SAN FRANCISCO – July 17, 2017 – EdgeX Foundry, an open source project building a common open framework for Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing, today announced eight new members: Absolute, IoT Impact Labs, inwinSTACK, Parallel Machines, Queen’s University Belfast, RIOT, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation and Tulip Interfaces.

Launched in April 2017, EdgeX Foundry is a collaborative project of The Linux Foundation that is building an interoperability framework hosted within a full hardware- and OS-agnostic reference software platform to enable an ecosystem of plug-and-play components that unifies the marketplace and accelerates the deployment of IoT solutions. Designed to run on any hardware or operating system and with any combination of application environments, EdgeX can quickly and easily deliver interoperability between connected devices, applications, and services, across a wide range of use cases.

“We are very excited to welcome these new members to our rapidly growing community. They are a geographically diverse group, but are working together to ensure that hardware, operating systems and application frameworks can all speak the same EdgeX language,” said Philip DesAutels, PhD Senior Director of IoT at The Linux Foundation. “This simplification and standardization of Industrial IoT edge computing will bring significant value to the ecosystem for years to come.”

Last month, EdgeX Foundry brought together technical representatives from member companies as well as the wider technical community for the first face-to-face working meeting. More than 80 people joined in-person or via phone to align on project goals, develop working groups and discuss next steps for the project. EdgeX Foundry also initiated a series of technical training sessions called Tech Talks that are designed to help onboard new developers on to the project. Additional information about these Tech Talks, upcoming EdgeX Foundry meetings and how to participate is available at https://wiki.edgexfoundry.org.

New Member Quotes:

Absolute

“Absolute recognizes the urgent need for advancing and unifying standards in edge computing,” said Jo-Ann Smith, Director of Technology Risk Management & Data Privacy at Absolute. “As IoT rapidly grows, it is important to simultaneously expand an open source framework like EdgeX that benefits all members of the current ecosystem. The EdgeX and Absolute technology will allow customers to meet their business goals with secure data protection on their endpoint agents and IoT servers.”

IoT Impact Labs

“Impact LABS works with a number of EdgeX Foundry members to live pilot IoT solutions for small-to-medium sized businesses that often don’t have access to the latest industrial and enterprise tools and methods,” said Chris Rezendes, Managing Director of Impact LABS.

“Working with EdgeX Foundry will help support our efforts to deploy IoT in communities facing natural resource challenges, smart cities, resilient infrastructure, food security and industry 4.0 markets.”

inwinSTACK

“As a major long-time contributor in open source technologies, inwinSTACK is excited to be a part of a project that is developing an open framework for IoT edge computing,” said Joseph Wang, Vice President of inwinSTACK Inc. “We believe EdgeX Foundry plays a major role in developing a common IoT standard for the market, and our partnership will strengthen our ability to deliver enterprise-grade IoT edge solutions to organizations seeking to drive business values and innovations.”

Parallel Machines

“Our mission is to accelerate the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) I in production environments, making it an accessible technology for an enterprise to harness the power of their data generated by IoT,” said Nir Peled, VP Product and Strategy of Parallel Machines. “In order for edge computing to successfully converge with cutting edge technologies like AI, we need industry leaders to unify around a common platform and tools. We believe EdgeX Foundry will achieve this, and it is a crucial initiative for the success of our mission as it creates a common standard framework for all the fundamental elements of an edge solution.” 

Queen’s University Belfast

“Adding billions of people and ‘things’ to the internet is not easy,” said Dr. Blesson Varghese, Lecturer in Scalable Computing at Queen’s University Belfast. “At Queen’s University Belfast, we are developing world-class research in edge computing to design sustainable internet architectures that seamlessly connect people and devices. We are excited to be working with EdgeX Foundry on solving the global challenge of transforming the future internet.”

RIOT

“The RIOT community provides open source, vendor-independent and community-driven software that supports low-end IoT devices that connect securely with anywhere on the Internet,” said Thomas Eichinger, developer and maintainer for RIOT. “RIOT starts where Linux doesn’t fit so it is natural for the RIOT community to participate and support complementary open-source initiatives like EdgeX Foundry for edge computing.”

Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation

“As a manufacturer and supplier engaged in various sectors from semiconductor to industrial and social infrastructure systems, we recognized the importance of edge computing at a very early stage and have been working on developing the related technology,” said Shigeyoshi Shimotsuji, Director and Vice President of Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation. “Toshiba and EdgeX Foundry share the same vision for enabling a community of IoT solutions providers to create an interoperable ecosystem. We look forward to leveraging our experiences and technical know-how with EdgeX Foundry to further accelerate the industrial IoT market adoption and drive innovation.”

Tulip Interfaces

“Plug-and-play shop-floor IoT is a key component of Tulip’s Manufacturing App Platform,” said Rony Kubat, co-founder of Tulip Interfaces. “The EdgeX framework will foster an ecosystem which can enable rapid development of new capabilities based on common standards. IoT interoperability will establish an explosion of creativity and empower a new generation of manufacturing engineers. This will lead to flexible and more secure systems that can optimize workflow and, ultimately, change how people work on the factory floor.”

A full list of members can be found here.

About EdgeX Foundry

EdgeX Foundry is an open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation building a common open framework for IoT edge computing and an ecosystem of interoperable components that unifies the marketplace and accelerates the deployment of IoT solutions. Designed to run on any hardware or operating system and with any combination of application environments, EdgeX enables developers to quickly create flexible IoT edge solutions that can easily adapt to changing business needs. To learn more, visit: www.edgexfoundry.org.

 

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

SAN FRANCISCO – June 30, 2017The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced that 18 new organizations have joined the Foundation as Silver members. Linux Foundation members help support development of the greatest shared technology resources in history, while accelerating their own innovation through open source leadership and participation.

With the support of its members, The Linux Foundation hosts open source projects across technologies including networking, security, cloud, blockchain and more. This collaborative development model is helping technology advance at a rapid pace in a way that benefits individuals and organizations around the world.

“The Linux Foundation is proud to welcome the support of such a great group of new Silver members,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation. “These organizations are taking this step which demonstrates their immense dedication to the open source community and principles.”

In addition to joining the Foundation, many of these new members have joined Linux Foundation projects such as Automotive Grade Linux, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, EdgeX Foundry, Hyperledger and Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP). For a full list of members, visit https://www.linuxfoundation.org/members/corporate.  

New members include:

  • Absolute Software creates self-healing endpoint security to make security stacks stronger to recover instantly from user errors or attacks.

  • ACEDEMAND IT Services has the experience with software architecture and software development support to help with enterprise software projects.

  • AlphaPoint is a financial technology company that powers digital asset networks and provides institutions a Distributed Ledger Platform to digitize, trade, and manage any asset.

  • Beijing RZXT Technology is committed to becoming one of the industry’s leading blockchain technology export service providers.

  • ChangeHealthcare is one of the largest, independent healthcare technology companies in the United States.

  • China Standard Software (Beijing) provides Linux OS information security services and customized operating system development services.

  • CITIC Group Corp is a large Chinese state-owned multinational conglomerate with a wide range of businesses covering finance, energy and resources, manufacturing, engineering contracting, real estate and others.

  • Datto protects essential business data for tens of thousands of the world’s fastest growing companies.

  • Emind Software Company Ltd is a high-tech enterprise engaged in development of infrastructure software, cloud computing and cloud service of intelligent translation of ASEAN languages.

  • Ernst & Young (EY) is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services.

  • Karamba Security offers ECU endpoint security to protect the connected car.

  • Mavenir Systems accelerates and redefines network transformation for service providers by offering a comprehensive product portfolio across every layer of the network infrastructure stack.

  • Parallel Machines is creating an “Intelligence Overlay Network” (ION), that couples distributed data, computational assets, interconnected ML and DL applications, with overarching management capabilities and business interfaces.

  • PCCW Global is a leading telecommunications provider, offering the latest voice and data solutions to multinational enterprises and communication service providers.

  • Schroders is an independent, dedicated asset manager with a strong heritage and culture based on over 200 years’ experience of investment markets.

  • TDT GmbH is Germany’s leading router manufacturer.

  • Veon is a global provider of connectivity, with the ambition to lead the personal internet revolution for the 235 million+ customers it currently serves, and many more in the years to come.

  • Windstream Communications offers customizable network solutions for specialized verticals.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org

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SAN FRANCISCO – June 30, 2017The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced that 18 new organizations have joined the Foundation as Silver members. Linux Foundation members help support development of the greatest shared technology resources in history, while accelerating their own innovation through open source leadership and participation.

With the support of its members, The Linux Foundation hosts open source projects across technologies including networking, security, cloud, blockchain and more. This collaborative development model is helping technology advance at a rapid pace in a way that benefits individuals and organizations around the world.

“The Linux Foundation is proud to welcome the support of such a great group of new Silver members,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation. “These organizations are taking this step which demonstrates their immense dedication to the open source community and principles.”

In addition to joining the Foundation, many of these new members have joined Linux Foundation projects such as Automotive Grade Linux, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, EdgeX Foundry, Hyperledger and Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP). For a full list of members, visit https://www.linuxfoundation.org/members/corporate.  

New members include:

  • Absolute Software creates self-healing endpoint security to make security stacks stronger to recover instantly from user errors or attacks.

  • ACEDEMAND IT Services has the experience with software architecture and software development support to help with enterprise software projects.

  • AlphaPoint is a financial technology company that powers digital asset networks and provides institutions a Distributed Ledger Platform to digitize, trade, and manage any asset.

  • Beijing RZXT Technology is committed to becoming one of the industry’s leading blockchain technology export service providers.

  • ChangeHealthcare is one of the largest, independent healthcare technology companies in the United States.

  • China Standard Software (Beijing) provides Linux OS information security services and customized operating system development services.

  • CITIC Group Corp is a large Chinese state-owned multinational conglomerate with a wide range of businesses covering finance, energy and resources, manufacturing, engineering contracting, real estate and others.

  • Datto protects essential business data for tens of thousands of the world’s fastest growing companies.

  • Emind Software Company Ltd is a high-tech enterprise engaged in development of infrastructure software, cloud computing and cloud service of intelligent translation of ASEAN languages.

  • Ernst & Young (EY) is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services.

  • Karamba Security offers ECU endpoint security to protect the connected car.

  • Mavenir Systems accelerates and redefines network transformation for service providers by offering a comprehensive product portfolio across every layer of the network infrastructure stack.

  • Parallel Machines is creating an “Intelligence Overlay Network” (ION), that couples distributed data, computational assets, interconnected ML and DL applications, with overarching management capabilities and business interfaces.

  • PCCW Global is a leading telecommunications provider, offering the latest voice and data solutions to multinational enterprises and communication service providers.

  • Schroders is an independent, dedicated asset manager with a strong heritage and culture based on over 200 years’ experience of investment markets.

  • TDT GmbH is Germany’s leading router manufacturer.

  • Veon is a global provider of connectivity, with the ambition to lead the personal internet revolution for the 235 million+ customers it currently serves, and many more in the years to come.

  • Windstream Communications offers customizable network solutions for specialized verticals.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org

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The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

 

New Members Include Leading Global Service Providers and Vendors; Community Pushes Forward on Merged Architecture and Announces Next Developer Forum in China in June

SAN FRANCISCO, June 8, 2017 — The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project today announced that Accenture, CertusNet, Coriant, Juniper Networks, Mavenir, Mirantis, PCCW Global, Red Hat, VEON and Windstream joined as new members to contribute to the open source framework for network automation.

Creating a sustainable ecosystem in support of ONAP will enable operators and vendors to foster innovation and avoid fragmentation of software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) platforms. 

ONAP recently announced production-ready code and documentation and continues to make significant technical progress. The growing, vibrant technical ONAP community is working to deliver a neutral automation platform for network, infrastructure and services across service providers, cloud providers and enterprises in today’s software-defined, virtualized era.

Nearly 200 developers, representing major telecom and networking organizations from around the world, met recently in May to map out ONAP’s functional architecture. The group, which will meet again in June 8-9 in Beijing, began identifying project definitions and uses cases like vCPE and VoLTE. Later this year, ONAP plans to release an architecture that seamlessly integrates open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O) to support the coming wave of 5G, IoT and cloud applications and services.  

“I’m incredibly pleased with the technical energy behind ONAP and the progress the community is making,” said Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking at The Linux Foundation. “The turnout at our first face-to-face developer gathering was amazing. With today’s news, the ONAP braintrust continues to expand, representing more than 35 organizations from around the world. ONAP enables a new business model of faster innovation and is now an integral part of all major vendors in Networking Community.” 

Today’s new members recognize that ONAP will disrupt the market, automating the network to deliver efficiencies and business agility to carriers and vendors alike. Current members include a broad mix of major vendors, service providers, system integrators and consultancies: Amdocs, ARM, AT&T, Bell Canada, BOCO Inter-Telecom, Canonical, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Ciena, Cisco, Cloudbase Solutions, Ericsson, GigaSpaces, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Metaswitch, Microsoft, H3C Technologies, Nokia, Open Networking Foundation, Orange, Raisecom, Reliance Jio, Tech Mahindra, VMware, Wind River and ZTE.

More about the newest members: 

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 401,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Working with many global communication service providers, Accenture has vast expertise in building next-generation platforms and SDN/NFV-powered ecosystems, all of which will be beneficial to ONAP.  

CertusNet is a world-leading information platform and solution provider. As a pioneer and an advocate of Elastic Network and Elastic Services concepts, the company is committed to providing Elastic Network services covering carrier-grade SDN/NFV solutions, cloud computing, and end-to-end customer experience assurance for global users, enterprises and government agencies. CertusNet strives to continuously improve the user experience, facilitate new services and applications, and help customers generate greater value with its widely trusted Elastic Services. Already a member of OPNFV, by joining industry leaders in the ONAP project, CertusNet is stepping up its contribution to open networks and standards-based software development.

Coriant is a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions that enable network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of mobile, video, and cloud services. The company is joining ONAP to help accelerate industry adoption of SDN and NFV capabilities that orchestrate and automate service delivery in cloud-centric, SDN-controlled networks. 

Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. Its team co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure networks with agility, performance and value.

Mavenir accelerates and redefines mobile network transformation for Service Providers, by offering a comprehensive product portfolio across every layer of the network infrastructure stack. From 5G application/service layers to packet core and RAN – Mavenir leads the way in evolved, cloud-native networking solutions enabling innovative and secure experiences for end users. Through its industry first VoLTE, VoWiFi, Advanced Messaging (RCS), Multi ID, Visual Voicemail and Cloud RAN solutions, Mavenir’s platform and mobile expertise will be an asset to the project as it develops cutting-edge use cases like IoT and 5G. 

Mirantis delivers open cloud infrastructure to top enterprises using OpenStackKubernetes and related open source technologies. The company follows a build-operate-transfer model to deliver its Mirantis Cloud Platform and cloud management services, empowering customers to take advantage of open source innovation with no vendor lock-in. The company has built deep expertise in open source and orchestration in their work with OpenStack, which the company will leverage in their contributions to the ONAP community. 

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, which is majority-owned by PCCW Limited, adds to ONAP’s significant member presence in Asia. Covering more than 3,000 cities and 150 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include Ethernet, IP, fiber and satellite transmission solutions, international voice and VoIPX services, managed network and security services and expanding “as-a-service” solutions including OTT video and Unified Communications. PCCW Global chose to be part of ONAP with the aim of providing a telco perspective to the organization and to collaborate with all members to expand its scope from a single domain to a multi-domain/carrier environment. This will help achieve operational scale and efficiency as well as ease interoperability. 

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create innovative technologies designed to liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. The telecommunications industry is accelerating innovation and interoperability in the management and orchestration of NFV applications, and Red Hat is enthusiastic about helping to advance this industry trend. 

VEON, a NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam listed global provider of communications services, formerly known as VimpelCom, aspires to lead the personal internet revolution for more than 235 million customers it serves today, and many others in the years to come. Headquartered in Amsterdam, VEON’s business ties in Eurasia, Russia, Ukraine, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Italy expand ONAP’s footprint across Europe and Asia. 

Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, small businesses, enterprise organizations and carrier partners across the U.S. Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber-optic network spanning approximately 147,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com and https://www.windstream.com/siteselector/. The company joins a number of telecommunication service providers already supporting ONAP. 

All are invited to join the ONAP Technical Steering Committee to work on this shared framework for automation of virtual network functions.

Additional Resources

About ONAP

The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project brings together top global carriers and vendors with the goal of allowing end users to automate, design, orchestrate and manage services and virtual functions. ONAP unites two major open networking and orchestration projects, open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O), with the mission of creating a unified architecture and implementation and supporting collaboration across the open source community. The ONAP Project is a Linux Foundation project. For more information, visit https://www.onap.org.

SAN FRANCISCO – May 25, 2017The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced that 49 new organizations have joined the Foundation as Silver members. Linux Foundation members help support development of the greatest shared technology resources in history, while accelerating their own innovation through open source leadership and participation.

With the support of its members, The Linux Foundation hosts open source projects across technologies including networking, security, cloud, blockchain and more. This collaborative development model is helping technology advance at a rapid pace in a way that benefits individuals and organizations around the world.

“We are thrilled to welcome so many organizations to The Linux Foundation,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation. “These new members are making an investment in open source that benefit their organizations as well as the entire community.”

In addition to joining the Foundation, many of these new members have joined Linux Foundation projects such as Automotive Grade Linux, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, DPDK, EdgeX Foundry, Hyperledger, Open Container Initiative and Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP). For a full list of members, visit https://www.linuxfoundation.org/members/corporate.

New members include:

  • Alleantia’s mission is making the Internet of Things (IoT) plug and play for any legacy and new device.

  • Analog Devices is a global high-performance analog technology company dedicated to solving the toughest engineering challenges.

  • ARCCORE covers the complete development cycle from prototyping to production, paving the way for autonomous driving (ADAS/AD), advanced infotainment and other in-car applications.

  • Atomic Rules uses advanced methods and tools to help solve communication and computation challenges.

  • Bayshore Networks is a cybersecurity leader for the Industrial IoT.

  • CertusNet is a leading provider of information platform and application solutions.

  • Clause Inc. enables commercial contracts to utilize real-time data from APIs and the IoT and autonomously manage themselves.

  • Cloud of Things is an IoT connected products management solution that enables its customers to connect any device to any cloud.

  • CloudPlugs enables developers to easily prototype and connect Things so that organizations of all sizes can mass deploy and manage them in a simple, fast and effective manner.

  • Coriant develops innovative and dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-enabled business world.

  • Davra Networks develops a cloud-based software platform that allows system integrators and network VARs to build managed network and data services in for IoT.

  • Deloitte Consulting includes technology, strategy and operations, and human capital consulting and more.

  • Device Authority is a leading provider of IoT identity and access management.

  • EBPI is a dynamic and fast-growing provider of ICT services.

  • Eigen Innovations is used by industrial manufacturers to optimize their production operation using an advanced quality inspection and process control system.

  • EpiSensor is a reliable and secure Industrial IoT platform.

  • FogHorn Systems is a developer of “edge intelligence” software for industrial and commercial IoT applications.

  • Great Bay Software offers endpoint and IoT connection security, providing real-time device discovery, onboarding, monitoring and enforcement.

  • IMS Evolve connects multiple types of controls, machine classes and assets, and brings them together to communicate in one unified language.

  • Impact LABS (INEX) brings together IoT companies, tech and industry leaders, enterprises and subject matter experts to instrument the physical world with intelligence and intention for profit and resilience.

  • IOTech Systems aims to be a leader in the global Edge/Fog IoT platform market through a productized open source business model and channel strategy incorporating key global IoT players looking to leverage OT software solutions and skills.

  • IoT.bzh is a specialized Linux distribution aiming to provide IoT developers a ready to go software platform to create applications.

  • IoTium is a secure network infrastructure company for the Industrial IoT.

  • KMC Controls provides innovative, easy-to-use building management and automation solutions.

  • Kodaro helps contractors, controls companies and end-users find value in their building data.

  • Macai Limited undertakes and delivers a full package of integrated construction service across the commercial, retail, hotel, rail, public and residential sectors.

  • MachineShop provides powerful, yet compact and inexpensive computing solutions at the edge of the enterprise.

  • Mashape builds open source tools and services for managing microservices and APIs.

  • Mobiliya provides device-to-cloud software engineering and system integration services with specialization in augmented reality, IoT, enterprise software, embedded systems, security and automotive.

  • Mocana’s comprehensive IoT security platform protects more than 100 million IoT devices and ensures secure device-to-cloud communications.

  • Modius is a provider of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software for optimizing the infrastructure and operations of critical facilities.

  • MuleSoft provides a widely used integration platform (Mule ESB and CloudHub) for connecting SaaS and enterprise applications in the cloud and on-premise.

  • NetFoundry enables businesses to extend mobile, IT, IoT and cloud applications across the Internet, IT, IoT and clouds, with the security and performance of a private network.

  • Neustar is a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services.

  • Opto22 manufactures controllers, I/O, solid-state relays and software products that link electrical, mechanical and electronic devices to networks and computers.

  • Petrichor offers Cycle, a program that integrates all the features needed to deploy, manage and monitor containers in one unified platform.

  • relayr is a rapidly-growing IoT company providing enterprise middleware and IoT solutions for the digital transformation of industries.

  • RevTwo delivers a complete smart support solution for mobile apps, intelligent machines, devices, microservices and consumer products.

  • RFMicron enables deep business insights across a range of industries with a new class of wireless smart passive sensors.

  • Soloinsight provides technology solutions using an identification platform of integrated software and sensors to help customers manage critical resources while maintaining compliance.

  • Spirent Communications is a leader in lifecycle service assurance solutions.

  • Striim is a real-time data integration and streaming analytics software platform that enables smart decisions by analyzing data in-flight, while it is still relevant.

  • Switch Automation is a smart building platform that connects all types of data from all types of sites.

  • Tencent Cloud is a one-stop service for enterprises seeking to adopt public, hybrid and private cloud, along with cloud-based financial services – providing integrated cloud services such as IaaS, PaaS and SaaS.

  • Tulip Interfaces’ IoT gateway integrates the devices, sensors and machines on the shop floor making it easy to monitor and interact with previously siloed data streams.

  • Two Bulls is a digital product company working with a select group of clients and startups to create amazing products.

  • Vantiq’s goal is to provide the best technology platform for enterprises to digitize their business while keeping humans in charge.

  • YADRO Company offers server and storage products focused on enterprise workloads, primarily deep learning, in-memory computing, hyper scale datacenter and large volume storage.

  • ZingBox offers an IoT security solution that uses deep learning to leverage device personality and to protect services, not just data.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

At the recent Open Networking Summit, the SDN/NFV community convened in Santa Clara to share, learn, collaborate, and network about one of the most pervasive industry transformations of our time.

This year’s theme at ONS was “Harmonize, Harness, and Consume,” representing a significant turning point as network operators spanning telecommunications, cable, enterprise, cloud, and the research community renew their efforts to redefine the network architecture.

Widespread new technology adoption takes years to succeed, and requires close collaboration among those producing network technology and those consuming it. Traditionally, standards development organizations (SDOs) have played a critical role in offering a forum for discussion and debate, and well-established processes for systematically standardizing and verifying new technologies.

Introduction of largely software (vs. hardware) functionality necessitates a rethinking of the conventional technology adoption lifecycle. In a software driven world, it is infeasible to define a priori complex reference architectures and software platforms without a more iterative approach. As a result, industry has been increasingly turning to open source communities for implementation expertise and feedback.

In this new world order, closer collaboration among the SDOs, industry groups, and open source projects is needed to capitalize upon each constituent’s strengths:

  • SDOs provide operational expertise and well-defined processes for technology definition, standardization, and validation
  • Industry groups offer innovative partnerships between network operators and their vendors to establish open reference architectures that are guiding the future of the industry
  • Open source projects provide technology development expertise and infrastructure that are guided by end-user use cases, priorities, and requirements

Traditionally each of these groups operates relatively autonomously, liaising formally and informally primarily for knowledge sharing.

Moving ahead, close coordination is essential to better align individual organizations objectives, priorities, and plans. SDN/NFV are far too pervasive for any single group to own or drive. As a result, the goal is to capitalize upon the unique strengths of each to accelerate technology adoption.

It is in the spirit of such harmonization that The Linux Foundation is pleased to unveil an industry-wide call to action to achieve this goal.

As a first step, we are issuing a white paper, “Harmonizing Open Source and Standards in the Telecom World,” to outline the key concepts, and invite an unprecedented collaboration among the SDOs, open source projects, and industry groups that each play a vital role in the establishment of a sustainable ecosystem which is essential for success.

The introduction of The Linux Foundation Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) is a tangible step in the direction of harmonization, not only merging OPEN-O and the open source ECOMP communities, but also establishing a platform that by its nature as an orchestration and automation platform, must inherently integrate with a diverse set of standards, open source projects, and reference architectures.

We invite all in the community to participate in the process, in a neutral environment, where the incentives for all are to work together vs. pursue their own paths.

Join us to usher in a new era of collaboration and convergence to reshape the future.

Download the Whitepaper

At the recent Open Networking Summit, the SDN/NFV community convened in Santa Clara to share, learn, collaborate, and network about one of the most pervasive industry transformations of our time.

This year’s theme at ONS was “Harmonize, Harness, and Consume,” representing a significant turning point as network operators spanning telecommunications, cable, enterprise, cloud, and the research community renew their efforts to redefine the network architecture.

Widespread new technology adoption takes years to succeed, and requires close collaboration among those producing network technology and those consuming it. Traditionally, standards development organizations (SDOs) have played a critical role in offering a forum for discussion and debate, and well-established processes for systematically standardizing and verifying new technologies.

Introduction of largely software (vs. hardware) functionality necessitates a rethinking of the conventional technology adoption lifecycle. In a software driven world, it is infeasible to define a priori complex reference architectures and software platforms without a more iterative approach. As a result, industry has been increasingly turning to open source communities for implementation expertise and feedback.

In this new world order, closer collaboration among the SDOs, industry groups, and open source projects is needed to capitalize upon each constituent’s strengths:

  • SDOs provide operational expertise and well-defined processes for technology definition, standardization, and validation
  • Industry groups offer innovative partnerships between network operators and their vendors to establish open reference architectures that are guiding the future of the industry
  • Open source projects provide technology development expertise and infrastructure that are guided by end-user use cases, priorities, and requirements

Traditionally each of these groups operates relatively autonomously, liaising formally and informally primarily for knowledge sharing.

Moving ahead, close coordination is essential to better align individual organizations objectives, priorities, and plans. SDN/NFV are far too pervasive for any single group to own or drive. As a result, the goal is to capitalize upon the unique strengths of each to accelerate technology adoption.

It is in the spirit of such harmonization that The Linux Foundation is pleased to unveil an industry-wide call to action to achieve this goal.

As a first step, we are issuing a white paper, “Harmonizing Open Source and Standards in the Telecom World,” to outline the key concepts, and invite an unprecedented collaboration among the SDOs, open source projects, and industry groups that each play a vital role in the establishment of a sustainable ecosystem which is essential for success.

The introduction of The Linux Foundation Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) is a tangible step in the direction of harmonization, not only merging OPEN-O and the open source ECOMP communities, but also establishing a platform that by its nature as an orchestration and automation platform, must inherently integrate with a diverse set of standards, open source projects, and reference architectures.

We invite all in the community to participate in the process, in a neutral environment, where the incentives for all are to work together vs. pursue their own paths.

Join us to usher in a new era of collaboration and convergence to reshape the future.

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Organizations from around the world demonstrate commitment to open source development practices with investment in shared technologies

SAN FRANCISCO – April 27, 2017 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced that 28 new organizations have joined the Foundation as Silver members. Linux Foundation members help support development of the greatest shared technology resources in history, while accelerating their own innovation through open source leadership and participation.

With the support of its members, The Linux Foundation hosts open source projects across technologies including networking, security, cloud, blockchain and more. This collaborative development model is helping technology advance at a rapid pace in a way that benefits individuals and organizations around the world.

“The expanding dedication to open source principles continues to impress all of us at The Linux Foundation,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation. “These new members reflect that, and we are pleased to have them help us further advance the community.”

In addition to joining the Foundation, many of these new members have joined Linux Foundation projects such as Automotive Grade Linux, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, DPDK, EdgeX Foundry, Hyperledger, Open Container Initiative, Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) and Open API Initiative. For a full list of members, visit https://www.linuxfoundation.org/members/corporate.

New members include:

  • 6WIND creates networking software to help solve performance and time-to-market challenges for OEMs and network builders.
  • BBVA is the second largest bank in Spain.
  • Beechwoods Software provides software products and services to businesses and OEMs developing embedded and resource-limited products.
  • Dataman (Beijing Digital Technology Co., Ltd.) is a developer of open source cloud computing technologies.
  • China Jiangsu Huaxin Blockchain Research was established in 2016 to carry out Blockchain research and application development.
  • Ciena is a network strategy and technology company.
  • ClearBlade is a developer-focused Industrial IoT Application Enablement Platform for building secure IoT solutions integrated enterprise IoT.
  • CollectorIQ is an online platform helping collectors and their advisors better track, analyze and trade holdings of fine art and collectibles.
  • Consensus Base is a Blockchain specialist company providing advisory services, consulting, development and training.
  • Cumulocity is an Internet of Things (IoT) software platform provider.
  • Hangzhou HarmonyCloud is a container-based cloud platform provider focused on building enterprise PaaS platforms on open source projects like Kubernetes.
  • Korea Exchange is the sole securities exchange operator in South Korea.
  • NDS Corporation (Korea) is the IT service specialist affiliate of Nongshim Group.
  • New H3C Technologies is a Hangzhou-based information technology solution provider.
  • Nexius combines technology services, software (big data analytics), and network engineering and deployment to provide clients with full network lifecycle expertise.
  • Orange SA is a French multinational telecommunications corporation.
  • QAware analyzes, renovates, invents and implements software systems.
  • Reliance Jio is the largest LTE mobile network operator in India.
  • Savvi produces tools and interfaces that enable customers to extract real value from their data.
  • SecureKey is a leading identity and authentication provider that simplifies consumer access to online services and applications.
  • Shenzhen Forms Syntron is a professional IT outsourcing business serving large commercial banks in China.
  • Sight Machine is used by companies to make better, faster decisions about their manufacturing operations.
  • Software AG offers an end-to-end Digital Business Platform, based on open standards, with integration, process management, in-memory data, adaptive application development, real-time analytics and enterprise architecture management.
  • Solinea partners with global enterprises to help them achieve their agile, secure, and transformational objectives through the intelligent adoption of strategic cloud solutions.
  • TenxCloud is a cloud computing company offering a Kubernetes-based enterprise cloud platform.
  • Tradeix is a FinTech platform that is transforming the trade finance sector for the benefit of all market participants.
  • V5 Systems is a pioneer in self-powered computing and security platforms for the outdoors.
  • VoiceBox Technologies creates voice applications based on patented, award-winning natural language technology.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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HANNOVER (HANNOVER MESSE) AND SAN FRANCISCO – April 24, 2017 – The Linux Foundation today announced the launch of EdgeX Foundry, an open source project to build a common open framework for Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing and an ecosystem of interoperable components that unifies the marketplace and accelerates enterprise and Industrial IoT. The initiative is aligned around a common goal: the simplification and standardization of Industrial IoT edge computing, while still allowing the ecosystem to add significant value.

IoT is delivering significant business value by improving efficiencies and increasing revenue through automation and analytics, but widespread fragmentation and the lack of a common IoT solution framework are hindering broad adoption and stalling market growth. The complexity of the current landscape and the wide variety of components creates paralysis. EdgeX solves this by making it easy to quickly create IoT edge solutions that have the flexibility to adapt to changing business needs.

“Success in Internet of Things is dependent on having a healthy ecosystem that can deliver interoperability and drive digital transformation,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation. “EdgeX Foundry is aligning market leaders around a common framework, which will drive IoT adoption and enable businesses to focus on developing innovative use cases that impact the bottom line.”

Unifying the IoT Market

EdgeX Foundry is unifying the marketplace around a common open framework and building an ecosystem of companies offering interoperable plug-and-play components. Designed to run on any hardware or operating system and with any combination of application environments, EdgeX can quickly and easily deliver interoperability between connected devices, applications, and services, across a wide range of use cases. Interoperability between community-developed software will be maintained through a certification program.

Dell is seeding EdgeX Foundry with its FUSE source code base under Apache 2.0. The contribution consists of more than a dozen microservices and over 125,000 lines of code and was architected with feedback from hundreds of technology providers and end users to facilitate interoperability between existing connectivity standards and commercial value-add such as edge analytics, security, system management and services. This is complemented by the recent merger of the IoTX project into the EdgeX effort, which was previously supported by EdgeX Foundry members including Two Bulls and Beechwoods Software, among others. Additional supporting code contributions by EdgeX members are already underway.

“One of the key factors holding back IoT designs in the enterprise is that there are too many choices to safely and easily implement a system that will provide a return on investment in a reasonable timeframe,” said Mike Krell, Lead IoT Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. “EdgeX Foundry will fundamentally change the market dynamic by allowing enterprise IoT applications to choose from a myriad of best-in-class software, hardware and services providers based on their specific needs.”

Founding members include: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Alleantia, Analog Devices, Bayshore Networks, Beechwoods Software, Canonical, ClearBlade, CloudPlugs, Cloud of Things, Cumulocity, Davra Networks, Dell, Device Authority, Eigen Innovations, EpiSensor, FogHorn Systems, ForgeRock, Great Bay Software, IMS Evolve, IOTech, IoTium, KMC Controls, Kodaro, Linaro, MachineShop, Mobiliya, Mocana, Modius, NetFoundry, Neustar, Opto 22, relayr, RevTwo, RFMicron, Sight Machine, SoloInsight, Striim, Switch Automation, Two Bulls, V5 Systems, Vantiq, VMware and ZingBox. Industry affiliate members include: Cloud Foundry Foundation, EnOcean Alliance, Mainflux, Object Management Group, Project Haystack and ULE Alliance.

Delivering IoT at the Edge

According to a Gartner report, there will be 20.4 billion connected things in use globally by 2020. The sheer quantity of data that will be transmitted from these devices is driving adoption of edge computing, where connected devices and sensors transmit data to a local gateway device instead of sending it back to the cloud or a central data center. Edge computing is ideal for deploying IoT applications because it allows for quicker data analytics and reduced network traffic. This is essential for applications which require localized, real-time data analysis for decision making such as factory optimization, predictive maintenance, remote asset management, building automation, fleet management and logistics.

“Businesses currently have to invest a lot of time and energy into developing their own edge computing solutions, before they can even deploy IoT solutions to address business challenges,” said Philip DesAutels, PhD Senior Director of IoT at The Linux Foundation. “EdgeX will foster an ecosystem of interoperable components from a variety of vendors, so that resources can be spent on driving business value instead of combining and integrating IoT components.”

Adopting an open source edge software platform benefits the entire IoT ecosystem:  

  • End Customers can deploy IoT edge solutions quickly and easily with the flexibility to dynamically adapt to changing business needs;
  • Hardware Manufacturers can scale faster with an interoperable partner ecosystem and more robust security and system management;
  • Independent Software Vendors can benefit from interoperability with 3rd party applications and hardware without reinventing connectivity;
  • Sensor/Device Makers can write an application-level device driver with a selected protocol once using the SDK and get pull from all solution providers;
  • System Integrators can get to market faster with plug-and-play ingredients combined with their own proprietary inventions.

The Linux Foundation will establish a governance and membership structure for EdgeX Foundry to nurture a vibrant technical community. A Governing Board will guide business decisions, marketing and ensure alignment between the technical communities and members. The technical steering committee will provide leadership on the code and guide the technical direction of the project.

Hannover Messe

Live demonstrations of the EdgeX platform will be on display at Hannover Messe in Hannover, Germany from April 24-28, 2017. The main EdgeX demo will be at the Dell Technologies kiosk in the Industrial Internet Consortium Pavilion (Hall 8, Stand C24).

Additional EdgeX demos will be in the following member areas:

  • ForgeRock (Hall 8, Stand F31/1): edge security  
  • Opto 22/Dell/Linaro (Hall 8, Stand F31): integration with Opto 22’s control and I/O system transmitting sensor information from a scale model wind turbine to EdgeX; Linaro demo of an over-the-air firmware upgrade of a wireless sensor
  • SAP/Dell/IOTech (Hall 7, Stand B4): ingestion of OPC-UA data from a National Instruments CompactRIO

Industry Support for EdgeX Foundry

Analog Devices

“This strategic partnership with EdgeX Foundry is part of our commitment to playing a major role in providing solutions to help customers bridge the physical and digital world through IoT,” said Michael Murray, General Manager of Industrial Sensing Products at Analog Devices. “We want to reduce complexity, democratize IoT standards and provide trusted data for customers, and we look forward to working with the EdgeX community to achieve those goals.”

Canonical

“At Canonical, we have been pushing the need for standardization and commonality in the industry for a long time; the introduction of snaps being one example. We are therefore pleased to see a continuation of this with the launch of the EdgeX Foundry and proud to be one of the founding members” comments Mike Bell, Executive Vice President, IoT at Canonical. “We are obviously advocates of the open-source nature of the project and believe this will further enhance all players in the ecosystem to align to drive business growth and further innovation.”

Dell

“We think EdgeX Foundry is the key to accelerating the fragmented IoT market and are proud to have been a part of the effort from the beginning,” said Jason Shepherd, IoT Strategy and Partnerships, Dell. “We’re big believers in openness and choice, and this modular architecture is designed to help anyone easily build edge computing solutions with preferred hardware, software, standards and services while minimizing reinvention. EdgeX Foundry is not a new standard, but a way to unify standards and edge applications.”

Neustar

“As a leading provider of Identity solutions we are excited to be a founding member of The Linux Foundation’s EdgeX Foundry project. We are firmly committed to open and common frameworks for developers, and we are particularly excited to provide a highly secure trusted device identity solution for this ecosystem” said Hank Skorny, SVP of IoT at Neustar. “EdgeX combined with Neustar’s Trusted Device Identity platform will provide developers with a next generation IoT solution to help secure their IoT systems from the escalating attacks on unsecured devices.”

Collaborating with other IoT Efforts

EdgeX Foundry is collaborating with relevant open source projects, standards groups, and industry alliances to ensure consistency and interoperability across the IoT.

Cloud Foundry Foundation

“The goals and principles of EdgeX Foundry and Cloud Foundry naturally complement each other,” said Abby Kearns, Executive Director of Cloud Foundry Foundation. “We look forward to working with EdgeX Foundry to enable companies to deploy IoT strategies and applications that accelerate business growth and drive innovation.”

EnOcean Alliance

“The growing market for intelligent building control is dependent on interoperability to ensure that devices can communicate and perform as needed,” said Graham Martin, Chairman & CEO of EnOcean Alliance, Inc. “We look forward to working with EdgeX Foundry to help unify the IoT community around a platform that can deliver automation and enable companies to easily develop IoT solutions that will enable more efficient operations.”

Linaro

“The creation of a standard, secure, open, and architecture- and vendor-neutral gateway framework is a critical component of IoT based solutions. Hosted by The Linux Foundation, EdgeX Foundry’s impressive industry support and open governance model allows open collaboration on a common gateway architecture by industry leaders,” said Matt Locke, Director of the Linaro IoT and Embedded (LITE) Group. “This much needed unifying project will allow vendors to define and build a common gateway platform; a platform upon which they can build unique and compelling solutions across a wide range of market segments. We look forward to welcoming new members into LITE to work closely on the engineering needed to accelerate adoption of EdgeX Foundry. Supporting this new project complements and builds on LITE’s engineering and technical support of The Linux Foundation’s Zephyr project, which is aimed at enabling embedded and IoT devices.”

Object Management Group

“Interoperability is paramount for integrating secure and scalable IoT solutions,” said Richard Soley, Chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group (OMG). “EdgeX Foundry will unify a wide array of standards and commercial offerings at the IoT edge, enabling faster ROI for industrial organizations. EdgeX is architected to enable tiered data ingestion and processing, aligning well with the various open standards for distributed computing driven by the OMG.”

ULE Alliance

“The IoT faces a major challenge with a myriad of devices that address a vast number of diversified use cases. The success of IoT highly depends on seamless interoperability of devices built on different technologies by different vendors, each using the best suited technology for the specific use case,” said Avi Barel, Business Development Director at the ULE Alliance. “EdgeX Foundry is a major step toward addressing this great challenge, and ULE, as the highly secure and reliable radio technology, fully supports this initiative.”

For more information on EdgeX Foundry including how to participate, please visit www.edgexfoundry.org.

About EdgeX Foundry

EdgeX Foundry is an open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation building a common open framework for IoT edge computing and an ecosystem of interoperable components that unifies the marketplace and accelerates the deployment of IoT solutions. Designed to run on any hardware or operating system and with any combination of application environments, EdgeX enables developers to quickly create flexible IoT edge solutions that can easily adapt to changing business needs. To learn more, visit: www.edgexfoundry.org.