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Canonical releases Ubuntu 16.10

By Canonical on 13 October 2016

Ubuntu 16.10 released with Hybrid Cloud Operations and Unity 8 developer preview, from Canonical MAAS 2.0 delivers robust, highly-available IPAM and bare-metal provisioning Hybrid cloud operations with Juju 2.0 Developer preview of Unity 8…

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Carleton University creates Research Cloud with Ubuntu OpenStack, IBM

By Canonical on 12 October 2016

Carleton University Creates Campus Research Cloud with Ubuntu OpenStack running on IBM Power Systems Carleton Research Cloud offers rapid, self-service POWER compute resources for faster processing of scientific inquiries Canonical’s…

Cloud and server

Cloud Chatter: September 2016

By Canonical on 30 September 2016

Welcome to our September edition. This month, We begin with Canonical introducing enterprise support for its own distribution of Kubernetes across public clouds and private infrastructure. Next up we give you a preview of what you can…

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Big data gets super-fast with Ubuntu on Bigstep Metal Cloud

By Canonical on 14 September 2016

Bigstep gains Ubuntu Public Cloud certification Ubuntu Server images are optimized for performance, security, dependability on Bigstep Metal Cloud, with enterprise security updates Ubuntu Advantage support available through the Bigstep…

Cloud and server

MAAS 2.0: high availability API-driven bare metal provisioning

By Christian Reis on 8 September 2016

This week, the result of over a year of work by our engineering team is concluded: the final release of MAAS 2.0 is now available for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and additionally from our stable release PPA. If you’ve never heard of MAAS…

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Canonical certifies big software solutions at Facebook’s new lab

By Canonical on 30 August 2016

Written by David Duffey, Director of Technical Partnerships for Canonical’s cloud division Today at the OCP Technology Day, Facebook announced the grand opening of its new hardware lab space in Menlo Park to validate and certify…

Cloud and server

Renting bare-metal (as a Service) with MAAS

By Christian Reis on 15 March 2016

With the amount of industry excitement around virtualized cloud, it is easy to downplay the importance of directly utilizing bare metal infrastructure. And yet bare-metal is the one thing every experienced operator knows they can rely on…

Cloud and server

Mobile World Congress 2016, Day 1 Recap

By Canonical on 23 February 2016

Bhaskar Gorti, President, Applications and Analytics at Nokia discusses Service Modeling and NFV deploymentThis is my first Mobile World Congress (MWC), and I have to say, the event is truly huge. Canonical is here demonstrating converged…

Cloud and server

Nodes Networking: Deploying OpenStack on MAAS 1.9+ with Juju

By Canonical on 31 January 2016

This is part 4 of my ongoing “Deploying OpenStack on MAAS 1.9+ with Juju” series. The last post, MAAS Setup: Deploying OpenStack on MAAS 1.9+ with Juju, described the steps to deploy MAAS 1.9 itself and configure…

Cloud and server

MAAS Setup: Deploying OpenStack on MAAS 1.9+ with Juju

By Canonical on 23 January 2016

This is part 3 of my new “Deploying OpenStack on MAAS 1.9+ with Juju” series. It follows up my last post Hardware Setup: Deploying OpenStack on MAAS 1.9+ with Juju. I planned to write this post almost 2 months ago, and I know…

Cloud and server

Introduction: Deploying OpenStack on MAAS 1.9+ with Juju

By Canonical on 21 January 2016

In the past months our Juju Core Sapphire team has been working on the design, planning, and implementation of a set of extended networking features for Juju 1.25 and the upcoming (January 2016) 1.26 releases. The main focus is enabling…

Cloud and server

MAAS 1.9: Taking bare-metal beyond “minimal provisioning”

By Christian Reis on 20 January 2016

Complex node configuration now fully supported, including NIC bonding, tagged VLANs, bcache, LVM, software RAID devices and more One of the (only somewhat unsung) heroes in the MAAS user community is Ante Karamatić. Ante is the lead of a…