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January 2019

IT Web: The Linux Foundation brings order to the edge

By In the News

In a move aimed at solving the problem of the fragmentation of the edge market, The Linux Foundation has launched LF Edge.

The new umbrella organization is tasked with establishing “an open,  for , irrespective of hardware, silicon, cloud or operating system”.

Read more at IT Web.

DevOps: Edge Computing: Saving the Cloud from Ephemeral Data

By In the News

Edge computing is rapidly gaining momentum. Last week’s Linux Foundation news on the launch of LF Edge is one more sign of accelerating growth at the edge. What’s driving this sudden intense interest? It’s more than just the sheer number of edge devices or mounting concerns around interoperability and security. Pushing compute resources closer to the edge can save the cloud and networks from waves of ephemeral data.

Read more at DevOps.

TelecomTV: The Edge comes home: how LFN is expanding its edge coverage

By In the News

The greatest unanswerable question in telecoms is undoubtably “where exactly is the edge?” It is becoming rather like the astro physics question “where is the edge of the universe and does it even exist?” Thankfully, telecoms networks are not (yet) infinite and there are edges aplenty – and more emerging every day. The serious questions focus on why this definition even matters and how CSPs can make best use of them for their own (and you would hope their customers) advantage.

Meanwhile, the edge is seen as anything from a telco’s central office location to a user’s smartphone. Befitting such a broad definition, there are plenty of projects and organizations focused on the edge and its development. Time, then, for The Linux Foundation to recognize its various edge open source projects and attempt to create some cohesion via a supporting administrative structure. It has just announced the launch of LF Edge, which it describes as “an umbrella organization to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system”.

Read more at TelecomTV.

Stacey On IoT: A new Linux Foundation effort for the edge

By In the News

The Linux Foundation has cobbled together a few different technologies with the aim of making it easier for companies to avoid lock-in with edge computing solutions. The technologies run the gamut from a virtualization engine for gateway devices to a smart home hub and will be available under a new organization called LF Edge.

Read more at Stacey on IoT.