Portland, OR- Canonical., the company behind Ubuntu, has always had many user and developer fans. Enterprise business fans though? Not so much. Canonical hopes to change that with today’s, July 21st, launch of a virtual appliance of IBM’s DB2 Express-C software running on the Ubuntu cloud computing platform in private and public cloud configurations. The company also announced that IBM has validated the full version of DB2 software on Ubuntu 10.04.
This is all part of Canonical’s plan to make Ubuntu just as much an enterprise business player as Novell or Red Hat. Quietly Ubuntu has already, according to the company, “become one of the most popular guest operating systems on cloud services like Rackspace and Amazon EC2. Increasingly, it is also eing deployed as the host cloud infrastructure layer by private organizations and ISPs. IBM DB2 Express-C software will be available however Ubuntu is deployed on a cloud.”