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Dell ARM Servers Promote Ubuntu, Hadoop Partnerships

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Dell is working closely with Canonical (promoter of Ubuntu Linux) and Cloudera (a Hadoop advocate) to prepare its next-generation ARM servers for so-called “hyperscale” customer environments. Though not available for purchase yet, ARM-based servers from Dell and other PC makers sound promising. The big question: Where is Microsoft and Windows Server amid the expanding ARM-based server discussion? First, the news: Dell believes ARM-based servers are ideally suited for customers running web front-end and Hadoop environments, “where advantages in performance per dollar and perfo (IT news)