Edge Computing is Driving the Datacenter to the Edge

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Why Edge Computing? Traditionally, all data from your infrastructure was sent to the cloud for analysis. With the advent of the internet of things, this paradigm is changing and the 2 main drivers are time and cost Costs: With billions of connected devices transmitting data- it is neither efficient nor economical to send all that Read more...

EdgeX Foundry, First 100 Days

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EdgeX Foundry was announced in Hanover on April 24th and had its first meeting in Boston on June 1st. The meeting was attended by 50+ people from different geographies and organizations worldwide, ten member companies pledged developer resources, and several working groups were formed. Following is a summary of the excellent progress in the first Read more...

The Story of VMware’s Liota

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Bask Iyer, in this article from Aug ’16, discussed VMware’s entry into the IoT market: “IoT is said to be the largest addressable market since the advent of the Internet, and the true potential of IoT has yet to be realized in the enterprise. As a company that has been delivering technology innovations to enterprises Read more...

Liota and EdgeXFoundry: Two Complementary Projects that are Better Together

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In June 2016, VMware announced Liota (Little IoT Agent), a lightweight, vendor-neutral open source software development kit (SDK) for building IoT applications [1]. In April 2017, the Linux Foundation launched EdgeXFoundry, an open source edge platform architecture to enable interoperability in a plug-and-play IoT ecosystem [2]. Dell contributed the initial code to seed the vendor-neutral EdgeX Read more...

Introducing VMware Pulse IoT Center 

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Today VMware unveiled a secure, enterprise-grade Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure management solution that will enable IT and operational technology (OT) teams to have complete control of their IoT infrastructure and things.  The solution is named VMware Pulse IoT Center. Customers investing in IoT projects come to us because of challenges as they scale from Read more...

VMware Fights IoT Connectivity Issue with ‘Liota’

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Forbes contributer Adrian Bridgwater discusses the value of Liota in the following article. Real software engineering industry news is never delivered in a press release, it always comes in a less formalized form. Linus Torvalds announced Linux in a Usenet posting on a newsgroup named comp.os.minix, no fireworks or balloons were involved. Even Microsoft Windows Read more...