The History of Edgy
"No, I am not a penguin." - Edgy
Where It All Began... The Original Edgy
Edgy, the Ambassador Labs blackbird logo, was influenced by the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.
The Lockheed Skunk Works division created the SR-71 Blackbird as a long-range, high altitude, strategic reconnaissance aircraft in the 1960s. The Blackbird was top secret, stealthy, and fast — in fact, it is still the fastest airplane ever built.
In 2016, Datawire (now Ambassador Labs), was getting ready for a conference, and about to come out of stealth mode. We started to use the Blackbird code name for the upcoming product launch since some of us are aviation buffs and pilots, and since the Blackbird was stealthy. This led to developing our mascot as a “blackbird” (no it’s not a penguin), and the blackbird mascot was born. The blackbird wears a tuxedo because he is an ambassador.
Fast forward to 2019, and we launch the award-winning Edge Stack, and the engineering team started to refer to the blackbird as “Edgy”.
Here at Ambassador Labs, Edgy is not just a logo. The different Edgy characters create and represent the energy around our different projects.
Edgy as a Product
Our team then modified Edgey for the Telepresence mascot by adding a VR headset to communicate the concept of virtual microservice testing.
Edgey was also modified to represent Forge, an old open-source project. Forge's features were centered around CI/CD, which have now been incorporated into the Ambassador Edge Stack.
Edgy as a Mood
Edgy is all happy after using the K8s Initializer. In just five clicks, Edgy created application-ready environments.
Bloodshot Eyes Edgy
After long coding sessions, Edgy's eyes get a little tired.
Helping developers code faster on Kubernetes has always been part of our company's and Edgy's DNA. What better way to move faster than with a jetpack.