Ubuntu Server Geared for Future Clouds
Posted on: 04/21/2011 08:58 AM

The server edition of Ubuntu 11.04, "Natty Narwhal" gets an updated set of cloud support tools

Ubuntu Server Geared for Future Clouds

From PC World:
This release includes version 2.0.2 of the Eucalyptus cloud software, upgraded from version 1.7 that was used with the last release. The release also includes expanded support for libvirt--a collection of software for managing virtual machines--and KVM (Kernel-based Virtualization), which is Canonical's default virtualization platform.

Canonical also plans to post a version of this server software on Amazon's EC2 (Elastic Cloud Compute) that has been customized for HPC (high-performance computing) duties, which tend to be used by scientific researchers. "We have a lot of Ubuntu users doing this kind of work, so this should be a better starting point," George said.

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