Update: SoftIron ceased manufacturing the OverDrive 1000 and 3000 products in 2019.
Documentation for the OverDrive 1000 and OverDrive 3000 along with firmware is now available on GitHub at https://github.com/SoftIron/overdrive.

San Francisco, USA June 27th, 2016 – Storage and server innovator SoftIron today announced it has launched a CentOS version of its OverDrive 1000, an entry level 64-bit ARM developer system, powered by the AMD® Opteron A1100™ series processor.

CentOS – the Community Enterprise Operating System – is a free, enterprise-class, community-supported computing platform which aims to be functionally compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The CentOS OverDrive 1000 combines this technology with a fast, reliable platform for developing ARM-based applications.

Commenting on the launch, Norman Fraser, SoftIron CEO said: “CentOS is widely popular with Linux users, hosting providers, developers, and small businesses. These groups form a fantastic user base for the OverDrive 1000. Combining the cost-effectiveness of CentOS with the capability of the OverDrive 1000 creates a compelling offering for individual and commercial developers alike”.

“Not only will developers be able to get to work straight away because of the out-of-the-box functionality of the OverDrive 1000, but they will be able to benefit from the CentOS team’s close association with Red Hat and over a decade of security expertise. That gives incredible confidence to everyone.”