Build You Own Cloud with Open-Source Ubuntu Enterprise

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted May 10, 2010

For corporations looking to build a private cloud, the newest version of Ubuntu Linux 10.04 includes a feature set called Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud. According to this SF Gate review, Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud can be deployed on internal hardware to run job/batch applications.

Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud is integrated with the open-source Eucalyptus private cloud platform.

"Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud provides internal cloud control methods that closely mime what can be done on Amazon's public cloud infrastructure. Its tools can be used to process recurring jobs or one-shot distributed applications, like DNA analysis, video rendering, or database table reformatting/reindexing.

"Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud uses the open source kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) platform to host virtual machines that run on the backend nodes. This is important because there are extra Eucalyptus-provided images that include both the KVM and Xen kernels, but you must use the KVM ones if you're important them into Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud.

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