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What is EdgeX Foundry?

What is EdgeX Foundry?


  1. 1. Description

Description

EdgeX Foundry is a vendor-neutral open-source platform hosted by the Linux Foundation, providing a common framework for industrial IoT edge computing. At the core there is a set of loosely coupled microservices organized in different layers.

EdgeX Foundry is compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux systems. However developers provide docker containers to ship pre-built and ready to go images of each component. Repositories provide a collection of docker-compose files that can be used to easily setup the entire platform by selecting the release version to target.

EdgeX Foundry is split into four primary layers: device, core, supporting, and application. It is a collection of more than a dozen microservices that are deployed to provide a minimal edge platform capability.[1]


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