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Linux Foundation has launched a new  umbrella group called LF Edge to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system.

LF Edge comprises five projects – Akraino Edge Stack, EdgeX Foundry, Open Glossary of Edge Computing, formerly stand-alone projects at The Linux Foundation, and two new projects contributed by Samsung Electronics and ZEDEDA.

Let’s talk about these projects in detail. Akraino Edge Stack is creating an open source software stack that supports high-availability cloud services optimized for edge computing systems and applications. EdgeX Foundry is focused on building a common open framework for IoT edge computing.

Home Edge Project, seed code contributed by Samsung Electronics, concentrates on driving and enabling an intelligent home edge computing framework, platform and ecosystem running on a variety of devices in our daily lives. Open Glossary of Edge Computing provides a concise collection of terms related to the field of edge computing.

Project EVE (Edge Virtualization Engine), contributed by ZEDEDA, will create an open and agnostic standard edge architecture that accommodates complex and diverse on- and off-prem hardware, network and application
selections.

Edge devices are likely to exceed 20 billion by 2020. Through the formation of a software stack that brings the best of telecom, cloud, and enterprise (representing location, latency and mobility differentiation), LF Edge should help ensure greater harmonization.

More than 60 global founding members across enterprise, IoT, telecom and cloud have collaborated on open source framework for edge computing and
future of IoT, the Linux Foundation added.

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