Boston, a manufacturer of high-performance, low-powered server, virtualisation, storage and cloud solutions, has unveiled its ARM-as-a-Service (AaaS), powered by Breeze and ARM, at CeBIT 2013.

Powered by what is described as one of the industry's most disruptive technologies, the Boston AaaS is hailed as the world’s first commercially available cloud offerings based on the Calxeda EnergyCore ARM-based processor technology.

The Boston AaaS is aimed at providing developers with all tools and services required to port and migrate software to the ARM platform. Built specifically to assist in migrating and porting applications from x86 to ARM, Boston have teamed up with software developers Ellexus for their product Breeze, a choice of product also made by ARM to profile and troubleshoot applications on their own HPC cluster.

Breeze is a novel technology for tracing programs as they run in order to monitor file dependencies and environment settings. It offers a visibility of the inner workings of complex, scripted flows such as those used in semiconductor design or complex software builds.


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