DOP 170: Running Containers at the Edge

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 3, 2022

Show Notes

#170: Containers are one of the quickest ways we can move away from a traditional server-centric architecture, as they allow us to host software “in the cloud” without over-provisioning resources or managing infrastructure like we did with virtual machines.

What do you think about when you hear edge computing? Is it CDN, serverless functions, or something else? All of these definitions can be heavily related to the concept of edge computing. The term itself is ambiguous and hard to grasp.

But what happens when you try to run containers at the edge? In this episode, we speak with Dan Bartholomew, Co-Founder & CTO at Section, about how running containers at the edge is much more than deciding what city to run your container in.

Guests

Dan Bartholomew

Dan Bartholomew

Dan Bartholomew is Co-Founder & CTO at Section, an Edge as a Service platform provider that empowers application engineers to accelerate their path to Edge. Dan has spent over twenty years in engineering leadership and technical consulting roles. His vision for a developer-friendly edge platform was born long before the term ‘edge computing’ was coined and has evolved into a pioneering technology that is focused on meeting the needs of today’s developers.

Hosts

Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog TechnologyConversations.com.

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