Canonical Expands Ubuntu Linux Landscape
Aug 04, 2009, 20:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to smk for this link.
"The Canonical Landscape Ubuntu systems management
server is now moving in from the cloud with a new dedicated,
on-site offering. Previously, the Landscape service was only
available as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), cloud-based model. The
new Landscape Dedicated Server expands the commercial support
offerings available for Ubuntu Linux as Canonical ramps up its
efforts to gain market share against rivals.
""Canonical's Landscape Dedicated Server is a software appliance
that is installed on the users' hardware. Updates will be made
available by download on an as-needed basis when major
kernel/security patches become available," Ken Drachnik, Landscape
manager at Canonical, told InternetNews.com. "Of course, this
points out one of the major differences between the Hosted edition
and Dedicated edition -- users will need to provide hardware and a
trained resource to manage Landscape on-site.""