Billy Thompson is one of the most recognizable faces that you will come across at tech conferences everywhere. As a Solutions Engineering Manager at Akamai (Linode), he is well versed and always up-to-date with the latest in the cloud computing space. In a recent trip to the Linode headquarters in Philadelphia, I sat down with Thompson to geek out about the current trends and some of the major pain points that users are facing today.
Major takeaways include the unprecedented adoption of Kubernetes, which is also leading to growing frustration around cost and egress, and the need to simplify the management of cloud infrastructure. This is where Akamai’s Linode enters the picture to help customers consume the cloud without worrying about the complexity that comes with modern technologies.
Check out the video to dive deep into the discussion.