Fastly’s Lakshmi Sharma on Edge Computing and Distributed Applications

I spoke with Lakshmi Sharma, Chief Product Officer at Fastly, who offered a wide ranging tour of today’s edge computing sector, and discussed the challenges with distributed applications at the edge.

Among the topics we covered:

  • As you survey the edge computing market, what forces are driving the market?
  • What are the challenges involved with building distributed applications at the edge? Any advice that you would give companies?
  • How is Fastly addressing the CDN and edge computing needs of its clients? What’s the Fastly advantage?
  • The future of edge computing and serverless? What are some key milestones we can expect in the years ahead?

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James Maguire is eWeek’s Editor-in-Chief and has been reporting on emerging technology for more than 15 years. He has won two ASBPE Awards of Excellence for in-depth feature articles about cloud computing and artificial intelligence. He has covered the gamut of enterprise and consumer technology, and regularly communicates with leading IT newsmakers, vendors and analysts.

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