In episode #69 of the IoT For All Podcast, Ryan is joined by Marco Rodrigues, the VP of Products and Solutions at Volterra to talk about the future of edge computing, including the effects and adoption of distributed cloud computing and distributed application management.
Marco comes from a deep background in networking, telco cloud architecture and applications. Before joining Volterra, he was the VP of Solutions Architecture at Juniper and managed the architecture, design, and deployment of clouds for AT&T Mobility, Deutsche Telekom, GE, Workday, and others.
To start the episode, Marco shared a little about what Volterra does, and how it fits into the IoT space as a whole. Volterra provides a distributed cloud platform to enable the frictionless exchange of data between multi-cloud and edge sites and allowing DevOps teams to manage fleets of applications and infrastructure with greater ease.
Marco spoke to some of the industry trends around edge computing – including some of the reasons companies are moving their data processing to the edge, and a bit of background on the edge computing landscape as a whole. Marco also shared some of Volterra’s own use cases and some of the situations that brought other companies to make the change.
Changing the conversation to adoption, Marco spoke to some of the trends he’d seen as applications have evolved. He spoke to some of the drivers and challenges facing the adoption of edge computing, and what, in his opinion, it would take for it to become an industry standard.
And to close out the episode, Marco shared his thoughts on COVID-19 and how he anticipated it affecting the market long-term.
Interested in connecting with Marco? Reach out to him on Linkedin!
About Volterra: Volterra provides a distributed cloud platform to deploy, connect, secure, and operate applications and data across multi-cloud and edge sites. Line-of-business leaders can drive business transformation and automation by distributing workloads closer to business activity. DevOps teams can manage fleets of applications and infrastructure with less complexity. Network teams can simplify application connectivity and security across clouds.
Key Questions and Topics from this Episode:
(01:16) Intro to Marco
(03:23) Intro to Voltera
(04:35) What does a typical customer engagement look like?
(06:05) What are the benefits of moving an application to the edge?
(08:55) How were these solutions being handled before edge computing? Or were they at all?
(11:34) What changes are you seeing in the space, how are applications evolving and changing?
(14:22) What is distributed application management, and how does it work together with edge computing?
(16:52) How do you view the adoption of these technologies, currently? What do you think is driving or preventing adoption?
(19:52) What is it going to take for edge computing to become the industry standard?
(23:00) How do you see COVID-19 influencing customers and the market? What changes do you expect to see on the long-term?
(26:46) What should we keep an eye out for at Voltera?