Sunday, June 26, 2022

LF Edge: Major trends and taxonomy for edge computing

LF Edge, an umbrella organization under the Linux Foundation that aims to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system, released a 39-page whitepaper that provides a detailed taxonomy of the emerging edge networking segment.

“With the growing edge computing infrastructure market set to be worth up to $800B by 2028, our LF Edge project communities are evolving,” said Jason Shepherd, VP Ecosystem, ZEDEDA  and former LF Edge Governing Board Chair. “This paper outlines industry direction through an LF Edge community lens. With such a diverse set of knowledgeable stakeholders, the report is an accurate reflection of a unified approach to defining open edge computing.” 

The white paper, “Sharpening the Edge II: Diving Deeper into the LF Edge Taxonomy & Projects,” covers macro-trends as well as major paradigms for edge management and orchestration, security, connectivity, and analytics.

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Google claims cleanest cloud in the industry

In 2021, Google signed agreements to buy power from new renewable energy projects with a combined capacity of nearly 1300 MW – expanding its global portfolio by almost 25% and re-affirming Google Cloud's position as the cleanest cloud in the industry.

Google has now set a "moonshot goal" of operating on 24/7 carbon-free energy (CFE) by 2030.

This week, Google released the 2021 carbon-free energy percentages (CFE%) for each of its data centers. Globally, Google operated at 66%1 CFE in 2021 – 5% higher than 2019, but 1% lower than 2020.