How Open Source Projects Are Pushing the Shift to Edge Computing


Gnanavelkandan Kathirvel of AT&T is sure of one thing: it will take a large group of open-source projects working together to push computing closer to the edge.

He’s behind the telecom’s efforts at Akraino Edge Stack, a Linux Foundation project that aims to create an open-source software for edge.  The AT&T contribution is designed for carrier-scale edge computing applications running in virtual machines and containers to support reliability and performance requirements.

To accomplish this, Arkraino will count on collaboration from other open source projects including ONAP, OpenStack, Airship, Kubernetes, Docker, Ceph, ONF, EdgeXFoundry and more. To ensure that there are no holes in the functionalities will require strong collaboration between Arkraino and upstream open-source communities.

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