Welcome to our October edition. We begin with details on our latest release, version 16.10. Next up, we bring you a webinar exploring how to manage diverse workloads with Juju, followed by our new live kernel patching feature. We also have a number of exciting announcements with partners including DataART and ARM. If you are in western Europe, stop by one of IDC’s Enterprise Open Source Roadshows to get an up close look at model driven operations with Juju. And finally, don’t miss out on our round up of industry news.
Canonical releases Ubuntu 16.10
Ubuntu released version 16.10 with hybrid cloud operations, bare-metal cloud performance, the ability to lift-and-shift 80% of Linux VMs to machine containers, Kubernetes for world-leading process-container coordination, full container support in OpenStack, and telco-grade networking latency enhancements. Learn more
Webinar: Managing diverse workloads with Juju
In this webinar we explore the common challenges organisations face in deploying and managing Windows workloads at scale on OpenStack. We look at how Windows Charms can integrate seamlessly with existing Juju Charms to provide a powerful way to reduce workload deployments from days to minutes on both bare metal and public or private clouds. We also cover the benefits of Microsoft on OpenStack, Hyper-V integration and Microsoft’s support of Hyper-V in OpenStack.
Live kernel patching for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS goes live
Canonical announced the availability of a new service for Ubuntu which any user can enable on their current installations – the Canonical Livepatch Service. This new live kernel patching service can be used on any Ubuntu 16.04 LTS system to minimise unplanned downtime and maintain the highest levels of security. Learn more
DataArt to deploy Juju for Big Software collaboration
Canonical and DataArt announced that DataArt will use Juju for the model and management of “Big Software” implementations such as Network Function Virtualization (NFV) solutions for Telcos and Enterprise. Read more
Canonical and ARM collaborate on OpenStack
Canonical and ARM, the industry’s leading semiconductor IP company, announced that Ubuntu OpenStack and Ceph are now commercially available and supported on processors and servers based on 64-bit ARM® v8-A architecture. Read more
Carleton University creates research cloud with Ubuntu OpenStack and IBM
Canonical announced it has completed work with Carleton University in Ottawa to create a campus Research Cloud on IBM Power servers. The cloud will provide centralized computational resources to researchers on campus as well as supporting innovative and cutting-edge projects. Researchers can now use the cloud to develop new applications or to access commercial software. Learn more
Canonical takes part in Microsoft and IDC’s Enterprise Open Source Roadshow
Canonical will be demonstrating how to apply model driven operations to address the current phase change in software operations at the Enterprise Open Source Roadshow, taking place in a number of western European countries this autumn and winter. The roadshow will showcase a number of Open Source technologies that are driving change in the software-defined datacentre. Learn more
Top blog posts from Insights
- [Blog] Software defined networking is critical in Big Software
- [Blog] Juju GUI 2.2.0 released
- [Whitepaper] Big Software has arrived
- [Infographic] Ubuntu Advantage explained
- [Blog] Managing your physical infrastructure from the top of rack switch
Ubuntu Cloud in the news
- Ubuntu 16.10: The Linux for the cloud and containers arrive
- Canonical brings Ubuntu OpenStack Ceph to arm based servers
- Ubuntu’s new take on Kubernetes
- Celebrating 12 years-of ubuntu
- DataArt to deploy Juju for “Big Software” collaboration and faster project delivery
OpenStack & NFV
- Vodafone champions Open API’s & Platform business models for SDN, NFV & Cloud services with Huawei
- OpenStack Foundation welcome four new members from China and Europe
- Where OpenStack cloud is today and where it’s tomorrow
- What are the top NFV risks for carriers?
- The rise of SDN and NFV
Containers & Storage
- How to install Docker on Ubuntu 16.04
- Is Hadoop’s position as the king of big data storage under threat?
- Inadequate storage tools hold back container deployment
Big data / Machine Learning / Deep Learning
- New IBM Watson data platform puts Machine Learning into the hands of everyone
- Machine learning: tackling the ‘big’ in Big Data
- Stripe launches machine learning-based fraud detection product
- Microsoft wants to bring machine learning into the mainstream
- Machine learning versus AI: What’s the difference?
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