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apacciooutlook | Wednesday, October 19, 2016
FREMONT, CA: Canonical partners with ARM and announce the availability of Ubuntu OpenStack and Ceph Storage to address the business needs for ARMv8-A based enterprise solutions. The new offerings are supported on processors and servers based on 64-bit ARM v8-A architecture.
The alliance emphasises the need to use cases for cloud computing and cloud ecosystem. The two companies will work with Ubuntu certified System on Chip (SoC) partners, original design manufacturers (ODMs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to ensure production grade server systems, storage platforms and networking solutions are available in the market with Ubuntu Advantage support.
Ubuntu is an operating system deployed for managing OpenStackcloud. The Canonical OpenStack installer is the easiest way to build a reference architecture OpenStack private cloud. It works on all the vendor servers and provides support to all the customers.
Ceph is open source software designed to ensure that all data are evenly distributed across the cluster nodes. The software makes use of Ceph Block device attached with virtual machines to perform the function.
“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,” says Mark Baker, Product Manager, OpenStack, Canonical. “The next generation of scale-out applications are causing our customers to completely revisit compute and storage architectures with a focus on scale and automation. The ARM and Canonical ecosystems offer more choice in data center solutions with a range of products that can be optimized to run standard server software and the next generation of applications.”