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Linux on the Cloud: The Ubuntu Way

Dec 23, 2010, 03:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has always had many enthusiastic user and developer fans. It's a different story within the enterprise. Canonical has been trying to improve its business reputation though in both the server and cloud spaces. In particular, according to Neil Levine, Canonical's VP of Commercial Services, Canonical has been working hard to bring Ubuntu's well-known ease of use on the desktop to cloud deployments.

"A recent xample of this was Canonical and IBM's launch of a virtual appliance of IBM's DB2 Express-C database management system. This virtual application can run on the Ubuntu cloud computing platform, in private and public cloud configurations.

"DB2 Express-C is IBM's free community edition of DB2 software. Small businesses and multi-branch companies, as well as developers, can use it as their DBMS platform. DB2 Express-C has all of DB2's core features and can be used to power in-house DBMS applications, Web 2.0, and SOA-based solutions."

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