IBM Edge Application Manager (IEAM) formerly IBM Edge Computing Manager, offers a powerful solution for issues that require enterprise computing power at the edge of the cloud, closer to where data is created and where actions need to be taken.
New solutions include:
Integrated Secrets Manager
Services deployed to the edge often require access to cloud services, which means authentication must be performed to use the cloud service. Integrated Secrets Manager enhances IEAM to provide a secure mechanism that lets credentials be stored, transported, and managed without exposing them within metadata (for example, service definitions and policies) or to other users in the system who should not have access to the secure information.
Optionally, enable TLS for all internal API calls within the IEAM Management Hub.
Protect model files in MMS
IEAM MMS provides management and deployment of Machine Learning (ML) models to edge devices, using the same autonomous intent-based policy mechanism used to deploy application containers. ML models are essentially very large data objects containing the details of how an inference engine should process data that it receives. MMS object data could be compromised during upload or download by a cybersecurity adversary somewhere in the network. To help ensure the integrity of ML models under MMS management, MMS is enhanced to digitally sign and verify every ML model that is uploaded to the MMS and deployed to edge nodes
Air Gap installation instructions
Air Gap solution provides detailed instructions on how to install an air gap IEAM Management Hub. Included are links to Red Hat for instructions on building an air gap edge cluster.
Expanded Ubuntu and RHEL support
Agent support on Ubuntu 20.04.2 and 18.04; RHEL support on 8.2 and 8.3.