In this week’s podcast, we speak with Paul Teich, Principal Analyst, Tirias Research. Paul offered his insight into several key industry trends as well as the recent Spectre and Meltdown discoveries.

  • Spectre and Meltdown – Will this drive additional security focus?
  • Augmented Reality and AI is the holy grail of Edge and Cloud
  • Capabilities of 5G and its impact over next 10 years
  • Why is Hyper Converged Infrastructure popular?

Topic                                                                     Time (Minutes.Seconds)

Introduction                                                          0.0 –  3.06 (Texas and Texas A&M)
Spectre and Meltdown Lead to Security?      3.06 – 6.30
Industry-Wide Refresh                                       6.30 – 10.38 (At least 12 months to new silicon)
Enterprise Thoughts on Patching/Updates   10.38 – 15.03 (Profit over Security)
Major Services and Rolling Blackouts             15.03 – 16.06 (Service Patching Underway – Intel)
Security Vulnerabilities Always Exist              16.06 – 17.50
Edge ~ Highly Distributed Management        17.50 – 22.23 (Definition)
Hardware Component to Edge                        22.23 – 25.03 (Opening for ARM?)
Edge is Heterogeneous                                    25.03 – 27.48
Portability b/w Cloud and Edge Required    27.48 – 31.47 (End of Mgmt from H/W Vendors)
GPUs on the Edge                                              31.47 –  36.29 (Tesla and Nvidia Announcement)
Infrastructure Deployment in an Instant        36.29 – 40.00
Multi-Tenancy at Edge                                       40.00 – 42.50 (Jevon’s Paradox Appears Again)
Augmented Reality & AI                                    42.50 – 45.13
5G Rollout                                                            45.13 – 47.17
Hyper Converged Infrastructure – Why?       47.17 – 52.30
Wrap-Up                                                               52.30 – END

Podcast Guest
Paul Teich, Principal Analyst, Tirias Research

Paul Teich is a Principal Analyst with a technical background and over 30 years of industry experience in computing, storage, and networking. Paul’s strength is in assessing the technical feasibility and market opportunity for new technologies and developing profitable strategies to commercialize those technologies.

Paul’s prior experience includes being a key member of AMD’s Opteron server processor team in the early 2000s, which redefined 64-bit computing; product manager of a web service at the height of the first internet bubble; designer of low-cost consumer PCs before multi-PC households were common; and product manager of RISC processors used as graphics accelerators in the early 1990s, which is now back in vogue on a larger scale with deep learning.

Over the past few years Paul has spoken and moderated panels at many industry events, including IoT Dev-Con, Open Server Summit, Dell World, TiEcon Silicon Valley, NIWeek, ARM TechCon, and SXSW Interactive. Paul is quoted by an equally diverse set of industry press, including: IDG, SiliconANGLE, ComputerWorld, InfoWorld, eWeek, and Processor.com.

Paul also serves as an adviser to the EEMBC Cloud and Big Data Server Benchmarking working group (“ScaleMark”) and has been a co-organizer of the Open Server Summit’s scale-out server track. In addition, he has recently been an expert consultant in an intellectual property court case and has supported a client in front of a US government committee.

Paul holds a BS in Computer Science from Texas A&M and an MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business. His technical accomplishments include 12 US patents and senior membership in both the ACM and the IEEE.

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