It’s been one week since the announcement of the new TryStack ARM zone and the response has been overwhelming. For those of you that missed the news, last Wednesday, a few of us from the OpenStack community came together to stand up a new ARM-based server cluster, with the intent of providing access to real ARM server hardware for software developers and others interested in finding out more about this new class of machines. Since it’s opening, the ARM zone now has:
- 251 registered users
- 139 active users
- 454 instances created to date
Not too shabby. And those numbers continue to grow every day. (The TryStack community at large is now at over 3500+ members in the Facebook group.) It’s not too late to participate. You can still sign up for free access to these OpenStack environments. Details on how to get started can be found here.
So what’s next?
We will soon begin to actively solicit feedback from the community, especially those who have taken these ARM servers for a test spin. If you’ve been actively using the ARM TryStack zone recently, leave us a comment below and let us know what you’re doing on the system and you overall experiences with the system. Maybe you’re porting applications, or just trying to understand how ARM servers are similar/different from your traditional servers – whatever it may be, we’d love to find out more!
To make it interesting, we’ll send the first 10 commenters (with legitimate usage/experiences) this “Early Adopter” t-shirt for free! (US-based residents only, please.)
Update: Some folks have expressed needs for access longer than 24-hours, or the use of multiple nodes simultaneously. If this applies to you, leave us a comment and a way to contact you (or send us a note on Facebook) and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!