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33 posts from May 2015

LXD crushes KVM in density and speed

By Canonical, 18 May 2015

LXD achieves 14.5 times greater density than KVM LXD launches instances 94% faster than KVM LXD provides 57% less latency than KVM LXD is the container-based hypervisor lead by Canonical. Today, Canonical published benchmarks showing that…

What are the different types of storage: block, object and file?

By Canonical, 18 May 2015

Networked storage services are generally classified in the way they are consumed and interfaced with on the client side. The most traditional service type is shared filesystem, or simply “file storage”, which as the name…

Ubuntu Advantage Storage factsheet

By Canonical, 18 May 2015

Enterprise-ready Software-defined Storage — with metered pricing Highlights Fully supported scale-out storage solutions based on Ceph and Swift Each solution includes software, security & stability updates, 24×7 support, deployment and…

Ubuntu Advantage Storage FAQs

By Canonical, 18 May 2015

I have regular hardware – drives, servers and networking – for a storage cluster, ready for deployment. Can I use Ubuntu Advantage Storage? Previously, Canonical included 64TB of software-defined storage support in the Cloud…

What is software-defined storage?

By Canonical, 18 May 2015

What is software-defined storage, and how do NAS and SAN appliances compare to software-defined storage? Large-scale storage presents an inherent scalability challenge: how do you connect multiple disk drives with producers and consumers…

Meizu launches the Ubuntu MX4 for Developers in China

By Amrisha Prashar, 17 May 2015

In the first of a series of launches, Meizu has announced that the Ubuntu MX4, which will be sold across Europe soon, is immediately available to developers in China. The move kicks off Meizu’s push towards strengthening the Ubuntu…

IoT World: Snappy for Whitebox Switches

By Tom Callway, 13 May 2015

Canonical announces snappy switches with Ubuntu Core and network function apps Penguin Computing the first to ship network switches with snappy Ubuntu Core Canonical today announces the availability of ‘snappy’ Ubuntu Core on whitebox and…

Ubuntu Security Update on VENOM (CVE-2015-3456) [UPDATED]

By Robbie, 13 May 2015

A buffer overflow in the virtual floppy disk controller of QEMU has been discovered. An attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash or execute arbitrary code in the host’s QEMU process. This issue is mitigated in a couple…

Canonical Cloud Chatter: April 2015 Newsletter

By Canonical, 12 May 2015

This April saw our new release, Ubuntu 15.04! We also have some great webinars, training courses and product announcements to tell you about and some exciting partner ecosystem news for you. Meanwhile, we’re getting ready for OpenStack…

IoT World: Canonical & Industry Leaders Drive IoT Commercialization

By Canonical, 11 May 2015

Host of new Snappy Ubuntu Core-enabled devices demonstrate revenue opportunities in IoT First commercially-designed IoT devices with GE’s FirstBuild, Acer, Microsoft & DataArt London and San Francisco, May, 11 2015 – Canonical is…

IoT: Canonical and GE’s FirstBuild Collaborate on Smart Refrigerator

By Canonical, 11 May 2015

San Francisco, CA – May 11, 2015 – FirstBuild, GE Appliances’ new global co-creation community is set to showcase ChillHub, its community-generated smart refrigerator in the Ubuntu booth (Stand 545) at the second annual…

First drone with apps – Ubuntu Core Drone

By Maarten Ectors, 11 May 2015

This is a guest post from Victor Mayoral from Erle Robotics. Erle-Copter: the first drone with apps powered by Ubuntu Core Over the last months and with the support of Canonical, Erle Robotics engineers have been working hard to bring the…