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Dec 1, 2021   |  By Omar Ali Amin
Technology is one of the main success factors for any organisation. A few decades ago, when technology (and life) were not as fast-paced as today, IT was more about keeping the lights on and maintaining business as usual operations. Today, the game has massively changed. On the roads that are ever-changing, innovation is what keeps the wheel spinning. If you think that the world is doing enough innovation today, then it would be very interesting to check the recent Growth & Innovation McKinsey report.
Nov 30, 2021   |  By Fouaz Bouguerra
In one of our preceding blogs, we spoke about Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and the key drivers behind it. Virtualisation is one of the fundamental aspects that characterises SDN, and has influenced the architecture of network switching in the data centre. OVS (Open vSwitch) is a fundamental component of modern and open data centre SDNs, where it aggregates all the virtual machines at the server hypervisor layer.
Nov 30, 2021   |  By Edoardo Barbieri
This is the second part of the two-part blog series covering embedded Linux systems and the challenges brought about by the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. In Part I, we surveyed the embedded ecosystem and the role Linux plays within that space. This blog takes you on the next step in the journey, where we explore the most demanding challenges facing manufacturers of tightly embedded IoT devices.
Nov 29, 2021   |  By Hugo Huang
This tutorial shows you how to set up a Ubuntu Desktop on Google Cloud. If you need a graphic interface to your virtual desktop on the cloud, this tutorial will teach you how to set up a desktop environment just like what you can get on your own computer. We need four steps to set up a machine.
Nov 29, 2021   |  By Canonical
29 November 2021: Canonical, Publisher of Ubuntu, announced today that it has achieved the AWS Graviton Ready designation, part of the Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) Service Ready Program. This designation recognizes that Canonical + Ubuntu Server and Anbox Cloud Appliance has demonstrated successful integration with AWS Graviton Service.
Nov 24, 2021   |  By edoardo-barbieri
“Hello everybody out there using minix – I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. The above is an excerpt from Linus Torvalds’ original announcement of what came to be known worldwide as the Linux operating system (OS), dated August 1991. In hindsight, it is inconceivably modest now that we are in a much better position to appreciate the full revolutionary extent of his post.
Nov 24, 2021   |  By Alex Chalkias
Today, Kubernetes 1.23 release candidate was made available upstream for testing and experimentation. General availability is planned for December 7th, so now is the time to report back any issues or bugs. Developers, DevOps and open source software enthusiasts can try out the latest features using MicroK8s. MicroK8s is a lightweight, CNCF-certified Kubernetes distribution with a streamlined UX.
Nov 23, 2021   |  By Michele Mancioppi
In the past few years, the word “observability” has steadily gained traction in the discussions around monitoring, DevOps, and, especially, cloud-native computing. However, there is significant confusion about the overlap or difference between observability and monitoring.
Nov 23, 2021   |  By Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos
Ubuntu is the platform of choice for deploying and running workloads on public clouds. No other operating system gives you better performance and consistency of experience across public clouds, including Amazon, Azure, Google, IBM and Oracle. There is a reason behind this exceptional experience. By design, Ubuntu images in public clouds include an optimized Linux kernel for each cloud, giving you the best performance and functionality across all instance types and services.
Nov 22, 2021   |  By Massimiliano Gori
This is the second blog post (part 1 available here) where we look at the history of open source identity management. This post focuses on Oauth and OpenID, the protocols currently used in modern applications and services. This post does not cover the technical details of the open source identity management standards, which are explained very well in this Okta blog post. Rather, it explains the origins of Oauth and OpenID, and provides insights on the context that led to their creation.
Dec 1, 2021   |  By Canonical
In the past decade, open-source and open standards have reshaped the world of technology and produced long-lasting results. With the open Instruction Set Architecture, the RISC-V consortium has extended open-source to the world of processor architecture. At Canonical, we believe in the power of open source to transform the world – that’s why we are committed to porting Ubuntu to RISC-V, combining the best open-source architecture with the best open-source operating system. Our mission? Further facilitating the adoption of novel computing architectures.
Dec 1, 2021   |  By Canonical
In this video tutorial, you will go hands-on and build your own simulated bare metal Kubernetes cluster using just a single computer 💻 with Anton Smith, product manager for MAAS. Along the way, you’ll get to use and learn about some Linux networking, MAAS, LXD, Ceph, Juju and Kubernetes, and at the end deploy an application to your new K8s cluster ✨.
Nov 23, 2021   |  By Canonical

Find out what's new in the world of robotics with Canonical's roundup of exciting industry stories from the month of October!
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Nov 18, 2021   |  By Canonical
Find out what's new in the world of robotics with Canonical's roundup of exciting industry stories from the month of October!
Nov 18, 2021   |  By Canonical
ROS has been powering the future of robotics in academia, industry and enterprise for more than 10 years, from robotics arms, to automotive, drones, and more. But do you know that ROS started with Ubuntu? In this video, we explain how Canonical's tools optimized for ROS and robotics devices can empower your next project.
Oct 26, 2021   |  By Canonical
Kubernetes and Operators have stormed the IT industry, but the enterprise landscape is still a mix of bare metal, virtual machines and Kubernetes, on-prem and on public clouds, all running different workloads. How can we manage the lifecycle of all those applications across all these environments, whithout having to learn new tools and frameworks as the industry is already moving to serverless? In this fast-flowing demo we will show you how the Charmed Operator Framework brings a unified approach for application management across clouds and infrastructure generations.
Oct 21, 2021   |  By Canonical
This session explores how charmed operators help streamline the deployment and Day-2 ops of Legend platform. Goldman Sachs had open sourced its internally developed Legend data management platform into FINOS. Legend is an end-to-end data platform that handles the full data lifecycle used across pricing, risk and reporting business function for FS organisations. It allows companies to build data-driven applications and insightful business intelligence dashboards.
Apr 1, 2020   |  By Canonical
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 spanning infrastructure, operations, resources, modelling and compliance and security, while constantly innovating, many organizations are left unsure how to capture their data and get started on delivering AI technologies and methodologies.
Apr 1, 2020   |  By Canonical
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 platforms. This reality places a major strain on IoT players who need to contend with varying cycles and priorities in the development stack, limiting their flexibility to innovate and introduce changes into their products, both on the hardware and software sides.
Mar 1, 2020   |  By Canonical
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 your application stack, you should be able to use that operating system as an abstraction layer between different clouds.
Mar 1, 2020   |  By Canonical
Container technology has brought about a step-change in virtualisation technology. Organisations implementing containers see considerable opportunities to improve agility, efficiency, speed, and manageability within their IT environments. Containers promise to improve datacenter efficiency and performance without having to make additional investments in hardware or infrastructure. Traditional hypervisors provide the most common form of virtualisation, and virtual machines running on such hypervisors are pervasive in nearly every datacenter.
Feb 1, 2020   |  By Canonical
Big Software, IoT and Big Data are changing how organisations are architecting, deploying, and managing their infrastructure. Traditional models are being challenged and replaced by software solutions that are deployed across many environments and many servers. However, no matter what infrastructure you have, there are bare metal servers under it, somewhere.

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We develop Ubuntu, the world’s most popular enterprise Linux from cloud to edge, together with a passionate global community of 200,000 contributors. Ubuntu means 'humanity to others'​. We chose it because it embodies the generosity at the heart of open source, the new normal for platforms and innovation.

Together with a community of 200,000, we publish an operating system that runs from the tiny connected devices up to the world's biggest mainframes, the platform that everybody uses on the public cloud, and the workstation experience of the world's most productive developers.


  • Ubuntu: The new standard secure enterprise Linux for servers, desktops, cloud, developers and things.
  • Landscape: Updates, package management, repositories, security, and regulatory compliance for Ubuntu.
  • MAAS: Dynamic server provisioning and IPAM gives you on-demand bare metal, a physical cloud.
  • LXD: The pure-container hypervisor. Run legacy apps in secure containers for speed and density.
  • Juju: Model-driven cloud-native apps on public and private infrastructure and CAAS.
  • Snapcraft: The app store with secure packages and ultra-reliable updates for multiple Linux distros.

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