Canonical Demos the power of IoT to developers with the Samsung ARTIK

Canonical and Samsung will be at this year’s ARM TechCon to show off the power of snappy Ubuntu Core on the Samsung ARTIK 5 and ARTIK 10 modules. The companies will demonstrate how combining Samsung ARTIK and snappy Ubuntu Core results in an easy-to-use development platform for internet-connected devices, enabling developers to lower costs and […]

Using LXD with a file-based ZFS pool on Ubuntu Wily

Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily) comes natively with some technology previously only available in PPAs. LXD is a container hypervisor that enables and facilitates extensive and powerful management of LXC containers. It’s great for dense deployments, development environments, and specifically workloads that need to be as performant as possible… ones where you don’t want the overhead of […]

Scope Roulette

To celebrate Scopes we’ve launched Scope Roulette! It’s an interactive game that gives you a chance to learn more about Scopes by swiping those visible on your screen. When the Scope stops, users can learn more about that particular Scope and have the chance of entering a draw to win prizes. The functionality of the […]

LXD in the Sky with Diamonds

Picture yourself containers on a server With systemd trees and spawned tty’s Somebody calls you, you answer quite quickly A world with the density so high – Sgt. Graber’s LXD Smarts Club Band Last week, we proudly released Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily) — the final developer snapshot of the Ubuntu Server before we focus the majority […]

Canonical launches world’s fastest hypervisor, LXD

London, November 5th 2015 – Canonical today released in beta the world’s fastest hypervisor, LXD, which takes a pure-container approach to Linux virtualization and offers dramatic performance and density advantages over VMware ESX and Linux KVM for private and public cloud infrastructure. LXD delivers up to 15 times the density of KVM for idle workloads, […]

MySQL performance tuning between disk types

Introduction We sat down with the intent to benchmark various flavors of MySQL (Oracle MySQL, MariaDB, and Percona) on Amazon EC2 in order to measure the difference between the three on identical hardware, backed by spinning rust and SSD storage. The wheels on that bus came off quickly, though, as we realized there was no […]

Join Canonical at the OpenStack Summit Tokyo

The OpenStack Summit in Tokyo is nearly upon us, infact my Twitter stream is already filling up with messages from fellow conference attendees who have arrived early to see some of the sights in Tokyo. If you are lucky enough to be going to Tokyo for the OpenStack Summit be sure not to miss the […]

Ubuntu’s Path to Convergence

Ubuntu device convergence is now starting to happen as we move closer to bringing the first smartphones to market carrying a full Ubuntu desktop interface. The real test for a smartphone which can double up as a PC is to give users the same experience from their smartphone as they get from their primary PC. […]

Juju Big Data at Strata+Hadoop World

Earlier this month, myself and Kevin — another member of the Juju big data team — attended the 2015 Strata+Hadoop World conference in New York City. As my first big data conference since joining the Juju team, it was an impressive experience, both running the competition pod at our Canonical booth and hearing speakers go […]

PiGlow API: one small snap for humanity…

Victor Palau created a very nice blog post around the PiGlow. With his permission we are reproducing it here. My first steps into snappifying, I have publish a RestApi for PiGlow (glowapi 0.1.2). I though it might be a good first step and mildly useful for people wanting to set up build notifications, twitter mentions, […]

Update on Ubuntu Phone security issue

A security vulnerability has been discovered on the Ubuntu Phone. We take security very seriously, and want to provide clear information as to what happened; and what steps have been taken to rectify the issue and protect against future similar incidents. At this point, we believe that the core issue has been addressed. An app […]

Azul Zulu 8 charm now available

Canonical is excited to announce that Azul Zulu 8 is now available in the Juju charm store. With 300 charms and growing, the Juju charm store is the destination for cloud-based enterprise applications. Azul Zulu® is a certified, multi-platform build of OpenJDK that is compliant with the Java SE 8, 7, and 6 standards. As developers and operations […]

Ubuntu nominated in V3 Technology Awards shortlist; cast your vote!

We’re delighted to have been nominated for three V3 Technology Awards this year. It’s been a great year for us and so it’s fantastic to be recognised for our recent innovation. The sixth annual awards provides the opportunity for V3 readers to vote on the best business products and vendors of the year. The shortlist features […]

Pi-Cubes – App-Enabled HVAC Control

This is a guest post by the Cube-Controls team as part of “the startup stories”, a series of blog posts about how and why innovative companies are using Ubuntu technology. Pi-Cubes has been designed to provide makers and hobbyist with a modular automation system that supports up to 24 I/Os and four thermostats. It is […]

Canadian OpenStack Cloud VEXXHOST Joins Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud

As we’ve mentioned before, Ubuntu is the world’s most popular operating system for OpenStack. OpenStack is, in fact, built on Ubuntu, and its cycles of development are based on Ubuntu’s release schedules. In the public cloud, Ubuntu as a guest OS has also proven to be the developers’ choice, with roughly two-thirds share of VMs on […]

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; […]