City Network, a leading European provider of OpenStack infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) today joined the Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud programme. Through its public cloud service ‘City Cloud’, companies across the globe can purchase server and storage capacity as needed, paying for the capacity they use and leveraging the flexibility and scalability of the OpenStack-platform.
With dedicated and OpenStack-based City Cloud nodes in the US. Europe and Asia, City Network recently launched in Dubai. As such they are now the first official Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud in the Middle East offering a pure OpenStack-based platform running on Ubuntu OpenStack. Dubai has recently become the co-location and data center location of choice for the Middle East, as Cloud, IoT, and Digitization see massive uptake and market need from public sector, enterprise and SMEs in the region.
City Network provides public, private and hybrid cloud solutions based on OpenStack from 27 data centers around the world. Through its industry specific IaaS, City Network can ensure that their customers can comply with demands originating from specific laws and regulations concerning auditing, reputability, data handling and data security such as Basel and Solvency.
City Cloud Ubuntu lovers—from Stockholm to Dubai to Tokyo—will now be able to use official Ubuntu images, always stable and with the latest OpenStack release included, to run VMs and servers on their favourite cloud provider. Users of other distros on City Cloud are also now able to move to Ubuntu, the no. 1 cloud OS, and opt-in to Ubuntu Advantage support offering, which helps leading organisations around the world to manage their Ubuntu deployments.
“The disruptions of traditional business models and the speed in digital innovations, are key drivers for the great demand in open and flexible IaaS across the globe. Therefore, I am very pleased that we are now entering the Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud program, adding yet another opportunity for our customers to run their IT-infrastructure on an open, scalable and flexible platform,” said Johan Christenson, CEO and founder of City Network.
“Canonical is passionate about bringing the best Ubuntu user experience to users of every public cloud, but is especially pleased to have an OpenStack provider such as City Cloud offering Ubuntu, the world’s most widely used guest Linux,” said Udi Nachmany, Head of Public Cloud, Canonical. “City Cloud is known for its focus on compliance, and will now bring their customers additional choice for their public infrastructure, with an official, secure, and supportable Ubuntu experience.”
Ubuntu Advantage offers enterprise-grade SLAs for business-critical workloads, access to our Landscape systems management tool, the Canonical Livepatch Service for security vulnerabilities, and much more—all available from buy.ubuntu.com.
To start using Ubuntu on the City Cloud Infrastructure please visit https://www.citycloud.com
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