Edge Congress Amsterdam
iMasons Fireside Chat – January 31
In conjunction with the Edge Congress event, an iMasons Fireside chat was hosted by iMasons Foundation Partner, EdgeConnex on January 31st.
EdgeConnex has had a fascinating journey! Staring in 2010 as they helped cable companies extend their networks, then building large numbers of data centers (24 in 18 months!) in 2015 to extend large scale distribution networks. In 2016 EdgeConnex worked with hyperscale to build huge Edge data center campuses – not just across the USA – but in Europe – Dublin, and Amsterdam with plans for Munich and others in the pipeline.
EdgeConnex has been an iMason Foundation Partner from the outset. We greatly appreciate their active support across many iMasons initiatives, including education efforts and the newly forward Edge Masons. EdgeMasons is a team of iMasons members (leaving their companies at the door) who are working cooperatively to address Edge related issues. There was much discussion at the event on a definition of “The Edge”. Phillip Marangella’s, EdgeConnex Chief Marketing Officer, view is that it’s the customer and the application that defines the Edge on a case by case basis. Phill also shared his views on the difference in cloud architecture and approach in USA and Europe.
EdgeConnex & iMasons Drinks Reception – January 30
EdgeConnex also hosted a pre show drinks reception on January 30th at 17:30 at the Mercure Hotel. iMasons members were welcome to attend.
The EdgeMasons will be meeting next at DataCloud Congress in Monaco – June 5, 2019.