“AI Will Move to the Edge for Performance, Cost and Privacy Reasons” | Equinix’s Kaladhar Voruganti Previews CAPRE’s NorCal Digital Infrastructure Summit

CAPRE: What is the greatest opportunity in the data center / digital infrastructure industry at the moment? Voruganti: Edge Computing.  The amount of data getting generated at the Edge is growing at a fast rate. More processing will move to the edge to reduce the cost of backhauling this data to the core data center, provide real-time responses to end user queries/actions, and to satisfy numerous government compliance regulations (some types of data cannot leave a particular region). This, in turn, will lead to a growth in infrastructure for Edge and hybrid architectures. CAPRE: What will be the biggest difference in the industry at the end of 2020, from today? Voruganti: Hybrid/Multi-Cloud Growth is one item. Hybrid cloud solutions, including those from large cloud service providers, will become even more prevalent. Similarly more robust and mature multi-cloud solutions with respect to unified security, resource management, and portable services will begin to appear in the industry from major vendors. CAPRE: What is another item? Voruganti: Data Management Capabilities is another. Increasingly, enterprises want to improve the accuracy of their AI/Analytics algorithms by aggregating data from many external sources. They also want to share/monetize their internal data with external parties but struggle with the unauthorized use of their data. Thus, we will see the emergence of more solutions that will help in addressing data privacy, data management and control problems. CAPRE: What kind of technological trends are setting the tempo for what…