Linux Foundation Aims To Advance Edge Computing With LF Edge Effort

The Linux Foundation announced the formation of the LF Edge organization on Jan. 24, in an effort to help advance the state of open source, interoperable edge computing.

Edge computing is an emerging model for IT where resources are distributed across the edge of the network to collect and analyze data. Edge requires a different model for networking and resource managment than the cloud, or even traditional on-premises networking. The first five project that are joining LF Edge include  Akraino Edge Stack, EdgeX Foundry,  Open Glossary of Edge Computing, Project EVE (Edge Virtualization Engine) and the Home Edge Project. While some of the LF Projects are networking focussed the overall effort is not directly related to the Linux Foundation’s LF Networking organization.