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Canonical Cloud Chatter: March 2016

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The focus for March has been preparing for our presence at the OpenStack Summit next month. We also announced our collaboration with Tele2 on moving their Network and IT infrastructure to the cloud. As always, you can learn more about Juju, MAAS, LXD and partner ecosystem updates in this month’s newsletter.

Webinar: Discover the Cloud and Scale Out World of Ubuntu on IBM

At our next webinar, Dustin Kirkland will provide use cases and demonstrate advanced tooling that completely simplifies large, complex scale out applications and operations. You’ll learn about the hot workloads in business today and the reason why Ubuntu has been the defacto choice. Finally, see why IBM is a great choice for Ubuntu and how to get immediate access on your existing IBM infrastructure.

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The LXD 2.0 Story

In the ramp up to LXD 2.0, we are featuring a series of twelve blog posts to get you to grips with LXD since the project was launched over 18 months ago. From installation and configuration, to debugging and everything in between – this is a LXD masterclass not to be missed!

Case study: how to spin up services in minutes

Flexwebhosting , one of the largest web hosting providers in the Netherlands, significantly reduced their time to service by choosing BootStack and Juju.

If you want to read all about the latest tips and tricks you can do with Juju and upcoming events in the Juju newsletter.

Renting bare-metal (as as Service) with MAAS

MAAS was created from scratch with one purpose: API-centric bare-metal provisioning. The API-driven aspect of MAAS makes it particularly suited to embedding in wider systems. We are actively working with our integration partners on bringing MAAS into service providers that are keen on delivering bare metal APIs for their end-customers.

MAAS automates all aspects of hardware provisioning, from detecting a racked machine to deploying a running, custom-configured operating system.
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Delivering Cloud Storage using Ubuntu

As storage requirements grow practically unbounded, users need reliable infrastructure to hold their data. Software-defined storage is the only cost-effective way to deliver cloud services that fulfill that demand. The Ubuntu Storage approach provides a variety of software-defined software platforms, each of which brings different features and strengths.

In The News

Tele2, one of Europe’s most innovative telecom operators, recently announced that it will move its Network and IT infrastructure to the cloud, paving the way for future investment and network build out to 5G. By using Canonical’s managed hosting teams and automation tooling Tele2 will accelerate the rollout of NFV, reduce costs and focus internal resources on the creation of new services.

Partner Highlights

The Charm Partner programme welcomed credativ, an independent open source software consultancy, providing a full range of free software services for the private and public sectors. credativ created the Juju charm for OpenERP, and will maintain a number of other open source charms including Django, PostGres and Squid.

Upcoming events

OpenPOWER event

Our team will be at the OpenPOWER Summit in San Jose, booth 1213, from 5-8th April. We will be chairing the ISV Roundtable event and you can watch our keynote on Building OpenPOWER Momentum. We look forward to seeing you there!

OpenStack Summit, Austin

We will be at the OpenStack Summit in Austin from 25-28th April. Visit us at booth A20, where we will be running demos of our newest solutions. We will also be hosting the Ubuntu and OpenStack Talks on Monday from 11.15 am – 3.30 pm in room MR 12 A/B, Level 4. If that’s not enough, you’re invited to join us at the Container Bar during the Community Party, have a free taco at our Food Truck or enter one of our competitions to win some exciting prizes. See you in Austin!

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