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Get Ready For Multi-Cloud!

By Canonical on 2 December 2017

The future of cloud infrastructure will have organisations using combinations of OpenStack, Containers, public cloud, and VMware to deliver applications. In this session Mark Baker will highlight the best Multi-Cloud practises learned in…

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How modelling helps you avoid getting a stuck OpenStack

By Mark Baker on 18 July 2017

Lego model of an Airbus A380-800. Airbus run OpenStack A “StuckStack” is a deployment of OpenStack that usually, for technical but sometimes business reasons, is unable to be upgraded without significant disruption, time and…

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Customising MAAS installs

By Canonical on 2 June 2017

by Matt Jarvis, Consulting Architect at Canonical Canonical’s MAAS is a bare metal provisioning and lifecycle management system. In this post, we’ll look at customising installs provisioned by MAAS to enable site specific configuration.…

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Bare metal server provisioning is evolving the HPC market

By Canonical on 27 March 2017

  In the early days of High Performance Computing (HPC), ‘Big Data’ was just called ‘Data’ and organizations spent millions of dollars to buy mainframes or large data processing/warehousing systems just to gain incremental…

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Video tutorial: learn how to install MAAS

By Alexia Emmanoulopoulou on 27 March 2017

This short video offers step-by-step instructions on how to install MAAS (Metal as a Service) to your machine. Before you start you’ll need: One small server for MAAS and at least one server which can be managed with a BMC. It is…

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Deploying Kubernetes on AWS, GCE and bare metal

By Jorge O. Castro on 2 March 2017

As part of of the weekly Kubernetes Community meeting Marco Ceppi deploys a fully functional Kubernetes cluster on AWS, GCE, and bare metal. If you’re interested in bare metal Kubernetes, we invite you to join us and other…

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Bare metal server provisioning series: the economics of automation

By Canonical on 2 March 2017

This is the first in a series of blogs posts discussing the value of bare metal server provisioning and the economics it can bring to businesses. The server industry is becoming more and more automated. Robots are helping to deploy servers…

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Webinar: Get cloud-ready servers in minutes with MAAS

By Canonical on 22 February 2017

Learn how to take full advantage of existing hardware investments by maximising hardware efficiency. This live webinar was broadcasted on Wednesday 15th Mach 2017. Watch it on-demand now. Data center operators are quickly becoming more…

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Installing a DIY bare metal GPU cluster for Kubernetes

By Samuel Cozannet on 30 January 2017

I don’t know if you have ever seen one of the Orange Boxes from Canonical These are really sleek machines. They contain 10 Intel NUCs, plus an 11th one for the management. They are used as a demonstration tool for big software stacks such…

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What IT pros need to know about server provisioning

By Canonical on 23 January 2017

Big Software, IoT and Big Data are changing how organisations are architecting, deploying, and managing their infrastructure. Traditional models are being challenged and replaced by software solutions that are deployed across many…

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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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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…