Innovators Dilemma for Cloud & Telcom                             21.35 – 23.10
Favorite Use Cases for Infrastructure Edge                         23.10 –  28.55 (Hanger Podcast)
Data Location and Data Sovereignty                                    28.55 – 31.03
Cost for Processing Power in Edge Devices                        31.03 – 34.49 (SWIM.AI Podcast)
Free Software/ Open Source in Edge                                   34.49 – 46.58
Wrap Up                                                                                     46.58 – END

 

 

Podcast Guest:  Yves Boudreau, VP Partnership and Ecosystem Strategy

Mr. Boudreau is a 20 year veteran of the Digital, Telecom and Cable TV industries. From modest beginnings of one of the first cable broadband ISPs in Canada to the fast paced technology hub of Silicon Valley, Yves joined ERICSSON in 2011 as Vice President of Technical Sales Support and most recently has accepted a position as the VP of Partnerships and Ecosystem Strategy for the ERICSSON Unified Delivery Network. Previously, Mr. Boudreau has worked in R&D, Systems Engineering & Business Development for companies such as Com21 Inc., ARRIS Group (Cable), Imagine Communication (Video Compression) and Verivue Inc. (CDN). Yves now resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Josée and 3 children. Mr. Boudreau completed his undergraduate studies in Commerce @ Laurentian University and graduate studies in Information Technology Management @ Athabasca University. Yves currently also serves on the Board of Director of the Streaming Video Alliance (www.streamingvideoalliance.org)

Podcast – Haseeb Budhani on App Development for Edge and Cloud Best Fit

Joining us this week is Haseeb Budhani, Co-Founder and CEO, Rafay Systems.

About Rafay Systems

Rafay Systems enables next generation performance improvements for SaaS applications delivered over the Internet. Rafay’s Programmable Edge™ platform equips developers with a disruptive set of tools to automatically deploy performance and geography sensitive applications, or micro-services, closer to endpoints. With presence at the infrastructure edge, Rafay’s platform enables organizations to deliver a new set of experiences to their end customers. For more information, visit https://www.rafay.co and join the conversation on Twitter @RafaySystemsInc.

Highlights

  • Building an application deployment platform as close to the Edge as possible
  • Supporting containers, microservices (move latency sensitive parts of app to Edge) and availability of infrastructure
  • Definition of Edge to Rafay Systems
  • Issues of massive amount of data at the Edge to be handled – Use Cases
  • Will Edge suffer from device specific infrastructure needs?
  • Application bottlenecks and impact of cloud locations and end user
  • Placement control of services is still an open issue based on user requirements
  • IT infrastructure and ownership and performance issues (IT vs Operation Teams)
  • Cloud and Edge are not competitive; they work together to offer applications best fit

Topic                                                                                    Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction (and US Weather Update)                               0.0 – 1.52
What is Rafay Systems trying to solve?                               1.52 – 2.50
How does this fit in the world of containers?                      2.50 – 4.40
What does Edge mean to you?                                             4.40 – 7.37
Issues of data at the Edge                                                      7.37 – 12.52
Device specific vendors at Edge?                                         12.52 – 19.07
Recognize where application bottlenecks are                   19.07 – 24.30
Placement of apps using Rafay Systems platform            24.30 – 28.25
Comcast as your data center                                                 28.25 – 28.53
IT infrastructure and ownership                                            28.53 – 33.45
Closing thought from Haseeb                                               33.45 – 35.48
Wrap Up                                                                                    35.48 – END

 

Podcast Guest: Haseeb Budhani, Co-Founder and CEO, Rafay Systems

Haseeb Budhani is the CEO of Rafay Systems, which he co-founded in late 2016. Prior to Rafay, Haseeb spent a year at Akamai Technologies as the company’s Vice President of Enterprise Strategy. Akamai acquired Haseeb’s previous company, Soha Systems, in October 2016. Haseeb co-founded Soha in the second half of 2013 and served as the company’s CEO. Prior to Soha, Haseeb served as the Chief Product Officer for Infineta Systems, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s product marketing, marketing communications and partner management activities. Prior to Infineta, Haseeb served as Vice President for NET’s Broadband Technology Group, spearheading the group’s product marketing, program management and business development functions. Previously, Haseeb held senior product management, marketing and engineering roles at Personal IT, Citrix Systems, Orbital Data, IP Infusion and Oblix. Haseeb holds an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

 

Podcast – Richard Primeaux talks Robotics as a System

Joining us this week is Richard Primeaux, Head of Product and Strategy, Hangar Technology.

About Hangar Technology

Hangar, headquartered in Austin, TX, with a mission to unify the full stack of software essential to power autonomous robotics-as-a-system. A platform to be implemented for the empowerment of an array of capital, construction, and infrastructure support industries–the industries that are a cornerstone of the world’s economy and constitute the largest single component of the USA’s GDP.

Today, Hangar is a foremost leader in this promising transformation fueled by advances in mobile robotics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence that are ushering in a new age of autonomicity — and most likely a whole new computer epoch; one where mobile cognitive machines match, outperform or enhance human performance in a range of work activities—the “Cognitive Era.”

Highlights

  • Cars are the wrong choice for autonomous vehicles – test out on autonomous drones for infrastructure projects (e.g. new buildings, cell towers, …)
  • Mission plans delivered to drone for execution as a robot
  • What is a robot? Difficult – Dangerous – High Degree of Repeatability – Dull Tasks
  • Robot is controlled from program that is run independent of a controller
  • 4-D visual insights delivered to customers
  • Robotics as a System ~ requires a great deal of components for success; not just electronics
  • What an Edge infrastructure will look like to support these robots
  • GPS accuracy is not enough for flying robotics
  • Supporting external influences that happen in real time
  • Building multi-vendor edges coordinating data
  • Discussion on how car automation can learn from drone automation

Topic                                                                                   Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction                                                                        0.0 – 1.52
What is the right autonomous vehicle?                         1.52 – 4.12 (Matt Trifiano Podcast)
Spatial platforms for robotic automation                      4.12 – 5.29
Definition of robots                                                            5.29 – 6.07
How robot operates automatically?                               6.07 – 9.14
Robotics as a system                                                         9.14 – 10.15
Define Kinetic Edge                                                           10.15 – 12.22 (Demo Video)
Micro location Edge use case                                          12.22 – 16.36
Physical limitations and application placement           16.36 – 19.40
Building a multi-vendor Edge ecosystem                     19.40 – 25.42
What to inspect and construction safety                       25.42 – 27.43
Cars follow same process as drones                              27.43 – 29.47
Adding fixed camera to monitor drone                           29.47 – 32.17
Wrap Up                                                                               32.17 – END

Podcast Guest: Richard Primeaux, VP Product & Strategy, Hangar Technology

Primeaux brings over 35 years experience in the design, development, marketing and selling of innovative technology solutions to customers and large enterprises.  His engagement with Hangar began at the formation of the company in 2016, joining entrepreneur and long-time collaborator Jeff DeCoux, Founder & CEO of Hangar in his new mission to bring autonomous robotics and 4D visual intelligence solutions to multiple industries.

Over the last 3 decades, he has been instrumental in helping over a dozen start-up companies in various fund raising and marketing roles and feels most satisfaction in the earlier stages of solution development and of helping drive rapid company growth.