In this presentation, we’ll discuss how the OpenStack StarlingX project addresses current challenges, using code that is also contributed to the open source Akraino Edge Stack project launched by the Linux Foundation.
In the telecom market, communications service providers worldwide are increasingly viewing applications hosted at the network edge as compelling business opportunities. Some examples of those applications and functions are Multi-access Edge Computing, universal CPE, virtual CPE and virtual RAN.
In parallel, the industrial market is now undergoing a digital transformation termed “Industry 4.0“. Industrial IOT applications represent new business opportunities, with new kinds of services (asset monitoring, analytics, business processes, etc.) delivered to new categories of customers (manufacturing facilities, car dealers, city governments, hospitals, etc.).
Many of these application and services are required to be hosted at the network edge, either to enable ultra-low latency connectivity (process control), to perform on-premise analytics (patient monitoring), or to minimize backhaul traffic (video surveillance). Edge compute solutions are therefore a key requirement as companies exploit business opportunities either in the telecom market or in Industrial IOT.
In this presentation, we’ll discuss how the OpenStack StarlingX project addresses those challenges, using code that is also contributed to the open source Akraino Edge Stack project launched by the Linux Foundation. We’ll explain how Wind River‘s contributions to these two projects will help telecom and industrial companies to streamline the installation, commissioning, and maintenance of their edge clouds, thereby minimizing their operational costs and reducing their schedule risk.