Flexwebhosting spins up services in record time with Canonical

Flexwebhosting is one of the largest web hosting providers in the Netherlands with over 60,000 customers and houses over 6,500 web servers in different data centers in Amsterdam. Working with Canonical and choosing its managed cloud offering Bootstack as well as its service modelling tool Juju helped reduce time to service to minutes rather than […]

Juju GUI 2.1.0 – Juju 2.0 support and improvements to model creation

We are excited to announce a new major release of the Juju GUI with support for Juju 2.0 (currently in beta). Juju 2.0 brings with it a ton of improvements, but one we’d like to highlight is the ability to create new models without needing to bootstrap them one by one. Interested? We explain all […]

Mobile World Congress 2016 Day 2 Recap

Day 2 of Mobile World Congress was awesome. The overarching theme of the day was again focused on NFV (Network Functions Virtualisation). But before we get to that, I’m excited to announce that Canonical received a Best of Show award from Trusted Reviews for the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Tablet. A huge crowd gathered to […]

Canonical becomes founding member of Open Source MANO (OSM) group

Earlier today, Telefonica announced the creation of the Open Source MANO (OSM) group and I am delighted to say that Canonical is one of the eight founding members of this community. A total of 23 Service Providers and Solution Vendors will work together to focus on delivering an open source Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack […]

Phone Update: OTA-9

The full list of key Ubuntu Phone updates are provided below: Sound controls and playlist support from indicator controls A new Music app will be released shortly to utilise this feature Scopes Smooth refresh of contents Background audio playback supported with control via indicators System settings and Indicators Custom ringtones are now supported High volume […]

Juju Charmers Summit: The Real Day

Okay then, day 3. My liver is still pretty much functioning although hopefully I can “juju deploy new-liver” on my trip back to the UK. So what happened on day 3? Of course for those not interested in Juju there was no day 3, but for those who stuck around, hopefully they had a very […]

Juju Charmers Summit: Day 2

I’ll be honest with you here, I love open source software evangelism, I will talk about it for days given an audience. You are my audience, so thank you very much…. Okay, so I won’t lie last night involved some consumption of alcohol. Luckily everyone rocked up pretty much on time, and then it rained […]

Why robots can’t live without apps

We’re living in a pretty exciting period where robots have become ever more present in our “human lives”. They aren’t simply watched in Sci-Fi films on our living room screens anymore, but like the BB8 they are rolling around our homes (!) transforming our videos into holograms. As the world we live in gets smarter, […]

Telco Demos With Juju: DataArt

Telecom operators currently need months to deploy new value added services to production. Not any more! Take a look into how DataArt is using Juju, Docker and other Webscale technologies and applying them to the telecom world. You can deploy a telecom solution in minutes, auto-scale it and change services even while a live audience […]

Canonical Cloud Chatter: January 2016

Happy New Year! This January we’ve been busy with the release of Juju GUI 2.0 and MAAS 1.9 whilst getting ready for Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona in February. As always, catch up on our partner news, download our brand new eBook and enjoy this month’s video – a presentation about the Juju app […]

Canonical teams with Oracle to drive enterprise cloud adoption

Collaboration to drive innovation and flexibility into enterprise cloud deployments Ubuntu Certified Images now available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace Running development and production on Ubuntu can remove migration and engineering costs Canonical today announced that it is working with Oracle to provide enterprises with greater flexibility in the way they develop and deploy large-scale workloads […]

Resolving Big Data in the New Year

It’s probably best to have your New Year’s resolutions planned before January 1st is actually here. I started talking about this a few days ago with my friends. I have a few things in mind, one is to ride a century ride on my bike this year (that’s 100 miles or 160km). Another is to […]

WANdisco joins the Charm Partner Programme

Canonical is excited to announce that WANdisco has joined the Charm Partner Programme (CPP). Canonical’s CPP helps solution providers get the best use of Canonical’s universal service modeling tool, Juju, enabling instant workload deployment, integration and scaling with a click of a mouse. The Juju Charm Store has over 300 cloud based applications ready to be used on most […]

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 […]