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Cloudyn Launches Free Tool For Making Sense of Amazon EC2 Reserved Instance Costs

Today cloud cost management company Cloudyn announced a new free service for calculating costs of Amazon EC2 Reserved Instances. Reserved Instances are sort of like cloud instances that you pay a retainer for: you pay an upfront fee, and can then pay a discounted rate if/when you use them. Amazon offers Reserved Instances at different rates depending on term of commitment — either one, two or three years. Cloudyn’s Reserved Instance Calculator will use predictions based on usage patterns to recommend optimal purchases. 

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Cloud, Circa 2017

Within the next five years, there will be no 'cloud.' Just computing. Some will love it, others will fear it.

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With Ubuntu Server 12.10 OpenStack Users Can Stay on the Cutting Edge

Ubuntu 12.10 promises to make life much better for companies using both OpenStack and Ubuntu Server with the addition of Canonical’s Ubuntu Cloud Archive.

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Whose Cloud is the Open-Sourciest... Who Cares?

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, the thought police are back. For years, the open source community was torn apart by fractious debates over what "open" meant and who was open enough. 

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Mark Shuttleworth Notes Availability of Ubuntu 12.10 with OpenStack "Folsom"

As is true of Cisco, RedHat, Rackspace and many other companies, Canonical has been steadily marrying its cloud strategy to the open source OpenStack platform. In February of last year, we discussed how Canonical was deepening its relationship with OpenStack, and it has kept doing so. Recently, Canonical released the Cloud Archive for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server, an online software repository from which administrators can download the latest versions of OpenStack, for use with the latest long-term support (LTS) release of Ubuntu. 

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