Marc Austin

Marc Austin is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Hedgehog. Marc is a fox who knows many things and a hedgehog who knows one big thing. As a Hedgehog he knows that millions of cloud native development teams will use Hedgehog open network fabrics to deploy their apps on distributed cloud infrastructure. As a fox he knows many things from his experience leading mass-scale automation strategy at Cisco, Internet of Things networking at Jasper, digital media delivery at Amazon, mobile application development founding Canvas, the birth of smartphones at AT&T, early mobile ride sharing founding Mobiquity, internet search at Infoseek, e-commerce at Internet Shopping Network and leading people through adversity in the United States Army.
Hedgehog AI Network delivers $50K minimum ROI per GPU

Hedgehog AI Network delivers $50K minimum ROI per GPU

In my “AI Needs a New Network” post last week, I noted that NVIDIA reported $13billion in networking ARR on $18.4 billion of annual data center revenue.  This week, we are diving a little deeper on the unit economics of GPUs, the Hedgehog AI Network, and LLMs offered...

AI Needs a New Network

AI Needs a New Network

Most investors associate NVIDIA with GPUs and recognize GPUs as the key ingredient for AI cloud infrastructure.  But that’s only part of the AI infrastructure picture. Investors need to also understand the role of networking for AI.  Smart investors should pay...

Run Hedgehog at the data edge with Edgecore Networks and SONiC

Run Hedgehog at the data edge with Edgecore Networks and SONiC

Hedgehog Open Network Fabric powered by SONiC runs on Edgecore DCS204, DCS203, DCS501 and EPS203 data center and edge switches. If you have been following this blog the last few weeks, you may have noticed that December’s Just Cause release gave you an option to run...

Run Hedgehog powered by SONiC on Dell PowerSwitch cloud networks

Run Hedgehog powered by SONiC on Dell PowerSwitch cloud networks

Looking for an easier way to run SONiC on Dell PowerSwitch devices?  Hedgehog makes it easy to run SONiC with an automated software appliance that includes SONiC. If you have been following this blog the last few weeks, you have downloaded Hedgehog and experimented...

Experiment with SONiC using Hedgehog Virtual Lab

Experiment with SONiC using Hedgehog Virtual Lab

Want to experiment with the idea of running SONiC in your distributed cloud, but don’t want to commit to purchasing hardware?  You can start with the Hedgehog Virtual Lab.  Just visit https://githedgehog.com and click the DOWNLOAD button.  From there you can install...

Look what Santa brought: another Hedgehog software release!

Look what Santa brought: another Hedgehog software release!

Just in time for the holidays, I’m pleased to announce that Santa and his elves are delivering Hedgehog A2 “Just Cause” available for download at https://githedgehog.com.  The Hedgehog elves worked especially hard on this release to get it on the sleigh for fun...

How fast can you run?

How fast can you run?

I know that Hedgehog can run pretty darn fast. We have more than a few people who believe we can run fast, too. Hedgehog is a world class team backed by a world class group of investors. We are well financed to build an open network fabric for distributed cloud,...

A fox knows many things, but a hedgehog knows one big thing

A fox knows many things, but a hedgehog knows one big thing

Millions of cloud native workloads will deploy on distributed cloud infrastructure with open network fabrics I am writing this blog post to announce my new company Hedgehog, so I might as well talk about hedgehogs.  If I’m going to write about hedgehogs I might...