OpenStack Foundation releases software platform for edge computing

The OpenStack Foundation, the joint project created by NASA and Rackspace to create a freely usable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform, has announced the initial release of StarlingX, a platform for edge computing.

StarlingX is designed for remote edge environments, offering node configuration in host, service management, and perform software updates remotely. It can also warn operators if there are any issues with the servers or the network.

The foundation says the platform is optimized for low-latency, high-performance applications in edge network scenarios and is primarily aimed at carrier networking, industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and Internet of Things (IoT).

StarlingX is based on key technologies Wind River developed for its Titanium Cloud product. In May of this year, Intel, which owns Wind River, announced plans to turn over Titanium Cloud to OpenStack and deliver the StarlingX platform.

StarlingX is controlled through RESTful APIs and has been integrated with a number of popular open-source projects, including OpenStack, Ceph, and Kubernetes.

The software handles everything from hardware configuration down to host recovery and everything in between, such as configuration, host, service, and inventory management services, along with live migration of workloads.

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