Creating the open cloud



on 4 May 2012

Amid all the hype surrounding the cloud, there has been a growing need for open and proven components that enable any business to benefit from elastic computing. With public cloud services now widely available and OpenStack established as the de facto infrastructure platform, these components are now ready to deploy.

This white paper explains how OpenStack and other open cloud tools can be accessed via Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS — and the technical reasons why we think this represents the best route to the cloud.

  • To find out more about cloud computing with Ubuntu, go to
  • To learn about Ubuntu Advantage, the Canonical support programme that includes Cloud Deck, go to
  • To speak directly to a member of the Canonical team, please call +44 (0)20 763 2471

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