Past debates on “if” ARM servers will enter the datacenter have now become a discussion of “how”. Cloud computing models are particularly appealing due to their value in deploying and managing the scale-out workloads that benefit most from these architectures. In this talk we will discuss the application of open source cloud technologies such as OpenStack and CloudStack with ARM hardware. We will cover a variety of usage models, including the use of bare-metal deployment for physicalization. We’ll also provide insights based on our own experiences to describe the current state of what works, where challenges remain, and where key opportunities may lie.
This talk is targeted for cloud operators and developers interested in learning about the evolving ecosystem around ARM servers for cloud computing. A basic understanding of cloud stacks and related technologies is required.