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Sep 14, 2017

In this episode of the ARCHITECHT Show, Packet co-founder and CEO Zachary Smith explains his company's attempt to carve out its own cloud computing niche by offering "unopinionated" access to bare metal resources. Among other things, Smith discusses Packet's audience of tinkerers and DIYers; the unique benefits of custom hardware as a service; the challenge of trying to bootstrap a business in world of cloud giants; Packet's plan to power the advent of edge computing; and Smith's own journey from Juilliard to cloud hosting.

In the news segment, co-hosts Derrick Harris and Barb Darrow (Fortune) discuss Rackspace buying Datapipe, Cloudera buying Fast Forward Labs, and Amazon's search for a new HQ.