November 03, 2023

The world's digital infrastructure company: Exclusive VMblog Video Interview | Equinix at KubeCon 2023

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In this exclusive VMblog video interview as part of our KubeCon + CloudNativeCon US 2023 coverage, we speak with Edward Vielmetti, Developer Partner Manager at Equinix.

Watch as we learn more about Equinix and their technology offerings and what they have planned for KubeCon attendees. Hear about the problems they solve, how they are unique, and what big trends and themes they are interested in as we head into 2024.

Equinix has 250 data centers in 71 metros around the world. Historically, Equinix has been in the colo business, but since the launch of Equinix Metal back in 2020 they've been becoming more "cloudy". Think of it as wrapping APIs around our data centers so you can now provision a bare metal server (and more) in 25 of those metros in about 2 minutes!

Through their cloud on-ramps and network peering, they are partnered with all major cloud providers. Further, Kubernetes is a workload that they've seen customers run on Equinix Metal. They have tools (SDKs and IaC) to help you provision metal in a cloud-like approach with hourly and monthly billing.

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0:00 - Intro
0:19 - Edward Vielmetti, Developer Partner Manager at Equinix
0:35 - Background on Equinix
1:53 - How does Equinix fit within the KubeCon ecosystem?
3:49 - What problems do you solve? And what are the use cases?
5:38 - A deeper dive into the technology and what's unique or differentiated
8:15 - Any new announcements being made at the show?
9:41 - Talking trends and themes heading into 2024
12:15 - Wrap up

Brian Ducharme

Brian is an event reporter for and an expert in virtualization/cloud techonlogies.  In his 15+ years of experience in the virtualization/cloud field he has interviewed hundreds of companies, users and executives.  Brian has been an active member of the NEVMUG (NEVTUG) since 2006 and attends both vmworld and Citrix Synergy every year.  Brian works full time as a Senior Software Engineer for Liquidware Labs.

Brian also spent 5 years as the managing editor of Virtual Strategy Magazine, an online magazine focused on the virtualization industry and has been with vmblog since 2011. He has a background in Computer Graphics, Marketing, Programming, Web Design, Mobile App Development, Linux Administration and is an active member of the NHJS group. 


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