New Open Grid Alliance aims to rearchitect the Internet
Apr 14, 2021
“The Internet was built from the core out. Now we need to rebuild it from the edge in,” said
The OGA will include leaders from myriad industries and disciplines, leveraging domain expertise that spans the entire stack, encompassing the physical infrastructure as well as the software-driven networking, virtualization, automation, and application layers. Working groups will provide a platform for these voices to present ideas, facilitate discussions, and offer suggestions. In addition, the organization will serve as an educational resource and knowledge hub for future Open Grid technologies and innovations.
“As human experiences evolve from basic content consumption to real-time immersive collaboration, we see the Internet evolving toward a compute grid and eventually, an intelligence grid. This evolution will enable highly-interactive intelligence applications to be distributed around the globe, on demand,” said
As part of its charter, the OGA will embrace technologies that distribute the economics and flexibility of the cloud through the network edge all the way to end users, making it possible to build new classes of applications that support billions of intelligent devices, the data that they generate, and the new networking infrastructure that underpins their seamless operation.
The OGA will define key principles for the Open Grid and identify interoperable technologies that adhere to those principles. It will document how these technologies will impact cloud providers, developers, vendors, communication service providers (CSPs), internet service providers (ISPs), and end users. The OGA will promote collaboration and open architectures that will enable the dynamic geo-distribution of workloads.
“The business of the internet has been the greatest predictor of value creation in our digital economy and created a whole new way of doing business. It removed geographic barriers and changed the way we connect,” said
“New immersive technologies, interactive applications, and industry 4.0 solutions present a new challenge to the way applications meet subscribers in infinite locations. It requires network functions to be distributed across the connectivity grid at a high elasticity and scale,” said
"A true Open Grid will enable consistency and predictability across multiple clouds and mobile telecom networks with the highest quality of performance. This will make it possible to build next-generation applications and services that leverage the wireless cellular network infrastructure," said
“We believe connectivity should be democratized and automated,” said
“A world of one trillion intelligent devices means compute is more heterogeneous and diverse than ever before, underscoring the need for software and silicon solutions that address the full scope of challenges from edge to cloud,” said Dermot O’Driscoll, vice president of product solutions, Infrastructure Line of Business, Arm. “We remain committed to working with the industry, through initiatives like Project Cassini and Platform Security Architecture, to help standardize a secure, cloud-native approach to edge computing.”
“Crown Castle’s industry expertise, along with its land and fiber at the edge, will play an important role in modernizing the internet,” said
To increase the diversity of viewpoints, the
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