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By | May 26, 2023

LF Edge Member Spotlight: Edgenesis

Author: Yongli Chen, founder & CEO at Edgenesis

About Edgenesis

Edgenesis is an open-source IoT interoperability and edge computing solution provider. 

Edgenesis is a technology company specializing in industrial edge solutions. We aim to drive standardization in device-driven IoT applications and offer flexible, efficient solutions to optimize production processes and reduce costs. Our team includes top talent from companies like Microsoft, McKinsey, Google, and Amazon, and we pride ourselves on our professionalism and efficiency. 

Using a Kubernetes-native development framework, we help clients deploy and manage devices and applications for various use cases. Our solutions provide critical data on devices and production processes, empowering clients to make data-driven decisions and stay competitive in the manufacturing industry. At Edgenesis, we are dedicated to innovation, constantly striving to improve our products and services to offer cutting-edge solutions. Our goal is to create a smarter, more connected world by leveraging our expertise in industrial edge solutions.

Why is your organization adopting an open source approach?

Mobile Internet was mostly about mobile phones connecting to the Internet to consume content. We’re now transitioning to the hyper-connected world era where digital intersects with every aspect of the physical world around us. Therefore digital solutions should mimic physical interactions. We believe in an ecosystem and the ability for solutions to interact across different vendors and providers. Now more than ever collaboration across the community is of importance. Therefore, we like to embrace an open-source model for any of our offerings.

Why did you join LF Edge and what sort of impact do you think LF Edge has on the edge, networking, and IoT industries?

We want to work with the LF Edge umbrella to facilitate the development of edge computing in a structured, collaborative way.

What do you see as the top benefits of being part of the LF Edge community?

One of the many benefits we see in being part of the LF Edge project community is the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded professionals across the globe. 

What sort of contributions has your team made (or plans to make) to the community, ecosystem through LF Edge participation?

Shifu, an open source Kubernetes-native industrial edge which enables IoT interoperability. Shifu virtualizes IoT devices into Kubernetes pods, and gives you the all-in-one Kubernetes cluster which orchestrates IoT devices and applications at the same time.

What sets LF Edge apart from other industry alliances?

It’s the only organization that focuses solely on all aspects of edge computing across verticals.