The datacenter is the beating heart of all our data.
Where all our information is being stored, healthcare information processed, vaccines, automotive, traffic, food and so much more. Everything we have and know, is stored in a datacenter. In a cloud or on premises. The amount of data grows exponentially every year. We need reliable, resilient, secured datacenters to go further.
There is room for incremental change, but there is also room for a datacenter revolution.
That’s where we, as Klara, stand today: we want to be a part of your datacenter revolution.
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FreeBSD’s support for the ARM architecture has a history stretching back more than 16 years. By the time of the Raspberry Pi B+ in 2014, FreeBSD supported dozens of different boards and SoCs, which lead to a growing number of vendors basing products on FreeBSD/ARM and hobbyists creating interesting projects. As ARM embedded devices become more ubiquitous, the number of FreeBSD developers working on ARM continues to grow.
With the introduction of 64-bit ARMv8, the pace to development accelerated. The capabilities of the architecture were expanding beyond small embedded devices, now able to replace traditional PCs and servers, with more power efficient designs. As the market looks more and more for power efficiency and costs savings, the demand for ARM based boards and servers will only continue to grow.
The vision of ARM in the datacenter is now a clear goal of the industry, and FreeBSD stands ready to provide a world class operating system for that future.
By the spring of 2019, FreeBSD had full support for the Amazon AWS Graviton ARMv8 platform, offering high performance lower priced EC2 instances. FreeBSD has packages for over 20,000 applications on the ARMv8 platform, meaning most workloads can switch to these lower cost EC2 instances quite seamlessly.
Together, FreeBSD and ARM are radically changing the way processors and operating systems interact to provide stronger security guarantees. The Capability Hardware Enhanced RISC Instructions (CHERI) architecture uses a version of FreeBSD where each memory pointer contains capabilities to control its bounds, how it can be used, and to prevent it being forged. This system eliminates a number of classes of common programming errors that often lead to vulnerabilities or unstable system behaviour.
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