QEMU and libvirt enhancements in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! This article originally appeared on Joshua Powers’ blog Ubuntu is the industry-leading operating system for cloud hosts and guests. Every day millions of Ubuntu instances are launched in private and public clouds around the world. Continue Reading

What’s coming up next in Fedora and CentOS infrastructure?

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! As you may know, the Community Platform Engineering (CPE) team that helps manage both infrastructure for both Fedora and CentOS is trying to improve how the different initiatives or requests for changes we receive are Continue Reading

Updatable Ubuntu Server Live Installer

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! This article originally appeared on Joshua Powers’ blog The Ubuntu Server Live Installer, introduced with the release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), provides a live Ubuntu Server environment along with a streamlined server installation Continue Reading

Enhanced SSH and FIDO authentication in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! One of the most exciting security enhancements in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) is the ability to use the Fast Identity Online (FIDO) or Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) devices with SSH. By using a second Continue Reading

Top 3 benefits of Apache Cassandra and how to use it

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! (Canonical recently added Apache Cassandra to its Managed Apps portfolio, based on customer demand. Want any cloud app managed? Reach out to Canonical now. You can also watch this webinar on how Managed Apps will Continue Reading

How to upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS today

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) was officially released on April 23. This is the latest Ubuntu Long Term Support (LTS) release, with security patches and updates available until 2025. If you are currently using an Continue Reading

Managed OpenStack cheaper than self-managed?

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Outsourcing OpenStack operations can significantly accelerate the OpenStack deployment process. Although most organisations are successful with the initial roll-out of the cloud, many struggle to operate it effectively post-deployment. Under certain circumstances, a fully managed Continue Reading

How to use the Raspberry Pi High Quality camera on Ubuntu Core

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The new High Quality (HQ) camera from the people over at Raspberry Pi is now available. And as they say, it is really rather good. It has the option for interchangeable lenses, a 12 MP Continue Reading

How to set up TurtleBot3 in minutes with snaps (1/2)

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! If you are a regular reader of our blog, you already know that our team got its hands on some TurtleBot3 robots. In previous posts, we have seen how to build them better, and how Continue Reading

Go for ROS

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! If you started reading this post thinking I would explain why you should go for ROS when building robots, think again. To be fair, that topic deserves a post of its own. But for this Continue Reading

We are changing the way you build snaps from GitHub repos

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! On the 11th March 2020 we introduced a new process for building a snap using GitHub repos to snapcraft.io. Here is all you need to know about this update. What is build.snapcraft.io? Build.snapcraft.io allows you Continue Reading

New CentOS Project licensing policy

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Today the CentOS Project is rolling out a comprehensive licensing policy to document how licensing has been conducted normally in the Project, along with filling gaps that are crucial for being a contributor project. Your Continue Reading

Work smart, not hard – fun applications to help you do less in your day

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Modern-day life is fast, hectic, demanding. Time is precious, and we often need to be able to squeeze every atom of efficiency from our environment and our tools. But sometimes, the best thing you can Continue Reading

Design and Web team summary – 26th April 2020

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Here are some of the highlights of our completed work over the previous iteration. Meet the team Howdy!  My name is Ovidiu, also known as Ovi, Ovid or `solazio`. I joined the web team at Continue Reading

Ubuntu Core: a cybersecurity analysis

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! An independent evaluation of Ubuntu Core’s security capabilities Manufacturers of Internet of Things (IoT) devices require an embedded operating system that is feature-rich, scalable, and — most importantly — secure. Built from the ground-up to meet Continue Reading

What’s new in Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 LTS?

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Well, here it is! Ubuntu is the world’s most popular open-source desktop operating system, and we think this is our best release to date. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is an enterprise-grade, secure, cost-effective operating system for Continue Reading

Installing NVIDIA GPU Drivers On Oracle Cloud

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! In recent reports, it is stated that datacenter-based GPU deployments is the fastest sector, and again, that’s no surprise.  The cloud has had its own incredible growth over the years, and it’s only natural that Continue Reading

A guide to a successful OpenStack adoption and deployment

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Discover Canonical’s proven OpenStack implementation process OpenStack is one of the most active open source projects in the world. It is an essential component of private cloud infrastructure for countless businesses, and over the last Continue Reading

2004 to 20.04 LTS: 16 years of Ubuntu mascots

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! All of our mascots re-imagined by Sylvia Ritter Creating a new release of Ubuntu is always a complex undertaking. At Canonical, delivering Ubuntu is our core mission, and each new version represents the culmination of Continue Reading

2004 to 20.04 LTS: Ubuntu in popular culture

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! When we launched Ubuntu back in 2004, our mission to make well-supported, free open source software available to everyone, everywhere was a bold one – but today, Ubuntu is one of the world’s most popular Continue Reading

CPE Weekly 2020-04-18

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Background: The Community Platform Engineering group is the Red Hat team combining IT and release engineering from Fedora and CentOS. Check out our team’s info here https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/cpe/ GitForge Updates We are still actively engaging with Continue Reading

GNOME 3.34 snapcraft extension

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! We constantly strive to empower developers. Part of that aim extends to making development easier, for example improving build tools and documentation. As an element of this continued effort, we would like to introduce the Continue Reading

What is an Ubuntu LTS release?

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Come April 23rd 2020, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS will be available. It will be the first LTS version of Ubuntu since the 18.04 release, and in this blog, I want to answer the common question, what Continue Reading

IBM Z delivers a Trusted Execution Environment with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and new single frame models

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! In September 2019, IBM released z15 and LinuxONE III, the most secure cloud environment in the market featuring pervasive encryption built-in at its core with Ubuntu. This offered a solid foundation to launch hardened security Continue Reading

CPE Weekly: 2020-04-14

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! # CPE Weekly: 2020-04-14 Hi All, Apologies for the delayed weekly mail, I enjoyed a lovely four-day weekend with my family over Easter which was important and didn’t get around to sending this email. The Continue Reading

Robotics pages on Ubuntu: bridging the gap

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Today, 10/04/2020, new robotics pages went live on ubuntu.com. We want to show our involvement, our stance and our support for ROS and robotics. These three pages cover what we do in the robotics space, Continue Reading

Questioning the doc

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Here’s a VLOG about some changes we’re making to the MAAS documentation. It’s all about using questions at the top of articles to help direct attention. This idea grew out of our frustration over long Continue Reading

CIS hardened Ubuntu: cyber attack and malware prevention for mission-critical systems

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The Center for Internet Security (CIS) is a nonprofit organisation that uses a community-driven process to release benchmarks to safeguard enterprises against cyber attacks. It is one of the most recognised industry standards that provides Continue Reading

An adventure through the Snap Store

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! An application store with a large number of entries is a double-edged sword. It’s often a good sign of a vibrant, thriving community of software creators, developers and users working together. But then, people new Continue Reading

Welcome to our new Board members!

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The CentOS community, along with the Governing Board, is pleased to welcome two new members to the Board. Effective 8th April 2020, Thomas Oulevey and Patrick Riehecky will be joining the project leadership. (See also Continue Reading

Simplify NFV adoption – Charmed OSM and Managed Apps

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Charmed OSM and Managed Apps let telecom operators accelerate adoption of NFV. This is needed because the way we consume data has changed. We want data at a cheaper price with faster speeds and in Continue Reading

CPE Weekly 2020-04-04

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Background: The Community Platform Engineering group is the Red Hat team combining IT and release engineering from Fedora and CentOS. Check out our teams info here https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/cpe/ GitForge Updates *There has been a lot of Continue Reading

CPE Weekly: 2020-03-28

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Background: The Community Platform Engineering group is the Red Hat team combining IT and release engineering from Fedora and CentOS. Our goal is to keep core servers and services running and maintained, build releases, and Continue Reading

The Wellcome Sanger Institute: sharing genomic research worldwide securely with supported Ceph

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! A world-leading genomic research centre, the Wellcome Sanger Institute uses advanced DNA sequencing technology for large-scale studies that surpass the capabilities of many other organisations. Among other works, the Institute is currently heading the UK-wide Continue Reading

Edge AI in a 5G world – part 3: Why ‘smart cell towers’ matter to AI

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! This is part of a blog series on the impact that 5G and GPUs at the edge will have on the roll out of new AI solutions. You can read the other posts here. Recap Continue Reading

LXD 4.0 LTS stable release is now available

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The stable release of LXD, the machine container hypervisor, is now available. LXD 4.0 is the third LTS release for LXD and will be supported for 5 years, until June 2025. This version comes with Continue Reading

The State of Robotics – March 2020

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Damn it March. 2020 was doing so well. The biggest news last month was the dramatic escalation of COVID-19. We won’t go into any detail, I’m sure you’re seeing enough of that. But due to Continue Reading

Edge AI in a 5G world – part 2: Why make the cell tower smart?

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! This is part of a blog series on the impact that 5G and GPUs at the edge will have on the roll out of new AI solutions. You can read the other posts here. Recap Continue Reading

Steps to maximise robotics security with Ubuntu

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The Robot Operating System (ROS) is a popular open-source platform for advanced robotics. Its flexibility and ease-of-use make it well-suited to a wide array of robotics applications – however, these robots are not always sufficiently Continue Reading

FIPS 140-2: Stay compliant and secure with Canonical

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! FIPS 140-2 is a set of publicly announced cryptographic standards developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It is an essential part of FEDRamp requirements for many governmental agencies in the US and Continue Reading

Accelerate AI/ML workloads with Kubeflow and System Architecture

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! AI/ML model training is becoming more time consuming due to the increase in data needed to achieve higher accuracy levels. This is compounded by growing business expectations to frequently re-train and tune models as new Continue Reading

OpenStack distributions: How to choose the right one?

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Choosing the right OpenStack distribution is essential to the success of an OpenStack project at every organisation. When selecting one, organisations should always follow certain criteria. Is it possible to operate the considered OpenStack distributions Continue Reading

Canonical announces Managed Apps to simplify enterprise cloud operations

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! 1st April 2020: Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, today announces Managed Apps – enabling enterprises to have their apps deployed and operated by Canonical as a fully managed service. At launch, Canonical will cover ten Continue Reading

Edge AI in a 5G world – part 1: How ‘smart cell towers’ will change our lives

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! This is part of a blog series on the impact that 5G and GPUs at the edge will have on the roll out of new AI solutions. You can read the other posts here. Series Continue Reading

Automating our Vanilla releases with GitHub actions

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The Vanilla framework has a history of being released very infrequently. Sometimes it has been months between releases, which made the upgrade process often hard and time-consuming. One of the reasons for that was a Continue Reading

Roadmap update – Ubuntu support for the Raspberry Pi

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Computing and digital crafting should be accessible to all! This imperative inspires the mission that Ubuntu has been pursuing for nearly two decades now. The Raspberry Pi Foundation is pursuing a similar mission with the Continue Reading

Smart cards login on Ubuntu

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Smart cards have proliferated and are now everywhere, from work ID badges to credit cards and passports. For example, the United States Federal Government uses smart cards to control access to federal facilities and information Continue Reading

Learn snapcraft by example – multi-app client-server snap

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Over the past few months, we published a number of articles showing how to snap desktop applications written in different languages – Rust, Java, C/C++, and others. In each one of these zero-to-hero guides, we Continue Reading

Securing open source through CVE prioritisation

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! According to a recent study, 96% of applications in the enterprise market use open-source software. As the open-source landscape becomes more and more fragmented, the task to assess the impact of potential security vulnerabilities for Continue Reading

Kubernetes 1.18 available from Canonical

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical today announced full enterprise support for Kubernetes 1.18, with support covering Charmed Kubernetes, MicroK8s and kubeadm. Committed to releasing in tandem with upstream Kubernetes, enterprises can benefit from the latest additions to enhance their Continue Reading

Building a Raspberry Pi cluster with MicroK8s

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The tutorial for building a Raspberry Pi cluster with MicroK8s is here. This blog is not a tutorial. This blog aims to answer; why? Why would you build a Raspberry Pi cluster with MicroK8s? Here Continue Reading

How to launch IoT devices – Part 4: When to ask for help

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! (This blog post is part of a 5 part series, titled “How to launch IoT devices”. It will cover the key choices and concerns when turning bright IoT ideas into a product in the market. Continue Reading

Ceph Octopus is now available

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Ceph upstream released the first stable version of ‘Octopus’ today, and you can test it easily on Ubuntu with automatic upgrades to the final GA release. This version adds significant multi-site replication capabilities, important for Continue Reading

Canonical Technical Support for Ubuntu and open source during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! All technical support services are currently at 100% SLA. We have updated our operational plan to accommodate expected sick leave among colleagues and their families as COVID-19 moves through our communities. We are committed to  Continue Reading

Update: Canonical managed services and Ubuntu support during COVID-19 outbreak

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! SUMMARY Canonical’s fully managed OpenStack, Kubernetes, Kafka, Elastic, Postgres and other open source stacks, are operating at full SLA. Ubuntu and broader open source support services are unaffected and our teams have adjusted schedules to Continue Reading

Kubernetes 1.18 release candidate available for testing

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The latest release of Kubernetes is now available for download and experimentation, with the MicroK8s Kubernetes 1.18 release candidate. The easiest, fastest way to get the latest Kubernetes is to install MicroK8s on your machine. Continue Reading

Snapcraft tricks: Improve release flexibility with pull and build overrides

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Sometimes, software projects are simple – one architecture, one version, one release. But often, they can be complex, targeting multiple platforms, and with different versions at that. If you are packaging your apps as snaps, Continue Reading

CentOS 8 and CentOS Stream updates, and feeds.centos.org

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Over the past few weeks we’ve gotten questions on various forums – email, Twitter, IRC, and so on – about why there are no mentions of CentOS 8 updates, or CentOS Stream updates, on the Continue Reading

CPE February Updates

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! CPE – Community Platform Engineering – is the engineering group within Red Hat which does a lot of the behind-the-scenes work that makes the CentOS and Fedora projects possible. CentOS Stream Project Update 2020-02-28 We Continue Reading

SBI Group unlocks infrastructure automation with secure, on-premises OpenStack cloud

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! SBI BITS provides IT services and infrastructure to the SBI Group — Japan’s market leading financial services company group — which is made up of over 250 companies, and 6,000 employees. To increase time to Continue Reading

How to install Ubuntu with the new Raspberry Pi Imager

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The Raspberry Pi Foundation recently released their new “Raspberry Pi Imager” and we love it.  It’s a new tool that makes getting going with the Raspberry Pi easier than ever. All it takes is a Continue Reading

MAAS controller communication

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Much of the functionality of MAAS is contained in controllers. There are two basic types: a region controller and a rack controller. It’s useful to pull back and take a quick look at how these Continue Reading

Tutorials for everyone from everyone

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! TL:DR The tutorials site was refreshed. Tutorials are written in discourse. They are then pulled and displayed on different sites: ubuntu.com, snapcraft.io, maas.io and jaas.ai. Contributing to open source tools goes beyond writing code. Some Continue Reading

Minutes for CentOS Board of Directors 2020-02-12

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! On 2020-02-12 the CentOS Board of Directors met and discussed several ongoing efforts across the Project. The opening discussion was around the new work to evolve the project logo and branding identity being conducted in Continue Reading

On Boxing, Tabletop Exercises and Threat Models

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! ‘Everybody has a plan until they get hit. Then, like a rat, they stop in fear and freeze.’ Mike Tyson At Canonical we have recently performed a series of cyber tabletop exercises (TTX). A TTX Continue Reading

Interana uses ESM to maintain system security while upgrading its customers to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS across public clouds

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Interana, an analytics software provider, enables users to run advanced big data queries on raw customer data and delivers answers in seconds. Their customers include Microsoft, Comcast and Salesforce. Interana’s leading-edge platform is based on Continue Reading

ROS Development with LXD

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Linux containers allow for easy isolation of developer environments. If you’re often working with a bunch of different ROS versions, it’s a lot easier to do your work entirely in containers. Getting Started You’ll first Continue Reading

Hosted private cloud infrastructure: a cost analysis

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Private cloud infrastructure remains an essential part of every enterprise nowadays. However, due to the increasing number of workloads and data, the overhead of managing bare metal servers, virtual machines and containers can mount up. Continue Reading

Creating real-time ready systems with ACRN and Ubuntu

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Sometimes you really need a deterministic response time in your system. For example, a robotic arm that needs to be at the right place at exactly the right time, and you cannot avoid the need Continue Reading

Anbox Cloud – An introduction

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Anbox Cloud, Canonical’s recently launched platform, delivers Android at scale in the cloud. Leveraging Android as a guest operating system to virtualise mobile workloads on servers while streaming graphical output to clients, Anbox Cloud empowers Continue Reading

How to launch IoT devices – Part 3: make vs buy decisions

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! (This blog post is part of a 5 part series, titled “How to launch IoT devices”. It will cover the key choices and concerns when turning bright IoT ideas into a product in the market. Continue Reading

Kubeflow 1.0 launches

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Kubeflow 1.0 has been released today and Canonical would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the community for their hard work and leadership (link). What is Kubeflow? Kubeflow is an open source artificial intelligence Continue Reading

Canonical takes leadership role in security for ROS

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical is committed to the future of robotics, as proven a short time ago when we joined the Technical Steering Committee of the second version of the Robot Operating System (ROS 2). We’re also dedicated Continue Reading

Experimental feature: snap refresh awareness and update inhibition

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! We’d like to follow up on last week’s article about parallel installs for classic snaps with another bleeding-edge topic. Today, we will discuss snap refreshes. By design, snaps come with automatic updates, and by default, Continue Reading

Canonical at the OSM-MR#8 Hackfest, Madrid

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! To all telecommunications service providers, global system integrators, research institutions, OSM community members and innovators all over the world: heads-up! The OSM-MR#8 Hackfest starts in two weeks and Canonical as always will be there. We Continue Reading

MAAS doc example: MGH

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Rather than assume that every reader of our MAAS documentation is a network expert looking for a quick fix, we’re planning to expand the available material somewhat. In the past, we’ve used random analogies, screenshots, Continue Reading

MAAS 2.7 released

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Following on from MAAS 2.6.2, we are happy to announce that MAAS 2.7 is now available. This release features some critical bug fixes, along with some exciting new features. CentOS 8 image support For some Continue Reading

Bosch Rexroth adopts Ubuntu Core and snaps for app-based ctrlX AUTOMATION platform

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! 19th February 2020 – Canonical today announced that Bosch Rexroth has selected Ubuntu Core for their app-based platform ctrlX AUTOMATION. ctrlX AUTOMATION leverages Ubuntu Core, designed for embedded devices, and snaps, the universal Linux application Continue Reading

Ceph storage on Ubuntu: An overview

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Ceph is a compelling open-source alternative to proprietary software defined storage solutions from traditional vendors, with a vibrant community collaborating on the technology. Ubuntu was an early supporter of Ceph and its community. That support Continue Reading

OpenStack Charms 20.02 – CephFS backend for Manila and more

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical is proud to announce the availability of OpenStack Charms 20.02. This new release introduces a range of exciting features and several improvements which enhance Charmed OpenStack across various areas. CephFS backend for Manila The Continue Reading

Accelerating IoT device time to market

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Launching IoT devices and managing them at scale can be a time intensive and complex process. With 85% of IoT initiatives not launched after a year of development, it is inevitable that change is needed. Continue Reading

Agenda for CentOS Board of Directors meeting 2020-02-12

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Do Directors have any questions or concerns about the process being followed to update the CentOS Project logo? Full story in this blog post by Tuomas Kuosmanen; https://blog.centos.org/2020/01/updating-the-centos-logo-and-visual-style/ Specific design concerns should be handled on Continue Reading

How to upgrade from Windows 7 to Ubuntu – Desktop tour and applications

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! This is the third and the last guide in this series. In the first installment, we learned about considerations for an update from Windows 7 to Ubuntu, key differences in hardware and software between the Continue Reading

DevOps tools in 2020: Why consider Juju?

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Many DevOps tools struggle as deployments change. Juju excels. 2020 heralds a decade for a divided technology industry. Software delivery is diversifying. Complexity is increasing. Teams are looking to make use of new approaches such Continue Reading

Edge AI in a 5G world

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Deploying AI/ML solutions in latency-sensitive use cases requires a new solution architecture approach for many businesses. Fast computational units (i.e. GPUs) and low-latency connections (i.e. 5G) allow for AI/ML models to be executed outside the Continue Reading

How to launch IoT devices – Part 2: selecting foundations

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! (This blog post is part of a 5 part series, titled “How to launch IoT devices”. It will cover the key choices and concerns when turning bright IoT ideas into a product in the market. Continue Reading

Event report: CentOS DOjo, Brussels, Jan 31 2020

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! CentOS Dojo, Brussels, January 31, 2020Grant Place MarriottEvent details: https://wiki.centos.org/Events/Dojo/Brussels2020 Just the facts: Registered: 125Attended: Approx 110 (12% no-show)13 sessions. Slides and video will be posted at the above address over the coming 2 weeks. Continue Reading

Design and Web team summary – 5th February 2020

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! This was a fairly busy two weeks for the Web and Design team at Canonical.  Some of us attended our internal roadmap alignment sprint in Cape Town. These trips are extremely valuable for the Web Continue Reading

Why you should buy a pre-installed Ubuntu workstation

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Dell offers numerous workstations that come pre-installed with Ubuntu. For users wanting to run Ubuntu, pre-installed hardware offers a lot of long term benefits. On top of receiving the Ubuntu desktop experience out of the Continue Reading

How to upgrade from Windows 7 to Ubuntu – Installation

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Installing an operating system is not an easy task. For most people, this is something they will never have done. The vast majority of people buy computers with the operating system already installed, so they Continue Reading

A decision makers guide to Kubernetes deployment

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The container landscape is based on constantly evolving technology, with Kubernetes dominating the ecosystem for automating and managing containerised applications. While a very powerful software, it’s also complex. How do you compare Kubernetes to other Continue Reading

Updating the CentOS logo and visual style

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Why? The current logo has a long history, and is well recognized, but the design is essentially 15 years old.  There have been comments on the mailing list that the brand should be updated. The Continue Reading

Development corner: IDEs and tools that can make your coding more productive

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Every craft needs craftsmen, every craftsman needs tools. If you make a living developing code, you want a friendly ecosystem to help you achieve best results from your work. Good development software will allow you Continue Reading

How to upgrade from Windows 7 to Ubuntu – Hardware and software considerations

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! A few days ago, Rhys Davies wrote a timely article, titled Why you should upgrade to Ubuntu. In it, he outlined a high-level overview of what the end of support of Windows 7 signifies for Continue Reading

An intro to MicroK8s

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! MicroK8s is the smallest, fastest multi-node Kubernetes. Single-package fully conformant lightweight Kubernetes that works on 42 flavours of Linux as well as Mac and Windows using Multipass. Perfect for: Developer workstations, IoT, Edge, CI/CD. Anyone who’s tried Continue Reading

How to protect your data, applications, cryptography and OS – 100% of the time

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Businesses looking to maximise the security, reliability, efficiency and performance of their essential, mission-critical applications are recognising the mainframe as a robust platform for a variety of workload types. With Ubuntu on IBM Z and Continue Reading

Migrating to enterprise servers with Ubuntu on IBM Z

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! For mission-critical applications, security, reliability, and efficiency are essential. Linux excels in these areas, which is why it has become a highly popular platform for supporting key enterprise software. And for businesses looking to push Continue Reading

Looking for video editing software? The Snap Store has some nice apps for you.

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! In the past decade, video has become the most ubiquitous method of communication on the Web. Video clips are used for pretty much anything, from short software tutorials to hours-long live online gaming streaming. In Continue Reading

problem-oriented

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Once upon a time, Heathkit was a big business. Yeah, I know I’m dating myself. Meh. Heathkit kits were great, but honestly, I had an issue with them: They were either too focused on (re-)teaching Continue Reading

Anbox Cloud disrupts mobile user experience

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! With the launch of the iPhone in 2007, mobile users were introduced to the smartphone as we still know it today: touchscreen, cameras and app stores. The launch of Android spurred low-cost alternatives to the Continue Reading

Canonical introduces Anbox Cloud – scalable Android™ in the cloud

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical today announced Anbox Cloud, a platform that containerises workloads using Android1 as a guest operating system enabling enterprises to distribute applications from the cloud. Anbox Cloud allows enterprises and service providers to deliver mobile Continue Reading

Implementing an Android™ based cloud game streaming service with Anbox Cloud

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Since the outset, Anbox Cloud was developed with a variety of use cases for running Android inside containers. Cloud gaming, more specifically for casual games as found on most user’s mobile devices, is the most Continue Reading

Design and Web team summary – 17 January 2020

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The second iteration of this year is the last one before our mid-cycle sprint next week. Here’s a short summary of the work the squads in the Web & Design team completed in the last Continue Reading

5 key steps to take your IoT device to market

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! IoT businesses are notoriously difficult to get off the ground. No matter how good your product is or how good your team is, some of the biggest problems you will face are just in getting Continue Reading

Minutes for CentOS Board of Directors 2020-01-08 meeting

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Public minutes On 2020-01-08 the CentOS Board of Directors held the first meeting of 2020, welcoming guest Rich Bowen, Community Architect for the CentOS Project. The group talked through some background for each-other as part Continue Reading

Update: State of CentOS Linux 8, and CentOS Stream

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! We wanted to update you on what is happening, largely out of sight to most of the community, on the CentOS Linux 8 front. We have appreciated the patience of the community, but we understand Continue Reading

Kubernetes: a secure, flexible and automated edge for IoT developers

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Cloud native software such as containers and Kubernetes and IoT/edge are playing a prominent role in the digital transformation of enterprise organisations. They are particularly critical to DevOps teams that are focused on faster software Continue Reading

Why you should upgrade Windows 7 to Ubuntu

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Windows 7 has reached the end of its life. It will no longer receive security updates and Microsoft’s technical support will stop. Running an out-of-date OS can have serious potential risks. Fortunately, there are two Continue Reading

The State of Robotics – Robotics Over the Holidays

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical closes for the holidays, but robots just get more festive. Roboticists seem to feel the festive spirit, and it turns their projects into festive robots. The Ubuntu robotics team isn’t quite ready to let Continue Reading

“MAAS. What number would you like?”

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Enhanced MAAS Network Testing and Link Checking I remember getting my own phone line when I was about thirteen years old, thanks to my first job in a grocery.  My friend, Evan, could tell you Continue Reading

Infrastructure-as-Code mistakes and how to avoid them

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Two industry trends point to a gap in DevOps tooling chosen by many. Operations teams need more than an Infrastructure-as-Code approach, but a complete model-driven operations mentality. Learn how Canonical has addressed these concerns by Continue Reading

Keep enterprise ROS robots up-to-date with snaps

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! When a robot is not up-to-date, it becomes about as useful as an expensive paperweight, or companies have to burn money to get them back online. Yet when mobile apps need updating, it only takes Continue Reading

Minutes for CentOS Board of Directors 2019-12-18 meeting

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Public minutes On 2019-12-18 the CentOS Board of Directors held the final meeting of the 2019 calendar year. The meeting was focused primarily on how the Board can lead the project further into being a Continue Reading

Discover cool apps with snap find

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Software discovery and installation broadly comes in two flavors – via graphical user interface or on the command line. If you’re using a Linux distribution with a friendly software frontend offering integrated snap support, e.g. Continue Reading

OpenStack vs VMware: Bringing costs down

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Moving to OpenStack from VMware can significantly reduce the TCO associated with an initial roll-out and ongoing maintenance of your cloud infrastructure. OpenStack vs VMware economic analysis shows that under certain circumstances, it is possible Continue Reading

MAAS 2.7, better networking features for server provisioning

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Our MAAS team has been hard at work, making life even better for those of you who provision and manage servers and data centres. This hard work has produced a new release, MAAS 2.7! This Continue Reading

Design and Web team summary – 20 December 2019

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! This is the final iteration of the year. The team has worked exceptionally hard to produce a number of new projects and initiatives. Here is a shortlist of highlights from the team in 2019: JAAS Continue Reading

OpenStack and Kubernetes architecture on rails with Canonical and Dell EMC

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical and Dell EMC have announced the release of a new OpenStack reference architecture – providing customers with a tested, certified framework for deploying Canonical’s Charmed OpenStack solution on top of Dell EMC’s best-of-breed PowerEdge Continue Reading

Agenda for CentOS Board of Directors 2019-12-18 meeting

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Public agenda On Wednesday 18 December 2019, the CentOS Board of Directors will hold it’s last meeting of the 2019 calendar year. Below is the agenda for that meeting that can be shared with the Continue Reading

Shangjai Jiao Tong University Student Supercomputing

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! At the recent SuperComputing event in Denver, I spoke with several of the teams at the Student Cluster Competition. One of them was the team from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. You can listen to Continue Reading

North Carolina State Student Supercomputing

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! At the recent SuperComputing event in Denver, I spoke with several of the teams at the Student Cluster Competition. I’ve already posted one of those interviews. I also had the chance to speak with the Continue Reading

Building a Rust snap by Example

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! There’s plenty of official documentation which details how to create snaps. We live in the copy/paste generation though. So lets walk through a real-world example you can use as a template, or selectively yoink sections Continue Reading

ObjectBox, database for IoT devices, adopts snaps for simplicity and ease of installation

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! When designers put their heart and soul into making super-fast, easy-to-use software to help take Internet of Things (IoT) apps to the next level, installation of that software needs to meet the same high standards. Continue Reading

Juju 2.7: Enhanced k8s experience, improved networking and more

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical is proud to announce the availability of Juju 2.7. This new release introduces a range of exciting features and several improvements which enhance Juju across various areas. To learn more about Juju, visit our Continue Reading

Canonical Announces Support for Kubernetes 1.17

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical announces full enterprise support for Kubernetes 1.17, with support covering Charmed Kubernetes, MicroK8s and Kubeadm. MicroK8s will be updated with Kubernetes 1.17 enabling users access to the latest upstream release with a single-line command Continue Reading

MicroK8s updated to Kubernetes 1.17. What’s new?

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! We’re excited to announce the release of MicroK8s with Kubernetes 1.17! MicroK8s is a Kubernetes cluster delivered as a single snap package – it can be installed on any Linux distribution which supports snaps. MicroK8s Continue Reading

Updated images of Ubuntu for the Raspberry Pi 2, 3 and 4

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Updated 32-bit and 64-bit images of Ubuntu for the Raspberry Pi family of devices have just been released. Innovators around the world can now download 32-bit images for the Raspberry Pi 2, 3 and 4, Continue Reading

The Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Pre-release Survey

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! In what is becoming an incredibly insightful tradition, we have built a 5 to 10-minute survey to collect direct feedback from as many operating system users as we can. Not just those on Ubuntu desktop Continue Reading

Simplifying hardware management during linux development

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Every few months we release a Snapcraft update, with improvements to both linux development, and snap user experience. Last week, we released Snapcraft 3.9, and this blog post will focus on the remote build feature Continue Reading

Migrating the MAAS UI from AngularJS to React

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! MAAS (metal as a service), is a Canonical product which allows for very fast server provisioning and data centre management. Around 2014, work began to build a rich UI for MAAS, primarily using the AngularJS Continue Reading

Snapcraft now auto-detects missing dependencies

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! When you build snaps, the process of composing a complete snapcraft.yaml file will usually revolve around three main activities: parts, build requirements and runtime components. Sometimes, you may discover that you’re missing certain libraries in Continue Reading

What is Kata Containers and why should I care?

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Kata Containers can significantly improve the security and isolation of your container workloads. It combines the benefits of using a hypervisor, such as enhanced security, and container orchestration capabilities provided by Kubernetes. Together with Eric Continue Reading

Build smart display devices with Mir: fast to production, secure, open-source

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Industrial robots, home appliances, advertising screens, office information boards… devices of every type around us are getting connected. As they do, their screens turn from single purpose displays to reconfigurable, multi-purpose smart display. As the Continue Reading

Productivity corner: free, versatile office suites in the Snap Store

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! For the past few decades, the digital office formula has not changed much. It still revolves around three main components – text documents, data spreadsheets and visual slide decks, designed to convey a powerful business Continue Reading

Minutes for CentOS Board of Directors 2019-11-13 Meeting

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Public minutes On 2019-11-13 the CentOS Board of Directors held their first meeting following the release of CentOS Linux 8 and announcement of CentOS Stream. As covered in this meeting, the CentOS Board are taking Continue Reading

Turning your Raspberry Pi 4 into an Edge Gateway (Part I)

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Developers get new opportunities to innovate with the emergence of edge computing. However, to unleash this innovation, form factors and software stacks suitable for hacking edge applications need to be made accessible. Canonical has enabled Continue Reading

Design and Web team summary – 22 November 2019

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! This was a fairly busy two weeks for the Web & design team at Canonical.  Here are some of the highlights of our completed work. Web squad Web is the squad that develop and maintain Continue Reading

KubeCon San Diego 2019 Flashback

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! KubeCon San Diego 2019 was a blast; lot’s of sun, beer, food, amazing projects and learning opportunities! It was great to see the community come together for the love of all things Kubernetes. The Canonical Continue Reading

CentOS Atomic Host 7.1910 Available for Download

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The CentOS Atomic SIG has released an updated version of CentOS Atomic Host (7.1910), an operating system designed to run Linux containers, built from standard CentOS 7 RPMs, and tracking the component versions included in Continue Reading

Snapcraft secret sauce: KDE neon extension

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Simplicity is the magic ingredient in any product design. For members of the KDE community, snap development has become that much simpler, thanks to the recent introduction of the KDE neon extension. Last year, we Continue Reading

The lifecycle of a component

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Vanilla Framework is a living design system for our products that will grow along with our organisation. Vanilla’s component library is used by many internal and external websites along with the cloud applications JAAS dashboard Continue Reading

Canonical introduces Charmed OSM to enable telcos with network functions management and orchestration

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! November 20, 2019: Canonical, the publishers of Ubuntu, today announced Charmed OSM – a pure upstream Open Source MANO (OSM) distribution designed for production-grade, highly available and scalable deployments. Charmed OSM provides telecommunications service providers Continue Reading

Avoiding dropped connections in nginx containers with “STOPSIGNAL SIGQUIT”

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! nginx is a very popular web server. It may have just become the most popular web server – Netcraft’s October survey found nginx had 33% market share. This may be thanks to growth in Kubernetes Continue Reading

We reduced our Docker images by 60% with –no-install-recommends

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Here at Canonical, we use Dockerfiles on a daily basis for all our web projects. Something that caught our attention recently was the amount of space that we were using for each Docker image, and Continue Reading

foo.c

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! I remember my first foo. It was September, 1974, on a PDP-11/40, in the second-floor lab at the local community college. It was an amazing experience for a fourteen-year-old, admitted at 12 to audit night Continue Reading

Lessons learned from 100+ private cloud builds

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Building a private cloud based on OpenStack has typically been a complex process with uncertain build costs based on time and materials requiring specialised expertise and low-level Linux OS knowledge. To help enterprises overcome these Continue Reading

A technical comparison between the snap and the Flatpak formats

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The adoption of new technology is almost never without hurdles. Usually, it takes a while before users become familiar and comfortable with the new concepts and usage models. Often, having a good understanding of the Continue Reading

Ubuntu updates to mitigate latest Intel hardware vulnerabilities

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Today, Intel announced a group of new vulnerabilities affecting various Intel CPUs and associated GPUs, known as TSX Asynchronous Abort (CVE-2019-11135), Intel® Processor Machine Check Error (CVE-2018-12207), and two Intel i915 graphics hardware  vulnerabilities (CVE-2019-0155, Continue Reading

Canonical at TechWeek Frankfurt

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Date: Nov 13-14Location: Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, GermanyBooth: 957 The TechWeek Frankfurt trade show will explore solutions to technology challenges organisations face across cloud computing and security, DevOps practices, Big Data management and more. With these Continue Reading

Canonical collaborates with NVIDIA to accelerate enterprise AI adoption in multi-cloud environments and at the edge

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Enterprises currently face the challenge of how to adopt and integrate AI and ML into their operations effectively, at scale and with minimum complexity. In tandem, today’s AI workloads have become increasingly advanced and the Continue Reading

Yahoo! Japan builds their IaaS environment with Canonical

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Yahoo! Japan, originally formed as a joint venture between Yahoo! and SoftBank, is one of the most popular internet advertising, search engines and e-commerce sites in the country and employs over 6000 people. Due to Continue Reading

CentOS Community newsletter, November 2019 (#1911)

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Dear CentOS enthusiast, CentOS is more than just code. If you want to contribute in other non-code ways – documentation, design, promotion, events – we want to hear from you. See the “Contributing” section below Continue Reading

UA services deployed from the command line with UA client

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical is happy to announce an updated Ubuntu Advantage (UA) client that provides users a more efficient and consistent command-line interface via single-token access to Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure services for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The Continue Reading

Roadmap for Ubuntu official support for the Raspberry Pi 4

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! With 19.10 release of Ubuntu Server, Canonical announced official support for the Raspberry Pi 4. The latest board from the Raspberry Pi Foundation sports a faster system-on-a-chip with a processor that uses the Cortex-A72 architecture Continue Reading

Design and Web team summary – 25 October 2019

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Here are some of the highlights of our completed work. Web squad Web is the squad that develop and maintain most of the brochure websites across the Canonical. This was a very busy two weeks Continue Reading

PSA for ROS users: Some things to know as Python 2 approaches EOL

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! We recently got an interesting question from a customer, and I think the answer might be helpful to a wider audience. Python 2 will reach end of life in two months. This shouldn’t be news Continue Reading

The masters speak: Forward-thinking Ubuntu users gather to share their experiences

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The inaugural Ubuntu Masters event brought together leaders from some of the world’s most exciting companies to talk about their infrastructure challenges and how they’re relying on open-source innovation to solve them. Comprised primarily of Continue Reading

OpenStack Charms 19.10 – Train, Policy Overrides and more

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical is proud to announce the availability of OpenStack Charms 19.10. This new release introduces a range of exciting features and several improvements which enhance Charmed OpenStack across various areas. To learn more about Charmed Continue Reading

Standardising software to quickly deliver a smart city platform for millions

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! New York has the highest population density of any city in the United States with over 27,000 people per square mile. The average New Yorker has a commute of 40 minutes, 14 more than the Continue Reading

Learn about our differentiated approach to IoT digital transformation at IoTSWC.

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical will be present at the 2019 IoT Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC) in Barcelona from Tuesday 29th October at booth GV/P2/0/B/224.  We are convening to the flagship IoT event, alongside more than 350 leading suppliers Continue Reading

FinTechs discuss security, regulation and innovation at New York City roundtable

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Earlier this month, Canonical, IBM and FinTech specialists Medici held a joint roundtable in New York for executives within the financial services sector to hear and discuss their pain points, the most prominent emerging technologies Continue Reading

How Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure delivers top-notch Linux security

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Linux security is central to each release of Ubuntu, the most widely-used Linux distribution. With Ubuntu’s predictable six-month release cycle, users know when to expect the latest upstream open source capabilities and security. Long Term Support Continue Reading

NVIDIA GPU Operator – Simplifying AI/ML Deployments on the Canonical Platform

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Leveraging Kubernetes for AI deployments is becoming increasingly popular. Chances are if your business is involved in AI/ML with Kubernetes you are using tools like Kubeflow to reduce complexity, costs and deployment time. Or, you Continue Reading

Snaptastic – elementary OS snap manager

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! An interesting aspect in the life of any technology is how it propagates. Like organisms in nature, technology follows evolutionary patterns, and sometimes, it can be difficult predicting them. But their observation can be quite Continue Reading

Embedded system cross-development with Ubuntu Core

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! There are fundamental differences between developing general-purpose software applications and making software for embedded systems. Embedded systems software runs on resource-constrained hardware, in contrast to general-purpose server or client applications that run on more capable Continue Reading

Onboarding edge applications on the dev environment

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Adoption of edge computing is taking hold as organisations realise the need for highly distributed applications, services and data at the extremes of a network. Whereas data historically travelled back to a centralised location, data Continue Reading

A reference architecture for secure IoT device Management

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! One of the key benefits of IoT is the ability to monitor and control connected devices remotely. This allows operators to interact with connected devices in a feedback loop, resulting in accelerated decisions. These interactions Continue Reading

Chromium in Ubuntu – deb to snap transition

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! We have recently announced that we are transitioning the Chromium deb package to the snap in Ubuntu 19.10. Such a transition is not trivial, and there have been many constructive discussions around it, so here Continue Reading

Designing an open source machine learning platform for autonomous vehicles

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Self-driving cars are one of the most notable technology breakthroughs of recent years. The progress that has been made from the DARPA challenges in the early 2000s to Waymo’s commercial tests is astounding. Despite this Continue Reading

Container registry for Kubernetes with GitLab

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Container orchestration solutions such as Kubernetes allow development teams to be quick and agile with their software deployments. “One of the main features of Kubernetes is the ability to reduce the deployment of version piece Continue Reading

Five Key Kubernetes Resources for IoT

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! IoT workloads are moving from central clouds to the edge, for reasons pertaining to latency, privacy, autonomy, and economics. However, workloads spread over several nodes at the edge are tedious to manage. Although Kubernetes is Continue Reading

The smart dump plugin

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! As you probably already know, snapcraft supports a range of plugins, designed to aid developers in making their snaps in an easier, faster, more transparent fashion. Plugins work with different programming languages and build tools, Continue Reading

5G Core implementation: Challenges in the field

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! With an emerging demand for higher speeds, lower latency, and increasing connection density,  telecommunications providers have started implementing 5G. While the initial roll-out usually takes months, the entire process is going to take years. This Continue Reading

Design and Web team summary –27 September 2019

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! This was a fairly busy two weeks for the Web & design team at Canonical.  The first week was spent at an Engineering Sprint in Paris France. The second week was back home.  Here are Continue Reading

Deploying Kubernetes Locally – MickroK8s

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! This is the second part of our introduction to MicroK8s blog series. In the previous blog, we introduced MicroK8s, went over K8s basic concepts and showed you how fast and easy it is to install Continue Reading

Easy Linux Game Streaming with OBS

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! For many, watching other people play games has long taken over from TV as the favoured source of entertainment content. As a creator, whether you stream via YouTube, Twitch.tv or Mixter, Open Broadcast Software (OBS) Continue Reading

CentOS 8 and CentOS Stream released

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! We are excited to announce the release of CentOS 8, and of the new RHEL upstream, CentOS Streams. Details can be found on the CentOS-Announce mailing list. CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact Continue Reading

Announcing the new IBM LinuxONE III with Ubuntu

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! This is a guest blog by Kara Todd, Director, Linux, IBM Z and LinuxONE Enterprises today need the most secure, and flexible system to support their initiatives, and for that system to grow and evolve Continue Reading

Release for CentOS Linux 7 (1908) on the x86_64 Architecture

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! We are pleased to announce the general availability of CentOS Linux 7 (1908) for the x86_64 architecture. Effectively immediately, this is the current release for CentOS Linux 7 and is tagged as 1908, derived from Continue Reading

Design and Web team summary – 17 September 2019

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! This was a fairly busy two weeks for the Web & design team at Canonical.  Here are some of the highlights of our completed work. Web squad Web is the squad that develop and maintain Continue Reading

Hardware discovery and kernel auto-configuration in MAAS

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! In this blog, we are going to explore how to leverage MAAS for hardware discovery and kernel auto-configuration using tags. In many cases, certain pieces of hardware require extra kernel parameters to be set in Continue Reading

Machine Learning Operations (MLOps): Deploy at Scale

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning adoption in the enterprise is exploding from Silicon Valley to Wall Street with diverse use cases ranging from the analysis of customer behaviour and purchase cycles to diagnosing medical conditions. Continue Reading

Management of snaps in a controlled, enterprise environment

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Few enterprises want all their computing devices to be fully exposed to the internet. In an environment of ever-growing security threats, isolating internal networks from the wider internet is not simply best practice, but borderline Continue Reading

Design and Web team summary – 03 September 2019

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! This was a fairly busy two weeks for the Web & design team at Canonical.  Here are some of the highlights of our completed work. Web squad Web is the squad that develop and maintain Continue Reading

Canonical joins the ROS 2 Technical Steering Committee

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! We at Canonical care deeply about robotics. We firmly believe that robots based on Linux are cheaper to develop, more flexible, more secure, and faster to market. One of the contributing factors to this being Continue Reading

A technical comparison between snaps and debs

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! How are snaps different from debs? This is a common question that comes up in technical discussions in the Linux community, especially among developers and users who have just embarked on their snap journey and Continue Reading

MicroK8s Version 1.16.0 Beta Released!

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! We’re excited to announce the release of MicroK8s 1.16 beta! MicroK8s is a lightweight and reliable Kubernetes cluster delivered as a single snap package – it can be installed on any Linux distribution which supports Continue Reading

A guide to developing Android apps on Ubuntu

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Android is the most popular mobile operating system and is continuing to grow its market share. IDC expects that Android will have 85.5% of the market by 2022, demonstrating that app development on Android will continue to Continue Reading

Snaps help Xibo rekindle its relationship with Linux

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Sometimes, relationships just don’t work out. At first, it seemed that Xibo and Linux were made for each other. Xibo had a popular open source digital signage and player system, while Linux brought a community Continue Reading

MicroK8s Gets Powerful Add-ons

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! We are excited to announce new Cilium and Helm add-ons, coming to MicroK8s! These add-ons add even more power to your Kubernetes environment built on MicroK8s. The Cilium CNI plugin brings enhanced networking features, including Continue Reading

How to integrate Ubuntu with Active Directory

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Ubiquitous use of Microsoft tools coupled with increasing popularity of open source Linux software for enterprise presents new challenges for non-Microsoft operating systems that require seamless integration with Active Directory for authentication and identity management. Continue Reading

Useful security software from the Snap Store

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Overall, most Linux distributions offer sane, reasonable defaults that balance security and functionality quite well. However, most of the security mechanisms are transparent, running in the background, and you still might require some additional, practical Continue Reading

Linting ROS 2 Packages with mypy

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! One of the most common complaints from developers moving into large Python codebases is the difficulty in figuring out type information, and the ease by which type mismatch errors can appear at runtime. Python 3.5 Continue Reading

8 Ways Snaps are Different

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Depending on the audience, the discussion of software packaging elicits very different responses. Users generally don’t care how software is packaged, so long as it works. Developers typically want software packaging as a task to Continue Reading

OpenStack Charms 19.07 – Percona Cluster Cold Start, DVR SNAT and more

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical is proud to announce the availability of OpenStack Charms 19.07. This new release introduces a range of exciting features and several improvements which enhance Charmed OpenStack across various areas. Let’s talk about a few Continue Reading

Provisioning ESXi with MAAS: An overview

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! MAAS has supported provisioning ESXi starting from MAAS 2.5. However, MAAS 2.6 has expanded its support and provides new features that significantly improves the provisioning experience. What is supported? The support MAAS provides for provisioning Continue Reading

Issue #2019.08.12 – The Kubeflow Machine Learning Toolkit

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Kubeflow — a machine learning toolkit for Kubernetes – An introduction to Kubeflow from the perspective of a data scientist. This article quickly runs through some key components – Notebooks, Model Training, Fairing, Hyperparameter Tuning Continue Reading

Enhanced Livepatch desktop integration available with Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS has just been released. For the Desktop, newer stable versions of GNOME components have been included, as well as a new feature – Livepatch desktop integration. As usual with LTS point releases, Continue Reading

Slow snap? Trace-exec to the rescue!

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Slow applications are never fun. But not knowing why an application is not behaving correctly can be even more frustrating. A well-designed system that can diagnose performance or startup issues and inform the user about Continue Reading

Ubuntu Server development summary – 06 August 2019

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Hello Ubuntu Server The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and highlights for any interesting subjects from the Ubuntu Server Team. If you would like to reach the server team, you Continue Reading

Declarative vs Imperative: DevOps done right

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Deciding whether to automate workloads, while designing your ICT infrastructure, is trivial. It’s 2019 and automation is everywhere around. However, deciding which DevOps paradigm to choose and which tool to use, may not be that Continue Reading

Charmed Kubernetes update for upstream API server vulnerability

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! An upstream Kubernetes vulnerability (CVE-2019-11247) has been identified where the API server mistakenly allows access to a cluster-scoped custom resource, if the request is made as if the resource were namespaced. Authorisations for the resource Continue Reading

Issue #2019.08.05 – Kubeflow 0.6 Release

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Kubeflow v0.6: support for artifact tracking, data versioning & multi-user – version 0.6 includes several enterprise features to support multiple users and better model training pipelines. For multiple users, Kubeflow v0.6 provides a flexible architecture Continue Reading

如何在Ubuntu下安装使用MicroK8s

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! MicroK8s是Canonical专为 Kubernetes 开发者打造,且可在桌面电脑和工作站上运行的单节点Kubernetes,现在可以在42个Linux衍生版上安装和使用。 MicroK8s拥有和Kubernetes 一样的环境和命令,主要特点有: 一键 Istio, Knative, Fluentd, Linkerd 一键 Jaeger, Prometheus, 和更多 Clustering Local storage Local registry GPGPU bindings Dashboard Metrics Automatic Updates Ingress DNS Conformant 在Ubuntu上安装MicroK8s MicroK8s通过snap应用发行,snap是最新、最为流行的Linux应用格式包,拥有开发、测试、维护、易分发、安全性高、用户体验好等特点。仅需要一个命令即可安装,命令如下: sudo snap install microk8s –classic Continue Reading

Enhancing our ZFS support on Ubuntu 19.10 – an introduction

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Ubuntu has supported ZFS as an option for some time. We started with a file-based ZFS pool on Ubuntu 15.10, then delivered it as a FS container in 16.04, and  recommended it for the fastest Continue Reading

A shift to the Linux app store experience

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Linux software developers historically have faced a number of challenges including fragmentation, distribution complexity and a lack of metrics into the success of their applications. Once an application is built, the journey does not end Continue Reading

Digital signage platform Xibo launches as a snap

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The open source digital signage platform, Xibo, is now available as a snap – the universal Linux app packaging format. Xibo provides a comprehensive suite of digital signage products, with its Content Management System (CMS) Continue Reading

Remote monitoring at the edge with MicroK8s

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! One of the benefits of the internet of things is the feedback loop created between operators and connected devices. Instrumented devices communicate sensor data to operators, who monitor the data, take actions and elicit further Continue Reading

Issue #2019.07.29 – Kubeflow Releases so far (0.5, 0.4, 0.3)

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Kubeflow 0.5 simplifies model development with enhanced UI and Fairing library – The 2019 Q1 release of Kubeflow goes broader and deeper with release 0.5. Give your Jupyter notebooks a boost with the redesigned notebook Continue Reading

Getting started with AI

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! From the smallest startups to the largest enterprises alike, organisations are using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to make the best, fastest, most informed decisions to overcome their biggest business challenges. But with AI/ML complexity Continue Reading

Handy productivity software for your home and office

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Discovery is an integral part of any store experience. Sometimes, you know what you want and need, and the experience can be short and transactional. On other occasions, you want to explore, and search for Continue Reading

The 10 new rules of open source infrastructure

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Recently, I gave a keynote at the Cloud Native / OpenStack Days in Tokyo titled “the ten new rules of open source infrastructure”. It was well received and folks pointed out on Twitter that they Continue Reading

Getting started with Ubuntu Core – streaming video from a Raspberry Pi

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Artificial intelligence relies on machine vision just as much as human intelligence relies on vision. Image sensors are, therefore, crucial for AI applications because of the richness of data that they capture. Capturing and processing Continue Reading

Ubuntu助力英国电信集团开启下一代5G云核心

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! 7月24日,Canonical宣布BT(英国电信集团)将使用Ubuntu上的Charmed OpenStack作为其下一代5G核心云的一个关键组件。Canonical(Ubuntu背后的公司)将提供开源虚拟化基础设施管理器作为BT网络功能虚拟化(NFV)方案的一部分,并逐步迁移到基于云的核心网络。 这种基于云开源的方法将确保BT能够快速部署新服务,增加容量且充分满足由5G和光纤到户产生的客户需求。Canonical的OpenStack架构也将使BT完整的5G核心网络交付变得简单。 OpenStack云软件将实现网络硬件和软件的分离,将核心网络组件转变为软件应用程序,这意味着可以通过持续集成和开发更快地更新迭代。这种分离允许不同网络应用可以跨数据中心共享同一个硬件,使得有附加容量需求时网络更具弹性和扩展性。与更换核心网络设备相比,软件更新的速度将为开发5G服务开辟新的工作方式,BT可以在几周内建立新服务并在几天内部署。 BT首席架构师Neil J. McRae说道:“Canonical正在为我们提供“原生云”(cloud-native)基础,使我们能够创建一个智能且完全融合的网络。利用开源和最佳技术将确保我们能够实现融合愿景,并为我们的客户提供世界领先的5G和FTTP体验。”  Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth说道:“BT已经认识到开放式架构所提供的效率,灵活性和创新,同时,意识到这个方式对于5G服务交付的价值。我们很高兴与他们合作,为使用开放架构奠定基础,从而为BT 5G战略打下坚实的基础。” BT的EE移动网络已在2019年5月30日在六个城市开启了5G服务。在伦敦,伯明翰,加的夫,曼彻斯特,爱丁堡和贝尔法斯特的客户和企业是英国第一批体验5G优势的用户。 英国电信还概述了其5G路线图,该路线图将从2022年开始推出基于云的完整5G核心网。 高带宽和低延迟,再加上扩展和不断增长的5G覆盖范围,将提供响应更快的网络,实现真正身临其境的移动增强现实,实时健康监控和移动云游戏。完整的5G 核心网也是BT融合网络技术的重要一步,将光纤、移动网络和WiFi融为一体,实现无缝的客户体验。 借助基于云的架构,未来的发展将是超可靠低延迟通信 (URLLC)、超高速分布式网络可以更加灵活地推出。5G的这一阶段将对实现如自动驾驶车队的实时交通管理,拥有上百万台设备监测全国空气质量的大型传感器网络,以及远程实时交互的“感知互联网” 起到关键作用。 The post Ubuntu助力英国电信集团开启下一代5G云核心 appeared first on Ubuntu Blog. Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact Continue Reading

BT turns to Canonical Ubuntu to enable next generation 5G Cloud Core

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Today, Canonical announces it’s Charmed OpenStack on Ubuntu has been selected by BT as a key component of its next generation 5G Core. Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, will provide the open source virtual infrastructure Continue Reading

企业专业支持:Ubuntu Advantage介绍

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Ubuntu Advantage  for Infrastructure为业内最全面的软件、安全和IaaS提供单一 ,每节点包支持。OpenStack和Kubernetes支持的加入,UA基础设施建设提供了验证未来数据中心所需要的一切。 Ubuntu Advantage也是Canonical为企业所提供的专业技术支持,旨在降低生成环境维护成本,确保企业生产、服务正常运行免除安全威胁。 Ubuntu Advantage 为企业提供安全、合规性支持,在提高效率的同时降低了复杂性和成本支出。Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure帮助全球领先的组织管理生产环境中的Ubuntu的部署。(以下简称Ubuntu Advantage为UA) 包含: 扩展安全维护更新(ESM) Kernel live patch 服务可避免重启 Landscape内部系统管理工具 24×7的电话和ticket支持 支持OpenStack,Kubernetes,Ceph/Swift及更多 知识库访问 IP(知识产权)法律支持计划 通过FIPS 140-2认证的加密模块和普通标准 扩展安全维护更新(ESM) 扩展的安全维护(ESM)通过UA for Infrastructure确保Ubuntu长期支持(LTS)系统的持续安全性和完整性。 Canonical Ubuntu安全团队将提供Ubuntu main archive上常用的服务器包的高危漏洞、已知的安全风险修复服务。其包含12.04 Continue Reading

Robot lifecycle management with Ubuntu

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Lifecycle management entails fulfilling changing requirements over time. However, there is a gap that the existing robot development frameworks do not address, making it challenging to tackle system-level requirements (fault tolerance, system safety, maintainability, interoperability Continue Reading

Handy snapcraft features: Remote build

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! As you probably know, there are many ways you can build snaps: locally using snapcraft, with CI systems like Travis, through Launchpad, and also via the free online Snapcraft Build Service. Now, a new preview Continue Reading

How to build a lightweight system container cluster

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! LXD, the system container manager, developed by Canonical and shipped by default with Ubuntu, makes it possible to create many containers of various Linux distributions and manage them in a way similar to virtual machines Continue Reading

在边缘端部署Kubernetes第一部分——模块搭建

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! 为帮助解决电信,多媒体,运输,物流,农业和其他细分市场的独特挑战,边缘计算继续备受关注,迎来了大增长。如果你刚接触以上几个边缘计算体系结构,下图是新兴架构体系的简单抽象。 在此图中,你可以看到边缘云位于现场设备旁边。事实上,有一个极端边缘计算的概念,它将计算资源放在现场设备上——即最左边的圆圈。连接你办公室,家电和 所有传感器网关设备就是一个极端边缘计算的例子。 到底什么是边缘计算呢? 边缘计算是云计算的一种变体,你的基础设施服务(计算,存储和网络)在物理上更靠近生成数据的现场设备。从而为你提供更低延迟和更低网络流量的双重优势。低延迟可提高现场设备的性能,使其不仅能够更快地响应,还能响应更多事件。降低网络流量有助于降低成本并提高整体吞吐量——你的核心数据中心可以支持更多现场设备。应用程序或服务是否位于边缘云或核心数据中心将取决于用例。 如何才能创建边缘云呢? 边缘云服务应该有至少两层,两层都将最大限度地提高操作效率和开发人员的工作效率,且每层都以不同的方式构建。 第一层是基础设施即服务(IaaS),除此还提供计算和存储资源,IaaS层应该满足超低延迟和高带宽的性能需求。 第二层是Kubernetes层,提供一个让你运行应用和服务的通用平台。当然,是否用Kubernetes是可选的,但今天它已经被证明是一个让企业和组织充分利用边缘计算能力的平台。你可以在现场设备、边缘云、核心数据中心和公有云上部署你的Kubernetes。这种多云部署功能为你提供了在选择的任何地方部署工作负载的完全灵活性。Kubernetes为你的开发人员提供了简化其devop实践的能力,并最大限度地缩短了与异构操作环境集成所花费的时间。 接下来的问题是,怎么部署这些层?在Canonical,我们通过使用定义明确的专用技术来实现这一目标。让我们先开始Kubernetes所需要的IaaS层。 物理基础设施生命周期管理 第一步是考虑物理基础设施,什么技术可以更有效地管理基础设施,将原始的硬件转换到你的IaaS层。在这方面,Metal-as-a-Service (MAAS),裸机即为服务已经被证明了其具有的高效性。MAAS提供可用于硬件发现的底层系统,使你可以灵活地分配计算资源并动态重新利用它们。这些底层系统通过开放API将裸机服务器暴露给更高级别的业务流程,就像你使用OpenStack和公共云一样。 随着最新版MAAS发布,你可以基于KVM pod自动创建边缘云,从而有效地使操作者能够创建具有预定义资源集(内存,处理器,存储和超额预订比)的虚拟机。你可以通过命令行和浏览器界面以及MAAS API来完成上面操作。你也可以是用Canonical的高级编排解决方案Juju来构建自己的自动化框架。 正如我们在柏林的OpenStack峰会期间所展示的那样。MAAS还可以被优化过的方式部署以便在机架交换机上运行。 边缘应用的编排 一旦边缘云的物理基础架构的发现和配置完成,第二步就是选择一个业务流程工具,以便在边缘基础架构上轻松安装Kubernetes或其他软件。你可以通过Juju简单安装一个完全兼容上游Kubernetes的Charmed Kubernetes。使用Kubernetes时,你可以安装容器化工作负载,为其提供最高性能。 在电信领域,容器网络功能(CNFs)等工作负载非常适合这种架构。 Charmed Kubernetes还有其他的优点。能够在虚拟化环境中运行或直接在裸机上运行,全自动Charmed Kubernetes部署内置高可用性设计,允许就地,零停机升级。这些都是经过验证的,真正具有弹性的边缘基础架构和解决方案。Charmed Kubernetes的另一个好处是能够自动检测和配置GPGPU资源,以加速AI模型论证和容器化转码工作负载。 下一步 当选择好了合适的技术,现在是时候部署环境和开始验证程序。下一部分的博客文章将包含实际操作的例子。 The post 在边缘端部署Kubernetes第一部分——模块搭建 appeared first on Ubuntu Blog. Continue Reading

CentOS Atomic Host 7.1906 Available for Download

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The CentOS Atomic SIG has released an updated version of CentOS Atomic Host (7.1906), an operating system designed to run Linux containers, built from standard CentOS 7 RPMs, and tracking the component versions included in Continue Reading

MAAS 2.6 – ESXi storage, multiple gateways, HTTP boot and more

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical is happy to announce the availability of MAAS 2.6. This new release introduces a range of very exciting features and several improvements that enhances MAAS across various areas. Let’s talk about a few notable Continue Reading

Analyze ACPI Tables in a Text File with FWTS

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! I often need to implement tests for new ACPI tables before they become available on real hardware. Fortunately, FWTS provides a framework to read ACPI tables’ binary. The below technique is especially convenient for ACPI Continue Reading

如何在Mac上配置Kubernetes

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Mac用户可使用MicroK8s运行Kubernetes环境进而开发、测试应用。通过下面的步骤可轻松搭建此环境。 A clean install of MicroK8s on macOS and the Grafana dashboard. MicroK8s 是一个Ubuntu推出的一个本地的Kubernetes版本。它是一个轻量级的snap应用,可安装到PC上作为一个单节点集群使用。尽管MicroK8s仅针对Linux构建,但是也可以在Mac上启Ubuntu VM来实现。 MicroK8s Ubuntu上和任何支持snap的操作系统 的Kubernetes原生服务都运行在。这对于开发应用,创建简单的K8s集群和本地微服务开发非常有帮助,所有的开发工作最终都还是需要部署的。 MicroK8s提供另一个级别的可靠性因为它提供了与当前Kubernetes版本一致的开发环境。 在最新的上游K8s发布后的一周内,在Ubuntu上即可使用。(以下简称Kubernetes为K8s) 在Mac上配置Kubernetes K8s和MicroK8s都需要一个Linux内核来工作,因此2者都需要Ubuntu环境。Mac用户可使用Multipass,此工具被设计为方便用户在Mac、Windows、Linux上开启Ubuntu VM(虚拟)环境。 下面的教程将介绍在Mac上配置Multipass和运行K8s。 步骤1:使用Multipass为Mac安装一个VM 最新的Multipass的程序包可在Github上找到,双击.pkg即可安装。用MicroK8s来启动一个VM: multipass launch –name microk8s-vm –mem 4G –disk 40Gmultipass exec Continue Reading

The DevOps guide to IoT projects

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Traditional development methods do not scale into the IoT sphere. Strong inter-dependencies and blurred boundaries among components in the edge device stack result in fragmentation, slow updates, security issues, increased cost, and reduced reliability of Continue Reading

Updated CentOS Vagrant Images Available (v1905.01)

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! We are pleased to announce new official Vagrant images of CentOS Linux 6.10 and CentOS Linux 7.6.1810 for x86_64. All included packages have been updated to May 30th, 2019. Known Issues The VirtualBox Guest Additions Continue Reading

Ubuntu updates for TCP SACK Panic vulnerabilities

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Issues have been identified in the way the Linux kernel’s TCP implementation processes Selective Acknowledgement (SACK) options and handles low Maximum Segment Size (MSS) values. These TCP SACK Panic vulnerabilities could expose servers to a Continue Reading

Faster snap development – additional tips and tricks

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Recently, we published several blog posts, aimed at helping developers enjoy a smoother, faster, more streamlined experience creating snaps. We discussed the tools and tricks you can employ in snapcraft to accelerate the speed at Continue Reading

Cloud Instance Initialisation with cloud-init

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, multi-cloud… the variety of locations, platforms and physical substrate you can start a cloud instance on is vast. Yet once you have selected an operating system which best supports Continue Reading

Development tips and tricks – snap try and snapcraft pack

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Over the past several months, we have shared with you several articles and tutorials showing how to accelerate application development so that a typically demanding, time-consuming process becomes an easier, faster and more fun one. Continue Reading

The future of mobile connectivity

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Mobile operators face a range of challenges today from saturation, competition and regulation – all of which are having a negative impact on revenues. The introduction of 5G offers new customer segments and services to Continue Reading

Statement on 32-bit i386 packages for Ubuntu 19.10 and 20.04 LTS

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Thanks to the huge amount of feedback this weekend from gamers, Ubuntu Studio, and the WINE community, we will change our plan and build selected 32-bit i386 packages for Ubuntu 19.10 and 20.04 LTS. We Continue Reading

Kubernetes on Mac: how to set up

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! MicroK8s can be used to run Kubernetes on Mac for testing and developing apps on macOS. MicroK8s is the local distribution of Kubernetes developed by Ubuntu. It’s a compact Linux snap that installs a single Continue Reading

Vanilla Framework 2.0 upgrade guide

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! We have just released Vanilla Framework 2.0, Canonical’s SCSS styling framework, and – despite our best efforts to minimise the impact – the new features come with changes that will not be automatically backwards compatible Continue Reading

Parallel installs – test and run multiple instances of snaps

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! In Linux, testing software is both easy and difficult at the same time. While the repository channels offer great availability to software, you can typically only install a single instance of an application. If you Continue Reading

Kubernetes on Windows

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: Kubernetes on Windows appeared first on Ubuntu Blog. The post Kubernetes on Windows appeared first on Ubuntu Blog. Continue Reading

Your first robotic arm with Ubuntu Core, coming from Niryo

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Niryo has built a fantastic 6-axis robotic arm called ‘Niryo One’. It is a 3D-printed, affordable robotic arm focused mainly on educational purposes. Additionally, it is fully open source and based on ROS. On the Continue Reading

Customisable for the enterprise: the next-generation of drones

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Drones, and their wide-ranging uses, have been a constant topic of conversation for some years now, but we’re only just beginning to move away from the hypothetical and into reality. The FAA estimates that there Continue Reading

Ubuntu Server development summary – 11 June 2019

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Hello Ubuntu Server The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and highlights for any interesting subjects from the Ubuntu Server Team. If you would like to reach the server team, you Continue Reading

Get to know these 5 Ubuntu community resources

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! As open-source software, Ubuntu is designed to serve a community of users and innovators worldwide, ranging from enterprise IT pros to small-business users to hobbyists. Ubuntu users have the opportunity to share experiences and contribute Continue Reading

Small Robot Company sows the seeds for autonomous and more profitable farming

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! In Europe, the cost of running a cereal farm – cultivating wheat, rice, and other grains – has risen by 85% in the last 25 years, yet crop yields and revenues have stagnated. And while Continue Reading

Snapcraft confinement & interfaces

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Snaps. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the OSS Snapcraft. Its continuing mission, to provide snap users with simple, clear and effective tips and tricks on how to build and publish their applications. Continue Reading

Need to set up servers in remote locations?

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Use bare metal provisioning with a top-of-the-rack switch When deploying a small footprint environment such as edge computing sites, 5G low latency services, a site support cabinet or baseband unit, its critical to establish the Continue Reading

Debug ACPI Tables with Firmware Test Suite (FWTS)

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! In my previous two articles, ACPI AML Debugger in Ubuntu 18.04 & Debug AML (DSD & SSDT) with ACPICA Utilities, I discussed techniques for AML debugging; however the ACPI specification includes many other important tables. Continue Reading

Ubuntu Server development summary – 28 May 2019

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Hello Ubuntu Server The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and highlights for any interesting subjects from the Ubuntu Server Team. If you would like to reach the server team, you Continue Reading

Introducing the Ubuntu security podcast

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The Ubuntu Security Podcast is a weekly podcast covering all the latest news and developments from the Ubuntu Security team. Each week the team discuss the various security updates that have been published across the Continue Reading

Snapcraft parts & plugins

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Last week, we published Introduction to snapcraft, a tutorial that provided a detailed overview of the snap build process. We touched on the concepts like snap ecosystem components, snapcraft command line, snapcraft.yaml syntax, and more. Continue Reading

Kubeflow at KubeCon Europe 2019 in Barcelona

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Kubeflow, the Kubernetes native application for AI and Machine Learning, continues to accelerate feature additions and community growth. The community has released two new versions since the last Kubecon – 0.4 in January and 0.5 Continue Reading

Introduction to snapcraft

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! First steps are always hard, especially in technology. Most of the time, you need a primer, just the right dose of knowledge, to get started with a platform. This tutorial and upcoming sequels are designed Continue Reading

Ubuntu Core 18专题研讨会图文版

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Ubuntu在公有云、混合云、容器、AI机器学习、IoT边缘计算领域有着广泛的使用和庞大的生态圈。今天我们着重介绍Ubuntu Core在物联网的应用,Ubuntu Core正在驱动着整个物联网设备。Ubuntu Core在无人机、边缘网关、机器人、工业等行业领域都非常流行,是这些行业领域的首选OS(操作系统)。 从事IoT(物联网)业务的企业正面临产品软件安全更新维护和成本效应乃至营收的难题。随着时间的迁移,成本支出将变得更高。传统解决方案如今会使得产品生命期过半后将面临盈利困难的问题,影响企业新产品的研发和迭代升级。因此,一个能在产品整个生命周期中为企业持续盈利的平台对于企业来说至关重要。 单一的产品+软件服务的传统商业模式在现今市场上已缺乏竞争力,固定的硬件成本+无盈利的软件平台+高昂的安全维护成本使得其在发展上受限。平台的经济性已被证明是另一个出路,在同业内也具备更大的竞争优势。软件平台的持续性增长将会给企业带来更多营收,使得产品线升级、迭代的过程更加平滑。 软件安全问题正呈现全球性,大范围爆发的趋势,企业需要做好足够的安全准备,尤其在产品量产和正式上线阶段。量产前需要做好后期安全维护更新的机制,上线时需要有可行,稳定,高效的安全方案。物联网的特点是分散,并发,集中管理,如距离很远用于风力发电的电机网关,维护成本巨大和不便。 为企业生产力而设计 Ubuntu Core是一个为企业生产力而设计的Ubuntu版本,拥有和Ubuntu一样的内核。拥有上千的应用的软件商店,更可靠、安全、稳定,对企业营收更友好。 重新定义商业模式 Snap store,自由定制化,灵活的软件生态,营收链。企业可选择品牌定制应用商店,接入应用商店或定制,拥有可控的灵活安全更新维护机制,解决维护难、成本高的难题。 安全和成本效益兼备 Ubuntu Core 18拥有主动安全机制,事务性的系统到软件层的更新,默认应用都受限,Canonical10年的可靠安全支持。这些都将安全提升到了新高度,同时降低维护成本。 强大的开发者社区,现在开发者在Ubuntu平台上开发嵌入式的Linux应用将变得更简单,一个平台即可涵盖设备到云端的连接。同时,在多版本多架构的软件测试、分发上体验更友好。 了解更多关于Ubuntu Core 18的内容或联系我们。 The post Ubuntu Core 18专题研讨会图文版 appeared first on Ubuntu Blog. Ubuntu is available in Continue Reading

Ubuntu updates to mitigate new Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) vulnerabilities

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) describes a group of vulnerabilities (CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, and CVE-2019-11091) in various Intel microprocessors, which allow a malicious process to read various information from another process which is executing on the Continue Reading

CentOS 8.0.1905 build status

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Hi, As everybody is probably aware now, RHEL 8.0 was released earlier this week . Instead of publishing multiple blog posts here and then point to updated content, we decided this time to have a Continue Reading

CentOS Storage SIG Quarterly Report

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Purpose To make CentOS a suitable platform for many different storage solutions. It should be very simple for users to deploy CentOS with the components of storage projects of their choice. Membership Update Ceph and Continue Reading

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS has transitioned to ESM support

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ‘Trusty Tahr’ transitioned into the ESM support phase at the end of April 2019, and will no longer be supported for users who do not have access to Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) Continue Reading

CentOS Stotage SIG Quarterly Report

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Purpose To make CentOS a suitable platform for many different storage solutions. It should be very simple for users to deploy CentOS with the components of storage projects of their choice. Membership Update Ceph and Continue Reading

19.04 ‘Disco Dingo’ now available as optimised desktop image for Hyper-V

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Running Ubuntu as a virtual machine continues to be a popular way to use the desktop. Back in September 2018 we announced the availability of optimised 18.04 LTS desktop images for Microsoft’s Hyper-V gallery bring Continue Reading

Switch life mode to FUN with some cool Linux games

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! If you think of the Internet as a big flat disk balancing precariously on the shoulders of titans, one of those titans happens to be gaming. People use their computing devices for a range of Continue Reading

Canonical at Cephalocon Barcelona 2019

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Date: May 19-20 Location: Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain This second Cephalocon event will be a celebration of Ceph and share a number of insights into Ceph in operations. Among the 800 storage technologists present, Continue Reading

Canonical consolidates open infrastructure support and security offerings

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! 29th April, 2019: Canonical today announced Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure, a consolidated enterprise security, compliance and support offering that covers the full range of open source infrastructure capabilities for up to 10 years. “A surge Continue Reading

An introduction to AppArmor

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated, attack frequency is on the rise, and the cost of cybercrime damage is projected to reach $6 trillion annually by 2021. Traditional defensive measures such as firewalls and intrusion detection Continue Reading

Visit Canonical at Dell Technologies World

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical and Dell are working together to transform your business from the desktop to cloud to edge. Visit us at Dell Technologies World 2019 from Monday, 29 April to Wednesday, 1 May in booth #495 Continue Reading

Announcing OpenJDK 11 packages in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! OpenJDK 11 is now the default Java package in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, replacing OpenJDK 10, the previously supported rapid release version and original package default for Ubuntu 18.04. This OpenJDK package is covered by the Continue Reading

On the Case – High Resource Usage

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! A customer recently submitted a case that Pedro Principeza, a Canonical Support Engineer, was able to solve using an interesting technique. Principeza was contacted to help pinpoint the processes that were generating a high rate Continue Reading

Make compelling videos with free software: Director’s Cut

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Creating videos is easy. Creating great videos, not so much. A good production starts with an idea, but it also requires talent, time and tools. We cannot do much about the first two, but we Continue Reading

Why the Visual Studio Code team launched a snap

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code is a popular free code editor with built-in support for debugging, task running, and version control. While available for Linux via tarball, rpm, and debian package options, the Visual Studio Code Continue Reading

正しいLinux OSの選択によりIoT製品化までの時間を短縮

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! IoT産業の数十億ドル規模の将来性を見込んで、関連するハードウェア、ソフトウェア、およびソリューションが急増するなか、各ベンダーは開発から市場投入までの時間を早めようと苦悩しています。製品の市場への投入段階、あるいは最悪の場合投入後の問題を回避するためには、開発段階で最初から適切なインフラを選ぶなど、正しい選択をすることがより一層重要になります。 市場投入までの時間を短縮する一つの方法は、最初から正しいオペレーティングシステム(OS)を選択することです。これにより、製品を保守可能、かつ拡張可能、そしてなによりセキュアにします。Eclipseの『IoT Developer Survey 2018』(IoT開発者調査2018)によると、LinuxベースのOSが現在もIoTエコシステムで最もよく使われており、RaspbianとUbuntu/Ubuntu Coreがトップシェアを占めています。 商用IoTゲートウェイメーカーのRigadoは、自社のハードウェアの製造においてこのOS選択の問題に直面しました。当初はオープンソースのLinux OSであるYoctoを採用しましたがすぐに、これでは顧客がOS、セキュリティ、その他の更新の保守に莫大な時間を費やさなければならないことが判明しました。これは多くのRigadoの顧客にとって重要な事業目的の妨げとなるものでした。 そこでRigadoは、Ubuntu Core、Snap、およびCanonicalのプライベートブランドストアに切り替えることで、顧客の悩みを取り除くことにしました。Ubuntu CoreとSnapに関して、Rigado CEOのBen Corrado氏は次のように述べています。「コンテナ化された技術を用いて知的財産を保護するソリューションがすでに用意されています。Rigadoは、Canonicalとの関係を通じて、セキュアでシームレスかつ管理された更新を提供できます。」 Rigadoは、顧客によるゲートウェイインフラ技術の選び方に変化をもたらすことで、製品の市場投入までの時間が短縮されることを理解しました。顧客はRigadoのCascadeプラットフォームを使用することで、3~6か月でコンセプトから本稼働まで移行し、開発時間および市場投入までの時間を最大で1年早めることができます。 固定機能のゲートウェイからパッケージベースの集中管理ソリューションへのシフトがRigadoのビジネスにもたらした提供は、顧客にとって非常に重要です。「文書化された体系的なプロセスであることで、私たちは一つの顧客を通じて得た経験をすべての顧客に展開することができ、その結果、顧客は迅速に現場へと展開することが可能となるのです」とCorrado氏は述べています。 RigadoがUbuntu CoreとSnapにより市場投入までの時間をどのように短縮したのか、以下のビデオでCorrado氏のインタビュー全文をご覧いただけます。 The post 正しいLinux OSの選択によりIoT製品化までの時間を短縮 appeared first on Ubuntu Blog. Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us Continue Reading

Optimising IoT bandwith with delta updates

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! As connected devices proliferate in the Internet of Things (IoT), companies need an efficient over-the-air (OTA) update mechanism for remotely delivering new software, features, firmware updates and security enhancements to potentially huge numbers of geographically Continue Reading

API v3 of the yaml package for Go is available

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! API v3 of the yaml package for Go is out, and it brings comment handling, intermediate node representations, and much more. The initial sketch for v3 of the yaml package for Go was first drafted Continue Reading

Visual Studio Code launches as a snap

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! 4th  April 2019, London, UK – As of today, Microsoft Visual Studio Code is available for Linux as a snap, providing seamless auto-updates for its users. Visual Studio Code, a free, lightweight code editor, has Continue Reading

#CentOS15 – Manuel “Wolfy” Wolfshant

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! For our next #CentOS15 profile, I spoke with Manuel “Wolfy” Wolfshant, who has been an active member of our community since the very beginning, shortly after we started working with the WhiteBox Linux community. (You Continue Reading

Welcoming Packet.net as new sponsor for CentOS.org infra

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! It’s not a secret that the CentOS project has always been running on sponsored infra since the beginning of the journey. While over the years we sometimes lost some “sponsors”, we are always happy to Continue Reading

MicroK8s in the Wild

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical released MicroK8s in December 2018, and as its popularity has grown, some interesting projects using this micro Kubernetes distribution have surfaced. To begin with a little background, Kubernetes is an open source container orchestrator Continue Reading

Snap startup time improvements

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Several months ago, we shared an article titled I have a need, a need for snap that detailed the application performance results of snaps compared to their classic repo counterparts. We tested GIMP and VLC Continue Reading

CentOS Atomic Host 7.1902 Available for Download

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The CentOS Atomic SIG has released an updated version of CentOS Atomic Host (7.1902), an operating system designed to run Linux containers, built from standard CentOS 7 RPMs, and tracking the component versions included in Continue Reading

Design and Web team summary – 15 March 2019

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! This was a fairly busy two weeks for the Web & design team at Canonical. Here are some of the highlights of our completed work. Web team Homepage takeovers This iteration we designed and built Continue Reading

Debug ACPI DSDT and SSDT with ACPICA Utilities

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Using acpidbg on Ubuntu 18.04 x64 can be quite handy; however, the Linux kernel with ACPI_DEBUGGER is not always available, such as on Ubuntu for ARM. In such cases, acpica also provides a set of Continue Reading

Errata/Releases, March 19th 2019

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! A substantial number of released/updates were announced on Tuesday, March 19th, and are listed below. For timely announcements of these updates, subscribe to the centos-announce mailing list, at https://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos-announce . Errata and Enhancements Advisories We issued the Continue Reading

The path to Ubuntu Core

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! At Canonical, helping customers overcome their challenges is what we do every day. In the IoT world, a common challenge we encounter is customers who are interested in transitioning to Ubuntu Core and the snapcraft.io Continue Reading

Make your snap development faster

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! “All my centurions develop using snaps.” Julius Caesar By and large, software development can be an enjoyable process. Until you hit the first error, that is. At that point, you want to get past the Continue Reading

Porting Ubuntu Core 18 to Nvidia Jetson TX1 Developer Kit

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Ubuntu Core (UC) is Canonical’s take in the IoT space. There are pre-built images for officially supported devices, like Raspberry Pi or Intel NUCs, but if we have something else and there is no community Continue Reading

Fresh KDE snaps for February 2019

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! During February 2019 we celebrated another fine Plasma release with our friends at KDE by showcasing a month of KDE snaps on the Snapcraft Twitter and other social accounts. The KDE developers have done amazing Continue Reading

How to ensure the ongoing security and compliance of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ‘Trusty Tahr’

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Ubuntu 14.04 LTS the ‘Trusty Tahr’ is a reliable and intuitive release, adopted by many enterprises for cloud infrastructure when released in April 2014. However, as 14.04 reaches the end of its five-year, Basic Security Continue Reading

How to create snapshots of your snaps

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Data backups are arguably the most important part of one’s software setup. While many scenarios fall into the realm of if, data loss belongs in the when domain. Over time, every one of us will Continue Reading

Updated CentOS Vagrant Images Available (v1902.01)

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! We are pleased to announce new official Vagrant images of CentOS Linux 6.10 and CentOS Linux 7.6.1810 for x86_64. All included packages have been updated to February 28th, 2019. Known Issues The VirtualBox Guest Additions Continue Reading

Infographic: Snapcraft for developers

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! At the end of last year, we shared an infographic highlighting the adoption of snaps by users for their desktop, server or IoT devices. Those snaps wouldn’t be available without the growing number of developers Continue Reading

How to quickly deploy production-ready Kubernetes

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Kubernetes, the flexible software that coordinates containers, runs on a range of platforms, from public to private cloud, data centers, bare metal and virtualised infrastructure, and requires a number of considerations for design and performance Continue Reading

CentOS Pulse Newsletter, March 2019 (#1903)

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Dear CentOS enthusiast, Another month into 2019, and we have a lot to tell you about. Releases and updates SIG updates Events Contributing to the newsletter CentOS is 15! As you may have seen either Continue Reading

Greg Kurtzer: Founder of the CentOS project

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! As I’ve mentioned, as we approach our 15th anniversary, I’ve been talking with some of the people who were around in those early days, to get more of the backstory. (See our YouTube channel for Continue Reading

MAAS – Fast and efficient virtualisation for small and medium enterprises

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The advent of virtualisation has significantly changed the way we use IT infrastructure. In theory, the ability to share single server resources to run multiple isolated operating systems provides flexibility and promises easy operations. However, Continue Reading

CentOS Opstools SIG Quarterly Report

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! CentOS Opstools SIG Quarterly Report Dec 01, 2018 – Feb 28, 2019 Purpose Provide tools and, documentation, recommendations and best practices for operators of large infrastructure. Membership update We need to be honest to see Continue Reading

How to backup your application settings

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! A reliable data backup plan should be an integral part of everyone’s software arsenal. If you accidentally delete your files, or something goes wrong in your setup, you will have your data safely stored in Continue Reading

Single-Node Kubernetes on Raspberry Pi with MicroK8s and Ubuntu

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Introduction The goal of this blog post is to explain how to setup and run Ubuntu Server on a Raspberry Pi with MicroK8s on-top to provide a single-node Kubernetes host for development and testing. In Continue Reading

EdgeX Foundry, the common framework for IoT edge computing, now available as a snap

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! EdgeX Foundry is now available as a snap, making it available to millions of Linux users and developers via the ever-expanding Snap Store. EdgeX Foundry is a vendor-neutral open source project hosted by The Linux Continue Reading

Using LXD on your Chromebook

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Introduction On supported Chromebook, starting with Chrome OS 69, a new feature called Linux Apps was introduced. This allows Chrome OS users, on supported to install normal Linux applications from the Debian repository and have Continue Reading

Ubuntu is EAL2 certified

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical has received Common Criteria EAL2 certification. The evaluation covers a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS on one of the supported platforms listed in the certification report. Common Criteria (CC) for Information Technology Security Evaluation Continue Reading

Securing IoT device data against physical access

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Security remains the number one concern when designing and deploying IoT devices. High profile breaches continue to occur and concerns cease to subside. For any organisation, security needs to be front of mind and considered Continue Reading

How selecting the right Linux OS expedites IoT time to market

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! With a proliferation of related hardware, software and solutions being rushed out to capture the promise of a multi-billion dollar IoT industry, vendors are under pressure to decrease their development time and speed up their Continue Reading

Easy IoT with Ubuntu Core and Raspberry Pi

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Easy IoT with Ubuntu Core and Pi My current job involves me mostly working in the upper layers of the desktop software stack however I started out working in what was then called embedded engineering Continue Reading

Using buildah to build container images on CentOS

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! In this post, we’re going to talk about how to use buildah to build container images on CentOS. buildah is a command line tool that facilitates building OCI compliant images. There’s a plethora of information Continue Reading

ACPI AML Runtime Debugger in Ubuntu 18.04 (x64)

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! ACPICA is an open-source project that provides an operating system (OS)-independent reference implementation. It also contains a list of utilities such as ASL compiler (iasl), acpiexec (an AML emulator). However, AML debugging on Linux in Continue Reading

Videos from FOSDEM Dojo now live

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Just a quick update – the schedule from the recent CentOS Dojo at FOSDEM has been updated to include the videos from each presentation. Note: Three of the talks are missing video due to equipment Continue Reading

A fresh look for releases.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! As part of the ongoing project to upgrade all of our websites to use our Vanilla Framework, we tackled releases.ubuntu.com, a website that lists all Ubuntu releases available for download. Our design and build process Continue Reading

Understanding containerised workloads for Telco

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! For telecommunications companies evaluating ways to transition and modernise their network infrastructure, cloud-native, container-based microservices architectures are a powerful solution in meeting requirements of compute needs through edge cloud and beyond. Understanding infrastructure implications and Continue Reading

Creating multi-purpose hardware with IoT app stores

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The traditional approach to IoT requires customised hardware and kernels with a monolithic software image being flashed at the manufacturing stage leaving devices static. This renders devices unable to evolve functionality and subject to unmitigated Continue Reading

Releases/updates on Feb 1

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! On February 1st (last week) there were a large number of enhancements/updates released by the CentOS community:   Errata and Enhancements Advisories We issued the following CEEA (CentOS Errata and Enhancements Advisories): CEEA-2019:0178 CentOS 7 Continue Reading

Financial services businesses say multi-cloud is central to their plans for AI, containers and blockchain, 451 Research reveals

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The Canonical commissioned study found that 60% of financial services businesses bank on the benefits of multi-cloud to support emerging technologies, but significant skills gap still exists An independent report by 451 Research, ‘Multi-Cloud Fundamental Continue Reading

CentOS Pulse Newsletter, February 2019 (#1902)

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Dear CentOS enthusiast, Another month into 2019, and we have a lot to tell you about. Releases and updates SIG updates Events Contributing to the newsletter Releases and updates Errata and Enhancements Advisories We issued Continue Reading

Ubuntu at Mobile World Congress 2019

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the world’s largest annual gathering for the mobile industry, held in Barcelona, Spain. This year, there will be a number of people from Canonical at the event. If you want Continue Reading

Ubuntu at Embedded World 2019

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Event Details: Date: February 26 – 28, 2019 Location: Nuremberg, Germany Venue: Messe Stand: 4-660 Canonical is excited to return to one of the leading events in the IoT calendar – Embedded World in Nuremberg, Continue Reading

Design and Web team summary – 04 February 2019

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Welcome to the latest work and updates from the design and web team. Web squad Three new homepage takeovers This iteration we designed three, built two and are showing one new homepage takeover. Branded snap Continue Reading

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr End of Life

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Ubuntu 14.04 LTS – ESM will become available once Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr reaches its End of Life on April 30, 2019. Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) is an available feature with Ubuntu Advantage, Canonical’s commercial Continue Reading

Updated CentOS Vagrant Images Available (v1901.01)

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! We are pleased to announce new official Vagrant images of CentOS Linux 6.10 and CentOS Linux 7.6.1810 for x86_64. All included packages have been updated to January 28th, 2019. Known Issues The VirtualBox Guest Additions Continue Reading

CentOS NFV SIG Quarterly Report

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! NFV SIG Quarterly Report through February 1st, 2019 Purpose The CentOS NFV  SIG exists to support Network Function Virtualization (NFV) in CentOS. Specifically, the idea is to be a vehicle to provide packages for implementers Continue Reading

Taking Octavia for a ride with Kubernetes on OpenStack

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Want to enable your developers to deploy highly available web applications, web services or microservices? Do you also need to cater for existing and legacy workloads? Sounds like your requirements are in the sweet spot Continue Reading

Our new team practices site, and the democratic repository behind it

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! A month ago, we published our web and design team practices website, from the repository that we’ve been building up for nearly two years now. I’ll try to explain why I am so proud of Continue Reading

Zero to Snap – Rev up your packaging

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Software developers often have enough to worry about. Their focus is creating the best application they can, often without having to consider packaging. We recently discovered Akira, which illustrates this well. The small team of Continue Reading

Promo SIG quarterly report, February 2019

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! As per the SIG reporting guide, the Promo SIG offers its quarterly report for the period from Nov 1, 2018 through Feb 1, 2019 Purpose The CentOS Promotion SIG exists to provide promotion, and consistent Continue Reading

Ubuntu Core 18 released for secure, reliable IoT devices

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical today published Ubuntu Core 18, bringing the popular Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to high-security embedded devices. “Dell has been working closely with Canonical over the past three years to certify Ubuntu Core on all our Continue Reading

MAAS 2.5 : Growing the ecosystem and support for KVM micro-clouds

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Our latest release makes for a very exciting point in the MAAS evolution. As datacenter (DC) infrastructure grows at unparalleled scale fueled by new applications and services such as connected autonomous cars, augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) Continue Reading

Updated CentOS Vagrant Images Available (v1812.01)

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! We are pleased to announce new official Vagrant images of CentOS Linux 6.10 and CentOS Linux 7.6.1810 for x86_64. All included packages have been updated to January 1st, 2019. Important changes The centos/7 images use Continue Reading

CentOS PaaS SIG Quarterly report

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Purpose The CentOS PaaS SIG is working on delivering multiple PaaS Stacks that are built, tested and delivered into the CentOS Ecosystem for end user consumption, run as a service and also provided in various Continue Reading

Fresh Snaps from December 2018

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Another month passes and we’ve got a collection of applications which crossed our “desk” (Twitter feed) during December 2018. Take a look down the list, and discover something new today. 1. travis Travis CI Developers! Continue Reading

Snap up your development – Tools for making the snap trek easier

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Software development is what happens in between users and bug reports. Niccolo Machiavelli In an ideal world, developers would be able to create new applications without any errors, and live happily ever after. Unfortunately, errors, Continue Reading

Ubuntu Server development summary – 08 January 2019

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Hello Ubuntu Server The purpose of this communication is to provide a status update and highlights for any interesting subjects from the Ubuntu Server Team. If you would like to reach the server team, you Continue Reading

Apellix engineers safer work environments with Ubuntu powered aerial robotics

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! In 2016, 16% of all workplace deaths in the US were attributed to falls. Apellix, a Florida-based start up, who specialise in aerial robotics aims to reduce this number by using their drones in place Continue Reading

CentOS SCLo SIG Quarterly report

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! CentOS SCLo SIG Quarterly report Purpose Packaging and maintaining Software Collections packages, providing the ability to install several versions of various software side by side. Releases and packages Several new software collections were provided: Git Continue Reading

CentOS Pulse Newsletter, January 2019 (#1901)

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Dear CentOS enthusiast, We wish you a happy and prosperous 2019, full of CentOS! Releases and updates December was a very busy month for releases and updates. The following releases and updates happened in December. Continue Reading

CentOS Cloud SIG Quarterly Report

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! 01 September 2018 – 31 November 2018 Purpose Packaging and maintaining different FOSS based Private cloud infrastructure applications that one can install and run natively on CentOS. https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/Cloud Membership Update We are always looking for Continue Reading

Reminder: CentOS Dojo at FOSDEM just a few weeks away

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! We’re looking forward to seeing all of you in Brussels next month! The annual FOSDEM CentOS Dojo will be happening, as usual, on the Friday before FOSDEM starts – February 1st, 2019 – at the Continue Reading

CentOS Atomic Host 7.1811 Available for Download

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The CentOS Atomic SIG has released an updated version of CentOS Atomic Host (7.1811), an operating system designed to run Linux containers, built from standard CentOS 7 RPMs, and tracking the component versions included in Continue Reading

Updated CentOS Vagrant Images Available (v1811.01)

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! We are pleased to announce new official Vagrant images of CentOS Linux 6.10 and CentOS Linux 7.6.1810 for x86_64. All included packages have been updated to November 30th, 2018. Known Issues The VirtualBox Guest Additions Continue Reading

Canonical publishes auto-apply vulnerability patch for Kubernetes

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Charmed distribution of Kubernetes clusters auto-apply vulnerability patches for CVE-2018-1002105 On December 3 2018,  the Kubernetes project disclosed a security vulnerability in all versions of its popular container orchestration software. The vulnerability, CVE-2018-1002105, exists in Continue Reading

Canonical and Dell EMC provide certified, production-ready Kubernetes solution

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Dell EMC and Canonical today announced the continued evolution of their long-standing partnership to bring a tested and validated container orchestration solution to market through a reference architecture framework that helps organisations quickly and confidently Continue Reading

Canonical launches MicroK8s – deploy Kubernetes in seconds

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical has released MicroK8s – a fast and efficient upstream Kubernetes delivered as a single snap package that installs on 42 flavours of Linux. With a small disk and memory footprint, MicroK8s provides an efficient way Continue Reading

Canonical widens Kubernetes support with kubeadm

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical is pleased to announce commercial support for Kubernetes clusters deployed using kubeadm. Companies using kubeadm to deploy Kubernetes in production, development or multi-stage environments, can immediately benefit from enterprise support through Ubuntu Advantage for Continue Reading

Canonical and Supermicro collaborate to advance enterprises’ Kubernetes adoption

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, and Supermicro, a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking and green technologies, today announce a joint offering helping enterprises to accelerate the design and deployment of their Kubernetes stack Continue Reading

Minimum viable Kubernetes

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! The appeal of Kubernetes is universal. Application development, operations and infrastructure teams recognise diverse reasons for its immediate utility and growing potential — a testament of Kubernetes’ empathetic design. Web apps, galvanised by the 12 Continue Reading

Design and Web team summary – 04 December 2018

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Welcome to the latest work and updates from the design and web team. Web squad Takeovers In collaboration with the marketing team, we have produced three takeovers Apellix webinar: Discover how Apellix has designed revolutionary Continue Reading

CentOS Pulse Newsletter, December 2018 (#1807)

CentOS is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers! Dear CentOS enthusiast, Can you believe it’s December already? Here’s what’s been happening in the past month at CentOS. Releases and updates The following releases and updates happened in November. For each update, the given Continue Reading

Collaborative robots – Cobots and the changing nature of work

Ubuntu is available in Cloud Server Linux. Contact us to find out our latest offers!   This is a guest blog by Jamie Branch, Corrosion Engineer at Apellix.  Collaborative robots, or cobots, work side by side with humans to enhance human worker’s ability to perform their job safer, with less Continue Reading