Peter Clarke, Electronics360
January 1, 2015
Iliad SA, a French provider of telecommunications services, is planning to launch a cloud software hosting service in January 2015 that will use ARM servers based on Marvell chips. The service will come from Iliad's Online.net subsidiary, which has been offering preview demonstrations of its C1 server at labs.online.net.
The company is planning to go down this route because it thinks it can achieve lower power consumption and higher power density than the using fewer, more powerful x86 processors and virtualization software to serve multiple clients per server.
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