Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux OS platform, is making available its Ubuntu OpenStack and Ceph offerings for ARM’s 64-bit servers. The move comes after both the companies extended their existing agreement to cover the 64-bith ARM v8-A hardware architecture.

This essentially means that both OpenStack and Ceph, alongside Ubuntu Advantage support, will now be commercially available and supported by the aforementioned ARM hardware.

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“We have seen our Telecom and Enterprise customers start to radically depart from traditional server design to innovative platform architectures for scale-out compute and storage. In partnering with ARM we bring more innovation and platform choice to the marketplace,” said Mark Baker, Product Manager, OpenStack, Canonical.

“The commercial availability of Ubuntu OpenStack and Ceph is another milestone that demonstrates open source software on ARM is ready for deployment now. The ARM and Canonical ecosystems can now simply write once and deploy anywhere on ARM-based servers,” said Lakshmi Mandyam, senior marketing director of server programs, ARM.

Ubuntu happens to be the most popular platform for cloud, container, as well as scale-out computing services in addition to serving hundreds of thousands of desktops and servers across the world.

Both the companies are collaborating closely to ensure an uninterrupted availability of the  production-ready storage and server platforms coming out of their new agreement. To ensure a  smooth execution of this roadmap, ARM and Canonical are working with several Ubuntu-certified SoC partners and OEMs.

The attendees of the OpenStack Summit 2016 scheduled between Oct 25 and Oct 28 in Barcelona, Spain, will get to see ARM and Canonical showcasing their new OpenStack and Ceph commercial offerings on ARM servers. Those interested can get a live demo at ARMs B29 booth and Canonical’s B24.

[Via: Marius Nestor]


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