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July 2017

LinuxGizmos: Open Source Group Adds Members to Forge Edge Computing Standards

By | EdgeX Foundry, In the News

The open source EdgeX Foundry group gains new members as it begins to sculpt standardized software building blocks for intelligent edge computing.

In April, The Linux Foundation launched the open source EdgeX Foundry project to develop a standardized interoperability framework for Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing. Recently, EdgeX Foundry announced eight new members, bringing the total membership to 58.

Read more at LinuxGizmos.

IoT News: EdgeX Foundry adds Eight New Members and ‘Builds Momentum’ for IoT Interoperability

By | EdgeX Foundry, In the News

EdgeX Foundry, a body which aims to provide a common open framework for the Industrial IoT, has expanded its membership with eight new companies getting on board.

The new members are Absolute, IoT Impact Labs, inwinSTACK, Parallel Machines, Queen’s University Belfast, RIOT, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation, and Tulip Interfaces.

Read more at IoT News.

SDxCentral: Linux’s EdgeX IoT Group Adds Members, Forms Governing Team

By | EdgeX Foundry, In the News

The Linux Foundation’s open source Internet of Things (IoT) group, EdgeX Foundry, is growing its membership and establishing its governing board that will guide business decisions and ensure alignment between the technical communities and members. In addition, the group has launched a series of technical training sessions designed to help developers get up to speed on the project.

Read more at SDxCentral.

AZO Sensors: IoT Edge Computing to Unify as Toshiba and Edgex Foundry Join Hands

By | EdgeX Foundry, In the News

Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation (TDSL) has become the first Japanese company to join EdgeX Foundry, held by The Linux Foundation, which aims to quickly deploy Internet of Things (IoT) solutions on a common open framework.

TDSL, as a part of EdgeX Foundry, will focus on the advancement of its edge computing technology for compatibility with the EdgeX system and add to unify the IoT marketplace.

Read more at AZO Sensors.

Recap: EdgeX Foundry’s First Technical Face-to-Face

By | Blog, EdgeX Foundry

Ahead of the EdgeX Foundry technical meeting happening in London this week, we wanted to share some highlights from our first technical Face-to-Face (F2F) meeting, which took place in Boston at the beginning of June. A special thanks to everyone who attended and to Analog Devices for graciously hosting us at their headquarters.

We had a diverse group of participants from across the IoT landscape including start-ups, established companies, system integrators, cloud service providers and hardware manufacturers.  More than 60 people traveled to Boston from across the U.S. and as far away as Norway, France and Poland, with an additional 20+ joining remotely by phone. Companies participating in the meeting included Analog Devices, ARM, Canonical, Dell EMC, ForgeRock, GE, IBM, Linaro, NetFoundry, Neustar, Object Management Group, Parallel Machines, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Switch Automation, RSA and Two Bulls.

The working meeting brought together technical representatives from EdgeX Foundry member companies as well as the wider technical community to align on project goals, develop working groups, establish the Technical Steering Committee (TSC) structure and begin discussing next steps for EdgeX Foundry including a future certification program.

Meeting highlights include appointing Keith Steele, CEO of IOTech, as chair of the Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and approving the formation of eight initial EdgeX working groups:

This week’s meeting is being hosted by Dell EMC to discuss the goals and objectives for the first MVP release named Barcelona due out this fall. A draft Barcelona MVP plan is available here

Interested in joining the next TSC meeting or participating in a working group? Subscribe to one of our mailing lists or visit the EdgeX wiki to stay up-to-date on upcoming face-to-face meetings and technical developments. You can also follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn for the latest news and announcements.

Full notes, presentations and recordings from the Boston face-to-face are also available on the EdgeX wiki.

EdgeX Foundry Builds Momentum for a IoT Interoperability and a Unified Marketplace with Eight New Members

By | Announcement, EdgeX Foundry

Absolute Software, IoT Impact Labs, inwinSTACK, Parallel Machines, Queen’s University Belfast, RIOT, Toshiba and Tulip Interfaces join EdgeX Foundry  

SAN FRANCISCO – July 17, 2017 – EdgeX Foundry, an open source project building a common open framework for Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing, today announced eight new members: Absolute, IoT Impact Labs, inwinSTACK, Parallel Machines, Queen’s University Belfast, RIOT, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation and Tulip Interfaces.

Launched in April 2017, EdgeX Foundry is a collaborative project of The Linux Foundation that is building an interoperability framework hosted within a full hardware- and OS-agnostic reference software platform to enable an ecosystem of plug-and-play components that unifies the marketplace and accelerates the deployment of IoT solutions. Designed to run on any hardware or operating system and with any combination of application environments, EdgeX can quickly and easily deliver interoperability between connected devices, applications, and services, across a wide range of use cases.

“We are very excited to welcome these new members to our rapidly growing community. They are a geographically diverse group, but are working together to ensure that hardware, operating systems and application frameworks can all speak the same EdgeX language,” said Philip DesAutels, PhD Senior Director of IoT at The Linux Foundation. “This simplification and standardization of Industrial IoT edge computing will bring significant value to the ecosystem for years to come.”

Last month, EdgeX Foundry brought together technical representatives from member companies as well as the wider technical community for the first face-to-face working meeting. More than 80 people joined in-person or via phone to align on project goals, develop working groups and discuss next steps for the project. EdgeX Foundry also initiated a series of technical training sessions called Tech Talks that are designed to help onboard new developers on to the project. Additional information about these Tech Talks, upcoming EdgeX Foundry meetings and how to participate is available at https://wiki.edgexfoundry.org.

New Member Quotes:

Absolute

“Absolute recognizes the urgent need for advancing and unifying standards in edge computing,” said Jo-Ann Smith, Director of Technology Risk Management & Data Privacy at Absolute. “As IoT rapidly grows, it is important to simultaneously expand an open source framework like EdgeX that benefits all members of the current ecosystem. The EdgeX and Absolute technology will allow customers to meet their business goals with secure data protection on their endpoint agents and IoT servers.”

IoT Impact Labs

“Impact LABS works with a number of EdgeX Foundry members to live pilot IoT solutions for small-to-medium sized businesses that often don’t have access to the latest industrial and enterprise tools and methods,” said Chris Rezendes, Managing Director of Impact LABS.

“Working with EdgeX Foundry will help support our efforts to deploy IoT in communities facing natural resource challenges, smart cities, resilient infrastructure, food security and industry 4.0 markets.”

inwinSTACK

“As a major long-time contributor in open source technologies, inwinSTACK is excited to be a part of a project that is developing an open framework for IoT edge computing,” said Joseph Wang, Vice President of inwinSTACK Inc. “We believe EdgeX Foundry plays a major role in developing a common IoT standard for the market, and our partnership will strengthen our ability to deliver enterprise-grade IoT edge solutions to organizations seeking to drive business values and innovations.”

Parallel Machines

“Our mission is to accelerate the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) I in production environments, making it an accessible technology for an enterprise to harness the power of their data generated by IoT,” said Nir Peled, VP Product and Strategy of Parallel Machines. “In order for edge computing to successfully converge with cutting edge technologies like AI, we need industry leaders to unify around a common platform and tools. We believe EdgeX Foundry will achieve this, and it is a crucial initiative for the success of our mission as it creates a common standard framework for all the fundamental elements of an edge solution.”

Queen’s University Belfast

“Adding billions of people and ‘things’ to the internet is not easy,” said Dr. Blesson Varghese, Lecturer in Scalable Computing at Queen’s University Belfast. “At Queen’s University Belfast, we are developing world-class research in edge computing to design sustainable internet architectures that seamlessly connect people and devices. We are excited to be working with EdgeX Foundry on solving the global challenge of transforming the future internet.”

RIOT

“The RIOT community provides open source, vendor-independent and community-driven software that supports low-end IoT devices that connect securely with anywhere on the Internet,” said Thomas Eichinger, developer and maintainer for RIOT. “RIOT starts where Linux doesn’t fit so it is natural for the RIOT community to participate and support complementary open-source initiatives like EdgeX Foundry for edge computing.”

Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation

“As a manufacturer and supplier engaged in various sectors from semiconductor to industrial and social infrastructure systems, we recognized the importance of edge computing at a very early stage and have been working on developing the related technology,” said Shigeyoshi Shimotsuji, Director and Vice President of Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation. “Toshiba and EdgeX Foundry share the same vision for enabling a community of IoT solutions providers to create an interoperable ecosystem. We look forward to leveraging our experiences and technical know-how with EdgeX Foundry to further accelerate the industrial IoT market adoption and drive innovation.”

Tulip Interfaces

“Plug-and-play shop-floor IoT is a key component of Tulip’s Manufacturing App Platform,” said Rony Kubat, co-founder of Tulip Interfaces. “The EdgeX framework will foster an ecosystem which can enable rapid development of new capabilities based on common standards. IoT interoperability will establish an explosion of creativity and empower a new generation of manufacturing engineers. This will lead to flexible and more secure systems that can optimize workflow and, ultimately, change how people work on the factory floor.”

A full list of members can be found here.

About EdgeX Foundry

EdgeX Foundry is an open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation building a common open framework for IoT edge computing and an ecosystem of interoperable components that unifies the marketplace and accelerates the deployment of IoT solutions. Designed to run on any hardware or operating system and with any combination of application environments, EdgeX enables developers to quickly create flexible IoT edge solutions that can easily adapt to changing business needs. To learn more, visit: www.edgexfoundry.org.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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Tech Target IoT Agenda: It’s Time for Fog/Edge Computing in the Internet of Things

By | EdgeX Foundry, In the News

The marketing team at Cisco introduced its fog computing vision in January 2014, also known as edge computing for other more purist vendors. However, it took until 2017 for fog to collect its most popular headlines thanks to the internet of things.

study by IDC estimated that by 2020 10% of the world’s data will be produced by edge devices. This will further drive the need for more efficient fog computing technologies that provide low latency and holistic intelligence simultaneously.

Read more at Tech Target’s IoT Agenda.