Linaro has established two Developer Cloud facilities, one based in Cambridge, UK and the second based in Austin, Texas. Over time the Developer Cloud will be expanded through participating Linaro member and member partner data-centers, providing cloud regions in China, North America and Europe.
The Developer Cloud is the combination of ARM SoC vendors’ server hardware platforms, emerging cloud technologies, and many Linaro member driven projects, including server class boot architecture, kernel and virtualization. These projects have been under development for several years and Linaro has been delivering them in a limited colocation data-center facility that has been providing bare metal access to ARM servers to key developers for the last year.
The Developer Cloud is based on OpenStack, leveraging both Debian and CentOS, as the underlying cloud OS infrastructure. It will use ARM server platforms from Linaro members AMD, Cavium, HPE, Huawei and Qualcomm, and will expand with demand, and as new server platforms come to market.
Accessing the Developer Cloud will be provided via the linaro.cloud web portal. Through the portal, developers can request cloud access and may report bugs and performance issues. The portal will also provide a developer forum to share development and porting knowledge, as well as best practices for ARM servers.