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Linux on the Cloud: The Ubuntu Way

Aug 26, 2010, 23:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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

"Ubuntu Linux is best known as the most popular desktop Linux distribution, but it's developing a reputation as the easiest Linux for enterprises to deploy on the cloud.

"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.

"The latest example 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."

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