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Cloud vs. Edge: A Venture Capitalist’s View on What’s in Store for 2018

Feb 14th, 2018 1:31pm by
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Cloud vs. Edge and a VC’s view on What’s in Store for 2018

For this episode of The New Stack Makers, we talk with Steve Herrod, a venture capitalist at General Catalyst where he focuses on infrastructure. He recently published an article on LinkedIn called “Cloud vs. Edge – This is Not a Cage Match.”

“It comes down to the use cases,” Herrod said about the difference between cloud and edge computing, “You don’t want your car’s IoT chip to have to go to the cloud before it decides to make the turn, but it’s faster to go to the cloud to crunch a bunch of sensor data from thousands of IoT devices.”

Listen in to hear how existing companies are like elephants, where Herrod looks for engineers to staff his startups, recommendations for existing companies wanting to update their stacks, what he sees as the trends for 2018, and which two things about serverless fascinate him.

In This Edition

0:40: What is the difference from an engineering perspective between cloud and edge computing?
5:09: What kind of stack would you put together for an industrial environment?
11:41: Making the stack digestible for large companies from an application standpoint.
17:54: What happened to OpenStack?
22:12: Why companies are struggling with the current focus on engineers.
24:15: What Herrod sees as the trends in cloud computing and edge computing for 2018.

Feature image via Pixabay.

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