Red Hat, one world’s most prominent open-source software players, rolled out a ton of new features for its flagship Linux distribution, several of which were focused on edge computing.
The Red Hat initiative is a project designed to streamline deploying and managing Edge infrastructure processes. Under its banner, the firm announced several new features like advanced cluster management for Kubernetes and automation technology via Ansible, among others.
Red Hat’s idea is to build on its core enterprise Linux and OpenShift platforms to offer new ways to deploy edge technology.
Zero-touch provisioning of devices via OpenShift is one key new feature, along with predesigned “validated patterns” to provide a quick and hassle-free basis for deploying new edge software stacks, whether for computer makers looking to simplify sales or enterprises looking to design their own tech.
Additionally, a technology preview of more edge-appropriate OpenShift deployment modes—including, for the first time, support for single node openshift—is also now available.
In a statement announcing the new initiative, Francis Chow, Red Hat’s VP and general manager of in-vehicle operating systems and edge, said Edge computing was no longer an emerging concept for the business. Still,theyneed to address an entirely new set of challenges. He added the Red Hat Edge initiative enhancements were designed to help overcome these production roadblocks and drive broader adoption of edge computing across the open hybrid cloud.