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Seeing the cloud through Ubuntu-colored glasses

What do 3,000 or so Ubuntu server and cloud users have to say about the cloud that you might care about? A lot. Besides having its own cloud offering, Ubuntu OpenStack, Ubuntu is the most popular operating system by more than two to one on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). In other words, Ubuntu […]

Drag-and-Drop Cloud Orchestration with Ubuntu Juju

Canonical, the Ubuntu Linux and Juju Development/Operations (DevOps) program parent company, is turning Juju into a tool that makes setting clouds up  a drag-and-drop operation.

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The most popular cloud operating system is…

OK, if you know anything about the cloud, you’re going to say the most popular cloud operating system is Linux. With the exception of Microsoft Azure with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012, the most popular client operating system family on clouds is indeed Linux. But, can you guess what seems to be the […]

OpenStack’s top operating system: Ubuntu Linux

While digging into the last OpenStack User Survey, I found that Ubuntu Linux was the most popular OpenStack operating system.

No matter if users had dozens, or thousands, of CPU cores in their cloud, most preferrred Ubuntu. It was followed by the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) clone CentOS, which is now part of the […]

Shuttleworth says Ubuntu is sticking with MySQL

Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and its parent company, Canonical, said on Google+ that Ubuntu 14.04 would include MySQL 5.6. I asked Shuttleworth why he wasn’t using such MySQL forks as MariaDB. Shuttleworth answered, “We’ll be happy to include solid code from MySQL forks as they mature. Percona, SkySQL, MariaDB are all interesting and would be […]