LF Edge Expands Ecosystem with Open Horizon

By Chantal Polsonetti

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Company and Product News

LF Edge, an umbrella organization under The Linux Foundation, announced continued project momentum with the addition a new project and several technical milestones for EdgeX Foundry, Akraino Edge Stack and Fledge.  Additionally, the project welcomes seven new members including CloudBrink, Federated Wireless, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Kaloom, Ori Industries, Tensor Networks and VoerEIR to its ecosystem.

Open Horizon, an existing project contributed by IBM, is a platform for managing the service software lifecycle of containerized workloads and related machine learning assets.  It enables autonomous management of applications deployed to distributed webscale fleets of edge computing nodes and devices without requiring on-premise administrators.

Edge computing brings computation and data storage closer to where data is created by people, places, and things.  Open Horizon simplifies the job of getting the applications and machine learning onto the right compute devices, and keeps those applications running and updated.  It also enables the autonomous management of more than 10,000 edge devices simultaneously – that’s 20 times as many endpoints as in traditional solutions.

Open Horizon joins LF Edge’s other projects including: Akraino Edge Stack, Baetyl, EdgeX Foundry, Fledge, Home Edge, Project EVE and State of the Edge. These projects support emerging edge applications across areas, such as non-traditional video and connected things that require lower latency, and faster processing and mobility.  By forming a software stack that brings the best of cloud, enterprise and telecom, LF Edge helps to unify a fragmented edge market around a common, open vision for the future of the industry.

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