Vendors Aim to Enhance Kubernetes Edge Computing

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Linux distribution publisher SUSE is working closely with its partner ecosystem to better support Kubernetes edge computing. With noncloud networks projected to be processing the lion’s share of global data by 2025, developers have turned to containerization tools such as Kubernetes, which is poised to accelerate edge software deployment. Containers for edge development were a focus at the SUSECON Conference, enabling developers to create development environments that enable workloads to be moved from central clouds or data centers to the edge without conversion requirements. Containers are self-contained runtime environments that enable developers to minimize operating system variations that would typically stall performance of code. They include a software dependencies, libraries and binaries, as well as configuration files which govern...

KubeCon Europe roundup: Key developments for Kubernetes on the edge

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Kubernetes (K8s) is the key component in the data centres modernising and adopting cloud-native development architecture to deliver applications using containers. Capabilities such as orchestrating VMs and containers together make Kubernetes the go-to platform for modern application infrastructure adopters. Telecom operators are also using Kubernetes to orchestrate their applications in a distributed environment involving many edge nodes. But due to the large scale of telco networks – which includes disparate cloud systems – Kubernetes adoption requires different architectures for different use cases. Specifically, if we look at a use case where Kubernetes is used to orchestrate edge workloads, there are various frameworks and public cloud managed Kubernetes solutions are available that offer different benefits and gives telecom operator...

Cloud computing speeds up new military software

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At the recently launched Army Software Factory in Austin, Texas, platform product manager Capt. James Cho uses cloud computing to speed software development. Coders — who create software for anything from streamlining warehouse operations to improving soldiers’ battlefield performance — take advantage of the cloud’s shared storage, databases and networking that make computing resources more powerful and flexible than those available in on-site data centers. With cloud, “you can dynamically spin up more instances or compute power as needed,” Cho said. “A lot of the toil you would have in managing an on-prem solution for this is abstracted away, and it reduces the amount of work we have to do scale these applications for deployment across the Army.” The software factory isn’t alone in this approach. Across the Defense...

How Kubernetes Could Underpin Edge Computing Platforms

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By now, you’ve likely heard all about how Kubernetes can simplify the deployment of applications at scale in traditional on-prem and cloud environments. But what about edge architectures that combine central data centers with workloads hosted at edge locations that are closer to end-users? Can Kubernetes underpin an edge computing platform, too? The answer is maybe. Although Kubernetes has potential as an edge computing solution, Kubernetes developers and users will need to overcome some hurdles before K8s is really ready for the edge. How Kubernetes Can Help Edge Computing Platforms Related: Data Centers and Edge Computing in 2021 and BeyondSome observers believe Kubernetes is ready for primetime as a way to host applications in edge environments already. Ammar Naqvi of Canonical, for example, writes that Kubernetes is a “key ingredient in...