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At the virtual KubeCon, leading Linux and cloud company Red Hat showed up new edge computing capabilities for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Red Hat OpenShift, its Kubernetes platform. With these, RHEL will be more stable than ever in even smaller hardware footprints. Meanwhile, OpenShift will support a remote worker node architecture to help deliver Kubernetes to space-constrained and remote deployments.
Why? Because edge computing, as Arpit Joshipura, The Linux Foundation’s general manager of networking, predicted: “Edge computing will overtake cloud computing” by 2025.” Time will tell if Joshipura was right, but according to the Worldwide Edge Spending Guide from IDC, the worldwide edge computing market is estimated to reach $250.6 billion in 2024 with edge-related software predicted to be roughly 21% of this spend. Red Hat wants its share of this market. Red Hat also strongly believes that edge computing requires open hybrid cloud. And Red Hat’s been betting the house that the future belongs to hybrid clouds built on RHEL and Kubernetes for years. Red Hat will be doing this RHEL 8.3 edge enhancements. These include: Rapid creation of operating system images for the edge through the Image Builder capability. This enables IT organizations to more easily create purpose-built images …
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