Juju Support for Google Cloud Platform

As you may have noticed in our release notes, the recent release of a stable 1.23.2 Juju core (and its 1.23.3 follow-on) is packed with goodies such as support for systemd (and Vivid), improved proxy support for restrictive networks, new charm actions, as well as a first run at Juju service leader elections – and […]

So You Want to Write a Snappy App?

Introduction If you are anything like me, you love to write apps for Ubuntu. Like the Ubuntu phone two years ago, snappy is a bit of a green field in terms of IoT related apps. If you are like me and have a Beagle Bone and a Raspberry Pi 2 and several old netbooks and […]

Intel and Canonical collaborate around IoT gateways

Intel and Canonical are collaborating around Intel® IOT Gateways and Snappy Ubuntu Core. The Intel® IOT Gateway will come with support for Snap Stores. The Snap Store supports a model where a range of applications will be deployed to a gateway.  In this model, the gateway becomes a platform for multi applications (home, health, media, […]

Juniper and Canonical: Converged Clouds and NFVs

OpenStack has quickly become the obvious choice to build Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms for hybrid and private cloud solutions, as well as carrier Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions. Canonical and Juniper’s technology alliance partnership make it easy to choose products in building open cloud solutions free of lock-in without having to take a […]

Phone updates: May

The full list of Ubuntu Phone updates from May are provided below. Indicators Icons are now all monochromatic Web Browser Bottom edge gesture to reveal tabs view New settings UI with Privacy settings Improved interaction and visuals of top sites Improved scrolling smoothness and chrome interaction Enhancements to search suggestions from url bar Bottom edge […]

GE’s First Build is the future of smart home appliances…

First Build is the GE team that is responsible for the Chillhub, the first smart fridge with apps. The Chillhub runs Ubuntu Core and as such any Ubuntu developer can make Snappy Apps for it. This week part of the Canonical IoT team has been visiting First Build’s headquarters in Louisville and they have seen […]

Introducing pylxd

In part of my work for nova-compute-lxd, we use a combination of httplib, UNIX domain sockets, and JSON to talk to the LXD daemon via the REST API. Talking to various people involved in the LXD project, I have decided to split this part of nova-compute-lxd into its own project called pylxd. Pylxd is a […]

StackVelocity and Canonical team up to deliver cloud economics

StackVelocity Financial Services deliver Ubuntu OpenStack clouds that align costs to revenue StackVelocity® has teamed up with Canonical to launch a suite of solutions designed to make the cash flow profile of on-premise managed cloud solutions match those of the public cloud. These offerings include a number of flexible options for aligning costs with revenue […]

Eurecom join the Charm Partner Programme

Canonical are excited to announce that Eurecom, a graduate school and research centre in Communication Systems, is the newest member of the Charm Partner Programme. Eurecom will be working with Canonical to charm OpenAirInterface, an open­source platform allowing for experimentation in wireless systems, with a particular focus on cellular technologies. The charm will allow OpenAirInterface users to take advantage […]

The Open Enterprise Cloud – OpenStack’s Holy Grail?

The way people think about the enterprise IT is changing fast, putting into question many common assumptions on how hardware and software should be designed and deployed. The upending of these long held tenets of Enterprise IT are happening simply due to the innovation brought on by OpenStack and a handful of other successful open […]

IoT World and the power of Snappy Apps everywhere

IoT World was an eye opener for many. The same open source operating system that everybody loves from the cloud now powered the first smart fridge with apps from GE, the first Ubuntu Core drone with apps from Erle-Robotics, industrial gateways with apps, Pengiun Computing professional top of the rack switches with apps, Acer smart home hubs […]

Meizu launches the Ubuntu MX4 for Developers in China

In the first of a series of launches, Meizu has announced that the Ubuntu MX4, which will be sold across Europe soon, is immediately available to developers in China. The move kicks off Meizu’s push towards strengthening the Ubuntu ecosystem in China, ahead of launching the Chinese Edition to its user base later this year. […]

BootStack: the easiest way to build an OpenStack cloud

OpenStack, the world’s most popular cloud management platform, makes cloud computing accessible to everyone. Although OpenStack is well supported with compatible cloud services, there is a significant challenge to overcome before users can launch their own OpenStack cloud. That is to recruit— and retain—OpenStack experts in a highly competitive jobs market. Resourcing a six-strong team […]

IoT World: Canonical & Industry Leaders Drive IoT Commercialization

Host of new Snappy Ubuntu Core-enabled devices demonstrate revenue opportunities in IoT First commercially-designed IoT devices with GE’s FirstBuild, Acer, Microsoft & DataArt London and San Francisco, May, 11 2015 – Canonical is collaborating with some of the world’s smartest technology brands, including GE’s FirstBuild, Acer, Microsoft and DataArt, to reveal a slew of new […]

IoT: Canonical and GE’s FirstBuild Collaborate on Smart Refrigerator

San Francisco, CA – May 11, 2015 – FirstBuild, GE Appliances’ new global co-creation community is set to showcase ChillHub, its community-generated smart refrigerator in the Ubuntu booth (Stand 545) at the second annual Internet of Things World conference at the Moscone Center on May 12 – 13, 2015. ChillHub is a refrigerator with two […]

First drone with apps – Ubuntu Core Drone

This is a guest post from Victor Mayoral from Erle Robotics. Erle-Copter: the first drone with apps powered by Ubuntu Core Over the last months and with the support of Canonical, Erle Robotics engineers have been working hard to bring the first drone with apps to the market. Last week Erle Robotics introduced Erle-Copter Ubuntu […]

Ubuntu now available for pre-order on AMD-based laptops at Ebuyer.com

A number of new HP solutions preloaded with Ubuntu and powered by AMD technology are available on pre-order from Ebuyer.com Increases Ubuntu’s e-tail presence within the UK 05 May 2015, London: Electronic Commerce Retailer Ebuyer has launched a series of AMD-based HP laptops preloaded with Ubuntu. These devices are perfect for business and home users and […]

Ubuntu Online Summit

Next week, from the 5th to 7th of May, another edition of the Ubuntu Online Summit is taking off. Three days of sessions for developers, designers, advocates, users and all members of our diverse community. Along the developer-oriented discussions you’ll find presentations, workshops, lightning talks and much more. It’s a great opportunity for existing and […]

Neutron, 0mq and Git deployment – Ubuntu OpenStack 15.04 Charm Release

Alongside the Ubuntu 15.04 release on the 23rd April, the Ubuntu OpenStack Engineering team delivered the latest release of the OpenStack charms for deploying and managing OpenStack on Ubuntu using Juju. Here are some selected highlights from this most recent charm release. OpenStack Kilo support As always, we’ve enabled charm support for OpenStack Kilo alongside […]

Getting started with LXD – the container lightervisor

Introduction For the past 6 months, Serge Hallyn, Tycho Andersen, Chuck Short, Ryan Harper and myself have been very busy working on a new container project called LXD. Ubuntu 15.04, due to be released this Thursday, will contain LXD 0.7 in its repository. This is still the early days and while we’re confident LXD 0.7 […]