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Ubuntu 9.10: Linux for Business

Oct 29, 2009, 17:18 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"In addition, Steve George, Canonical's director of support and services recently told me that Canonical saw its far from desktop Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud)-compatible UEC (Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud), as being perhaps Ubuntu 9.10's most important feature.

"George emphasized that this wasn't just another-yawn--cloud release. He told me that 'People who have been exploring cloud computing have really only be able to use public clouds. UEC allows companies to build a cloud internally first, and then think about how to make use of public clouds like EC2.'

"Good point. It takes a lot of guts, or perhaps stupidity, to move even a minor enterprise application to the cloud. With UEC, which is built on top of the open-source Eucalyptus Project, you can run an EC2 compatible cloud running Ubuntu Linux servers on just a few servers with dual-core 2.2 GHz processors with virtualization extension (Intel-VT or AMD-V), 4GB RAM and 100 GB hard drive in the back room."

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