TIP Community Lab Launches Cloudlet for Edge Application Developers

February 25th, 2019

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Rolf Muralt

VP Product Management

Earlier today, the Edge Application Developer Project Group (EAD) announced availability of edge computing ("cloudlet") infrastructure at the TIP Community Lab in Menlo Park, California. As a founding member and leader of the project group, the team here at MobiledgeX is excited to see developers get hands-on access to the cloudlet, allowing them to begin testing and deploying the next generation of mobile applications on edge infrastructure. We have many examples of applications and use cases already taking advantage of mobile edge computing live in Germany.

The launch of the cloudlet came into fruition following months of collaboration with Deutsche Telekom (DT), Facebook, and Intel, fellow leaders of the EAD project group, on the development of open APIs, SDKs, and the lab environment. The cloudlet is a reference implementation of an edge data center, and offered as a development and test environment to mobile application developers, effective immediately.

A live demo of the cloudlet lab setup will be showcased in Facebook’s TIP event space at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this week. More details on TIP and MobiledgeX’s presence at MWC can be found here.

Following MWC, events will be held at the TIP Community Lab in Menlo Park to help onboard edge application developers. But, if you’re not based in Northern California, don’t worry. Cloudlets will be launching in lab environments around the world soon. MobiledgeX cloudlets will be available in DT’s lab in Berlin this April and in SK Telecom’s lab in Seoul by the end of June. Join the TIP EAD mailing list for notifications and updates on these and other future cloudlet lab environments.

Beyond lab environments, with the launch of MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud R1.0 earlier this month, we offer access to cloudlets across Central Europe already powering live developer use cases.