Enterprise Reference Platform

The enterprise reference platform is targeted to accelerate the high powered ARMv8 servers in both datacenter and cloud vertical markets. Industry standard firmware (SBBR and SBSA) and a unified Linux kernel are provided for all the supported platforms, simplifying software maintenance and deployment. The high level components such as Openstack, Ceph, Hadoop, and KVM are rigorously validated for each distribution. The enterprise software stack is based on Debian. The goal is to help bridge the gap between older technology present in today’s distributions and the latest ARM server optimizations. For more information and support please visit the ERP forum.


  • Unified Linux Kernel
  • Open Boot Firmware
    • Compliant with ARM SBSA and SBBR specifications
  • Debian Network Installer
  • Openstack and Ceph Reference Deployments
  • Built for Big Data Workloads

Before you begin...

  1. Check out our list of "Approved Hardware"
  2. Proceed to the "Installation page"