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Container Technology Energizes Edge Computing

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1 New Opportunities with Container Technology The security, portability, and agility of container technology complement the proven capabilities of the leading real-time operating system (RTOS), VxWorks ® , now available for containerized deploy- ments at the intelligent edge. As the complexity of applications and their supporting infrastructures create new potential attack vectors for increasingly sophisticated hackers to exploit, containers in embedded systems offer a means to deliver responsive, secure application delivery to the intelligent edge. With these capabilities, aerospace and defense organizations, energy providers, large-scale manufacturers, and medical organizations can take advantage of low-latency, high-bandwidth performance for the most challenging applications. In an article for ARC Advisory Group titled "Industrial Edge Containers," Harry Forbes noted, "Thinking about these new capabilities and how they might be used, it seems to me that in the longer term, today's sharp border between embedded systems and edge computing will become much blurrier. Indeed, today's real-time embedded applications may eventually become a special case within a broader set of edge applica- tions that are containerized and orchestrated very much the way cloud apps are deployed today." 1 1 Forbes, Harry, "Industrial Edge Containers," ARC Advisory Group, June 2019 2 "Gartner Forecasts Strong Revenue Growth for Global Container Management Soware and Services rough 2024" (press release), Gartner, June 2020 Gartner predicts that by 2022, more than 75% of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production, up from less than 30% today. 2 75% 30%

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