Back in November 2020, we announced that OpenNebula had joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a Silver Member 🤓 A couple of weeks later, we launched our CNCF-certified Kubernetes Appliance. And next week we’ll be contributing to the new CNCF On-Demand Webinar series with an amazing demo showcasing how to use OpenNebula’s new Edge Computing features to deploy Kubernetes clusters at the Edge, in this case for multiplayer gaming! 🎮
Edge computing is becoming increasingly popular thanks to the growing availability of cloud and bare-metal providers like AWS and Equinix Metal offering flexible and affordable access to edge resources around the globe. Now, thanks to our ONEedge initiative, we’ve transformed OpenNebula into a powerful, open source Edge Computing platform! 🌎 The idea is to offer an easy way for organizations with an on-premises or hosted OpenNebula cloud to quickly leverage edge resources in locations that are closer to their end-users or IoT devices, improving network latency and user experience, reducing security risks, and minimizing data transfers to central cloud locations.
In this CNCF On-Demand Webinar (available from Thursday, March 11 onwards) we’ll show how to easily provision edge resources with the new OpenNebula 6.0 “Mutara”, and how to deploy K3s clusters at the Edge for multiplayer gaming, using Firecracker and Agones. We’ll combine all these open source technologies to deploy at the edge a dedicated infrastructure for Xonotic, the well-known open source FPS multiplayer game. Let the fun begin! 🚀
This work has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (European Innovation Council) under grant agreement ONEedge 880412 🇪🇺