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."

"Our goal is to bring a full software layer down to the lowest edge layer possible and to make building for the edge as easy as building for the cloud," Hopkins explained via email.

The platform includes three basic technologies. The first is its "engine" that turns any compute hardware into an intelligent edge device capable of remotely deploying and managing microservices. It does this by monitoring the health and resources of that device to allow for operating at the edge...

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