Ubuntu 9.10: Linux for Business
Oct 29, 2009, 17:18 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]
"In addition, Steve George, Canonical's director of support and
services recently told me that Canonical saw its far from desktop
Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud)-compatible UEC (Ubuntu
Enterprise Cloud), as being perhaps Ubuntu 9.10's most important
"George emphasized that this wasn't just another-yawn--cloud
release. He told me that 'People who have been exploring cloud
computing have really only be able to use public clouds. UEC allows
companies to build a cloud internally first, and then think about
how to make use of public clouds like EC2.'
"Good point. It takes a lot of guts, or perhaps stupidity, to
move even a minor enterprise application to the cloud. With UEC,
which is built on top of the open-source Eucalyptus Project, you
can run an EC2 compatible cloud running Ubuntu Linux servers on
just a few servers with dual-core 2.2 GHz processors with
virtualization extension (Intel-VT or AMD-V), 4GB RAM and 100 GB
hard drive in the back room."