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Ocado Technology’s Kubermesh Open Source Package Aims To Remove Data Centre Reliance From Smart Factories

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Cornelius Jones
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p Kubermesh is free to use for developers and organisations looking to setup smart warehouses

Ocado Technology has released Kubermesh, an open source package designed for simplify the data architecture needed for smart factories and remove the need for reliance on dedicated data centres.

Comprised of container-based software and the Kubernetes system, which automates the deployment, management and scaling of said container, Kubermesh can create an on premise private cloud architecture out of an organisation’s existing IT infrastructure, configuring desktop computers to act as nodes to support the compute and storage functions required to run smart factories, notably automated warehouses.

Usually, smart factories would need a dedicated high-performance server located in a data centre to handle all the compute and data processing needed to fuel an autonomous factory.

But Ocado Technologies, which is the tech arm of food delivery giant Ocado, noted the use of Kubermesh removes the need for such a powerful server, data centre and the complex networking infrastructure.

By doing this, Ocado Technology claims that both the capital and operational expenditure of an organisation setting up and running a smart factory can be reduced, notably with the removal of the need to maintain high-performance servers.

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