Linux Foundation Believes Edge Computing Will Outperform Cloud Computing

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The Linux Foundation is organizing this week in Antwerp, Belgium, the Open Networking Summit (ONS), an event focused on industry networks, and mainly to discuss the future of open source networks.

The event started a few days ago and will continue until September 25. In his keynote address at the Open Networking Summit on Monday, September 23, Arpit Joshipura, General Manager of Networks of the Linux Foundation, He said edge computing is growing rapidly and will overtake cloud computing by 2025.

What is Edge computing?

edge computing, also called edge computing or edge computing, andsa optimization method used in cloud computing which consists of processing the data on the periphery of the network, near the edge of the network.

Therefore, bandwidth requirements between sensors and data centers are minimized by performing analysis as close to data sources as possible. This approach requires the mobilization of resources (laptops, smartphones, tablets, or sensors) that may not be permanently connected to a network.

In other words, the Edge computing involves processing data near the edge of the network used to generate data and not in a centralized data warehouse like a data center.

Edge computing is also attracting the attention of large corporations and organizations like the Linux Foundation. In January 2019, the Linux Foundation launched the LF Edge initiative to establish an open and interoperable framework.

LF Edge is growing by leaps and bounds

LF Edge is an organization within the Linux Foundation which aims to establish an open and interoperable framework for edge computing, regardless of hardware, cloud or operating system. Launched nine months ago, the organization is already experiencing remarkable growth.

LF Edge seeks to bring all IT peripherals under one roof with a single technology. Your main objective is to create a software stack unifies the fragmented IT market in the periphery around a common and open vision of the future of the industry.

On the first day of the Open Networking Summit on Monday in Belgium, LF Edge announced that the project continues with rapid growth and now hosts two new projects and four new members.

Arpit Joshipura announced that two other projects are being integrated into LF Edge: Baetyl and Fledge. Formerly known as Baidu OpenEdge, Baetyl is a Baidu-backed project.

Baetyl seamlessly extends cloud computing, data and device services, allowing developers to develop lightweight, secure, and scalable applications. Baetyl primarily targets IoT Edge developers who need cloud computing, data, and services.

Fledge is an industry leading open source community and framework focused on critical operations, predictive maintenance, situational awareness and safety.

Backed by Dianomic and formerly known as FogLAMP, Fledge is designed to integrate IdOT (Internet of Industrial Objects), sensors, and modern machines, all sharing a common set of application and management APIs. with brownfield industrial systems as well as the cloud.

Fledge developers are designing smarter, better, and less expensive industrial manufacturing solutions to accelerate Industrial 4.0 adoption.

At the same time, the IOTA Foundation, the SAIC Foundation (TESRA), Thunder Software and Zenlayer join as general members.

“It is surprising to witness such industry support for collaborative innovation to create a next-generation open source framework. In just nine months, LF Edge has grown phenomenally. We couldn't be happier to welcome our new members and projects, ”said Arpit Joshipura.

"Additional expertise in advanced industry, manufacturing, energy and more brings the community and ecosystem closer to a more complete set of advanced technologies, bringing innovation common to all." cutting-edge technology sectors, "he added. Therefore, on this basis, Joshipura believes that edge computing is developing rapidly and that by 2025, it will overtake cloud computing.

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