Ubuntu LTS: An Open-Source Server For The Cloud

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Apr 26, 2010

According to IT World, with the official release of Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS, it looks like Canonical is a company that has quietly re-cast itself as a cloud platform builder. The Server edition of Ubuntu has a lot of Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) and Amazon EC2 improvements, and Canonical's new Ubuntu 10.04 LTS version will include a cloud tool-set for enterprise customers.

The Ubuntu 10.04 LTS release will include an attractive enterprise cloud tool-set.

"This notion of Canonical as a cloud company is going to jump out front and center this coming Tuesday, when Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS is officially released. This is the third LTS version of Ubuntu that's been released, which provides five years of official support to end-users, as opposed to the usual 18 months. With this release comes the formal inclusion of a cloud toolset--a toolset that will be very attractive to enterprise customers when coming in an LTS release.

"The attention the Ubuntu community and Canonical are paying on the cloud seems to be paying off: right now some variant of Ubuntu is ranked as numbers 1, 2, and 3 on EC2's most used platform, and recently IDC reported that Ubuntu Server installations have grown from basically nothing to five percent of Linux paid subscriptions in 2009 alone--a phenomenal jump that Asay was very pleased to point out."

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