PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today several OpenStack® community members announced their collaboration to build the first ARM® technology-powered OpenStack cloud as a zone in TryStack, the free sandbox for exploring and testing OpenStack. Solutions based on the ARM architecture show great promise for cloud computing due to their ability to deploy and manage scale-out workloads efficiently, reducing power consumption and cost.
OpenStack has attracted engineering expertise from leading innovators in the ARM ecosystem to add support for ARM processors, relying on the OpenStack pluggable architecture, which provides users the flexibility to build clouds tailored to their unique use cases. This means OpenStack can be deployed across diverse architectures, including widely available virtualization technologies, different storage back ends, and now CPU architectures like ARM.
“The explosion of cloud apps is creating new problems in datacenters, and OpenStack is attracting the brightest minds in the industry looking for new ways to solve those problems as the old approach of ‘bigger iron and expensive software’ runs out of steam,” said Mark Collier, VP of Marketing and Business Development for OpenStack at Rackspace. “ARM-powered OpenStack clouds attack these problems in a fundamental way, by combining a radically more efficient chip architecture with the flexible OpenStack cloud operating system designed to manage them at scale.”
Being able to test your apps on an ARM OpenStack alongside an x86 one is a great opportunity to see if your applications can leverage these new ARM powered platforms which is very cool and let’s customers experience the ARM platform and establish if it might be a suitable platform for their applications and services. You can check it out here.