AlmaLinux OS Foundation Announces Availability of AlmaLinux OS For Arm Processors

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  • This is the result of cooperation among Arm, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Equinix, and the Oregon State University (OSU) Open Source Lab.
  • now servers and computers powered by Arm processors are able to run the AlmaLinux OS, which can be downloaded from any of the more than 130 mirrors around the world

The AlmaLinux OS Foundation, a non-profit overseeing the only community-owned and community-driven open source enterprise-grade alternative to CentOS, announced availability of AlmaLinux OS for Arm processors. This is the result of cooperation among Arm, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Equinix, and the Oregon State University (OSU) Open Source Lab.

It said that now servers and computers powered by Arm processors are able to run the AlmaLinux OS, which can be downloaded from any of the more than 130 mirrors around the world, and images for use on cloud computing platforms including cloud-init, AWS, Google Cloud, Docker and Vagrant are available on GitHub.

New geo-location based mirror infrastructure

Jack Aboutboul, community manager of AlmaLinux said, “One of our guiding principles is to be true to open source, to work together and to contribute upstream for everyone’s benefit. The indispensable help from ARM, AWS, Equinix Metal, and Oregon State University – both in terms of infrastructure used for development and testing as well as their tremendous technical expertise, reflects the true nature of community. We’re already seeing lots of user adoption on AWS, which was instrumental in ensuring that workloads in the cloud on Graviton processors are well supported and now we have Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) available in every region. Equinix Metal also worked closely with us in a mutual collaboration where we’ve contributed upstream to their Tinkerbell open source bare metal provisioning platform.”

AlmaLinux OS for Arm is current with the latest 8.4 release that includes a new geo-location based mirror infrastructure to ensure fast downloads for updates and new releases. It also has OpenSCAP security profiles support for production workloads and repository for developers with extra packages and build dependencies and new module streams and compiler updates

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