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Linux Foundation EdgeX Foundry to Enable Edge Computing for IoT

The Linux Foundation has launched the EdgeX Foundry, a new project aimed to build an open framework for IoT computing and an ecosystem of interoperable components. The EdgeX Foundry aims to foster the model of edge computing, where enabled devices will not send their data back to the cloud for processing but rely on local gateway devices for computing and analytics. The main advantages of this approach are reduced latency and network traffic, and improved security. This is considered of special value for industrial applications, such as power generation, smart traffic lights, etc. where a cloud component is not strictly required; or, for more general applications where data from a number of devices is collected locally before sending it to the cloud.

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