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CloudSigma joins Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud


on 15 October 2014

Canonical is delighted to welcome CloudSigma as its newest Certified Public Cloud partner. CloudSigma now offers fully optimised and supported Ubuntu Server images, including the latest Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. CloudSigma will also offer enterprise grade management, monitoring and commercial support direct from Canonical.

As part of the partnership, Canonical has validated and optimised Ubuntu Server guest images for CloudSigma’s public cloud platform. Customers benefit from frequent image refreshing, ensuring new instances are secure from the start. A local mirror of the Ubuntu archive will deliver a lightning-fast experience for software installation and patching.

CloudSigma is widely regarded as one of the most innovative cloud service providers in Europe, and is now expanding to four locations in the US. With a truly flexible IaaS instance architecture, delivering broad choice to customers, from compute, to storage and networking resources.

CloudSigma’s Viktor Petersson, VP of business development, says, “We’re really excited to join forces with Canonical. CloudSigma users can now enjoy Ubuntu images that are uniquely designed and developed by Canonical for the CloudSigma platform.”

With regions in the US (Washington DC, San Jose, Miami and Honolulu) and Europe (Zurich), CloudSigma lets users deploy and scale workloads where they need them, with exactly the resources they want.

With a slick web UI that is easily the most flexible I have used, and a complete API providing access to all functionality, CloudSigma really lets users access the fine-grained details of the hypervisor resource configuration and setup. I was able to tune the GHz speed of my virtual CPUs, choose the number of cores, allocate the amount of RAM ideal for my workload and, among the details, the interface even offered me access to the major and minor device numbers of the storage mount.

With fast provisioning times under 10 seconds, a strong user base in the financial, research and media sectors, and billing matching users’ exact resource needs, CloudSigma cuts a unique profile for both service providers and developers looking for server-side backing for their SaaS.

CloudSigma’s Robert Jenkins, Co-Founder and CEO, says, “Our aim is to provide users with the flexibility they have in dedicated, private environments. Customer-defined computing puts customers in control and lets them create a nuanced, advanced infrastructure deployment that fits their vision, meets their performance needs and charges them for their exact resource needs and nothing more.”

The partnership with CloudSigma reflects Ubuntu Server’s continued momentum as a platform for developers and the enterprise in public cloud environments.  Ubuntu has a sustained track record as the most popular guest operating system in the world’s major public clouds, with around 70% of workloads running on Ubuntu thanks to its security, versatility and a policy of regular updates. Featuring full Cloudinit integration, CloudSigma now offers its users the industry standard for first-boot initialisation in the cloud. Pioneered and maintained by Canonical, it has been adopted by all top-tier Linux distributions and major service providers.

If you want to see a cloud that lets you peek under the hood and adjust as many hypervisor tunables or define a storage topology as you would running your own datacenter, check out Ubuntu Server on CloudSigma at You can test-run without creating an account, and the boot times are measured in seconds.



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