A data center company Equinix has joined LF Edge, an umbrella organization within the Linux Foundation that aims to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system. LF Edge is currently comprised of seven projects, including Akraino Edge Stack, Baetyl, Fledge, EdgeX Foundry, Home Edge, Open Glossary of Edge Computing, and Project EVE, and celebrating its first year as an umbrella project. LF Edge is helping to unify a fragmented edge market around a common, open vision for the future of the industry by forming a software stack that brings the best of cloud, enterprise, and telecom.
Cloud-neutral frameworks for edge computing
Justin Dustzadeh, chief technology officer, Equinix said,
“Equinix is pleased to join LF Edge to collaborate with the community on developing open, cloud-neutral frameworks for edge computing including its ever-increasing use cases and diverse set of requirements across the technology stack. We look forward to sharing our experience and learnings with the community given our unique position as the global data center and interconnection platform for ecosystems of networks, clouds, and enterprises. We believe the role we play in delivering neutral, secure, richly-connected and cloud-adjacent digital infrastructure at the edge, leveraging virtualization, software-defined, and cloud-native technologies, will provide valuable insights to the LF edge organization.”