Arla is an implementation of the AFS distributed file system developed at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
Arla was started by Björn Grönvall in 1993. Assar Westerlund and Johan Danielsson joined the project shortly thereafter. The project died down before it was usable.
In the fall of 1997, the project was restarted, starting with Björn's implementation of rxkad. Assar ported xfs (an arla component, not to be confused with the XFS filesystem) to FreeBSD. Love Hörnqvist-Åstrand began working on it, followed by Magnus Ahltorp, working on the Linux kernel module, and Artur Grabowski, working on the OpenBSD kernel module.
Today, Arla has AFS client support for OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Linux, Solaris, Tru64 and Mac OS X. Windows support is on the way, delayed by insufficient Windows knowledge. An experimental AFS server is available, but it is not yet considered stable.
Ärla is a locality situated in Eskilstuna Municipality, Södermanland County, Sweden with 1,270 inhabitants in 2010.
Arla Oy is one of the largest food manufacturers in Finland, holding a leading position in the dairy sector in Finland. It's a subsidiary of Danish-Swedish company Arla Foods.
The group, incorporated in 1907, owns and operates production plants in Finland ( Sipoo, Lapinjärvi, Kuusamo, Kitee and Urjala), Sweden ( Åhus, formerly operated by Åhus Glass) and Lithuania ( Mazeikiai). It has a comprehensive sales and distribution network in Finland as well as in the neighbouring markets of Sweden and the Baltic countries. The group head offices are located in Sipoo near Helsinki.
On November 8, 2006 Arla Foods bought one third of the Ingman Foods shares, with the option to buy the rest of the company.
Arla is a genus of moth in the family Gelechiidae.