Welcome to the latest issue of Cloud Chatter. This month, don’t miss:
Developers from multiple Linux distributions and companies have announced that they are collaborating on the “snap” universal Linux package format, enabling a single binary package to work perfectly and securely on any Linux-based system including cloud and server applications. Installing Jenkins or Cassandra, for example, becomes a single-command exercise on any distribution with snaps.
The Snap format has been welcomed by Linux application vendors. It is a tremendous simplification to publish a snap rather than manage diverse package formats and security update mechanisms across many Linux distributions. Canonical is working with our vendor eco-system at snapcraft.io to provide a single publication mechanism for any software in any Linux environment.
If you’d like to discuss how you can use snaps to package your cloud and server applications, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Canonical is collaborating with SoftLayer to offer a 30-day free trial to use the Ubuntu that you love on POWER8! Certified Ubuntu images provide first class security and quality assurance to guarantee the best possible experience on the industry’s leading clouds.
This offer ends soon so don’t delay!
Etisalat, the Middle East’s leading telecoms provider, has launched its first live Network Function Virtualization telco cloud in Abu Dhabi. The NFV-based telco infrastructure has been built with Quanta servers, Arista switches and Canonical’s Ubuntu OpenStack, a multi-vendor combination integrated for production for the first time ever globally. Learn more
Watch Canonical’s Bill Bauman and Matt Harper, RIFT.io’s Chief Development Officer, discuss how Juju has helped RIFT.ware, a standards-based orchestrator, leverage a model-driven framework to support multiple formats and scale to support massive numbers of VNFs and VMs. Watch on-demand webinar
Juju has been given a brand-new look that makes it even easier to navigate and configure services than ever before. Juju 2.0’s more intuitive integration with the Charms Store makes it simple to select , connect, scale and deploy charms and bundles into a public cloud, OpenStack or on bare metal. Learn more about the Juju 2.0 UI design process
One of the best things about using Juju locally on your laptop is the speed at which you can iterate locally and then push out
to a real cloud. In the upcoming Juju 2.0 you can use LXD and the ZFS for an even faster performing development experience. Learn more about Juju, LXD and ZFS
We’re proud to announce that we’re ready to have our third Juju Charmers Summit conference, taking place September 12-14 in Pasadena, California, USA. All our charming experts are gathering in one place to help spread charming knowledge and technical networking. Attendees will have access to experts in charming OpenStack, NFV, Big Data, Containers (Swarm, Kubernetes, and Mesos), and Benchmarking. Attendance is free for anyone who wants to participate. Join us in Pasadena!
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Independent Report highlights the TCO of Canonical’s managed private cloud in a diverse multi-cloud strategy and enterprise infrastructure portfolio 451 Research’s latest report, ‘Busting the myth of private cloud economics ’, found that…
Stu Miniman and John Boyer of theCUBE interviewed Mark Shuttleworth at the OpenStack Summit following the Canonical founder’s keynote in Vancouver. Read on for the full interview, and to hear more on the economics of cloud. Rethinking the…