ZEDEDA, a leader in edge orchestration, announced that VMware has selected the company to provide distributed edge management and orchestration capabilities as part of VMware Edge Compute Stack. The combination of ZEDEDA with VMware Edge Compute Stack will help customers extend their edge deployments to the device edge with a consistent experience at scale.
Device edge has become a critical part of the modern computing landscape. The number of connected field assets, or edge devices, continues to grow exponentially, as does the data contained in these distributed edge devices. Managing this data remotely is difficult, due to a variety of accessibility and connectivity issues. Accordingly, customers are looking for a way to manage these devices simply and securely.
The collaboration is viewed as a natural progression in the adoption of edge computing. Increasingly, IT organizations are migrating workloads to the edge, so they can process and analyze data where it originates. Customers recognize that the tools required to manage their distributed environments require the same simplicity and security as the ones they use in the data center and in the cloud.
ZEDEDA is leveraging a standardized, open architecture from the Linux Foundation with the flexibility to address future use cases and avoid lock-in. ZEDEDA’s open, distributed, cloud-native edge management and orchestration solution has attracted strategic partnerships and integrations with Global 500 companies, including Google, Microsoft, PTC and SUSE. The company has quadrupled its number of nodes under management since 2021 and recently closed $26 million in Series B funding.