Encora Presents on How Open Source is Important to Modernizing Infrastructures at 2023 OpenInfra Summit

June 6, 2023

StarlingX-OpenStack and Containers Take IT Infrastructures from Legacy to Agility 

 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 6, 2023 As a sponsorship partner and active StarlingX community member, Encora announced today its participation in the upcoming OpenInfra Foundation’s (OIF) annual Summit. The 2023 OpenInfra Summit will be held June 13-15 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Attendees will collaborate directly with the people building and running open-source infrastructure using Linux, OpenStack, Kubernetes and 30+ other technologies. 

“As an innovation partner to some of the world’s leading technology companies, we believe it’s important for us to share the practical experience we’ve gained from contributing code and working with the StarlingX upstream community. The StarlingX project makes available a unique edge cloud computing architecture that is optimized for low latency, high performance applications,” said Augusto Cavalcanti, President Americas, Brazil Division at Encora. "We see this event as an important opportunity to meet one-on-one with community members interested in learning how StarlingX can fit into their own open infrastructure cloud strategy.” 

Encora is Presenting at OpenInfra Summit 

Douglas Pereira, from Encora’s global software engineering leadership team, will present the topic, “From Legacy to Agility: Why STX-OpenStack and Containers are the Key to Modernizing your IT Infrastructure” on Wednesday, June 14th, 2023 at 2:30pm PDT. The presentation will cover how STX-OpenStack, a flexible and scalable cloud platform, can enable organizations to support both traditional VM-based and containerized workloads, improving efficiency, agility, and cost-effectiveness in application development and deployment.  

“We are very pleased that Encora will join us at the event and present their insights about StarlingX. This helps strengthen the community and builds momentum around the open infrastructure movement,” said Paul Miller, Board of Directors, OpenInfra Foundation. “The OIF works to support the development and adoption of open infrastructure globally by hosting open-source projects and communities of practice, as well as events like the Annual Summit, to give our sponsors and community members the venue to meet, collaborate and build an ‘open’ future.” 

Encora Nominated for 2023 Super User Award 

Since 2014, OpenInfra Foundation has recognized organizations using Open Infrastructure to meaningfully improve business and differentiate within their competitive industry, while also contributing back to the open-source communities. This year Encora has been nominated for the prestigious 2023 Super User award in recognition for the work contributed to the StartlingX project. The winners will be announced on the first day of the annual Summit conference. 

StarlingX employs Linux, OpenStack and Kubernetes Infrastructure (“LOKI”) and other open-source components to create a full-featured cloud software stack. The platform provides everything needed to deploy a large data center or an end-to-end distributed edge cloud infrastructure with sites consisting of a few servers or hundreds of them. StarlingX utilizes Kubernetes to run OpenStack and other infrastructure services in containers for increased flexibility and robustness. 


About Encora 

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and backed by renowned private equity firms Advent International and Warburg Pincus, Encora is the preferred innovation partner to some of the world’s leading technology companies. It provides award-winning digital engineering services including data science & engineering, generative AI, software product engineering, cloud services, devops, digital experience, quality engineering and cybersecurity. Encora has deep cluster vertical capabilities in HealthTech, FinTech, HiTech, IAM & Cybersecurity, Digital Commerce, Travel & Hospitality, Supply Chain & Logistics, Telecom and other specialized industries. With over 9,000 associates in 50+ offices and innovation labs across the U.S., U.K., Canada, Latin America, India, and Asia Pacific, Encora’s global talent pool, industry vertical expertise and proprietary agile engineering capabilities enable clients to deliver superior business outcomes through accelerated innovation cycles. For more information, please visit www.encora.com  

About OpenInfra  

The OpenInfra Foundation builds communities who write open-source infrastructure software that runs in production. With the support of over 110,000 individuals in 187 countries, the OpenInfra Foundation hosts open-source projects and communities of practice, including infrastructure for AI, container native apps, edge computing and datacenter clouds. Join the OpenInfra movement: www.openinfra.dev 

About StarlingX 

StarlingX is the open-source edge computing and IoT cloud platform optimized for low latency and high-performance applications. It provides a scalable and highly reliable edge infrastructure, tested and available as a complete stack. Applications include industrial IoT, telecom, video delivery and other ultra-low latency use cases. StarlingX ensures compatibility among diverse open-source components and provides unique project components for fault management and service management, among others, to ensure high availability of user applications. StarlingX is the ready-for-deployment code base for edge implementations in scalable solutions. StarlingX is an Open Infrastructure Foundation project. www.starlingx.io