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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Cloud, open source, Server

Today is a big day for Ubuntu and a big day for cloud computing: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is released. Everyone involved with Ubuntu can’t help but be impressed and stirred about the significance of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. We are impressed because Ubuntu is gaining extensive traction outside of the tech luminaries such as Netflix, Snapchat […]

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Shutting down Ubuntu One file services

Canonical News, Ubuntu One

Today we are announcing plans to shut down the Ubuntu One file services.  This is a tough decision, particularly when our users rely so heavily on the functionality that Ubuntu One provides.  However, like any company, we want to focus our efforts on our most important strategic initiatives and ensure we are not spread too […]

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An insight into supporting OpenStack

Cloud, Engineering, open source, Server

It is pretty well known that most of the OpenStack clouds running in production today are based on Ubuntu. Companies like Comcast, NTT, Deutsche Telekom, Bloomberg and HP all trust Ubuntu Server as the right platform to run OpenStack. A fair proportion of the Ubuntu OpenStack users out there also engage Canonical to provide them […]

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When it comes to cloud and scale out, Ubuntu has the winning model

Cloud, open source

Two of the most frequently asked questions about Ubuntu and Canonical are: * So, just how do you make money when Ubuntu is free? and * Ubuntu is great for developers, but is it really suitable for ‘enterprise use’? We’re trying to do things differently, so we’re not surprised by these questions. What many people […]

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Ubuntu: Web OS of the year…. ….for the 3rd year in a row

Canonical News, Cloud, open source, Server

It is with great pride that we saw Ubuntu winning W3tech’s Operating System of the year award. For those of us that work on Ubuntu, increased adoption is one of the most satisfying results of our work and is the best measure of the if we are doing the right thing or not. What is […]

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OpenStack Summit Hong Kong 2013: Interoperability and collaboration for a stronger OpenStack

Cloud, Server

To paraphrase from Mark Shuttleworth’s keynote at the OpenStack Developer Summit last week in Hong Kong, building clouds is no longer exciting. It’s easy. That’s somewhat of an exaggeration, of course, as clouds are still a big choice for many enterprises, but there is still a lot of truth in Mark’s sentiment. The really interesting […]

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Trademarks, community and criticism

open source

Recently some concerns were expressed by fixubuntu.com, a website focusing on Ubuntu privacy, about a routine trademark enforcement email that Canonical sent. We want to provide some context around this issue. In Ubuntu we cherish an open and diverse discourse, and we welcome differing and challenging views and perspectives; it is the cornerstone of our […]

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Ubuntu 13.10 delivers faster cloud setup and management for scale-out environments

Canonical News, Cloud, Server

Ubuntu Server 13.10 is available from 17th October; first fully supported release of the new OpenStack Havana, with VMWare vSphere integration, faster node installation and a new version of Juju that supports ultra-dense containerised application deployment. Canonical today announced that the next version of Ubuntu for server and cloud environments will be released on 17 […]

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Ubuntu pre-installed and in retail worldwide

Desktop, Partners

In the early days of Ubuntu, it was always a challenge to promote an OS that was so new and little known to the market; we were often asked ‘Ubun what…?”! Over the years, Canonical has grown rapidly, has innovated even faster and the community has spread the word all across the globe. Today, with […]

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Launching new Telco services daily – TADS Summit 2013

Cloud, Server

The telco business has long prided itself on providing dependable services all day every day. Today, dial tones generally survive earthquakes, hurricanes, wars and power cuts and that is testimony to the service quality telcos provide. This high level of service quality runs through a telco’s DNA, which gives their applications the renowned ‘telco-grade’ high […]

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