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Cloudbase and Canonical partner to bring Windows Hyper-V Support

By Canonical on 21 May 2015

Partners bring Windows Hyper-V support to managed OpenStack clouds Cloudbase Solutions, the developer of Windows components in OpenStack, announced today that it is partnering with Canonical to enable their customers to run KVM and Hyper-V…

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The Open Enterprise Cloud – OpenStack’s Holy Grail?

By Canonical on 19 May 2015

The way people think about the enterprise IT is changing fast, putting into question many common assumptions on how hardware and software should be designed and deployed. The upending of these long held tenets of Enterprise IT are…

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Ubuntu 15.04: What’s new for cloud users?

By Canonical on 21 April 2015

Ubuntu 15.04: OpenStack ready to roll with Kilo and first outing of Snappy Core Adds LXD, a new hypervisor with incredible density and speed First release of Snappy Ubuntu Core for cloud container hosts and smart devices OpenStack “Kilo”…

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MAAS 1.9 network layouts for the Landscape Autopilot

By Andreas Hasenack on 10 April 2015

Thanks for your interest in Ubuntu OpenStack. Canonical has sunsetted OpenStack Autopilot and replaced it with conjure-up. We welcome you to visit our OpenStack product page to find an Ubuntu OpenStack solution that meets your needs.…

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Fairbanks joins Cloud Partner Program

By Canonical on 19 March 2015

Dutch OpenStack experts, Fairbanks, is the latest organisation to join Canonical’s Cloud Partner Program. Fairbanks becomes another company in Canonical’s ranks of expert partners across Europe focused on reselling Canonical’s business…

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Cloud and server

New Ubuntu OpenStack Fundamentals training sessions available

By Cezzaine Zaher on 20 February 2015

Coming up: training course in Utrecht, Netherlands We are pleased to announce availability of the Ubuntu OpenStack Fundamentals Training programme – designed for companies that have decided to use OpenStack, the world’s most powerful…

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Datacentres in Containers, and Containers in Datacentres

By Jorge O. Castro on 28 January 2015

From months to one week: How IIJ is shipping OpenStack Clouds quicker with MAAS and Juju Technologies that enable companies to move quickly in the cloud are continuing to gain traction. When we heard that the Internet Initiative Japan…

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MAAS 1.7: one MAAS, multiple operating systems

By Canonical on 20 November 2014

A few weeks ago, we released Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for servers and cloud, which included a beta version of Metal-As-A-Service (MAAS) 1.7. Today, we are delighted to release this version for general availability. The flagship new feature is that…

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Bare-metal magic at the Open Compute Summit

By Canonical on 14 November 2014

In the week before the OpenStack Summit, Mark Shuttleworth was a keynote speaker at the Open Compute Summit (OCP) in Paris. Mark gave an overview of the evolution of bare-metal systems, especially in the context of scale-out workloads. The…