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EdgeX Foundry Announces Production Ready Release Providing Open Platform for IoT Edge Computing to a Growing Global Ecosystem

  • Allows IoT digital transformation for Enterprise, Industrial, Retail and Shopper
  • Helps complementary services from international open ecosystem including business help, coaching and buyer pilot packages
  • Deployed in many finish consumer tasks; EdgeX additionally collaborates with IIC on AI testbeds and is the inspiration for the Open Retail Initiative (ORI)

SAN FRANCISCO –  July 11, 2019 – EdgeX Foundry, a challenge beneath the LF Edge umbrella group inside the Linux Foundation that aims to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge IoT computing unbiased of hardware, silicon, software cloud, or operating system, at the moment introduced the supply of its “Edinburgh” launch. Created collaboratively by a international ecosystem, EdgeX Foundry’s new release is a key enabler of digital transformation for IoT use instances and is a platform for real-world purposes both for builders and end users throughout many vertical markets. EdgeX group members have created a range of complementary services, together with business help, training and buyer pilot packages and plug-in enhancements for system connectivity, purposes, knowledge and system management and security.

Launched in April 2017, and now a part of the LF Edge umbrella, EdgeX Foundry is an open supply, loosely-coupled microservices framework that gives the choice to plug and play from a rising ecosystem of obtainable third get together offerings or to augment proprietary innovations. With a give attention to the IoT Edge, EdgeX simplifies the process to design, develop and deploy solutions throughout industrial, enterprise, and shopper purposes.

The fourth launch within the EdgeX roadmap, Edinburgh provides a secure API baseline for the standardization of IoT edge purposes that future-proof IoT investments by fostering an ecosystem of interoperable microservice-based capabilities and decoupling investments in edge performance in areas akin to connectivity, security and management from any given backend software or cloud. The EdgeX framework is designed to facilitate the safe deployment and administration of units and purposes at the edge to speed up time-to-market and allow new data-based providers and capabilities reminiscent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).

“Since its launch, EdgeX Foundry has experienced significant momentum in developing an open platform that can serve as the industry framework for IoT and edge-related applications,” stated Arpit Joshipura, basic supervisor, Networking, Edge and IoT, the Linux Basis. “EdgeX Foundry is one of the anchor projects for LF Edge and Edinburgh release is a major step in unifying open source frameworks across IoT, Enterprise, Cloud and Telco Edge.”

“Having started the EdgeX movement with a small team at Dell before contributing the code to the Linux Foundation, it’s certainly amazing to see the traction we’ve gotten through open, vendor neutral collaboration in a few short years,” stated Jason Shepherd, former chair of the EdgeX Foundry Governing Board and IoT and Edge CTO, Dell Technologies. “It’s a testament to the power of the network effect in the open source community which ultimately enables developers to focus on value rather than reinvention.”

Edinburgh is Ready for Production Deployment

EdgeX Foundry’s group adoption continues to speed up. At present, there are more than 100 unique contributors to the venture and code downloads are approaching 5,000 a month at a 75% month-to-month progress fee. Momentum is predicted to continue with EdgeX’s Edinburgh launch and quickly growing business help within the ecosystem.

Key features for this launch embrace:

  • Stability: Secure API’s protecting future investment and supporting future long run help
  • Connectivity: More SDKs for north and southbound connectivity and a wider vary of ordinary connectors
  • New Options: Vital new features, together with binary knowledge help, database swapability and improved APIs to assist facilitate administration/monitoring capability
  • Global Help: Help from the worldwide EdgeX Foundry ecosystem – as well as the broader LF Edge umbrella group – that gives a range of complementary services

“With this EdgeX Edinburgh release, we will radically change how businesses develop and deploy IoT edge solutions,” stated Keith Steele, chair of the EdgeX Foundry Technical Steering Committee and CEO of IOTech. “Edinburgh is a significant milestone that showcases the commercial viability of EdgeX Foundry and the impact that it will have on the global IoT edge landscape.”

Study extra about documentation, a new use case and the technical details for the Edinburgh release on the EdgeX website.

Market Utilization of EdgeX Foundry

Because the challenge inception, there have been tens of hundreds of trials and pilot deployments of the EdgeX framework in the area and lots of of these are converting to production with the Edinburgh launch. A number of organizations already provide business solutions based mostly on EdgeX, with many others folding it into their product roadmaps. For example:

  • Edge Xpert: From IOTech Techniques, Edge Xpert uses the newest secure launch of EdgeX Foundry to create a commercially supported answer from the baseline open supply know-how. IOTech may even quickly announce arduous real-time extensions to EdgeX.
  • MFX-1 IoT Edge Gateway: From Mainflux, the MFX-1 IoT Edge Gateway based mostly on the EdgeX Foundry framework, is an edge computing answer supported with the EdgeFlux software for gateway administration. Integrated with Mainflux IoT Cloud Platform it offers comprehensive Cloud /Edge IoT System.
  • NetFoundry Ziti Edge: NetFoundry’s Ziti Edge offers programmable, software-only “Northbound” connectivity for EdgeX Gateway purposes and providers. Based mostly on Zero Belief safety rules, with integrations for HW root of trust based mostly id and Trusted Execution Environments (TEE), Ziti Edge delivers secure “Silicon-to-Cloud” connectivity, using any Web connection, whereas maintaining each side of the connection “dark” to the Internet.
  • VMware Supports EdgeX: Developers who deploy any combination of EdgeX Foundry and/or Challenge Photon OS with VMware Pulse IoT Middle can obtain help from VMware for both Pulse IoT Middle and EdgeX open supply software. When used with Pulse IoT Middle’s system administration capabilities, open source tools corresponding to EdgeX supply developers increased management over how, when, and the place they run their purposes and handle their knowledge.

The EdgeX framework can also be being leveraged in numerous business collaborations. For example, in collaboration with the Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC) EdgeX is used as the inspiration for the Optimizing Manufacturing Processes by Synthetic Intelligence (OMPAI) testbed which explores the appliance of AI and industrial web applied sciences, deployed from the edge to the cloud, to optimize automotive manufacturing processes.  EdgeX can also be the inspiration for the Open Retail Initiative (ORI) which has the objective of facilitating open innovation inside the retail/commerce area.  Work for the ORI is manifested inside the Commerce Working Group in the EdgeX challenge and preliminary target use instances embrace pc vision-assisted superior loss prevention.

Planning Ahead

Later this summer time, the primary EdgeX Foundry ecosystem hackathon shall be hosted within the Bay Space. This initial occasion might be tied to the Commerce Working Group, hosted by Intel inside the EdgeX venture, with numerous award categories for implementation of the EdgeX framework in retail use instances. One of the best all-around winner will get to showcase their answer at future LF Edge or EdgeX Foundry occasions. Details might be obtainable in late July by way of the EdgeX website, e-mail listing and Slack channel.

Moreover, LF Edge will host a workshop entitled “State of the (LF) Edge” on August 20 in San Diego, Calif., co-located with  Open Source Summit North America (August 21-23).  More details are available right here.

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Help from Contributing Members and Customers of EdgeX Foundry

  • “EdgeX Foundry is the key component of Beechwoods IoT gateway solution that allows our customers to engage confidently in edge computing technology. With the Edinburgh release, this solution will be ready to transition from customer engagement to product deployment.” – Brad Kemp, President, Beechwoods Software
  • “The Edinburgh release of EdgeX Foundry brings much needed standardization and stability for edge computing in production environments through an open source, common framework. The availability of the EdgeX Foundry snap enables developers an easy path to getting started with EdgeX Foundry, and benefit from confinement, easy integration into their own infrastructure, and automatic updates. In addition, this release introduces new device snaps providing integration with MQTT and ModBus.”- Loic Minier, IoT Area Engineering Director, Canonical
  • “As EdgeX Foundry reaches maturity with the Edinburgh release, CloudPlugs is excited to also announce the integration of the CloudPlugs IIoT platform with the open EdgeX ecosystem. CloudPlugs IoT is a robust backend to deploy, orchestrate and manage EdgeX-compliant devices and micro service-based applications, as well as to manage and visualize field data. The EdgeX framework provides new levels of flexibility in field-level interoperability and the combination of EdgeX with CloudPlugs IoT delivers a powerful, end-to-end software and service stack to digitize assets and to deploy commercial and industrial IoT solutions at scale.” – Jimmy Garcia-Meza, CEO, CloudPLugs Inc.
  • “EdgeX Foundry provides an important software platform standardizing on the south bound IoT device connectivity and northbound data storage connectivity and allows vendors to plug-in their core IoT capabilities in between. FogHorn is aligned with this data ingestion and publication standardization and will continue to collaborate as appropriate.” – Sastry Malladi, CTO, FogHorn
  • “The EdgeX platform offers HMS Networks a path to quickly build Industrial IoT solutions by providing predefined set of services for I/O functionality. HMS has created a J1939 service for EdgeX platform to help simplify IoT solutions for the commercial vehicle telemetry market. Ultimately, the EdgeX platform will significantly reduce the R&D investment required to create a majority of the Industrial IoT applications required in the market today.” – Tom McKinney, Director Engineering Providers and Business Improvement, HMS Networks
  • “EdgeX Foundry is an important project arriving at the right time. It promises to connect devices to capabilities, and then get out of the way so you can run containerized workloads to generate insights, run model scoring, or detect anomalies… all at the edge. IBM is collaborating with EdgeX Foundry as part of our hybrid cloud strategy to help enterprises unlock the value of data from on-premises to the cloud to the edge.” – David Boloker, Distinguished Engineer, IBM
  • “EdgeX Foundry’s open source platform enables the industrial software ecosystem to integrate rapidly with ioTium’s managed services converged infrastructure offering – it’s microservices framework with open APIs is a powerful driver in the fragmented Industrial Control Systems market. ioTium enables rapid scalable deployment of the EdgeX Foundry framework globally.”- Ron Victor, CEO, ioTium
  • “EdgeX Foundry provides an open framework for ease of design, development, & deployment at the Edge, while addressing stringent security, privacy & compliance requirements. NetFoundry added its vendor-agnostic, connectivity-as-code solution to  EdgeX in order to enable developers and integrators to get similar ease of use, security and performance for their northbound application connectivity to core, clouds and service meshes. With the release of the EdgeX Edinburgh release, the EdgeX Foundry developer community has all the tools needed to deliver on market needs and ensure secure, agile innovation at the Edge” – Galeal Zino, CEO, NetFoundry Inc.
  • “As Digital Transformation for IoT gathers momentum, companies are demanding the same reliability, performance and security at the edge as they are used to getting from their Cloud Computing stack. With this release, EdgeX with Redis Labs RedisEdge not only delivers upon those expectations, but provides an ecosystem of open source technologies and plug-ins such as Redis Modules that help developers innovate.” – Dave Nielsen, Head of Group and Ecosystem Packages, Redis Labs
  • “EdgeX Foundry addresses the problem of the license stack at the IoT Edge constantly increasing in cost by providing a well architected, high performance, open source platform that can be used for industrial solutions today.” – Mike Malone, Vice President, Technotects, Inc.
  • “EdgeX Foundry’s global community ecosystem has experienced explosive growth, and the tangible advances delivered in the EdgeX Edinburgh release are exciting developments for edge computing. We fully support EdgeX Foundry’s goals to establish an open interoperable framework for edge computing to provide developers with increased control over how, when, where and with whom they run their applications and manage their data. We look forward to continuing our contributions to the EdgeX Foundry community and related efforts in fostering open industry-wide innovation such as the Open Retail initiative.” – Mimi Spier, Vice President, Edge and IoT Enterprise, VMware
  • “ZEDEDA’s vision is to free cloud-native and legacy apps to run on any edge device anywhere in the world. This vision drives our support for EdgeX Foundry and its mission of promoting open interoperability between edge devices. We’ve made our virtualization solutions compatible with EdgeX releases because we believe they will have a central role in our industry’s future.” – Joel Vincent, VP Advertising, ZEDEDA

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