“One of the key drivers for HP certifying Ubuntu 12.04 on HP
server hardware is the cloud and, more specifically,
OpenStack-based clouds. Both Canonical and HP are platinum members
of the OpenStack project and both are basing their cloud
initiatives on the open source cloud platform. HP’s new cloud
offering is in fact currently running OpenStack on top of
Though enterprises have been running Ubuntu on top of HP
hardware for years in some cases, certification does matter.