EdgeX Foundry to announce winners of EdgeX Foundry Community Awards at HANNOVER MESSE

  • April 23, 2018
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EdgeX Foundry to announce winners of EdgeX Foundry Community Awards at HANNOVER MESSE
EdgeX Foundry to announce winners of EdgeX Foundry Community Awards at HANNOVER MESSE

April 23, 2018 – EdgeX Foundry, an open source project building a common interoperability framework to facilitate an ecosystem for Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing, marks its one-year anniversary with a substantial member presence at Hannover Messe and the launch of its first annual Community Awards program.

Introduced last April by The Linux Foundation and numerous members, EdgeX Foundry has grown into a platform to build, deploy, run and scale IIoT solutions given its native interoperability. Attracting small start-up companies to technology giants, the project has seen a 50 percent growth in the last year and has grown its global footprint to almost 80 member companies in 17 countries.

Some of these members and their technology will be on display at Hannover Messe in Germany from April 23-27. The EdgeX Foundry booth, Hall 6: B17, will feature interactive demos from Canonical, Dell, IOTech, IoTium, RSA, Software AG and VMware and exclusive keynotes in the booth theatre.

To mark its momentum, EdgeX Foundry launched the first annual EdgeX Foundry Community Awards to honor those individuals who have contributed in leadership and innovative solutions. Community members nominated their peers, and the EdgeX Foundry Governing Board selected two winners for the Innovation Award, which recognizes individuals who have contributed the most innovation solution, and Contribution Award, which highlights leaders who have helped EdgeX Foundry advance momentum this year through working groups, special projects, and/or contributed large amounts of code, bug fixes or documentation. Winners will be announced at Hannover Messe.

In February 2018, EdgeX Foundry released the California Preview, giving developers early access to some elements of the California code release that support more efficient microservices and establish a path toward scalability. The California preview features several Go Lang microservices that are drop-in replacements for the Java versions, including core services like Core Data, Metadata and Command.

The full California release will be available in Summer 2018 and represents a step in evolving the EdgeX framework to support the developer requirements for deployment in business-critical IIoT applications.

Several project members, including Cavium, Cloud of Things, Dell, IOTech, Mocana, RSA and VMware, have already started to provide commercial solutions based on EdgeX, while others have embedded EdgeX technologies into their product and solution roadmaps. Additionally, the Government of Serbia Innovation Fund has awarded member Mainflux a grant to develop MFX-1, an IoT edge gateway powered by EdgeX platform.

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