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Canonical releases Ubuntu 16.10

By Canonical on 13 October 2016

Ubuntu 16.10 released with Hybrid Cloud Operations and Unity 8 developer preview, from Canonical MAAS 2.0 delivers robust, highly-available IPAM and bare-metal provisioning Hybrid cloud operations with Juju 2.0 Developer preview of Unity 8…

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Ubuntu OpenStack is available today on all IBM servers

By Canonical on 19 September 2016

IBM and Canonical expand Hybrid Cloud Alliance as Ubuntu OpenStack is available today on all IBM servers Ubuntu OpenStack support included with Canonical’s Ubuntu Advantage enterprise-grade support offering. Ubuntu OpenStack is the only…

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Big data gets super-fast with Ubuntu on Bigstep Metal Cloud

By Canonical on 14 September 2016

Bigstep gains Ubuntu Public Cloud certification Ubuntu Server images are optimized for performance, security, dependability on Bigstep Metal Cloud, with enterprise security updates Ubuntu Advantage support available through the Bigstep…

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Canonical certifies big software solutions at Facebook’s new lab

By Canonical on 30 August 2016

Written by David Duffey, Director of Technical Partnerships for Canonical’s cloud division Today at the OCP Technology Day, Facebook announced the grand opening of its new hardware lab space in Menlo Park to validate and certify…


25 Linux devices to celebrate 25 years of Linux

By Amrisha Prashar on 25 August 2016

Happy 25th birthday Linux. It’s a monumental milestone! Over the years Canonical has been working on putting Linux in the hands of millions of people and worked with various hardware vendors to release over 1000 models of Linux…

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25 years on and Linux is still going strong

By Jane Silber on 25 August 2016

I embarked on the Linux journey in 2004 when I joined the newly founded Canonical and its not-yet-named Ubuntu team. I knew there was incredible opportunity around Linux but even then it wasn’t clear how pervasive Linux would become in all…

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QTS and Canonical unveil private, fully managed OpenStack cloud

By Canonical on 22 August 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS, and LONDON, U.K. (August 22, 2016) – Responding to increasing demand for flexible, open source and cost-predictable cloud solutions, QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) and Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu, the…

Cloud and server

Etisalat partners with Canonical to Deploy NFV Telco Infrastructure

By Canonical on 13 July 2016

Etisalat, the Middle East’s leading telecoms provider announced today (download PDF) that it has built and launched its first live Network Function Virtualization telco cloud in Abu Dhabi. The NFV-based telco infrastructure has been built…

Internet of Things

Ubuntu Core sees the light on NXP/Freescale i.MX 6 and HiKey

By Thibaut Rouffineau on 16 May 2016

This week the worlds of open source and embedded development are all gathering in Austin for OSCON and the NXP FTF. This is the opportunity for Canonical to showcase the progresses done with Ubuntu Core, a slimmed down version of Ubuntu…

Cloud and server

Security confinement in Ubuntu Core

By Gustavo Niemeyer on 4 May 2016

As much anticipated, the recent release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS included integrated support for snaps on classic Ubuntu. The snap format is part of Ubuntu Core, a modern software platform that includes the ability to define rich interfaces…

Internet of Things

Flying mobile base stations are coming to the UK

By Maarten Ectors on 26 April 2016

EE, the largest mobile operator in the UK and now part of BT, just announced a collaboration with Lime Micro, a leader in the next big phase of open source mobile network technology, and Canonical (Ubuntu) to ensure the UK gets better…


Adding snaps for secure, transactional packages in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

By Olli Ries on 13 April 2016

The development of the Ubuntu phone platform and its expansion to IoT and devices has challenged us to solve real problems in security and reliability. These challenges apply equally to desktop and server systems and are a source of…