20 Billion Edge Devices?

ALI AMAGASU | February 18, 2019

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Were you aware that there are projected to be 20 Billion (with a B) edge devices in use by 2020 (next year)?!I wasn’t either. It’s just not the kind of thing that keeps me awake at night.But apparently it is exactly the kind of thing that keeps some people up. They worry about how edge applications are going to perform like edge applications are supposed to perform when there are so many of them that need to communicate with each other and they’re on different operating systems, different clouds, and a zillion different kinds of hardware.So instead of just worrying, a group of these very inspired individuals (and generous corporate sponsors) have gotten together to try to make everything a lot more… interoperable. To keep latency low and processing speeds high. To allow all the emerging edge goodness to continue to emerge unimpeded by a lack of coordination.This group is called LF Edge, and it was announced in late January by the Linux Foundation. I was intrigued by it, so I invited Arpit Joshipura, General Manager at the Linux Foundation to come on the podcast and help us understand why LF Edge was needed, which projects are already part of it, and how new projects can become part of it.

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