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Open Source Cloud: Amazon EC2 Console Adds Ubuntu Support

Mar 20, 2012, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"While the EC2 news is certainly good for Canonical and its customers ? not to mention the broader group of users and channel partners who would benefit from an increased Ubuntu presence in the IT world writ-large ? it reflects only a fraction of the growth area for Ubuntu in the cloud. EC2 is only part of the cloud equation, and it?s also one where Ubuntu has already made strong inroads.

"Going forward, what would really signal success for Canonical would be greater deployment of Ubuntu within private clouds. This is the front where Canonical has arguably been dumping its greatest share of development resources lately, with strong efforts to enhance OpenStack and related services that will prove most appealing to users interested in building their own clouds."

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