Edge computing has become one of the most transformative technologies in the world. Rapid advancements in AI, IoT, and 5G solutions are being enabled through edge computing architectures. As a recognized leader in open source technologies, the Eclipse Foundation has made edge computing an important focus area through our Eclipse IoT Working Group and Edge Native Working Group.
“The Edge of the network is increasingly the home of real-time, actionable intelligence in the IoT, and the IoT industry needs to develop excellence at the Edge in order to fulfill its potential,” said Ken Briodagh, editorial director for IoT Evolution. “In selecting the winners, it is easy to see why these companies and their solutions have risen to the top.”
Started with an initial contribution from Edgeworx, ioFog is a fully mature and widely used open source platform designed specifically for the edge. Unlike other open source edge computing projects that primarily consist of roadmaps and specifications, it is a commercial-grade production-ready platform offering a readily available open source solution that enterprises and service providers can use immediately to build new applications and services.
ioFog aims to simplify and optimize edge development by bringing cloud native architectures to the edge. This approach enables developers to easily manage, orchestrate, and deploy microservices to any edge in the cloud-to-edge continuum. ioFog also provides a true cloud-to-edge solution by seamlessly integrating with Kubernetes, enabling Kubernetes to orchestrate microservices all the way down to the edge.
Congratulations and a big thanks go to the Eclipse ioFog project team led by Edgeworx CEO and Project Lead Kilton Hopkins!