Eclipse Foundation and Cloud Native Computing Foundation Join Forces for Kubernetes IoT Edge Working Group

OTTAWA, Canada --- The Eclipse Foundation publicized its plan to team with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) on a new Kubernetes IoT Edge Working Group to meet the need for Kubernetes in IoT cloud and edge environments. IDC expects global spending on IoT to hit $1.2 trillion USD in 2022, and Kubernetes’ footprint is quickly growing in large-scale IoT deployments. The Kubernetes IoT Edge Working Group will concentrate first on evolving Kubernetes to assist IoT workloads at the edge, and will define key use cases and requirements alongside CNCF, Eclipse Foundation members, and the entire ecosystem and community of users. Dejan Bosanac, Engineer at Red Hat, and lead for Kubernetes IoT Edge Working Group, said, "IoT and edge applications have many distributed components that don't usually sit together within the same datacenter infrastructure [...]. Red Hat and this working group see Kubernetes and other cloud-native projects in its orbit as having broad potential sitting between gateways, edge nodes and cloud platforms. Much like the LAMP stack was instrumental to the web-applications era, this group is focused on accelerating a Kubernetes stack for running cloud infrastructure and distributed components at the IoT edge." Bosch Software Innovations also uses Kubernetes to automate the deployment, scaling, and management of containers across its Bosch IoT Suite and leverages Eclipse Hono and Eclipse Ditto to reliably scale to millions of connected devices. Eclipse Foundation Executive Director, Mike Milinkovich, added, “The complexity of orchestrating IoT systems is a problem domain that…