Ubuntu: the centre of the cloud ecosystem

Wherever you look in the cloud, you’ll see Ubuntu. It’s integral to public clouds, Platform as a Service, OpenStack and much more, so it’s no surprise that the community, developers and ISVs all default to Ubuntu. To help you navigate the cloud ecosystem, Canonical has partnered with the very best software and solutions companies.

Ubuntu and OpenStack

Ubuntu has been involved in OpenStack since the beginning, and it’s the most popular choice for production OpenStack clouds around the world. Since OpenStack became part of Ubuntu in October 2010, the two have evolved into a fully manageable and supportable OpenStack platform. To deploy, manage and scale Ubuntu OpenStack, we have a set of tools:

  • MAAS — bare-metal provisioning, quickly turns your hardware environment into a cloud
  • Juju — service orchestration, the fastest way to deploy OpenStack on Ubuntu
  • Landscape — systems management, for sophisticated security, audit and compliance control

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What makes up Ubuntu OpenStack? And how do all the parts fit together?


Ubuntu OpenStack interoperability lab

The Ubuntu Openstack ecosystem is growing fast. But as the options grow so does the task of ensuring interoperability between all the components. At Canonical we developed a sophisticated test and integration process to ensure we could offer each release of OpenStack integrated with Ubuntu Server. We’ve now opened it into a lab dedicated to integrating components and testing their interoperability.

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Ubuntu OpenStack partners

Canonical works with partners to develop and extend key Ubuntu OpenStack components.

Inktank is committed to supporting the adoption of Ceph, an open-source project with the potential to transform the storage industry. The technology was created to help organisations decrease storage costs and increase operational flexibility by freeing them from restrictive and expensive proprietary systems. Ceph Storage is supported within Ubuntu Advantage.

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VMware is the global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, delivering customer-proven solutions that accelerate IT by reducing complexity. Through close collaboration with Canonical, VMware has contributed plugins to the OpenStack project that guarantee the Ubuntu distribution of Openstack will recognise and work with virtual machines running under VMware’s vSphere management environment and Nicira Network Virtualisation Platform.

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Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud partners

IBM has helped thousands of clients adopt cloud models and manages millions of cloud-based transactions every day. IBM assists clients in areas as diverse as banking, communications, healthcare and government to build their own clouds or securely tap into IBM cloud-based business and infrastructure services. IBM is unique in bringing together key cloud technologies, deep process knowledge, a broad portfolio of cloud solutions, and a network of global delivery centers.

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Joyent is the high-performance cloud infrastructure and data analytics company. The Joyent Cloud is built from the ground up to meet the requirements of today’s demanding real-time web and mobile applications. The Joyent Manta Storage Service is the first compute-on-storage innovation that eliminates data movement and enables inexpensive, lightning fast big data analysis in-place, transforming the economics and utility of object storage and real-time big data.

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Windows Azure enables customers to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. As a result of a close technical partnership between Microsoft and Canonical, Ubuntu on Windows Azure has been fully certified, tested and optimised for excellent performance and reliability.

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HP Cloud Application PaaS is a public cloud compute and storage solution that delivers secure, scalable, and reliable capacity on demand. HP Cloud Application PaaS provides scalability and failover management capabilities to scale your application in the HP Cloud.

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