This week was filled with soundbytes and announcements from OpenStack Summit in Atlanta, but there wasn't a whole lot of coverage of Canonical's announcements regarding OpenStack on Linux, OpenStack training, compatibility testing and more. Mark Shuttleworth gave a keyote speech at the summit and noted that Canonical is adding private cloud hosting to its business model. Through a new private cloud offering called Your Cloud, for $15 per day per host, "Ubuntu offers all the software infrastructure, tools, and services you need to have your own cloud at your fingertips." The offering includes 24/7 support from OpenStack experts.
As noted on ZDNet:
"Canonical will build and operate your cloud. You can host it on the hardware of your choice in either your own datacenter or through your service provider. There are no up-front costs....Based on the reactions at OpenStack Summit floor, Canonical will have no problem finding customers for this new service."
Additionally, Canonical is offering Ubuntu OpenStack training through a program called Jumpstart, and Canonical staff will provide hardware (an Orange Box cluster delivered to a customer's premises for two weeks of use) and consulting services.