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Canonical Offers Cloud Computing Based Virtual DB2 Appliance for Ubuntu

Jul 22, 2010, 17:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Back in 2005, IBM's DB2 database software was among the first major enterprise applications to be certified to run on Ubuntu Linux. Five years later, the partnership is expanding, with IBM's DB2 being packaged by Canonical to run as a virtual appliance instance of Ubuntu running in the cloud.

"The new IBM DB2 appliance partnership comes as Canonical is ramping up its cloud efforts for both public and private clouds.

""Ubuntu has positioned itself to really help enterprises get up and running with the cloud," Neil Levine, vice president of commercial services at Canonical, told InternetNews.com. "This appliance is for enterprises that want to try out the public cloud with their existing applications."

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