SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZEDEDA, the leader in IoT edge orchestration, today announced the launch of its Open Edge Ecosystem of technology and services partners backed by the company’s open edge orchestration solution.
ZEDEDA has demonstrated a commitment to openness and standardization in the Edge and IoT market since its inception. The company’s open IoT edge orchestration solution is based on Project EVE, which it contributed to LF Edge in early 2019 as a founding member. The project now has nearly 50 unique contributors from ZEDEDA, Xilinx, Intel, Global Logic, Atomic, GE Research and Timesys. LF Edge, a vendor-neutral open source organization backed by The Linux Foundation, is working to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing.
In a parallel to the open Android ecosystem, which represents close to 80% of the global market share for mobile, the EVE open computing engine seeks to drive the same scale and choice for IoT Edge solutions. ZEDEDA’s open ecosystem is unified through the vendor-neutral EVE foundation, which supports customer choice of hardware, applications and cloud while mitigating lock-in.
Open Edge Ecosystem to be Announced at ZEDEDA Transform
ZEDEDA founder and CEO Said Ouissal will discuss the partner ecosystem in greater detail at Transform, ZEDEDA’s inaugural technology and business conference for professionals interested in digital transformation enabled by edge and IoT solutions. The free, virtual event begins at 9 a.m. PST today, August 19, and features solution breakouts and thought leadership panels presented by numerous leading technology providers, analysts and influencers. Free registration is open through the event and participants can join for any combination of 40-minute sessions throughout the day.
“An open model always wins for scale while eliminating vendor lock-in and maximizing business potential over time,” Ouissal said. “Our open ecosystem enables customers to choose best-in-breed technology and services providers that offer turn-key solutions, or that can augment their own in-house development.”
Joining ZEDEDA are leading technology providers Advantech, Agora, Arrow, Buildings IoT, ClearBlade, Crosser, Dianomic, Dispersive, FogHorn, Hewlett-Packard, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, IOTech, Lanner, Latent AI, Microsoft, Mirasys, Nozomi, OSIsoft, Rockwell Automation, VyOS, SAS, ServerLi, SkyFoundry and Supermicro that will be presenting example solutions for building automation, energy, manufacturing, oil and gas, retail, safety and security and beyond. These sessions will be alongside thought leadership panels on various hot topics in the Edge and IoT space, including Edge AI, Digital Twin, OT/IT Convergence and innovating with managed services.
“Enterprises across multiple industries are driving digital disruptions by deploying artificial intelligence at the edge,” said Jason Mann, Vice President of IoT at SAS. “Innovation with long-term technology planning, combined with open ecosystem collaboration, is critical.”
Creating a Network Effect to Maximize Value Enabled by Edge and IoT Solutions
Over the past five years, the emerging Edge and IoT markets have produced a dizzying landscape of proprietary platforms—each with wildly different methods for data collection, orchestration and security. ZEDEDA's Open Edge Ecosystem solves these disparities by bringing market-leading hardware and software providers together with industry experts in verticals such as buildings, energy, manufacturing, oil and gas and retail to support the unique technological and domain-specific needs of each sector.
“The new product mindset is about continuous innovation and being part of something bigger than your own organization,” said Jason Shepherd, ZEDEDA’s VP of Ecosystem. “Whether you build one or join one, it’s more important than ever in this world of digital transformation to be part of an ecosystem to maintain a competitive edge. Ultimately, it’s about creating a network effect for maximizing value, both for customers and the bottom line, and leveraging an open-source foundation is the fastest path to scale.”
Before joining ZEDEDA, Shepherd was CTO of Edge and IoT at Dell Technologies and led the creation of Dell’s award-winning IoT ecosystem and the formation of the open-source EdgeX Foundry project, ushering in vendor-neutral interoperability for IoT edge computing. EdgeX recently hit 5 million downloads since launching in 2017.
“At Agora, we’re building new edge solutions to help our customers digitally transform their oil and gas operations,” said Sujit Kumar, President and CEO of Agora, a Schlumberger venture. “We believe that ecosystems are critical to achieving this goal, and we’re excited to be collaborating within ZEDEDA to augment our own innovations and services.”
“The ability to orchestrate partners’ solutions with reliable, scalable and intelligent edge devices in the value chain is critical to scaling successful services across industries,” said David Liu, Director of IoT Solutions and Strategic Alliances at Advantech. “An open ecosystem is providing the path to accelerate the business and reach this goal.”
For more information about ZEDEDA and its ecosystem, visit zededa.com.
ZEDEDA, the leader in IoT edge orchestration, delivers visibility, control and security for the distributed enterprise, with the freedom of deploying and managing any app on any hardware at scale and connecting to any cloud or on-premises systems. IoT edge solutions require a diverse mix of technologies and domain expertise and ZEDEDA enables customers with an open, vendor-agnostic orchestration framework that breaks down silos and provides the needed agility and futureproofing as they evolve their connected operations. Customers can now seamlessly orchestrate intelligent applications at the IoT edge to gain access to critical insights, make real-time decisions and maximize operational efficiency. ZEDEDA is a venture-backed Silicon Valley company, headquartered in San Jose, CA, with offices in Bangalore and Pune, India. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.