NetFoundry is a founding member of the EdgeX Foundry, a Linux Foundation IoT initiative. NetFoundry is contributing to this open source project to build an open framework for Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing, and an ecosystem to accelerate enterprise and Industrial IoT.
EdgeX Foundry is designed to run on any hardware, OS and application environment combination, delivering interoperability between connected devices and services across a wide range of use cases. Interoperability between community-developed software will be maintained through a certification program.
IoT Networking as a Software Service
NetFoundry operates as a microservice within the EdgeX Foundry platform, installing as a Docker Container or virtual machine, and enabling secure, reliable connectivity from the IoT edge to the world. This enables IoT deployments to use any Internet access they choose to provide a more agile, secure and economical alternative to private networks and VPNs.
Unlike traditional networks, NetFoundry can be integrated directly into services such that the service owner gains direct control of the network, gaining reliability, agility and visibility. For example, read Integron’s announcement here. Integron is a managed IoT services company serving healthcare and pharmaceuticals with over a million endpoints under management globally.