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StarlingX Sessions from
Open Infrastructure Summit 2019

StarlingX was a hot topic at this year’s Open Infrastructure Summit, with more than 15 sessions including some discussion of the open source project. A possible reason for this interest is best illustrated by one of the keynote speakers, who mentioned that one of the StarlingX contributors wanted to do a competitive analysis of StarlingX vs. “the other projects that provide a hardened edge cloud and … then realized, there are no comparisons.”

To understand some of the reasons why, take a look at some of the recorded sessions below, or contact us directly.

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StarlingX: Hardened Managed Kubernetes Platform for the Edge

StarlingX has evolved to provide a hardened managed Kubernetes platform targeted for edge computing.

This presentation provides an overview of the solution, including:
  • Integration with StarlingX platform services for deployment and lifecycle management of the Kubernetes cluster
  • Integration with OpenStack Keystone for authentication/authorization
  • The StarlingX one- and two-node solutions, two-node master implementation, and integrated Ceph cluster.
The reduced footprint offerings are a key enabler for edge use cases.

Optional deployment of a containerized OpenStack application on top of this hardened Kubernetes platform for hosting VM-based applications is also covered.

The presentation is followed by a demonstration of the platform capabilities.

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StarlingX Project Update

Project Updates cover the latest changes in the project. See what's new in the latest release, and what you can expect to see from the project in the upcoming release.

Precision Time Protocol (PTP) on StarlingX

StarlingX is a complete cloud infrastructure software stack for the edge used by the most demanding applications in industrial IoT, telecom, video delivery, and other ultra-low-latency use cases. In order to meet these use cases, StarlingX has an integrated solution for supporting the IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) as the primary clock source to provide sub-microsecond accuracy to the application. This presentation and demo shows the PTP deployment architecture and demonstrates the clocking accuracy within StarlingX.

Edge Computing Group’s MVP Architecture—StarlingX Making It Real!

While the definition of edge computing might still need some clarification throughout the industry, we all agree that there will not be a one-size-fits-all solution to fulfill the requirements of every use case under this category.

The OSF Edge Computing Group is gathering use cases from various industry segments to better understand the needs and requirements when it comes to infrastructure software. Based on our learnings, the working group has defined the reference architectures to drive the minimum viable product (MVP) for the most common edge deployments. We're working with OpenStack and StarlingX project teams to fill the gaps in relevant platform components.

During this talk you will learn about the background and current stage of the MVP reference architecture work and get a preview of what comes next. To connect this activity to the real world, you will also learn how StarlingX adopted the ‘Distributed Control Plane Scenario’ of this architecture and the ongoing work items to fulfill the requirements it demands.

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Getting a New Open Source Project off the Ground: The StarlingX Story

The StarlingX project was launched a short year ago. The community has made tremendous progress in establishing governance, delivering a first release, and forming a community of contributors. We have much more to accomplish as a community, but this talk will focus on the lessons learned over the first year and how we plan to grow the community going forward.

We will explore the governance, the life of a pilot project sponsored by the OSF, the wonderful help that the foundation has provided, and how teams with and without experience in open source rose to the challenge and are now working in a full upstream first model. Looking forward, we will discuss how the technical and marketing teams need to work together to promote the community, and the challenges of attracting new developers (organic vs. inorganic growth).

The audience will come away with ideas about what to do and what not to do during the early life of a project, along with ideas on how to have some fun along the way.

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