Edge computing startup emerges to 'power the real-time enterprise'

March 06, 2018 // By Rich Pell
ZEDEDA (Santa Clara), a startup aimed at "powering the real-time enterprise" with real-time apps at the edge, has emerged from stealth mode and announced closing of $3.06 million in seed-stage funding.

The company says it is developing a secure, cloud-native approach to scaling out real-time edge applications for solutions ranging from self-driving cars to industrial robots. The needs of the IoT cannot be met by traditional cloud and embedded systems, it says, and as a result requires a whole new purpose-built approach to computing for the edge.

"Tomorrow's edge computing environment will be distributed, autonomous and cooperative." says ZEDEDA CEO and Co-Founder Said Ouissal. "The edge is complex, and not only has to scale out securely, but simultaneously must become friendlier for app developers. That's the problem we are solving at ZEDEDA."

“True digital transformation requires a drastic shift from today's embedded computing mindset to a more secure-by-design, cloud-native approach," says Ouissal. "This will unlock the power of millions of cloud app developers and allow them to digitize the physical world as billions of 'things' become smart and connected."

The company envisions an open ecosystem and a completely new technology stack that creates the service fabric essential to achieving the hyperscale that edge computing requires. To realize that goal, it says it has compiled an engineering team of industry veterans from legendary technology companies with expertise in operating systems, virtualization, networking, security, blockchain, cloud, and application platforms.