HP names Ubuntu top dog for OpenStack cloud

Secure, scalable, “business class”

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Posted in Operating Systems, 7th October 2011 13:41 GMT

Ubuntu has been named “lead host and guest operating system” on Hewlett-Packard’s fledgling OpenStack-based cloud.

Canonical has been working closely with HP during the tech juggernaut’s cloud beta, which opened one month ago, to ensure Ubuntu provides a secure and scalable “business-class” cloud “for companies of all sizes”.

Ubuntu-steward Canonical posted the news online here, which will be delivered in person by Canonical’s chief executive Jane Silber at the OpenStack conference in Boston, Massachusetts later on Friday.

Canonical said the development is important announcement for several reasons. “That OpenStack is seen as the platform of choice for building out the largest Public Clouds, and that Ubuntu has what it takes to power OpenStack clouds as a scalable and hardened host OS and responsive and flexible guest OS,” Canonical said.

Making Ubuntu the number one guest operating system on HP’s cloud is a big bet by the maybe will, maybe won’t PC maker. The company’s cloud is not yet available, but HP’s already promised it’ll suit all companies of all sizes and also all clouds public and private.

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