LOS ANGELES. The Linux Foundation has announced that Intel is contributing major components of Wind River Titanium Cloud and the Intel Network Edge Virtualization Software Development Kit (Intel NEV SDK to the open-source Akraino Edge Stack. The Akraino Edge Stack is an open-source software implementation that supports high-availability cloud services on edge computing systems and applications, and enables integration of exiting technologies to improve ease of use, reliability, feature development, and network performance for Internet of Things (IoT) rollouts.
The Wind River Titanium Cloud and Intel NEV SDK will reduce deployment effort and time to market for Linux developers working on production-grade systems. For example, Titanium Cloud was designed to address the 24/7 requirements of critical infrastructure systems operating in an IoT context, with hardened features that include high reliability, low latency, security, fault and performance management, and scalability. Contributed Titanium Cloud components include patches to open-source projects such as OpenStack, QEMU, and Ceph, as well as other assets.
The Intel NEV SDK contribution includes a suite of reference libraries and APIs that enable edge computing in different deployment scenarios by abstracting the implementation complexity of underlying network protocols. The SDK is applicable in settings such as small cells, macrocells, wireline, aggregation sites, and central offices, and has been validated and deployed with Titanium Cloud technology.
“Intel’s contribution of production-quality edge computing infrastructure software offers users new levels of flexibility to scale edge cloud services faster, maximize the applications or subscribers supported on each server, and help ensure the reliability of systems,” says Imad Sousou, corporate vice president and general manager of the Open Source Technology Center, Intel. “This project helps provide an open and scalable platform to encourage broad community involvement, accelerating innovation and edge stack productization across the ecosystem.”
These contributions supplement AT&T code that is designed to run carrier-scale edge computing applications in virtual machines and containers with high levels of reliability and performance. Code releases are expected in Q2 2018.
Intel joins Altiostar, China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI), China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Docker, Huawei, iFlyTek, New H3C Group, Tencent, ZTE, and 99Cloud as leading members of the Akraino Edge Stack project. For more information, visit www.akraino.org.eletter-03-28-2018
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