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Ubuntu in the wild – 22nd of June

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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?

Ubuntu in the wild

Containers at the edge

Containers are being adopted more and more widely by enterprises across both hybrid and multi-cloud structures. However, a recent poll showed that only 10% of respondents had deployed containers directly at the edge. What is the reason behind this gap? And why companies should care about container deployment at the edge? Valentin Viennot, Product Manager at Canonical, presents the main obstacles to container adoption at the edge, and how companies can overcome them.

Read more on that here!

Ubuntu Pro for Google Cloud

Canonical and Google Cloud launched Ubuntu Pro on Google Cloud, a premium version of Ubuntu focusing on enterprise and production use available to all Google Cloud users. As June Yang, General Manager for Google Cloud at Google puts it, “the availability of Ubuntu Pro on Google Cloud will offer our enterprise customers the additional security and compliance services needed for their mission-critical workloads.”

Read more on that here!

AI in data centers

It is no secret, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has lots of potential. In data centers, companies like Google and Alibaba Cloud are using AI to save energy and power predictive maintenance. But is it only accessible to the big players? This article explores the challenges of implementing AI in data centers at scale from small to large enterprises.

Read more on that here!

Canonical is a Docker Verified Publisher

Most companies use existing application images for their containerized applications. It is not necessarily a bad thing unless these images come from untrustworthy sources. The thing is, a lot of images available on Docker Hub aren’t up to standard for enterprise use. This is why Docker created the Docker Verified Publisher program. With over 200 publishers, including Canonical, Docker Verified Publisher offers access to a trusted version of Docker Hub that provides access to secure and reliable application images.

Read more on that here!

Build your MySQL skills

Looking to build your MySQL skills? Ars Technica published a tutorial on how to install and manage a MySQL server using Ubuntu.

Read more on that here! 

Bonus: Building a multi-cloud infrastructure with Ubuntu and Kubernetes

For our Italian speakers, here is the recording of the webinar “Building a multi-cloud infrastructure with Ubuntu and Kubernetes” on the GARR channel. On the agenda is a discussion around the challenges related to scalability and how OpenStack, Kubernetes and Kubeflow can help with price/performance optimization.

Watch it here!

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