Eclipse Foundation Unveils New Vision for Managing and Operating Edge Computing Environments Using Open Source Software
BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Eclipse Foundation, one of the largest open source software foundations in the world, as well as the Native Edge Workgroup, today announced the publication of a new white paper entitled “EdgeOps: a new vision for Edge Computing” The document presents a new approach for creating software solutions for advanced computing environments, with an emphasis on open source. EdgeOps is an adaptation of DevOps, with a focus on software, tools, and processes for advanced computing environments. It specifically addresses the challenges of edge computing, such as power, security, latency, communication protocols, etc., and takes into account the characteristics of edge computing solutions and the associated deployment approaches required in a peripheral environment. The white paper is now available for free Download.
âDespite the meteoric rise of advanced computing, there remains a great deal of confusion about exactly where the ‘edge’ begins and ends. The industry has also struggled to define best practices for managing traditional IT infrastructure versus remote or edge-based Operational Technology (OT) assets, âsaid Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation. . âThis white paper is an important step in articulating the challenges and opportunities relating to the new OT ecosystem and in demonstrating the power of open source collaboration to create real solutions that can be exploited across a wide range of industries. “
Edge computing architectures offer businesses, manufacturers, cloud providers, carriers, and many other organizations significant benefits in performance, cost, resiliency, data sovereignty, and security. These benefits often come with increased complexity and new challenges for developers. Heterogeneous hardware, multiple forms of network connectivity, mobility requirements, power issues, environmental conditions such as temperature and weather, and physical security are all unique to edge environments. The EdgeOps concept means using agile teams of specialists to solve each of these challenges.
The Eclipse Foundation has been a key catalyst for EdgeOps through a number of projects hosted by the native Edge Working Group, including three of the most innovative projects in the EdgeOps ecosystem: Eclipse ioFog, Zenoh eclipse, and Eclipse05 fog. The ioFog project is an open source, commercial grade production ready platform that recently received the award 2020 IoT Edge Computing Excellence Award by IoT Evolution World. This award recognizes organizations and products that enable advanced IoT deployments by bringing real-time computing, data availability, analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to edge devices.
Developers, architects and others interested in learning more can download “EdgeOps – A New Vision for Edge Computing.” The Eclipse Foundation will participate in KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe May 4-7, 2021. Visit us in the Silver Hall to see all the latest developments from the Eclipse Foundation.
To learn more about involvement in the native Eclipse Edge working group, please visit us at https://edgenative.eclipse.org/, or email us at [email protected] Individually, developers can join the Edge Native mailing list where the Eclipse Foundation shares the progress of the working group.
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