It‚Äôs sort of funny that the press release announcing the new Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS release seems as focused on Ubuntu OpenStack as on Linux per se. It‚Äôs studded with partner testimonials from Cisco, Mellanox, NTT Software, Brocade lauding Ubuntu OpenStack. But then again, that makes sense given that the vendor battlefield has shifted from core operating system to core cloud infrastructure, where Canonical OpenStack has gained traction with Hewlett Packard and other big cloud providers.
Not surprisingly, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth, (pictured above) who bankrolled then nurtured Ubuntu Linux from the cradle, is promoting the Ubuntu Linux/Ubuntu OpenStack tandem as the best foundation of next-gen clouds.
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