Akraino by Linux Foundation to complement ONAP

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The Linux Foundation has announced a new open source project, Akraino. The new project aims to create an open source software stack to support high-availability cloud services optimised for edge computing systems and applications.

Backed by AT&T, the new project’s code will be designed for carrier-scale edge computing applications running in virtual machines and containers to support reliability and performance requirements. The formation of Akraino community has begun, and expects to release its open source project code in the second quarter.

As far as the benefits of Akraino are concerned, it will offer users new levels of flexibility to scale edge cloud services quickly, to maximise the applications or subscribers supported on each server, and to help ensure the reliability of systems that must be up at all times. Integration of existing efforts in this new project will help deliver ease of use, hardened reliability, unique features, and performance for carrier, provider, and IoT networks, informed the Linux Foundation in a press release.

“This project will bring the extensive work AT&T has already done to create low-latency, carrier-grade technology for the edge that address latency and reliability needs. Akraino Edge Cloud complements LF Networking projects like ONAP in automating services from edge to core. We’re pleased to welcome it to The Linux Foundation and invite the participation of others as we work together to form Akraino Edge Cloud and establish its governance,” shared Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation.

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Akraino, coupled with ONAP and OpenStack, will help to accelerate progress towards development of next-generation, network-based edge services, fueling a new ecosystem of applications for 5G and IoT.    Read more…

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