FutureIoT: Linux Foundation leads work on open source framework for edge computing

By March 11, 2019 March 14th, 2019 In the News

The Linux Foundation has announced the launch of LF Edge, an umbrella organization that will work to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system.

Arpit Joshipura, general manager, The Linux Foundation, said in a media statement that more than 60 global organizations were backing the initiative at launch.

“This massive endorsement, combined with existing code and project contributions like Akraino from AT&T and EdgeX Foundry from Dell EMC, means LF Edge is well-positioned to transform edge and IoT (internet of things) application development,” he said in a media statement.

The market opportunity for LF Edge spans industrial, enterprise and consumer use cases in complex environments that cut across multiple edges and domains, Joshipura said.

LF Edge includes Akraino Edge Stack, EdgeX Foundry, and Open Glossary of Edge Computing, formerly stand-alone projects at The Linux Foundation.

Read more in FutureIoT.