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Edgeworx: Cloud-Native Edge Computing

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

Cloud-native computing extends cloud best practices to all of IT via declarative layers of abstraction. Edge computing represents the shift in compute resources to the cloud edge (where CDNs position edge servers), the near edge (telco points of presence, IoT gateways, remote office network closets, etc.), and the far edge (mobile devices, IoT sensors and actuators, etc.) Edgeworx provides an open source platform that extends Kubernetes to each edge as appropriate to abstract the underlying hardware and edge-specific operating systems and other infrastructure, thus providing a secure, manageable abstraction for compute across all edge instances.

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New Open Source Software From Edgeworx Can Make Any Kubernetes Distribution Edge-aware

Securing and managing large numbers of connected devices at the edge is a growing problem among developers, but Silicon Valley-based edge computing startup Edgeworx has come up with a solution.
The company's technology, the ioFog Platform, open sourced under the Eclipse Foundation, can turn any compute device into an edge software platform.
It makes any Kubernetes distribution edge-aware, allowing developers to create a true cloud-to-edge continuum and deploy applications and microservices from the cloud to any edge device.

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Internet der Dinge: Eclipse ioFog bringt Kubernetes für Edge-Computing

Das maßgeblich an der Entwicklung von Eclipse ioFog beteiligte Unternehmen Edgeworx hat die Integration von Kubernetes in seine kommerzielle Variante der Open-Source-Plattform für Edge-Computing angekündigt. Entwickler können dank der Integration mit Helm Kubernetes auf jeder Edge-Infrastruktur installieren, die unter Linux läuft. Die Plattform soll zu allen Kubernetes-Distributionen kompatibel sein. Derzeit ist die Anbindung auf die kommerzielle Variante begrenzt, soll aber in die Eclipse ioFog-Open-Source-Plattform einfließen. Laut Mike Milinkovich, Chef der Eclipse Foundation, ist Edgeworx bereits dabei, die nativen Kubernetes-Erweiterungen dem Projekt beizusteuern.

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Edgeworx Launches True Cloud-to-Edge Continuum for Any Kubernetes Distribution

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 24, 2019 -- Edgeworx Inc. announced today a new Eclipse ioFog software release that makes any Kubernetes distribution edge-aware, allowing customers to create a true cloud-to-edge continuum and deploy applications and microservices from the cloud to any edge device. With a one-line install, ioFog Engine can be installed onto any piece of edge hardware that runs Linux, allowing developers to simply and securely deploy, manage, and orchestrate applications and microservices. To see ioFog in action, visit Edgeworx June 24 through June 26 at Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, booth 510.

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Edgeworx ioFog Gains Kubernetes Clarity

Edgeworx has integrated Kubernetes into its Eclipse ioFog software that continues a broader push toward using the container orchestration platform to help manage what is expected to be millions of applications and microservices in resource-constrained edge locations.

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10 Hot IoT security startups to watch

Edgeworx Selected as Hot IoT Security Startup to Watch by Network World

Company Founders to Speak at IoT World and Kubecon

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 8, 2019 -- Edgeworx Inc. today announced that it has been selected to the '10 Hot IoT Security Startups to Watch' list published by Network World. The company has also been named a finalist in the TiE50 Awards competition, recognizing the world’s most innovative tech startups.

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Leading Lights 2019: The Finalists

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 12, 2019 -- Edgeworx Inc. today announced that the company’s ioFog edge computing platform has been selected as a 2019 Leading Lights Award finalist in the Most Innovative Edge Computing Strategy category. The Leading Lights Awards recognizes the industry’s top companies and their executives for their outstanding achievements in next-generation communications technology, applications, services, strategies and innovation.

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IoT on the Edge

Edge computing has become an important trend for the Internet of Things (IoT). Gartner identifies edge computing as one of their top Tech Trends for 2019. Companies implementing IoT solutions are seeing real benefits of processing data on the edge, closer to the 'things', before it is sent to the cloud. Confirming this trend, a recent Micron/Forrester survey found in the next three years, 53 percent of respondents expect to be analyzing complex data sets at the edge. This is why some have made the bold prediction that 'the edge will eat the cloud. '

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Eclipse Foundation Board Election Results

oday we are pleased to announce the results of the Eclipse Foundation Sustaining Member and Committer Member elections for representatives to our Board of Directors.
Congratulations to Farah Papaioannou and Gunnar Wagenknecht who were voted in to the Board as Sustaining representatives, and to Torkild Ulvoy Resheim who is returning in that position. Chris Aniszczyk, Dani Megert, and Ed Merks will be returning as Committer representatives. We're looking forward to working with you on the Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors, effective April 1.

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Edgeworx Talks Edge, The Eclipse ioFog Project, and Security

As more enterprises and startups look for ways to increase revenue, reduce costs and help customers, the edge is becoming a strategic focal point; however, many are challenged to find methodologies and solutions that support these edge focused initiatives.

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Untapped Opportunity: Minority Founders Still Being Overlooked

While many VCs have publicly declared they are working on diversity initiatives, that dialog is “just lip service,” said Anthony Zhang, RateMyInvestor’s chief growth officer.
Those in the VC-seeking trenches echo the report’s findings, with some industry advocates saying the responsibility lands particularly hard on women to address the issue.

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The Internet of Things on the Edge

Processing large amounts of sensor data at the edge reduces network bandwidth costs and cloud data storage costs. Edge computing allows for the analysis and filtering of data closer to the sensors so only the relevant data is sent to the cloud.

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Open-Source IoT Edge Projects

Edge computing is a key trend this year in the IoT industry. This past week, Baidu announced a new open-source project, called OpenEdge, that targets edge computing. OpenEdge is certainly not the first open-source project for edge computing. Over the last number of years, there have been many new open-source projects started to address edge computing. Therefore, I thought it would be interesting to see how some projects are doing in terms of community and popularity. It appears most of the projects in the survey have an active core contributor community. Most projects are supported by a main contributing company and accept PR and issues from the wider community. Over time, it will be interesting to see if one of these projects does develop a more robust open-source community of contributors. Below is a quick summary of the open-source projects I could find on GitHub and general web searches.

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Big50-2018 Challenge 1 Winner: Edgeworx

The edge has become a market-defining trend for this decade. While companies have been deploying solutions in the field for quite some time, these have traditionally been vertically integrated, one-off, stove-piped solutions running on dedicated hardware.

Today, facing massive volumes of data, increased security concerns, and the need for real-time processing, companies recognize it is necessary to do at least some of their computing at the edge.

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ITAs IOT Summit Asks: What's Holding Back the Internet of Things?

Another one is the telecommunications industry. The reason they’re adopting edge computing and IoT faster than others is that they’re at the center of the data flow for everybody, everywhere. So, whether it’s the fiber backbone or the cell towers, providers like AT&T or Verizon are that center point for the data flowing through. It’s a golden opportunity for providers to implement IoT subsystems, and especially edge computing.

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The Cloudcast #355 - Exploring IoT Edge with EdgeWorx

Aaron talks with Farah Papaioannou & Kilton Hopkins (@kiltonhopkins), co-founders at @EdgeWorxIO, about the evolving architecture of edge computing and some of the common misconceptions, where and how to store, run, and transport data while being mindful to security...

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The Big Elephant in IoT Storage

It has been on my mind for a long time and I have been avoiding it too. But it is time to face the inevitable and just talk about it. After all, the more open the discussions, the more answers (and questions) will arise, and that is a good thing.

Yes, it is the big elephant in the room called Data Security. And the concern is going to get much worse as the proliferation of edge devices and fog computing, and IoT technobabble goes nuclear.

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Edgeworx to Showcase Its ioFog Edge Computing Stack at Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, November 6, 2018 - Edgeworx Inc. will showcase its recently announced Eclipse ioFogTM edge computing stack at the Samsung Developer Conference, taking place on November 7 and 8 in San Francisco at Moscone West. The company will demonstrate its technology in the Samsung NEXT booth, showing various microservices, including sensor simulators and streaming analytics running on ioFog on top of the Samsung Artik 710 developer board...

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Edgeworx ioFog Platform Drills Software Down to the Edge

Edgeworx emerged this week out of stealth mode with its open source ioFog platform, joining a long list of companies looking to gain a foothold in the emerging edge computing space.

The company's platform is based on the Eclipse ioFog open source project and targets developers looking to deploy and manage any application or containerized microservice at the edge. Edgeworx co-Founder and CEO Kilton Hopkins noted that challenges within the edge computing space are "deep enough and wide enough that the only sensible way to approach it is to divide and conquer."...

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Living On The Edge with Edgeworx

Are you looking at an Internet of Things (IoT) deployment in the near future? Perhaps you've got a lot of edge devices that are sitting idle and you want to take advantage of that power to do edge computing? Maybe you're a service provider that has grand plans to get into the MSP market with applications? Where do you start? How can you be sure you solution is secure and ready to grow with you?

We all know that we shouldn't ask questions when we don't know the answers. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to talk to a great new company that can answer all of those questions for companies and even more. Launching today, Edgeworx is a company that is focusing on the edge computing market with some great innovations that should set them apart from the rest of the crowd...

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Edgeworx Announces Availability of Open Source ioFog Platform for Edge Computing

Edgeworx launched Tuesday availability of its open-source ioFog platform, and announced funding from Samsung NEXT, Sequoia Seed and CloudScale Capital Partners. The company aims to disrupt the edge computing market, announcing the Edgeworx ioFog allows users to "bring their own edge" by enabling any device or hardware to become a secure software platform...

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Why we invested in Edgeworx

Today Edgeworx, one of our newest portfolio companies, came out of stealth and announced their funding. We're excited to share the news and look forward to seeing more companies adopt their open source ioFog platform.

At Samsung NEXT, we see data exploding at a exponential rate, and believe more systems will need to move toward computing at the edge. These systems will require a new way of thinking about how to manage them.

Edgeworx fits perfectly into this thesis: It is solving hard technical problems for operating robust and manageable systems where logic can be running at the edge. It's doing that by offering a flexible, secure, and convenient way for organizations operating Industrial IoT devices to easily collect and analyze data from those operations...

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Working the edge: Edgeworx launches to do the edge right

Kilton Hopkins has spent his career creating technologies for real-world use, most recently around IoT and the edge He was IoT adviser to the most tech-forward city of them all, San Francisco. Farah Papaioannou jumped out of the enterprise IT world (from Hitachi and HPE) into the world of venture capital (yes, frying pan to fire is a saying that springs to mind) and while a professional investor was involved in go to market initiatives for a number of companies with great technology ideas but sometimes poor go to market knowledge. As an aside, she was heavily involved in everyone's favorite new-age storage company SolidFire, before it was acquired by NetApp...

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Edgeworx Emerges from Stealth and Announces Availability of Open-Source ioFog Platform for Edge Computing

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, October 30, 2018 - Edgeworx launched out of stealth today, announcing funding from Samsung NEXT, Sequoia Seed and CloudScale Capital Partners. The company aims to disrupt the edge computing market, announcing the availability of its open-source ioFog platform. Edgeworx ioFog allows users to "bring their own edge" by enabling any device or hardware to become a secure software platform...

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IBM All In on Open Source with its Acquisition of Red Hat

It's becoming an increasingly open world as it relates to software development. This openness is giving organizations of all sizes from enterprise to startups the ability to realize a new kind of agility in software development. Red Hat wrote the playbook on commercializing open source software for infrastructure through its supported Linux distro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)...

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Edgeworx touts fog computing platform for IoT deployments at the network edge

Edge computing startup Edgeworx exited stealth mode this week, announcing the launch of its open-source ioFog software that can be used to turn any compute hardware into a secure software platform.

The company timed its launch to coincide with a seed funding round led by Samsung NEXT, with participation from Sequoia Seed and CloudScale Capital Partners...

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Investing in Edge Computing: It's Still Early, Investors Say

AUSTIN, Texas - Edge computing is a hot trend. Are there opportunities for individual investors to capitalize on the future growth of distributed computing?...There is a group of startups developing hardware and software to support the deployment of IT infrastructure at the edge of the Internet and mobile networks, which is seen as a key step in supporting the growth of emerging technologies like the Internet of Things, AI, augmented reality and autonomous vehicles...

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Big50-2018: Who Survived the First Round of Cuts?

We've had our hands full here at Startup50 the last few weeks, evaluating 167 startups that entered the Big50-2018 competition and eliminating more than half of them to arrive at our first Big50-2018 Startup Power Ranking.

This first ranking, however, isn't going to be all that... well, ranked.

Below, you'll find the Big50-2018 Power 55. They are listed in alphabetical order...

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What's NEXT Ep. 8: Moving from the cloud to the edge

Welcome back to What's NEXT, a podcast from Samsung NEXT exploring the future of technology. In this episode, I talk with Edgeworx's Farah Papaioannou and Kilton Hopkins about how edge computing works, and how their technology makes it easier to run applications at the edge...

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What is Edgeworx? SiliconANGLE at theCUBE

Hey, welcome back everybody, Jeff Frick here with theCUBE, we're at our Palo Alto studios for a CUBEConversation, and we're talking about startups today, which we don't often get to do but it's really one of the more exciting things that we get to do, because that's what really, what keeps Silicon Valley Silicon Valley; and this next new company is playing on a very hot space which is edge, you're all about cloud then the next big move is edge, especially with Internet of Things and Industrial Internet of Things...

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Following the money in IoT: Distribute the cloud to the edge

Over the last decade, businesses have been centralizing their IT infrastructure in the cloud. Now, the Internet of Things (IoT) is shedding light on some limitations of this approach - lack of storage, high latency, static environment, etc. - resulting in a shift from the centralized model to distributed model and to the edge for optimal user experience and cost performance...

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The Cloudcast #355 - Exploring IoT Edge with EdgeWorx

Aaron talks with Farah Papaioannou & Kilton Hopkins (@kiltonhopkins), co-founders at @EdgeWorxIO, about the evolving architecture of edge computing and some of the common misconceptions, where and how to store, run, and transport data while being mindful to security...

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Solving Edge Computing's Unique Challenges with Edgeworx

In June of 2018, the ActualTech Media team visited the offices of Edgeworx. In this video, ActualTech Media CEO Scott D. Lowe talks with Edgeworx CEO Kilton Hopkins. In this interview, you'll learn what unique challenges edge computing poses that we aren't accustomed to dealing with in the data center. Edgeworx provides a secure edge computing platform to deal with these many challenges.

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Deploying Secure Microservices at the Edge with Edgeworx

In June of 2018, the ActualTech Media team visited the offices of Edgeworx. In this video, ActualTech Media CEO Scott D. Lowe talks with Edgeworx President and Co-founder Farah Papaioannou. In this interview, Farah level-sets on what constitutes 'edge' computing and explains how Edgeworx delivers applications to the edge in a secure and easily managed fashion.

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How stealth startup Edgeworx helped me rethink the IoT edge

May 15, 2018- Are you sick of hearing the word edge yet? I am. The tech world is struggling right now to come up with the right way to express a complex shift in how it thinks about computing infrastructure. The result is overuse of the word edge, whereby it means everything from a sensor to a telco data center...

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