Canonical's April 2009 Surprise: More Than Ubuntu 9.04
Feb 19, 2009, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panettieri)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Remember: Ubuntu isn't just a desktop operating system.
Canonical aspires to push Ubuntu onto servers and perhaps even into
corporate data centers. A recent server relationship with
Hewlett-Packard plus an Ubuntu Server Edition research report
reinforce Canonical's ambitions.
"Painting A New Landscape
"For Ubuntu to succeed on a range of corporate and mobile
devices, it needs to be easily managed. Microsoft learned this
lesson in the 1990s, and launched Systems Management Server (SMS)
to assist Windows NT and Windows 95 deployments and management.
"Similarly, Canonical offers Landscape, a SaaS platform and
remote management tool that Canonical plans to more aggressively
promote in 2009, starting with a significant upgrade in April."