ARM is not yet a primary target for Red Hat's Enterprise Linux server, but it will be at some point in the near future. Red Hat has grown its ARM Partner Early Access program to 35 members, including both software and silicon vendors.
"The ARM Partner Early Access Program is geared towards hardware and software vendors that are exploring the 64-bit ARM ecosystem," Red HatYan Fisher, senior principal product manager with Red Hat, told ServerWatch. Fisher explained that for hardware vendors, the benefit of being part of the Red Hat ARM ARM Partner Early Access Program stems from the development of an open standards-based operating system that is easily consumable by the enterprise end user. The end goal is to help drive the adoption of their technologies much faster.