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By | January 24, 2019

Founding Member Support for LF Edge

Premier Members

“Edge computing is becoming increasingly important as part of the Cloud & AI services for
global users. As a founding member of The Linux Foundation’s new edge computing subsidiary,
Baidu Cloud looks forward to, through interaction and collaboration with The Linux Foundation,
building a vibrant technological ecosystem for developers worldwide to promote the rapid
development of edge computing globally and accelerate the applications of Cloud & AI technology in various industries. Such collaboration with the Linux Foundation on ‘OpenEdge’ (Baidu’s open source intelligent edge computing platform) shows that Baidu Cloud is committed to becoming an active technology contributor and help developers and partners develop applications in an easier manner. In the future, Baidu Cloud is eager to contribute to the community, drive prosperity of the ecosystem, and create greater value more quickly and efficiently.” – Watson Yin, Baidu Vice President, GM of Baidu Cloud

“Ericsson is driving the 5G global ecosystem;  cloud native and edge cloud will play a role in the evolution of 5G and edge use cases. Ericsson, as a leading vendor of telecom- grade virtualization infrastructure, is also intending to play a leading role in the development of a fully open distributed cloud. As a leading supporter and code contributor to many open source projects — and founding member of LF Edge– Ericsson is pleased to be part of the LF Edge umbrella of projects that includes Akraino, among others. We see edge computing playing a critical role in the evolution of 5G use cases across all industries.” –  Martin Backstrom, head of Technology & Portfolio, Solution Area – Cloud & NFV Infrastructure

HP, Inc.
“A wide collaboration among industry-leading vendors and partners benefits everyone in solving common business problems. It’s critical to moving our industry forward in a harmonized way to deploy new and innovative technologies faster. As a premier member of the LF Edge project, HP is looking forward to this framework accelerating deployment of comprehensive retail use cases at the edge.” – Aaron Weiss, vice president & general manager, Retail Solutions, HP Inc.


“Edge computing promises lower latency and more consumable computing resources and will become a critical computing infrastructure to a fully connected, intelligent world. The launch of LF Edge offers a great opportunity to create a collaborative community for driving the innovation and maturity of a common edge computing stack. Huawei is pleased to be a founding member of LF Edge and to work with the community towards a vibrant edge computing open source ecosystem.” – Bill Ren, chief Open Source liaison officer, ICT Infrastructure Open Source GM, Huawei

“LF Edge demonstrates the collaborative power of open source, bringing communities together to address the challenges and opportunities created as rich computation and services move closer to the edge, whether that’s a factory floor, on-premise data center, carrier network, or autonomous vehicle. As a contributor to LF Edge projects and their related upstream projects, Intel is committed to accelerating the development of productizable Edge software for a broad range of uses through open development and community collaboration.”–  Imad Sousou, corporate vice president, Intel Architecture Graphics and Software, and general manager, System Software Products.

“Edge computing has become an emerging technology in which enterprises and telecommunication companies are actively investing and promoting. As a major long-time contributor to open source, inwinSTACK is proud and excited to be a one of the LF Edge members. We believe LF Edge will play an important role in developing a common standard for edge computing, and our participation in the LF Edge enable us to deliver enterprise-grade edge cloud solutions to organizations seeking to drive business values and innovations.”–  Joseph Wang, vice president of inwinSTACK Inc.

Juniper Networks
“As we approach the 5G era, edge computing has evolved from a functional capability to a full cloud-native architecture from which service providers will monetize their existing infrastructure and accelerate adoption of advanced services. Juniper proudly supports The Linux Foundation’s open source initiatives and LF Edge now provides the much-needed framework for edge clouds to operationally transform next-generation networks.” – Julius Francis, director of product marketing, cloud platform and analytics at Juniper Networks

“As a Deutsche Telekom-backed company, MobiledgeX was founded to help make global edge ubiquity a reality and simplify how a thriving ecosystem of stakeholders work together. Future applications need the cloud to be closer to the devices.  We are happy to share our declarative real-time automation software which enables proximity placement while keeping user identities and locations private to the mobile networks and countries.” Sunay Tripathi, CTO, EVP Product & Engineering MobiledgeX.

“The World Economic Forum’s May 2018 report estimates that digitization will unlock $100 trillion in value. It impacts every industry and every segment of society. Telecom is at the center of this digitization. With 5G around the corner and the continued demand for high bandwidth we are seeing the evolution of the traditional central office to the Edge Cloud. With cloudification and virtualization the distributed edge cloud is fast becoming a reality that will spawn a new generation of innovative applications. As founding member of LF Edge and Akraino, Netsia is proud and honored to participate in this community with other leading companies.” – Bora Eliacik, VP Engineering at Netsia

“5G will usher in a wide range of new applications, including those for the industrial Internet of Things that have stringent demands such as ultra-low latency, extreme reliability and robust security. Edge computing is essential to achieve these performance criteria. As a 5G technology leader and long-time champion of open approaches, Nokia sees the creation of Linux Foundation Edge as a milestone commitment to the development of edge computing and an open ecosystem.”  Jonne Soininen, head of Open Source Initiatives at Nokia

“Edge computing will help to launch a new generation of rich, swift and secure service experiences in telco, IoT and all other networked domains. Both the innovation of cutting-edge technologies and their subsequent harmonization for production-grade infrastructure will be needed by the entire industry. We believe that the launch of LF Edge, including the Akraino Edge Stack project, will further accelerate cross-industry collaboration.  We therefore look forward to the opportunity to help develop this new era of edge computing within this community.” –Yukari Tsuji,  vice president, Head of NTT Network , Technology Laboratories NTT Corporation

“OSIsoft has been in the business of managing and lighting up operations data in industry for over 35 years. Historically this has been through the sensors and systems driving automation and control. Today’s technologies and systems are dramatically enhancing the ‘sensing’ of the physical world available to operations, enterprises and communities, and OSIsoft is incredibly excited working with the Linux Foundation and LF Edge to help evolve the Edge technologies that will bring valuable outcomes to all users in this space.” – Richard Beeson, Chief Technology Officer, OSIsoft

“Edge computing could be a very innovative technology in multiple scenarios, i.e. IoT, 5G . Could Gaming and AI etc. Tencent provides the edge computing solutions to the customers, but we also realize that the edge market is fragmented. We are very happy to see that Linux foundation would combine, harmonize, and align vision on multiple edge projects in a new umbrella structure.” – Yachen Wang, head of IOT & 5G related network/platform R&D, Tencent

Wind River
“By working with the open source community, Wind River can help the industry address evolving market needs and deploy highly-reliable cloud compute at optimum edge locations for a wide range of new applications. We look forward to contributing to the LF Edge ecosystem to deliver scalable and secure cloud-based infrastructure that can be efficiently deployed at any network location from the edge to the core.” – Glenn Seiler, vice president of product management and strategy, Software-defined Infrastructure at Wind River.

Wipro Limited
“We are proud to be one of the founding members of the LF Edge and help develop a universal open source framework for edge computing systems and applications. Influx of additional data from connected devices and IoT systems that need real time processing establishes the need for Edge computing. This form of computing is key to reaping the benefits offered by 5G. We will leverage this platform for Multi-Access Edge Computing and develop industry leading, vendor-agnostic open source solutions for improved application performance.” – K. R. Sanjiv, Chief Technology Officer at Wipro Limited

General Members

“As a founding member of EdgeX Foundry, we welcome the introduction of LF Edge. Consolidation and alignment leads to more streamlined development, and, ultimately better devices. Common open-source frameworks, such as what LF Edge is set to establish, will accelerate IoT deployments and help drive adoption.”  –  Eric Jensen, IoT Product Manager at Canonical.
“As billions of IoT devices are interconnected and data processing and analytics move from the cloud to fog and edge implementations the importance of scalable, secure, updatable edge solutions is becoming critical. LF Edge brings together open source enterprise projects to enable secure, updatable edge devices, including the ability to provision and orchestrate from the cloud. We look forward to contributing to this project with open source solutions to enable scale out across diverse edge and end-point hardware devices.” –  George Grey, CEO

“At Packet, we believe that building a vibrant edge ecosystem involves activating all layers of the stack: from fast-evolving hardware technologies and innovations across the software ecosystem, to breakthroughs in networking that will help drive new experiences at massive scale.  There is no better home than The Linux Foundation and LF Edge to bring together this diverse and dynamic community.” –  Ihab Tarazi, CTO at Packet  

“The Linux Foundation has played an essential role building sustainable ecosystems around open source projects. As compute resources move out of centralized clouds to the edge and a distributed cloud architecture, the Foundation is once again taking a leadership position developing the blueprint for edge computing. Pluribus Networks is excited to be a founding member of the Linux Foundation Edge, and we look forward to collaborating with them to develop the open, elastic, and automated software defined networks that will enable the edge and power the 5G future.” Kumar Srikantan, President & CEO of Pluribus Networks.  

“Edge Infrastructure is the new frontier.  RackN is excited to join members of LinuxFoundation Edge to build shared tools and practices.  Creating an ecosystem around emerging technologies is essential to speeding their evolution and utility.  We are looking forward to collaborating with other members to build a robust platform stack from the bare metal up.” – Rob Hirschfeld, co-founder and chief executive officer, RackN

Vapor IO
“At Vapor IO, we see open innovation accelerating the pace of  innovation in edge computing, for both software and hardware. Industry collaboration will bring the promise of edge computing within reach of nearly every company with a need and we will see an exponential growth in edge-enhanced and edge-native applications built on the pillars of the LF Edge and other open source technologies.” – Cole Crawford, CEO & Founder of Vapor IO

Associate Members

Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications (BUPT)
“LF Edge is very important to the future applications, which are on the side of terminal devices and use an integrated open platform to provide services nearby. Since the application is launched on the edge side, it can respond to user services more quickly, saving a lot of network bandwidth and meeting the needs of the industry in real-time business, application intelligence, security and privacy protection. Because it is located between the terminal device and the cloud platform, it can cooperate with cloud computing and edge computing to provide network services more efficiently.”

“As a professional society of the builders of the digital age, iMasons is pleased to support LF Edge and take a lead in helping build a shared glossary of Edge-related terminology as applied to full-stack infrastructure. iMasons applauds the work of LF and looks forward to joining this community!” –  Jeff Omelchuck, Executive Director of iMasons