Although Intel has majority of the server market shares, recently ARM has started to push for larger market share. However, the company still has a long way to go before it can compete with Intel. But, the company recently got a big step towards right direction as it got support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Earlier today, Red Hat announced inclusion of Enterprise Linux 7.4 after two years of testing with different partners. Red hat revealed, “Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 for ARM […] provides customers who have been planning to run their workloads and software and hardware partners that require a stable operating environment to continue development, with a proven and more secure enterprise-grade platform.”
“The Arm ecosystem has emerged over the last several years with server-optimized SoC (system on chip) products that are designed for cloud and hyperscale, telco and edge computing, as well as high-performance computing applications. Arm SoC designs take advantage of advances in CPU technology, system-level hardware, and packaging to offer additional choices to customers looking for tightly integrated hardware solutions.”
This should come as a major boost for ARM although Intel currently has nearly 99 percent share of the server market. However as ARM is likely to get more support in the coming years, ARM’s market share is likely to increase over time.
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