Edge Computing Group/Edge Reference Architectures
Define a reference architecture for edge and far edge deployments including OpenStack services and other open source components as building blocks.
"The most mature view of edge computing is that it is offering application developers and service providers cloud computing capabilities, as well as an IT service environment at the edge of a network." - Cloud Edge Computing: Beyond the Data Center by the OSF Edge Computing Group
"We define Edge computing as an infrastructure deployment focused on reducing latency between an application and its consumer by increasing geographical proximity to the consumer." - Denver PTG (2018) definition
Tiers of computing sites
The below table captures the discussions at the PTG and refers to the definitions we created earlier in collaboration with the OPNFV Edge Cloud Project as they are described in their whitepaper.
|OpenStack Denver PTG (2018)||OPNFV Edge Cloud Project|
| Regional Datacenter
| Edge Site
| Far Edge Site/Cloudlet
| Fog computing