LF Edge and LF Networking collaborate on the end-to-end edge computing framework with projects such as Akriano to support high-availability cloud services optimized for edge computing systems and applications. LFN and LF Edge collaborated to produce a new asset for those looking to explore this exciting space. This guide provides an overview of the networking edge compute market opportunity, where open source fits in, the role of Linux Foundation projects in your network edge strategy, and how to get involved. System architects, developers, product and project managers, network operators, system integrators, and more will find useful information for crafting their edge networking strategies.
Edge computing is distributed computing with different application components interconnected by a network. The obvious existing edges are the “smart device” edge and the public cloud. The simple value of the Internet edge is that we can do lots of things in the cloud that don’t make sense on a device (cloud resources are practically unlimited). This new white paper is the first attempt to make available generic edge APIs for developers used to cloud native applications.
This original and collaborative community-driven white paper details the new LF Edge taxonomy with the goal of clarifying market confusion by breaking the continuum down based on inherent technical and logistical tradeoffs rather than using ambiguous terms. The taxonomy also comprehends a balance of interests spanning the cloud, telco, IT, OT, IoT, mobile and consumer markets.