Dell today enabled the ecosystem for ARM-based servers. The ARM-based server market is marked by increasing customer interest in testing and developing applications. The company believes that this is the right time to help foster development and testing of operating systems and applications for ARM servers.
The company began testing ARM server technology internally in 2010 in response to increasing customer demands for density and power efficiency, and worked closely with select Dell Data Center Solutions (DCS) hyperscale customers to understand their interest level and expectations for ARM-based servers.
In a statement, Dell said it would: Partner with the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), promote development on ARM servers and deliver ARM-based servers to select customers and partners such as Canonical and Cloudera.
In addition, Dell’s “Copper” ARM server isn’t available, but will bring similar systems to market “at the appropriate time.”