May 23, 2018
Today we have the CEO and
co-founder of ClearSky, Ellen Rubin. Ellen built a career on
finding people with outrageous ideas and launching companies that
help bring those ideas to fruition. Her first entrepreneur
endeavor, Netezza, revolutionized data warehousing before it was
purchased by IBM in 2010 for nearly $2 billion. Her second company,
CloudSwitch, was named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner before being
acquired by Verizon. She’s been on an incredible journey, lots of
adventures and a wealth of experience in the tech
I invited her onto the show to
discusses why, despite the hype, leveraging the cloud for storage
does not work for every application.
Companies need a single,
high-performance, low-latency option, and while it makes sense to
store cold or archival data in the cloud, hot data, or data used
frequently, must be close to users and applications - enter edge
Ellen discusses the benefits of
edge computing, as well as:
- Why Amazon and other cloud
vendors shouldn't predicate their business on huge data centers in
the middle of nowhere.
- Why IoT applications that require
an instantaneous response and user interactivity can't be in the
- How IT can figure out which data
should stay at the edge.
- How the balance between
enterprise data centers and regional cloud “hubs” is a challenge IT
teams are just beginning to face.
- Why the edge is needed for
successful hybrid models and cloud adoption.