Welcome to our November edition. We begin with details on our latest partnership with Docker. Next up, we bring you a co-hosted webinar with PLUMgrid exploring how enterprises can build and manage highly scalable OpenStack clouds. We also have a number of exciting announcements with partners including Microsoft, Cloud Native Computing Forum and Open Telekom Cloud. Take a look at our top blog posts for interesting tutorials and videos. And finally, don’t miss out on our round up of industry news.
A Commercial Partnership With Docker
Docker and Canonical have announced an integrated Commercially Supported (CS) Docker Engine offering on Ubuntu providing Canonical customers with a single path for support of the Ubuntu operating system and CS Docker Engine in enterprise Docker operations.
As part of this agreement Canonical will provide Level 1 and Level 2 technical support for CS DOcker Engine backed by Docker, Inc providing Level 3 support.
Webinar: Secure, scale and simplify your OpenStack deployments
In our latest on-demand webinar, we explore how enterprises and telcos can build and manage highly scalable OpenStack clouds with BootStack, Juju and PLUMgrid. Arturo Suarez, Product Manager for BootStack at Canonical, and Justin Moore, Principal Solutions Architect, at PLUMgrid, discuss common issues users run into when running OpenStack at scale, and how to circumnavigate them using solutions such as BootStack, Juju and PLUMgrid ONS.
In Other News
Microsoft loves Linux. SQL Server Public Preview available on Ubuntu
Canonical announced that the next public release of Microsoft’s SQL Server is now available for Ubuntu. SQL Server on Ubuntu now provides freedom of choice for developers and organisations alike whether you use on premises or in the cloud. With SQL Server on Ubuntu, there are significant cost savings, performance improvements, and the ability to scale & deploy additional storage and compute resources easier without adding more hardware. Learn more
Canonical launches fully managed Kubernetes and joins the CNCF
Canonical recently joined The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), expanding the Canonical Distribution of Kubernetes to include consulting, integration and fully-managed on-prem and on-cloud Kubernetes services. Ubuntu leading the adoption of Linux containers, and Canonical’s definition of a new class of application and new approach to operations, are only some of the key contributions being made. Learn more
Open Telekom Cloud joins Certified Public Cloud
T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, recently launched its own Open Telekom Cloud platform, based on Huawei’s OpenStack and hardware platforms. Canonical and T-Systems have announced their partnership to provide certified Ubuntu images on all LTS versions of Ubuntu to users of their cloud services. Learn more
Top blog posts from Insights
- [Blog] Dirty COW was livepatched in Ubuntu within hours of publication
- [Tutorial] Kubernetes the easy way
- [Tutorial] conjure-up Canonical Kubernetes under LXD today!
- [Blog] Canonical and AWS partner to deliver world-class support in the cloud
Ubuntu Cloud in the news
- Loves spreads, new Microsoft SQL Server now previewed on Ubuntu
- Compute, network and storage: everything else is ‘nonsense’ on OpenStack
- OpenStack punches above its weight
OpenStack & NFV
- Juju Adds Flexibility to NFV Telco Bundle
- Canonical and role of the Telco Cloud in the path to 5G
- OpenStack Revenue Will Top $5B by 2020, Says 451 Research
- Chinese giants give world another SDN and NFV platform
Containers & Storage
- Software-defined storage: The pros and cons, and what is available
- Where to run containers: Bare-metal servers vs. virtual machines
- Containers speed software development, but what are the drawbacks? | #KubeCon
- Kubernetes Founders Create a New Container Company
Big data / Machine Learning / Deep Learning
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