Ubuntu Linux Brings IBM DB2 to the cloud
Jul 21, 2010, 22:39 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, has always had
many user and developer fans. Enterprise business fans? Not so
much. Canonical hopes to change that with today's, July 21, launch
of a virtual appliance of IBM's DB2 Express-C software running on
the Ubuntu cloud computing platform, in private and public cloud
configurations. The company also announced that IBM has validated
the full version of DB2 software on Ubuntu 10.04.
"This is all part of Canonical's plan to make Ubuntu just as
much of an enterprise business player as Novell or Red Hat. Quietly
Ubuntu has already, according to the company, "become one of the
most popular guest operating systems on cloud services like
Rackspace and Amazon EC2. Increasingly, it is also being deployed
as the host cloud infrastructure layer by private organizations and
ISPs. IBM DB2 Express-C software will be available however Ubuntu
is deployed on a cloud."