LF Edge gains 4 new members

LF Edge is an umbrella organization to establish an open framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud or operating system. (Fierce Wireless)

These days, it’s all about the edge, and the Linux Foundation is eager to talk about the momentum that’s building, including four new members that have joined LF Edge: Alef Mobitech, HarmonyCloud, Section and Marvell Semiconductor.

The announcement comes as the industry convenes for the foundation’s Open Networking Summit (ONS) in San Jose this week.

The Linux Foundation in January launched LF Edge, which is an umbrella organization to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud or operating system. It includes Akraino Edge Stack, EdgeX Foundry and Open Glossary of Edge Computing, all of which were formerly stand-alone projects at the Linux Foundation.


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According to the foundation, LF Edge is making significant progress since its launch, with almost 80 members from around the world joining face-to-face technical steering committee and board meetings at ONS to align on the LF Edge mission and project goals, develop working groups and identify opportunities across key functional areas.

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The organization also announced growing momentum with new blueprints from Akraino Edge Stack, which are making their debut in San Jose this week.

Akraino is a project creating an open source software stack that supports high-availability cloud services optimized for edge computing systems and applications. It’s marking a technical milestone with eight blueprint families—and more than 19 under development—to support a variety of edge use cases.

The first release of Akraino is scheduled for the second quarter of this year, and will include several validated blueprints, the foundation said.