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Serverless edge computing platform for IoT in public beta

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By Rich Pell


Coupled with the company’s Nanoserver hardware infrastructure, the software platform is designed to enable developers to write, test, and deploy their own computing to the near-edge, and to meet the demand for data processing that will serve billions of IoT and industrial IoT devices. The platform, says the company, allows customers to build serverless IoT applications at the near-edge, at ultra-low latencies to IoT devices and connected things, through the EDJX cloud and their own edge infrastructures.

“We designed EDJX’s Serverless Edge to meet the needs of real-world, low latency IoT applications,” says James Thomason, co-founder and CTO of EDJX. “Our platform is being developed in lock-step with customers and partners across enterprise, industrial, and urban settings.”

Components of the public beta launch include:

  • EDJX Nanoserver Infrastructure: small form factor, ruggedized, security-hardened servers that can be deployed anywhere indoors or outdoors, in order to bring computing closer to IoT devices to reduce latency and increase the responsiveness of edge applications
  • EDJX Serverless Edge: a software platform that enables developers to write, test and deploy serverless IoT applications to Nanoservers deployed at the near-edge to IoT devices and connected things

With the platform, says the company, developers can write, test, and deploy serverless IoT apps with millisecond proximity to IoT sensors and devices, without having to manage containers, virtual machines, or hardware, enabling them to focus on creating IoT applications and high-value business logic without having to worry about cloud bottlenecks or complex orchestration solutions.

Users can now sign up to get free trial access during the public alpha to write and deploy serverless functions. Customers can manage an unlimited number of edge computing nodes and deploy an unlimited number of applications and serverless functions.

Nanoservers are immediately available in a wide variety of indoor and outdoor form factors to meet a variety of enterprise and industrial applications. Physically hardened against intrusion and tampering, EDJX software creates a peer-to-peer network that delivers serverless computing and object storage right at the near-edge — in the last 1,000 feet to IoT and connected devices. The nanoserver’s ability to be deployed in the field, at sub-millisecond latencies, allows data processing to be offloaded to support real-time use cases.

“The rush to build capacity at the near-edge – in the last 1000 feet to connected things – will completely dominate the next decade of IT,” says John Cowan, EDJX co-founder and CEO. “The scale and scope of data processing at the near-edge is going to be orders of magnitude greater than anything the market has ever experienced in the history of the Internet.”

The company says it plans to unveil several wide-scale deployments in the coming months, spanning enterprise, industrial, and urban environments. In early customer trials, EDJX is enabling state-of-the-art machine learning, augmented reality, and other real-time industrial IoT use cases such as video-as-a-sensor, audio-as-a-sensor, and smart intersections using V2X.

Interested developers can sign up for immediate access and try EDJX Serverless Edge for free by visiting the EDJX web site.

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