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StarlingX 5.0 Features Support For ‘edgeworker’ Nodes

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StarlingX, the open source edge computing and IoT cloud platform optimized for low-latency and high-performance applications, hits version 5.0.

StarlingX combines Ceph, OpenStack, Kubernetes and more to create a full-featured cloud software stack that provides everything carriers and enterprises need to deploy an edge cloud on a few servers or hundreds of them.

New features in StarlingX 5.0 include: edgeworker nodes, which enable customized operating systems near and at the edge; security enhancements; improvements to orchestration and automation; and upgrades to and containerization of integrated open source components.

With edgeworker nodes, users can enroll new operating systems and new server classes, which expands the possibility for new StarlingX use cases.

Also, the new FPGA image update orchestration feature in StarlingX 5.0 improves operations, supporting automation across the distributed cluster. This gives users the option to deploy FPGA with orchestrations that are automated from end to end.

A PTP notification feature has also been added to further extend StarlingX’s support of Precision Time Protocol.

T-Systems and Verizon rely on StarlingX for their edge and production vRAN use cases, and a growing set of organizations are also evaluating the project for production deployment.