Linux on the Cloud: The Ubuntu Way
Aug 26, 2010, 23:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"Ubuntu Linux is best known as the most popular desktop
Linux distribution, but it's developing a reputation as the easiest
Linux for enterprises to deploy on the cloud.
"Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, has always had many
enthusiastic user and developer fans. It's a different story within
the enterprise. Canonical has been trying to improve its business
reputation though in both the server and cloud spaces. In
particular, according to Neil Levine, Canonical's VP of Commercial
Services, Canonical has been working hard to bring Ubuntu's
well-known ease of use on the desktop to cloud deployments.
"The latest example of this was Canonical and IBM's launch of a
virtual appliance of IBM's DB2 Express-C database management
system. This virtual application can run on the Ubuntu cloud
computing platform, in private and public cloud