Ubuntu: Really a Cloud Operating System?
Mar 10, 2011, 13:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Tozzi)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to The
VAR Guy for this link. ]
"We knew Ubuntu was "Linux for human beings." Aiming to
catch the current cloud computing wave, Canonical has now also
officially deemed Ubuntu as "the cloud OS." But what exactly does
the claim mean to cloud services providers (CSPs) and potential
Ubuntu channel partners?
"It's no secret that Canonical's been pushing Ubuntu's
cloud-centric features hard in recent months. We've written
frequently here about new tools, like cloud-init, that give Ubuntu
a leg up vis-à-vis other distributions in the cloud niche,
as well as development trends that place the cloud at the center of
the longterm vision for Ubuntu Server Edition."