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Welcome to EdgeNet

What is EdgeNet?

EdgeNet is a free and open-source cloud orchestration software extension that brings industry-standard cloud software Kubernetes to the network edge. It allows you to deploy applications to hundreds of nodes that are scattered across the internet, rather than just one or a small number of centralized data centers.

EdgeNet software is different from EdgeNet-Testbed which is a globally distributed edge cloud running EdgeNet software. If you are interested in joining the testbed and helping non-profit scientific research we encourage you to contribute a node.

This repository contains the source code and documentation for EdgeNet software.


To extend, and adapt Kubernetes into edge computing, EdgeNet employs various features.

  • Multitenancy: EdgeNet enables the utilization of a shared cluster by multiple tenants who lack trust in each other. Tenants can allocate resource quotas or slices, and they also have the ability to offer their resources to other tenants. This functionality empowers tenants to function both as providers and consumers, operating in both vendor and consumer modes.

  • Multiprovider: By accommodating the collaboration of diverse providers, EdgeNet encourages numerous entities to contribute to nodes, thus fostering a rich and expansive ecosystem that thrives on heterogeneity. With the power of multitenancy, contributors with different hardware can easily lend their hardware.

  • Location-Based Node Selection: While the involvement of multiple providers in EdgeNet extends beyond hardware vending, the possibilities encompass a broader spectrum. Node contributions can originate from individuals across the globe, and by leveraging a selective deployment mechanism, EdgeNet empowers the targeted deployment of resources to specific geographical regions, thereby augmenting localization capabilities and enabling efficient utilization of computing power where it is most needed.

  • Federation: EdgeNet envisions the federation of Kubernetes clusters worldwide, starting from the edge. By granting clusters the ability to assume workload or federation roles, EdgeNet enables the outsourcing of workloads to these clusters, fostering a seamless and globally interconnected network of distributed computing resources.

Create an EdgeNet Cluster

To create an EdgeNet cluster you need to have admin access to a Kubernetes cluster. If you want to create one, you can see the Kubernetes cluster created with minikube or kubeadm from the official documentation.

EdgeNet uses cert-manager to manage certificates. If you don't have cert-manager in your Kubernetes cluster please install it first.

To deploy EdgeNet features to your cluster refer to the advanced installation tutorial.

Tutorials and Documentation

If you are planning to use EdgeNet software in your Kubernetes cluster, we highly encourage you to check out the EdgeNet's documentation.

You can access all of EdgeNet's tutorials with the main documentation or by navigating to the doc folder in the main repository.


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The EdgeNet software is free and open source, licensed under the Apache 2.0 license; we invite you to contribute. You can access contribution guide for more information on how to contribute.