NetFoundry and Fortress Data Centers announce solution for edge and IoT computing

NetFoundry and Fortress Data Centers announce solution for edge and IoT computing


NetFoundry has introduced the first solution to enable end-to-end, cloud-based orchestration and delivery of edge and IoT applications.

The NetFoundry – Fortress Data Centers’ solution is set to create a hybrid system that orchestrates workload processing across local, edge, private data centres and cloud sites.

Fortress and NetFoundry are collaborating to provide the Universal Connected Compute Service. The Service provides instant, secure, performant and scalable connectivity across edge and IoT app devices, Fortress Edge data centres, enterprise cores and public clouds by integrating NetFoundry's zero trust Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) platform with Fortress’ edge data centre capabilities. 

The Universal Connected Compute Service simplifies networking, enabling Intelligent Edge application developers to innovate, and provides an operational structure built for the continuous compute paradigm in which apps are composed of distributed micro-services, APIs and databases, with the workloads processed on compute spanning many edges and clouds.

Edge Computing is the extension of the cloud-computing paradigm at the edges of the network.

Modern Edge and IoT use cases where application response time and reliability is critical for success, requires compute, storage and networking capabilities to be as close as possible to the devices where data is generated and consumed. 

Workloads are managed by a single cloud orchestrated set of policies and routing, regardless of all the underlying networks. 

NetFoundry said that Universal Connected Compute Service simplifies the implementation of advanced future edge use cases such as augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR), artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI and ML), and spatial computing. 

Today’s advanced applications (IoT, AR/VR, AI/ML) are data-intensive. They push and pull data to and from devices at the Edge and to and from clouds, and to and from data centres.

These data push and pull scenarios typically include applications, compute, and networking combined into systems and sub-systems.

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