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.

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