Canonical Eases OpenStack Deployment on Ubuntu Server
Running stable software often means sacrificing the latest and greatest software features — especially in the open source world, where development cycles tend to be rapid and bleeding edge code is available to anyone who dares run it. If you want to build a cloud infrastructure on Ubuntu, however, you no longer have to choose between stability and features, thanks to a new OpenStack archive from Canonical. Here’s the scoop.
As Mark Baker, Canonical’s Serve Product Manager, noted in a recent blog post, most production environment servers running Ubuntu are based on the longterm support (LTS) releases of the operating system. Those versions, which appear once every two years, have much longer support cycles than the other releases that Ubuntu developers push out twice a year.
But because Canonical generally provides only security and bug fix updates for LTS releases, rather than version upgrades, sticking with LTS means your application stack can become outdated. There are ways around this problem — “backporting” software, using PPA repositories or compiling applications from source — but none of these solutions is as convenient or secure as simply upgrading software to the most recent versions via Ubuntu’s standard repositories.
OpenStack Repositories for Ubuntu Server
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