The Open Network Edge Services Software (OpenNESS) toolkit is designed to foster open collaboration and application innovation at the network and enterprise edge. OpenNESS is an open-source reference toolkit that we are making available to enable the ecosystem to create and deploy new edge applications and services. OpenNESS will make it easier for cloud and internet of things developers to engage with a worldwide ecosystem of hardware, software and solutions integrators to develop new 5G and edge use cases and services.

OpenNESS helps to securely on-board and manage new edge services on the On-Premise & Network Edge:

  • It abstracts out the complexity of the network to cloud developers
  • It enables secure on-boarding and management of applications with an intuitive web-based GUI
  • It enables functionalities such as access termination, traffic steering, multi-tenancy for services, service registry, service authentication, telemetry, application frameworks, appliance discovery and control
  • It is built on top of consistent and standardized APIs exposed to the developer community

OpenNESS originated with Intel looking to enable Service Providers and Enterprises with an easy-to-use software platform for the edge. We are happy to be delivering this into the Open Source community to help accelerate the adoption of edge computing.

OpenNESS aspires to build an industry open source community that welcomes contributions from everyone to help ease the creation of services for the edge.