The Linux Foundation | September 20, 2023
On September 9, 2023, LF Edge, an organization under The Linux Foundation dedicated to fostering open, interoperable edge computing solutions, announced the upcoming launch of the LF Edge Sandbox. This self-service platform, provided by ZEDEDA, allows for the deployment of LF Edge projects and solutions to edge devices.
The LF Edge Sandbox acts as a centralized system, enabling individuals to swiftly engage with LF Edge projects for creating proofs of concept (POCs), demonstrations, and end-user experiences. The service operates as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution and is offered by ZEDEDA, an LF Edge member organization. It grants remote management and orchestration capabilities for edge hardware running LF Edge project applications, utilizing the LF Edge Project EVE's open Linux-based operating system, EVE-OS, to facilitate secure device management and application orchestration at scale.
It is set to become available in the coming weeks, providing developers with a platform for testing open-source projects and experimenting with their own solutions.
Users with a Linux Foundation ID will be able to create a free LF Edge Sandbox account, select LF Edge project applications for deployment from a pre-configured list, and even test private applications for real-world use cases. The deployment process is designed to be quick and straightforward, with applications ready for testing within minutes.
With the Sandbox, developers can easily deploy LF Edge project applications, making it simpler for them to explore and test various projects. It aims to encourage the development of edge computing solutions by simplifying project deployment, allowing developers to focus on building valuable solutions.
GM, Networking, Edge and IoT at the Linux Foundation, Arpit Joshipura, remarked,
The development of the LF Edge Sandbox speaks to the community's robust array of in-demand edge computing solutions. This new service will make it even easier for people and organizations to trial various LF Edge project solutions and blueprints across formats, ultimately enabling faster deployment. Congratulations to the community for achieving this milestone, and thank you ZEDEDA for the resources.
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Joe Pearson, chair of the LF Edge Technical Advisory Council (TAC) and Open Source Strategy at IBM Software, Networking, and Edge Computing, stated that the abundance of intriguing LF Edge projects, with more on the horizon, has made it a challenging task for an individual or even a small team to acquire sufficient knowledge to install and experiment with all these solutions. He pointed out that Project EVE's platform, as executed and supported by ZEDEDA, offers a simplified approach for deploying any of these projects across various architectures and in the most suitable format, whether it be a bare install, virtual machine, or container. Joe also highlighted that this Sandbox would enable interested parties to become productive within minutes rather than spending days or weeks on the same task.
About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation has emerged as the go-to organization for the world's leading developers and corporations seeking to foster ecosystems that expedite open technology advancement and widespread commercial adoption. Collaborating closely with the global open-source community, it tackles some of the most challenging technological hurdles, underpinned by the most extensive shared technology investment assembled.
Infrastructure, Industrial IoT
Staff Writer | September 07, 2023
Tuya Smart, an IoT service provider leader, and Amazon Web Services have collaborated to establish an IoT Collaborative Security Lab. This announcement at the re:Inforce China conference aims to enhance security, compliance capabilities, and technological innovation in the IoT industry, focusing on Matter PKI, DevSecOps, privacy computing, and international data compliance. It has prioritized security and compliance in IoT, actively engaging in IoT security initiatives and standards development.
Chief Information Security Officer, Joy Liu at Tuya Smart said,
Since the first day of its establishment, Tuya has regarded security and compliance as the core of our strategy and has always persisted in long-term construction and investment in security.
[Source: Tuya Smart]
Tuya Smart and AWS have been cooperating for nearly ten years, added Joy Liu. This has resulted in a deep integration of their cloud security products and a strengthening commitment to IoT security. In product design, Tuya systematically breaks down security requirements into actionable steps, ensuring security measures are integrated throughout the development process. This includes continuous monitoring, Zero Trust Provisioning over-the-air enhancements, user-focused privacy solutions, and vulnerability mitigation to enhance product security and dependability.
The Tuya IoT Development Platform has registered over 846,000 developers from over 200 countries and regions as of 30 June 2023.
In the ‘2022 Global IoT Security White Paper’ published jointlyby theioXt Alliance (Internet of Secure Things Alliance) andResearch Center for Cyber Governance (RCGCG) in 2022, Tuya Smart was recognized as one of the businesses with the most effective security practices. With the increasing application scenarios and the number of devices in the IoT, security concerns have become increasingly complicated. The 'Collaborative Security Lab,' a joint venture between AWS and Tuya Smart, strengthens both parties for IoT domain cooperation and exploration. This collaborative effort aims to provide industry-wide solutions.
About Tuya Smart
Tuya Smart is a technology company at the forefront of IoT connectivity solutions. Its cloud platform facilitates seamless device interconnectivity, setting interoperability standards for smart devices across industries. The company empowers partners and customers to enhance product value and consumer convenience. Its expanding Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings prioritize data security. Tuya’s transparent and open information security strategy increases partner and expert participation, thereby consolidating industry standards.
floLIVE | September 11, 2023
floLIVE, the global creator of the largest hyperlocal global cellular network and a provider of global connectivity and network solutions for IoT has announced a collaborative effort with Qualcomm Technologies, a leading provider of advanced wireless technologies. This partnership aims to enhance connectivity globally on the innovative Qualcomm Aware Platform.
The collaboration between floLIVE and Qualcomm Technologies has global implications as it seeks to address the IoT connectivity challenges faced by enterprises worldwide, benefiting diverse industries. The integration of floLIVE's expertise into the Qualcomm Aware Platform underscores their commitment to providing innovative global connectivity solutions.
floLIVE's contribution to the Qualcomm Aware ecosystem brings unique hyperlocal global cellular network capabilities to the table. This network, tailored for OEMs and global enterprises, complements Qualcomm Aware's suite of technologies and intelligence. Together, they offer nearly seamless local connectivity woldwide, redefining how IoT devices connect and communicate globally.
Qualcomm Aware targets issues related to ecosystem fragmentation and system design complexity, offering differentiated services for managing assets that require precise and timely decision-making. One of the significant challenges enterprises encounter is the time and cost associated with establishing reliable connectivity. floLIVE's solution addresses these concerns by enhancing connectivity reliability, enabling devices to access a global network operator database, and overcoming roaming restrictions.
President, Americas at floLIVE, Curtis Govan, stated,
Qualcomm Technologies' integration of floLIVE into the Qualcomm Aware Platform to help enhance global connectivity is a testament to our dedication to delivering innovative and impactful global connectivity solutions.
[Source: Cision PR newswire]
Curtis further said that they are excited to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies to bring their hyperlocal cellular network expertise to Qualcomm Aware, empowering businesses to harness the full potential of IoT. Mohammed Ansari, Senior Director of Business Development at Qualcomm Technologies, expressed enthusiasm about the inclusion of floLIVE into the Qualcomm Aware ecosystem as a collaboration partner. He noted that a significant feature of Qualcomm Aware is its capacity to incorporate and enhance global IoT device connectivity intelligently, with a strong emphasis on security. Additionally, he highlighted the system's ability to intelligently oversee the connection from the device to the cloud, tailored to meet customers' requirements across various industries.
Qualcomm Technologies is set to revolutionize the IoT landscape with its Qualcomm Aware platform, designed to unify and optimize developer tools, hardware, software, positioning capabilities at the chipset level, and global connectivity. This initiative will add digital intelligence, visibility, and control to enterprises while simplifying the complexities and challenges of IoT deployment.
floLIVE operates the world's premier hyperlocal global cellular data network, strategically positioned with local points of presence (POPs) across numerous international locations. One can easily monitor their devices, access real-time network data and events, remotely switch operators, and proactively address potential issues, ensuring uninterrupted device performance. Its network provides direct access, allowing it to manage connectivity, while its global connectivity library is unparalleled in its scope, offering centrally managed, localized connectivity solutions for any device, anywhere. This global reach empowers businesses to operate without geographical constraints, while its localized approach ensures minimal latency, exceptional performance, and full compliance with privacy regulations, data laws, and roaming restrictions.
Gorilla Technology Group | September 15, 2023
Gorilla Technology Group, a global provider of AI-based edge video analytics, IoT technologies, and security convergence, has entered into a partnership with Protactics, a Colombian-based enterprise specializing in integral solutions and technology for state-of-the-art security and defense equipment in Latin America.
Juan Arango, the COO of Protactics, expressed confidence in the partnership with Gorilla, stating that Protactics and Gorilla together are well-positioned to redefine security, defense, and smart cities across Latin America. This partnership highlights their unwavering commitment to pioneering solutions, harnessing the full potential of AI and Cybersecurity in the region, and ushering in an era of enhanced safety and technological advancement.
The collaboration aims to leverage Gorilla's innovative smart and safe city solutions to expand Protactics' presence in Latin America, focusing on the broader Latin American market. This partnership will accelerate the adoption of AI and cybersecurity solutions in Latin America, enhancing safety and security in the rapidly evolving technological landscape of the region.
Established in July 2023, it grants Protactics the rights to offer sales and support for Gorilla's AI-based Video Analytics and Security Convergence solutions in select Latin American markets, including Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela. Additionally, Protactics will acquire Gorilla's solutions to conduct customer demonstrations and training for its team of experts.
Vice President at EMEA, Gorilla Technology, William Addison, stated,
The partnership is a resounding win for both Protactics and Gorilla. We believe this collaboration will expedite the adoption of AI & Cybersecurity solutions in Latin America. With our shared values of providing superior technology to enhance safety and security, we are excited to drive innovation and create a lasting relationship with Protactics to positively impact Latin America's rapidly evolving technological landscape.
Chairman and CEO of Gorilla Technology, Jay Chandan, remarked that their collaboration with Protactics strengthens their determination to expand Gorilla further as part of their global expansion strategy. This partnership extends the reach into markets with significant potential as they embark on digitalization and the implementation of smart and secure city solutions. He extended their thoughts that they are confident about the cooperation of their new partner and that they together will deliver outstanding deployments throughout Latin America, creating sustainable solutions and enhancing community protection and economic growth.
About Gorilla Technology Group
Gorilla Technology Group is a global solutions provider specializing in security intelligence, network intelligence, business intelligence, and IoT technology. Gorilla offers a diverse range of solutions, including smart city, network, video, security convergence, and IoT services across various sectors. Through relentless technological advancements, ethical practices, and an unwavering dedication to quality, the company aspires to shape a future where every interaction, transaction, and experience is elevated through technology.
Protactics, based in Bogota, Colombia, specializes in providing unique security and defense equipment. Its product range encompasses cybersecurity solutions, smart law enforcement tools, non-invasive inspection systems, end-to-end encrypted storage and data management, contraband detection technologies, and biometric fever screening devices. Protactics plays a pivotal role in enabling government agencies to elevate their security and defense capabilities.