Another successful Developer Hackathon in China

The second in a series of Chinese developer hackathons took place last weekend (22nd and 23rd August) in Shenzhen. Once again there was an overwhelming positive response, with over 170 people signing up online for the pre-hackathon and 30 people turning up onsite. This developer hackathon unlike the prior one in Beijing not only focused […]

Winners crowned in the China Mobile & Ubuntu developer contest

Just recently the ‘’And your Dream come true’’ Innovation contest, launched by China Mobile and Canonical, drew to a close. The competition attracted both Ubuntu enthusiasts and developers nationwide, affording them the opportunity to help fast-track the new Ubuntu mobile ecosystem. This contest has provided a creative platform for young developers to flourish and pave the […]

Deploying a Juju Cluster on Brightbox Cloud

Juju is described as a state-of-the-art, open source, universal model for service oriented architecture and service oriented deployments. It takes the configuration scripts written in other tools and wraps them into a charm which can be deployed either with the Juju CLI tool or its GUI interface. And it’s really easy to run up a […]

AppFormix newest member of Charm Partner Programme

Canonical is excited to announce that AppFormix has joined the Charm Partner Programme. Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju; enabling instant workload deployment, integration, and scaling at the click of a button. Juju makes it easy to deliver complete solutions in minutes, on virtually any public or private […]

Guests in Ubuntu OpenStack: ODS Vancouver

A key theme of IaaS is that Guests are what makes the compute part of IaaS interesting. And, as Dustin Kirkland suggests in his OpenStack Summit keynote, “It’s a variety of guests that keep it interesting” – like any decent party. We want to go to a party that has all sorts of crazy guests; […]

7iSolutions joins Charm Partner Programme

Canonical is excited to announce that 7iSolutions has joined the Charm Partner Programme. Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme helps solution providers make best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju; enabling instant workload deployment, integration, and scaling at the click of a button. Juju makes it easy to deliver complete solutions in minutes, on virtually any public or private […]

Meet Mycroft: Open Source Artificial Intelligence Powered by Snappy

This is a guest post by the Mycroft team as part of “the startup stories”, a series of blog posts about how and why innovative companies are using Ubuntu technology.   If you work in technology you’ve probably had this dream.  You wake up and your whole house is a computer, a starship in cyberspace that […]

Celebrate the new Film Scope with DJ Yoda

With the launch of the new Film Scope on the Ubuntu phone, users can now watch movie trailers, read reviews and discover film choices. We’ve managed to get Sci-Fi fan and famous DJ Yoda on-board to be part of a new competition we’re launching. We’re inviting the public to create their own Sci-Fi film GIFS […]

The first app-enabled spider

If you are into robot spiders then the erle-spider is something to look forward to. It will be the first app-enabled Snappy Ubuntu Core and ROS powered robot spider. Curious to see what people will do with it…  

Juju: Re-Framing the Discussion

A while back, just before Dockercon 2015, the friendly folks behind Ubuntu, Juju, LXD, and a whole bunch of other goodness hosted a special event that was all about service modelling, orchestration, and making all the container-y Docker-y stuff work we…

NFV with Juniper OpenContrail and Ubuntu OpenStack: ODS Vancouver

Arguably, the pressure on carriers to find new and innovative ways to develop and deliver new, sticky services has never been greater. Wannabe service providers such as Google, Amazon and Netflix, are finding ever more nimble ways to design and launch innovative new services. It’s their ability to deploy thousands of new machines with an […]

Juju – It’s About Building Relationships!

I admit it, I was excited about Juju before I even fully understood it. But isn’t that part of the magic of anything called Juju? I’m new to Canonical, I’m less than a month into my tenure here. But I’m already super excited to have joined. What has me so excited? The company‘s vision, and […]

ODS Video: Making Large-scale Data Centre Deployment Easy With MAAS

Why has cloud computing been so successful? Arguably, it’s the 70s-style pay-as-you-go model of computing that allows companies a low-cost way to build a cloud from zero. More importantly, it’s how the cloud solves the problem of quick machine deployment in fast-paced business environments – provisioning a new PC in minutes. But what if you […]

Juju & Kubernetes: The power of components

While dogfooding my own work, I decided it was time to upgrade my distributed docker services into the shiny Kubernetes charms now that 1.0 landed last week. I’ve been running my own “production” (I say in air quotes, because my 20 or so microservices …

Voting begins for OpenStack Tokyo talks

We’ve submitted several talks to the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo in Vancouver. We’ve listed them all below with links to where to vote for each talk so if you think they are interesting – please vote for them! Creating business value with cross cloud infrastructure Speaker: Mark Shuttleworth Track: Enterprise IT Strategies Building an OpenStack cloud is […]

ODS Video: Driving quality control into OpenStack cloud development

How do we make sure Ubuntu offers the best possible ecosystem of both hardware and software components for OpenStack? Chris Kenyon talks about how we’re driving quality into the OpenStack deployment journey in the latest of our OpenStack Summit keynotes. As the cloud landscape matures, enterprise customers are looking for cost-effective, resilient and, above all, […]

Canonical Cloud Chatter: July 2015 Newsletter

School’s out for the summer – in the Northern Hemisphere – but we’ve been busy planning Juju workshops, adding new locations to our popular Ubuntu OpenStack Fundamentals Training course and preparing for a number of upcoming events! Read what’s new and exciting with Juju, containers and our partner ecosystem and get in touch if you […]

Azul Systems joins Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme

DevOps Teams to be “Charmed” by Zulu, Azul’s 100% Open Source JDK DevOps teams will be able to deploy cloud-based, tested and certified open source Java directly from Canonical’s Charm store Azul’s Zulu build of OpenJDK becomes the first fully-supported Java distribution in Canonical’s Charm Partner Programme The availability of Azul Zulu in the Juju […]

More Juju, Big Data and Snappy Beauty from Dataart

What do you get when you combine Juju with Spark & Apache Zeppelin, Raspberry Pi with Snappy, Bluetooth Low Energy, DeviceHive and a TI SensorTag? Check out the video from Dataart.

Deploy a Kubernetes development cluster with Juju!

Our team has been working to make Kubernetes easy to deploy in a public cloud. In March we created some Juju charms that have the ability to deploy specific releases of Kubernetes on a public cloud. In April we worked to get the charm and bundle code in the Kubernetes project itself. Making it even […]