With Dell ARM-based “Copper” servers, Crowbar footprint grows

One of my team at Dell’s most critical lessons from hyperscale cloud deployments was the DevOps tooling and operations processes are key to success.  Our crowbar project was born out of this realization.

I have been tracking the progress the Copper ARM-based server from design to implementation internally.  Now, I’m excited to see it getting some deserved attention.

The Copper platform is really cool because the cost, power, and density ratios of the nodes are unparalleled.  This makes it an ideal platform for distributed mixed compute/store workloads like Hadoop.  The nodes in the platform have excellent RAM/CPU/Spindle ratios.

While Copper is driving huge density, it also drives forward the same hyperscale challenges that we’ve been trying to address with Crowbar; consequently, we’re already working to ensure that we can deploy and manage Copper with Crowbar at scale.

Copper and Crowbar make a natural team and we’re excited to be part of today’s announcement:

Dell is staging clusters of the Dell “Copper” ARM server within the Dell Solution Centers and with TACC so developers may book time on the platforms. Dell also will deliver an ARM-supported version of Crowbar, Dell’s open-source management infrastructure software, to the industry in the future.

Congratulations to the Copper team!

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  1. Pingback: Copper: Dell goes out ARMed « Barton's Blog

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