New Landscape Features and Functionality


Landscape is the Ubuntu systems management tool, proven to save time and money when managing Ubuntu deployments at scale. Join this webinar to learn about new features including role-based access control, bare-metal provisioning and its full API, alongside reporting capabilities and other tools to give you total operational awareness. You’ll gain a comprehensive insight into how Landscape’s enterprise systems management and regulatory compliance functionality can help an organisation tame complexity.

Thu, 2012-09-20 16:00

Provisioning at Web Scale with Juju and MAAS


Ubuntu Server is the leading operating system for scale-out deployments, whether web infrastructure, cloud or big data. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS includes new technologies to handle the rapid deployment and management of scale-out infrastructure, so you can focus on scaling your workloads, rather than scaling your sysadmin team. Join Francis Lacoste and Darryl Weaver from the Ubuntu Server team to learn about these new technologies and how they can help you benefit from the same infrastructure as the world's leading web scale companies.

Tue, 2012-09-25 16:00

Speed up Service deployment with Juju


Cloud deployment presents a new set of challenges for many organisations today:

How to rapidly deploy services and systems in response to changing business needs How to manage large numbers of servers and the cloud services that run on them How to control the increasingly interconnected services in an dynamic and even unstable environment

In response to these needs, Canonical - the team behind Ubuntu - developed Juju, a ground-breaking cloud orchestration and management tool.

Thu, 2012-09-13 17:00

What’s new in Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS


Although only two years have passed since its last long-term support (LTS) release, the latest version of Ubuntu Server introduces significant changes, designed to help you deliver new services faster and with more flexibility than ever. Do note that we support the packages in the main repository for every LTS release for five years from launch, so there is no pressure to upgrade from Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS. To help you quickly understand the updates included this time, we have categorised the improvements as follows: cloud and virtualisation; hardware and architecture support; file systems a


Creating the open cloud


Introduction Amid all the hype surrounding the cloud, there has been a growing need for open and proven components that enable any business to benefit from elastic computing. With public cloud services now widely available and OpenStack established as the de facto infrastructure platform, these components are now ready to deploy. This white paper explains how OpenStack and other open cloud tools can be accessed via Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS – and the technical reasons why we think this represents the best route to the cloud. Why open cloud?


Configuring Keystone in OpenStack (Essex)

Keystone is an identity service written in Python that provides a pluggable back end, designed to support various protocols for authentication and authorisation (Basic Auth, OAuth, and OpenID, to give a few examples).
Keystone is an identity service written in Python that provides a pluggable back end, designed to support various protocols for authentication and authorisation (Basic Auth, OAuth, and OpenID, to give a few examples). Simply put, it allows clients to obtain security tokens to access different cloud services. Keystone was spawned from the OpenStack project and is designed to work with the OpenStack API. The following tutorial is a brief walk-through the configuration of Keystone, based on the Essex-4 OpenStack release in Ubuntu 12.04.
Big Data

Ubuntu and Hadoop: the perfect match


In many fields of IT, there are always stand-out technologies. This is definitely the case in the Big Data space, where Hadoop is leading the way. However, without the right technology to underpin it, distributed Hadoop storage and processing environments can become complex to deploy and manage, and expensive to license. Ubuntu is the ideal foundation for Hadoop clusters because it is based on open industry standards, optimised for the cloud, and able to scale with no increments in licensing costs.


Ubuntu: helping drive business insight from Big Data


Today, Big Data isn't just for big companies, and it isn't just happening on the web. In fact more and more organisations in multiple sectors are recognising its enormous value in terms of gaining new competitive insight. In this white paper, we take a brief look at how organisations in a range of sectors are building Big Data into their planning and customer fulfilment strategies. We'll also explore few reasons why Ubuntu has become a dominant operating system in the Big Data space.


Ubuntu Desktop, the alternative OS for the enterprise


Today, 20 million desktops are running Ubuntu, the number one Linux OS – hundreds of thousands of them in large enterprises like yours. Around 35,000 Windows users download Ubuntu every day. Ubuntu Desktop product manager Gary Ekker will explain why.


Introducing Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix - the desktop for the enterprise


Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix is a starting point for large-scale corporate desktop deployments. It is inspired by a review of common changes made by IT departments deploying Ubuntu at scale. The result is a simple base image that can be deployed into your corporate environment or used as a starting point for further customisation.

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