Shuttleworth: Ubuntu 12.10 available with OpenStack "Folsom" today

Shuttleworth: Ubuntu 12.10 available with OpenStack "Folsom" today

Summary: Noting that Cisco and HP are running CloudStack-enabled Ubuntu Linux on their cloud platforms, Ubuntu and Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth said today at OpenStack Summit that Ubuntu 12.10 with the latest incarnation of OpenStack called 'Folsom" is now available and that the "'Folsom" upgrade path for Ubuntu 12.04 is also ready

TOPICS: Cloud, Linux

Backers of Ubuntu are working hard to ensure that its Linux is the first and best for OpenStack cloud deployments. 

At OpenStack Summit today, Ubuntu and Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth said today the project is shipping Ubuntu 12.10 with the latest version of OpenStack, dubbed 'Folsom," and that a  "Folsom" upgrade path for users of Ubuntu 12.04 is also in place.

Ubuntu 12.10, code named "Quantal Quetzal," was officially slated for availability on October 18. Close enough. The "Folsom" version of OpenStack was released late last month. 

Although a total of four Ubuntu releases have incorporated OpenStack, this is the first Ubuntu release that incorporates the new 'Quantum" networking features of "Folsom" as well as multi-cluster support to allow customers to support thousands of nodes on a cloud. 

Ubuntu claims that customers ranging from Cap Gemini to Accenture are running OpenStack enabled Ubuntu distributions in production mode today. 

Shuttleworth did a live upgrade from the former incarnation of openStack, dubbed "Essex," to "Folsom" using Canonical's Landscape management platfom is fewer than three minutes. "The upgrade is good," and the upgrade to "Folsom" is quick," Shuttleworth said.

Shuttleworth said version 12.10 features expanded metal-as-a-service capabilities that support multiple clusters but noted that there are limitations and that bottlenecks will be encountered in the initial runs of the distribution. 



Topics: Cloud, Linux

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  • Ubuntu 12.10 available with OpenStack "Folsom"

    Kudos to the Ubuntu Team.
  • They're pretty quick with these things

    Good job, Ubuntu Team.
    Michael Alan Goff
  • Planning to upgrade soon...

    But I'll wait for a week or so, when servers aren't so busy.

    I've been using Ubuntu for more than six years now. It's getting better and better.
  • Does IT get named after ideas on social media or vice versa?

    Recently on World Cafe we had to come up with names for a new thread. Someone mentioned Ubuntu and I mentioned Cisco - it is funny to see the words together here in this thread. How does all this go with copywrite or are all organisations working together in collaboration these days? Is each using each other to advertise without paying for advertising? It is really intricate once you start to look at it.
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