ARM, Canonical deliver Ubuntu OpenStack, Ceph to 64-bit ARMv8-A platforms

CAMBRIDGE and LONDON, U.K. ARM and Canonical have announced the commercial availablility of Ubuntu OpenStack and Ceph Storage on 64-bit ARMv8-A architecture processors. The two companies will be working with Ubuntu-certified system on chip (SoC) partners and original design/equipment manufacturers (ODMs/OEMs) to deliver production-grade server, storage, and networking platforms.

The announcement of Ubuntu OpenStack and Ceph for ARMv8-A processors is an extension of the partnership between Canonical and ARM to provide deployable open-source software for server-class ARM devices. ARMv8-A devices are now available from multiple vendors while Ubuntu OpenStack runs in an estimated 55 percent of OpenStack deployments, both of which are now commercially supported through Canonical’s Ubuntu Advantage support services.

“With the growth in scale-out computing and storage, we wanted to ensure we had the best OpenStack and Ceph storage solutions and enterprise-grade support available,” said Lakshmi Mandyam, Senior Marketing Director, Server Programs, ARM. “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.”

ARM and Canonical will be demonstrating their solutions at OpenStack Barcelona bootha B29 and B24, respectively, later this month. For more information visit