September 19, 2014
Canonical Partners with AMD for Ubuntu OpenStack Cloud Server

Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor behind the open-source Ubuntu Linux distribution is ramping up its OpenStack efforts thanks to a new server solution from AMD.

The AMD SeaMicro SM15000 server platform is now being bundled with the Ubuntu 14.04 server edition to enable rapid OpenStack cloud deployments. OpenStack - Rounded Ubuntu 14.04 is a Long Term Support (LTS) release that first debuted in April of this year.

To read the original ServerWatch article, click here.

September 19, 2014
AMD, Canonical Unveil Bundled OpenStack Cloud Solution

Advanced Micro Devices is partnering with Canonical on an integrated solution that is designed to make it easier for organizations to deploy a private cloud environment based on the OpenStack orchestration technology.

The two companies on Sept. 16 announced the out-of-the-box OpenStack cloud offering, which pairs AMD's dense, low-power SeaMicro SM15000 microserver with Canonical's Ubuntu Linux operating system—LTS 14.04—and OpenStack, the open-source software stack aimed at enabling businesses to build private clouds.

To read the original eWEEK article, click here.

September 19, 2014
AMD and Canonical partner for ultra-dense OpenStack servers

Canonical, the maker of Ubuntu Linux and adopted home of the OpenStack open source IaaS project, has announced a deal with AMD to offer a rack-mounted OpenStack deployment for companies to offer an internal private cloud.

The deal involves preloading the OpenStack software on AMD's SeaMicro SM15000 server, a 10U rack-based ultra-dense fabric server that comes with 512 CPU cores, 5PB of storage, 1.28TB of high-performance interconnecting fabric and 160 Gnits of I/O networking. The OS is Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and OpenStack, along with Canonical's Metal-as-a-Service (MaaS) and Juju DevOps program.

To read the original IT WORLD article, click here.

September 19, 2014

Chip maker AMD and Ubuntu Linux producer Canonical have collaborated to make OpenStack private cloud installations easier to achieve. The two firms have created OpenStack Private Cloud in a Box, which uses AMD-based SeaMicro SM15000 servers, runs Ubuntu LTS 14.04 software and conforms to Openstack.

The system is designed to automate configuration tasks, simplify management and provides a graphical user interface to make the rollout out of new services faster. The scalability of the system, according to AMD, means it will be ideal for hyperscale cloud and data center set-ups.

To read the original Datacenter Dynamics article, click here.

September 19, 2014
AMD and Canonical have teamed up to release ready-to-deploy Cloud in a Box solution using OpenStack and SeaMicro SM15000 Server

One of the major successes by HP with its blade systems was marketing it as a data centre in a box. That approach was later taken up by other blade system vendor but not before HP had grabbed a significant share of the market. AMD and Canonical are now hoping to repeat that success for those customers looking for a private cloud solution that they can just drop into their data centre.

This is not the first attempt to do Cloud in a Box. Back in May, at the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, Canonical announced Ubuntu Orange Box, a collection of 10 Intel NUC Microservers using shared storage and a gigabit switch all housed in a single case. The product has had some success but not as much as Canonical would like.

To read the original business-cloud article, click here.