StarlingX 8.0 Delivers Support for Distributed Cloud Architecture and Edge Computing

StarlingX—an open source edge computing and IoT cloud platform optimized for low-latency and high-performance applications—is releasing version 8.0 of its platform, combining Ceph, OpenStack, Kubernetes, and more to create a full-featured cloud software stack.

"With each release of StarlingX, the community makes significant progress in meeting the evolving needs of organizations that are deploying mission-critical applications at the edge,” said Ildikó Váncsa, senior manager, community and ecosystem, for the Open Infrastructure Foundation. “StarlingX has become a powerful, flexible, and scalable edge stack that addresses gaps in the current open source landscape by delivering crucial functionality in the areas of automation and orchestration. The features in the StarlingX 8.0 release demonstrate the community’s vitality, innovation, and commitment to the long-term efficacy of the project, which is trusted by large telecom operators to power their network infrastructure.”

During this release cycle the community prioritized finishing the move of the platform from the CentOS operating system to Debian to further ensure the stability, reliability and longevity of the project.

Beyond this, contributors of the project also focused on new functionalities and enhancements in areas such as scalability, configurability, and Radio Access Network (RAN) use cases.

StarlingX 8.0 optimizes platform services to run on only one CPU core, reserving remaining cores for workloads on servers in a deployment. Release 8.0 also adds support for O-RAN-compliant interfaces and enhancements in the support for Precision Time Protocol (PTP) and acceleration devices.

To further support the low-latency and distributed cloud requirements of edge computing and industrial IoT use cases, the community strengthened StarlingX 8.0 by:

  • Upgrading to new versions of platform components, such as Kubernetes and more
  • Integrating SSH with remote Windows Active Directory
  • Enhancing the Backup & Restore feature
  • Adding support for Kubernetes Custom Configuration
  • Implementing RBAC enhancements to StarlingX APIs and CLIs

StarlingX is used by the most demanding applications in industrial IOT, telecom, video delivery and other ultra-low latency use cases.

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