The Linux Foundation and Open Grid Alliance are collaborating to integrate LF Edge architecture into open grid infrastructure.
LF Edge projects are designed to automate edge infrastructure and build autonomous grid infrastructure. The Linux Foundation is a non-profit organisation that seeks to standardise Linux development and promote its growth and adoption.
Open Grid Alliance was founded in 2021 as a consortium of global tech companies looking to rearchitect the Internet.
With members like VMWare and Dell Technologies, the Alliance seeks to collaborate towards innovating the technologies behind improving the Internet.
Arpit Joshipura, general manager of networking, edge, and IoT at the Linux Foundation, said: “Aligning LF Edge with Open Grid Alliance is the next step in enabling the internet to distribute data when and where it’s needed.”
“Integrating LF Edge architecture and use cases into open grid infrastructure provides a vendor-neutral approach to re-architect the Internet with the grid topologies needed to scale globally.”
The Open Grid is a globally distributed network that combines both private and public compute, data, and intelligence to power applications at the edge. It does so through 5G networks, the development of edge infrastructure, and billions of IoT devices.
As part of the collaboration, both organisations will be working together to create open software within Open Grid Alliance work groups. The goal here is to facilitate further development of use cases and technologies for the Open Grid.
Kaniz Mahdi, chairperson of the Open Grid Alliance and SVP of technology, architecture, and innovation at Deutsche Telekom, said: “Co-creation across multiple sectors contributing to ´dirt-to-cloud´ stack of the Open Grid is the core principle of the OGA. This demands deep collaboration with the industry bodies influencing various parts of this stack. We are excited to partner with the Linux Foundation as we start to lay the foundation for this stack.”
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