The prototype version of the Firewalla Red was done on a raspberry pi 3, we love that platform. And later most of our control plane work was done over docker containers, which is x86 based. We love that platform as well.
We have received many questions and suggestions on getting Firewalla running over these platforms. The short answer is, yes ... and but
- Maintaining many platforms is not easy, each new thing added to our list will require a tremendous amount of work to do the upkeep, which includes lots of testing.
- We are also a startup, we do not have the resources to throw around.
In order to provide the best plug-and-play experience, we will likely only focus on our platform for a while.