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11 posts from August 2014

Canonical recognised as Tech Pioneer by WEF

By Canonical, 29 August 2014

We’re really excited to announce that Canonical has been selected as one of the 2015 World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers. The award was given to Canonical in the Digital Networks and Computing category, which recognises organisations…

Saving ubuntu.com on download day: Caching location specific pages

By Robin Winslow, 28 August 2014

On release day we can get up to 8,000 requests a second to ubuntu.com from people trying to download the new release. In fact, last October (13.10) was the first release day in a long time that the site didn’t crash under the load at…

Ubuntu now available on VMware vCloud Air

By Canonical, 21 August 2014

London 21st August 2014: VMware, Inc., and Canonical today announced that certified Ubuntu LTS images are available on VMware vCloud® Air™, an enterprise-grade cloud platform offering customers performance, reliability, and security for…

Juju plays in the big leagues at Linux Foundation survey

By Canonical, 20 August 2014

“Juju is amazing!” is a phrase we at Canonical have grown accustomed to hearing from customers and prospects who see the powerful service orchestration tool for the first time. The incredible speed and smoothness with which…

Ubuntu OpenStack — the natural choice for telcos and service providers

By Canonical, 18 August 2014

As a Telco or Cloud Service Provider, you have much more stringent requirements of your infrastructure than a normal enterprise. You expect high availability, almost 100% uptime, and the ability to scale infrastructure and services up and…

Telco clouds reach new heights with Ubuntu OpenStack

By Canonical, 18 August 2014

Ubuntu OpenStack is not only the world’s most popular OpenStack distribution, but also the most dominant among so-called “OpenStack super-users”. Canonical works with 7 of the world’s largest Telcos to roll out…

Cisco Systems Releases UCS Big Data CVD Based on Ubuntu OpenStack

By John Dolen, 14 August 2014

Ubuntu OpenStack continues to be the “go to” platform for enterprise scale out solutions, as Cisco releases its latest CVD (Cisco Validated Design), Hadoop as a Service (HaaS) with Cisco UCS Common Platform Architecture (CPA v2) for Big…

Cloud Magic – See the Juju Demo on IBM POWER8

By John Dolen, 13 August 2014

IBM recently posted “Cloud Magic! Ubuntu on IBM Power Systems with POWER8”, a video clip of the very first live demo of Ubuntu on POWER8 (with Little Endian mode). Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and Canonical, provided this demo…

CPLANE NETWORKS joins OIL

By Canonical, 12 August 2014

Our OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL) programme is currently testing and validating over 3,000 hardware and software configurations per month. We’re adding more and more partners to the list, and today we welcome CPLANE NETWORKS to OIL.…

Ubuntu 14.10 wallpapers – we needs ‘em!

By Canonical, 8 August 2014

Ubuntu was once described to me by a wise(ish 😉 ) man as a train that was leaving whether you’re on it or not. That’s the beauty of a 6 month release cycle. As many of you will already know, each release we include…

The hybrid cloud would prefer you leave your interop inhibitions at the door

By Mark Baker, 6 August 2014

How will cloud adoption progress? If the results of this year’s Future of Cloud Computing Report from North Bridge are any indication, the answer is rapidly, and profitably. Perhaps unsurprisingly, just six months into 2014, the value of…