Ubuntu in the wild – 13th of April 2021

The Ubuntu in the wild blog post ropes in the latest highlights about Ubuntu and Canonical around the world on a bi-weekly basis. It is a summary of all the things that made us feel proud to be part of this journey. What do you think of it?

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UX Design vs Security

Tom Canning, VP of IoT at Canonical, explores the delicate balance between great user experience and secure applications. The two are usually pitted against each other, but is it really justified? And what if open source could help reconcile them?  

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The reality of enterprise cloud adoption

How quickly are companies really adopting cloud? While you may think it is a question with an easy answer, the reality is a bit more complicated. Even if cloud computing is more and more common in enterprise IT, a lot of companies are still quite early in the cloud adoption cycle. Nicholas Dimotakis, VP, Worldwide Field Engineering at Canonical explores the reasons behind this surprising observation.

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Building the future of Ubuntu on Windows

Canonical recently released the Ubuntu on Windows Community Preview, a special build of its OS for WSL 2. The goal is to provide a space for the community to collectively shape the future of Ubuntu on WSL, experimenting with new features and functionality in a sandbox environment. 

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ROS Extended Security Maintenance

Great news for the robotics community: Open Robotics and Canonical announced a partnership around extended security maintenance (ESM) and enterprise support for the Robot Operating System (ROS). This will make it easy to access a hardened and long-term supported ROS system for robots,  with a single contact point for enterprise support.

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Kubernetes 1.21: Full enterprise support

Earlier this week, Canonical announced full enterprise support for Kubernetes 1.21, covering Charmed Kubernetes, MicroK8s, and kubeadm. The goal is to remove complexity around Kubernetes operations from cloud to edge.

Read more on that here!

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What is Kubernetes?

Kubernetes, or K8s for short, is an open source platform pioneered by Google, which started as a simple container orchestration tool but has grown into a platform for deploying, monitoring and managing apps and services across clouds.

Learn more about Kubernetes ›

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