Cloud and server
Cloud and server

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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Stuck Stacks, the 7 year itch and the DevOps dilemma

By Mark Baker on 28 June 2017

  7 years in, where do we go from here? It is 7 years since OpenStack came into being. 7 short years comprised of long days and late nights bringing it all together to the point that global businesses such as Walmart, AT&T and…

Canonical announcements

Introducing Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Extended Security Maintenance)

By Canonical on 14 March 2017

  Canonical announced the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) release almost 5 years ago, on April 26, 2012. As with all LTS releases, Canonical has provided ongoing security patches and bug fixes for a period of 5 years. The Ubuntu…

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Top 10 questions about Ubuntu

By Canonical on 14 December 2012

It’s the end of the year, we met with lots of people from all around the world, at various conferences and events and wherever they were from and whatever their role in IT was, the same questions always seem to come back. So we…


Windows 8 part 2: Licensing complexity

By Canonical on 12 November 2012

Last time we talked about how Windows 8 brings a dramatic shift to user experience. Today we’re going to explore whether businesses can escape the Window’s licensing complexity for a simpler, more cost-effective approach. It comes round…


Top 10 questions about Ubuntu Server

By Canonical on 26 October 2012

What’s different about Ubuntu Server? Is it secure enough to use in my business? Will it work on my hardware? Whether you’ve already deployed Ubuntu in your business or are just starting to consider it, we know that you’re bound to have…


Windows 8 migration? Let’s open the debate

By Canonical on 8 October 2012

It’s the CIO’s nightmare scenario. The chief executive boots up on a Monday morning and spits coffee and pastry as he struggles in vain to find the essential application feature once close to his fingertips. The look and layout of a vital…