EdgeX Foundry, a project under the LF Edge umbrella organization within the Linux Foundation, has announced a major milestone of hitting 5 million container downloads and the availability of its “Geneva” release.
Launched in April 2017, and now part of the LF Edge umbrella, EdgeX Foundry is an open source, loosely-coupled microservices framework that provides the choice to plug and play from a growing ecosystem of available third-party offerings or to augment proprietary innovations.
Currently, there are more than 170 unique contributors to the project and EdgeX Foundry averages one million container downloads a month, with a total of 5 million reached last month, and rising.
“As one of the Stage 3 projects under LF Edge, EdgeX Foundry is a clear example of how member collaboration and diversity are the keys to creating an interoperable open source framework across IoT, Enterprise, Cloud and Telco Edge,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Edge and IoT, the Linux Foundation.
Keith Steele, EdgeX Foundry Chair of the Technical Steering Committee, added: “With at least 50% of data being stored, processed and analyzed at the edge we need an open, cloud-native edge ecosystem enabled by EdgeX to minimize reinvention and facilitate building and deploying distributed, interoperable applications from the edge to the cloud. In 3 short years, EdgeX has achieved incredible global momentum and is now being designed into IOT systems and product roadmaps.”
As the sixth release in the EdgeX Foundry roadmap, Geneva offers simplified deployment, optimized analytics, secure connectivity for multiple devices and more robust security.
With a focus on testing, it features automated device provisioning, improved bandwidth utilization and efficiency, secure authentication and a replacement for the final Java service – the rules engine.