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MAAS 2.3.0 beta 3 released!

By Canonical on 31 October 2017

Hello MAASters! I’m happy to announce that MAAS 2.3.0 Beta 3 has now been released and it is currently…

Cloud and server

From Bare Metal to Cloud with MAAS

By Konstantinos Tsakalozos on 19 October 2017

This article originally appeared on Konstantinos Tsakalozos’ blog When was the last time you had one of those “I wish I knew about that <time period> ago” moments? One of mine was when I saw MAAS (Metal as a Service). Back at…

Cloud and server

MAAS KVM Pods

By Canonical on 18 October 2017

This is a guest post by Michael Iatrou, cloud solutions architect at Canonical OpenStack is the dominant solution in the IaaS space, fueled by the need for reliable, scalable and interoperable private cloud infrastructure to accommodate…

Canonical announcements

MAAS 2.3.0 beta 1 released

By Canonical on 5 October 2017

MAAS 2.3.0 (beta1) New Features & Improvements Hardware Testing MAAS 2.3 beta overhauls and improves the visibility of hardware test results and information. This…

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Canonical expands enterprise Kubernetes

By Canonical on 23 August 2017

Canonical supports enterprise Kubernetes on cloud and on-premises Two turnkey consulting packages for rapid deployment Support for Galactic Fog serverless, Rancher container management and Weave Cloud Reference architectures for Kubernetes…

Cloud and server

How modelling helps you avoid getting a stuck OpenStack

By Mark Baker on 18 July 2017

Lego model of an Airbus A380-800. Airbus run OpenStack A “StuckStack” is a deployment of OpenStack that usually, for technical but sometimes business reasons, is unable to be upgraded without significant disruption, time and…

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Customising MAAS installs

By Canonical on 2 June 2017

by Matt Jarvis, Consulting Architect at Canonical Canonical’s MAAS is a bare metal provisioning and lifecycle management system. In this post, we’ll look at customising installs provisioned by MAAS to enable site specific configuration.…

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Cloud Chatter: March 2017

By James Donner on 3 April 2017

Our March edition is packed with exciting content. We begin with our recent announcement of Ubuntu 12.04 Extended Security Maintenance providing ongoing security updates for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS at least another year. Download our latest…

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Bare metal server provisioning is evolving the HPC market

By Canonical on 27 March 2017

  In the early days of High Performance Computing (HPC), ‘Big Data’ was just called ‘Data’ and organizations spent millions of dollars to buy mainframes or large data processing/warehousing systems just to gain incremental…

Cloud and server
Cloud and server

Cloud Chatter: February 2017

By James Donner on 3 March 2017

Our February edition is packed with great content! We kick off with explaining why software-defined everything matters and give you a recap of Mobile World Congress. Download our latest whitepaper on containers, or join our upcoming…

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Deploying Kubernetes on AWS, GCE and bare metal

By Jorge O. Castro on 2 March 2017

As part of of the weekly Kubernetes Community meeting Marco Ceppi deploys a fully functional Kubernetes cluster on AWS, GCE, and bare metal. If you’re interested in bare metal Kubernetes, we invite you to join us and other…