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StarlingX Community Delivers 2.0 Release Featuring Cloud-native Kubernetes Platform and Containerized OpenStack Stein

StarlingX-the open source edge computing and IoT cloud platform optimized for low latency and high performance applications-is available in its 2.0 release today. Whereas StarlingX 1.0, released in 2018, provided a hardened OpenStack platform on dedicated physical servers, StarlingX 2.0 leverages further building blocks to build open infrastructure by delivering a hardened platform that integrates OpenStack and Kubernetes to provide flexibility, robustness and support for mixed workloads.

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The purpose of the StarlingX project is to re-configure proven cloud technologies for edge computing, delivering the maturity and robustness of cloud in a massively distributed compute environment. StarlingX is a complete edge cloud infrastructure platform for bare metal, VMs and containers, providing high availability (HA), quality of service (QoS), performance and low latency.

StarlingX leverages components of other open source projects such as Ceph, Linux, KVM, OpenStack and Kubernetes and complements them with new services such as configuration and fault management to collectively address the strict requirements of edge computing use cases in both carrier and industrial applications. Use cases include transportation-based IoT applications; industrial automation; 5G; smart buildings and cities; autonomous vehicles; location-based retail; virtual radio access networks (vRAN); augmented and virtual reality; high-definition media content delivery; surveillance; healthcare imaging, diagnostics and monitoring; and universal customer premise equipment (uCPE).

Headline Features of StarlingX 2.0 

  • Hardened cloud-native platform integrating Kubernetes and OpenStack on dedicated physical servers
  • Containerized OpenStack based on the Stein release
  • Kubernetes-based edge sites for containerized workloads

StarlingX is closely aligned with the OpenStack code base. Out-of-tree patches continue to decline with the new release of StarlingX, and plans are to eliminate them entirely with the Train release this fall.

Today's release reflects growth in the StarlingX community, with 2365 commits from 132 contributors, including developers representing 99Cloud, China UnionPay, FiberHome, Intel, InterDynamix, Red Hat, SUSE and Wind River, among others. Users, operators and developers are invited to try out the software and engage with the StarlingX community on IRC (#starlingx on Freenode) and on the mailing list (

Published Thursday, September 05, 2019 9:13 AM by David Marshall
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