Canonical has a new spin on its OpenStack plans. The company is rolling out BootStack, which is a managed service offering currently in private beta testing. Through BootStack, Canonical wants to help customers build, support and manage OpenStack-centric clouds for a fee of $15 per server per day.
BootStack will be available in two forms, and for the hosted version, IBM's SoftLayer cloud division is partnering with Canonical. Notably, IBM SoftLayer already has an OpenStack-as-a-Service partnership with Mirantis.