StarlingX wants to be the wind beneath the wings of carriers and enterprises as the adoption of IoT and Industrial IoT connected systems continues to grow and is expected to be fueled by the increased availability of 5G communications services (making autonomous control systems and other advanced edge solutions faster and more flexible).
The Open Infrastructure Foundation (OIF) announced the release of StarlingX 5.0, with new features they say enhances security, operability, and automation.
StarlingX combines Ceph, OpenStack, Kubernetes, and more as part of its cloud software stack the company says and can scale from "a few servers or hundreds of them."
"It's been exciting to see the tremendous increase in StarlingX community activity, not only in terms of commercial adoptions and evaluations but also with respect to investments in the project by many different organizations and individual contributors," said Paul Miller, chief technology officer at Wind River and OIF Platinum Director.
"We're also seeing now, as a result of early market adoption of this open-source stack, the use of StarlingX in edge computing and industrial IoT solutions," Miller continued. "With market research indicating that about 70% of compute will be moving towards the edge over the next five years or so, we foresee continued strong adoption and investment in StarlingX community activity. As an original contributor to the code base and a strong supporter of the project, we are encouraged to see business being driven by StarlingX. The kind of ecosystem development we're seeing around StarlingX is exactly what you want to see in a thriving open source community."
New features in StarlingX 5.0 include:
The OIF announcement cited T-Systems and Verizon as current users of StarlingX-based technology for edge and production vRAN use cases and said a growing number of organizations are also evaluating the project for production deployment.
To further support the low-latency and distributed cloud requirements of edge computing and industrial IoT use cases, the community prioritized these features in StarlingX 5.0:
Other additions to the new version include:
The StarlingX project launched in 2018. Since then, there have been more than 10,000 commits from over 260 authors. Today's 5.0 release added 1100 commits from 105 developers to those total numbers. The StarlingX community is actively collaborating with several other groups such as the OpenInfra Edge Computing Group, ONAP, Akraino, and more.