Drew Conry-Murray and Ethan Banks had a briefing with a startup called Edgeworx on June 24th, 2019. You can read their highlights of the Kubernetes-related news Edgeworx shared below, or listen to the audio version in the player above.
What Does Edgeworx Do?
As you might guess from the name, Edgeworx focuses on the network edge; that is, on security cameras, or local compute at a cell tower base station or on an offshore oil rig, for example.
The startup’s big idea is to make it easy for organizations to re-use applications they’ve written for other platforms and run those applications on edge devices. If you want to do local processing on edge devices, Edgeworx wants to provide the platform to run applications on those devices.
Edgeworx says it can run on almost anything: security cameras and other IoT devices, IoT gateways, Wif-Fi routers, cars, etc.
The company does have minimum hardware & software specs. Edgeworx needs some distro of Linux, a minimum of a 32-bit ARM processor, and 128MB of RAM. If the device meets those minimums, Edgeworx can run.
The startup also makes an agent that runs on IoT and edge devices to manage and control devices, provision devices, monitor health, set policies and get alerts.
Mesh Networking And AMQP
Edgeworx enables devices to connect to one another using AMQP 1.0, or the Advanced Message Queing Protocol. This is the basis for edge-to-edge, edge-to-cloud, and cloud-to-edge networks–whatever is required for a given edge computing environment.
Kubernetes Customized For Edge Computing
The big news from this briefing is that Edgeworx now gives Kubernetes specific intelligence about the edge computing environment: the device capabilities, GPS geolocation, etc. This means that edge computing environments can enjoy the scheduling benefits of Kubernetes, while at the same time getting workload placements in a way that works well with edge computing environments’ unique needs.
For More Information
For more information, go to edgeworx.io.
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