Topic: open source

Cloud Model Checklist

Cloud, open source

You have critical decisions ahead as you take your first steps into cloud computing. One of them will be whether to build a private cloud infrastructure in your own data centre, make use of one of the public cloud services offered by vendors like Amazon, Rackspace and HP, or combine the two in a ‘hybrid […]

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Catch the cloud with OpenStack webinars

Canonical News, Cloud, open source

OpenStack, your foundation for Cloud computing 14 November 2012 at 4pm GMT   The open cloud, based on OpenStack, is fast becoming one of the most popular cloud platforms. OpenStack delivers open standards, modularity and scalability, and avoids vendor lock-in. Join this webinar to find out why OpenStack is surging ahead, learn about the OpenStack […]

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Introducing Ubuntu Web Apps: setting the web free of the browser

Canonical News, Desktop, open source

These days, we spend more time online – working with docs, email, music and occasionally even accessing social media. But, our online and desktop experiences have been disjointed. We give applications the full run of our desktops, where they have their own icons and windows, but we trap the whole Internet inside one overworked application, […]

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An update on Ubuntu and Secure Boot

Desktop, open source

In October 2011, Canonical discussed our activities and recommendations related to Secure Boot, including recommendations for OEMs. Since that time, we have continued to consult industry partners, the technical community and users on the topic. Today’s post provides an update on how Ubuntu will implement Secure Boot for 12.10. The Secure Boot portion of the […]

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Make your voice heard in the open standards debate

open source

If you’re a keen follower of all things open source, you might already know about the UK Government’s consultation on open software standards. In short, the Government wants to reduce its IT costs and improve interoperability across all its departments and agencies; sensible aims, indeed. It is therefore considering making the adoption of open standards […]

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Ubuntu User Surveys 2012 – Part 4 and Final

Desktop, open source

I wanted to know what the reasons were for people choosing Ubuntu. After all there are other better-known choices out there. For the respondents across all three surveys, open source stood out as the key attribute, true whatever the age of the respondents and whenever they adopted Ubuntu. Curiosity was almost equally as important, and […]

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World Hosting Day Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution with Ubuntu

Cloud, open source, Server

At World Hosting Day in Germany today, Dell announced its partnering with Canonical to deliver and support Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution with Ubuntu in the UK, Germany and China. This is a great opportunity for enterprise customers who want to deploy their own private clouds with the same features and capabilities as public clouds. So whether […]

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VMware View Tech Preview now available in the Ubuntu Software Centre

Desktop, open source

The ‘VMware View Client Tech’ Preview for Linux is now available through the Ubuntu Software Centre. This reinforces the great work done by ecosystem partners in making their latest and greatest technology available on Ubuntu. New devices are proliferating across all industries, with the Education sector being particularly strong. Ubuntu is the natural choice within […]

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Learn more about Juju – Join Mark Shuttleworth Thursday 8th December at 3pm GMT

Cloud, open source, Server

Juju is Devops Distilled Cloud deployment is different. It involves tighter devops handovers, the ability to scale services both up and down, and hybrid cloud computing: moving services between your private cloud and multiple public cloud providers. Accelerated provisioning through IAAS has put the spotlight on friction in the deployment, configuration and management of services. This […]

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Canonical joins the OpenStack community

Canonical News, Cloud, open source, Server

OpenStack today have made a number of announcements about the Bexar release of their cloud stack and we were delighted to be able to confirm its inclusion in the repositories for Ubuntu 11.04 as well as officially joining the community. We have been engaged with the OpenStack community informally for some time. Some Canonical alumni […]

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