The edge of the internet is no longer fixed at traditional content delivery networks (CDNs). The architecture and technology of 5G networks are moving compute and storage closer to the end user, enabling a new class of low-latency/high-bandwidth application domains. Given the heterogeneity of the edge (e.g., Are you doing compute on devices, multiaccess edge computing (MEC), or the CDN edge or in the cloud; are the capabilities and interfaces of the different edges you’re using the same?), we risk creating a fragmented development ecosystem that can strain developers and introduce risk into systems.
How do you harness the power of multiple edges and minimize the overhead and risk they introduce while creating a seamless multiedge experience? Dave Andrews walks you through some of the ideas that are informing Verizon Digital Media Services’ edge compute design, including multiedge scenarios on development and deployment, reliability and failover, and the importance of providing cohesive and intuitive solutions.
This keynote is sponsored by Verizon Digital Media Services.
Dave “Bear” Andrews is chief architect at Verizon Digital Media Services, overseeing the evolution of the Edgecast content delivery network (CDN) and Uplynk video platform. He enjoys low-level security exploitation techniques and has an appreciation for the nuances and resulting surprised faces that accompany discovering failure modes in globally distributed systems. Previously, Dave brought several web security products to market at Verizon Digital Media Services and worked for startups in the Los Angeles area, building security products in the virtualization and CDN spaces. He holds a PhD in computer security from a small university in Australia.
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