In the past decade, there has been a concerted effort among all companies to move IT infrastructure to centralized clouds, enabled by virtualization. With the emergence of new technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, autonomous cars, drones and IOT with smart cities, data is increasingly being produced at the user end of the network. These use cases demand real-time processing and communication between distributed endpoints, creating the need for efficient processing at the network edge.
AT&T and Intel have explored several Edge architecture options to run nimble applications and Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) at the Edge, and have worked with the Linux Foundation to found the Akraino project. Akraino aims to develop a full Edge solution using containerized OpenStack services, Kubernetes, ONAP, etc.
We will share our conceptual plans and path to converge OpenStack and Linux Foundation community projects into Akraino’s evolving Edge architecture.
We will share Open Source based Edge reference architecture which converges OpenStack and Linux Foundation communities to achieve the goals together without duplication.