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Josh Atwell at KubeCon and CloudNativeCon NA 2023

Equinix Product Manager

Equinix Inc. is partnering with other players, such as The Linux Foundation, to offer open-source developers relevant infrastructure, such as bare metal, for unparalleled performance, scalability and manageability over their environments, according to Josh Atwell (pictured, left), senior director of developer relations at Equinix.

“Software is really boring if it doesn’t have something to run on,” Atwell said. “Being at Equinix has been pretty fantastic, because it’s our core — what we do is infrastructure. We’ve had a few partners that just come by to talk to our joint customers about how they’ve been using our platform, using our network, our bare metal servers to be able to solve problems, and it’s just nice remembering that the infrastructure’s still there and it’s important.”

Atwell and Robert Reeves (right), vice president of strategic partnerships at The Linux Foundation, spoke with theCUBE industry analysts Savannah Peterson and Dustin Kirkland at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discussed why infrastructure plays a pivotal role in open source, and how Equinix, The Linux Foundation and the Cloud Native Compute Foundation fit into the picture.