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Scale-out cloud deployment on 64-bit ARM servers showcased

Applied Micro Circuits and Canonical will release Icehouse, the latest OpenStack release using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a KVM virtualised environment.

By CBR Staff Writer

Applied Micro Circuits (AMCC) and Canonical are planning to showcase first production software deployment on 64-bit Arm servers.

They will release their Icehouse, the latest OpenStack release using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a KVM virtualised environment on an X-Gene-based server rack, using Ubuntu’s orchestration tool Juju, MAAS to orchestrate applications, databases and services.

Both the companies are demonstrating that the scale-out cloud services can be availed on 64-bit ARM architecture.

AppliedMicro vice president Gaurav Singh said: "We are pleased to offer the first ARM 64-bit Server-on-a-Chip production silicon with full certification for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, including all the relevant server workloads and tools to allow commercial hyperscale deployments on X-Gene.

"The X-Gene plus Ubuntu offering means enterprises can now capture substantial TCO savings for their scale-out data centers."

Canonical Hyderscale VP Christian Reis said Ubuntu is the primary platform for the cloud — public, private or hybrid.

"Working with Applied Micro, we have delivered to the ARM ecosystem the ability to orchestrate server workloads at scale. X-Gene and Ubuntu provide a perfect platform for companies considering hyperscale deployments: outstanding performance, disruptive economics and fully automated management," Reis said.

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Other applications onboard will include Elasticsearch, SugarCRM, Kibana, Logstash, Hadoop and MediaWiki.

The demonstration follows the development of AppliedMicro’s ARM 64-bit server technology and its inclusion in Canonical’s Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL).

Both the companies are planning to product roadmap for the X-Gene SoC Cloud ServerTM solution which includes production of X-Gene and updates on X-Gene 2.

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