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Kinetic Edge Alliance: latest sign that the edge is slipping through MNOs’ hands

As we have often argued in Wireless Watch, the edge computing trend has shifted significantly over the past year, and moved further away from the operators’ grasp. New alignments in the nascent sector reflect that, from the recent merger of the OpenFog Alliance and the Industrial IoT Consortium (IIC), to the launch of yet another grouping, the Kinetic Edge Alliance (KEA). This is not an open source or industry standards effort like some of the other edge groups, but has been spearheaded by Vapor IO, around its own edge platform. This Kinetic Edge architecture supports multiple micro-data centers spread across a city, which can be combined into a single virtual facility with citywide coverage using software-defined interconnection. As founder and…

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