187 posts from 2013

OpenStack Summit Hong Kong 2013: Interoperability and collaboration for a stronger OpenStack

By Mark Baker, 15 November 2013

To paraphrase from Mark Shuttleworth’s keynote at the OpenStack Developer Summit last week in Hong Kong, building clouds is no longer exciting. It’s easy. That’s somewhat of an exaggeration, of course, as clouds are still a …

Interested in MAAS and Juju? Here’s how to try it in a VM

By Canonical, 15 November 2013

The backbone for scale-out workload deployments in Ubuntu, such as big data (Hadoop), cloud (OpenStack), and layered applications is a combination of Metal-as-a-Service (MAAS) and Juju. These exciting open-source projects, offer groundbreaking functionality and just got …

November Brown Bag lunch

By Canonical, 15 November 2013

Some of us in the Design team have been gathering on a monthly basis to have lunch together and share things we find interesting to us. Today, I’d like to share with you the Brown Bag …

Conducting Usability Testing: a case of just following the task script?

By Canonical, 11 November 2013

In the previous post, we talked about how to design effective user testing tasks to evaluate the usability of an interface. This post continues with this topic by highlighting a number of key strategies that you …

App Design Clinic #4

By Canonical, 11 November 2013 App design Clinic #4 focuses on icons, with questions from Stuart Langridge including: guidance on creating app icons (stylistically and in terms of file format and resolution) tips on how to use action icons The …

Trademarks, community and criticism

By Canonical, 8 November 2013

Recently some concerns were expressed by, a website focusing on Ubuntu privacy, about a routine trademark enforcement email that Canonical sent. We want to provide some context around this issue. In Ubuntu we cherish an …

Deploying Web Applications using Juju – (Part 3/3)

By Canonical, 7 November 2013

The goal of this tutorial series is to demonstrate the power of Juju service orchestration for deploying web applications and infrastructure services. Juju is a service orchestration framework that is designed to make it very easy …

A week in San Francisco

By Canonical, 7 November 2013

I recently attended my first cloud sprint meeting held in San Francisco, and it turned out to be a great experience. It’s been 10 years since I last visited, so as well as working hard, it …

Planning a cathedral at the bazaar

By Peter Mahnke, 6 November 2013

So I am stretching the metaphor a bit, but I think it accurately explains my experience of the recent cloud sprint in San Francisco. The week starts with some presentations and talks about where we are …

Canonical keynote: building business value through interoperability

By Canonical, 5 November 2013

Watch Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu, create an entire Ubuntu OpenStack cloud from scratch using building blocks chosen by his live audience at the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong.

Ubuntu OIL announced for broadest set of cloud infrastructure options

By Canonical, 5 November 2013

Today at the OpenStack Design Summit in Hong Kong, we announced the Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab (Ubuntu OIL). The programme will test and validate the interoperability of hardware and software in a purpose-built lab, giving Ubuntu …

Hit the ground running with Ubuntu OpenStack training

By Canonical, 30 October 2013

Canonical was the first company to commercially distribute and support OpenStack, under the Ubuntu Cloud Infrastructure brand. Ubuntu is also the reference operating system for the project. Since 2011, we’ have included the latest version of …