The Edge Node hosts a set of OpenNESS microservices, edge compute applications and network functions. The Edge Controller provides a web UI for managing edge compute applications hosted on Edge Nodes.
OpenNESS will be deployed in Network Edge mode, with Edge Nodes in facilities opened by a network operator (e.g., a central office, a Regional Data Center), and part of a data network, including access network (4G, 5GNR), core network (EPC, NGC), and edge computing infrastructure owned by a network operator. This network connects multiple Edge Nodes deployed at large scale.
In this environment, OpenNESS leverages Kubernetes-based cloud-native container orchestration capabilities to deploy an edge cloud to host applications, services, and network functions.