It’s an Edge-Y NUC World

Mark Houtz had the opportunity to attend the first Edge Field Day where he heard from Scale Computing, Avassa Systems, Mako Networks, Opengear, and more. One topic that stood out was the use of Intel NUCs in edge deployments. While Intel has decided to exit the PC business, other vendors like Simply NUC are stepping in to continue the NUC legacy. Read more about Mark’s experiences at Edge Field Day and thoughts about the demise of the NUC.

Edge to Cloud (To Edge) on the Biggest Stage on Earth

In the latest from The Tech Arena, Allyson Klein and Carl Moberg of Avassa discuss the complexities of delivering live broadcast media on a global scale. They bring up the transformation happening in the production side of the broadcast chain, highlighting the challenges of real-time video processing and the need for specialized infrastructure. They also share their thoughts on the future of production infrastructure, including the potential for cloud-based solutions and the importance of considering the specific requirements of each production scenario.

Edge Computing Architecture Fundamentals

At Edge Field Day 1, companies such as Scale Computing, Mako Networks, Avassa, Zededa, and Opengear presented their solutions for deploying applications to the edge. There has been no universal agreement on what the term “edge” means, but delegates concluded that organizations should consider deploying applications in a location where they can achieve peak optimization. The presenters focused on networking, out-of-band access, compute/storage, provisioning, observability, and orchestration, aspects, but stressed that there is no uniform approach given that the edge varies by context. Read on for Gina Rosenthal’s thoughts on EFD1 and edge computing!

Time to Recalibrate Your Views on Edge Computing

After attending Edge Field Day 1, Ben Young shares his reflections on edge computing and how his views may have changed after speaking with a range of vendors at the event. While his views going into the event were largely confirmed, he also gained new insights, including the concept that edges can be smaller than previously thought, with companies such as Scale Computing providing hyperconverged infrastructure on an Intel NUC. Furthermore, centralised orchestration is critical for scaling, efficiency, and agility, as is enhanced security and compliance in a challenging, often unstable edge environment.

Application Management at the Edge With Avassa

In this TechArena podcast, Allyson Klein engages in conversation with Avassa CTO Carl Moberg, who she met at Edge Field Day recently. Carl shares how his company is pioneering the idea of bringing application control to edge environments while designing solutions that cater to both infrastructure operators and application developers. Avassa’s solution enables businesses to get the most out of their existing infrastructure investments while delivering applications with improved performance. Listen to the TechArena and learn all about Avassa!

Thousands of Containers Without Kubernetes?

“If you need to manage container applications at your distributed edge, look at Avassa’s videos and the other presenters at Edge Field Day.” Alastair Cooke had great things to say about Avassa after attending their presentation at Edge Field Day in February. Read his full thoughts on his website, and watch Avassa’s presentation on the Tech Field Day Youtube Channel.

Managing Applications at On-Site Edge With Avassa

Monitoring and managing applications is a daily grind for IT teams in charge of the edge environments. In this article, Sulagna Saha reviews the Avassa Platform that brings the cloud operating model to the edge with easy app management and monitoring. Read her article at Gestalt IT, or watch the live demo from the Edge Field Day event here at Tech Field Day.

Deploying Applications Across Edge Locations With Mako Networks and Avassa

In this Roundtable discussion with Mako Networks and Avassa, we hear from co-founders from both companies about deploying applications at scale at the edge. Watch how the conversation unfolded between Stephen Foskett, Simon Gamble, Carl Moberg, Ben Young, and Alastair Cooke on Gestalt IT’s Youtube channel.

CXO Insight: Do We Really Need Kubernetes at the Edge?

In this article, Enrico Signoretti assesses the value of Kubernetes at the Edge. He gives the pros and cons as well as alternatives to Kubernetes at the Edge (including Avassa’s contatiner management platform). Read his full thoughts on the GigaOm website.

Learn More About Edge Computing at the First Edge Field Day Event

Curious about what’s happening at the first Edge Field Day? Stephen Foskett gives us the rundown of who will be presenting at the inaugural event. We have a great lineup with Avassa, Scale Computing, Mako Networks, ZEDEDA, and Opengear. Check out the video on Gestalt IT’s website.

Monitoring Apps in the Cloud With Avassa

Avassa’s approach to edge management gives nearly any IT organization full purview over their edge deployments at scale from the cloud. Writing for Gestalt IT, Zach DeMeyer lays out how such a capability is sure to enable faster, more effective edge deployments in the future. Check out Avassa’s latest product portfolio from Tech Field Day here!

Dramatically Decreasing the Time to Push Software to the Edge

The demonstration that Avassa Systems delivered at September’s Tech Field Day really drove home just how powerful their solution is assisting in pushing docker images to edge devices. Denny Cherry, a Field Day delegate, writes on how his mind was racing from the demonstrations provided by Avassa Systems. If you’re into an environment with edge devices, check out Denny’s latest post!

Managing Applications at the Distributed Edge Cloud With Avassa

Do you want a broader understanding of edge computing? Check out what Keith Ward, a Field Day delegate, writes on Avassa’s presentation of edge computing at Tech Field Day. He expands on the demos of edge software he witnessed during Avassa’s demonstration. Be sure to keep reading on!

Tech Field Day 24 – Opening Cans of Worms at the Ultra Reliable Smart Edge

WirelessNerd Drew Lentz covers his opinions after watching the recent Tech Field Day event as a delegate in this post. Touching on all four presentations, Lentz explains his takeaways from each one. Read the post for more info!

Tech Field Day Returns With Avassa, Cisco, Pure Storage, and Xilinx

Tech Field Day is back this September! Join host Stephen Foskett as he and our esteemed delegates enjoy presentations from Cisco, Pure Storage, Avassa, and Xilinx. Watch all of the presentations to learn more!