03 - Will Hardware Shape the Edge and the Software of Our Future?

Posted on Thursday, Nov 12, 2020

Zac and Jacob Smith are true cloud native pioneers and co-founders at Packet, now running Equinix Metal. In this episode, the two explain why physical innovation empowers software that changes the world and share their vision of a hardware-driven edge. Plus, we investigate the question: Is there an evil twin? Show notes:

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Jacob & Zac Smith

Zac and Jacob are twins, born an hour and a half apart. Jacob went to Carnegie Mellon University to study engineering. Zac joined a Linux hosting company in 2001 after meeting someone on the internet.


Sebastian Scheele

Sebastian Scheele

Sebastian Scheele is the CEO and co-founder of Kubermatic. Kubermatic is an enterprise software platform company that enables enterprises and service providers to deliver automated multi-cloud operations. Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform, an enterprise Kubernetes management platform, automates thousands of Kubernetes clusters across any infrastructure on multi-cloud, on-prem and edge with unparalleled density and resilience. Sebastian is a CNCF Ambassador and has published several articles on Kubernetes in leading tech media.

Bill Mulligan (Guest Host)

Bill Mulligan (Guest Host)

Bill Mulligan currently works at Kubermatic as a Kubernetes Advocate, helping companies understand if Kubernetes is the right fit for them. He has been published on DevOps.com, DZone, The New Stack, TRIF, and appeared on The New Stack Makers and Cisco Cloud Unfiltered podcasts. He has given talks about Kubernetes at Cloud Native Rejekts, Cloud Native Warsaw, ContainerDays, DevOn Summit, DevOps Gathering, Landing Festival, Linux Foundation Networking Developer Forum, and Open Networking Summit.