Ubuntu cloud is an online platform that is designed to allow users to create their own private or public cloud infrastructure. Ubuntu cloud users can select the services they wish to provide to their users as well as use the public cloud when more processing power is needed. The Ubuntu cloud is accessible through the Ubuntu operating system, specifically as an extension of the Ubuntu Server Edition.

USE UBUNTU IN PUBLIC CLOUDS

Ubuntu cloud allows a user to designate node servers using a controller computer. When the number of services being accessed on the cloud exceeds the capacity of the nodes, the excess can be passed off to the public cloud. The Ubuntu cloud is intended to reduce the costs of implementing a private cloud while still maintaining compatibility with the public cloud.

Shuttleworth stated that private cloud vendors have no choice but to meet the prices of public clouds such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). Because in the end, "For private clouds to thrive they must be economically competitive with public cloud."

That means, Shuttleworth said, "Canonical will be offering pricing plans based on the virtual machine hour. If you bring the hardware, we bring the hands at 3 cents per hour. If you use a fully managed BootStack Ubuntu cloud, we'll support and manage your OpenStack cloud for just $15 per server per day, plus hardware and hosting. Then, when you're ready, we'll train your team and smoothly hand over operational control."

As for software-defined storage, Ubuntu Advantage Storage enables enterprises to deploy their storage services on commodity hardware clusters and route support calls to specialist providers, with Canonical as Level 1 support service.

Ubuntu Linux is already the most popular cloud operating system on Amazon Web Services Inc.’s cloud, but Canonical Ltd., the company that develops it, is hoping to extend its dominance by offering “premium” Ubuntu Pro Linux images to AWS users.

The new Ubuntu Pro images are supported on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and cover the three most recent long-term releases, including Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Further, they enable enterprises to purchase longer updates and security maintenance, as well as broader security coverage, with no contract needed.

“The new Ubuntu Pro images will deliver a further optimized experience to our customers, providing additional security and performance to their Ubuntu instances,” Deepak Singh, AWS’s vice president of Compute Services, said in a statement. “Available directly through AWS Marketplace, Ubuntu Pro can be purchased, deployed and launched on AWS in a seamless and effortless manner, removing the need for additional provisioning or procurement processes.”

HP has announced it will run its upcoming public cloud offerings on the Ubuntu operating system (OS).

The open source OS from Canonical will be the "lead host and guest operating system" for HP's recently announced public cloud services HP Cloud Compute and HP Cloud Object Storage which are still being trialled as private betas.

The two firms said they had been working closely together throughout the development, with the aim of making "the most secure, scalable, business-class cloud [for] companies of all sizes."

Although Ubuntu is seen as the natural choice for OpenStack-based clouds, like the HP Public Cloud, Canonical still saw the deal as a big win and massive corporate endorsement.

"Ubuntu is the reference OS for OpenStack but like in any other open source project we need to earn our keep on a daily basis and having HP select us is a great endorsement of Ubuntu as a Cloud OS," read the company's blog.

Businesses imply lots of data and that makes the problem of handling and managing it harder. Traditionally, the industry has been using RDBMS systems over the decades now, but with the advent of Big Data in the 21st century, NoSQL (Not only SQL) databases came into the picture for large scale unstructured and semi-structured data.

In this post, I am going to set up a MongoDB cluster.

MongoDB is a free and open-source NoSQL document database, which is widely used due to the high level of scalability and flexibility that it provides.

To roll out MongoDB in production, it is advisable to use Replica Sets. Replica sets are MongoDB’s equivalent of a Master/Slave setup in the relational world, but in contrast, they are very painless to set up, as everything is built-in. For more on Replica Sets, check out TutorialsPoint’s definition on the process of replication.

. This role is all about defining the experience for Ubuntu users on AWS, Azure, Google, Oracle, and IBM clouds:

  • How we evolve to keep pace with the changing cloud landscape.
  • Canonicals’ Ubuntu is the number one platform for public cloud operations. We work closely with all major public cloud providers to optimise and integrate Ubuntu on their cloud infrastructure. Simplifying and enhancing the user experience of multi-cloud compute is our mission. This role requires an analytical storyteller with a strong sense of message. We prefer graduate professionals with software engineering management experience who want to become business executives and entrepreneurs, to define product strategy and drive
  • Every two years, Ubuntu Server is released in a Long Term Support (LTS) format. What does this mean? LTS provides users with updates from official repositories for five years after a release date (the latest is version 14.04, released in April). This is very important because it gives users peace of mind that they will be protected if any kind of vulnerability is discovered in current or upcoming software versions.

Anyone who is familiar with this Debian-based distribution has heard of Juju or Metal as a Service (MAAS). Juju is an orchestrator that helps you manage and maintain your environments. It works for OpenStack deployments as well as apps, services and scalabilty in general. MAAS is another tool that brings the cloud computing world to bare metal servers and makes it easy to scale physical machines—as easy as asking MAAS to deploy another instance of a cluster with certain hardware specs.

Linux® has become the de facto standard for highly available, reliable, and critical workloads in datacenters and cloud computing environments. It supports multiple use cases, target systems, and devices, depending on user needs and workloads. According to the Linux Foundation, nine of the top ten public clouds run on Linux. Every major public cloud provider—including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Alibaba Cloud—offers multiple distributions of Linux in their marketplaces. In fact, nearly 30% of virtual machines (VMs) running on Microsoft Azure are Linux-based.

A 2017 study conducted by Management Insight Technologies and sponsored by Red Hat examined the preferences and characteristics in a Linux operating system (OS) distribution for public clouds. This survey included more than 500 cloud IT decision makers across North America and Europe, within organizations with 500 or more employees and across various industries.

"Enterprise" would be the key word with this offering. If you're running Ubuntu's desktop edition on an old box you've set aside to play shoot'em-up games, this isn't for you. But if you're running Ubuntu Server, whether on-premises, in one or more public clouds, or a combination of both, Ubuntu's got your back.

"Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure is our consolidated single price per node subscription for Canonical customers," Stephan Fabel, Canonical's head of product, told Data Center Knowledge. "It encompasses all of our bitstream services that we provide to our customers, for example the extended security maintenance, kernel live patch, system services or libraries, and more."

This should be especially good news for DevOps and admins using Ubuntu who regularly deploy open source applications. Ubuntu Advantage doesn't just offer support for Canonical-branded products but also for a long list of open source applications that are commonly deployed in data centers.

Use operating system images to create boot disks for your instances. You can use one of the following image types:

  • Public images are provided and maintained by Google, open source communities, and third-party vendors. By default, all Google Cloud projects have access to these images and can use them to create instances.
  • Custom images are available only to your Cloud project. You can create a custom image from boot disks and other images. Then, use the custom image to create an instance.

You can use most public images at no additional cost, but there are some premium images that do add additional cost to your instances. Custom images that you import to Compute Engine add no cost to your instances, but do incur an image storage charge while you keep your custom image in your project.

Some images are capable of running containers on Compute Engine.

To view the source image for a VM, see Viewing source image.

Product leadership at Canonical is data-driven and content-centric. Product performance is closely measured and this team participates in regular reviews with company leadership.

You will join a growing team and help shape the message across our suite of products. You will create effective content to engage sophisticated technical and commercial audiences, and work closely with marketing, media, engineering, sales, research, consulting, and training teams. You will also be accountable for product go-to-market execution, marketing collateral, case studies, training, and blog posts. You will be expected to deliver measurable lead-gen and awareness.

Docker is one of the most popular products in organizations these days. It makes the process of managing applications in containers very easy. Docker provides portability, performance, agility, scalability and isolation to the applications, since it uses containers, which are more portable and require less resources than virtual machines.

In this tutorial, you will go through the steps required to set up and use Docker on an Ubuntu server. You will start by installing and configuring Docker on a Cloudsigma server. You will then work with Docker images and containers. Finally, you will also push an image to the Docker repository.

HOW TO INSTALL OWN CLOUD ON AN UBUNTU

  • A sudo user and firewall on your server: You can create a user with sudo privileges and set up a basic firewall by following the Ubuntu 18.04 initial server setup guide.
  • A LAMP stack: ownCloud requires a web server, a database, and PHP to function properly. Setting up a LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) server fulfills all of these requirements. Follow this guide to install and configure this software.
  • An SSL certificate: How you set this up depends on whether or not you have a domain name that resolves to your server.
    • If you do not have a domain… and you are just using this configuration for testing or personal use, you can use a self-signed certificate instead. This provides the same type of encryption, but without the domain validation. Follow the self-signed SSL guide for Apache to get set up.

With this quick start guide and some tools from Canonical, you’ll have a Anbox Cloud running on the cloud of your choice in minutes!

For the quickstart into Anbox Cloud you will need the following things:

  • An Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or 20.04 LTS environment to run the commands (or another operating system which supports snaps - see the snapcraft documentation)
  • Your Ubuntu Advantage token. If you don’t have yours yet, get it from https://ubuntu . com/advantage
  • Account credentials for one of the following public clouds:
    • Amazon Web Services, including AWS-China
    • Google Cloud platform

NOTE: If you don’t meet these requirements, there are additional ways of installing the Anbox Cloud. Please. see the more general Custom installation page for details.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UBUNTU’S SERVER, DESKTOP, AND CLOUD?

A PC (Desktop/Workstation) is primarily designed for human-to-computer interaction. It comes with additional peripheral devices like Keyboard Monitor Mouse and much more. Desktops also support graphical applications that users use for entertainment, editing, development, and much more.

A server, on the other hand, is designed for computer-to-computer interaction. Its primary task is to provide services to users who could be even another computer (nodes) on the network. Unlike a Desktop where we have additional peripheral devices, a server has only one interface access to the outside – the network interface. Most servers are controlled and managed remotely over a network using tools like Putty. Also, unlike Desktops, which change regularly as new trends come into the market, a server is designed to be reliable under high load for an extended period.

After Ubuntu 12.04, both Server and Desktop variants use the same kernel. Previously, Desktop and Server used different kernels. Because both Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server employ the same kernel, you can add any packages to either variant. This means that while default installation varies, you can customize your Ubuntu flavor accordingly.

Applications

Additionally, Ubuntu Desktop contains applications suited to general use: there's an office productivity suite, multimedia software, and web browser.

However, Ubuntu Server also includes standard packages. These focus on server requirements. Accordingly, Ubuntu Server can run as an email server, file server, web server, and samba server. Specific packages include Bind9 and Apache2. Whereas Ubuntu desktop applications are focused for use on the host machine, Ubuntu Server packages concentrate on allowing connectivity with clients as well as security.

Installation

Because Ubuntu Server lacks a GUI, installation differs from that of Ubuntu Desktop. Installing Ubuntu Desktop is essentially like any other software install. But Ubuntu Server uses a process-driven menu instead.

  1. Docker users love Ubuntu – As of January 2016, over 37.5 million Docker users launched an Ubuntu container, which include multiple versions ranging from the most popular 14.04 trusty to the recent 16.04 xenial build. Ubuntu is the base image for a number of Docker images.
  2. Ubuntu is the most preferred Vagrant BoxVagrant, the popular, open source DevOps tool makes it a breeze to configure dev and test environments. In December 2015, Ubuntu crossed 10 million download mark on Vagrant.
  3. In 2015, over 2 million Ubuntu instances were launched in the cloud – Based on their statistics, Canonical claims that 67,000 new Ubuntu cloud instances are launched every day! That’s by far the largest number that any OS vendor can dream! Ubuntu dominates the LAMP deployments in the cloud.
  4. 51% of OpenStack deployments are powered by Ubuntu – The OpenStack Foundation conducts an annual survey to get a snapshot of the adoption of OpenStack.

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