Aricent joins Linux edge computing project

Feb. 25, 2019
Aricent has joined the Linux Foundation's LF Edge project as a Premier Member. LF Edge works to establish an open, interoperable framework ...

Aricent has joined the Linux Foundation's LF Edge project as a Premier Member. LF Edge works to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud or operating system, to form a software edge that combines cloud, telecom, IoT and enterprise markets.

Through the new partnership, Aricent will work collaboratively to create common and open source architectures. LF Edge consists of five initial projects to support emerging edge applications in the areas of non-traditional video and connected things. More than 60 global organizations already are a part of the project.

"Multi-access edge will become the de facto architecture for the future of networks and compute; however, the developer community does not want to grapple with proprietary approaches," said Walid Negm, chief technology officer at Aricent and group chief innovation officer at Altran. "Our participation in LF Edge illustrates our commitment to open source software that will help quickly stabilize the technology stacks and give developers a clear and consistent pathway to creating value."

Through its work with LF Edge, Aricent will work to provide the developer community with open frameworks to allow operators, industry and data center providers to leverage a globally interoperable edge compute platform. Aricent will contribute content and expertise in network virtualization, containerization and distributed workload management for edge networks.

"LF Edge is set to advance the edge computing landscape by establishing a common framework for edge computing which will enable development across multiple segments, including enterprise, IoT, cloud, and telecom," said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Automation, & Edge/IoT, with The Linux Foundation. "We are eager to incorporate Aricent's expertise in these verticals to ensure greater harmonization among the rapidly growing number of edge initiatives."