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MAAS for the home

By Canonical on 6 March 2018

This article originally appeared on Chris Sanders’ blog MAAS is designed to run in a data center where it expects to have control of DNS and DHCP. The use of an external DHCP server is listed as ‘may work but not supported’ in the…

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Storage Made Easy adds Charm to Canonical’s Juju ecosystem

By Canonical on 15 February 2018

Storage Made Easy (SME) today announced the availability of the Storage Made Easy™ Enterprise File Fabric™ charm through Canonical’s Juju charm store. The store provides access to a wide range of best practice solutions which…

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Monitor your Kubernetes Cluster

By Kevin W Monroe on 16 January 2018

This article originally appeared on Kevin Monroe’s blog Keeping an eye on logs and metrics is a necessary evil for cluster admins. The benefits are clear: metrics help you set reasonable performance goals, while log analysis can…

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Making NTP best practices easy with Juju charms

By Paul Gear on 24 November 2017

NTP: a behind-the-scenes protocol Network Time Protocol is one of those oft-ignored-but-nonetheless-essential subsystems which is largely unknown, except to a select few. Those who know it well generally fall into the following categories:…

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By Canonical on 18 October 2017

This is a guest post by Michael Iatrou, cloud solutions architect at Canonical OpenStack is the dominant solution in the IaaS space, fueled by the need for reliable, scalable and interoperable private cloud infrastructure to accommodate…

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Kubernetes the not so easy way

By Canonical on 12 October 2017

This is a guest blog by Michael Iatrou The simplest method to deploy and operate Kubernetes on Ubuntu is with conjure-up. Whether the substrate is a public cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc) private virtualized environments (VMware) or bare…

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Modeling infrastructure with security and flexibility in mind

By Richard Harding on 13 September 2017

Juju allows the user to model their infrastructure in a clean and simple repeatable way. Often deployments are repeated across different clouds and regions. Sometimes it’s repeated from dev to staging to production. Regardless of the…

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Canonical expands enterprise Kubernetes

By Canonical on 23 August 2017

Canonical supports enterprise Kubernetes on cloud and on-premises Two turnkey consulting packages for rapid deployment Support for Galactic Fog serverless, Rancher container management and Weave Cloud Reference architectures for Kubernetes…

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JAAS & Juju update: Juju GUI 2.8.0

By jeffpihach on 7 August 2017

JAAS has seen 2 minor and 6 patch updates in the last nine weeks. Let’s talk about what’s new as of the 2.8.0 release. Direct Deploy Direct Deploy gets your solutions deployed easier and faster. The feature allows you to create…

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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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Conjure-up dev summary: Week 25

By Adam Stokes on 26 June 2017

With conjure-up 2.2.2 out the door we bring a whole host of improvements! sudo snap install conjure-up --classic…

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Juju 2.2.0 and conjure-up 2.2.0 are here!

By rharding on 15 June 2017

We are excited to announce the release of Juju 2.2.0 and conjure-up 2.2.0! This release greatly enhances memory and CPU utilisation at scale, improves the modelling of networks, and adds support for KVM containers on arm64. Additionally,…