a16z Podcast: Datacenter of the Future

The datacenter has long been — there’s no nice way to put this — a bit of a snoozer. Expensive boxes running expensive software. No more, says a16z General Partner Peter Levine, who lays out a vision for the datacenter of the future. Building on the technology established by companies like Facebook and Google, Levine describes a software-led transformation of the datacenter, one where the mobile supply chain and fast-moving companies are reimagining everything — from the underlying architecture to new business models. Be prepared to get in the weeds, hear Levine talk about the next opportunity, β€œhosted instances,” Chris Dixon describe the β€œthe dream within the dream,” and discover why the datacenter is about to get exciting.