LF Edge has issued Release 1 of the Akraino Edge Stack, Akraino R1. The Akraino Edge Stack is an open-source cloud software stack optimized for edge systems. The first release includes a series of blueprints that define the stack for a diverse range of IoT edge use cases, but are still compatible with the single, common framework. R1 also provides a foundation for defining and standardizing APIs across different stacks.
Akraino blueprints are iterative configurations of the Akraino stack for different applications. Akraino currently includes more than 11 blueprint families and 19 specific prints. These blueprints are tested and validated on real hardware by users and community members.
10 blueprints that are already “ready and proven” include:
- Kubernetes-Native Infrastructure (KNI) Provider Access Edge, which leverages Kubernetes concepts to manage edge computing stacks at scale
- Edge Lightweight and IOT (ELIOT), which supports edge use cases for IoT gateways and universal customer premise equipment (uCPE) for software-defined WANs.
- Radio Edge Cloud (REC), which supports a near real-time RAN Intelligent Controller used to control aspects of 5G radio networks
- Integrated Edge Cloud (IEC) Type 1 (Small Edge) and Type 2 (Medium Edge), a platform that targets telco applications on Arm processors at the edge
- The Network Cloud family of blueprints, which automate deployment of edge sites from a regional controller
- The StarlingX Far Edge Distributed Cloud, which addresses high-density, far edge use cases for value-added services
Enhancements will be made to the baseline functionality of Akraino R1, and the community is planning new blueprints, tools, edge APIs, and community lab hardware in R2.
For more information on the Akraino Edge Stack visit www.lfedge.org/projects/akraino.
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