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Canonical OpenStack


on 28 October 2014

This article was last updated 8 years ago.

Ubuntu OpenStack – The Canonical OpenStack Distribution is the latest OpenStack offering from Canonical. It is the quickest and easiest way to build an OpenStack cloud in record time. Built on the popular Ubuntu OpenStack reference architecture, and using Canonical’s industry-leading cloud tools Juju and MAAS, The Canonical Distribution will guide you step by step from hardware provisioning to finalising your OpenStack cloud.

The Canonical Distribution is now in public beta with a limited number of options for hypervisors, networking and storage, but as we get closer to v1.0, and as more components are certified in Canonical’s OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL), they will be gradually added as further options. The current release includes 10 physical and 10 virtual machines by default, which should be plenty to build a test OpenStack cloud.

Find out more in the press release or read the factsheet below for an overview of The Canonical Distribution. You can also try it out right away and build a cloud in your lunch hour!


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