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Cloud Magic – See the Juju Demo on IBM POWER8

By John Dolen on 13 August 2014

IBM recently posted “Cloud Magic! Ubuntu on IBM Power Systems with POWER8”, a video clip of the very first live demo of Ubuntu on POWER8 (with Little Endian mode). Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and Canonical, provided this demo…

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Ubuntu highlighted in IBM Systems Magazine

By Canonical on 4 July 2014

IBM Systems Magazine caught up with us recently, for a discussion regarding Linux on Power – today, and heading into the future. As you may have seen from recent blogs and announcements, IBM and Canonical announced Ubuntu support for…

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HP Publishes OpenStack on Ubuntu Reference Architecture

By John Zannos on 1 July 2014

Just in time for the recent HP Discover event, engineers from HP and Canonical published a technical white paper titled: HP Reference Architecture for OpenStack on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This white paper provides the information HP clients need…

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Ubuntu and POWER8: the best of both worlds

By Canonical on 13 June 2014

Last month at IBM Impact we were privileged to showcase the work we’ve been doing to bring Ubuntu to the new POWER8 platform. The wait is finally over, and IBM POWER machines are now available to the general public. So what does this mean…

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Deploying OpenStack all day long: The maths behind the magic.

By Canonical on 2 June 2014

Reflecting on my team’s experience at the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, it was a lot of fun and truly inspiring. Once again Canonical’s presence at the OpenStack Summit was driven by doing things “for real”. Whether it’s in Mark…

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Ubuntu Cloud documentation – 14.04 LTS

By Canonical on 21 May 2014

This article is out of date. Please visit for up-to-date instructions on installing OpenStack. Deploying production grade OpenStack with MAAS, Juju and Landscape This documentation has been created to describe best…

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Cloudbase Solutions partnership

By Dustin Kirkland on 20 May 2014

We are happy to announce a partnership with Cloudbase Solutions for bringing Windows support in Juju and MaaS. During the keynote of the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta we presented OpenStack integration with Hyper-V as well as Active…

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Ubuntu announcements from the Atlanta OpenStack Summit

By Dustin Kirkland on 13 May 2014

Atlanta, Tuesday May 13th 2014 Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and Canonical, made several announcements on stage at the OpenStack Summit today. The themes of the Summit so far have been set by the SuperUsers – users of…

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Ubuntu scale out and cloud partner ecosystem expands with IBM POWER8

By John Zannos on 28 April 2014

Public and private cloud adoption has continued to grow, and Canonical has been at the forefront, focusing on scale out and cloud architectures. We have built Ubuntu, Ubuntu OpenStack and Juju to be optimised for cloud and scale out. We…

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Canonical/Ubuntu enables instant NFV

By Canonical on 14 February 2014

Mobile World Congress (MWC) taking place in Barcelona next week is arguably the biggest event in the Telco and Operator calendar attracting upwards of 72,000 visitors. It is renowned as the venue where the leading vendors launch new…

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Top 10 questions about MAAS

By Canonical on 29 August 2013

This FAQ summarises the most important things you need to know about MAAS (metal-as-a-service). It covers what MAAS is, how it works with other Ubuntu cloud tools, what you can do with it, and how it makes turning your hardware into a…

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“Metal as a Service” provisioning tool from Canonical in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS beta

By Canonical on 4 April 2012

MAAS enables system administrators to provision hyperscale deployments of physical servers, bringing cloud-like semantics for on-demand capacity to the physical server provisioning process. MAAS is designed for horizontally scaled…