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29 posts from April 2018

LXD weekly status #43

By Stéphane Graber, 17 April 2018

Introduction This week’s focus was on bugfixes with a good number of clustering related fixes and improvements as well as some tweaks and fixes to other recently added features. On the feature development front, the current focus is on…

BotsAndUs build a social robot on Ubuntu

By Sarah Dickinson, 16 April 2018

As robotics become increasingly prevalent in all sectors and expand outside the manufacturing industry, it is no surprise that IDC predicts worldwide spending on robotics to reach $103bn in 2018. A UK based startup, BotsAndUs, are looking…

On the road to lean infrastructure

By Michael Iatrou, 13 April 2018

On April 24 2008, Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Hardy Heron was released. That was a decade ago, when the modern cloud computing era was dawning: Amazon’s EC2 was still in beta, Google had just released the Google App Engine and the word “container” was…

Ubuntu Desktop weekly update – 13 April 2018

By Will Cooke, 13 April 2018

Wow, only two weeks to go until the Beaver is born, this cycle seems have flown by. So what’s been going on in the last couple of weeks, and what can we expect to change in the run up to release day? We’re still working on adding a new…

JFrog Artifactory and Canonical’s Distribution of Kubernetes

By James Donner, 12 April 2018

This is the third webinar in our Kubernetes Month series! Speaker:Craig Peters (JFrog) & Stephan Fabel (Canonical) Date/Time: April 18, 2018 at 12PM EST / 5PM GMT Software development teams using the diverse tools and languages of the…

Ubuntu available on IBM LinuxOne Rockhopper II

By Canonical, 11 April 2018

IBM has announced IBM z14 model ZR1 and LinuxONE Rockhopper II, an expansion to a family of IBM Z servers which bring the benefits of z14 technology to organizations ranging from large enterprises to startups. Where IBM Z and LinuxONE were…

Ubuntu Server development summary – 10 April 2018

By David Britton, 10 April 2018

Hello Ubuntu Server The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and highlights for any interesting subjects from the Ubuntu Server Team. If you would like to reach the server team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-server…

LXD weekly status #42

By Stéphane Graber, 10 April 2018

Introduction As this was the week following our major 3.0 release, we’ve been very actively working on early bug reports and sorting out packaging for this in the distros. This led to quite a number of bugfixes being done, issues…

Design and Web team summary – 10 April 2018

By Anthony Dillon, 10 April 2018

MAAS squad Homepage A/B test completes The team ran an A/B test on two homepage designs. Based on Google analytics experiment data and Crazy egg scroll-map data for both A and B versions. The resulting winner was B. Which has now been made…

Ubuntu Bionic: Using chrony to configure NTP

By Joshua Powers, 9 April 2018

This article originally appeared on Joshua Powers’ blog   Using chrony to configure NTP Starting with Ubuntu Bionic, the choice for fast and accurate time synchronization is chrony. For the features available with chrony and how…

Canonical and CPLANE partner to simplify cloud management

By Canonical, 9 April 2018

Recently announced, Canonical and CPLANE will now offer a distributed cloud orchestration and software-defined networking solution to simplify the complexity of managing distributed clouds. Canonical will deliver high-performance…

Cloud-init v.18.2: CLI subcommands

By Canonical, 5 April 2018

This article originally appeared on Chad Smith’s blog Cloud-init published its second release of 2018: version 18.2. Among many notable features in the 18.1 release and the 18.2 release, the cloud-init team has been adding some…