As Edge Computing architectures and the Internet of Things (IoT) continue to grow throughout multiple vertical markets, one trend that enterprises have made abundantly clear is that, in 2021, they expect their edge computing solutions and IoT technologies to be based on or leverage open source. This was confirmed in the most recent Eclipse IoT Commercial Adoption survey published in March 2020, which found that 60% of the organizations surveyed are factoring open source into their deployment plans. There are many reasons for this growing demand for open source. One significant factor is that businesses want to tailor information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) builds to meet their specific requirements. This is best accomplished with solutions based on an open source model. In other words: while businesses certainly appreciate the cost and time savings open source offers, what they truly want and need is the control and flexibility it affords. Perhaps predicting that
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