We are the Open Grid Alliance.
Together, we are rearchitecting the Internet for tomorrow’s real-time immersive, intelligent world.
The Internet backbone doesn’t extend to the edge
Internet was built for availability and not for performance
Device and data volume is shifting the Internet’s center of gravity
New applications make demands on the network that can’t be delivered
The scarcity of interconnects at the edge forces data to take inefficient routes
Catalyzed by the emergence of edge infrastructure, 5G networks and billions of IoT devices, the Grid is the next step in the evolution of the Internet. Globally distributed, the Grid weaves together a public and private fabric of compute, data and intelligence to enable contextually aware, immersive applications at the edge, on demand.
Integrates highly-distributed, multi-cloud compute and storage substrates
Enables fungible resources to automate intent-based delivery of unique use cases, on demand
Provides real-time telemetry for autonomous operations, predictive modeling and rapid decision-making
Spans the entire stack from hardware to software – including virtualization, orchestration, automation and application layers
Delivers highly secure, deterministic and self-optimizing capabilities
Creates a universal control plane to deploy services across the globe with precision and reliability
Data at the edge will be processed at the edge
Applications will make real time demands for resources and expect to be served
Complexity at the edge will be greatly minimized for developers through virtualization and automation
Resilience will be delivered through software high availability and not mechanical redundancy
Resource fungibility will become the new norm
Building something as ambitious as a global grid is bigger than any one company or any one organization. It will require both collaboration and competition. Multiple implementations, alternative network routes, and different approaches to investments in physical infrastructure will create the liquidity that unlocks the pathways to new applications.Read the Press Release
The Open Grid Alliance will assist its members in deploying lab environments in major cities, forging partnerships with vendors, enterprises, academic institutions and technical foundations. It’s not enough to promise new technology; it has to be demonstrated in POCs and labs, as well as the real world.Get on the mailing list
Deep industry collaborations will drive the emergence of aligned interests, which will attract the human and monetary capital to build out the Open Grid. The Open Grid Alliance will be an advocate for its members’ contributions, connecting new capabilities to real world challenges via reference architectures that deliver on Open Grid technologies.Read about how the Grid transforms the Edge